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Funding from Formas and Vinnova for projects about mercury, stormwater, greenhouse gases and drinking water

Published: 19 November 2020
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Researchers from the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment have recently been awarded funding from Formas and Vinnova for four new research projects. The projects are about mercury in aquatic-terrestrial food webs, environmental pollutants in stormwater management systems, greenhouse gas emissions from ditches and ponds, and digital tools for managing toxins from cyanobacteria in drinking water.

Three of the projects are funded by the research council Formas, and one by Sweden's innovation authority Vinnova.

  • Land Use Effects on Aquatic Fluxes of Greenhouse Gases from Ponds and Ditches (LEAF-PAD). The main applicant is Michael Peacock from the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment. Other participants from the department are Martyn Futter, Pia Geranmayeh and Chris Evans. The project is financed by Formas through their call Annual open call 2020 – Research projects for early-career researchers.
  • Newly inundated forest landscapes as hotspots for mercury bioaccumulation and transfer across the aquatic-terrestrial food web (INFORM-Hg). The main applicant is Karin Eklöf from the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment. Willem Goedkoop from the department also participates, as well as Frauke Ecke from the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies and Johnny de Jong from SLU Swedish Biodiversity Centre. The project is financed by Formas through their call Annual open call 2020 – Research projects for early-career researchers.
  • Are today’s stormwater systems safe chemical filters for toxic micropollutants? (SAFESTORM). The main applicant is Karin Wiberg. Anna-Karin Dahlberg and Oksana Golovko from the department also participates, as well as Johan Lundqvist from the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health and Pablo Gago Ferrero from IDAEA-CSIC in Barcelona. The project is financed by Formas through their call Annual open call 2020 – Research projects.
  • A smart digital platform for managing cyanotoxin risk in drinking water supply and beyond (DiCyano). Lund University coordinates the project. Stephan Köhler and Hampus Markensten participates from the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment. The project is financed by Vinnova.

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