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.
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.
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.
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.
A large study by the MIBioGen consortium led by the UMCG and including Anna Andreasson from the Stress Research Institute at Stockholm University analyzed the common genetic factors that influence the composition of the human gut microbiome in more than 18,000 people. Now their article appears in Nature Genetics.