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15.01.2019 Application open for the BONUS BASMATI PhD course on MSP

The University of Turku and the BONUS BASMATI project will jointly arrange a 5 ECTS PhD level course in Turku, Finland. The course will be held at the beginning of May 2019. Application deadline is 18.3.2019.

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10.01.2019 New BONUS GOHERR publication: Socio-cultural values as a dimension of fisheries governance: the cases of Baltic salmon and herring

The paper demonstrates the multivalued nature of fish resources and suggests systematic inclusion of values in fisheries governance, to enhance the legitimacy of decisions.

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29.11.2018 New BONUS RETURN Publication: How is the term 'eco-technology' used in the research literature?

The term ‘ecotechnology’ has been used since the early 1970s to describe combinations of practices relating to the environment and technological intervention. Despite its common usage, there seems to be little consensus on its practical meaning. This article sets out a conceptual framework for the term, and proposes a definition of it.

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28.11.2018 New article from BONUS GOHERR explores how backcasting recommendations work across exploratory scenarios, using Baltic herring as an empirical case

Sarkki and Pihlajamäki (2018) propose advancements to scenario literature by theorizing the question how normative recommendations work across exploratory scenarios using Baltic herring as an empirical case. The results point to the need to simultaneously analyse multiple exploratory scenarios; set of normative recommendations instead of single recommendation; implications of multiple drivers on single recommendations; implications of recommendations for multiple stakeholders; and synergies and trade-offs between recommendations.

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30.10.2018 Taking Their Vitamins: BONUS-BLUEPRINT Researchers Find Bacterioplankton Rely on Environmental Vitamin B1 Rather Than Making Their Own

In a new publication in PNAS, researchers from the BONUS-BLUEPRINT project found out that more Baltic Sea bacterioplankton utilize vitamin B1 or B1 precursors from their environment than synthesize their own. The researchers also found that B1 availability can directly limit bacterioplankton growth, which could have larger impacts on aquatic microbial food webs, as well as energy and nutrient exchange.

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BONUS MIRACLE tools presented at VISweek and Nordic Climate Adaptation Conference

Tools developed to support joint learning processes and interactive decision making were presented in two conferences last week.

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21.10.2018 BONUS MIRACLE presents a Roadmap for improving water resource management in the Baltic Sea Region

Aiming at “Enhancing the effectiveness of nutrient management and providing multiple ecosystem service benefits”, the roadmap contributes to the ongoing discourse on the development of coordinated policies and strategies to improve the effectiveness of nutrient management and provide multiple ecosystem benefits, including private and public goods, in the agricultural and environmental sectors.

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