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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

Sign that says "There is no planet B". 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!

En ros. 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.

What if we paid countries to protect biodiversity?

Rain forest in the Amazonas. Photo. Researchers 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.

Researchers reject the EU reform plans for CAP – “not viable for the future”

Combine harvester in a field. Photo. When 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.

Unique climate modeling with vegetation in focus

Tundra with a snow-covered volcano in the background. Photo. 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 a young Blue Tit in a forest. Photo. 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.

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