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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.
Bacteria community composition gives important information on disturbances to marine environment.
The sensitive Baltic bacteria communities will change in the climate changed future.
Researchers have followed the carbon from land to sea and into the marine food web.