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Kallenbach, E. M., Sand-Jensen, K., Morsing, K., Martinsen, J., Baastrup-Spohr, L. (2018): Early ecosystem responses to watershed restoration along a headwater stream. Ecological engineering. 

J.H. Andersen, E. Manca, S. Agnesi, Z. Al-Hamdani, H. Lillis, G. Mo, J. Populus, J- Reker, L. Tunesi, M. Vasquez (2018): European Broad-Scale Seabed Habitat Maps Support Implementation of Ecosystem-Based Management. Open Journal of Ecology.  vol: 08 (02) pp: DOI: 86-103. 10.4236/oje.2018.82007


Laamanen, M., S. Korpinen, U.L. Zweifel & J.H. Andersen (2017): Ecosystem health. In: Snoeijs-Leijon­malm, P., H. Schubert & T. Radziejewska (eds.): Biological Oceanography of the Baltic Sea. Springer, Dordrecht. ISBN 978-94-007-0668-2. 704 pp.

Andersen, J.H., J. Carstensen, D.J. Conley, K. Dromph, V. Fleming-Lehtinen, B. Gustafsson, A. Josefson, A. Norkko, A. Villnäs & C. Murray (2017): Long-term temporal and spatial trends in eutrophication status of the Baltic Sea. Biological Reviews 92: 135–149.

Andersen, J.H., F. Berzaghi, T. Christensen, O. Geertz-Hansen, A. Mosbech, A. Stock, K.B. Zinglersen & M. Wisz (2017): Potential for cumulative effects of human stressors on fish, sea birds and marine mammals in Arctic waters. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 184: 202-206.


Cochrane, S., J.H. Andersen, T. Berg, T., H. Blanchet, A. Borja, J. Carstensen, M. Elliott, H. Hummel, N. Niquil and P. Renaud (2016): What is marine biodiversity? Towards common concepts and their implications for assessing biodiversity status. Frontiers in Marine Science.

Uusitalo, L., H. Blanchet, J.H. Andersen, O. Beauchard, T.Berg, S. Bianchelli, A. Cantafaro, J. Carstensen, L. Carugati, S. Cochrane, R. Danovaro, A.-S. Heiskanen, V. Karvinen, S. Moncheva, C. Murray, João M. Neto, H. Nygård, M. Panttazi, N. Papadopoulou, N. Simboura, G. Srėbalienė, M.C. Uyarra & A. Borja (2016): Indicator-based assessment of marine biodiversity – lessons learned from 10 case studies across the European seas. Frontiers in Marine Science.

Korpinen, S. & J.H. Andersen (2016): A global review of cumulative pressure and effects assessments in marine environments. Frontiers in Marine Science

Borja, A., M. Elliot, J.H. Andersen, T. Berg, J. Carstensen, S. Cochrane, B. Halpern, A.-S. Heiskanen, S. Korpinen, J. Lowndnes, G. Martin & N. Rodríguez-Ezpeleta (2016): Overview of integrative assessment of marine systems: the Ecosystem Approach in practice. Frontiers in Marine Science.

Andersen, J.H., J. Aroviita, N. Friberg, R. Johnson, P. Kurppo, M. Lindegarth, C. Murray, K. Norling & J. Carsten­sen (2016): Approaches for integrated assessment of ecological and eutrophication status in Nordic countries. AMBIO 45:681–691.

Andersen, J.H., C. Murray, M.M. Larsen, N. Green, T. Høgåsen, K. Gustavson, E. Dahlgren, E. Garnaga, M. Haarich, J. Manio, J. Strand & S. Korpinen (2016): Development and testing of a prototype tool for integrated assessment of chemical status in marine environments. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.

Riemann, B., J. Carstensen, K. Dahl, H. Fossing, J.W. Hansen, H.H. Jakobsen, A.B. Josefson, D. Krause-Jensen, S. Markager, P. Stæhr, K. Timmerman, J. Windolf & J.H. Andersen (2016): Recovery of Danish coastal ecosystems after reductions in nutrient loading: trends and time lags. Estuaries & Coasts 39(1):82-97.

