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 at Umeå University works mainly within the areas of ecology, marine chemistry and environmental analysis. Within EcoChange research results are translated into advice for authorities for management of the sea areas.
The species diversity in coastal areas can increase as an effect of climate change.
Collaboration between research and water management is necessary for a healthy marine environment.
We need strong and continuous research on the marine environment, says professor Agneta Andersson.