Martin Dahl

Martin Dahl


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Works at Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences
Telephone 08-16 37 93
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 20 A
Room N 209
Postal address Institutionen för ekologi miljö och botanik 106 91 Stockholm

About me


My main research focus is carbon sequestration in seagrass meadows. In my postdoctoral studies I focus on carbon storage variability on both temporal and spatial scales as well as impacts on carbon sequestration from anthropogenic disturbances. I work both with tropical and temperate species and my main study areas are East Africa and the Swedish Skagerrak coast. 




Dahl, M., Deyanova, D., Lyimo, L.D., Näslund, J., Samuelsson, G.S., Mtolera, M.S.P., Björk, M. & Gullström, M. (2016). Effects of shading and simulated grazing on carbon sequestration in a tropical seagrass meadow. Journal of Ecology, 104, 654-664.

Dahl, M., Deyanova, D., Gütschow, S., Asplund, M.E., Lyimo, L.D., Karamfilov V., Santos, R., Björk, M. & Gullström, M. (2016). Sediment Properties as Important Predictors of Carbon Storage in Zostera marina Meadows: A Comparison of Four European Areas. PLoS ONE 11(12): e0167493.

Deyanova, D., Lyimo, L.D., Gullström, M., Dahl, M., Hamisi, M.I., Mtolera, M.S.P. & Björk, M. (2017) Contribution of seagrass plants to CO2 capture in a tropical seagrass meadow under experimental disturbance. PLoS ONE 12 (7): e0181386.

Lyimo, L.D., Gullström, M., Lyimo, T.J., Deyanova, D., Dahl, M., Hamisi, M.I. & Björk, M. (2017) Shading and simulated grazing increase the sulphide pool and methane emission in a tropical seagrass meadow. Marine Pollution Bulletin.

Gullström, M., Lyimo, L.D., Dahl, M., Samuelsson, G.S., Eggertsen, M., Anderberg, E., Rasmusson, L.M., Linderholm, H.W., Knudby, A., Bandeira, S., Mtwana Nordlund, L. & Björk, M. (2018) Blue carbon storage in tropical seagrass meadows relates to carbonate stock dynamics, plant – sediment processes, and landscape context: Insights from the Western Indian Ocean. Ecosystems, 21, 551-566.

Röhr ME, Holmer M, Baum JK, Björk M, Chin D, Chalifour L, Cimon S, Cusson M, Dahl M et al. (2018) Blue carbon storage capacity of temperate eelgrass (Zostera marina) meadows. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32, 1457-1475.

Dahl M, Infantes E, Clevesjö R, Linderholm HW, Björk M & Gullström M. (2018). Increased current flow enhances the risk of organic carbon loss from Zostera marina sediments: Insights from a flume experiment. Limnology & Oceanography, 63, 2793-2805.

Last updated: January 22, 2020

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