Published: 2011-08-19
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).

Together with other researchers, Bo Gustafsson will explain about the main ecological problems of the Baltic Sea, and how they are solved in the framework of the international cooperation of Russia with the other Baltic Sea states.

The EU Info Day is organized by the EU Centre-Centre for European Studies of the European University at St. Petersburg with the support of the Press-Club «Green Lamp».

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Baltic Sea Science Congress 2011
The Baltic Sea Science Congress is an international forum for researchers of the Baltic Sea countries and is uniting the three major scientific communities: the Conference of Baltic Oceanographers (CBO), Baltic Marine Biologists (BMB), and Baltic Sea Geologists (BSG).

The objective of the congress is to bring together marine scientists and experts as well as young researchers. The headline of the coming Congress will be “Joint research efforts for sustainable ecosystem management".

The 8th Congress will be organized by Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU) in cooperation with BONUS and Russian research institutions and scientific societies, with large contribution of CBO, BMB and BSG.

International Scientific Steering Committee
The International Scientific Steering Committee, with 30 international researchers, is chaired by Vladimir Ryabchenko — Chair, Chair of CBO, P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). The Baltic Nest Institute is represented by Bo Gustafsson and Kai Myrberg.

BNI research in plenary
BNI research is presented in a number of presentations. The following are plenary sessions:

August 24
* Effects of hypoxia on nutrient biogeochemistry in the Baltic Sea, (Jacob Carstensen, Bo Gustafsson, Dan Reed)

* Climate effects on Baltic Sea sub-ecosystems – a comparison using a meta-analytical approach (Thorsten Blenckner, Bärbel Müller-Karulis)

* Spatial connectivity and predator spillover affect food-web structure in ecological sinks: the Baltic Sea case (Michele Casini, Thorsten Blenckner, Christian Möllmann, Anna Gårdmark, Martin Lindegren, Marcos Llope, Maris Plikshs, Georgs Kornilovs, Nils-Christian Stenseth

* Baltic Sea ecosystem changes and thresholds (Thorsten Blenckner, Marcos Llope, Michele Casini, Christian Möllmann, Miguel Rodriguez-Medina, Christoph Humborg, Nils Christian Stenseth)

August 26
* Science meet management in the revision of the Baltic Sea Action Plan against eutrophication of the Baltic Sea (Fred Wulff, Christoph Humborg, Bo Gustafsson, Magnus Mörth, Oleg Savchuk, Alexander Sokolov)

* Nutrient load reductions in future climate of the Baltic Sea - assessment of uncertainties (Markus Meier, Helén Andersson, Christian Dieterich, Kari Eilola, Bo Gustafsson, Anders Höglund, Robinson Hordoir, Ivan Kuznetsov,Thomas Neumann, Oleg Savchuk, Semjon Schimanke )

* Hypoxia in a historical perspective – indicators of change (Jacob Carstensen, Daniel Conley Bo Gustafsson)

Additional presentations

* Challenges and unknowns in the future climate-response studies of the Baltic Sea ecosystem, a food web model sensitivity analysis (Susa Niiranen, Thorsten Blenckner, Maciej Tomczak, Olle Hjerne)

* Changes in the Central Baltic Sea Ecosystem During the 20th Century (M. T. Tomczak, M. Eero, B.R.MacKenzie, S. Niiranen, T. Blenckner)

* Linking organism properties and system behavior in the microbial food web: good agreement between model parameter estimates and their theoretical values (Risto Lignell, Heikki Haario, Marko Laine, T. Frede Thingstad)

* Environmentally safe fairways over fields generated by Lagrangian particles statistics: an application to the Gulf of
Finland (Oleg Andrejev, Tarmo Soomere, Alexander Sokolov, Kai Myrberg)

* Coastal N and P cycling in the southern Baltic proper (Maren Voss, Jacob Carstensen, Claudia Frey, Daniel Conley, Joachim Dippner, Susanna Hietanen, Tom Jilbert, Frederike Korth, Caroline Slomp)

* A statistical approach on upwelling in the Baltic Sea based on the analysis of satellite data for 1990 - 2009
(Andreas Lehmann, Kai Myrberg, Katharina Höflich)

* Long-term changes and controlling factors of phytoplankton community in the Gulf of Riga (Baltic Sea) (Iveta Jurgensone, Jacob Carstensen, Anda Ikauniece, Baiba Kalveka)

