Dramatic increase in microplastics in seagrass soil
Large-scale production of vegetables and fruit in Spain with intensive plastic consumption in its greenhouse industry have leaked microplastics since the 1970s into the surrounding Mediterranean seagrass beds.
Seeds transfer their microbes to the next generation
Research at Stockholm University, published in Environmental Microbiology, showed that oak acorns contain a large diversity of microbes, and that oak seedlings inherit their microbiome from these acorns.
Humanitarian needs crucial for UN disaster relief after climate disasters
A study finds that UN aid in the aftermath of climate-related disasters is driven by humanitarian need. The results underline the importance of climate-related hazards for understanding aid disbursements.
She has conducted research into everything from Alcoholics Anonymous to World of Warcraft. All of her research is based in discussion of the concept of addiction. But when Karin Helmersson Bergmark, professor of sociology, summarises her career, it is primarily as a university teacher that she wants to be defined.
What would Sweden’s population development have been like if it wasn’t for the uprising against Assad and the following war in Syria? A new study in demography published in the academic journal PLOS ONE has the answer. In the study, the authors have created and calculated hypothetical scenarios to determine the demographic development in Sweden and Norway – without the immigration following the Syrian war.
2020 – was it only bad? The pandemic tended to overshadow everything else, but let us forget about the terrible corona virus for a minute and consider if 2020 brought any positive news for the Baltic Sea and what we can expect of 2021.