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Lina Rasmusson

Postdoctoral research fellow

Lina Rasmusson
Postdoctoral research fellow
lina.rasmusson@gu.se

Postal Address: Box 460, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Guldhedsgatan 5a , 41320 Göteborg


Department of Earth Sciences (More Information)
Box 460
405 30 Göteborg
www.gvc.gu.se
gvc@gvc.gu.se
Visiting Address: Guldhedsgatan 5a , 413 20 Göteborg

About Lina Rasmusson

 


I am a marine plant physiologist and have previously worked on how seagrass and other marine macrophytes respire and photosynthesize, as well as on the mechanisms behind calcification within calcifying algae. A large part of my research has focused on how these processes are affected by changes in the surrounding environment, but also on how these marine plants can alter the conditions of coastal ecosystems with their carbon dioxide- and oxygen consumption and emissions. I have mostly worked with different oxygen-exchange techniques, but also with PAM fluorometry, alkalinity measurements and gene expression analyzes. My research has been conducted both in field and in laboratories mainly in temperate areas on the Swedish west coast and in Denmark but also in the Mediterranean, East Africa and Australia.


I have now begun a three-year post-doctoral project, funded by a FORMAS mobility grant for young researchers, where I will shift my focus towards northerner latitudes, the Arctic. The aim is to calibrate, evaluate and develop the technology of Rhodochronology, a methodology that uses the capacity of long living calcifying red algae as historical climate archives. These algae deposit calcium carbonate in annual growth bands, similar to the growth patterns of tree-rings, and within these bands they can incorporate various isotopes and elements differently depending on changes in the marine environment. By extracting material from these layers, detailed reconstructions can be made on how climate-related factors have changed on a yearly basis. I will focus on how the salinity has changed around Svalbard and Greenland, something that can be related to today's rapid melt off of ice layers and glaciers, and try to figure out how salinity has changed naturally over the past hundreds of years. The outcome will hopefully provide information on historical Arctic North-East Atlantic salinity regime variability and the potential drivers that can serve as a framework for future climate modelling.

 

This is an interdisciplinary project, combining biological- and geosciences. At GVC I work in Professor Hans Linderholm's research group, but I also collaborate with Professor Jochen Halfar, Department of Chemical & Physical Sciences, University of Toronto and Professor Jason Hall-Spencer, Marine Biology and Ecology Research Center at Plymouth University Marine Institute.

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Latest publications

Blue Carbon Storage in Tropical Seagrass Meadows Relates to Carbonate Stock Dynamics, Plant–Sediment Processes, and Landscape Context: Insights from the Western Indian Ocean
Martin Gullström, Liberatus D. Lyimo, Martin Dahl, Göran S. Samuelsson, Maria Eggertsen et al.
Ecosystems, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Respiratory oxygen consumption in the seagrass Zostera marina varies on a diel basis and is partly affected by light
Lina M. Rasmusson, Chiara Lauritano, Gabriele Procaccini, Martin Gullström, Pimchanok Buapet et al.
Marine Biology, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Depth-specific fluctuations of gene expression and protein abundance modulate the photophysiology in the seagrass Posidonia oceanica
Gabriele Procaccini, Miriam Ruocco, L�zaro Mar�n-Guirao, Emanuela Dattolo, Christophe Brunet et al.
Scientific Reports, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Establishing research strategies, methodologies and technologies to link genomics and proteomics to seagrass productivity, community metabolism, and ecosystem carbon fluxes
Silvia Mazzuca, M. Björk, S. Beer, P. Felisberto, S. Gobert et al.
Frontiers in Plant Science, Journal article 2013
Journal article

Photorespiration and carbon limitation determine productivity in temperate seagrasses
Pimchanok Buapet, Lina M. Rasmusson, Martin Gullström, Mats Björk
PLoS ONE, Journal article 2013
Journal article

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2018

Blue Carbon Storage in Tropical Seagrass Meadows Relates to Carbonate Stock Dynamics, Plant–Sediment Processes, and Landscape Context: Insights from the Western Indian Ocean
Martin Gullström, Liberatus D. Lyimo, Martin Dahl, Göran S. Samuelsson, Maria Eggertsen et al.
Ecosystems, Journal article 2018
Journal article

2017

Respiratory oxygen consumption in the seagrass Zostera marina varies on a diel basis and is partly affected by light
Lina M. Rasmusson, Chiara Lauritano, Gabriele Procaccini, Martin Gullström, Pimchanok Buapet et al.
Marine Biology, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Depth-specific fluctuations of gene expression and protein abundance modulate the photophysiology in the seagrass Posidonia oceanica
Gabriele Procaccini, Miriam Ruocco, L�zaro Mar�n-Guirao, Emanuela Dattolo, Christophe Brunet et al.
Scientific Reports, Journal article 2017
Journal article

2014

2013

Establishing research strategies, methodologies and technologies to link genomics and proteomics to seagrass productivity, community metabolism, and ecosystem carbon fluxes
Silvia Mazzuca, M. Björk, S. Beer, P. Felisberto, S. Gobert et al.
Frontiers in Plant Science, Journal article 2013
Journal article

Photorespiration and carbon limitation determine productivity in temperate seagrasses
Pimchanok Buapet, Lina M. Rasmusson, Martin Gullström, Mats Björk
PLoS ONE, Journal article 2013
Journal article

Showing 1 - 6 of 6

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