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Lena Bergström

Lena Bergström
Marine ecologist with interest in coastal fish and marine food webs, human impacts, status indicators, tools and assessments to support the ecosystem-based approach.

Presentation

I am associate professor (Docent) at SLU Aqua, Institute of coastal reseach. Currently I am also project coordinator at the Baltic Sea Environment Commission, HELCOM, leading the development of regional cumulative impact assessments in the Baltic Sea.

Research

ECOCOA - Environmental compensation in coastal areas: Swedish environmental Protection Agency 2018-2020  

Pan Baltic Scope - Cofunded by the European maritime and fisheries fund for the European Union. 2018-2019

Integrated ecosystem analyses. Swedish Agency for Water and Marine Management  

HELCOM HOLAS II - Second holistic assessment of the ecosystem health of the Baltic Sea. Baltic Sea Environment Protection Commission: 2015-2018. 

Environmental analysis

International networks and groups

- ICES Working Group on Integrated Assessment of the Baltic Sea (WGIAB)

- HELCOM Project for Baltic-wide assessment of coastal fish communities in support of an ecosystem based management (HELCOM FISH-PRO III)

- ICES Working Group on Marine Benthal and Renewable Energy Developments (WGMBRED)

National networks and groups:

-SLU Foma program Coast and Sea

-Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. Scientific board for biodiversity and ecosystem services

Background

2011-ongoing: SLU Aqua,  Institute of Coastal research, researcher.  

2006-2011: Swedish Board of Fisheries, researcher and head of unit

2005-2006: Stockholm University, Department of Botany. Postdoctoral researcher

2005: PhD Umeå University, Sweden 

1997: MSc Åbo Akademi University, Finland 

Selected publications

Lehikoinen⁠, A., Olsson, J. Bergström, L. Bergström, U. Bryhn, Fredriksson⁠, R., Uusitalo, L.⁠ (2019). Evaluating complex relationships between ecological indicators and environmental factors in the Baltic Sea: A machine learning approach. Ecological indicators.

Bergström, L, Karlsson, M., Bergström, U., Pihl, L. Kraufvelin, P. (2018). Relative impacts of fishing and eutrophication on coastal fish assessed by comparing a no-take area with an environmental gradient. Ambio DOI: 10.1007/s13280-018-1133-9.

Östman, Ö. Lingman, A., Bergström, L., Olsson, J. (2016). Temporal development and spatial scale of coastal fish indicators in reference sites in the Baltic Sea: influence of anthropogenic and hydro-climate drivers. Journal of Applied Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12719

Bryhn, A., Dimberg, P.H., Bergström, L., Fredriksson, R.E., Mattila, J., Bergström, U. (2016) External nutrient loading from land, sea and atmosphere to all 656 Swedish coastal water bodies Marine Pollution Bulletin. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.10.054

Bergström, L., Bergström, U., Olsson, J. Carstensen, J. (2016) Coastal fish indicators response to natural and anthropogenic environmental gradients –variability at temporal and different spatial scales. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 183: 62-72.

Bergström, L., Karlsson, M., Bergström, U., Pihl, L., Kraufvelin, P. (2016) Distribution of mesopredatory fish determined by habitat variables in a predator-depleted coastal system. Marine Biology 163:201. DOI 10.1007/s00227-016-2977-9

Östman, Ö., Lingman, A., Bergström, L., Olsson, J. (2016). Temporal development and spatial scale of coastal fish indicators in reference sites in the Baltic Sea: influence of anthropogenic and hydro-climate drivers. Journal of Applied Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12719

Pekcan-Hekim, Z., Gårdmark, A,. Karlson, A.M.L., Kauppila, P., Bergström, L. (2016) The role of climate and fisheries on the temporal changes in the Bothnian Bay food web. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsw032.

Bergström, L., Dainys, J., Heikinheimo, O., Jakubaviciute, E., Kruze, E., Lappalainen, A., Lozys, L., Minde, A.,  Saks, L., Svirgsden, R.,  Ådjers, K., Olsson, J.,  (2016) Long term changes in the status of coastal fish in the Baltic Sea. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 2016: 74-84.

Recent reports

HELCOM (2018). Status of coastal fish communities in the Baltic Sea during 2011-2016 – the third thematic assessment. Baltic Sea Environment Proceedings 161 (J. Olsson, R. Naddafi, E. J. Brown, A. Lejk, S. Smolinski, L. Bergström)

HELCOM (2018): State of the Baltic Sea – Second HELCOM holistic assessment 2011-2016. Baltic Sea Environment. Proceedings 155 (Bergström L. et al. Eds)

HELCOM (2018): Economic and social analyses in the Baltic Sea region – HELCOM Thematic assessment 2011-2016. Available at:http://www.helcom.fi/baltic-sea-trends/holistic-assessments/state-of-the-baltic-sea-2018/reports-and-materials

HELCOM (2018): HELCOM Thematic assessment of eutrophication 2011-2016. Available at: http://www.helcom.fi/baltic-sea-trends/holistic-assessments/state-of-the-baltic-sea-2018/reports-and-materials

HELCOM (2018): HELCOM Thematic assessment of hazardous substances 2011-2016. Supplementary report to the ‘State of the Baltic Sea’ report. Available at:http://www.helcom.fi/baltic-sea-trends/holistic-assessments/state-of-the-baltic-sea-2018/reports-and-materials

HELCOM (2018): HELCOM thematic assessment of biodiversity 2011-2016. Available at: http://www.helcom.fi/baltic-sea-trends/holistic-assessments/state-of-the-baltic-sea-2018/reports-and-materials

HELCOM (2018): HELCOM Thematic assessment of cumulative impacts on the Baltic Sea 2011-2016. Available at: http://www.helcom.fi/baltic-sea-trends/holistic-assessments/state-of-the-baltic-sea-2018/reports-and-materials

Leonardsson, K., Ericson, Y., Olsson, J., Bergström, L. (2016). Optimerad övervakning av fisk i kustvatten. Havs- och vattenmyndigheten rapport.

Lindegarth M, Carstensen J, Drakare S, Johnson RK, Nyström Sandman A, Söderpalm A, Wikström S A (Editors). (2016)  Ecological Assessment of Swedish Water Bodies; development, harmonisation and integration of biological indicators. Final report of the research programme WATERS. WATERS report no 2016:10. Havsmiljöinstitutet, Sweden.

ICES (2016). Report of the ICES/HELCOM Working Group on Integrated Assessments of the Baltic Sea (WGIAB), 18‐22 April 2016, Helsinki, Finland (Bergström, L., Uusitalo, L., Lindegren, M., Otto, S. Eds.)


Contact
Researcher at the Department of Aquatic Resources; Institute of Coastal Research, joint staff
Telephone: +46104784116
Postal address:
Kustlaboratoriet, Skolgatan 6
742 42 ÖREGRUND
Visiting address: Skolgatan 6, Öregrund