In Aquatic Biogeochemistry Research Unit (ABRU), we study how the essential elements of life are cycled in water and sediment. In particular, we focus on carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and silicon cycling. These are the key nutrients whose availability determine the distribution of life in Earth’s aquatic environments. We study the whole spectrum of aquatic systems, from lakes, through coastal marine environments to the open oceans. We are specialized in the study of sediments, where organic material is decomposed by microbes, releasing nutrients for further cycling in the environment. ABRU forms part of the Marine Ecosystems Research Group (MERG) within the Ecosystems and Environment Research Program. The unit is led by Assistant Professor (Academy Research Fellow) Tom Jilbert. Former members include Academy of Finland Research Fellows Susanna Hietanen and Karoliina Koho.
Aquatic Biogeochemistry Research Unit (ABRU)
Introducing: Dr. Dana Hellemann
On June 12, ABRU researcher Dana Hellemann successfully defended her thesis “Nitrogen cycling in aphotic coastal sandy sediments of the Baltic...
ABRU researchers participate in 3rd TOPICAL research cruise on Swedish West Coast
RV Skagerak sailed from Kristineberg research station into Gullmar, Havstens and Koljö fjords from 11-12 June to investigate coastal...