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Scientific publications


  1. Rafajlović M, Kleinhans D, Gulliksson C, Fries J, Johansson D, Ardehed A, Sundqvist L, Pereyra R, Mehlig B, Jonsson P and Johannesson K. Neutral processes forming large clones during colonisation of new areas. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, June 2017.
  2. Johansson D, Pereyra R T, Rafajlović M and Johannesson K. Reciprocal transplants support a plasticity-first scenario during colonisation of a large hyposaline basin by a marine macro alga. BMC Ecology 17:14, 2017.
  3. Jormalainen V, Danelli M, Gagnon K, Hillebrand H, Rothäusler E, Salminen J-P and Sjöroos J. Genetic variation of a foundation rockweed species affects associated communities. Ecology, doi: 10.1002/ecy.2002.
  4. Olsson F, Laikre L, Hössjer O and Ryman N. GESP: A computer program for modelling genetic effective population size, inbreeding and divergence in substructured populations. Molecular Ecology Resources, April 2017
  5. Wennerström L, Jansson E and Laikre L. Baltic Sea genetic biodiversity: Current knowledge relating to conservation management. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, August 2017.


  1. Hössjer O, Laikre L and Ryman N. Effective sizes and time to migration–drift equilibrium in geographically subdivided populations. Theoretical Population Biology 112:139-156, 2016.
  2. Wennerström L, Olsson J, Ryman N, & Laikre L. 
    Temporally stable, weak genetic structuring in brackish water
    northern pike (Esox lucius) in the Baltic Sea indicates a
    contrasting divergence pattern relative to freshwater
    . Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2016.
  3. Lundmark C, Andersson K, Sandstrom A & Laikre L. Effectiveness of short-term knowledge communication on Baltic Sea marine genetic biodiversity to public managers. Regional Environmental Change 2016.
  4. Kotta J, Orav-Kotta H, Jänes H, Hummel H, Arvanitidis C, van Avesaath P, Bachelet G, Benedetti-Cecchi L, Bojanic N, Como S, Coppa S, Coughlan J, Crowe T, Dal Bello M, Degraer S, Juanes de la Pena J A, Fernandes de Matos VK, Espinosa F, Faulwetter S, Frost M, Guinda X, Jankowska E, Jourde J, Kerckhof F, Lavesque N, Leclerc J-C, Magni P, Pavloudi C, Pedrotti ML, Peleg O, Pérez-Ruzafa A, Puente A, Ribeiro P, Rilov G, Rousou M, Ruginis T, Silva T, Simon N, Sousa-Pinto I, Troncoso J, Warzocha J and Weslawski JM. Essence of the patterns of cover and richness of intertidal hard bottom communities: a pan-European study. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2016.
  5. Dal Bello M, Leclerc J-C, Benedetti-Cecchi L, Arvanitidis C, van Avesaath P, Bachelet G, Bojanic N, Como S, Coppa S, Coughlan J, Crowe T, Degraer S, Espinosa F, Faulwetter S, Frost M, Guinda X, Jankowska E, Jourde J, Kerckhof F, Kotta J, Lavesque N, de Lucia GA, Magni P, de Matos V, Orav-Kotta H, Pavloudi C, Pedrotti ML, Peleg O, de la Pena JAJ, Puente A, Ribeiro P, Rigaut-Jalabert F, Rilov G, Rousou M, Rubal M, Ruginis T, Pérez-Ruzafa A, Silva T, Simon N, Sousa-Pinto I, Troncoso J, Warzocha J, Weslawski J.M and Hummel H. Consistent patterns of spatial variability between NE Atlantic and Mediterranean rocky shores. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, pp. 1–9. 2016.
  6. Rothäusler E, Sjöroos J, Heye K and Jormalainen V. Genetic variation in photosynthetic performance and tolerance to osmotic stress (desiccation, freezing, salinity) in the rocky littoral foundation species Fucus vesiculosus (Phaeophyceae, Fucales). Journal of Phycology 2016.
  7. Ardehed A, Johansson D, Sundqvist L, Schagerström E, Zagrodzka Z, Kovaltchouk N A, Bergström L, Kautsky L, Rafajlovic M, Pereyra R T & Johannesson K. Divergence within and among Seaweed Siblings (Fucus vesiculosus and F. radicans) in the Baltic Sea. PLoS ONE 2016.
  8. Sandström A, Lundmark C, Jansson E, Edman M & Laikre L. Assessment of management practices regarding genetic biodiversity in Baltic Sea marine protected areas. Biodiversity and Conservation 2016.
  9. Laikre L, Lundmark C, Jansson E, Wennerström L, Edman M & Sandström, A. Lack of recognition of genetic biodiversity: International policy and its implementation in Baltic Sea marine protected areas. Ambio 2016.
  10. Jormalainen, V, Gagnon, K, Sjöroos, J & Rothäusler, E. 2016. The invasive mud crab enforces a major shift in a rocky littoral invertebrate community of the Baltic Sea. Biological Invasions, Volume 18, Issue 5, pp 1409-1419.
  11. Bodin Ö, Sandström A and Crona B. Collaborative networks for effective ecosystem-based management: A set of working hypotheses. Policy Studies Journal 2016.


  1. Ardehed A, Johansson D, Schagerström E, Kautsky L, Johannesson K, Pereyra RT. 2015. Complex spatial clonal structure in the macroalgae Fucus radicans with both sexual and asexual recruitment. Ecology and Evolution 5:4243-4245
  2. Borgström S, Bodin Ö, Sandström A, Crona B. 2015. Developing an analytical framework for assessing progress toward ecosystem-based management. Ambio 44(3): 357-369.
  3. Guban P, Wennerström L, Elfwing T, Sundelin B, Laikre L. Genetic diversity in Monoporeia affinis at polluted and reference sites of the Baltic Bothnian Bay. Marine Pollution Bulletin, (2015) 
  4. Hössjer O, Olsson F, Laikre L, Ryman N. Metapopulation inbreeding dynamics, effective size and subpopulation differentiation—A general analytical approach for diploid organismsTheoretical Population Biology, (2015)102: 40–59
  5. Jonsson PR, Nilsson Jacobi M, Moksnes PO. 2015. How to select networks of marine protected areas for multiple
    species with different dispersal strategies
    . Diversity and Distributions. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12394
  6. Liversage K, Kotta J. (2015). Disturbance-related patterns on unstable rocky benthos of the eastern Baltic coast. Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, 64, 53–61.
  7. Rothäusler E, Corell H, Jormalainen V. Abundance and dispersal trajectories of floating Fucus vesiculosus in the Northern Baltic Sea. Limnology and Oceanography, doi: 10.1002/lno.10195
  8. Sandström A, Bodin Ö & Crona B. 2015. Network Governance from the Top: The Case of Ecosystem-based Coastal and Marine Management. Marine Policy 55:57–63.


  1. Hössjer O, Olsson F, Laikre L, Ryman N. A new general analytical approach for modeling patterns of genetic differentiation and effective size of subdivided populations overtime. Mathematical Biosciences, (2014)258:113-133
  2. Schagerström, E.; Forslund, H.; Kautsky, L.; Pärnoja, M.; Kotta, J. Does thalli complexity and biomass affect the associated flora and fauna of two co-occurring Fucus species in the Baltic Sea? Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, (2014) 149, 187–193.


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