Tens of thousands of chemicals are used daily in society. Many of them are eventually transported to the Baltic Sea, and some of them have unwanted effects on the ecosystem. It is a great challenge to identify and phase out the substances that have a negative environmental impact. My research in the Baltic Eye focuses on investigating what actions are most effective and realistic to implement with regards to reducing chemical pollution to and in the Baltic Sea.
I am a civil engineer and have a Ph.D. in environmental science. In my research I investigate how chemicals are transported in the environment and accumulate in food webs. This is dependent on their inherent characteristics, emissions patterns as well as biotic and abiotic factors. This knowledge can be used to find the most effective measures to reduce chemical pollution of the Baltic Sea.