Uusitalo, L., S. Korpinen, J.H. Andersen, S. Niiranen, S. Valanko, A.-S. Heiskanen & M. Dickey-Collas (2016): Exploring methods for predicting multiple pressures on ecosystem recovery: a case study on marine eutrophication and fisheries. Continental Shelf Research 121:48-60.


Andersen, J.H., B.S. Halpern, S. Korpinen, C. Murray & J. Reker (2015): Baltic Sea biodiver­sity status vs. cumulative human pressures. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 161:88-92.

Elliott, M., Á. Borja, A. McQuatters-Gollop, K. Mazik, S. Birchenough, J.H. Andersen, S. Painting & M. Peck (2015): Force majeure: will climate change affect our ability to attain Good Environmental Status for marine biodiversity? Marine Pollution Bulletin 95(1):7-17.

Fleming-Lehtinen, V., J.H. Andersen, J. Carstensen, E. Lysiak-Pastuszak, C. Murray, M. Pyhälä & M. Laamanen (2015): Recent developments in assessment methodology reveal an expanding eutro­phication problem area in the Baltic Sea. Ecological Indicators 48:380-388.


Borja, A., T. Prins, N. Simboura, J.H. Andersen, T. Berg, J.-C. Marques, J.M. Neto, N. Papadopoulou, J. Reker, H. Teixeira & L. Uusitalo (2014): Tales from a thousand and one ways to integrate marine biodiversity components when assessing the environmental status. Frontiers in Marine Science.

Andersen, J.H., K. Dahl, C. Göke, M. Hartvig, C. Murray, A. Rindorf, H. Skov, M. Vinther & S. Korpinen (2014): Integrated assessment of marine biodiversity status using a prototype indicator-based assessment tool. Frontiers in Marine Science.



Andersen, J.H., T. Harvey, E. Kallenbach, C. Murray, Dag. Hjerman, T. Kristiansen, K. Sørensen, J, Carstensen & A. Erichsen. (2017): Statistical analyses of chlorophyll-a data sampled from the FerryBox on the Oslo-Kiel ferry and the NOVANA programme. NIVA Denmark Report, 29 pp. Report

HELCOM (2017): The assessment of cumulative impacts using the BSPI and BSII – supplementary report to the first version of the HELCOM ‘State of the Baltic Sea’ report  2017. Baltic SPICE report, 62 pp. Report

HELCOM (2017): The integrated assessment of biodiversity – supplementary report to the first version of the HELCOM ‘State of the Baltic Sea’ report 2017. BalticBOOST report, 66 pp. Report

HELCOM (2017): The integrated assessment of hazardous substances – supplementary report to the first version of the HELCOM ‘State of the Baltic Sea’ report 2017. Contribution by J.H. Andersen. BalticBOOST report, 51 pp Report

OSPAR (2017): Eutrophication Status of the OSPAR Maritime Area. Third Integrated Report on the Eutrophication Status of the OSPAR Maritime Area. Eutrophication Series. OSPAR Commission, 164 pp. Report

Andersen, J.HM. Brink, E. Kallenbach, M. Hesselsøe, S.W. Knudsen, J.G. Støttrup, P.R. Møller, W. Eikrem, C. Fagerli & E. Oug (2017): Sampling protocol for monitoring of non-indigenous species in selected Danish harbours. NIVA Denmark Report, 59 pp. Report

Andersen, J.H., T. Harvey, E. Kallenbach, C. Murray, Z. Al-Hamdani & A. Stock (2017): Under the surface: A gradient study of human impacts in Danish marine waters. NIVA Denmark Report, 87 pp. Report

Andersen, J.H.E. Kallenbach, C. Murray & S. Korpinen (2017): Summary of the BSPI/BSII sensitivity score setting process. HELCOM TAPAS Interim Report, 22 pp.

Korpinen, S., M. Nurmi, L. Laamanen, J.H. Andersen, H. Rinne, H. Nygård, C. Murray & E. Kallenbach (2017) A protocol for application of the BSPI/ BSII together with the test results, including a step-wise guidance how to calculate the indices. HELCOM TAPAS Interim Report, 24 pp.


