PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS (pdf reprints are provided solely for single-user, non-commercial use):


Olivier P., Lindegren M., Bonsdorff E., and Nordström M.C. (2024) A network of biological traits: profiling consumer-resource interactions. Food Webs 38: e00333 DOI: 10.1016/j.fooweb.2023.e00333


Jacquot M.P., Nordström M.C., De Wever L., Ngom Ka R., Ka S., Le Garrec V., Raffray J., Sadio O., Diouf M., Grall J., Tito de Morais L., and Le Loc'h F. (2023) Human activities and environmental variables drive infaunal community structure and functioning in West African mangroves. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 293: 108481
**Research highlighted in Nature Africa (2023): Pollution effects measure on mangrove habitats in Senegal**

Salo T., Rinne H., Rancken E., Blanc J-F., Salovius-Laurén S., and Nordström M.C. (2023) Environment- and scale-dependent changes in the functioning of invertebrate communities associated with Fucus vesiculosus. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 290: 108411


Rinne H., Blanc J-F., Salo T., Nordström M.C., Salmela N., and Salovius-Laurén S. Variation in Fucus vesiculosus associated fauna along a eutrophication gradient. Accepted for publication in Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2022.107976

Garrison J., Nordström M.C., Albertsson J., and Nascimento F. (2022) Temporal and spatial changes in benthic invertebrate trophic networks along a taxonomic richness gradient. Ecology and Evolution 12: e8975 DOI: 10.1002/ece3.8975 OPEN ACCESS

Frelat R., Kortsch S., Kröncke I., Neumann H., Nordström M.C., Olivier P., and Sell A. (2022) Food-web structure and community composition: a comparison across space and time in the North Sea. Ecography 2022: e05945 DOI: 10.1111/ecog.05945 OPEN ACCESS

Korpinen S., Uusitalo L., Nordström M.C., Dierking J., Tomczak M.T., Haldin J., Opitz S., Bonsdorff E., and Neuenfeldt S. (2022) Food web assessments in the Baltic Sea: models bridging the gap between indicators and policy needs. AMBIO DOI: 10.1007/s13280-021-01692-x

Gagnon K., Herlevi H., Wikström J., Nordström M.C., Salo T., Salovius-Laurén S., and Rinne H. (2022) Distribution and ecology of the recently introduced tanaidacean Sinelobus vanhaareni Bamber, 2014 in the northern Baltic Sea. Aquatic Invasions 17: 57-71 DOI: 10.3391/ai.2022.17.1.04 OPEN ACCESS

Woods P.J., Macdonald J.I., Barðarson H., Bonanomi S., Boonstra W.J., Cornell G., Cripps G., Danielsen R., Färber L., Ferreira A.S.A., Ferguson K., Holma M., Holt R.E., Hunter K.L., Kokkalis A., Langbehn T.J., Ljungström G., Nieminen E., Nordström M.C., Oostdijk M., Richter A., Romagnoni G., Sguotti C., Simons A., Shackell N.L., Snickars M., Whittington J.D., Wootton H., and Yletyinen J. (2022) A review of adaptation options in fisheries management to support resilience and transition under socio-ecological change. ICES Journal of Marine Science 79: 463-479 DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsab146 OPEN ACCESS


Kortsch S., Frelat R., Pecuchet L., Olivier P., Putnis I., Bonsdorff E., Ojaveer H., Jurgensone I., Strāķe S., Rubene G., Krūze Ē., and Nordström M.C. (2021) Disentangling temporal food web dynamics facilitates understanding of ecosystem functioning. Journal of Animal Ecology 90: 1205-1216 OPEN ACCESS

Henseler C., Oesterwind D., Kotterba P., Nordström M.C., Snickars M., Törnroos A., and Bonsdorff E. (2021) Impact of round goby on native invertebrate communities - an experimental field study. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 541: 151571 OPEN ACCESS


Henseler C., Kotterba P., Bonsdorff E., Nordström M.C., and Oesterwind D. (2020) Habitat utilization and feeding ecology of small round goby in a shallow brackish lagoon. Marine Biodiversity 50: 88.

