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Göran Nylund


Göran Nylund
+46 31 786 9675

Postal Address: Tjärnö, 45296 Strömstad
Visiting Address: Tjärnö , 45296 Strömstad

Department of Marine Sciences (More Information)
Box 461
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Carl Skottsbergs gata 22 B , 413 19 Göteborg

About Göran Nylund

Secondary metabolites play a major role in mediating ecological interactions between organisms and are used to find food, habitats and mates as well as to compete and protect themselves against predators and pathogens. I am mainly interested in how benthic macroalgae (seaweeds) use chemicals for defence against different kind of threats, such as herbivores, biofouling organisms and pathogens.

Current research project
Phenotypic plasticity and local adaptation in Fucus vesiculosus in relation to interactions with grazers
The rapid change in the global environment we are experience today is imposing novel types of selection pressure on species, forcing them either to extinction or to adapt and evolve. It is important to investigate and understand how these changes will affect marine ecosystems and species, and ultimately to predict whether species and ecosystems will survive this rapid environmental change. This project aims to study phenotypic plasticity and local adaptation in the brown alga Fucus vesiculosus in relation to interaction with herbivores, by using the Skagerrak-Baltic salinity gradient as a model system. The recent and dramatic history of the Baltic Sea makes it an ideal natural test-bed for studying adaptation of populations and species over a temporal and spatial scale similar to those of current environmental changes. The project is carried out within The Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology (CeMEB).

Professional History
2009 – Postdoc at The Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology (CeMEB), University of Gothenburg

2008 – 2009 Postdoc at the Institut of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, with Georg Pohnert

2006 – 2008 Postdoc at the Department of Marine Ecology, University of Gothenburg

2005 Ph D. Marine Ecology, Dep. of Marine Ecology, University of Gothenburg

Latest publications

Geographic variation in fitness-related traits of the bladderwrack Fucus vesiculosus along the Baltic Sea-North Sea salinity gradient
F. R. Barboza, J. Kotta, F. Weinberger, V. Jormalainen, P. Kraufvelin et al.
Ecology and Evolution, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Effect of Geographical Location on the Variation in Products Formed from the Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Ulva intestinalis
Sofia Raikova, Joakim Olsson, Joshua J. Mayers, Göran M. Nylund, Eva Albers et al.
Energy and Fuels, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Combustion of seaweed - A fuel design strategy
N. Skoglund, K. Werner, Göran M. Nylund, Henrik Pavia, E. Albers et al.
Fuel Processing Technology, Journal article 2017
Journal article

The sex specific metabolic footprint of Oithona davisae
J. Heuschele, L. Nemming, L. Tolstrup, T. Kiørboe, Göran M. Nylund et al.
Journal of Sea Research, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Energy performance and greenhouse gas emissions of kelp cultivation for biogas and fertilizer recovery in Sweden
J. S. Pechsiri, J. B. E. Thomas, E. Risén, M. S. Ribeiro, M. E. Malmström et al.
Science of the Total Environment, Journal article 2016
Journal article

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Seasonal and spatial variation in biochemical composition of Saccharina latissima during a potential harvesting season for Western Sweden
Jenny Veide Vilg, Göran M. Nylund, Tony Werner, Linnea Qvirist, Joshua Mayers et al.
Botanica Marina, Journal article 2015
Journal article




Chemical defences against herbivores
Henrik Pavia, Finn A. Baumgartner, Gunnar Cervin, Swantje Enge, Julia Kubanek et al.
Chemical ecology in aquatic systems, New York, US, Oxford University Press, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

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