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New collaboration strengthens national climate and biodiversity research

Small path in diverse forest. Photo. The graduate research schools ClimBEco and the Bolin Centre Climate Research School (CRS) have recently initiated a collaboration with multiple climate-focused intentions. The joint activities will strengthen the course curriculum and network possibilities for the respective PhD students and contribute to the advancement of the climate and biodiversity research front.

Dramatic changes in regional flora

Summer flowers on a meadow. Photo. A study from Lund University indicates that the flora of Skåne in southern Sweden changed drastically throughout the 1900s and up to the present day. The greatest decline in species diversity can be seen in forested areas in the northern and central parts of Skåne. “I was surprised that climate change has had the biggest impact”, says researcher Torbjörn Tyler of Lund University.

Thank you for participating in CEC’s online Science Says! conference and BECC-MERGE spring meeting!

Zoom group picture from the Science Says conference. Photo. We appreciate your participation in the online conference, which was a very successful joining of about 100 participants.

Particles baffle climate researchers

Moa Sporre. Photo. If you exhale on a clear day in the clean, cold air of the Arctic, you will not see your breath form the cloud we are used to seeing when the temperature drops. The reason for this is that the cloud cannot form without aerosol particles. Moa Sporre, researcher in nuclear physics at Lund University, focuses on how these particles affect cloud formation and how the clouds, in turn, affect the climate.

Edith is a Future Research Leader

Edith Hammer. Photo. Edith Hammer at CEC and the Department of Biology has been named as a Future Research Leader of the Foundation for Strategic Research. She is one of twenty researchers who receive 12 million SEK from the foundation for five years to work on a research project.

Beyond the climate anxiety, there is sadness and hope

Narrow path through wooded area. Photo. How 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.

Farmers’ incentives for choosing most appropriate environmental measures must increase

Lovisa Nilsson walking in a field. Photo. Many 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.

Thank you!

A rose. Illustration. Today, 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.  

Another type of forest management would provide greater values for society

Trees in a forest. Photo. A 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.

Broader view of blue carbon gives climate summit input

Terese Thoni sitting in a small boat. Photo. Protecting, 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.

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