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Serena Donadi

Serena Donadi
My research interests lie at the interface of community ecology, conservation biology and statistical modeling. I am broadly interested in marine and freshwater habitats, with a strong focus on species-environment interactions and feedbacks that underpin ecosystem functioning and resilience under the increasing influence of human impacts.


I am a passionate aquatic ecologist and conservationist, with experience from different countries and ecological systems. My work focuses on species (trophic and non-trophic) interactions, effects of human impacts, biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and resilience.

Selected publications

Donadi, S., J. Näslund, L. Sandin, B. Sers, A. Vasemägi, and E. Degerman. 2023. Contrasting long‐term trends in juvenile abundance of a widespread cold‐water salmonid along a latitudinal gradient: effects of climate, stream size and migration strategy. Ecography 2023:e06522.

Donadi, S., E. Degerman, B. G. McKie, D. Jones, K. Holmgren, and L. Sandin. 2021. Interactive effects of land use, river regulation, and climate on a key recreational fishing species in temperate and boreal streams. Freshwater Biology 66:1901–1914.

Eklöf, J. S., G. Sundblad, M. Erlandsson, S. Donadi, J. P. Hansen, B. K. Eriksson, and U. Bergström. 2020. A spatial regime shift from predator to prey dominance in a large coastal ecosystem. Communications Biology 3:459.

Donadi, S., L. Bergström, J. M. Bertil Berglund, B. Anette, R. Mikkola, A. Saarinen, and U. Bergström. 2020. Perch and pike recruitment in coastal bays limited by stickleback predation and environmental forcing. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 246:107052.

Donadi, S., Å. N. Austin, E. Svartgren, B. K. Eriksson, J. P. Hansen, and J. S. Eklöf. 2018. Density-dependent positive feedbacks buffer aquatic plants from interactive effects of eutrophication and predator loss. Ecology 99:2515-2524.

Donadi S., Å.N. Austin, U. Bergström, B.K. Eriksson, J.P. Hansen, P. Jacobson, G. Sundblad, M. van Regteren, and J.S. Eklöf. 2017. A cross-scale trophic cascade from large predatory fish to algae in coastal ecosystems. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 284:20170045

Duffy, J. E., P. L. Reynolds, C. Boström, J. a. Coyer, M. Cusson, S. Donadi, J. G. Douglass, J. S. Eklöf, A. H. Engelen, B. K. Eriksson, S. Fredriksen, L. Gamfeldt, C. Gustafsson, G. Hoarau, M. Hori, K. Hovel, K. Iken, J. S. Lefcheck, P.-O. Moksnes, M. Nakaoka, M. I. O’Connor, J. L. Olsen, J. P. Richardson, J. L. Ruesink, E. E. Sotka, J. Thormar, M. a. Whalen, and J. J. Stachowicz. 2015. Biodiversity mediates top-down control in eelgrass ecosystems: a global comparative-experimental approach. Ecology Letters 18:696-705.

Donadi, S., B. K. Eriksson, K. A. Lettmann, D. Hodapp, J. Wolff, and H. Hillebrand. 2015. The body-size structure of macrobenthos changes predictably along gradients of hydrodynamic stress and organic enrichment. Marine Biology:675–685.

Donadi, S., T. van der Heide, E. M. van der Zee, J. S. Eklöf, J. van de Koppel, E. J. Weerman, T. Piersma, H. Olff, and B. K. Eriksson. 2013. Cross-habitat interactions among bivalve species control community structure on intertidal flats. Ecology 94:489–98.



Researcher at the Department of Aquatic Resources; Enheten för miljöanalys
Telephone: +46104784209
Postal address:
Stångholmsvägen 2
17893 Drottningholm
Visiting address: Stångholmsvägen 2, Drottningholm