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    223 62 Lund


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    223 62 Lund


Unit profile


We work with research and education on interactions and processes in aquatic systems along the entire salinity gradient, from small streams, ponds and lakes to near-shore and pelagic systems in the oceans. We conduct research at a multitude of organizational levels, from molecules to organisms and from individual behaviours to ecosystem processes.


In our research strategy we aim to have a wide and diverse research portfolio with fundamental research on speciation processes, predator-prey interactions, regime shifts in shallow lakes, dispersal and migration in aquatic organisms and biogeochemistry. In addition, we perform research on topics with high environmental and societal value, including emerging pollutants, climate change effects, algal blooms, and invasive species. See more on the individual web-page links below.

More about us

Principal Investigators

Post docs

  • Hannah Blossom
    Research interests: Phytoplankton physiology and evolution, toxic algal blooms
  • Rosie Lennon
    Research interests: eco-immunology, partial migration
  • Romana Salis
    Research interests: Climate change, biodiversity, ecosystem services
  • Margarida Soares 
    Research interests: Carbon cycling, brownification, microbial ecology

PhD students

  • Anna Borgström
    PhD project: Multi-functional wetlands in the landscape
  • Emma Johansson
    PhD project: Intraspecific variation in toxin production in cyanobacteria
  • Nan Hu
    PhD project: Global level effects across trophic levels in marine species
  • Kevin Jones
    PhD project: Mechanisms and measures to reduce hypoxia and brownification in the Baltic Sea
  • Sandra Rabow
    PhD project: Algal blooms and extreme weather events
  • Franca Stábile
    PhD project: Fate and effects of nanoparticles in freshwater systems
  • Johanna Stedt
    PhD project: Harbour porpoise foraging ecology
  • Gustaf Ekelund Ugge
    PhD project: Molecular biomarkers of chemical stress in a freshwater mussel     

Visiting scientists

Research engineer

Marie Svensson


UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Collaborations the last five years

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