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Andreas Bryhn

Andreas Bryhn


I am a researcher, teacher, project leader and Deputy Head of Institute at SLU, Department of Aquatic Resources. My activities relate to marine and inland water sustainability, and in particular the dynamic interplay between society and natural systems.


Supervision of thesis students 2004-

Where have all the fishes gone? Sustainability perspectives on contemporary fisheries, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023.

Land use and watershed management to reduce eutrophication, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023.

Principles of fisheries science, 2023.

Ecology and sustainability, 2022.

Aquatic environmental analysis, 2008, 2010, 2011 (incl. development of a new course).

Modelling of Aquatic Ecosystems, 2011.

Decision support systems, 2008 (incl. development of a new course).

Environmental Consequence Analysis, 2006, 2007

Distributed modelling with GIS (Geographical Information Systems), 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006.

Water Resources Management, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010.

Aquatic Ecology, 2006.

Catchment Hydrology, 2006.


Positions (selected)

Senior researcher, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Dept of Aquatic Resources, 2012-

Assistant Professor, Uppsala University, Dept of Earth Sciences, 2008-2012

Postgraduate position, Uppsala University, Dept of Earth Sciences, 2004-2008 

Academic degrees and appointments:

Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, 2011.
PhD, Environmental Analysis, Uppsala University, 2008.
MA, Economics, Uppsala University, 2007.
MSc, Environmental and Aquatic Engineering, Uppsala University, 2002.

Prizes and Awards

The Tomasz Jóźwiak Award 2019 by Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies.

The Linnaeus Prize 2009 by the Royal Society of Science.


Five PhD students through their dissertations.

> 20 undergraduate thesis students at the basic or advanced level.

Selected publications

(More publications at Google Scholar).

Peer-reviewed research articles

48. Bryhn, A.C., Lunneryd, S.G., Königson, S. 2023. Predator damaged eel caught in coastal fisheries of the Baltic Sea. Fish and Fisheries, 267: 106827.

47. Bryhn, A. C., & Belgrano, A. 2023. Teaching, learning and assessment methods for sustainability education on the land–sea interface. Discover Sustainability, 4: 3.

46. Bryhn, A.C., Bergek, S., Bergström, U., Casini, M., Dahlgren, E., Ek, C., Hjelm, J.,  Königson, S., Ljungberg, P., Lundström, K., Lunneryd, S.G., Ovegård, M., Sköld, M., Valentinsson, D., Vitale, F., Wennhage, H. 2022. Which factors can affect the productivity and dynamics of cod stocks in the Baltic Sea, Kattegat and Skagerrak? Ocean & Coastal Management 223, 106154.

45. Königson, S. J., Naddafi, R., Lunneryd, S. G., Bryhn, A. C., Macleod, K., & Ljungberg, P. 2022. Effects of fishery and environmental factors on a novel multispecies pot targeting European lobster (Homarus gammarus), Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) and edible crab (Cancer pagarus). Frontiers in Marine Science, 2542.

44. Bryhn, A.C., Grände, A., Setzer, M., Johansson, K.-M., Bergström, L. 2021. Ecosystem-based fisheries management is attainable, affordable, and should be viewed as a long-term commitment: Experiences from Lake Vättern, Sweden. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 47: 1437-1445.

43. Belgrano A, Novaglio C, Svedäng H, Villasante S, Melián CJ, Blenckner T, Bergström U, Bryhn A, Bergström L, Bartolino V, Sköld M, Tomczak M, Wikström SA, Hansen AS, Linke S, Emmerson R, Morf A and Tönnesson K. 2021. Mapping and evaluating Marine Protected Areas and Ecosystem Services: a transdisciplinary Delphi Forecasting process framework. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9:652492.

42. Haapasaari, P., Ignatius, S., Pihlajamäki, M., Bryhn, A., Sarkki, S., Tuomisto, J., Nevalainen, L., Lehikoinen, A., Assmuth, T., Romakkaniemi, A., Peltonen, H., Kuikka, S. 2021. Integrated governance for managing multidimensional problems: potentials, challenges, and arrangements. Marine Policy, 104276.

41. Bryhn, A.C., Kraufvelin, P., Bergström, U., Vretborn, M., Bergström, L., 2020. A model for disentangling dependencies and impacts among human activities and marine ecosystem services. Environmental Management 65, 575-586.

