Enrichment of nutrients (eutrophication) can lead to algal blooms and oxygen deficiency in lakes and can eventually lead to lakes being overgrown by plants and lost.
The research at the department concerns both the sources of eutrophication and restoration and mitigation.
Examples of research projects
- DAEMONS – Drivers And Effects of Modified Nutrient Stoichiometry from Source to Sea
- Do the cyanobacteria perform nitrogen fixation in the Bothnian Sea?
- LifeIP Rich Waters
- Phosphorous leaching from sediments – legacy is the last obstacle for longterm restauration of lakes
- Sources, characterization and transport of sediment bound phosphorus in small agricultural streams
- TaRgEting Low-Sorption Soils to reduce phosphorus losses (TiRELeSS)
Wetlands and nutrient retention
- SLU Water Hub - a competence centre on nutrient leaching
- SLU's environmental monitoring and assessment programme for Eutrophication