• coral reef Coral reefs bleached to death 2017-03-23 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.
  • Maria Greger. Silicon fertiliser reduces heavy metals in food 2017-03-22 Fertilising with silicon, which is harmless to humans, reduces the level of poisonous arsenic and cadmium in the edible parts of potatoes, carrots, yellow onion and wheat by up to 40 per cent.
  • Decreased plankton food quality in an acidified ocean 2016-07-04 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.
  • New bottom sampler prompts re-evaluation of the amount of carbon in ocean sea floor sediments 2016-06-20 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.
  • Predatory fish can reduce eutrophication effects 2016-04-25 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.
  • Vetenskap & Trädgård – the first episode 2016-04-20 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.
  • Detection of the neurotoxin BMAA in Swedish individuals 2016-04-05 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.
  • BMAA production by West Greenland phytoplankton community 2016-01-26 Master’s thesis project in Plant Physiology
  • Lignin formation in plant vascular system 2015-11-12 Master's thesis project in Molecular Plant Physiology.
  • Plant vascular conduit formation 2015-11-12 Master's thesis project in Molecular Plant Phsyiology.
  • Fucus radicans – the Baltic Sea's newest species 2015-09-28 The brown macroalga Fucus radicans probably only exists in the Baltic Sea. This species, previously believed to be a dwarf form of the bladderwrack Fucus vesiculosus, was described only ten years ago but is nevertheless extremely important to the Baltic Sea ecosystem. A new PhD thesis from Stockholm University presents new knowledge about this macroalga which also has the capacity to reproduce clonally, which is very unusual among species in the wrack family.
  • EMB/DEEP moves to new premises 2015-06-12 The Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (EMB/DEEP) was formed after merger of the Department of Botany and Department of Systems Ecology. Now the department’s new premises are completed and moving in starts June 15 and will continue through the summmer 2015. The premises are adjacent to the Arrhenius laboratory and are called NPQ.
  • Global experiment shows that high biodiversity gives healthy seagrass beds 2015-05-21 Loss of algal-feeding invertebrates have surprisingly large effects on health of valuable seagrass meadows. These are the new results from a set of coordinated experiments that have taken place over the Northern hemisphere, in which the researchers Johan Eklöf and Serena Donadi, both at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, have participated.
  • PhD students awarded at international seagrass conference 2014-12-18 Two PhD students from the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University, received student oral presentation awards at the 11th International Seagrass Biology Workshop, which was held in Sanya, China, in November.
  • Cyanobacterial summer blooms progressively earlier in the Baltic Sea 2014-07-08 The cyanobacterial summer bloom in the Baltic is now almost three weeks earlier than 35 years ago, according to a study published in Biogeosciences. The blooms had been predicted to become earlier in the future, as a result of climate change, but now it appears that the future is already here.
  • Plantago lanceolata Many connections are not always bad for health 2014-06-24 Ayco Tack is one of the authors of a paper recently published in the Science journal. The paper describes an extensive study of over 4000 plant populations infected by a pathogenic fungus. The unexpected result contradicts what is predicted from classical ecological theory.
  • Interactions with mutualists and antagonists drive adaptive differentiation in a perennial herb 2013-11-08 New publication in PNAS.
  • MSc degree project in Costa Rica 2017-03-02
  • We have become a new department: The Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences 2017-03-27 Since January 1, 2013, we are a new department after merger of the Department of Botany and Department of Systems Ecology. Our new name is the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och botanik).
  • Baltic Sea Weed Blog 2013-02-25 Are you interested in reading about exciting sea weed research at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences? Now the English version of the sea weed blog (Tångbloggen) is available.


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