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  • Collecting samples

  • Stickleback sampling 2014

BAMBI - Baltic Sea Marine Biodiversity

Our overall goal is to assess and improve capacities of marine species to deal with the current challenge of a rapidly changing Baltic Sea environment. To reach this goal we need to understand the potential of organisms to evolve new adaptations and how management should be framed to support this.

...addressing the potential of adaptation to climate change.


BaltGene website disseminates new research on genetic biodiversity in the Baltic Sea. The site presents genetic data on key species, including scientifically based advice for management and conservation of genetic biodiversity.


DNA methylation facilitates local adaptation and adaptive transgenerational plasticity, Melanie J. Heckwolf, Britta S. Meyer, Robert Häusler, Marc P. Heppner, Christophe Eizaguirre & Thorsten B.H. Reusch. bioRxiv, May 2019.

Living on the edge: Gamete release and subsequent fertilisation in Fucus vesiculosus, by Eva Rothäusler, Carolin Uebermuth, Fiia Haavisto & Veijo Jormalainen. Phycologia, January 2019.

Integrating experimental and distribution data to predict future species patterns, by Jonne Kotta, Jarno Vanhatalo, Holger Jänes, Helen Orav-Kotta, Luca Rugiu, Veijo Jormalainen, Ivo Bobsien, Markku Viitasalo, Elina Virtanen, Antonia Nyström Sandman, Martin Isaeus, Sonja Leidenberger, Per R. Jonsson & Kerstin Johannesson. Scientific Reports, February 2019.

Bambi recommendations

Download our recommendations for conservation and management of Baltic Sea genetic biodiversity.

Final Report

The project BONUS BAMBI has ended. However, as the results are published they will be presented here on the website.

Final Report Summary

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