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News

  • Use your power to treat your colleagues well! 2019-01-08 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.
  • The gene helping submerged plants 2018-12-17 Climate change threatens plants as the risks of flooding increase. A new study from Stockholm University shows that special genes are key to keeping plants from withering, remaining healthy and resistant to a lack of oxygen when they are underwater for a period of long time.
  • Increasing seal population will not harm largest fish stocks in the Balt 2018-12-10 Seals feeding on fish does not decrease fish stocks of Baltic cod, herring and sprat the most – climate change, nutrient load and fisheries do, shows a new study from Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (DEEP).
  • More flowers around apple orchards can yield higher harvest 2018-11-13 Apple growers should increase the amount of flowers around their apple farms if they want to increase their harvest. More pollinators, such as bees, are attracted to orchards with flowers – which increase the chance for pollination, shows a new study from Stockholm University.
  • 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.
  • Out in the woods catching moths at night 2018-09-28 Álvaro is on a mission to find out the impact of global warming on oak leaf feeders, and its natural enemies (small wasps) close to Stockholm university.
  • Symposium on N2 fixation 2018-03-07 All colleagues and students interested in the topic of aquatic biological nitrogen fixation are cordially invited to take part in the Symposium of Aquatic N2 Fixation on 19th August 2018.
  • All insects in Sweden will be mapped with the latest DNA technique 2017-11-06 The Swedish Museum of Natural History starts a new research project to map Sweden's insects and the microscopic animals that live on them. Ayco Tack, researcher at DEEP, will participate in the study, together with researchers from SLU and KTH.
  • Vetenskap & Trädgård – the first episode 2016-04-20 In the new film series Vetenskap & Trädgård, you can learn more about horticulture and plant biology. In these short films, you can follow the scientists at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences talking about current research, helping you understand how plants work.
  • Detection of the neurotoxin BMAA in Swedish individuals 2016-04-05 BMAA can be produced by cyanobacteria and was earlier detected in fish and several other organisms in the Baltic Sea. The toxin is now also found in the central nervous system in three out of 25 examined individuals in Sweden.
  • BMAA production by West Greenland phytoplankton community 2016-01-26 Master’s thesis project in Plant Physiology
  • Lignin formation in plant vascular system 2017-09-20 Master's thesis project in Molecular Plant Physiology.
  • Plant vascular conduit formation 2015-11-12 Master's thesis project in Molecular Plant Phsyiology.
  • Fucus radicans – the Baltic Sea's newest species 2015-09-28 The brown macroalga Fucus radicans probably only exists in the Baltic Sea. This species, previously believed to be a dwarf form of the bladderwrack Fucus vesiculosus, was described only ten years ago but is nevertheless extremely important to the Baltic Sea ecosystem. A new PhD thesis from Stockholm University presents new knowledge about this macroalga which also has the capacity to reproduce clonally, which is very unusual among species in the wrack family.
  • EMB/DEEP moves to new premises 2015-06-12 The Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (EMB/DEEP) was formed after merger of the Department of Botany and Department of Systems Ecology. Now the department’s new premises are completed and moving in starts June 15 and will continue through the summmer 2015. The premises are adjacent to the Arrhenius laboratory and are called NPQ.
  • Global experiment shows that high biodiversity gives healthy seagrass beds 2015-05-21 Loss of algal-feeding invertebrates have surprisingly large effects on health of valuable seagrass meadows. These are the new results from a set of coordinated experiments that have taken place over the Northern hemisphere, in which the researchers Johan Eklöf and Serena Donadi, both at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, have participated.
  • PhD students awarded at international seagrass conference 2014-12-18 Two PhD students from the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, Stockholm University, received student oral presentation awards at the 11th International Seagrass Biology Workshop, which was held in Sanya, China, in November.
  • Cyanobacterial summer blooms progressively earlier in the Baltic Sea 2014-07-08 The cyanobacterial summer bloom in the Baltic is now almost three weeks earlier than 35 years ago, according to a study published in Biogeosciences. The blooms had been predicted to become earlier in the future, as a result of climate change, but now it appears that the future is already here.
  • Plantago lanceolata Many connections are not always bad for health 2014-06-24 Ayco Tack is one of the authors of a paper recently published in the Science journal. The paper describes an extensive study of over 4000 plant populations infected by a pathogenic fungus. The unexpected result contradicts what is predicted from classical ecological theory.
  • Interactions with mutualists and antagonists drive adaptive differentiation in a perennial herb 2013-11-08 New publication in PNAS.
  • MSc degree project in Costa Rica 2017-09-20
  • We have become a new department: The Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences 2017-03-27 Since January 1, 2013, we are a new department after merger of the Department of Botany and Department of Systems Ecology. Our new name is the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (Institutionen för ekologi, miljö och botanik).
  • Baltic Sea Weed Blog 2013-02-25 Are you interested in reading about exciting sea weed research at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences? Now the English version of the sea weed blog (Tångbloggen) is available.

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Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm
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