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Coral reefs bleached to death

What happens if large areas of coral reefs disappear? Can viable coral reefs be transplanted? DEEP researchers Michael Tedengren and Christina Halling were invited to talk about this on the program “Klotet” (The Sphere), Radio Sweden.

Tovetorp surroundings.

DEEP science on over 350 000 Twitter timelines

Scientists around the world active on Twitter received an outburst of tweets from Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Science (DEEP), during a conference last week.

Researchers at DEEP in Chernobyl

What’s going on in Chernobyl?!

Researchers at DEEP have been visiting the still radioactive area around Chernobyl. What is actually happening in this interesting area of pollution and wilderness?

Herbivorous fishes (Acanthuridae, Surgeonfish) swimming by a seagrass bed. Photo credit Angelica Chirico

Predatory fish and their importance

With this post we are starting a series of blog posts about the assistant professors (biträdande lektorer) at DEEP. First up is Johan Eklöf and his work on fish, food chains, and biodiversity in places such as East Africa and the Baltic Sea.

Lab work at DEEP

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Decreased plankton food quality in an acidified ocean

The increased carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere results in an acidification of our oceans. When the sea water becomes more acidic, the ecosystems are affected with changes in plankton community composition and transfer of nutrients in the food chain.

Core sampler

New bottom sampler prompts re-evaluation of the amount of carbon in ocean sea floor sediments

An improved sampling device of marine sediments reveals that previous measurements were uncertain and often directly misleading. The amount of carbon stored in the sea floors now needs to be reassessed, as it is an important entry for predicting the greenhouse effect.

Predators

Predatory fish can reduce eutrophication effects

Management measures that favour predatory fish, for example cod, can decrease eutrophication effects in coastal areas. This is the main conclusion of a new study reviewing over 50 experimental studies in the North Atlantic, being published in the Journal of Applied Ecology.

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