Mikael Gustavsson

Researcher, Mathematical Sciences

The total chemical production within the European Union is currently estimated at over 300 million tonnes per year, of which 140 million tonnes are assumed to be hazardous to the environment. The risk assessment of these chemicals is currently performed on individual chemicals or products, without considering the coincidental mixtures which occur in the environment during their use or production. My research focuses on modelling these releases into the aquatic environment, and subsequently estimating the risk from the individual chemicals as well as their coincidental mixtures. The research will hopefully help guide decision makers and risk managers in policy development and selection of risk mitigation measures.

Evaluating the environmental hazard of industrial chemicals from data collected during the REACH registration process.
Mikael B. Gustavsson, Andreas Hellohf, Thomas Backhaus. (2017).
Science of the Total Environment. Vol 586, pp. 658-665
Also available as a pre-print via PeerJ. Doi: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.2785v2

Pesticide mixtures in the Swedish streams: environmental risks, contributions of individual compounds and consequences of single-substance oriented risk mitigation.
Mikael B. Gustavsson, Jenny Kreuger, Mirco Bundschuh, Thomas Backhaus. (2017).
Science of the Total Environment. Vol. 598, pp 973-983
Also available as a pre-print via PeerJ. Doi: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.2779v2

Chemical monitoring of Swedish coastal waters indicates common exceedances of environmental thresholds, both for individual substances as well as their mixtures.
Mikael B. Gustavsson, Jörgen Magnér, Bethanie Carney-Almroth, K. Martin Eriksson, Joachim Sturve, Thomas Backhaus. (2017).
Accepted for publication in Marine Pollution Bulletin.
Also available as a pre-print via PeerJ. Doi: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.2894v1

Toward a Conceptual Approach for Assessing Risks from Chemical Mixtures and Other Stressors to Coastal Ecosystem Services.
Kristian Syberg, Gary Banta, Peter Bruce, Jonas S Gunnarsson, Mikael Gustavsson, Wayne R Munns Jr, Robert Rämö, Henriette Selck, Thomas Backhaus. (2016).
Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. Vol 13, pp. 376-386

A quick and robust method for quantification of the hypersensitive response in plants.
Oscar N. Johansson, Anders K. Nilsson, Mikael B. Gustavsson, Thomas Backhaus, Mikael B. Gustavsson, Mats X. Andersson, Mats Ellerström. (2015).
PeerJ 3:e1469

Formation of oxidized phosphatidylinositol and 12-oxo-phytodienoic acid containing acylated phosphatidylglycerol during the hypersensitive response in Arabidopsis.
Anders K. Nilsson, Oscar N. Johansson, Per Fahlberg, Feray Steinhart, Mikael B. Gustavsson, Mats Ellerström, Mats X. Andersson. (2014).
Phytochemistry, Vol 101, pp. 65-75
Doi: 10.106/j.phytochem.2014.01.020

Scientific reports

Mixture toxicity contribution of emerging and legacy contaminants in environmental monitoring data from Norway.
Thomas Backhaus, Mikael Gustavsson, Daniel Yngsell. (2015)
Report M-464|2015 to the Norwegian Environmental Agency. Available: www.miljodirektoratet.no/Documents/publikasjoner/M464/M464.pdf
​The FRAM Centre for future risk assessment and management strategies

Published: Mon 26 Aug 2019.