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Islands, arthropods and plants - using the archipelago to understand fundamental biodiversity patterns


Species living on islands in the Baltic Sea are strongly affected by the proximity of the water, and by the fragmented structure of archipelagoes. In many ways, shorelines are a unique habitat that benefit many terrestrial plants and animals. Islands in the archipelago provides an excellent system for studying effects of functional connectivity between fragmented habitats. This seminar will discuss both the unique connections between sea and land, and the effects on the coastal system, and the role of island habitats for terrestrial species.​


Prof. Sara Cousins, Department of Physical Geography
Prof. Peter Hambäck, Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences

Time and place:

16:00-16:45: Baltic Seminar, How to find lecture room P216 (44 Kb)
16:45: Baltic Bar, DEEP lunchroom (NPQ-building)

About Baltic Seminar & Bar

This seminar series aims to promote current marine issues related to Stockholm University and to strengthen its marine research community. Each session is followed by a bar where you get to discuss the topics further and mingle with colleagues across the marine departments. All university employees and students are welcome, as well as affiliated who work with marine science!