Publications

Publications

All the publications the Department produces are registered in DiVA, which is a scientific archive. You can find some categories of publications in the left column, or you can search directly in DiVA.

Mesocosm

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.

Analysis machine

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.

Bild på typisk barrskog

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.

Kristineberg

Global experiment shows that high biodiversity gives healthy seagrass beds

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.

Tropical fish

Highlighted student paper of the week #5

Congratulations to Jens Munk Nielsen and co-authors for the exciting and important publication in the Journal Oecologia entitled “Meta-analysis of amino acid stable nitrogen isotope ratios for estimating trophic position in marine organisms”.

Ephedra

Plant pollination synchronized with full moon

A previously unknown correlation between plant pollination and the full moon has recently been discovered. Researchers at Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences present their research results in the international journal Biology Letters.

Student paper of the week #4

Highlighted student paper of the week #4

Seagrass beds and coral reefs in the Western Indian Ocean region are becoming degraded and one reason seems to be overgrazing by increasing numbers of sea urchins. Why are there so many sea urchins? Could one explanation be the overfishing of their predators, such as triggerfish, emperor fish and wrasses? Sigi Wallner-Hahn set out to investigate and to see if anything could be done…

Highlighted student paper of the week

Highlighted student paper of the week #3

This week we congratulate Anna-Lea (Anni) Golz and her co-authors for a new and exciting publication in the Journal of Plankton Research.

Highlighted student paper of the week #2

Highlighted student paper of the week #2

Coastal zones often have a high productivity and are important both as areas for production of valuable food resources and as recreational areas. However, costal zones are also strongly influenced by humans, for example through euthrophication.

Student paper of the week #1

Highlighted student paper of the week #1

Congratulations to Lina M Rasmusson for her newly published paper in the scientific journal Botanica Marina, in which she reveals new exciting details on the elusive light condition respiration in marine plants.

Cyanobacterial bloom

Cyanobacterial summer blooms progressively earlier in the Baltic Sea

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

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.

Borderea pyrenaica

Age ain’t nothing but a number

Species across the tree of life exhibit unexpected patterns of mortality and reproduction as they age, according to research recently published in Nature.

The Nodularia genome sequenced

The genetic make-up of one of the most important organisms in the Baltic Sea, the cyanobacterium Nodularia, has now been revealed through genome sequencing within a European collaboration, including researchers at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences. The data are published in PLoS ONE.

New publication in the journal PNAS

Consumers mediate the effects of experimental ocean acidification and warming on primary producers.

The mechanisms causing extinction debts

A new paper in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

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