The MPEA research group is a growing and changing organism. One of the most rewarding elements of being in this group is getting to see our alumni as they, armed with the knowledge and expertise that they've acquired during their time at LNU, enter the world of sustainability applications. We caught up with Kimberly Berglöf, … Continue reading MPEA Alumni in Focus
-by Eva Pohl Is there a way to use pollutants from cement factories and sewage plants as a resource? At Linnaeus University, we work in collaboration with local industries to catch carbon dioxide and excess nutrients by growing green algae in panels and dams. But is it economically and environmentally feasible? We are using a … Continue reading Industrial Symbiosis: Circular Economy Dances with Ecology
-Caroline Littlefield Welcome back MPEA members! It’s 2019 and despite the January chill in the air, we are revving our research engines here at Hus Vita. A couple of highlighted updates for the group: The Incredible Edible Algoland Egg! Our hens at Voxtorp Farm in Ljungbyholm have been happily feeding on some of our sustainable … Continue reading Marine Phytoplankton Ecology and Applications – a New Year’s Update
Doctoral student Eva Sörenson writes about her how she is using metatranscriptomics to "eavesdrop" on algae and bacteria and understand how they communicate in the Algoland project
The Baltic Sea is suffocating. It has had too much of the good stuff for too long. And I’m not talking about fast food as we know it. I’m talking about people and industries pouring agricultural runoff and sewage into the sea for years. These high nutrient inputs cause overgrowth, a phenomon known as eutrophication. … Continue reading Supersize me: Fast food for algae
What has our research group been up to? It’s autumn semester here at LNU and as we wave goodbye to summer’s heat wave and look towards the falling leaves, let’s look at the changes that swirl around us in Marine Phytoplankton Ecology and Applications. This past summer was full steam ahead for MPEA, as we … Continue reading Catching up with MPEA
During a full-day conference at Villa Solbacken in Kalmar, twenty-two participants representing industry, university and public sectors gathered to explore the vision for the future of Algoland. The conference, led by Joacim Rosenlund and headed by Catherine Legrand, was an effort to find entrepreneurship possibilities, to look for creative solutions and to discuss ideas as … Continue reading The Algoland 2030 Business Model: How would it look?