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23 September 2021

From the management

The management group had a kickoff last Thursday (the first IRL meeting in almost a year!) where we discussed working forms and started the process with the Plan of Operations for 2022.

To make space for more desks at CEC, some people have changed offices. Karin Hofvendahl will now be found in D351, next to Per Persson in D350. Karins former room will host Veronica Hederström and Viktoriia Meklesh. More changes will follow, and you will be updated on this.

Don’t forget our After-work on 5 October! We meet at 16.00 outside the Ecology building on the decking (if the weather is bad, we will meet indoors in the foyer instead.) Drinks and snacks will be served. Hope to see as many as possible there!
Save the event to your calendar –

Lund University and CEC staff is now offering a new commissioned education that will teach professionals to detect, track and assess complex environmental pollutants and environmental crimes. Martijn van Praagh from CEC is managing the course.
About the course on CEC’s webpage –

Vaccination for Covid-19

On Tuesday 28 September at 12-15 Region Skåne offers Lund University students and employees Covid -19 vaccinations by the region’s mobile vaccination team. The vaccinations will take place in the group rooms near Café Ester (building 1) at Kemicentrum, Lund University. All students and employees have the possibility to get vaccinated without any cost.
Lund University employees are allowed to get vaccinated during paid working hours – see
The university’s handling of the coronavirus –

At last weeks Friday Breakfast Talk, Kes McCormick talked about research impacts through MOOCs and the presentation is attached to this email. He has also written a blog post on research impact.
Read Kes McCormick’s blog –


Friday Breakfast Talk

Friday, 24 September @ 10:15 – Management information and online fika

Friday, 1 October @ 10:15 - Environmental Forensics presented by Martijn van Praagh from CEC.

Friday, 24 September @ 13:15 - Public defence of doctoral dissertation in Environmental Science: John Falk
Join the defence via Zoom –

Wednesday, 29 September @ 8:30 – 9:30 - Launch of a new seminar series, co-arranged by LU Land and the County Administration in Scania (Länsstyrelsen Skåne), on how to benefit wild pollinators. During the first seminar, Dr. Maj Rundlöf will tell us everything that is “Good to know about wild pollinators”. NOTE: The seminar will be held in Swedish.
Good to know about wild pollinators | Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC) (

Wednesday, 6 October @ 8:30 – 9:30 - LU Land Breakfast seminar “How can we develop a food system that is sustainable and robust through various types of crises?”This seminar, co-arranged by LU Land and HUT Skåne, will highlight different perspectives and needs related to a resilient food system, and discuss important factors and possible ways towards a robust and sustainable food chain. NOTE: The seminar will be held in Swedish.
LU Land Breakfast seminar #9: How can we develop a food system that is sustainable and robust through various types of crises? | Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC)

Wednesday, 6 October @ 15:00 - CEC Research Seminars. Permanent grasslands: Effects of land use and environment on biodiversity and ecosystem service. The first speaker of this seminar series is Professor Nina Buchmann from ETH Zurich and currently a guest researcher at CEC.
Register for this event –

Tuesday, 21 October - Join the Swedish Society for Risk Sciences and the Nordic chapter of the Society for Risk Analysis' upcoming webinar entitled RISKUT2021. This is a half-day online conference about teaching risk. This webinar will offer group discussions on the theme "the risk curriculum." The aim of the conference is to create a meeting place for sharing ideas and experience on how to educate about risk. Individuals from academia, the public and private sector and from all levels of education are invited.The second speaker with talk about the climate adaptation game developed by the Swedish metrological institute (SMHI).
More information and registration – or contact Ullrika Sahlin ullrika [dot] sahlin [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (ullrika[dot]sahlin[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se).

21 and 22 October - CEC PhD Symposium – Save the date
The yearly PhD symposium is planned to be held as a hybrid meeting at Mötesplats Borstahusen with possibility to join by link. PhD students can now sign up through the invitation you received per e-mail. Supervisors and other staff, please save the date and join to listen to, and discuss, the latest PhD research at CEC. A formal invitation and programme will be sent out shortly. For questions, contact pedro [dot] rosero [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (pedro[dot]rosero[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se), josefin [dot] winberg [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se (josefin[dot]winberg[at]biol[dot]lu[dot]se) or johan [dot] kjellberg_jensen [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se (johan[dot]kjellberg_jensen[at]biol[dot]lu[dot]se)

LUCSUS seminar programme Autumn 2021:
Sweden/Scandinavia in the global world.
Welcome to join LUCSUS research seminars online on Thursdays at 11-12. This online seminar series explores the role of Sweden and Scandinavia on the global scene, as well as how the Scandinavian countries seek to address global challenges internally. The LUCSUS seminar series is a research seminar series with researchers at LUCSUS as well as invited guests working with societal change and transformations for sustainability. 
Read more about the seminars and find the programme on LUCSUS website
To join the seminars online please register here. 

Available daily newspaper subscriptions
CEC subscribes to the Swedish daily newspapers Dagens Nyheter and Sydsvenskan and CEC employees may use the web versions. Please contact stina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se to obtain log in information. 

CEC in the media

Preem’s investments in biofuel increase emissions from refineries
Markku Rummukainen comments on Preem's climate investment in renewable fuels, in an investigative feature on Swedish radio.
Radio feature in Swedish Radio’s Vetenskapsradion Klotet –

More carbon in the soil protects crops from climate change effects
Mark Brady and his research colleagues present new research showing that cultivation methods that provide a higher carbon content in arable land can protect both wheat and barley crops from future climate change effects.
Press release via Expertsvar –
Article in Lantbruksnytt –
Article on the blog Supermiljöbloggen –

Policy brief on research results on webpage of Agrifood –

Blog post on why we live in the golden age of satellites
Hakim Abdi is a guest blogger for the Swedish Research Council's online magazine Curie and share new post on the use and spread of satellite data.
Blog post in the online magazine Curie –

Lecture on how to increase biodiversity in your garden
This week PhD student Johan K. Jensen lectures for the residents in Hjärup on how to increase biodiversity in your garden.

Article in Skånska Dagbladet –

Pictures and videos during your time at CEC – GDPR
During your time at CEC there will be pictures taken and videos shot at staff meetings etc. If you do not wish to appear in photos, videos etc. please notify anna_maria [dot] erling [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (anna_maria[dot]erling[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se) orstina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (stina[dot]johannesson[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)
Information about data protection at Lund University –

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