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The strategic research programme EcoChange

The strategic research programme EcoChange focuses on the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems. Collaboration between several universities enables unique possibilities to perform holistic syntheses of the effects in the Baltic Sea. The research includes different thematic areas, with the Baltic Sea ecosystem as a common denominator.

EcoChange in a nutshell

Climate change

will effect temperature, salinity and nutrients in the Baltic Sea. Dissolved carbon will increase, which will promote bacteria.

The food web

will not be as efficient as earlier, due to the promotion of bacteria. This can lead to decresed fish production and an increase in contaminants.

The Baltic Sea

with its gradients in salinity and temperature acts as an excellent modell for the effects of climate change in marine systems.

Insight into the research

Reports and articles
Reports and articles

Reports and articles produced within EcoChange. Reportages on the research and the results.

Film: Mercury in the marine ecosystem
Mercury in the marine ecosystem

Erik Björn, researcher at Umeå University, studies the different forms of mercury in the marine ecosystem.

The need for long time series
The need for long time series

The UN report on oceans and climate is based on long time data series. Umeå University contributes to these.

From research to implementation
From research to implementation

Åke Bengtsson, board member of EcoChange, sees the important coupling between research and implementation.

DNA-metabarcoding of marine phytoplankton
DNA-metabarcoding of marine phytoplankton

Analysis of phytoplankton is an important part of the marine environmental monitoring. The analyses are normal...