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PERSONAL DATA

Gender male
Job title Professor of Marine Plant Physiology
Department Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences
Institution
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science (
Faculty of Science Stockholm University Stockholm 106 91
Address
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science Faculty of Science Stockholm University
Stockholm
106 91
Sweden
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Tel (46)[8]163846
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Website http://www.su.se/emb/english/about-us/staff/a-b/mats-björk-1.120726, http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Tla8bukAAAAJ&hl=en
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PROFESSIONAL DATA

Degree PhD
Job type Teaching/Education , Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Pollution , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Pollution
Research Activities Marine primary productivity, Carbon sequestration, Effects of pollution/eutrophication on seagrasses and algae.
Research Region 86, 46, 71
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Mats BJORK)

Mangora, Mwita M., Mtolera, Matern S. P., and Björk, Mats. 2014. Photosynthetic responses to submergence in mangrove seedlings. Marine and Freshwater Research , 65, 497?504. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF13167
Buapet P, Gullström M, Björk M. 2013. Photosynthetic activity of seagrasses and macroalgae in temperate shallow waters can alter seawater pH and total inorganic carbon content at the scale of a coastal embayment. Marine and Freshwater Research 64: 1040?1048. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF12124
Mazzuca S, Björk M, Beer S, Felisberto P, Gobert S, Procaccini G, Runcie J, Silva J, Borges AV, Brunet C, Buapet P, Champenois W, Costa MM, D?Esposito D, Gullström M, Lejeune P, Lepoint G, Olivé I, Rasmusson LM, Richir J, Ruocco M, Serra IA, Spadafora A and Santos R 2013. Establishing research strategies, methodologies and technologies to link genomics and proteomics to seagrass productivity, community metabolism, and ecosystem carbon fluxes. Front. Plant Sci. 4:38. doi:10.3389/fpls.2013.00038
Alexandre, A., Silva, J., Buapet, P., Bjork, M. and Santos, R. 2012, Effects of CO2 enrichment on photosynthesis, growth, and nitrogen metabolism of the seagrass Zostera noltii . Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.333
Procaccini, G., Beer, S., Bj���¶rk, M., Olsen, J., Mazzuca, S. and Santos, R. 2012. Seagrass ecophysiology meets ecological genomics: are we ready?. Marine Ecology. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0485.2012.00518.x
Mvungi EF, Lyimo TJ, Bj���¶rk M. 2012.When Zostera marina is intermixed with Ulva, its photosynthesis is reduced by increased pH and lower light, but not by changes in light quality. Aquatic Botany, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 10 May 2012
�¢���¢ Elizabeth Mcleod, Gail L Chmura, Steven Bouillon, Rodney Salm, Mats Bj���¶rk, Carlos M Duarte, Catherine E Lovelock, William H Schlesinger, and Brian R Silliman. 2011. A blueprint for blue carbon: toward an improved understanding of the role of vegetated coastal habitats in sequestering CO2. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (e-View) doi:10.1890/110004
���� Semesi IS, Kangwe J, Bj���¶rk M. 2009. Alterations in Seawater pH and CO2 Affect Calcification and Photosynthesis in the Tropical Coralline Alga, Hydrolithon sp. (Rhodophyta). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 84:337-341.
�¢���¢ Semesi IS, Beer S, Bj���¶rk M. 2009. Seagrass photosynthesis controls rates of calcification and photosynthesis of calcareous macroalgae in a tropical seagrass meadow. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 382: 41�¢����47.
���� Mamboya FA, Lyimo TJ, Landberg T, and Bj���¶rk, M. 2009. Influence of combined changes in salinity and copper modulation on growth and copper uptake in the tropical green macroalga Ulva reticulata. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 84:326����330.
�¢���¢ Kennedy H, Bj���¶rk M. 2009. The Management of Natural Carbon Sinks In Coastal Ecosystems: - Seagrass Meadows. In: Laffoley, D.d�¢����A. & Grimsditch, G. (eds). 2009. The management of natural coastal carbon sinks. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland. 53 pp.
���� Ekl���¶f JS, Gullstr���¶m M, Bj���¶rk M, Asplund ME, Hammar L, Dahlgren A and ����hman MC. 2008. The importance of grazing intensity and frequency for physiological responses of the tropical seagrass Thalassia hemprichii. Aquatic Botany 89:337����340.
