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Philip Jacobson

Philip Jacobson


I started my PhD studies in November 2015 looking at size-specific interactions between salmon, herring and sprat in the Baltic Sea and how these interactions affect salmon population dynamics and bioaccumulation of dioxins and how they are affected by size-selective fishing.

My work is part of the BONUS GOHERR project (Integrated governance of Baltic herring and salmon stocks involving stakeholders), which is supported by BONUS (Art 185), funded jointly by the EU and the Swedish Research Council FORMAS, and my PhD-project is co-funded by the Department of Aquatic Resources at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.


Magnus Huss, Dept. of Aquatic resources, SLU.

Anna Gårdmark, Dept. of Aquatic resources, SLU.

Johan Östergren, Institute of Freshwater Research, Dept. of Aquatic resources, SLU.

Selected publications

Jacobson, P., Bergström, U., Eklöf, J. S. 2019. Size-dependent diet composition and feeding of Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis) and northern pike (Esox lucius) in the Baltic Sea. Boreal Environmental Research, 24: 137–153: PDF

Huss, M., Lindmark, M., Jacobson, P., van Dorst, R. M.,
Gårdmark, A. 2019. Experimental evidence of gradual size-dependent shifts in
body size and growth of fish in response to warming. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14637

Jacobson, P., Gårdmark, A., Östergren, J., Casini, M., Huss, M. 2018. Size-dependent prey availability affects diet and performance of predatory fish at sea: a case study of Atlantic salmon. Ecosphere, 9(1):e02081. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2081

Donadi, S., Austin, Å. N., Bergström, U., Eriksson, B. K., Hansen, J. P., Jacobson, P., Sundblad, G., van Regteren, M. & Eklöf, J. S. 2017. A cross-scale trophic cascade from large predatory fish to algae in coastal ecosystems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences, 284(1859), p. 20170045. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0045



  • Johan Östergren

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Doctoral Student at the Department of Aquatic Resources; Institute of Coastal Research, joint staff
Telephone: 010-478 4174
Postal address:
Kustlaboratoriet, Skolgatan 6
742 42 Öregrund
Visiting address: Skolgatan 6, Öregrund