• Communicating science through images 2017-08-09 One skill many scientists nowadays lack is how to communicate their science with pictures. PhD student Peter Bruce therefore went on a course to learn how to convey the core messages of his science.
  • Large predatory fish maintain healthy waters 2017-08-09 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.
  • How many calories does a Baltic Sea bay consume every day?! 2017-07-13 Every year Stockholm University’s Marine Biology summer course spends more than a month in the field, studying marine life on both the east and west coast of Sweden. The course has just returned from the island of Askö, 100 km south of Stockholm in the Baltic Sea.
  • Investigating abundance and distribution of species close to the water column. Photo credit: Gustaf Almqvist. Baltic shore-lands are facing climate change 2017-06-09 Climate change is already beginning to transform life on Earth and shore-lands. - A moderate sea level rise of 0.5 meters will decrease the total number of islands in the outer part of Stockholm archipelago with about 25 %, says Alma Strandmark, who is defending her PhD thesis.
  • Kristina Bolinder. Photo competition: Nature images from field work 2017-06-12 As a researcher, you have the opportunity to view nature and see the most spectacular wild life when investigating ecology, environment and plant science.
  • Benny Willman Exchanging ideas for forest management under climate change 2017-06-01 How can forest management and conservation adapt to climate changes? This was discussed by researchers from DEEP on a one-day-excursion together with members from the forest company Sveaskog.
  • Postdoctoral Fellows (3) 2017-05-26
  • Biological Oceanography of the Baltic Sea New book: "Biological Oceanography of the Baltic Sea" 2017-05-31 Students and researchers can now get a comprehensive overview of the Baltic Sea ecosystem in a single book. – Together we have made a concerted effort to produce a book we wished existed when we were students ourselves, says Professor Pauline Snoeijs-Leijonmalm at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (DEEP), editor-in-chief of the book.
  • 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.
  • 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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