My main research field is the development and application of biological test methods for studying effects of single substances and complex effluents. The last years I have been leading different projects mainly concerning effects from boat activities, in particular effects from antifouling paints. The aim is to understand the extent of the problem and find soulutions on how to minimize negative effects.
Other interests are:
– Effects on mixtures. Since negative effects on the envronment is the result of mixtures I have taken an interest in studying the total impact on living organisms, mostly on indigenous species from the Baltic Sea.
– Development of test methods with algae. I have developed a test method with the red macroalga Ceramium tenuicorne, which since 2010 is an international standard.
Latest scientific papers
Total tin and organotin speciation in historic layers of antifouling paint on leisure boat hulls
Pollutant concentrations and toxic effects on the red alga Ceramium tenuicorne of sediments from natural harbors and small vessel harbors on the west coast of Sweden
Metal contamination at recreational boatyards linked to the use of antifouling paints—investigation of soil and sediment with a field portable XRF
Spring development of hydrolittoral rock shore communities on wave-exposed and sheltered sites in the northern Baltic proper.
Comparison of toxicity and release rates of Cu and Zn from anti-fouling paints leached in natural and artificial brackish seawater.