I have a PhD degree in oceanography from the Earth Sciences Centre, University of Gothenburg. My background is primarily in the field of physical oceanography, although in my PhD thesis (the thesis can be downloaded here) and present work, the starting-point is a more holistic perspective on marine systems. I am mainly aiming for a developed understanding of links between physical, chemical, and biological processes on large scales.
The Baltic Sea can be described as a large estuary composed of a number of coupled sub-basins. These sub-basins interact with each other and are also affected by river runoff, gas exchange with the atmosphere, and water exchange with the North Sea. In my research, I use a coupled physical-biogeochemical model as a tool to study processes that influence for example oxygen conditions, nutrient cycles and the acid-base balance in the system. This model approach enables estimates of past and possible future system response to processes such as eutrophication, climate change and acidification.