Harvey, T, J.H. Andersen, E. Kallenbach, C. Murray, & N. Green (2016): Steps toward indicator-based assessments of ‘environmental status’ in European sea. ETC ICM task 1.6.1. g deliverable 4. 61 pp.

Andersen, J.H. (ed.) (2016): Statusrapportering af MONIS III-projektet (2016). Notat med bilag til SVANA, 38 pp.

Andersen, J.H., E. Kallenbach, C. Murray, T. Høgåsen, M.M. Larsen & J. Strand (2016): Classification of ‘chemical status’ in Danish marine waters. A pilot study. NIVA Denmark Report. 156 pp. Report

Lindegarth, M., Carstensen, J., Wikström, S., Johnson, R.K., Drakare, S., Nyström Sandman, A. & Söderpalm, A. (eds.) (2016): Ecological Assessment of Swedish Water Bodies: Development, harmonization and integration of biological indicators. Final report of the research programme WATERS. Deliverable 1.1-4, WATERS Report no. 2016:10. Havsmiljöinstitutet, Sweden. 196 pp. Report

Korpinen, S., J.T van der Wal, U. Stein & J.H. Andersen (2016): Steps towards a method for cumulative pressure and impact assessment in European seas. ETC/ICM task 1.6.1.g deliverable 3. 14 pp.

Andersen, J.H., E. Kallenbach, C. Murray, N. Green & S. Korpinen (2016): Coding and initial testing of an indicator-based tool for integrated assessment of chemical status. Current status and next steps. ETC/ICM task 1.6.1.g deliverable 1. 40 pp.

Andersen, J.H., E. Kallenbach, C. Murray, P. Pagou, M. Peterlin, T. Prins & S. Korpinen. (2016): Coding and initial testing of an indicator-based tool for integrated assessment of eutrophication status. Current status and next steps ETC/ICM task 1.6.1.g deliverable 2. 31 pp.

Green, N. & C. Murray. (2016). Indicator-based tool for integrated assessment of chemical status: Testing of CHASE. Norwegian contaminant data for biota. ETC/ICM task, milestone: 1.6.1g; deliverable 5.

Populus, J. & M. Vasquez (eds.) (2016): EMODnet Thematic Lot no. 3. Seabed Habitats. EMODnet Phase 2 – Final report. Ifremer report. 149 pp. Report

Gundersen, H, T. Bryan, W. Chen, F.E. Moy, A.N. Sandman, G. Sundblad, S. Schneider, J.H. Andersen, S. Langaas & M.G. Walday (2016): Ecosystem Services in the Coastal Zone of the Nordic Countries. Tema Nord Report, 108 pp. Report

Andersen, J.H., E. Kallenbach, C. Murray & A.B. Ledang (2016): Eutrophication in the Danish parts of the North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat 2006-2014. A literature-based assessment. NIVA Denmark Report, 43 pp. Report

Andersen, J.H., E. Kallenbach, C. Murray & A.B. Ladang (2016): Summary of the Danish OSPAR COMP3 assessment. Concept Note, Danish Nature Agency, 2 pp. Report

Andersen, J.H., E. Kallenbach, M. Hesselsøe, S.W. Knudsen, P.R. Møller, D. Bekkevold, B.K. Hansen & J. Thaulow (2016): Steps toward nation-wide monitoring of non-indigenous species in Danish marine waters under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. NIVA Denmark Report. 123 pp. Report

Andersen, J.H & E. Kallenbach (2016): A literature study of human activities and pressures as well as ecosystem component layers available for Marine Spatial Planning and mapping of cumulative impacts in Swedish marine waters. NIVA Denmark Report. 34 pp. Report

Berg, T., C. Murray, J. Carstensen & J.H. Andersen (2016): Manual, guidelines and software for biodiversity assessment. DEVOTES Deliverable D6.3. 41 pp. Report


Knudsen, S.W., M. Hesselsøe, P.R. Møller & J.H. Andersen (2015): Udkast til Teknisk Anvisning for eDNA-baserede målinger og analyser. Udkast til NOVANA Teknisk Anvisning.

