The conference programme features keynote presentations by leading international scientists, which are intended to inspire panel discussions as well as oral and poster presentations containing results of the BONUS BALTICAPP, BONUS GO4BALTIC, BONUS MIRACLE and BONUS SOILS2SEA projects.
The details of the programme can be downloaded in the attached document. You can also download the Book of Abstracts.


Day 1: 14/3/2018

Day 2: 15/3/2018

Day 3: 16/3/2018

KEYNOTE: Lotta Andersson (ABSTRACT) (PRESENTATION)1. Impacts of changing climate, policy and society on nutrient loading to the Baltic Sea I9. Policy support for multiple ecosystem services
Project Presentations:
2. Approaches for stakeholder dialogues10. Stream remediation measures
KEYNOTE: James Shortle (ABSTRACT) (PRESENTATION)3. Modelling nutrient transport11. Social learning for innovative governance
Project Presentations:
4. Outlooks for marine environments12. Spatially differentiated regulation
Poster-SessionKEYNOTE: Wim de Vries (ABSTRACT) (PRESENTATION)13. Local and regional governance
KEYNOTE: Jon Winsten (ABSTRACT) (PRESENTATION)5. Impacts of changing climate, poliicy and society on nutrient loading to the Baltic Sea II14. Economic decision support
New insights on the Baltic Sea Region

Discussions on modelling, stakeholder views, social learning, ecosystem services and policies
6. Evaluating agrienvironmental policiesNext challenges and next steps
7. Governance and InnovationSide event. Project TReNDS
8. Catchment nutrient loading-scenario analysis
Side event. Project Gypsium


Day one

Andris Andrusaitis (BONUS Secretariat EEIG, Finland)

KEYNOTE: Lotta Andersson (Swedish Meteorological & Hydrological Institute, Sweden): Making the intangible manageable – is there a formula to merge research findings with local governance focusing on climate change adaptation? (ABSTRACT) (PRESENTATION)

PROJECT PRESENTATION: BONUS BALTICAPP – Well-being from the Baltic Sea – applications combining natural science and economics (ABSTRACT)
Hyytiäinen K, Ahtiainen H, Artell J, Bauer B, Bertram C, Buczyński M, Budziński W, Czajkowski M, Joyce KB, Gustafsson B, Ehrnsten E, Lankia T, Meier M, Meyerhoff J, Norkko A, Pihlainen S, Pouta E, Rehdanz K, Saraiva S, Sihvonen M, Tomczak M, Zagórska K, Zandersen M

PROJECT PRESENTATION: BONUS SOILS2SEA – Reducing nutrient loads from agricultural soils to the Baltic Sea via groundwater and streams (ABSTRACT)
Refsgaard JC, Olesen JE, Wachniew P, Wörman A, Bartosova A, Stelljes N, De Jonge H, Chubarenko B, Jakobsen R.

KEYNOTE: James Shortle (Penn State College of Agricultural Science,
Innovating policy for effective and efficient control of nutrient pollution: challenges and paths forward (ABSTRACT) (PRESENTATION)

PROJECT PRESENTATION: BONUS GO4BALTIC – Coherent policies and governance of the Baltic Sea ecosystems (ABSTRACT)
Hasler B, Ollikainen M, Elofsson K, Czajkowski M, Andersen HE, Peterson K, Nielsen HØ.

PROJECT PRESENTATION: BONUS MIRACLE – Mediating integrated actions for sustainable ecosystem services in a changing climate (ABSTRACT)
Tonderski K, Neset TS, Tonderski A, Walczykiewicz T, Lagzdins A, Zilans A, Schwarz G, Jomaa S, Pedersen SM, Capell R, Olsson O, Powell N.

