Marie Löf

Marie Löf


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Telephone 08-16 38 55
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 20 F, plan 5
Room P539
Postal address Stockholms universitets Östersjöcentrum 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am a marine ecotoxicologist and I focus on the effects of contaminants in the Baltic Sea within the Baltic Eye project. I also have a research interest in microplastics and the environmental problems it causes.

I hold a PhD in Applied environmental science from Stockholm University with focus on Baltic Sea ecotoxicology. Science communication is a vital part of my work as a researcher at the Baltic Sea Centre, and I have a keen interest for making science easy to grasp and accessible for decision makers.

My overarching aim is to make science matter - for a sustainable development for the Baltic Sea.


My research interests include:

  • Effects of mixture toxicity on benthic organisms

  • Reproduction effects in amphipods

  • Linking biomarker and bioindicator responses

  • Effects of microplastics in the marine environment


Löf M., B. Sundelin, B. Liewenborg, C. Bandh, K. Broeg, S. Schatz, E. Gorokhova 2016: Biomarker-enhanced assessment of reproductive disorders in Monoporeia affinis exposed to contaminated sediment in the Baltic Sea. Ecol. Indic. 63, 187–195.

Löf M., B. Sundelin, C. Bandh, E. Gorokhova 2016: Embryo aberrations in the amphipod Monoporeia affinis as indicators of toxic pollutants in sediments: A field evaluation. Ecol. Indic. 60, 18–30.

Gorokhova E., M. Löf, M. Reutgard, M. Lindström, B. Sundelin 2013: Exposure to contaminants exacerbates oxidative stress in amphipod Monoporeia affinis subjected to fluctuating hypoxia. Aquat. Toxicol. 127, 46–53.

Gorokhova E., M. Löf, H.P. Halldórsson, U. Tjärnlund, M. Lindström, T. Elfwing, B. Sundelin 2010: Single and combined effects of hypoxia and contaminated sediments on the amphipod Monoporeia affinis in laboratory toxicity bioassays based on multiple biomarkers. Aquat. Toxicol. 99, 263–74.

Gardeström J., T. Elfwing, M. Löf, M. Tedengren, J.L. Davenport, J. Davenport  2007: The effect of thermal stress on protein composition in dogwhelks (Nucella lapillus) under normoxic and hyperoxic conditions. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A. Mol. Integr. Physiol. 148, 869–75.

Last updated: March 23, 2018

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