Anders Nissling

Pens. Universitetslektor vid Institutionen för ekologi och genetik; Limnologi

Campus Gotland, Cramérgatan 3
621 57 Visby
Uppsala universitet, Campus Gotland
621 67 Visby


Publications (articles available upon request;

  • Nissling, A, Wallin, I, 2020. Recruitment variability in Baltic flounder (Platichthys solemdali) – effects of salinity with implications for stock development facing climate change. Journal of Sea Research 162 (2020) 101913.
  • Corell, H., Nissling, A. 2019. Modelling of larval dispersal of Baltic flounder (Platichthys solemdali) revealed drifting depth as a major factor determining opportunities for local retention vs large-scale connectivity. Fisheries Research 218: 127-137.
  • Nissling, A., Larsson, R. 2018. Population specific sperm production in flounder Platichthys flesus - adaptation to salinity at spawning. Journal of Fish Biology. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.13667
  • Hinrichsen, H.-H., Petereit, C., von Dewitz, B., Haslob, H., Ustups, D., Florin, A.-B., Nissling, A. 2018. Biophysical modelling of survival and dispersal of Central and Eastern Baltic Sea flounder (Platichthys flesus) larvae. Journal of Sea Research 142: 11-20.
  • Nissling, A., Nyberg, S., Petereit, C. 2017. Egg buoyancy of flounder, Platichthys flesus, in the Baltic Sea – adaptation to salinity and implications for egg survival. Fisheries Research 191: 179-189.
  • Hinrichsen, H.-H., Petereit, C., Nissling, A., Wallin, I., Ustups, U., Florin, A.-B. 2017. Survival and dispersal variability of pelagic eggs and yolk-sac larvae of central and eastern Baltic flounder (Platichthys flesus): application of biophysical models. ICES Journal of Marine Science 74:41-55. DOI:10.1093/icesjms/fsw163
  • Nissling A, Thorsen A, da Silva FFG. 2016. Fecundity regulation by atresia in turbot Scophthalmus maximus in the Baltic Sea. Journal of Fish Biology. DOI:10.1111/jfb.12879
  • Hinrichsen, H.-H., Lehmann, A., Petereit, C., Nissling, A., Ustups, D., Bergström, U., and Hüssy, K. 2016. Spawning areas of eastern Baltic cod revisited: Using hydrodynamic modelling to reveal spawning habitat suitability, egg survival probability, and connectivity patterns. Progress in Oceanography 143: 13-25.
  • Nissling A, Thorsen A, da Silva FFG. 2015. Fecundity regulation in relation to habitat utilisation of two sympatric flounder (Platichtys flesus) populations in the brackish water Baltic Sea. J Sea Res 95:188-195.
  • Limburg, K.E., Walther, B.D., Luc, Z., Jackman, G., Mohan, J., Walther, Y., Nissling, A., Weber, P.K., Schmitt, A. K. 2014. In search of the dead zone: Use of otoliths for tracking fish exposure to hypoxia. Journal of Marine Systems 141:167-178.
  • Nissling, A., Florin, A-B., Thorsen, A., Bergström, U. 2013. Egg production of turbot, Scophthalmus maximus, in the Baltic Sea. Journal of Sea Research 84:77-86.
  • Martinsson, J., Nissling, A. 2011. Nursery area utilization by turbot (Psetta maxima) and flounder (Platichthys flesus) at Gotland, central Baltic Sea. Boreal Environmental Research 16:60-70.
  • Nissling, A., Dahlman, G. 2010. Fecundity of flounder, Pleuronectes flesus, in the Baltic Sea – reproductive strategies in two sympatric populations. Journal of Sea Research 64:190-198. DOI:10.1016/j.seares.2010.02.001
  • Nissling, A., Jacobsson, M., Hallberg, N. 2007. Feeding ecology of juvenile turbot Scophthalmus maximus and flounder Pleuronectes flesus at Gotland, Central Baltic Sea. Journal of Fish Biology 70: 1977-1897. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01463.x
  • Nissling, A., Johansson, U., Jacobsson, M., 2006. Effects of salinity and temperature conditions on the reproductive success of turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) in the Baltic Sea. Fisheries Research 80: 230-238. doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2006.04.005
