Konrad Karlsson and Monika Winder attended the ASLO conference and presented their research.
Konrad presented results from this project on the adaptation potential of Baltic Sea copepod species to climate change. The study shows that warm adapted populations could be better prepared for future elevated temperatures, but food quality and lower salinity could hamper their relative benefits.
Monika presented research on phytoplankton diversity across the land-sea interface and it’s importance for secondary production. This study combines long-term phytoplankton observations and food quality of phytoplankton taxa, showing that the type of food quality produced in estuarine-coastal ecosystems is likely another factor contributing to their high productivity.
Photo: left: Konrad Karlsson, right: Konrad Karlsson, Andrea Caputo, Monika Winder