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Åsa Arrhenius

Principal research engineer

Åsa Arrhenius
Principal research engineer
+46 31 786 2625

Postal Address: Box 461, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B , 41319 Göteborg

Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences (More Information)
Box 463
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 18 , 413 90 Göteborg

About Åsa Arrhenius


My research background is in environmental science with a focus on ecotoxicology and the effects of mixtures or so-called chemical cocktails. I have worked mainly with microbial communities, but also single species tests with algae and bacteria. I have studied the effects of many different types of pollutants, such as biocides, pesticides, drugs and biocides, individually but mainly in different mixtures.

My daily work is varied, for now I have the following main tasks;

1. Coordinator for the FRAM Center for Chemical Risk Analysis and Management of the Future (www.fram.gu.se). FRAM is a multi-disciplinary academic research centre focusing on chemical mixtures and how chemical pollution affects human health and the environment. In FRAM I  also work as a communicator together with Nina Silow (GMV) and work especially with FRAM at social media; FRAM at twitter and FRAM at Facebook.

2. Participation in various research projects together with Prof. Thomas Backhaus 

3. Teaching at the bachelor's and master's level in environmental sciences.

4. Departmental duties; 

Lab safety, chemical inventories, coordination of reserah labs, member of the house group at Botan, the environmental group at Botan, and planning new premises in our new house Natrium.

5. Other:

Occupational health and safety representative at BioEnv in Botan- and Zoologybuilding.

Part of Ocean Blues - turning eco-anxiety into eco-action, by linking non-academic young adults to the scientific community. The long-term goal is a sustainable use of the ocean.



Latest publications

Tolerance patterns in stream biofilms link complex chemical pollution to ecological impacts
Ahmed Tlili, Natàlia Corcoll, Åsa Arrhenius, Thomas Backhaus, Juliane Hollender et al.
Environmental Science and Technology, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Effects of antimycotics and fungicides to limnic microbial biofilms – a case study of the run-off from a golf course
Åsa Arrhenius, Britt Wassmur, Mats X. Andersson, Mikael Gustavsson, Jörgen Magnèr et al.
4th Biofilm Workshop - Basis and application of biofilms to assess the effects of environmental change in aquatic ecosystems - Girona, 7-8 April 2016, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

Long-term effects of the antibacterial agent triclosan on marine periphyton communities
Karl Martin Eriksson, Carl-Henrik Johansson, Viktor Fihlman, Alexander Grehn, Kemal Sanli et al.
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Journal article 2015
Journal article

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Åsa Arrhenius
Seminarie Enviroplanning AB, 21 november 2012, Göteborg, Conference contribution 2012
Conference contribution

Determination of the impact of realistic pharmaceutical mixtures on the biodiversity and ecological succession in natural microbial communities
Åsa Arrhenius, Alexander Grehn, Thomas Backhaus
Pharmas progress meeting 9 and 10 February in Amsterdam, Conference contribution 2012
Conference contribution

Optimisation of biocides in marine paints
Thomas Backhaus, Åsa Arrhenius, Annelie Hilvarsson, Kristina Holm, Ida Wendt et al.
Final conference of Marine Paint 14-15th of May 2012, Göteborg, Conference contribution 2012
Conference contribution

Marine Paint Final Report 2003-2011
Thomas Backhaus, Åsa Arrhenius
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Report 2012

The fouling community and the rationale for testing efficacy in Marine Paint
Åsa Arrhenius, Thomas Backhaus, Åke Granmo, Annelie Hilvarsson, Kristina Holm et al.
Final conference of Marine Paint 14-15th of May 2012, Göteborg, Conference contribution 2012
Conference contribution


Individual and mixture toxicity of antifouling biocides using a novel multispecies slime assay
Åsa Arrhenius, Thomas Backhaus, Hans Blanck, Annelie Hilvarsson, Katherine Langford et al.
the SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy from 15-19 May 2011, Poster 2011


Combined effects of antifoulants – synergistic, additive or antagonistic effects?
Åsa Arrhenius, Thomas Backhaus, Hans Blanck, Åke Granmo, Annelie Hilvarsson et al.
the 15th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling, 25-29 July 2010, Newcastle, Poster 2010

The efficacy of antifouling biocides: a systematic approach
Ida Wendt, Annelie Hilvarsson, Åsa Arrhenius, Kristina Holm, Thomas Backhaus et al.
the 15th international congress on marine corrosion and fouling, 25-29 July 2010, Newcastle, Poster 2010


Single substance and mixture toxicity of 5 pharmaceuticals and personal care products to marine periphyton communities
Thomas Backhaus, Tobias Porsbring, Åsa Arrhenius, Hans Blanck
On Toxicant-Induced Succession in Periphyton Communities: Effects of Single Chemicals and Chemical Mixtures. Ph.D. thesis, Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Magazine article 2009
Magazine article

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