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Carbon isotopes in the Baltsem model
Baltic Nest researchers have now expanded the BALTSEM model to include carbon isotopes. The isotopic compositions of inorganic and organic carbon species in the Baltic Sea are mainly controlled by phytoplankton production and respiration and the related air-sea CO2 fluxes. This method could also have important applications for estimates of greenhouse gas emissions in other areas.

Bacteria in the Baltic Sea reduce acidification
Alkalinity production in the Baltic Sea is much larger than previously known. Researchers at Stockholm University determined the alkalinity delivered by rivers to the Baltic Sea and concluded that there are large internal sources in the sea that generate alkalinity.

Read more about Baltic Sea regime shifts
The interdisciplinary project Regime Shifts in the Baltic Sea Ecosystem - Modelling Complex Adaptive Ecosystems and Governance Implications has now entered its final year. The articles published in the project up to date are now available on our web, many with abstracts or short introductions for easy access.

BNI contributes to Special issue of AMBIO: BONUS+ in Support of the Ecosystem Approach to Management in the Baltic Sea
BNI researchers from BNI Sweden, Denmark and Finland contribute with several articles in a new special issue of AMBIO, which provides a synopsis of the results from the projects in the BONUS+ programme 2009-2011.

International workshop on nutrient and carbon fluxes
BNI closely collaborates with researchers from Cornell University and its College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), arranging a workshop on "Understanding temporal trends in nutrient and carbon fluxes to coastal oceans: Toward a linking of different modeling approaches", held in New York in October.

Bo Gustafsson speaks during the Third EU Info-Day: «Ecology of the Baltic Sea: What Can Be Done through the International Cooperation?»
The EU Info Day is dedicated to the 8th Baltic Sea Science Congress 2011, which is held on August 22-26th in St. Petersburg. EU day is held on August 24th, 15.00 at the Press-Club "Green Lamp" (Bankovsky pereulok 3).

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Baltic Sea Centre, Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden, +46-8-16 37 18
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DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark, +45 4630 1200
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