Research group Baltic Sea Fellows
As a continuation of the governmental funding of strategic Baltic Sea research, this interdisciplinary network of young Baltic Sea researchers was formed at Stockholm University 2018.
By bringing together young researchers in several disciplines, environmental research on Baltic Sea issues will be strengthened broadly at Stockholm University. The research group today consists of senior lecturers, assistant lecturers and postdoctoral fellows at six different departments. Their research range from the biogeochemical conditions and circulation processes of the Baltic Sea to long term ecosystem and food web changes and how human activities on land affect the sea. This also includes research on policy instruments and legislation that regulate management on marine protected areas, fisheries and pollution.
Environmental challenges studied from multiple perspectives
Elias Broman, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences & Tvärminne Zoological Station
I use modern molecular tools and bioinformatics to investigate cross community interactions between benthic prokaryotes and meiofauna and how it affects sediment metabolic functions.
Anna Christiernsson, Department of Law
My research mainly concerns the role of law in governing complex and dynamic ecosystems and achieving environmental targets and the interplay between law and ecology.
Wei-Li Hong, Department of Geological Sciences
I especially interested in how methane, as a critical species for the global climate and carbon budget, interfere the cycling of other elements as well as the biosphere.
Fernando Jaramillo, Department of Physical Geography
I study the historical and future effects of human activities and climate change on the water cycle and water resources such as tropical and temperate wetlands, hydrological basins and reservoirs.
Agnes Karlson, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences
I study how data (stable isotopes and elemental ratios) on individuals and populations from different trophic levels, from long-term time series can be used to validate large scale models.
Inga Koszalka, Department of Meteorology
The focus of my current research is on mesoscale- and regional ocean circulation, its space-time variability as well as ocean interactions with cryosphere, atmosphere and biosphere.
Camilla Lienart, Tvärminne Zoological Station, Baltic Bridge collaboration
I aim to understand how natural or human induced long-term changes in organic matter quality and availability affects food webs, from individuals to community level.
Francisco Nascimento, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences
The overall focus of my research is to understand how benthic ecosystems respond to anthropogenic and environmental disturbances both structurally and functionally.
Christian Stranne, Department om Geological Sciences
My research involves numerical modeling of methane transport and utilization of wideband sonar systems for mapping of thermohaline stratification, turbulence and other features in the water column.
Marlene Ågerstrand, Department of Environmental Sciences
My research concerns regulatory ecotoxicology and the aim of my work is to improve the scientific basis and increase the transparency and predictability of hazard and risk assessments of chemicals.
Xiaole Sun, Baltic Sea Centre
I study how biogeochemical processes respond to climate change in marine systems and how they drive sediment-water-air fluxes of carbon dioxide and methane, especially in coastal areas.
Associate senior lecturer
Associate professor of Marine geophysical mapping and modelling
Francisco Jardim de Almada Nascimento
Julia Christin Muchowski
Assistant professor of Geochemistry
Baltic Sea Fellows Strategic Research Area funding progress Report for the period 2017-2021