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.
NEW PAPER! We have a new open-access paper out describing the epibenthic invertebrate communities in Northeast Greenland waters. Have a look here: Fredriksen, R., Christiansen, J.S., Bonsdorff, E. et al. Epibenthic megafauna communities in Northeast Greenland vary across coastal, continental shelf and slope habitats. Polar Biol 43, 1623–1642 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-020-02733-z
Today, Christina Henseler defended her PhD thesis: Coastal habitats and their importance for the biodiversity of faunal communities. Thank you, opponent docent Sofia Wikström (SU), for the great discussion, and congratulations Dr Henseler!
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