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Seagrass is a key fishing ground

New research demonstrates that seagrass meadows are common fishing grounds around the globe and there is an urgent need to start appreciating and understanding this role to be able to build more sustainable fisheries. A study led by Dr Lina Mtwana Nordlund at Stockholm University, published in the scientific journal Fish & Fisheries, examines the global extent to which these underwater meadows support fishing activity.


Stockholm University announces five new positions in Baltic Sea research

Stockholm University invites applications for three tenure-track Assistant Professor positions and two Postdoctoral positions in Baltic Sea research.

Grey seal eating herring. Photographer: Karl Lundström.

Seals, birds and humans compete for fish in the Baltic Sea

In Sweden and in other parts of Europe there are concerns that seals and birds compete with humans for fish resources. For the Baltic Sea, an international study now shows that this competition is a reality.

Photo: Stefano Bonaglia. Askö

Baltic clams and worms release as much greenhouse gas as 20 000 dairy cows

Worms and clams enhance the release of methane up to eight times more compared to sea bottoms without animals, shows a study by scientists at Stockholm University and Cardiff University.


How hurricanes such as Irma and Maria can devastate the Caribbean marine environment

The focus tends to be on the land when discussing consequences of severe hurricanes. But marine environments can also be badly affected by hurricanes, with potential long-term effects for the surrounding community. DEEP researcher Lina Mtwana Nordlund and co-authors discuss this in an article in “The conversation”.

Kvävefixerande cyanobakterier.

The Land-Sea Interface: a source of high-quality phytoplankton to support secondary production

DEEPs professor Monika Winder just published an article, and here we find out what role brackish water and phytoplankton plays to ensure the provision of high quality food for a growing human population.


Master students with a drive for a healthy ocean

The ocean is facing challenges such as overfishing, acidification and habitat destruction. Meet the students taking the master course Applied Marine Conservation Ecology, wanting to do something about it.

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DEEP researcher Tanja Slotte was awarded an ERC grant

Tanja Slotte was among the seven researchers at Stockholm University that was awarded the prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The grants are between 1, 3 and close to 1, 5 million euro each.

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