Open online courses in Marine Biotechnology!

Welcome to enroll in our open online courses in marine biotechnology! The courses are aimed at students, teachers, researchers, anyone that is interesting in taking an open online course in marine biotechnology. Right now, we are offering two courses, Blue biotechnology for you and Blue-based solutions. Soon, more courses will be available covering topics such … Continue reading Open online courses in Marine Biotechnology!

Citizen Science 2019: Our Collaboration with Norra Dragsviken Community Continues into its 3rd Year

-by Caroline Littlefield & Emil Fridolfsson This February,  in an effort spearheaded by Professor Catherine Legrand and PhD student Emil Fridolfsson, met with members of the Norra Dragsviken community to discuss ongoing research into their polluted bays. The meeting welcomed representation from a variety of local government authorities, including Kalmar Kommun, Länsstyrelsen in Kalmar and … Continue reading Citizen Science 2019: Our Collaboration with Norra Dragsviken Community Continues into its 3rd Year

Industrial Symbiosis: Circular Economy Dances with Ecology

-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

Supersize me: Fast food for algae

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

Investigating Picocyanobacteria – a closer look

This blog series is devoted to a deeper understanding of the research going on around us. This week, we’ll learn about Hanna, Javi and Soran’s work at the K-Station on picocyanobacterial dynamics and nutrient response in the Baltic Sea. Every Tuesday, rain, snow or shine, members of “Team Pico” head out bright and early to … Continue reading Investigating Picocyanobacteria – a closer look

Catching up with MPEA

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