BNI researchers and their international colleagues report that the dead zones in the Baltic Sea have increased 10-fold over the last 115 years, growing from approximately 5 000 km² in 1900 to more than 60 000 km² in recent years. The study is published in the latest issue of PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Director of BNI Sweden , Bo Gustafsson , has been invited as one of the prominent speakers when HELCOM celebrates its 40th anniversary in Helsinki today.
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.
A new study was published in the November 2013 issue of Global Change Biology by a team of researchers from BNI Sweden and their international colleagues collaborating in the BONUS ECOSUPPORT project. Interested in what the combined effects of climatic changes and ecosystem drivers are on the food web in the Central Baltic Sea, this article investigates the interactions between climate, nutrient loads and cod fishing.
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.
Baltic Sea countries reconfirm their commitment to the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan. The Baltic Nest Institute continues to play an important role, providing the best available scientific knowledge.
Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre is in an expansive phase and new positions, both communicators and researchers, will be advertised the coming months. At the moment we announce seven Baltic Sea research positions.
An updated version of the Nest user manual is now available in the BNI Technical Report series, and can be used by decision-makers, scientists and students who wish to learn more about how to use Nest.
Increased information regarding what research says about the state of the Baltic Sea is crucial for politicians in order to take the decisions needed to save the Baltic Sea. That was the key message at a seminar organized by the Baltic Sea Centre at Stockholm University during Almedalsveckan. See the seminar at
Using biological ensemble modeling a group of researchers, among them researchers from BNI Sweden, show that Baltic Sea cod are affected by what they eat. Climate change leads to a warmer and less saline Baltic Sea, where cod become fewer and less able to withstand heavy fishing pressure.
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