Elinor Andrén

Elinor Andrén
Södertörn University | sh · School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies

Associate Professor

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Introduction
Elinor Andrén currently works at the School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Södertörn University. Elinor does research in Paleoecology and Paleoceanography. Their current project is 'SEASIDE.'

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Publications (65)
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We reconstruct the Holocene shore displacement of the Västervik-Gamlebyviken area on the southeast coast of Sweden, characterised by a maritime cultural landscape and archaeological significance since the Mesolithic. Sediment cores were retrieved from four lake basins that have been raised above sea level due to the postglacial land uplift and eust...
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Premise: Understanding the adaptive capacities of species over long timescales lies in examining the revived recent and millennia old resting spores buried in sediments. We show for the first time the revival, viability and germination rate of resting spores of the diatom Chaetoceros deposited in sub-seafloor sediments from three ages (recent: 0-8...
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A sediment record from the western Gotland Basin, northwestern Baltic Proper, covering the last 1200 years, was investigated for past changes in climate and the environment using diatoms as a proxy. The aim is to compare the environmental conditions reconstructed during Medieval times with settings occurring the last century under influence of envi...
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The large‐scale shifts in the salinity of the Baltic Sea over the Holocene are well understood and have been comprehensively documented using sedimentary proxy records. More recent work has focused on understanding how past salinity fluctuations have affected other ecological parameters (e.g. primary productivity, nutrient content) of the Baltic ba...
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Sediment cores from three sites along the east-coast of Sweden, north-western Baltic Proper, have been studied with respect to lithologies, geochemistry, and diatom assemblages to trace and date early human impact with emphasis on nutrient discharge. The three sites Bråviken, Himmerfjärden, and Ådfjärden, have been impacted to various degree during...
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Anthropogenic forcing has led to an increased extent of hypoxic bottom areas in the Baltic Sea during recent decades. The Baltic Sea ecosystem is naturally prone to the development of hypoxic conditions due to its geographical, hydrographical, geological, and climate features. Besides the current spreading of hypoxia, the Baltic Sea has experienced...
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The Baltic Sea has experienced a complex geological history, with notable swings in salinity driven by changes to its connection with the Atlantic and glacio-isostatic rebound. Sediments obtained during International Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 347 allow the study of the effects of these changes on the ecology of the Baltic in high resolution...
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Microscopic marine planktons have played a major role in the Earth’s ecosystem and accounts for half the globe’s primary production. Predicting the fate of marine planktons is imperative to understanding how ocean life will change in future centuries and how organisms have adapted to changes in the past over long timescales (over thousands of years...
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Sediment records recovered from the Baltic Sea during Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 347 provide a unique opportunity to study paleoenvironmental and climate change in central and northern Europe. Such studies contribute to a better understanding of how environmental parameters change in continental shelf seas and enclosed basins. Her...
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1. Geographical position, geological development, hydrographical features, climate and physical drivers together create the Baltic Sea environment. 2. Baltic Sea water is brackish and characterised by pronounced salinity gradients , both in horizontal and vertical directions, because of the large volume of freshwater runoff from over 100 rivers, wh...
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Sediment records recovered from the Baltic Sea during Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 347 provide a unique opportunity to study paleoenvironmental and -climate change in central/northern Europe. Such studies contribute to a better understanding of how environmental parameters change in continental shelf seas and enclosed basins. We pre...
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The past of the Baltic Sea has been intensively investigated using a wealth of techniques. By far the largest number of studies has focused on sea level and salinity changes, driven by global climate and isostatic crustal rebound after the Baltic Sea emerged underneath the Weichselian Ice Sheet ca. 15,000 cal. years BP. The post-glacial history of...
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The well-known and widespread replacement of oysters (abundant during the Mesolithic period) by cockles and mussels in many Danish Stone Age shell middens ca. 5900 cal yrs BP coincides with the transition to agriculture in southern Scandinavia. This human resource shift is commonly believed to reflect changing resource availability, driven by envir...
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Reference total nitrogen (TN) concentrations for the Gårdsfjärden estuary in the central Bothnian Sea, which receives discharge from an industrial point-source, have been estimated from diatom assemblages using a transfer function. Sedimentological and diatom evidence imply a good ecological status before 1920 with an assemblage dominated by benthi...
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A radiocarbon and tephra-dated sediment core from Lifebuoy Lake, located on the north-east coast of Kamchatka Peninsula, was analysed for pollen, spores, diatoms, chironomids and tephra in order to uncover regional environmental history.
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A sediment record from a small lake in the north-eastern part of the Kamchatka Peninsula has been investigated in a multi-proxy study to gain knowledge of Holocene climatic and environmental change. Pollen, diatoms, chironomids and selected geochemical parameters were analysed and the sediment record was dated with radiocarbon. The study shows Holo...
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This chapter documents the primary operational, curatorial, and analytical procedures and methods employed during the offshore and onshore phases of Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 347. This information concerns only shipboard and Onshore Science Party (OSP) methodologies and data as described in the site chapters. Methods for p...
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Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 347 aimed to retrieve sediments from different settings of the Baltic Sea, encompassing the last interglacial–glacial cycle to address scientific questions along four main research themes: 1. Climate and sea level dynamics of marine isotope Stage (MIS) 5, including onsets and terminations; 2. Complexitie...
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Introduction During Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 347, cores were recovered from two holes at Site M0066 (Born-holm Basin), with an average site recovery of 77.7%. The water depth was 82 m, with a tidal range of <10 cm. Existing data sets, including seismic reflection profiles, were evaluated prior to coring to attempt to guid...
