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Linda Eggertsen

Where is a good place for baby parrot fish to flourish?

Where is a good place for baby parrot fish to flourish – corals or seaweed banks? To find out, our DEEP scientists went snorkeling in Rio do Fogo reef in northeast Brazil with collaborators.

Kallt mikroklimat. Caroline Greiser

Hiding from a warmer climate in the forest

Global warming threatens forest plants adapted to cooler temperatures. An international team of scientists from the universities of Stockholm, Avignon and Helsinki have unravelled where these species could survive in locally colder spots in the forests. The findings can help to understand the effect of climate change on forest biodiversity and what we can do to protect it.

City Hall 2017

Professors with a drive to explore and problem solve

Meet three women in science and find out how they succeeded to obtain the ultimate title in science: professor.

Bejamin Jones

Seagrass is a key fishing ground

New research demonstrates that seagrass meadows are common fishing grounds around the globe and there is an urgent need to start appreciating and understanding this role to be able to build more sustainable fisheries. A study led by Dr Lina Mtwana Nordlund at Stockholm University, published in the scientific journal Fish & Fisheries, examines the global extent to which these underwater meadows support fishing activity.

Photo: Stefano Bonaglia. Askö

Baltic clams and worms release as much greenhouse gas as 20 000 dairy cows

Worms and clams enhance the release of methane up to eight times more compared to sea bottoms without animals, shows a study by scientists at Stockholm University and Cardiff University.


How hurricanes such as Irma and Maria can devastate the Caribbean marine environment

The focus tends to be on the land when discussing consequences of severe hurricanes. But marine environments can also be badly affected by hurricanes, with potential long-term effects for the surrounding community. DEEP researcher Lina Mtwana Nordlund and co-authors discuss this in an article in “The conversation”.


Master students with a drive for a healthy ocean

The ocean is facing challenges such as overfishing, acidification and habitat destruction. Meet the students taking the master course Applied Marine Conservation Ecology, wanting to do something about it.

Lab work at DEEP

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