CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

Erik Lilleskov

Erik Lilleskov studies how communities of soil organisms and the ecosystems they inhabit influence each other, and how these interactions are affected by human-induced changes such as air pollution or invasive species. In his research he is trying to understand how communities of symbiotic, tree-root associated fungi, called mycorrhizal fungi, are altered by changing atmospheric chemistry, in particular increased nitrogen deposition, ozone, and carbon dioxide. He is especially interested in whether changing communities of mycorrhizal fungi buffer or

increase the effects of environmental change. In addition, Erik is studying the effect of invasive soil organisms on forest ecosystems. His another recent area of focus is understanding how humans affect peatland ecosystems around the world. Peatlands store vast quantities of carbon and continue to be sinks for carbon under most conditions.