40. Hanson, N., Larsson, Å., Parkkonen, J., Faxneld, S., Nyberg, E., Bignert, A., Ek, E., Bryhn, A., Olsson, J., Karlsson, A. M.L., Förlin, L., 2020. Ecological changes as a plausible explanation for differences in uptake of contaminants between European perch and eelpout in a coastal area of the Baltic Sea. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 80, 103455.

39. Karlsson, O.M., Bryhn, A.C., Håkanson, L., Hållén, J., Jonsson, P., Malmaeus, J.M., Rydin, E., 2019. On the role of sedimentological processes controlling phosphorus burial in the coastal zone of the Baltic Sea. Limnology and Oceanography 64,1828-1831.

38. Lehikoinen, A., Olsson, J., Bergström, L., Bergström, U., Bryhn, A.C., Fredriksson, R., Uusitalo, L., 2019. Evaluating complex relationships between ecological indicators and environmental factors in the Baltic Sea: A machine learning approach. Ecological Indicators, 101: 117-125.

37. Stankova, B., Tvrzicka, E., Bayerova, H., Bryhn, A. C., Bryhn, M., 2018. Herring oil intake results in increased levels of omega-3 fatty acids in erythrocytes in an urban population in the Czech Republic. Archives of Medical Science: Civilization Diseases, 3: e3–e9.

36. Pastuszak, M., Bryhn, A. C., Håkanson, L., Stålnacke, P., Zalewski, M., Wodzinowski, T., 2018. Reduction of nutrient emission from Polish territory into the Baltic Sea (1988–2014) confronted with real environmental needs and international requirements. Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, 47: 140-166.

35. Bryhn, A. C., Lundström, K., Johansson, A., Ragnarsson Stabo, H., Svedäng, H., 2017. A continuous involvement of stakeholders promotes the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries in the 8-fjords area on the Swedish west coast. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 74: 431–442.

34. Bryhn, A. C., Dimberg, P. H., Bergström, L., Fredriksson, R. E., Mattila, J., Bergström, U., 2017. External nutrient loading from land, sea and atmosphere to all 656 Swedish coastal water bodies. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 114: 664-670..

33. Dimberg, P. H., Bryhn, A. C., 2015. Predicting total nitrogen, total phosphorus, total organic carbon, dissolved oxygen and iron in deep waters of Swedish lakes. Environmental Modeling & Assessment, 20: 411–423.

32. Bryhn, A. C., Königson, S., Lunneryd, S.-G.,Bergenius, M. A. J., 2014. Green lamps as visual stimuli affect the catch efficiency of floating cod (Gadus morhua) pots in the Baltic Sea. Fisheries Research, 157: 187–192.

31. Bryhn, A. C., Andersson, J., Petersson, E., 2014. Mortality of European glass eel (Anguilla anguilla juveniles) at a nuclear power plant. International Review of Hydrobiology, 99: 312–316.



Books, book chapters and dissertations

Bryhn, M., Bryhn, A. C., 2019. Herring - oceans' silver. Scholars' Press, Riga.

Håkanson, L. and Bryhn, A. C., 2011. Controlling eutrophication in the Baltic Sea and the Kattegat. In: Ansari, A. A., et al. (eds.), Eutrophication: causes, consequences, control. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 17-67.

Håkanson, L., Ragnarsson Stabo, H., Bryhn, A. C., 2010. The fish production potential of the Baltic Sea. Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, 396 p.

Bryhn, A. C., Sessa, C., Håkanson, L., 2010. Costs, ecosystem benefits and policy implications of remedial measures to combat coastal eutrophication: a framework for analyses and a practical example related to the Gulf of Riga. In: Webber, C. D. (ed.), Eutrophication: Ecological Effects, Sources, Prevention and Reversal. Nova Publishers, Hauppage, pp. 103-134.

Håkanson, L. and Bryhn, A. C., 2008. Eutrophication in the Baltic Sea – present situation, nutrient transport processes, remedial strategies. - Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, 261 p.

Håkanson, L. and Bryhn, A. C., 2008. Tools and Criteria for Sustainable Coastal Ecosystem Management. Examples from the Baltic Sea and Other Aquatic Systems. Springer, Berlin, 292 p.


Other publications

Bryhn, A.C. 2022. Participatory, holistic management of great lakes: Experiences from Lake Vättern, Sweden. Lakes Letters 1/2022, p. 15.