* Distributed assessment of agricultural N losses and N retention in the Baltic Sea drainage basin (Hans Andersen, Gitte Blicher-Mathiesen, Peter Mejlhede Andersen, Erik Smedberg)

* Comparison of observed and simulated dynamics of biogeochemical cycles in the Baltic Sea during 1970-2005 using three state-of-the-art numerical models (Kari Eilola, Bo G. Gustafson, Ivan Kuznetsov, H.E. Markus Meier, Thomas Neumann, Oleg P. Savchuk)

* Net anthropogenic nutrient inputs to Baltic Sea catchment regional Riverine nutrient input/export patterns and implications for nutrient management strategies (Christoph Humborg, Fredrik Wulff, Carl-Magnus Mörth, Hanna Hägg, Erik Smedberg, Bongghi Hong, Dennis P Swaney)

* BALTSEM - a marine model for decision support on the Baltic Sea (Oleg P. Savchuk, Bo G. Gustafsson, Bärbel Müller-Karulis)

* Recent development of the decision support system Baltic Nest (Alexander Sokolov, Bo Gustafsson, Christoph Humborg, Magnus Mörth, Bärbel Müller-Karulis, Miguel Rodriguez Medina, Oleg Savchuk, Erik Smedberg, Fredrik Wulff)

* Nitrogen deposition to the Baltic Sea – who are the main contributors? (Kaj M. Hansen, Lise M. Frohn, Berit Hasler,
Allan Gross, Camilla Geels, Jesper H. Christensen, Jørgen Brandt, Carsten A. Skjøth, Gitte B. Hedegaard, Ayoe B. Hansen, Azimeh Zare)

* Modeling changes in Baltic Sea nutrient inputs for realistic river basin management scenarios (Csilla Farkas, Hans Thodsen, Alexander Engebretsen, Jaroslaw Chormanski, Adam Was, Kaspars Abramenko, Ainis Lagzdins, Hans E. Andersen)

* The RECOCA model: integrated modelling to support cost-effective management of nutrient reductions to the Baltic
Sea (Berit Hasler, Mikolaj Czajkowski, Katarina Elofsson, James C.R. Smart, Adam Was, Maria T.H. Konrad, Hans E. Andersen, Gitte Blicher-Mathiasen, Hans Thodsen, Cordula Göke, Magnus Mörth, Erik Smedberg, Tomasz Zylich, Christoph Humborg)

* Reconstruction of the Baltic Sea eutrophication 1850-2000 using coupled physical-biogeochemical models (Bo Gustafsson, Markus Meier, Kari Eilola, Oleg Savchuk, Thomas Neumann, Bärbel Müller Karulis, Frederik Schenk,
Eduardo Zorita, Tuija Ruoho-Airola, Magnus Mörth)

* Carbon export from the Baltic Sea catchment (Teresia Wällstedt, Carl-Magnus Mörth, Erik Smedberg, Bo Gustafsson, Christoph Humborg)

* Future riverine export of nutrients to the Baltic Sea - Climate change and consumption scenarios (Hanna Eriksson Hägg, Teresia Wällstedt, Carl-Magnus Mörth, Christoph Humborg)


* A multi-isotope and trace element study on highly anoxic groundwaters escaping from coastal sands of the southern Baltic Sea (Susann Vogler, O. Dellwig, P. Escher, B. Szymczycha, T. Gentz , L. Kotwicki, U. Struck, S. M. Weise, C.-M. Mörth, M. Schlüter, M. E. Böttcher)

* A welcome can of worms? Hypoxia mitigation by an invasive species (Joanna Norkko, Daniel C. Reed, Karen Timmermann, Alf Norkko, Bo G. Gustafsson, Erik Bonsdorff, Caroline P. Slomp, Jacob Carstensen, Daniel J. Conley)

* Changes in the Central Baltic Sea Ecosystem During the 20th Century (M.T.Tomczak, M.Eero, B.R.MacKenzie, S.Niiranen, T.Blenckner)

* Nutrient load reductions in future climate of the Baltic Sea - assessment of uncertainties (Helen Andersson, Christian Dieterich, Anders Hoglund, Robinson Hordoir, Semjon Schimanke, Markus Meier, Kari Eilola, Ivan Kuznetsov, Thomas Neumann, Oleg Savchuk, Bo Gustafsson)

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