My overall research interest has always been about anthropogenic impact on the marine ecosystem. The focus has been on phytoplankton, in particular how e.g. eutrophication and climate change affect the spread of certain species and toxin production, and what we can do to reduce the effects of harmful algal blooms on the ecosystem.
During my time as a Ph.D. student and as a postdoctoral researcher (at the University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute, och Linnéuniversitetet i Kalmar, Sweden) I worked closely with colleagues from many parts of the world. I had the opportunity to participate in two EU funded projects. The first one was a 3 years project with partners from 7 different Universities or research institutes throughout Europe and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, USA. We conducted four joint experiments in Finland, Sweden, Greece, and Spain. The second project lasted 4 years. All partners in that project, from 9 different Universities/research institutes, met 2 – 3 times a year for various workshops.