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Field study of biodiversity

Field study The COST-project has been studying if there is any difference in biodiversity found at organic and conventional farms.

Lovisa Nilsson awarded for outstanding student poster

Lovisa Nilsson While attending the 5th European Congress of Conservation Biology organized by the Society for Conservation Biology last week in Jyväskylä, Finland, CECs Lovisa Nilsson was awarded First Place for her outstanding student poster.

Catalysing a switch to a circular economy through plastic waste prevention

plastic bottles The CEC and Lund University is part of the core team for Climate-KICs latest Flagship programme, eCircular, aiming to crack down on plastic waste and radically reduce the use of plastic materials.

CEC in Swedish national radio

dandelion in sunset Researchers from the CEC comments climate change and risk management in Swedish national radio.

EU agrees on a ban on the use of neonicotinoids

Bee The European Union will ban the world’s most widely used insecticides from all fields due to the serious danger they pose to bees.

Farm2Forest – on sustainable agriculture in a biobased future

Yann Clough Research and society in close cooperation: that is the basis for Farm2Forest, a project aiming to produce evidence guiding Swedish and European agricultural and forestry policymaking. The idea is to combine economic and ecological data and models to evaluate different future scenarios for marginal agriculture in forest-dominated landscapes which, in terms of surface area, accounts for a significant proportion of Swedish agriculture.

Sowing strips of flowering plants has limited effect on pollination

Sown flower strips of clover Many pollinating insects benefit from a small-scale agricultural landscape with pastures, meadows and other unploughed environments. In landscapes dominated by arable land, they lack both food and nesting places. Sown flower strips can increase the availability of food for pollinating insects, and are therefore assumed to benefit pollination. However, new research from Lund University in Sweden shows that the effect of the sown flower strips on pollination is limited and cannot compensate for the advantages of a varied landscape.

Report about ecological focus areas

flowers in a field The report "Collective implementation of ecological focus areas" evaluating effects on ecosystem services, agriculture and administration is now available in English.

New research initiative will address environmental problems of the Baltic Sea region Hanö Bay

water Lund University and the Simrishamn Municipality have received funding from Region Skåne to start a new research and innovation environment at the Marine Centre in Simrishamn. The aim is to study and solve environmental problems and societal challenges linked to the sea, water and coastal areas of Skåne and southern Sweden.

CEC participated in dialogue in Brussels

rapeseed field Mark Brady, Cecilia Larsson and Ida Nordin from CEC and AgriFood have, at the invitation of the European Commission, participated in a Civil Dialogue Group meeting in Brussels.

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