Kraufvelin, P., Bryhn, A., Olsson, J. 2021. Erfarenheter av ekologisk restaurering i kust och hav (Experiences from ecological restoration in coastal waters and seas). HaV-rapport. HaV, Göteborg (in Swedish).

Kraufvelin, P., Bryhn, A., Olsson, J. 2021. Fysisk påverkan i kusten och effekter på ekosystemen (Physical pressures along the coast and effects on ecosystems). HaV-rapport. HaV, Göteborg (in Swedish).

ICES m.fl., 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021. Report of the Joint EIFAAC/ICES/GFCM Working Group on Eels (WGEEL). ICES, Köpenhamn.

Dekker, W., van Gemert, R., Bryhn, A. m.fl. 2021. Assessment of the eel stock in Sweden, spring 2021; Fourth post-evaluation of the Swedish eel management. Aqua reports 2021:12. SLU, Drottningholm.

Kraufvelin, P., Olsson, J., Bergström, U., Bryhn, A., Bergström, L. 2021. Restoration measures for coastal habitats in the Baltic Sea: cost-efficiency and areas of highest significance and need. HELCOM ACTION Report. HELCOM, Helsinki.

Bryhn, A. et al. 2020. Kunskapsunderlag om möjliga icketorskfiskerelaterade åtgärder för att torskbestånd ska
bevaras och återhämta sig i svenska vatten (Knowledge base on possible non-cod fishing related measures to conserve and restore cod stocks in Swedish waters). PM. SLU, Öregrund (in Swedish).

Wikström, S.A., Bryhn, A. et al. 2020. Ekosystemansatsen – praktiska erfarenheter från svensk havs- och vattenförvaltning (The ecosystem approach - practical experiences from Swedish marine and water management). Rapport 6934. Naturvårdsverket, Stockholm.

Bryhn, A. et al., 2018. State-of-the-art, case-studies, methods and tools for ecosystem-based fisheries management. Aqua Reports, 2018:20. SLU, Öregrund (in Swedish).

Bryhn, A., et al., 2018. Biological recipient control at the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant. Aqua reports 2018:8. SLU, Figeholm (in Swedish).

Adill, A., Bryhn, A., Karlsson, E., 2018. Biological recipient control at the Forsmark nuclear power plant. Summarised results from investigations until 2017. Aqua reports 2018:14. SLU, Öregrund (in Swedish).

Bryhn, A., et al., 2018. SLU Aqua’s knowledge provision and advice as support for an ecosystem-based fisheries management. Aqua reports 2018:1. SLU, Öregrund (in Swedish).

Dekker, W., Bryhn, A. m.fl., 2018. Assessment of the eel stock in Sweden, spring 2018. Third post-evaluation of the Swedish Eel Management Plan. Aqua reports 2018:16. SLU, Drottningholm.

Bryhn, A., m.fl., 2017. Biological recipient control at the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant. Aqua Reports 2017: 4. SLU, Figeholm (in Swedish).

Bergek, S., Sandin, L., Tomband, F., Holén, E., Bryhn, A., 2017. Ecosystem services from Swedish lakes and watercourses. Report 2017:7. Havs- och vattenmyndigheten, Göteborg (in Swedish).

Andersson, J., Bryhn, A. et al., 2016. Biological recipient control at the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant. Aqua Reports 2016:6. SLU, Figeholm (in Swedish).

Andersson, J., Bryhn, A. et al., 2016. Biologisk recipientkontroll vid Oskarshamns kärnkraftverk. Sammanfattande resultat av undersökningar fram till år 2014. Aqua reports 2016:3. SLU, Figeholm (in Swedish).

Bryhn, A. m. fl., 2015. Ecosystem services from Swedish seas. Status och pressures. Rapport 2015:12. Havs- och vattenmyndigheten, Göteborg (in Swedish).

Bryhn, A. C., 2012. Fish losses in Swedish nuclear power plants. AQUA Reports 2012:10. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Öregrund (in Swedish).


Researcher at the Department of Aquatic Resources; Institute of Coastal Research, joint staff
Telephone: +46104784152
Postal address:
Kustlaboratoriet, Skolgatan 6
742 42 Öregrund
Visiting address: Skolgatan 6, Öregrund