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Unique climate modeling with vegetation in focus

Picture of tundra in Russia Researchers 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.

How is the life of the urban birds?

Hand holding young Blue Tit in forest Summer 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.

Gardening tips: Five easy ways to contribute to biodiversity

Anna Persson in her garden. Photo: Anna Maria Erling. The 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.

New knowledge makers focus on environmental and climate effects

PhD student spring meeting 2019 How do micro-plastics affect our soil? What's the impact of urbanization on biodiversity? And how can drones be used for measuring carbon fluxes from Swedish peatlands? These were a few of the questions raised at the initial PhD student spring meeting at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC).

CEC during the Sustainability week

Audience listening during the seminar on urban nature An exhibition, a seminar on urban nature and a climate crash course - that's how CEC contributed to the Sustainability week 2019.

Lack of settlements threatens biodiversity

interview The national Swedish radio visited Lund to talk about pollinating insects and study their wintering sites.

Land use for a sustainable future

the globe CEC has been granted funding for a so-called collaborative initiative to find solutions for sustainable land use in Sweden, with emphasis in Skåne.

CEC Annual report 2018

fieldwork CEC is in an expansive phase and the number of doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and administrative staff increased during 2018.

Well managed forests can limit climate change

Researchers in the Norunda forest Growing forests can limit climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store the carbon in their biomass as they grow. How much carbon a forest stores varies between tree species, the forests age, weather conditions and how the forest is managed.

Environmental challenges must be addressed simultaneously

Skog Global environmental problems can be addressed by means of policy instruments such as carbon dioxide taxes, building and technology standards and support for new technology, but the issues are complex and several environmental challenges must be addressed simultaneously in order to achieve optimal effect. This is evident from the article Policy design for the Anthropocene published in the journal Nature Sustainability.

Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, CEC

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