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. 


  • 20.09.2019

    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

  • 04.07.2018

    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!

  • 02.05.2018

    We have a couple of new papers out! The first one is Degen et al.,  in which we discuss trait-based approaches in rapidly changing ecosystems and lay out a roadmap to the future polar oceans. Open access in Ecological Indicators HERE  The second one is Nasi et al., in which we assess the functional diversity of polychaete assemblages in Mediterranean coastal areas affected by contaminants. Link to Marine Environmental Research HERE

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