KEYNOTE: Jon R Winsten (Winrock International, USA): Improving participation and the cost-effectiveness of agricultural pollution control programs through the use of Pay-for-Performance Conservation. (ABSTRACT) (PRESENTATION)

DISCUSSION: New insights on the Baltic Sea Region – discussions on modelling, stakeholder views, social learning, ecosystem services and policies (ABSTRACT)

Day two

KEYNOTE: Kasper Kok & Pedde, S (Wageningen University, Netherlands): Scenarios for land use, socio-economic and climate change – A call for integration (ABSTRACT) (PRESENTATION)

Session 1: Impacts of changing climate, policy and society on nutrient loading to the Baltic I

    • Using extended socio-economic scenarios to investigate drivers and pressures on the Baltic Sea up to 2100 (ABSTRACT)
      Zandersen M, Hyytiäinen KP, Meier M, Tomzcak M, Bauer B, Haapasaari P, Olesen JE, Gustafsson B, Refsgaard JC, Fridell E, Pihlainen S, Letissier M, Kosenius AK, Van Vuuren D.


    • Land use and land cover projections in the Baltic Sea Basin under different SSPs and future climate change (ABSTRACT)
      Jabloun M, Olesen JE, Zandersen M, Hyytiäinen KP, Smedberg E.


    • Change in nutrient loads to the Baltic Sea Basin with changing climate, socioeconomic impacts, and land management practices (ABSTRACT)
      Bartosova A, Strömqvist J, Capell R, Olesen JE, Jabloun M, Arheimer B, Donnelly C, Hyytiäinen K, Pedersen SM, Zilans A, Tonderski K, Zandersen M.


Session 2: Approaches for stakeholder dialogues

    • Visualization supported dialogues in the Baltic Sea Region (ABSTRACT)
      Neset TS, Navarra C, Wilk J, Capell R, Bartosova A.


    • Employing narratives and ethnographic studies to inform policy options for nutrient reductions (ABSTRACT)
      Martinez G.


    • Constructing an open citizen science tool to collect information on the Baltic Sea and recreation. Proof of concept and future possibilities (ABSTRACT)
      Artell J.

Session 3: Modelling nutrient transport

    • Geochemical processes affecting reactive nitrogen in a clay till, hill slope field system (ABSTRACT)
      Jakobsen R, Hansen AL, Hinsby K, Refsgaard JC.


    • Modelling of nitrate contamination in fissured-porous karstic aquifer underlying Kocinka catchment using tracer-calibrated flow and transport model (ABSTRACT)
      Kania J, Michalczyk T, Witczak S, Bar-Michalczyk D, Rozanski K, Dulinski M, Najmann J.


    • How to increase utilization of nitrogen in manure – the Danish case (ABSTRACT)
      Blicher-Mathiesen G, Andersen HE, Rasmussen A, Rolighed J, Carstensen M.


    • Utilising data and studies within the Baltic Sea Basin to develop a map for nitrogen reduction in groundwater (ABSTRACT)
      Højberg AL, Hansen AL, Wachniew P, Żurek AJ, Virtanen S, Arustiene J, Strömqvist J, Rankinen K, Refsgaard JC.

Session 4: Outlooks for the marine environments

    • Impacts of “greening” on eutrophication in the Baltic Sea (ABSTRACT)
      Jansson T, Andersen HE, Gustafsson B, Hasler B, Höglind L.


    • Uncertainties in projections of the Baltic Sea ecosystem driven by an ensemble of global climate models (ABSTRACT)
      Saraiva S, Meier HEM, Andersson H, Höglund A, Dieterich C, Hordoir R, Eilola K.


    • What are potential future states of the Baltic Sea food web? (ABSTRACT)
      Bauer B, Gustafsson B, Hyytiäinen K, Meier HEM, Müller-Karulis B, Saraiva S, Tomczak MT


    • Contingent behavior and asymmetric preferences – Valuing recreational benefits of the Baltic Sea (ABSTRACT)
      Bertram C, Ahtiainen H, Meyerhoff J, Pakalniete K, Pouta E,
      Rehdanz K

KEYNOTE: Wim de Vries & Kros H. (Wageningen University, the Netherlands): Assessment of the needed increase in nitrogen use efficiency in European agricultural soils in view of water quality. (ABSTRACT) (PRESENTATION)

Session 5: Impacts of changing climate, policy and society on nutrient loading to the Baltic II

    • Long term impacts of societal and climatic changes on nutrient loading to the Baltic Sea (ABSTRACT)
      Zandersen M, Pihlainen S, Hyytiäinen K, Andersen HE, Jabloun M, Smedberg E, Gustafsson B, Bartosova A, Thodsen H, Meier M, Saraiva S, Olesen JE, Swaney D, McCrackin M.


