Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry | ACES

Interdisciplinary research with impact. Problem-oriented education of high quality.

More microplastics in waters surrounding Stockholm than expected

May 22, 2017

Levels of microplastics in the waters near Stockholm are as high as those reported near urban areas in California, USA, shows a new study by researchers at ACES and colleagues at Stockholm University and Aquabiota Water Research, Stockholm, published in Marine Pollution Bulletin. Packaging material and boating ropes are likely sources of microplastics in these waters though other sources, such …

ACES scientist receives prestigious award for research on chemicals in textiles

May 9, 2017

ACES researcher Isabella Karlsson is one of the 14 researchers who was awarded a scholarship by the King Carl XVI Gustaf Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Fund for Science, Technology and the Environment. Isabella Karlsson received 100000SEK (€10.350) for her research project “Chemicals in Textiles – a Potential Source for Human Exposure and Environmental Pollution.” The Foundation’s aim is to promote research, technological …

Forests may store less carbon in a warmer planet

May 2, 2017

The world’s forests mitigate global warming by taking up the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. However, a new study by ACES researchers published in Global Change Biology shows that many effects of climate change on forest mortality due to, for example, frost or droughts are still not accounted for in climate models. As a result, these models …

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