14 February 2020How do you feel when you spend a large proportion of your waking hours noting facts about a planet in crisis? What is it like when every day you take a long, hard look at issues concerning global warming and the loss of biodiversity? Quite OK despite everything, is the answer when the question comes up during the ClimBEco graduate school’s winter meeting where climate psychologist Frida Hylander is the guest speaker. At doctoral student level, they seem to have got past the worst climate anxiety.
3 December 2019Many farmers are positive to measures beneficial for biodiversity and the environment. But bureaucracy and regulatory hassle often stand in the way, says Lovisa Nilsson in a new dissertation, while also calling for better financial incentives for the individual farmer to choose the best environmental measures.
14 November 2019Today, 15 November, we celebrate Philanthropy Day. In connection with this, Lund University would like to extend its warm gratitude to you for having shown an active interest and for supporting our activities.
11 November 2019A forest management method different to those practised today would contribute to greater welfare and wellbeing for society in general, compared with current methods that mainly benefit the forestry industry. This has been shown in a new study by two researchers from Lund University in Sweden.
6 November 2019Protecting, planting and restoring coastal ecosystems has attracted increased attention as a way of capturing and storing carbon in mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrass meadows. In her dissertation, Terese Thoni has investigated the importance of these ecosystems in relation to the political climate negotiations.
3 October 2019Researchers from Sweden, Germany, Brazil and the USA have developed a financial mechanism to support the protection of the world’s natural heritage. In a recent study, they developed three different design options for an intergovernmental biodiversity financing mechanism. Asking, what would happen if money was given to countries for providing protected areas, they simulated where the money would flow, what type of incentives this would create - and how these incentives would align with international conservation goals.
15 August 2019When it comes to meeting sustainability goals, the current reform proposal of the EU Commission on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) falls well short at the mark, accordning to a group of international researchers writing in the journal Science. The proposed amendments to the CAP will not improve the environmental protection – rather the opposite, says Dagmar Clough, ecologist at Lund University and one of the researchers behind the analysis.
2 July 2019Researchers at Lund University have contributed to creating a new, updated version of a global climate model that will increase understanding of global warming. Through the new model, one can now look at how land use and changes to vegetation can influence, and be influenced by, climate change.
26 June 2019Summer days bring relaxing breaks in parks for many city dwellers. But how often do you look up from your picnic blanket and reflect on the surrounding wildlife and on how it would affect you if the birds went silent for good? Johan K. Jensen’s doctoral studies compares the wellbeing of some of our most common small birds living in the city compared to the countryside.
29 May 2019The greatest threat to biodiversity today is different species losing their habitats. To reverse this trend will require action on many societal levels, and there are simple things you can do in your own garden to help, according to Lund University researchers Anna Persson and Caroline Isaksson.