    • Modelled source apportionment of nutrient loads to Baltic Sea basins under current and future conditions (ABSTRACT)
      Capell R, Bartosova A, Strömqvist J, Arheimer B.


    • Scenario for structural development of livestock production around the Baltic Sea (ABSTRACT)
      Niskanen O, Iho A, Kalliovirta L.

Session 6: Evaluating agrienvironmental policies

    • Exploring farmers’ preferences for implementing agrienvironmental schemes – a cross country comparison of schemes as incentives for nutrient abatement in Baltic Sea catchments (ABSTRACT)
      Czajkowski M, Hasler B, Elofsson K, Hansen LB, Helin J, Häggmark T, Konrad M, Nielsen HØ, Niskanen O, Noman T, Pedersen AB, Petersen K, Zagorska K


    • Game-theoretic analysis of Baltic Sea eutrophication: policy instruments for burden sharing of reduced eutrophication in the Baltic Sea (ABSTRACT)
      Pavlova Y, Ahlvik L.


    • Flexibility in the choice of N abatement measures: Implications for costs of implementation and environmental service provision (ABSTRACT)
      Hansen LB, Termansen M, Hasler B.

Session 7: Governance and Innovation

    • The impact of water quality policies on innovation in nitrogen and phosphorus technology in Sweden (ABSTRACT)
      Häggmark Svensson T, Elofsson K


    • Public policies for wetland implementation in Denmark and Sweden – historical lessons and emerging issues (ABSTRACT)
      Graversgaard M, Dalgaard T, Hoffmann CC, Jacobsen BH, Powel N, Strand J, Feuerbach P, Tonderski K.


    • Drivers of technology adoption at farm level in the Baltic region (ABSTRACT)
      Nielsen HØ, Konrad M, Pedersen AB.

Session 8: Catchment nutrient loading – scenario analysis

    • Impact of future climate changes on hydrology, N-reduction and N-load in a Danish groundwater-dominated catchment (ABSTRACT)
      Hansen AL, Børgesen CD, Olesen JE, Refsgaard JC


    • Nitrogen leaching losses from two Baltic Sea catchments under scenarios of changes in land use, land management and climate (ABSTRACT)
      Olesen JE, Bar-Michalczyk D, Bosshard T, Børgesen CD,
      Hansen AL, Jabloun M, Refsgaard JC, Wachniew P.


    • Scenario analyses of future nutrient export from the Pregolya River catchment area to the Baltic Sea considering changes in climate, land use and agricultural practices (ABSTRACT)
      Chubarenko B, Gorbunova J, Domnin D.

Side event 15/3: Gypsum treatment of agricultural fields – A novel and costefficient water protection measure

    • Gypsum reduces agricultural phosphorus load: preliminary results from a large-scale pilot (ABSTRACT)
      Ekholm P, Ollikainen M, Punttila E.


    • Gypsum treatment of fields: a cost-efficient measure for the Baltic Sea (ABSTRACT)
      Ollikainen M, Ekholm P, Punttila E.

Day three

KEYNOTE: Jim Smart (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia): Nitrogen trading – modelling principles from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef: parallels and contrasts with the Baltic (ABSTRACT) (PRESENTATION)

Session 9: Policy support for multiple ecosystem services

    • Mainstreaming ecosystem services for improved agricultural and environmental policy integration: Lessons from a review (ABSTRACT)
      Schwarz G, Zilans A, Veidemane K


    • Adapting policy settings to promote multiple ecosystem benefits: Lessons learnt from case studies in the Baltic Sea Region (ABSTRACT)
      Zilans A, Schwarz G, Veidemane K, Osbeck M, Tonderski A, Olsson O.


    • Cultural ecosystem services provided by the Baltic Sea marine environment (ABSTRACT)
      Pouta E, Ahtiainen H, Bertram C, Liski E, Soini K, Meyerhoff J, Pakalniete K, Rehdanz K.

