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Anne Sørensen



Phone: +46 (8) 519 540 45


I am project coordinator for the Swedish Programme for Contaminants in Marine Biota (fish, mussels, and bird eggs).

Research field

I am interested in understanding the spatial and temporal distribution of contaminants, specifically mercury, selenium and PFAS, in aquatic environments. My research focusses on the Baltic Sea and the Arctic.

Research projects

  • Tools for investigating spatio-temporal variability of contaminants in Baltic Sea biota. This projectexternal link is funded by Formas (2022-2024) and is a collaboration between researchers from the Swedish Museum of Natural History, the Swedish University of Agricultural Science, and Stockholm University. Yosr Ammarexternal link works as a postdoc on the project.
  • Deciphering processes controlling the methylmercury burden in oxygen deficient coastal seas. The project is funded by Formas (2019-2021) and is a collaboration between researchers from Umeå university, Uppsala university, Linnéuniversitet and the Swedish Museum of Natural History.

Other professional roles

  • National delegate within the OSPAR and HELCOM working groups on hazardous substances:
    • MIME; OSPAR Working Group on Monitoring and on Trends and Effects of Substances in the Marine Environment
    • EN-HZ; HELCOM Expert​ Network on hazardous substances
  • National expert on mercury within the AMAP mercury group.
  • Scientific steering committee member for the ICMGP 2022 conferenceexternal link, opens in new window (Cape Town, South Africa; International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant)


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