�¢���¢ de la Torre-Castro M, Ekl���¶f JS, R���¶nnb���¤ck P, Bj���¶rk M. 2008. Seagrass importance in food provisioning services: Fish stomach content as a link between seagrass meadows and local fisheries. Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci. 7: 95�¢����110.
���� Bj���¶rk M, Short F, Mcleod E, and Beer S. 2008. Managing Seagrasses for Resilience to Climate Change. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland. 56pp. ISBN: 978-2-8317-1089
���� Uku J, Bj���¶rk M, Bergman B. & D���­ez, B. 2007. Characterization and comparison of prokaryotic epiphytes associated with three East African seagrasses. J. Phycol. 43: 768����779.
�¢���¢ Mamboya FA, Semesi A, Mtolera M, Pratap M, Bj���¶rk, M. 2007. Accumulation and physiological effects of copper and zinc on the brown macroalga Padina boergesenii. Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci. 6: 17�¢����28.
�¢���¢ Carr H, Bj���¶rk M. 2007. Parallel changes in non-photochemical quenching properties, photosynthesis and D1 levels at sudden, prolonged irradiance exposures in Ulva fasciata Delile. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 87:18�¢����26.
���� Gullstr���¶m M, Lund���©n M, Bodin M, Kangwe J, ����hman M C, Mtolera M, Bj���¶rk M. 2006. Assessment of vegetation changes in the seagrass-dominated tropical Chwaka Bay (Zanzibar) using satellite remote sensing. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 67:399-408.
�¢���¢ Redeby T, Carr H, Bj���¶rk M and Emmer ����. 2006. A screening procedure for the solubilization of chloroplast membrane proteins from the marine green macroalga Ulva lactuca using RP�¢����HPLC�¢����MALDI-MS. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 39:29-36.
���� Beer S, Mtolera M, Lyimo T and Bj���¶rk M. 2006. The photosynthetic performance of the tropical seagrass Halophila ovalis in the upper intertidal. Aquatic Botany 84: 367-371.
���� Beer S, Axelsson L. and Bj���¶rk M. 2006. Modes of photosynthetic bicarbonate utilisation in seagrasses, and their possible roles in adaptations to specific habitats. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 13: 3-7.
�¢���¢ Lyimo TJ, Mvungi EF, Lugomela C, and Bj���¶rk M. 2006. Seagrass Biomass and Productivity in seaweed and non-seaweed farming areas in the East Coast of Zanzibar. Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci. Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 141�¢����152.
���� Oliveira EC, ����sterlund K & Mtolera M.S.P. 2005. Marine Plants of Tanzania. A field guide to the seaweeds and seagrasses of Tanzania. Eds. N. Sporrong & M. Bj���¶rk. Botany Dept., Stockholm. 268 pp. ISBN: 91-631-6510-4.
�¢���¢ Uku J, Beer S. & Bj���¶rk M. 2005. Buffer sensitivity of photosynthetic carbon utilization in eight tropical seagrasses. Mar. Biol. 147: 1085�¢����1090.
���� Uku J, Bj���¶rk M. 2005. Productivity aspects of three tropical seagrass species in areas of different nutrient levels in Kenya. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 63, 407����420.
�¢���¢ Lugomela C, S���¶derb���¤ck E, and Bj���¶rk M. 2005. Photosynthesis rates in cyanobacteria dominated sub-tidal biofilms near Zanzibar, Tanzania. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 63, 439�¢����446.
�¢���¢ Bj���¶rk M, Axelsson L, Beer S. 2004. Why is Ulva intestinalis the only macroalga inhabiting isolated rockpools along the Swedish Atlantic coast? MEPS 284:109-116.
���� Carr H and Bj���¶rk M. 2003. A methodological comparison of photosynthetic oxygen evolution and estimated electron transport rate in tropical Ulva (Chlorophyceae) species under different light and inorganic carbon conditions. J. Phycol. 39, 1125����1131.
���� Beer S, Bj���¶rk M, Hellblom F and Axelsson L. 2002. Inorganic Carbon Utilisation in Marine Angiosperms (Seagrasses). Funct. Plant Biol. 29: 349-354.
