Search for dissertations about: "seaweed"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 30 swedish dissertations containing the word seaweed.

  1. 1. Marine Seaweed Invasions : the Ecology of Introduced Fucus evanescens

    Author : Sofia A. Wikström; Lena Kautsky; Ove Eriksson; Paul Lavery; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; biological invasions; marine; seaweed; algae; herbivory; enemy release hypothesis; phlorotannins; anti-fouling; Fucus evanescens; Terrestrial; freshwater and marine ecology; Terrestisk; limnisk och marin ekologi;

    Abstract : Biological invasions are an important issue of global change and an increased understanding of invasion processes is of crucial importance for both conservation managers and international trade. In this thesis, I have studied the invasion of the brown seaweed Fucus evanescens, to investigate the fate and effect of a perennial, habitat-forming seaweed introduced to a coastal ecosystem. READ MORE

  2. 2. Seaweed in the tropical seascape : Importance, problems and potential

    Author : Stina Tano; Christina Halling; Sofia Wikström; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Seaweed; Macroalgae; Eucheumoids; Non-indigenous; Haplotype; Fish; Nursery; Epifauna; Diversity; Seaweed farming; Zanzibar; East Africa; Tropical; Marine Ecotoxicology; marin ekotoxikologi;

    Abstract : The increasing demand for seaweed extracts has led to the introduction of non-native seaweeds for farming purposes in many tropical regions. Such intentional introductions can lead to spread of non-native seaweeds from farming areas, which can become established in and alter the dynamics of the recipient ecosystems. READ MORE

  3. 3. Seaweed Integrated Mariculture : Prospects and Constraints Towards Increased Sustainability

    Author : Christina Halling; Max Troell; Nils Kautsky; Marc Verdegem; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Integrated aquaculture; Gracilaria chilensis; Seaweed farming; salmon farming; nutrient reduction; dissolved nutrients; Chile; Terrestrial; freshwater and marine ecology; Terrestisk; limnisk och marin ekologi;

    Abstract : Increased global demand for seafood and stagnating catches from capture fisheries contributed to the doubling of aquaculture production taking place the last decade. Expansion within the aquaculture sector is expected to persist, and by many seen as the only mean to meet future demand for seafood. READ MORE

  4. 4. Polysaccharides from red and green seaweed : Extraction, characterisation and applications

    Author : Niklas Wahlström; Ulrica Edlund; Fredrik Gröndahl; Federica Chiellini; KTH; []
    Keywords : biorefinery; seaweed; macroalgae; Ulva; Porphyra; ulvan; porphyran; cellulose; gelatin; hydrogel; heavy metal; methylene blue; Fiber- och polymervetenskap; Fibre and Polymer Science;

    Abstract : Cultivation of seaweed has been conducted for centuries in Asia, but is largely undeveloped in Sweden even though there is potential for this industry. Seaweed offers benefits compared with land-based biomass cultivation. READ MORE

  5. 5. Marine seaweed invasions : Impacts and biotic resistance in native ecosystems

    Author : Josefin Sagerman; Sofia Wikström; Fransisco Arenas; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Plant invasion; exotic species; generalist herbivores; plant-herbivore interactions; enemy-release hypothesis; ecosystem function; Marine Ecotoxicology; marin ekotoxikologi;

    Abstract : Marine seaweeds constitute one of the most productive plant systems known on Earth and a rich fauna including juvenile fish and crustaceans is dependent on the habitats they form. Human influence on marine costal ecosystems has resulted in large scale changes to the abundance and distribution of species, where species introductions constitute an obvious part. READ MORE