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Peter Bruce

How to deal with the Baltic Sea's contamination

The Baltic Sea is contaminated. Now we have to find the best way to deal with the contamination to minimize the effects for us and the environment. At DEEP, PhD student Peter Bruce is investigating how well the Swedish management of contaminated sediments fulfills our goals for sustainability.

Photo: Maria Johansson

Climate change mitigation project threatens local ecosystem resilience in Ethiopia

To increase forest cover in the Global South in order to mitigate climate change does not always have positive effects. It can also threaten biodiversity and the survival of unique alpine plants.

Maria Greger

Moss capable of removing arsenic from drinking water discovered

A moss capable of removing arsenic from contaminated water has been discovered by researchers from Stockholm University. And it happens quickly – in just one hour, the arsenic level is so low that the water is no longer harmful for people to drink.

Matilda Arnell

Citizen science: Which bird wants to eat which berries?

Some trees are rewarding birds for their service of seed dispersal by providing fruits. Last August, PhD student Matilda Arnell and colleagues, released an app where everyone can report an observation: which bird species prefers which tree berries. General public reports will give a better picture of the whole berry season in Sweden during autumn.

Andreas Profilbild

Who eats who: Looking into the stomach of zooplankton

PhD candidate Andreas Novotny at DEEP studies zooplankton, a small species of animals found in fresh and marine waters throughout the world. He is interested in the food chain; in who eats who. Watch the video here to find out more about his research!

Tovetorp research station

A day to share science

DEEP is a scientifically very broad department and every year we have a conference, “The Spinach Soup” to present our research to each other. To get an overview of what was presented - check out the topics here. Perhaps a research collaboration would be valuable?

Satellite Pixabay

Rocket science: Exploring algal blooms from space

The satellite Sentinel-3 will soon be launched into Space by the European Space Agency (ESA) to collect data about algal blooms and water quality. Susanne Kratzer is DEEP’s lead scientists improving the satellite’s methods.

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.

Lab work at DEEP

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We are now creating a blog to reach out to as many people as possible. If you want to know more about the department's latest research and what the life as a researcher looks like – follow our blog “DEEP Insights”.

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