Swedish Phytogeographical Society

Welcome to the Swedish Phytogeographical Society

The Swedish Phytogeographical Society (Societas Phytogeographica Suecana) promotes and disseminates research and outreach activities in plant ecology and plant geography.  Through the funding of scholarships, the publication and dissemination of scientific books and articles (including a monograph series, Acta Phytogeographica Suecica), and the organization of seminars and excursions, the Society actively stimulates research in plant geography and plant ecology within and outside Sweden.  

The society was founded in 1923 as the Swedish Plant Sociological Society but was reconstructed under its present name in 1926. From the beginning its base has been at the Department of Ecological Botany at Uppsala University, but the society welcomes members from all over Sweden and internationally.

The Society includes members from all over the world and everyone is welcome to join.

The membership is free; being a member has several advantages

- You can receive scholarships to fund your research in Botany or Anthropology

- You can take part in our botanical excursions at a reduced price

- You will be always updated about our activities

To become a member of the Society please fill in this form


The SVS 100 Year Jubilee was a huge success!

On 9 November 2023, had a full day of activities to celebrate 100 years of the SVS.  See the final program here!

In memoriam: Erik Sjögren (5 October 1933 – 3 August 2022)

Erik Sjögren has passed away. He was the chairman of our Society from 1981 to 1999 and edited our monograph series Acta Phytogeographica Suecica from 1978 to 2003. He was an honorary member of the Society.

Excursion to Engsö

The society had a wonderful excursion to Engsö in partnership with Upplands Botaniska Förening and Engsö hembygdsförening.  Thanks to Anders Hasselrot, Ingvar Sundh, and Flor Rhebergen for coordinating!  See photos here.

In memoriam: Eddy van der Maarel (23 February 1934 – 4 April 2021)

Eddy van der Maarel has passed away at the age of 87. He held the chair in ecological botany at Uppsala university in 1981–1998. He was a member of the Society board during his time in Uppsala and an honorary member of the Society. Click here to read more about Eddy and see a list of his publications.