News and communication on biotopes

On this page you can find all our news, events, films and reports connected to our research area biotopes.

  • Inom projektet togs vattenprover i diken och vattendrag omkring 20 ggr per år, både för att kunna identifiera nya näringskällor, och för att kunna utvärdera effekten av landåtgärder. Foto: Fredrik Sederholm. Important Baltic Sea network 2021-04-06 Since 1991 the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference has worked to promote political dialogue and exchange of experience between parliamentarians in the Baltic Sea Region. In march two of our researchers participated in a meeting within BSPC and shared their knowledge of a successful project.
  • Jonas Hentati-Sundberg Guillemots of the Baltic: Linking the seabed and the sky 2020-09-23 On the island of Stora Karlsö up to 100 000 seabirds nest. In a new study a group of curious young researchers from three different universities show how guillemots fuel northern Europe's largest colony of house martins.
  • Storspigg (Gasterosteus aculeatus) Foto: Joakim Hansen/Azote A spatial regime shift 2020-08-27 The three-spined stickleback have gradually taken over large parts of the Baltic Sea’s coastal ecosystem, a new scientific study shows. This has caused a shift from predator to prey dominance.
  • Provtagning av vegetation i en grund vik. Foto: Joakim Hansen About the project Plant-Fish 2020-08-27 Plant-Fish is a large research project aiming to examine the functional role of vegetation and predatory fish and how they interact. Focus is on the ecosystems of shallow Baltic Sea bays.
  • Major processes related to vegetation and fauna controlling benthic biogeochemical fluxes. To the article! Potentials of mechanistic modeling of biogeochemical processes 2020-06-18 In a new paper, researchers from the Baltic Sea Centre together with others, discuss and review mechanistic modeling of biogeochemical processes in coastal areas. According to the authors, including and improving the descriptions of biomasses and metabolism of benthic fauna in ecosystem models is necessary if we want to understand the effects of environmental changes.
  • Baltic clams (Macoma balthica) have increased due to the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea in areas unaffected by oxygen deficiency. Photo: Eva Ehrnsten. Where does the carbon go - a meagre future for benthic fauna? 2020-01-10 In order to understand carbon flows in the Baltic Sea, mechanistic models need to take benthic macrofauna into consideration. This is concluded in new studies from the Baltic Bridge initiative.
  • Web survey about Decision Support Tools 2019-03-18 Do you have experience of Decision Support Tools? Or do you need tools to support your decision making when it comes to the Baltic Sea? Please help us out by answering the BONUS DESTONY web survey!
  • Ankare på botten i en grund vik. Foto: Joakim Hansen Fish habitats degraded by recreational boating 2018-10-03 Small boat marinas have a distinct impact on the vegetation on the seabed. This vegetation is very important for recruitment of several coastal fish species, including perch and pike.
  • New action plan for nature conservation efforts 2017-05-21 Today, 21 May, the European Natura 2000 Day is celebrated for the first time. But up to now the member states have not fulfilled their nature conservation efforts. The European Commission has adopted a new action plan to help them speed up the work. Researcher Sofia Wikström at Baltic Sea Centre urges the Commission to develop sustainable measures for fishing in protected areas.
  • Zostera marina field. Photo: Hans Kautsky Policy Brief: Raising quality of marine protection 2017-03-22 A new Policy Brief from Baltic Eye at the Baltic Sea Centre on why preserving biodiversity and securing a sustainable exploitation of natural assets will require a new way of setting up marine protection.
  • Grow dense, make sense? Diving inventory Grow dense, make sense? 2016-10-14 A Baltic Bridge project to investigate the role of drift algae, aquatic plant density and traits for secondary production and shelter from predation.
  • TZS benthic ecology team to investigate the metabolism of different Baltic Sea habitats The breathing seascape 2016-06-09 Funding has been granted for a new Baltic Bridge project on resolving ecosystem metabolism and habitat-function relationships across coastal habitats.
  • BEAM Brochure Fall 2014 University Baltic Sea research in short 2015-11-24 What are the effects of brominated substances on marine wildlife? How does regulation to decrease eutrophication look in Baltic Sea countries? Why can trawling lead to toxic pollution? These are some of the issues that scientists in a large research program at Stockholm University work with.
  • Marine resource management - an explanation 2013-04-08 To find out we asked a long-time expert a few questions: How are marine resources managed in Sweden? What are some important decisions that have been made? What is needed in the future?

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