Helena L. Filipsson

Professor, Associate ProfessorFormer name: Helena Filipson

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Natural Sciences
  • Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
  • Climate Research
  • Geology
  • Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources


  • Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Marine sciences


My research focuses on past and present marine environments and their relation to climate and climate change foremost over the last 130 000 years. This research further includes the study on the interactions between land, sea, and atmosphere. My main tools are marine sediments with their contents of different microorganisms combined with instrumental hydrographic time series and process-oriented modeling. My research further addresses proxy calibration and validation both through experimental and field studies, i.e. improve the tools we use to reconstruct the past.

I find it especially intriguing to work in coastal settings, which are often affected by human impact, such as fjords, the Skagerrak and the Baltic Sea but also coastal upwelling areas around the world’s oceans. I lead a number of projects, financed from the Swedish research councils VR and Formas as well as the Crafoord Foundation, Oscar & Lili Lamm Foundation, and Olle Engkvist Byggmästare Foundation.

Recent research outputs

Ahlberg, E., Akselsson, R., Akselsson, C., Andresen, L. C., Ardö, J., Björk, R. G., Björnsson, L., Boyd, E., Brady, M. V., Brogaard, S., Brönmark, C., Carlsson, P., Carton, W., Chen, D., Coria, J., Döscher, R., Filipsson, H. L., Frank, G., Friberg, J., Gaillard, M-J. & 45 othersGamfeldt, L., Gärdenäs, A., Hallquist, M., Dan Hammarlund, Lars-Anders Hansson, Heuzé, C., Jutta Holst, Christina Isaxon, Johan Jansson, Margareta Johansson, Thomas B Johansson, Kasimir, Å., Kjellström, T., Till Koglin, Torsten Krause, Adam Kristensson, Emma Kritzberg, Jessica Wadin, Aliaksei Laureshyn, Karin Lundgren Kownacki, Jakob Löndahl, Johan Martinsson, Paul Miller, Kimberly Nicholas, Tobias Nielsen, Alexandra Nikoleris, Lennart Olsson, Joakim Pagels, Frans-Jan Parmentier, Andreas Persson, Pleijel, H., Honor C Prentice, Karin Rengefors, Pontus Roldin, Slunge, D., Henrik G. Smith, Moa Sporre, Birgitta Svenningsson, Erik Svensson, Erik Swietlicki, Uddling, J., Wallin, G., Ahlkrona, J., Anderson, K. & Andersson, A., 2019 Mar 15, Dagens nyheter (DN debatt).

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperNewspaper article

Havenhand, J. N., Helena L. Filipsson, Niiranen, S., Troell, M., Crépin, A. S., Jagers, S., Langlet, D., Matti, S., Turner, D., Winder, M., de Wit, P. & Anderson, L. G., 2019, In : Ambio. 48, 8, p. 831-854 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jauffrais, T., LeKieffre, C., Schweizer, M., Geslin, E., Metzger, E., Bernhard, J. M., Jesus, B., Helena L. Filipsson, Maire, O. & Meibom, A., 2019, In : Environmental Microbiology. 21, 1, p. 125-141

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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