A number of studies have documented the detrimental effects of hypoxia on ecosystem functioning. There is evidence for feedback mechanisms sustaining continued hypoxia, but the generality of the mechanisms are poorly known. Decades of monitoring efforts to collect data on physics, nutrients and biology have now provided a basis for analysis. The project will entail the analysis of large data sets from monitoring databases around the Baltic Sea to look for common patterns in biogeochemical as well as biological responses to eutrophication-enhanced hypoxia in the coastal zone. The project will be part of the “Managing Multiple Stressors in the Baltic Sea” framework, a 5-year Strong Research Environment funded by the Swedish Research Council for the Environment (FORMAS).
Application deadline: 17th of June