Blooms of nitrogen-fixing toxic cyanobacteria are of concern in ecosystem management worldwide. The aim of our project is to understand role of the bloom-forming cyanobacteria in the productivity of the Baltic Sea in the light of climate-related changes. To do that, we are developing a new approach combining molecular and isotopic analyses and use it to quantify grazing on bloom-forming cyanobacteria in the pelagic food webs. Our results quantifying the contribution of cyanobacterial blooms to zooplankton feeding are critical for food web and nutrient cycling models that current management decisions are based on, including models accessing fish production and nutrient reductions in the Baltic Sea.

Contact information

Visiting addresses:

Geovetenskapens Hus,
Svante Arrhenius väg 8, Stockholm

Arrheniuslaboratoriet, Svante Arrhenius väg 16, Stockholm (Unit for Toxicological Chemistry)

Mailing address:
Department of Environmental Science
Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm

Press enquiries should be directed to:

Stella Papadopoulou
Science Communicator
Phone +46 (0)8 674 70 11