Clare Bradshaw


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Works at Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences
Telephone 08-16 17 37
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 20 A
Room N316
Postal address Institutionen för ekologi miljö och botanik 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am a marine ecologist and ecotoxicologist with an interest in how pollution affects marine ecosystems and the importance of ecological processes in determining the overall effects of pollutants.

I started my research career studying coral bleaching and the ecosystem effects of bottom trawling in the Irish Sea. For the last ten or so years my focus has been on marine pollution and ecotoxicology, in particular radioactive contaminants. I also have an exciting new project on the effects of bottom trawling on sediment and contaminant suspension in the Baltic Sea.

I teach on a number of courses at Stockholm University, including the Marine Biology summer course.


I am course organiser for the Marine Biology summer course at SU and regularly contribute to other courses.


My research interests are aquatic ecosystems and the effects of disturbance. During the last few years I have focussed mainly on environmental contamination, particularly on how ecological processes are affected, and affect, the fate of contaminants and their effects. I am interested in interactions between contaminants and environmental factors, combinations of contaminants, and sublethal and indirect effects in ecosystems. A large part of my current research is centred on radioecology, the branch of ecotoxicology that studies the transport and effects of radionuclides in the environment. My research group has a focus on Baltic Sea organisms, but we have also participated in EU projects such as the STAR Network of Excellence in Radioecology and COMET (see links).

My most recent project (2018-2020) investigates the importance of and bottom trawling for sediment suspension and nutrient and contaminant release from Baltic Sea sediments.

Other recent projects have included studies of the effects of flame retardants on coastal Baltic ecosystems using micro- and mesocosms (project at Södertörn University College).

Click here for more details of particular projects.

My publication list can be found in DIVA and on my Researchgate page.

Last updated: March 7, 2019

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