Fredriksen R., Christiansen J.S., Bonsdorff E., Larsen L-H., Nordström M.C., Zhulay I., and Bluhm B.A. (2020) Epibenthic megafauna communities in Northeast Greenland vary across coastal, continental shelf and slope habitats. Polar Biology 43, 1623–1642 (2020). (Open Access)

Henseler C., Nordström M.C., Törnroos A., Snickars M., and Bonsdorff E. (2020) Predation risk and competition affect habitat use of adult perch (Perca fluviatilis). Journal of Fish Biology 96: 669-680.

Pecuchet L., Lindegren M., Kortsch S., Całkiewicz J., Jurgensone I., Margonski P., Otto S.A., Putnis I, Strāķe S., and Nordström M.C. (2020) Spatio-temporal dynamics of multi-trophic communities reveal ecosystem-wide functional reorganization. Ecography 43:197-208 (Open Access)


Olivier P., Frelat R., Bonsdorff E., Kortsch S., Kröncke I., Möllmann C., Neumann H., Sell A.F., and Nordström M.C. (2019) Exploring the temporal variability of a food web using long-term biomonitoring data. Ecography 42: 2107-2121 (Open Acess)

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, p.106272 Link


Degen R, Aune M., Bluhm B.A., Cassidy C., Kedra M., Kraan C., Vandepitte L., Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M., Zhulay I., Albano P.G., Bremner J., Grebmeier J., Link H., Morata N., Nordström M.C., Shojaei M.G., Sutton L., and Zuschin M. (2018) Trait-based approaches in rapidly changing ecosystems: A roadmap to the future polar Oceans. Ecol. Indic. 91:722–736 OPEN ACCESS

Bongiorni L., Nasi F., Fiorentino F., Auriemma R., Rampazzo F., Nordström M.C., and Berto D. (2018) Contribution of deltaic wetland food sources to coastal macrobenthic consumers (Po River Delta, north Adriatic Sea). Sci. Total Environ. 643: 1373-1386 Link

Nasi F., Nordström M.C., Bonsdorff E., Auriemma R., Cibic T., and Del Negro P. (2018) Functional biodiversity of marine soft-sediment polychaetes from two Mediterranean coastal areas in relation to contamination. Mar. Environ. Res. 137:121-132 Link

Quillien N., Nordström M.C., Le Bris H., Bonsdorff E., and Grall J. (2018) Green tides on inter- and subtidal sandy shores: differential impacts on infauna and flatfish. JMBA 98:699-712. Link


Komonen A., Nyman T., Tahvanainen T., Hirvonen H., Eeva T., Huttunen S., Hänninen J., Koivula M., Markkola A., Muurinen L., Mäkinen K., Nappu N., Nordström M.C., von Numers M., Sundell J., and Sääksjärvi I.E. (2017) Biologian kenttäopetus yliopistoissa: yhteistyöllä uuteen nousuun. Yliopistopedagogiikka/Journal of University Pedagogy 24:52-54. Link PDF

Nordström M.C. and Bonsdorff E. (2017) Organic enrichment simplifies marine benthic food web structure. Limnol. Oceanogr. 62: 2179–2188. Link

Griffiths J., Kadin M., Nascimento F., Tamelander T., Törnroos A., Bonaglia S., Bonsdorff E., Brüchert V., Gårdmark A., Järnström M., Kotta J., Lindegren M., Nordström M.C., Norkko A., Olsson J., Weigel B., Žydelis R., Blenckner T., Niiranen S., and Winder M. (2017) The importance of benthic-pelagic coupling for marine ecosystem functioning in a changing world. Global Change Biol. 23: 2179–2196. PDF

Brose U., Blanchard J.L., Eklöf A., Galiana N., Hartvig M., Hirt M., Kalinkat G., Nordström M.C.O'Gorman E.J., Rall B.C., Schneider F.D., Thebault E., and Jacob U. (2017) Predicting the consequences of species loss using size-structured biodiversity approaches. Biol. Rev. 92:684-697. Link


Yletyinen J., Bodin Ö., Weigel B., Nordström M.C., Bonsdorff E., and Blenckner T. (2016) Regime shifts in marine communities: a complex systems perspective on food web dynamics. Proc. R. Soc. B 283: 20152569. PDF

