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Samuel Hylander

Associate senior lecturer
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, herbivore/predator-prey interactions and adaptations among plankton to multiple-stress situations.

Studies are carried out in both freshwater and marine systems in temperate and polar regions. Currently, he is focusing on the transfer of pigments and vitamins in the Baltic Sea food web. These micronutrients are produced by bacteria and phytoplankton and are transferred via zooplankton to fish and birds. Several top predators are displaying symptoms of vitamin deficiency and low pigment levels, and the aim is to understand the basis of these environmental disturbances.

Other areas of interest include effects of anoxic condition on the benthic-pelagic coupling and how zooplankton respond to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) by accumulating UVR-protective pigments and sunscreens.


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