Bonus Projects


23.09.2018 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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21.09.2018 New article produced by BONUS GOHERR discusses ways to increase the contribution of Baltic herring to food security

How to increase the use of forage fish, such as Baltic herring, for human consumption - within the limits of sustainability? A new publication suggests a paradigm shift in fisheries governance - to address catch use.

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03.08.2018 BONUS MICROPOLL publishes training material for plastic monitoring

An educational video (link below) of different cost effective and user friendly methods applied for marine litter sampling on beaches around the Baltic Sea was developed in BONUS MICROPOLL (partner Klaipeda University). The Rake-method covers the whole width of the beach between the waterline and the vegetation, cliff etc. while the goal of the Tidal method is to survey beach wrack that washed up along the beach after stormy events. Additionally, the 100m OSPAR method is presented, a naked eye method investigating macro-litter (> 25 mm) on the surface of the beach.

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