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Introduction During Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 347, cores were recovered from four holes at Site M0062 (Ånger-manälven River estuary), with an average site recovery of 99%. In addition, two shallow gravity (Rumohr) cores were acquired. The water depth was 69.3 m, with no tidal range. Existing data sets, including seismic re...
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Process length variation of cysts of the dinoflagellate Protoceratium reticulatum (Claparède et Lachmann) Bü tschli in surface sediments from the North Pacific was investigated. The average process length showed a significant inverse relation to annual seawater density: s t annual ¼ À0.8674 Â average process length þ 1029.3 (R 2 ¼ 0.84), with a sta...
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During the Eemian interglacial 130–115ka BP, the hydrology of the Baltic Sea was significantly different from the Holocene. A pathway between the Baltic basin and the Barents Sea through Karelia existed during the first ca. 2.5ka of the interglacial. Both sea surface temperature and salinity of the SW Eemian Baltic Sea were much higher, ca. 6°C and...
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The hypoxic zone in the Baltic Sea has increased in area about four times since 1960 and widespread oxygen deficiency has severely reduced macro benthic communities below the halocline in the Baltic Proper and the Gulf of Finland, which in turn has affected food chain dynamics, fish habitats and fisheries in the entire Baltic Sea. The cause of incr...
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A study of changes in siliceous microfossil assemblages and chemical analyses in a well-dated offshore sediment core from the Bornholm Basin, southwestern Baltic Sea, is carried out with the objective of increasing knowledge of the Holocene history of the area. The core covers about 11300 calendar years from the brackish phase of the Yoldia Sea sta...
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A clay-varve chronology based on 14 cross-correlated varve graphs from the Baltic Sea and a mean varve thickness curve has been constructed. This chronology is correlated with the Swedish Time Scale and covers the time span 11 530 to 10250 varve years BP. Two cores have been analysed for grain size, chemistry, content of diatoms and changes in colo...
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One sediment core from the Järnavik bay in Blekinge archipelago has been investigated for its content of pollen and diatoms and its chemical properties. Two levels were also dated by radiocarbon. Based on the results the sediment sequence analysed has been divided into three environmental units largely corresponding to the lithology of the sequence...
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The overall aim of DEFINE is to provide a methodology to define reference conditions for nutrient concentrations in the coastal zone of the Baltic Sea. This will aid the national authorities that surround the Baltic basin in implementing the EU's Water Framework Directive (WFD) by providing decision-makers with a methodology to assess reference con...
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We used high-resolution paleoecological records of environmental change to study the rate and magnitude of eutrophication over the last century in two contrasting coastal ecosystems. A multiproxy approach using geochemical and biological indicators and diatom-based transfer functions provides a long-term perspective on changes in nutrient concentra...
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The mid-Holocene Littorina transgression in southern Scandinavia is well documented. Multi-ple-stratigraphic sequences in ancient Littorina lagoons in the coastal area of Blekinge, SE Sweden reveal a maximum relative sea level of 7–8 m above present sea level between 8000–6000 cal. BP. Evidence for at least two transgression waves is found within t...
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High-resolution palaeoecological proxies of pollen, macrofossils and diatoms from an isolation lake provide a long-term record of the Holocene landscape history and shoreline displacement on the Biskopsmåla Peninsula in central Blekinge, SE Sweden. During the Preboreal/Boreal transition, the peninsula was sparsely vegetated by woodlands, along with...
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One of the most pronounced environmental changes during the Holocene Baltic Sea history was the transition from the freshwater Ancylus Lake to the brackish water Litorina Sea. The establishment of brackish conditions during this transition (the A/L) was caused by an interplay of sea level rise and subsidence of sills in the Danish Straits. The nort...
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A short event of intense coastal erosion occurring simultaneously with substantial inflow of saline water has been detected in four cores from the deep basins of the Baltic Sea. This is recorded as an increase in freshwater and brackish-freshwater periphytic diatom taxa, C/N-ratio, and d13C values. Radiocarbon dated macrofossil and sediment bulk sa...
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Sediment cores from the Gotland Basin were studied for their siliceous microfossil assemblages and organic carbon content to compare recent environmental changes in the Baltic Sea with its natural long-term history. Age models were constructed using 210Pb, 137Cs and corrected and calibrated 14C dates. The transgression that marks the onset of the A...
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Four short sediment cores from the Oder estuary, south-western Baltic Sea, were studied with respect to their siliceous microfossil and organic carbon content. The sediments were dated by210Pb. The objective was to detect and date changes in the composition of the diatom flora and link these changes to increased human impact in the drainage area du...
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Four short sediment cores from the southwestern Baltic Sea were analysed with respect to their content of siliceous microfossils. The aim was to detect and date changes in the composition of the diatom flora and to link these changes to variations in the anthropogenic load of nutrients during the last century. The study shows that the most signific...
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An investigation of a diatom identified as Opephora marina (Gregory) Petit has been carried out by light and scanning electron microscopy to clarify the generic position of the species. Slides from the Greville collections stored at the Natural History Museum, London which contain mounts of Gregory's original material have been examined. Although a...
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A 4 m long sediment core from the Gotland Deep, Baltic Sea, was investigated by means of biostratigraphical and chemical parameters and 14C datings. This multidisciplinary approach allows us to evaluate the regional changes in salinity and redox conditions during the Holocene. According to the diatom assemblages and 14C datings, the sediments were...
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In the 1920's the Swedish geologist Lennart von Post found evidence of irregular early Holocene isostatic uplift in the region northwest of Lake Vänern in western Sweden. von Post based his conclusions on levellings of ancient shore lines. These were indirectly dated by pollen stratigraphical investigations in basins situated at approximately the s...

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Detect how human onshore activities have affected the Baltic Sea coastal ecosystem during the last 6000 years in the Gamleby area south eastern Sweden.