�¢���¢ Gullstr���¶m M, de la Torre Castro, M, Bandeira S, Bj���¶rk M, Dahlberg M, Kautsky N, R���¶nnb���¤ck P, ����hman C.M. 2002. Seagrass Ecosystems in the Western Indian Ocean. AMBIO 31(7�¢����8):588�¢����596.
�¢���¢ Kangwe J, W, Hellblom F, Semesi, A K, Mtolera M. S. P, Bj���¶rk, M. 2001. Heavy metal inhibition of calcification and photosynthetic rates of a geniculate calcareous algae Amphiroa tribulus. In: Richmond, M.D. and Francis J. (eds), 2001. Marine Science Development in Tanzania and Eastern Africa. Proceedings of the 20th Anniversary Conference on Advances on Marine Sciences in Tanzania. 28 June- 1 July 1999, Zanzibar (Tanzania), IMS/WIOMSA 569pp.. Pp. 147-157.
�¢���¢ Mussaka ANN, Kangwe JW, Nyandwi N, Wann���¤s KO, Mtolera MSP, Bj���¶rk M. 2001 Preliminary results of sediment sources, grain size distribution and percentage cover of sand producing Halimeda species and associated flora in Chwaka bay. In: Richmond, M.D. and Francis J. (eds), 2001. Marine Science Development in Tanzania and Eastern Africa. Proceedings of the 20th Anniversary Conference on Advances on Marine Sciences in Tanzania. 28 June- 1 July 1999, Zanzibar (Tanzania), IMS/WIOMSA 569pp.. Pp. 51-59.
���� Mamboya FA, Pratap HB, Mtolera M and Bj���¶rk M. 2001. The effect of copper on the daily growth rate and photosynthetic efficiency of the brown macroalga Padina boergesenii. Marine Science Development in Tanzania and Eastern Africa. In: Richmond, M.D. and Francis J. (eds), 2001. Marine Science Development in Tanzania and Eastern Africa. Proceedings of the 20th Anniversary Conference on Advances on Marine Sciences in Tanzania. 28 June- 1 July 1999, Zanzibar (Tanzania), IMS/WIOMSA 569pp.. Pp. 185-192.
���� Bandeira SO, Bj���¶rk M. 2001. Seagrass research in the eastern Africa region: emphasis on diversity, ecology and ecophysiology. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY; VOL 67; PART 3; pp. 420-425.
�¢���¢ Hellblom F, Beer S, Bj���¶rk M, Axelsson L. 2001. A buffer sensitive inorganic carbon utilisation system in Zostera marina Aquatic Botany 69: 55�¢����62.
�¢���¢ Uku J, Bj���¶rk M. 2001. The distribution of epiphytic algae on three Kenyan seagrass species. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY; VOL 67; PART 3; pp. 475-482.
���� Beer S, Bj���¶rk M, Gademann R and Ralph P. 2001. Measurements of photosynthetic rates in seagrasses. In: F.T. Short and R. Coles (eds.) Global Seagrass Research Methods. Elsevier Publishing, The Netherlands 2001. 482 pages. ISBN: 0-444-50891-0.
Ã?Â?Ã?Â? Schwarz A-M, Bjork M, Buluda T, Mtolera M, Beer S. 2000. Photosynthetic utilisation of carbon and light by two tropical seagrass species as measured in situ. Marine Biology 137(5/6): 755-762.
�¢���¢ Beer S, and Bj���¶rk M. 2000. Measuring rates of photosynthesis of two tropical seagrasses by pulse amplitude modulated (PAM) fluorometry: Aquatic Botany 66: 69-76.
�¢���¢ Bj���¶rk M, Uku J, Weil A, Beer S. 1999. Photosynthetic tolerances to desiccation of tropical intertidal seagrasses. MEPS. 191: 121-126.
���� Hellblom F, and Bj���¶rk M. 1999. Photosynthetic responses in Zostera marina to decreasing salinity, inorganic carbon content and osmolality: Aquatic Botany 65: 97-104.
