HALMSTAD AQUATIC RESEARCH GROUP

An applied aquatic research environment in Southwest Sweden

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ABOUT US

We are a group of academics, researchers and environmental science students committed to advancing sustainable water management through research activities that support evidence-based policy development. The impact of our research is global, while our research activities are primarily local, having a particular focus on water bodies in Västerhavet Water District.

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ANTONIA LIESS

University lecturer

PER MAGNUS EHDE

Research engineer

STEFAN WEISNER

Senior university professor

JOSEFIN NILSSON

PhD student

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MATYAS BAAN

Research assistant; MSc student

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JASMIN BORGERT

Research assistant; MSc student

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KATARZYNA NOWAK

MSc student

WHAT WE DO

Our flagship project of mitigating the eutrophication of waterways through the use of wetlands embedded into agricultural land has entered its second decade. During this time we have had the rare opportunity of gathering long-term data related to outcomes influenced by wetland maturation and vegetation type. 

Investigating surface water quality, such as that of Lake Bolmen, constitutes another important research area within our scope. 

Micro- and nanoplastics have recently been shown to travel to fetuses as they are inhaled by pregnant mothers and enter the bloodstream through the lungs. Unfortunately, plastics of varying sizes are abundant in air, soil and water. Our focus is on microplastics in surface waters and sediment.

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WETLANDS RESEARCH

SURFACE WATERS

MICROPLASTICS

“The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom.”

Theodore Roosevelt

CONTACT US

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