  • Nissling, A. 2004. Effects of temperature on egg and larval survival of cod (Gadus morhua) and sprat (Sprattus sprattus) in the Baltic Sea – implications for stock development. Hydrobiologia 514(1):115-123.
  • Nissling, A., Müller, A., Hinrichsen, H.-H. 2003. Specific gravity and vertical distribution of sprat (Sprattus sprattus) eggs in the Baltic Sea. Journal of Fish Biology 63 280-299. doi:10.1046/j.1095-8649.2003.00139.x
  • Nissling, A, Westin, L., Hjerne, O. 2002. Reproductive success in relation to salinity of three flatfish species, Dab (Limanda limanda), Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) and Flounder (Pleuronectes flesus), in the brackish water Baltic Sea. ICES Journal of Marine Science 59:93-108. doi:10.1006/jmsc.2001.1134
  • Vallin, L., Nissling, A. 2000. Maternal effects on egg size and egg buoyancy of Baltic cod, Gadus morhua – implications for stock structure effects on recruitment. Fisheries Research, 49:21-37.
  • Vallin, L., Nissling, A., Westin, L. 1999. Potential factors influencing reproductive success of Baltic cod, Gadus morhua – a review. Ambio 28:92-99.
  • Vallin, L., Nissling, A. 1998. Cell morphology as an indicator of viability of cod eggs - results from an experimental study. Fisheries Research 38/3:247-255.
  • Nissling, A., Larsson, R., Vallin, L., Frohlund. 1998. Assessment of egg and larval viability in cod, Gadus morhua - methods and results from an experimental study. Fisheries Research 38/2:169-186.
  • Nissling, A., Westin, L. 1997. Salinity requirements for successful spawning of Baltic- and Belt-Sea cod and the potential for cod stock interactions in the Baltic Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 152:261-271.
  • Nissling, A., Vallin, L. 1996. The ability of Baltic cod eggs to maintain neutral buoyancy and the opportunity for survival in fluctuating conditions in the Baltic Sea. Journal of Fish Biology, 48:217-227.
  • Nissling, A., Kryvi, H., Vallin, L. 1994. Variation in egg buoyancy of Baltic cod (Gadus morhua) and its implications for egg survival in prevailing conditions in the Baltic Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 110:67-74.
  • Nissling, A. 1994. Survival of eggs and yolk-sac larvae of Baltic cod (Gadus morhua) at low oxygen levels at different salinities. ICES Marine Science Symposium. 198:626-631.
  • Nissling, A., Solemdal, P., Svensson, M., Westin, L. 1994. Survival, activity and feeding of Baltic cod (Gadus morhua) yolk-sac larvae at different salinities. Journal of Fish Biology 45:435-445.
  • Nissling, A., Westin, L. 1991. Egg buoyancy of Baltic cod (Gadus morhua) and its implications for cod stock fluctuations in the Baltic. Marine Biology, 111:33-35.
  • Nissling, A., Westin, L. 1991. Egg mortality and hatching rate of Baltic cod (Gadus morhua L.) in different salinities. Marine Biology 111:29-32.
  • Westin, L., Nissling, A. 1991. Effects of salinity on spermatoza motility, percentage of fertilized eggs and egg development of Baltic cod (Gadus morhua L.), and implications for cod stock fluctuations in the Baltic. Marine Biology 108:5-9.


Research interests

My field of interest includes ecology & recruitment mechanisms of marine fishes in the Baltic Sea, in particular life history traits & adaptations to brackish conditions, including effects of both natural variability and human impacts, with the aim to contribute to the management of the Baltic Sea fish community. Species studied include cod and sprat (earlier) and flatfishes (at present).

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Anders Nissling