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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.

Charlotte Berkström och Nils Kautsky.

Seaweed beds support more juvenile reef fish than seagrass beds

A new study done by DEEP researchers done in south Bahia, Brazil shows the importance of seaweed beds.

Fotograf: Joakim Hansen

The underwater jungles of the sea give clearer water

When you take a swim in the sea this summer and entangle your toes in underwater plants you can stay calm, they are doing good. They contribute to clearer, more swim-friendly, water. The positive effects of underwater plants on water quality is as strong as the negative effect of eutrophication, shows a new study.

Aborre med strömming i munnen. Fotograf: Ul Bergström, SLU

Large predatory fish maintain healthy waters

A new study shows that large predatory fish are important for the functioning of ecosystems and that it is possible to counteract negative effects of eutrophication by strengthening stocks of predatory fish.

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