Korpinen, S., T. Prins, N. Green, C. Spiteri, E. Magaletti, F. Giovanardi, M. Peterlin, I. Mitchell, U. Clausen & J.H. Andersen (2015): Review of thematic multi-metric indicator-based assessment tools. EEA/NSV/13/002 – ETC/ICM, 51 pp.

Andersen, J.H, E. Kallenbach & Z. Al-Hamdani (2015): Identifikation af potentielt velegnede områder for genetable­ring af stenrev i de sydøstlige dele af Storebælt. NIVA Danmark Rapport, 21 pp. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4468.8403 Report

Mohn, C., C. Göke, K. Timmermann, J.H. Andersen, K. Dahl, R. Dietz, L. I. Iversen, L. Mikkelsen, I.K. Petersen, J.K. Rømer, T.K. Sørensen, P. Stæhr, S. Sveegaard, J. Teilmann & J. Tougaard (2015): SYMBIOSE. Ecologically relevant data for marine strategies. Aarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy. Technical Report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy No. 62, 102 pp.Report

Andersen. J.H. & J. Carstensen (2015): Conceptual understanding of WFD assessment principles. Concepts for aggregation of indicators and quality elements into integrated assessments of ‘ecological status’. WATERS Deliverable 2.3-2. 32 pp.

Borja A., Elliott M., Andersen J.H., Cardoso A.C., Carstensen J., Ferreira J.G., Heiskanen A.-S., Marques J.C., Neto J.M., Teixeira H., Uusitalo L., Uyarra M.C., Zampoukas N., Prins T., Simboura N., Berg T., Marques J.-C., Papadopoulou N., Reker J., & Menchaca I. (2015): Report on potential Definition of Good Environmental Status. Deliverable 6.2, DEVOTES Project. 62 pp. Report


Andersen, J.H. N. Friberg (2014): Vandrammedirektivets overvågningsforpligtelser og den nuværende danske overvågning af økologisk status m.v. i overfladevande. Fagligt notat fra NIVA Danmark. 13 pp.

Andersen, J.H., S.A. Pedersen, J. Thaulow, F. Stuer-Lauridsen & S. Cochrane (2014): Monitoring of non-indigenous species in Danish marine waters. Background and proposals for a monitoring strategy and a monitoring network. Danish Nature Agency. 55 pp. Report

Populus. J. (2014): EUSeaMap 2 Progress Report. Ifremer Report, 43 pp.

Patrício J., Teixeira H., Borja A., Elliott M., Berg T., Papadopoulou N., Smith C., Luisetti T., Uusitalo L., Wilson C., Mazik K., Niquil N., Cochrane S., Andersen J.H., Boyes S., Burdon D., Carugati L., Danovaro R., Hoepffner N. (2014): DEVOTES recommendations for the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Deliverable 1.5. DEVOTES project. 71 pp.

Teixiera, H. and 46 contributors (2014): Existing biodiversity, non-indigenous species, food-web and seafloor integrity GEnS indicators. Deliverable 3.1. DEVOTES project. 198 pp. Report

Wisz, M., J.H. Andersen, F. Berzaghi (eds.), T. Christensen, D.S. Clausen, K.L. Johansen, O. Geertz-Hansen, R. Hedeholm, J. Nymand & K.B. Zinglersen (2014): A catalogue of available data describing ecosystem components and human stressors in the sea west of Greenland. Working Document for Nordic Council of Ministers, 38 pp. Doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3499.3126 Report

Korpinen S., A.-S. Heiskanen, O. Setälä , L. Uusitalo, S. Valanko & J.H. Andersen (2014): Towards management of multiple stressors in the context of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive: a Baltic Sea pilot study. SYKE project report to the STAGES project. Commissioned by ICES, 51 pp.  Report

Other publications 

Andersen, J.H., J. Carstensen & C. Murray (2016): Eutrofiering i Østersøen: Kuren virker. Vand & Jord 3/2016:100-104.

