This study provides to our knowledge the first experiment that contains multiple trophic levels and climate stressors (warming and ocean acidification) to investigate how gelatinous zooplankton (appendicularians) affect carbon cycling of marine food webs. Our novel results reveal that appendicularians thrive under climate warming and benefit from low pH levels, which alters the direction of carbon … More New study shows that appendicularian zooplankton thrive under warmer and more acidic ocean conditions and consequently alter carbon cycling
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 … More Presentations at ASLO 2017, Honolulu Hawaii
This synthesis article is based on a collaborative effort highlighting the importance of benthic-pelagic coupling under changing environmental conditions using the Baltic Sea as a case study. We illustrate the varied nature of physical and biological benthic–pelagic coupling processes and their potential sensitivity to three anthropogenic pressures – climate change,nutrient loading, and ﬁshing – and summarize … More New article on ‘The importance of benthic–pelagic coupling for marine ecosystem functioning in a changing world’ in Global Change Biology
We have an open PhD position in our group with focus on benthic-pelagic coupling. Closing date: 20 September 2016 This position will be associated with the FORMAS project ‘Responses of pelagic-benthic coupling to environmental change in the Baltic Sea’. The goal of this project is to disentangle how shifts in pelagic and benthic species composition can … More NEW: PhD position in Marine Ecology
… in an interesting discussion with the opponent Prof. Kevin Flynn and the evaluation committee.
Jens defended his thesis entitled ‘Species interactions and energy transfer in aquatic food webs’ with the opponent Prof. Michael Brett and the evaluation committee Jan 26th. Congratulations!
A continuous challenge in ecology is to estimate and predict trophic structures in complex food webs. Knowledge on trophic interactions is crucial for our understanding of energy pathways, predations and feeding patterns in ecosystems. Analysis of amino acid stable nitrogen isotope ratios is a relatively new and powerful technique for estimating trophic position of organisms. … More New publication on ‘Amino acid stable nitrogen isotope ratios for estimating trophic position’
Here we investigate the nutritional value of resources for pelagic fishes of the upper San Francisco Estuary to understand whether recent fish declines are liked to shifts in zooplankton nutritional conditions due to the establishment of invasive species. Using stable isotopes, elemental stoichiometry and fatty acid analyses for all dominant invasive and native zooplankton taxa and seston, we … More New study on nutritional composition of zooplankton
We are excited to announce that we will be holding a course on Science Communication Training for PhD students this coming spring 23-27 March 2015. A brief description of the course is below and you can find more information on the course website http://scicommstockholmuni.wordpress.com/ The goal of this course is to provide basic training in … More Science Communcation Training for PhD students
After our group lunch meeting in the Botanical Garden to wish Aaron good luck.