DEEP Insights

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  • A promising approach to characterize selection on functional noncoding regions 2021-12-04 Nearly neutral mutations seem to be overall quite important in plant genomes, shows a new study by DEEP researcher Tanja Slotte and colleagues. The study used a new sequencing method that specifically identifies accessible chromatin regions likely to harbour regulatory regions.
  • Landscape perspective important for climate adaptation of forest biodiversity conservation 2021-12-02 People working with conservation of biodiversity in managed forest landscapes need to complement their toolbox with tools specifically designed for climate adaptation. In a new paper in Conservation Biology, we (Kristoffer Hylander, Caroline Greiser, Ditte Christiansen and Irena Koelemeijer) present a list of tools for biodiversity conservation in managed forest under a changing climate.
  • More bacteria associated to cyanobacteria than diatoms 2021-10-14 Cyanobacteria are likely to increase with global warming and excessive nutrients in the aquatic environments, and a new study by researchers at Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (DEEP) shows that more bacteria are associated to them as well.
  • European forest microclimates mapped at high resolution 2021-10-05 A new paper, published in Global Change Biology and co-authored by researchers from the Dept. of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences at Stockholm University, provides novel high-resolution Europe-wide maps for monthly sub-canopy temperatures. These maps are very valuable for ecological modelling and research on climate change impacts on biodiversity. The study utilized a newly established global microclimate database (SoilTemp), for which new contributions are always welcome.
  • A south Atlantic secret - expedition to Ilha da Trindade 2020-05-28 Linda Eggertsen is probably the first swede on the Brazilian island Ilha da Trindade, where she examines the fish and the benthic community.
  • Potamogeton perfoliatus. Photo: Joakim Hansen Freshwater survivor - the Perfoliate pondweed 2020-05-28 The perfoliate pondweed (Potamogeton perfoliatus) is a freshwater plant, relatively common in the brackish Baltic Sea. One can find it along the whole Swedish east coast. It is growing and flowering during the summer. Many of its shoots die off in the winter. However, it has a clever survival strategy, that often benefits more than one organism.
  • Who eats who: Looking into the stomach of zooplankton 2020-05-28 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!
  • How tough are grasses: The cost of surviving cold and frost 2020-05-06 Jan-Niklas Nuppenau, PhD student at DEEP, is studying grasses growing on soils heated by volcanic activity in Iceland, to find out if they can deal with heat and cold likewise. Or are the costs of maintaining cold tolerance so high, that the ability is lost quickly when no longer needed?
  • Use your power to treat your colleagues well! 2020-04-27 Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (DEEP) organized a workshop aiming to prevent the misuse of power. Now they hope that other departments at SU will follow in their footsteps.
  • Migratory birds, insects and plants adapt differently to climate change 2020-02-24 A warmer climate has caused plants flowering and migratory birds arriving earlier in the year than before. Now a global study also shows that changes in the life cycles between plants and animals that depend on each other is also moving faster.
  • Climate change mitigation project threatens local ecosystem resilience in Ethiopia 2018-10-29 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.
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A promising approach to characterize selection on functional noncoding regions

Nearly neutral mutations seem to be overall quite important in plant genomes, shows a new study by DEEP researcher Tanja Slotte and colleagues. The study used a new sequencing method that specifically identifies accessible chromatin regions likely to harbour regulatory regions.

photo 2 Dandan

More bacteria associated to cyanobacteria than diatoms

Cyanobacteria are likely to increase with global warming and excessive nutrients in the aquatic environments, and a new study by researchers at Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (DEEP) shows that more bacteria are associated to them as well.

Perfoliate pondweed

Freshwater survivor - the Perfoliate pondweed

The perfoliate pondweed (Potamogeton perfoliatus) is a freshwater plant, relatively common in the brackish Baltic Sea. One can find it along the whole Swedish east coast. It is growing and flowering during the summer. Many of its shoots die off in the winter. However, it has a clever survival strategy, that often benefits more than one organism.

women

#BalanceforBetter: Valuing the contributions to Women in our department

The theme for this year’s International Women's Day is #BalanceforBetter. As a department we're immensely proud of how we have strived to build a more gender-balanced and diverse environment.

5905 - Ilha da Trindade från dess högsta punkt (Pico do desejado)

A south Atlantic secret - expedition to Ilha da Trindade

Linda Eggertsen is probably the first swede on the Brazilian island Ilha da Trindade, where she examines the fish and the benthic community.

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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