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

Marine Phytoplankton Ecology and Applications – a New Year’s Update

-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

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