Anne is an aquatic ecologist, who has recently moved downstream from studying freshwater to coastal ecosystems. Broadly, her research interest is to explore the consequences of anthropogenic activities on aquatic ecosystems, and links to her personal concern and love for water and the life connected to it.
Anne holds a PhD in Physical Geography from Umeå University, Sweden, where she specialized in studying food web interactions in lake ecosystems. In particular, she investigated how anthropogenic ecosystem perturbations (nitrogen deposition, forest logging) affect ecosystem productivity and biostructure by changing food quantity and quality. She obtained her BSc (Biology) at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Germany focusing on aquatic invasive species, and her MSc (Ecology) at Umeå University in Sweden studying effects of storm runoff on coastal phytoplankton communities. During her 3 year post-doc at UiA, Anne’s research aims to shed light upon the consequences of “coastal darkening” on fjord ecosystems:
Many coastal areas across the globe, including Norway, are currently in transition and are experiencing changes in water quality, transparency and ecosystem functioning. In boreal and arctic zones, these changes are largely related to increased river runoff and export of terrestrial materials driven by climate warming, land use changes and historical acidic emissions. By using long term monitoring data and conducting field experiments, Anne will investigate how these land-ocean impacts already have and potentially will impact Norwegian coastal ecosystems.
Deininger, A., Jonsson A., Karlsson J., and Bergström A.-K. 2019. Pelagic food webs of humic lakes show low short-term response to forest harvesting. Ecological Applications 29 (1), e01813
Bravo, A.G., Kothawala D.N., Attermeyer K., Tessier E., Bodmer P., Ledesma J.L.J., Audet J., Casas-Ruiz J.P., Catalán N., Cauvy-Fraunié S., Colls M., Deininger A., Evtimova V.V., Fonvielle J.A., Fuß T., Gilbert P., Herrero Ortega S., Liu L., Mendoza-Lera C., Monteiro J., Mor J.-R., Nagler M., Niedrist G.H., Nydahl A.C., Pastor A., Pegg J., Guttman Roberts C., Pilotto F., Portela A.P., González-Quijano C.R., Romero F., Rulík M., and Amoroux D. 2018. The interplay between total mercury, methylmercury and dissolved organic matter in fluvial systems: A latitudinal study across Europe. Water Research 144:172-182.
Deininger, A., Faithfull C.L., and Bergström A.-K. 2017. Nitrogen effects on the pelagic food web are modified by dissolved organic carbon. Oecologia 184: 901-916. doi: 10.1007/s00442-017-3921-5.
Deininger, A., Faithfull, C.L. and Bergström, A.-K. 2017. Phytoplankton response to whole lake inorganic N fertilization along a gradient in dissolved organic carbon. Ecology 98: 982-994. doi: 10.1002/ecy.1758.
Deininger, A., Faithfull C.L., Karlsson J., Klaus, M., and Bergström A.-K. 2017. Pelagic food web response to whole lake N fertilization. Limnology and Oceanography. doi: 10.1002/lno.10513.
Deininger, A., Faithfull C.L., Lange K., Bayer T., Vidussi F., and Liess A. 2016. Simulated terrestrial runoff triggered a phytoplankton succession and changed seston stoichiometry in coastal lagoon mesocosms. Marine Environmental Research 119: 40-50. doi: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2016.05.001.
Seekell, D.A., Lapierre J.-F., Ask J., Bergström A.-K., Deininger A., Rodriguez P. and Karlsson J. 2015. The influence of dissolved organic carbon on primary production in northern lakes. Limnology and Oceanography 60: 1276-1285. doi: 10.1002/lno.10096.
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