Research at Erken Laboratory
Research at the Erken Laboratory focuses on the long-term monitoring of water quality, climate effects on aquatic systems, circulation of nutrients, and population and community dynamics in lakes.
We can offer the following for visiting researchers:
- Data from an extensive environmental monitoring program for Lake Erken, including both manual and high-frequency automatic measurements. The monitoring programme includes measurements of physical and chemical parameters, phytoplankton, and greenhouse gas fluxes. Go to the Lake monitoring programme
- Possibilities for the implementation of experiments (e.g. mesocosms)
- Technical expertise for sensor based measurements
- Help with sampling and measurements in lake Erken as well as surrounding lakes
- Services of an accredited laboratory for water and sediment sampling and analysis and for phytoplankton and zooplankton determination. Go to Analytical services
If you are interested to carry out a project at the Erken laboratory or use the data from our monitoring measurements, please contact us to discuss the possibilities:
- New sampling programmes, field measurements or experimental work:
Silke Langenheder (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Data from the Erken monitoring programme, in particular high frequency measurements:
Don Pierson (email@example.com)
We are also a member of several national and international networks:
- SITES: Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Sciences. Erken lab participates in the SITES programs Water, AquaNet and Spectral.
- GLEON: Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network
- NETLAKE: Networking Lake Observatories in Europe
- LTER-Europe: Long-Term Ecological Research Network
- SWE-NPN: Swedish phenology network
Mapping of mobile phosphorus and environmentally hazardous substances in sediments from the Baltic Sea, link.