Carolyn Faithfull

Carolyn Faithfull


I am an aquatic ecologist whose specialty is in studying food web interactions in pelagic ecosystems. Much of my research has focussed on how multiple stressors affect energy transfer in food webs. I have also worked with surveying Gävleborgs marine environment in order to prioritise areas for building of marine protected areas. 

I am a researcher at SLU Aqua, Institute of coastal research, where I am a member of the Ecosystem Analysis unit. I will be working with concepts related to ecosystem based management and its application. 


2020 - Researcher, Institute of Coastal research, SLU

2017-2020 - Marine Biologist, Länsstyrelsen Gävleborg

2014-2018 - International Postdoctor, Oceanography Institution, University of Hawai’i and Umeå University.

2012-2014 - Researcher/Postdoctor, Umeå University

2011 - PhD, Umeå University

Publikationer i urval

Faithfull C.L., and Goetze E. Copepod nauplii use phosphorus from bacteria, creating a short circuit in the microbial loop. Ecology Letters, 22: 1462-1471.

Mathews L., Faithfull C.L., Lenz, P.H., Nelson C. The effects of food stoichiometry and temperature on copepods are mediated by ontogeny. Oecologia, 188: 75-84.

Mehdi Cherif, Carolyn Faithfull, Junwen Guo, Cedric L. Meunier, Judith Sitters,
Wojciech Uszko, Francisco Rivera Vasconcelos. (2017). An Operational Framework for
the Advancement of a Molecule-to-Biosphere Stoichiometry Theory. Frontiers in
Marine Science, 4: 268.

Deininger A. Faithfull C.L., Bergström A.-K. (2017). Nitrogen effects on the pelagic
food web are modified by dissolved organic carbon. Oecologia, 4:901-916.

Deininger A. Faithfull C.L., Bergström A.-K. (2017). Phytoplankton response to whole lake inorganic N fertilization along a gradient in dissolved organic carbon. Ecology, 98:982-994.

Deininger A., Faithfull C.L., Karlsson J., Klaus M., and Bergström A.K. (2017).
Pelagic food web response to whole lake N fertilization. Limnology and Oceanography, 62:1498-1511.

Deininger A., Faithfull C. L., Lange K., Bayer T., Vidussi F. and Liess A. (2016).
Phytoplankton succession and stoichiometry changes triggered by terrestrial runoff in a coastal lagoon. Marine Environmental Research, 119: 40-50.

Liess A., Rowe O., Francoeur S.N., Guo J., Lange K., Schröder A., Reichstein B.,
Lefebure R., Deininger A., Mathisen P., Faithfull C.L. (2016). Terrestrial runoff boosts
phytoplankton in a Mediterranean coastal lagoon, but these effects do not propagate to higher trophic levels. Hydrobiologia, 766: 275-291.

Faithfull C.L., Mathisen P., Wenzel A., Bergström A.K. and Vrede T. (2015). Food web efficiency differs between humic and clear water lake communities in response to
nutrients and light. Oecologia, 177:823-835.

Liess A., Faithfull C.L. Reichstein B., Rowe O., Guo J., Pete R., Thomsson G., Uszko
W. and Francoeur S.N. (2015). Terrestrial runoff may reduce microbenthic net
community productivity by increasing turbidity: A Mediterranean coastal lagoon
mesocosm experiment. Hydrobiologia, 753:215-218.

Bergström A.K., Faithfull C.L., Karlsson D., Karlsson J. (2013). Nitrogen deposition
and warming – Effects on phytoplankton nutrient limitation in subarctic lakes. Global Change Biology, 19: 2557-2568.

Faithfull C.L, Huss M., Vrede T., Karlsson J. and Bergström A.-K. (2012). Transfer of bacterial production based on labile carbon to higher trophic levels in an oligotrophic pelagic system. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 69: 85-93.

Faithfull C.L., A. Wenzel, T. Vrede, A.-K. Bergström (2011). Testing the light:nutrient hypothesis in an oligotrophic boreal lake. Ecosphere, 2: art UNSP123

Faithfull C.L., A.-K. Bergström and T. Vrede (2011). Effects of nutrients and lake
characteristics on bacterial and phytoplankton production: A meta-analysis. Limnology and Oceanography, 56: 1708–1713.

Faithfull C.L., Huss M., T. Vrede and A.-K. Bergström (2011). Bottom-up carbon
subsidies and top-down predation pressure interact to affect aquatic food web structure. Oikos, 120: 311–320.

Faithfull C.L., A.-K. Bergström and T. Vrede (2009). Pelagic energy mobilization
across crossed gradients of phosphorus and dissolved organic carbon in a chemostat
experiment. Internat. Assoc. of Theoretical and Applied Limnology, 30: 1411–1415.

Faithfull C.L. and C.W. Burns (2006). Effects of salinity and source of inocula on
germination of Anabaena akinetes from a tidally-influenced lake. Freshwater Biology, 51: 705–716.


Forskare vid Institutionen för akvatiska resurser; Ekosystemanalys
Telefon: +46104784174
Institutionen för akvatiska resurser (SLU Aqua)
Box 7018
75007 Uppsala
Besöksadress: Almas Allé 5, Uppsala