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Sofia Wikström

Sofia Wikström

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Telephone 08-16 17 91
Email sofia.wikstrom@su.se
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 20 F, plan 5
Postal address Stockholms universitets Östersjöcentrum 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am a marine ecologist working with different aspects of management and protection of species and habitats in the Baltic Sea in the Baltic Eye project.

Research

My research interest include:
- Effects of anthropogenic pressures (including eutrophication, boating and physical disturbance) on benthic habitats

- Mapping and monitoring of benthic species and habitats

- Biological invasions in aquatic ecosystems

- Seaweed and seagrass ecology

Current projects

Coastal exploitation and marine habitats
Investigating how human activities affect marine habitats in the coastal environment, what type of habitats that are most affected and efficiency of current protection of underwater habitats. Read more

Selected scientific publications

Enge S., J. Sagerman, S.A. Wikström and H. Pavia (in press): A review of herbivore effects on seaweed invasions. Oceanography and Marine Biology: and Annual Review.

Tano S.A., M. Eggertsen, S.A. Wikström, C. Berkström, A. Buriyo and C. Halling 2017: Tropical seaweed beds as important habitats for juvenile fish. Marine and Freshwater Research (published online).

Tano S.A., M. Eggertsen, S.A. Wikström, C. Berkström, A. Buriyo and C. Halling 2016: Tropical seaweed beds are important habitats for mobile invertebrate epifauna. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 183: 1-12.

Wikström S.A., J. Carstensen, M. Blomqvist and D. Krause-Jensen 2016: Cover of coastal vegetation as an indicator of eutrophication along environmental gradients. Marine Biology 163: 257.

Tano S.A., C. Halling, E. Lind, A. Buriyo, S.A. Wikström 2015: Extensive spread of farmed seaweeds causes a shift from native to non-native haplotypes in natural seaweed beds. Marine Biology 162: 1983–1992.

Sagerman J., S. Enge, H. Pavia and S.A. Wikström 2015: Low feeding preference of native herbivores for the successful non-native seaweed Heterosiphonia japonica. Marine Biology 162: 2471–2479.

Sagerman, J., S. Enge, H. Pavia and S.A. Wikström 2014: Divergent ecological strategies determine different impacts on community production by two successful non-native seaweeds. Oecologia 175: 937–946.

Halling C., S.A. Wikström, G. Lilliesköld-Sjöö, E. Mörk, E. Lundsør, & G.C. Zuccarello 2013: Introduction of Asian strains and low genetic variation in farmed seaweeds: indications for new management practices. Journal of Applied Phycology 25: 89-95.

Nyström Sandman A, S.A. Wikström, M. Blomqvist, H. Kautsky & M. Isaeus 2013: Scale-dependent influence of environmental variables on species distribution: a case study on five coastal benthic species in the Baltic Sea. Ecography 36: 354-363.

Tulldahl H.M, Philipson P., Kautsky H. & S.A. Wikström 2013: Sea floor classification with satellite data and airborne lidar bathymetry. In: Ocean Sensing and Monitoring V, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8724.

Hansen, J.P., S.A. Wikström & L. Kautsky 2012: Taxon composition and food-web linkages in a morphometric gradient of Baltic Sea land-uplift bays. Boreal Environment Research 17: 1-20.

Tulldahl H.M. & S.A. Wikström 2012: Classification of aquatic macrovegetation and substrates with airborne lidar. Remote Sensing of Environment, 121: 347-357.

Wikström S.A. & H. Hillebrand 2012: Invasion by mobile aquatic consumers enhances secondary production and increases top-down control of lower trophic levels. Oecologia 168: 175-186.

Hansen, J.P., S.A. Wikström, H. Axemar & L. Kautsky 2011: Distribution differences and active habitat choices of invertebrates between macrophytes of different morphological complexity. Aquatic Ecology 45: 11-22.

Wahl, M., V. Jormalainen, B.K. Eriksson, J.A. Coyer, M. Molis, H. Schubert, M. Dethier, A. Ehlers, R. Karez, I. Kruse, M. Lenz, G. Pearson, S. Rohde, S.A. Wikström & J.L. Olsen 2011: Stress Ecology in Fucus: Abiotic, Biotic and Genetic Interactions. Advances in Marine Biology 59: 37-105.

Forslund, H., S.A. Wikström & H. Pavia 2010: Higher resistance to herbivory in introduced compared to native populations of a seaweed. Oecologia 164: 833–840.

Hansen, J.P., J. Sagerman & S.A. Wikström 2010: Effects of macrophyte morphology and drifting algae on small scale distributions of invertebrates. Marine Biology 157: 2143–2155.

Hansen, J.P., S.A. Wikström & L. Kautsky 2008: Effects of water exchange and vegetation on the macroinvertebrate fauna composition of shallow land-uplift bays in the Baltic Sea. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 77: 535-547.

Jormalainen, V., S.A. Wikström & T. Honkanen 2008: Fouling mediates grazing - intertwining of resistances to multiple enemies in the brown alga Fucus vesiculosus. Oecologia 155: 559-569.

Wikström, S.A. & L. Kautsky 2007: Structure and diversity of invertebrate communities in the presence and absence of canopy-forming Fucus vesiculosus in the Baltic Sea. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 72: 168-176.

Popular science publications

Wikström, S.A. 2016: Livsmiljöer i havet måste skyddas. Havsutsikt 1|2016: 17-19.

Wikström, S.A. M. Tulldahl & J. Berglund 2011: Lasermätning av havsbottnar – ett redskap för kustzonsplanering. Kart & Bildteknik 2011: 10-13.

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Last updated: May 16, 2017

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