Alfred Sandström

Alfred Sandström
I work with fish, fisheries and lake ecosystems.


My main interest is the interactions between people and their local environments and how this is manifested in the large lakes of Sweden and to a lesser extent coastal areas of the Baltic Sea. More specifically, I have been working with the dynamics of littoral as well as pelagic parts of aquatic ecosystems with particular emphasis on fisheries, spatial variability and environmental disturbances.


I am involved in an upcoming master-level course called Principles of Fisheries Science. Its launched, for the first time, in spring 2017.


Primary work topics and projects:


The potential of protected areas and zoning as management tools in freshwater and coastal ecosystems

Collaborative research involving fisheries stakeholders.

Development of fish sampling methods in littoral and pelagic habitats

Assessment of freshwater fisheries.

 Environmental and human-induced impacts on freshwater fishes.


I took my PhD in Turku Finland in Marine Ecology with Physiology as a secondary topic. Since July 2011, I have worked as a researcher at SLU-Aqua.



I have supervised a number of master students and been assistant supervisor to a PhD-student.

Publikationer i urval

Sandström A. & S. Mackinson 2015. Task 1.3 Trans- and international exchanges. “The quest of the snufkins– a summary of the results of an exchange program aimed at learning best-practice to participatory approaches in fisheries.” EU Interim Report, 50 pp. (link)

P. Bohman, L. Edsman, A. Sandström, P. Nyström, M. Stenberg, P. Hertonsson, J. Johansson. 2015. Predicting harvest of non-native signal crayfish in lakes – a role for changing climate? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 10.1139/cjfas-2015-0241. (link)

Sandström A., P. Phillipson. A. Asp. T. Axenrot. A. Kinnerbäck. H. Ragnarsson-Stabo & K. Holmgren. (2016). Assessing the potential of remote sensing derived water quality data to explain variations in fish assemblages and to support fish status assessments in large lakes. Hydrobiologia, DOI: 10.1007/s10750.


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