Christiansen J.S., Bonsdorff E., Byrkjedal I., Fevolden S-E., Karamushko O., Lynghammar A., Mecklenburg C.W., Møller P.D.R., Nielsen J., Nordström M.C., Præbel K., and Wienerroither R.M. (2016) Novel biodiversity baselines outpace models of fish distribution in Arctic waters. Sci. Nat. 103:8 Link

Quillien N., Nordström M.C., Schaal G., Bonsdorff E., and Grall J. (2016) Opportunistic basal resource simplifies food web structure and functioning of a highly dynamic marine environment. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 477: 92-102. Link

Nordström M.C., Aarnio K., and Bonsdorff, E. (2016) Mesograzer identity, not host algae, determines consumer stable isotope ratios. Mar. Biol. Res. 12: 186-192. Link


Nordström M.C., Aarnio K., Törnroos A., and Bonsdorff E. (2015) Nestedness of trophic links and biological traits in a marine food web. Ecosphere 6:161. PDF

Nordström M.C., Demopoulos A.W.J., Whitcraft C.R., Rismondo A., McMillan P.A. Gonzalez J.P., and Levin L.A. (2015) Food web heterogeneity and succession in created saltmarshes. J. Appl. Ecol. 52: 1343-1354. Link

Quillien N., Nordström M.C., Guyonnet B., Maguer M., Le Garrec V., Bonsdorff E., and Grall J. (2015) Large-scale effects of green tides on macrotidal sandy beaches: habitat-specific responses of zoobenthos. Est. Coast. Shelf Sci. 164: 379-391. PDF

Törnroos A., Nordström M.C., Aarnio K., and Bonsdorff E. (2015) Environmental context and trophic trait plasticity in a key species, the tellinid clam Macoma balthica L. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 472: 32-40. PDF

Quillien N., Nordström M.C., Gauthier O., Bonsdorff E., Paulet Y-M., and Grall J. (2015) Effects of macroalgal accumulations on the variability of zoobenthos of high-energy macrotidal sandy beaches. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 522: 97-114. PDF


Nordström M.C., Currin C.A., Talley T.S., Whitcraft C.R., and Levin L.A. (2014) Benthic food-web succession in a developing salt marsh. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 500: 43-55. PDF

Törnroos A., Nordström M.C., and Bonsdorff E. (2013) Coastal habitats as surrogates for taxonomic, functional and trophic structures of benthic faunal communities. PLOS ONE 8: e78910. PDF

Nordström M.C., Lindblad P., Aarnio K., and Bonsdorff E. (2010) A neighbour is a neighbour? Consumer diversity, trophic function, and spatial variability in benthic food webs. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 391: 101-111. PDF

Nordström M., Aarnio K., and Bonsdorff E. (2009) Temporal variability of a benthic food web: patterns and processes in a low-diversity system. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 378: 13-26. PDF

Nordström M., and Booth D.M. (2007) Drift algae reduce foraging efficiency of juvenile flatfish. J. Sea Res. 58: 335-341. PDF

Nordström M., Bonsdorff E., and Salovius S. (2006) The impact of infauna (Nereis diversicolor and Saduria entomon) on the redistribution and biomass of macroalgae on marine soft bottoms. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 333: 58-70. PDF

Yletyinen J.K., Bodin Ö., Weigel B., Nordström M., Bonsdorff E, and Blenckner T. (2016) Data from Regime shifts in marine communities: a complex systems perspective on food web dynamics. Dryad Digital Repository.

Nordström M.C., Demopoulos A.W.J., Whitcraft C.R., Rismondo A., McMillan P., Gonzalez J.P., and Levin L.A. (2015) Data from Food web heterogeneity and succession in created saltmarshes. Dryad Digital Repository.

Nordström M.C. Is the Baltic Sea damaged for good? Åbo Akademi University - Science Bites 2018

Nordström M.C. (interviewed) Ett hållbarare hav. Vetenskapsmagasinet Meddelanden från Åbo Akademi 6/2016

Nordström M.C. Networks for networks, or the changing Baltic Sea. Baltic Rim Economies review 4/2016.

Nordström M.C. Att se det stora i det lilla: Vad kan stabila isotoper avslöja om havet? Finlands natur 4/2010.