Samuel Hylander

Samuel Hylander

Associate professor
Department of Biology and Environmental Science Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
44006, Hus Vita, Kalmar
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Samuel Hylander carries out research in aquatic ecology studying food web transfer of micronutrients as well as responses among organisms to climate change.

Studies are carried out in both freshwater (lakes and streams) and marine systems in tropical, temperate and polar regions. Currently, he is focusing on the transfer of vitamin B1 (also called thiamin) in the Baltic Sea food web. This micronutrient is produced by bacteria and phytoplankton and is transferred via zooplankton to fish and birds. Several top predators are displaying symptoms of vitamin deficiency and the aim is to understand the basis of these environmental disturbances.

Other areas of interest include effects of a changing climate on biodiversity of stream and coastal macroinvertebrates and the regulation of the the benthic-pelagic coupling. Finally, studies include how zooplankton respond to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) by accumulating UVR-protective pigments and sunscreens (mycosporine-like amino acids).

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Samuel Hylander is examiner and teacher in the Master´s program in Aquatic Ecology and also course coordinator and teacher in Freshwater ecology.


Samuel Hylander is contributing as member in the UNEP Environmental Effects Assessment Panel. This panel assesses the environmental effects of ozone depletion and its interactions with climate change providing advice to the parties of the Montreal Protocol.


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