I am a researcher at Åbo Akademi University studying marine food webs. I am interested in trophic interactions, particularly relating to the coupling between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, and I am using a number of different coastal ecosystems (Baltic Sea, French Atlantic coast, NE Greenland, southern California, Mediterranean Sea) in my assessments of network structure and trophic processes under environmental change.
Postdoc Laurene Pecuchet's work in the BONUS BLUEWEBS project is now out in the journal Ecography. In this paper, we assess how the traits that make up multi-trophic communities change over time. Using long-term data from three distinct areas of the Baltic Sea, Laurene was able to identify ecosystem-wide functional reorganization concurrent with changes in environmental variables related to both large-scale, climate-driven changes, as well as region-specific conditions. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ecog.04643
MARmaED PhD students have been busy and are chucking out papers. Good work, Pierre & Christina!
Olivier P., Frelat R., Bonsdorff E., Kortsch S., Kröncke I., Möllmann C., Neumann H., Sell A.F., and Nordström M.C. Exploring the temporal variability of a food web using long-term biomonitoring data. Open Access at Ecography https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.04461
Henseler C., Nordström M.C., Törnroos A., Snickars M., Pecuchet L., Lindegren M., and Bonsdorff E. (2019) Coastal habitats and their importance for the diversity of benthic communities: A species- and trait-based approach. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 226:106272. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106272
Paper out! With the help of some Italian colleagues, I've been able to do more Mediterranean work. In this paper, Bongiorni et al., we study the contribution of deltaic wetland food sources to coastal macrobenthicconsumers at the Po River Delta, north Adriatic Sea. Read more here!