Session 10: Stream remediation measures

    • Interactions between climate change impacts and nutrient mitigation measures: Comparison of the Selke (Germany) and Berze (Latvia) catchments (ABSTRACT)
      Jomaa S, Veinbergs A, Yang X, Lagzdins A, Abramenko K, Rode M.


    • Design of stream remediation measures for nutrient retention and attenuation in the hyporheic zone (ABSTRACT)
      Morén I, Wörman A, Riml J.


    • Scenario analysis for stream restoration actions aimed at reducing nutrient loads to the Baltic Sea (ABSTRACT)
      Wörman A, Riml J, Capell R, Morén I.

Session 11: Social learning for innovative governance

    • A social learning perspective on water governance – experiences from Helge å, Sweden (ABSTRACT)
      Olsson O, Osbeck M, Do T, Powell N.


    • Identifying mitigation measures for multiple benefits in the Reda basin (ABSTRACT)
      Tonderski A, Okrągła E, Machnikowski M, Burakowska H, Tonderski K.


    • Two dimensions of nitrate pollution management in an agricultural catchment (ABSTRACT)
      Wachniew P, Martinez G, Bar-Michalczyk D, Kania J, Malina G, Michalczyk T, Różański K, Witczak S, Zieba D, Żurek AJ, Berrini A.

Session 12: Spatially differentiated regulation

    • Dairy farm management when nutrient runoff and greenhouse gas emissions count (ABSTRACT)
      Lötjönen S, Temmes E, Ollikainen M.


    • Spatially differentiated regulation measures – can it save the Baltic Sea from excessive nutrient loads, and is it possible? (ABSTRACT)
      Refsgaard JC, Hansen AL, Højberg AL, Olesen JE, Hashemi F, Wachniew P, Wörman A, Bartosova A, Stelljes N, Jonge H, Chubarenko B.


    • Spatially differentiated regulation of nutrients – stakeholder perceptions in three different case study sites (ABSTRACT)
      Stelljes N, McGlade K, Martinez G.

Session 13: Local and regional governance

    • Reconcling Stakeholder demands by enacting a post normal approach within nutrient governance (ABSTRACT)
      Powell N, Do T, Olsson O, Osbeck M, Schwarz G, Tonderski A, Zilans A, Veidemane K, Tonderski K.


    • Possible land use scenario for the Reda catchment case study and its impact on water management and marine water (ABSTRACT)
      Walczykiewicz T, Jakusik E, Opial-Gałuszka U, Przygrodzki P, Skonieczna M, Woźniak Ł.


    • The revealed preferences of Baltic Sea governments: Goals, policy instruments, and implementation of nutrient abatement measures (ABSTRACT)
      Elofsson K, von Brömssen C.

Session 14: Economic decision support

    • A bottom-up approach to environmental Cost-Benefit Analysis (ABSTRACT)
      Carolus JF, Hanley N, Olsen SB, Pedersen SM.


    • Developing improved methods for identifying the cost-efficient abatement set in the Baltic Sea region (ABSTRACT)
      Helin J.


    • Improving the cost-effectiveness of water quality improvements through spatial scale changes to target-setting (ABSTRACT)
      Czajkowski M, Andersen HE, Blicher-Mathiesen G, Elofsson K, Hagemejer J, Hasler B, Humborg C, Smart J, Smedberg E, Stålnacke P, Thodsen H, Wąs A, Wilamowski M, Żylicz T, Hanley N

DISCUSSION: Next challenges and next steps. (ABSTRACT)

Side event 16/3: Transport and reduction of nitrate in Danish landscapes at various scales – TReNDS

    • Accounting for natural reduction of nitrogen (ABSTRACT)
      Højberg AL, Iversen BV,Jessen S, Engesgaard P, Refsgaard JC, Hansen AL, Gertz F, Kjaergaard C.


    • Analysing drain flow modelling: How can representation of nitrate drainage transport be improved in catchment scale models? (ABSTRACT)
      Karlsson IB, Højberg AL, Iversen BV.


    • Advancing local engagement in nitrate regulation (ABSTRACT)
      Gertz F.