Kallenbach, E. & N. Friberg (2016): Hvordan opnår vi effektiv restaurering? Vejen til et bedre vandmiljø i fremtiden. Vand & Jord 4/2016:122.



“Forholdet mellem Secchi-dybden og den diffuse lysdæmpnings-koefficient i tempererede lavvandede marine systemer – 25 års monitering i de danske farvande.” By  Murray, C., S. Markager (2017) presented at Dansk Havforskermøde, 25-27 January 2017 in Helsingør, Denmark.

“Danmarks Havstrategi: Hvor er vi og hvodan går det?” by J.H. Andersen, Dansk Selskab for Marinbiologi / temadag om havdirektivet (Invited speaker), 26 October 2017, Ørestad, Copenhagen.

“Hvad er den vigtigste natur i havet omkring Danmark og hvordan passer vi på den?” by J.H. Andersen. Naturmødet (Invited speaker), 19 May 2017, Hirtshals.

“Havplanlægning for begyndere: Hvad er det? Og hvorfor er det så svært” by J.H. Andersen. Naturmødet (Invited speaker), 19 May 2017, Hirtshals.

“Eutrophication in the Danish parts of the North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat 2009-2013” by J.H. Andersen, J. Castsensen & C. Murray. Dansk Havforskermøde 2017, 25-27 January 2017, LO Skolen, Helsingør.


“Can Good Environmental Status (GES) for biodiversity be attained in areas affected by eutrophication?” by J.H. Andersen, E. Kallenbach & C. Murray. DEVOTES End Conference, 18-19 October 2016 in Bruxelles, Belgium.

“Cumulative effect assessments in marine ecosystems: a review of the methods and best practices” by S. Korpinen & J.H. Andersen. ICES Annual Science Conference 2016, 19-23 September 2016, in Riga, Latvia.


“Lessons learned from the combination of data from different disciplines: a story about multi-metric indicator-based tools for mapping of ‘problem areas’ and ‘non-problem areas’“ by J.H. Andersen. EMODnet Jamboree 2015, 20-22 October in Oostende, Belgium. (Invited speaker).

“Ecosystem health of the Baltic Sea: converging tools for eutrophication, biodiversity and chemical status assessments to an integrative assessment of GEnS” by J.H. Andersen. DEVOTES-EUROMARINE Summer School Course on “Integrative assessment of marine systems: The Ecosystem Approach in practice”, 9-11 June 2015 in Donostia – San Sebastian, Spain.

“Overcoming the challenges of indicator integration and arriving at a full-bodied classification of Good Environmental Status sensu the MSFD” by J.H. Andersen et al. Scientific symposium on “Tools for assessing status of European aquatic ecosystems”, 6-7 May 2015 in Malmö, Sweden.

“Cumulative impacts predict biodiversity status in space and time in the Baltic Sea: implications for ecosystem-based management” by J.H. Andersen et al. Scientific symposium on “Tools for assessing status of European aquatic ecosystems”, 6-7 May in Malmö, Sweden.

“Nutrients and eutrophication in the Baltic Sea: past, present and future status” by J.H. Andersen. BFFE high-level conference, 25-26 February 2015 in Espoo, Finland. (Invited speaker).

“Development of an indicator-based tool for assessment of marine biodiversity status“ by J.H. Andersen, A. Borja, T. Berg, J. Carstensen, S. Cochrane, C. Murray & M.C. Uyarra. ASLO 2015 Aquatic Science Meeting 22-27 February in Grenada, Spain.

“Expert assessment of cumulative effects of management in the Baltic Sea“ by L. Uusitalo, S. Korpinen, J.H. Ander­sen, S. Valanko & M. Dickey-Collas. ASLO 2015 Aquatic Science Meeting 22-27 February in Grenada, Spain.

“Cumulative impacts predict biodiversity status in space and time in the Baltic Sea: implications for ecosystem-based management” by J.H. Andersen, B.S. Halpern, S. Korpinen, C. Murray & J. Reker. 18. danske Havforsker­møde, 28-30 January 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark.(In Danish)