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February 11th 2021

CEC Newsletter 11 February 2021


From the Management

We warmly welcome professor Öivind Andersson, Department of Combustion Engines at LTH, as the new Director of Climate-KIC@LU. Johanna Alkan Olsson continues as the Deputy Director, and Olof Blomqvist and Lina Röjnert still constitutes the administrative office.

This semester we will have two CEC Staff days. In mid-April (date to be announced) we meet online for half a day, the second one will be closer to the summer. In April we would like to discuss the future working space and environment with you, using our collective experiences from the last year. What parts of our work do we preferably keep on doing online, in hybrid form respectively on campus? Has our need of office space, meeting rooms and equipment changed? Or other thoughts and lessons from the last months that you would like to bring up. Do you have ideas and/or would like to engage in building the CEC community? We are looking for a handful of persons to take part in the planning committee. Please contact Karin Hofvendahl if you would like to contribute.

On Tuesday, 16 February Johan Ekroos will give his docent lecture “What is biodiversity and why is it important?”. Please join via zoom, more information in the CEC Calendar.
CEC Calendar (English)

We can now announce that William Sidemo Holm will defend his Thesis “Effective conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes” on 26 March, and the nailing will be on 26 February. As announced before, Julia Kelly will defend her Thesis “Carbon exchange in boreal ecosystems: upscaling and the impacts of natural disturbances” on 10 March. Julias nailing is tomorrow Friday, 12 February at 15:00. Please help to turn these into memorable events for the two PhD students and participate in all four events via zoom, more information in the CEC Calendar.
CEC Calendar (English)

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Learn more about Primula
Statens servicecenter (SSC) is arranging Primula webinars during spring 2021. The first occasion is on 24 February 2021. Check out SSC’s Calendar for more dates. The webinars are held in Swedish.
Statens Servicecenter Kalendarium

A reminder to update your digital parking permit. The parking permits are valid between the periods 7 January to 15 September and/or 1 September to 31 January. They are purchased through the LU Staff pages using your Lucat id. You can also choose to buy a day ticket digitally cheaper than using Parkster.
Purchase your parking permit

Ullrika Sahlin joins LU Futura
Lund University’s future-oriented think tank LU Futura which “should work interdisciplinary with urgent future issues” is joined by Ullrika Sahlin. Ullrika Sahlin’s research is focused on how to manage uncertainty in risk analyzes and evidence-based decision-making.
Interview with Ullrika Sahlin, in Swedish, on her participation in LU Futura –

We’re hirirng, please spread the word!
Researcher in Biodiversity Conservation, PA2021/170 -
Last application date: 11 February 2021

Friday, 12 February 2021 - CEC Friday Breakfast Talk @ 10:15 with Dr Jagdeep Singh - An Academic Journey: From Engineering to Sustainability

Friday, 19 February 2021 – CEC Friday Breakfast Talk @ 10:15 with Mikael Klintman, Professor of Sociology at Lund University

CEC’s Friday Breakfast talk is held every Friday the Teams group ”CEC” at 10:15. You should have received an invitation to the team “CEC“ – if not, use this link to join or use the code: 293u3aw in Teams.

Friday, 12 February 2021 @ 15:00 - Nailing of doctoral dissertation in Environmental Science: Julia Kelly. Julia Kelly will be nailing her thesis to the CEC Birch. The title of the thesis is 'Carbon Exchange in boreal ecosystems: upscaling and the impacts of natural disturbances'. Contact Ylva van Meeningen for more information and find more information in the CEC Calendar.
ylva [dot] van_meeningen [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (ylva[dot]van_meeningen[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)
CEC Calendar (English

Tuesday, 16 February @ 13:00 – Docent Lecture with Jonas Ekroos.
Johan Ekroos holds his trial lecture for appointment as a docent on the topic “What is biodiversity and why is it important?” 
Join the lecture via zoom -

15 – 19 March 2021 - Student recruitment days on natural science
Helena Hanson will give a live lecture, in Swedish, on the student recruitment days on 19 March on the topic “Sustainability – what is it?”. Please spread the word to potential students or other interested. The recruitment days NMT is a collaboration between the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Engineering, and the Faculty of Medicine. Register before 4 March 2021.
Helena Hanson’s lecture during the NMT days –

CEC in the media
LU Land shares new report on future land use challenges
The collaboration platform LU Land shares new Horizon scanning report on the future challenges to secure a sustainable land use. Sufficient land for future production of food and biomass, conservation of green spaces in cities and a forestry which considers nature conservation and climate aspects are some of the challenges highlighted in the report. Juliana and Maria will give a presentation on the topic at the CEC Friday Breakfast Talk on 12 March 2021.
Article and report on LU Land Horizon scanning –
Collaboration platform LU Land –

Guest researcher Richard Walters is interviewed on new research study co-authored with researchers at Uppsala University, showing that a warmer global climate may cause mutations to have more severe consequences for the health of organisms.
A warmer climate may make new mutations more harmful – article on

Markku Rummukainen has once again taken a prominent position in Aktuell Hållbarhet's annual ranking of Sweden’s “Most Powerful in Sustainability 2021". This time he ends up in 23rd place.
Article in Swedish on

More LU News
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