�¢���¢ Bj���¶rk M, Weil A, Semesi S, and Beer S. 1997. Photosynthetic utilisation of inorganic carbon by seagrasses from Zanzibar, East Africa. Mar. Biol. 129:363-366.
���� Ferletta M, Br���¥mer P, Semesi A, Bj���¶rk M. 1996. Heavy metal contents in macroalgae in the Zanzibar channel, an initial study. in Current trends in Marine Botanical Research in the Eastern African Region (Bj���¶rk, M, Semesi, A.K, Peders���©n, M, Bergman B. editors). pp. 332-346.
�¢���¢ Bj���¶rk M, Mohammed S.M, N���¤slund I. 1996. Distribution of coral associated coralline algae at four locations near Zanzibar town, Tanzania. in Current trends in Marine Botanical Research in the Eastern African Region (Bj���¶rk, M, Semesi, A.K, Peders���©n, M, Bergman B. editors). pp. 347-357
���� Bj���¶rk M, Mohammed S M, Bj���¶rklund M, Semesi A. 1995. Coralline algae, important coral reef builders threatened by pollution. AMBIO, XXIV:(7-8), 501-505.
�¢���¢ Beer S, & Bj���¶rk M. 1994. Photosynthetic properties of protoplasts, as compared with thalli, of Ulva fasciata (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology, 30, 633-637.
�¢���¢ Bj���¶rk M, Haglund K, Ramazanov Z, and Peders���©n M. 1993. Inducible mechanisms for HCO3- utilization, and repression of photorespiration, in protoplasts and thalli of three species of Ulva (Chlorophyta). J. Phycol. 29:166-173.
���� Gomez-Pinchetti J-L, Bj���¶rk M, Peders���©n M, and Garcia-Reina G. 1993. Factors affecting protoplast yield of the carrageenophyte Solieria filiformis (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Plant Cell Reports. 12:541-545.
�¢���¢ Bj���¶rk M, Haglund K, Ramazanov Z, Garcia-Reina G, and Peders���©n M. 1992. Inorganic carbon assimilation in the green seaweed Ulva rigida (Chlorophyta). Planta 187: 152-156.
���� Bj���¶rk M, Gomez-Pinchetti J-L, Garcia-Reina, G, and Peders���©n, M. 1992. Protoplast isolation from Ulva rigida (Chlorophyta). British Phycological Journal. 27:401-407.
���� Haglund K, Bj���¶rk M, Ramazanov Z, Garcia-Reina G, and Peders���©n M. 1992. Role of carbonic anhydrase in photosynthesis and inorganic carbon assimilation in the red alga Gracilaria tenuistipitata. Planta 187:275-281.
�¢���¢ Bj���¶rk, M. 1991. Embedding of protoplasts from Gracilaria tenuistipitata in agarose droplets. In: Proceedings of COST 48 - Working seminar,
�¢���¢ Bj���¶rk M, Peders���©n M. 1991. Procedures for protoplast isolation from red seaweeds. Demonstration on Gracilaria sordida and Gracilaria tenuistipitata. In: Proceedings of COST 48 - Working seminar,
�¢���¢ Peders���©n M. Bj���¶rk M. Larsson C. S���¶derlund S . 1990. Ett Marint ekosystem i obalans - Dramatiska f���¶r���¤ndringar av h���¥rdbottnarnas v���¤xtsamh���¤llen. (A marine ecosystem out of balance: Dramatic changes of rocky-shore plant communities) Flora och Fauna 85:202-211.
���� Bj���¶rk M, Ekman P, Wallin A, and Peders���©n M. 1990. Effects of growth rate and other factors on protoplast yield from four species of the red seaweed Gracilaria (Rhodophyta). Botanica Marina. 33:433-439.
Buapet P, Rasmusson LM, Gullström M, Björk M. 2013. Photorespiration and Carbon Limitation Determine Productivity in Temperate Seagrasses. PLoS ONE 8(12): e83804. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083804
���� Engdahl S, Mamboya F, Mtolera M, Semesi A.K, Bj���¶rk M. 1998. The brown macroalga Padina boergesenii as an indicator of heavy metal contamination in the Zanzibar channel. AMBIO 27(8):694-700.


Created: 1997-03-26 Last Updated: 2015-07-30 by Mats BJORK