EU network of mesocosms facilities for research on marine and freshwater ecosystems open for global collaboration.

Uppsala Universitet

Uppsala Universitet

Short name: UU
Contact name: Silke Langenheder
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Partner Description

Uppsala University is the oldest university in the Nordic countries and ranks among the best universities in Northern Europe. The University has a long tradition of excellence with its high quality education and world-class research. Uppsala University is a partner of the Swedish Infrastructure of Ecosystem Sciences (SITES), which is a nationally co-ordinated infrastructure consisting of terrestrial and limnological field stations. Within SITES, Uppsala University coordinates the modular standardised mesocosm infrastructure SITES AquaNET, which is located at 5 different field stations that are members of SITES. SITES AquaNET is unique as it provides facilities for harmonised and standardised experiments to be carried out in 5 lakes along environmental and geographic gradients.

Role and Commitment of key person(s)

Silke Langenheder (f, PhD 2005, Senior lecturer, Director of the Erken Laboratory) is the Coordinator of SITES AquaNET. She is highly experienced in implementing mesocosm experiments across lakes. ISI WoS statistics: 48 publications, 2467 citations, h- Index 24.

Project role AQUACOSM-plus: Co-lead of WP 8 and WP 9, Task 6.3, Task 8.5., Contributor: WP1, WP6, WP7

Don Pierson (m, PhD 1990, Senior scientist) has a long standing experience in high- frequency lake monitoring using autonomous sensor systems as well as modelling. He is leading one and participating in other EU projects focusing on the effects of climate on lakes and development of modelling methods to predict future change at different time scales. ISI WoS statistics: 65 publications, 1280 citations, h-Index 20.

Project role AQUACOSM-plus: Co-lead of task 7.3

William Colom Montero (m, research engineer) is responsible for the technical coordination of the SITES AquaNET infrastructure and involved in the operation of the automated high frequency monitoring in Lake Erken.

Project role AQUACOSM-plus: Contributor to WP6, WP7, WP9


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