Ecosystem functioning

BEAM

Ecosystem functioning

Cyanobacterial blooms, zooplankton production and feeding, sedimentation, and benthic nutrient fluxes are key processes in Baltic Sea ecosystem function and management. This research investigates their dynamics, ecosystem consequences and regulatory mechanisms.

Publications

2014

2013

2012

2011

sediment traps, baltic sea

New estimates of the Baltic Sea biological pump

Blooms of phytoplankton in the Baltic Sea leads to sedimentation of organic material. This cycling of carbon, nutrients and pollutants have huge impact on the overall Baltic system. Researchers at Stockholm University are now investigating the extent of this vertical flux in order to improve Baltic Sea models and help the marine management.