Aniika Svanbäck

Annika Svanbäck

| Phone: 070-180 44 61

My work focuses on mitigation of nutrient losses from agriculture to the sea, and large scale nutrient budgets.

Annika Svanbäck

My work focuses on mitigation of nutrient losses from agriculture to the sea, and large scale nutrient budgets.

I work with issues concerning the impact of agriculture on the Baltic Sea and how nutrient losses from agriculture can be reduced. I am interested in how agriculture can be developed to have minimal negative environmental impact.

In the Baltic Eye, I work with nutrient balances for the entire Baltic Sea catchment area. We identify where excess nutrients in manure and fertilizer exist in relation to what is needed for plant production, as well as how efficiently nutrients are used in agriculture and how this has changed over time. In addition I focus on the structure of agriculture and production in the different countries in the catchment area, how the countries are working to reduce nutrient losses and what political processes are important in this context.

I am an agronomist with a Ph.D. in soil science. My current research builds on my knowledge of how nutrients are transported, and how to reduce phosphorus leaching from agricultural land. In particular, I have conducted research on the role of chemical soil properties, fertilization and soil structure for phosphorus leaching.