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
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 decreased 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.