Bolmen Forskningsstation

Bolmen Forskningsstation

Legal name of organisation
Sweden Water Research AB



Organisation address

Sweden Water Research AB

Ideon Science Park Scheelevägen 15

SE-223 70 Lund

Primary contact information (PI)

Linda Parkefelt

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Years of Mesocosm Experiments
2017 – present

Description of Facility
  • Open access to national and international researchers.
  • Outdoor, freshwater, lake deployed in an adaptable jetfloat.
  • PE-film enclosures or 20 hardshell PE enclosures (ø = 0.9m, depth = 1.5m, volume = 700L).

Controlled Parameters

Research Topics

Advance general understanding in ecology. Topics: biodiversity-functioning-stability relationships, community ecology, food web interactions and benthic-pelagic dynamics. Possibility to combine experimental research with historical lake monitoring data from Lake Bolmen (e.g., phytoplankton, zooplankton, fish, temperature measurements and others).

Facility location(s)

56.943190, 13.645610

Primary interests

Specialist areas


Apogee SQ-500 (PAR), CTG Trilux fluorometer (chlorophyll-a, phycocyanin and turbidity) and Aanderaa 4531 optode (O2 and temperature) sensors fulltime deployed in each enclosure. CR1000 dataloggers and AM16/32B multiplexers. Possibility to develop Internet interface for collected data. One AP-2000 AquaRead Multiprobe ( and one Apogee MQ-500 (PAR) with handheld meters.


Capacity in site (Bolmen Forskningsstation) up to 5-6 people with general facilities needed for accommodation.

Photos of experiments/installations
Photo credit: Juha Rankinen
Photo credit: Juha Rankinen