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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.

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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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Vetenskap & Trädgård – the first episode

In the new film series Vetenskap & Trädgård, you can learn more about horticulture and plant biology. In these short films, you can follow the scientists at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences talking about current research, helping you understand how plants work.

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Detection of the neurotoxin BMAA in Swedish individuals

BMAA can be produced by cyanobacteria and was earlier detected in fish and several other organisms in the Baltic Sea. The toxin is now also found in the central nervous system in three out of 25 examined individuals in Sweden.

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The source of nitrogen in the boreal forests now identified

Researchers have now discovered which organism that contribute the most to the nitrogen cycle in Sweden’s largest biotope - the boreal forests.

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