Lund’s first professors in Environmental Science
Natascha Kljun and Yann Clough are new professors at CEC with the assignment to establish two research programmes of a high international standard in environmental science. From a starting point in science, the research programmes will be interdisciplinary, and aim at assessing anthropogenic impact on the environment. The recruitments are a part of developing environmental science as an education and research subject at Lund University.
Yann Clough’s main research interest is modeling and predicting of biodiversity and ecosystem services in human modified landscapes. He has a solid background in landscape and agro-ecology and has previously been employed as researcher at CEC.
– It is a big challenge to at the same time achieve our environmental goals, preserve nature and produce in a sustainable way, and it requires collaboration between several disciplines and decision makers, authorities, farmers and other stakeholders. CEC is a growing interdisciplinary hub with good reputation for its research and as a collaboration partner. I look forward to contribute to the development of research and education at CEC.
Natascha Kljun is recruited from Swansea University in the UK, and has great experience in land-surface-atmosphere interactions and in communicating results to policy makers and stakeholders. Her research explores the impact of climate variability and disturbance on greenhouse gas exchanges, biospheric feedback mechanisms, and the global carbon cycle.
– I have a great passion for understanding the "big picture" and the fact that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. CEC provides the perfect framework for such interdisciplinary research and for international collaboration.