Prestigious award for studies on effects of climate change on Baltic Sea fauna
BEAM-associated researcher Agnes Karlson has been awarded a grant of 85000 SEK by the King Carl XVI Gustaf 50-year Foundation for Science, Technology and Environment for her work on a important sediment-living amphipod in the Baltic Sea and how it adapts to climate change.
The Foundation supports research, technical development and business ideas that promote a sustainable use of natural resources and conservation of biodiversity.
Agnes Karlson is a postdoc at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES), and is part of the university's strategic research programme Baltic Ecosystem Adaptive Management (BEAM).
- I am, of course, very pleased to have received this grant. It will enable me to carry out an important component of my research, says Agnes Karlsson in an interview with communications officer Stella Papadopoulou at ACES.
Results from this project will potentially help assess the health of the Baltic Sea and contribute to a better and effective management of this important resource.
The award ceremony took place on 7 May at the Royal Palace in central Stockholm.
- See the pictures from the ceremony on May 7th
- Read the whole article at ACES webpage
- Read a popular scientific article about Agnes research (in Swedish)
- Read more about the research project BEAM
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Watch a five-minute video where Agnes Karlsson explains her research within BEAM:
March 14, 2017
Page editor: Nastassja Åstrand Capetillo
Source: Baltic Sea Centre
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