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10 March 2022

Management information

Thank you everyone who participated last Friday fika in the discussion about the evaluations regarding CECs future organization and for valuable input. There will be more opportunities to influence, and we will come back with more information when we know more.

The decision to move parts of CECs staff to Geocentrum II has now been taken by Per Persson. The process of identifying who will have their office where starts now. Those who are directly affected will be involved, as well as the health and safety representatives and student unions. The rest of you will be informed along the way. If you have any questions, please contact your line manager or a Health and safety representative.

The planning for the closing parts of the Ecology building during summer due to reconstruction work are continuing. CEC will have access to one flex office and one lab in addition to a small number of offices. It will be possible to enter your office or storage room to collect leave things, but you are not allowed to work there. The construction work will be carried out during June-August, but preparatory work starts already now and more intensively in April and May. We will send out more detailed information later. If you have any questions, please contact your line manager.

Your line manager will soon invite you to a salary-setting appraisal, the next step of the salary review 2021. (This does not apply to PhD students or those employed later than October 2021.) The new salaries are planned to be paid retroactively in May.You can read more about the salary review in the LU Staff pages appraisal-saco-s-and-non-union-members

Reminder CEC Staff Day – Save the date
Please save the date for the next CEC Staff Day on Friday 22 April. We are looking forward to meeting you all in person, for a full day of activities in Lund. Further details will come. Welcome!

Other information

Checklist when applying for funding
We are entering a new intensive period for funding applications. When applying for funding placed at CEC there is a Checklist to be followed that outlines the CEC process for funding applications. The process is in place to make sure that questions like co-funding, letters of support, full cost calculations etc are handled in an effective way and to avoid last minute surprises and chaos. Always follow the checklist, even if you don’t need co-funding etc. Contact research coordinator Marianne Hall if you have questions: marianne [dot] hall [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (marianne[dot]hall[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)
Applying for funding –


Helena Gonzales Lindberg will stay at CEC, filling in as a substitute educational coordinator for Terese Thoni in Sustainability forum during Terese’s parental leave starting in April.

We welcome Christina Marburger as a new PhD student in Environmental Science. She will work in the project ChemFree Garden with Maria Hansson as main supervisor and Martijn van Praagh and Johanna Alkan Olsson as co-supervisors.

On 14 March we welcome Sylvain Gossard as an intern at CEC, working on the DrivenByPollinators project. He is hosted by Yann Clough and will be working with Yuanyuan Quan. Sylvain will be at CEC until 31 July.

We’re hiring, please spread the word!

Post-doctoral fellow in soil geochemistry ( – apply by 20 April 2022.

CEC Friday management information and seminars

Friday, 11 March at 10:15 (breakfast from 9:45) – Hakim Abdi presents “Mapping tree species from space using the Sentinel satellites and machine learning”. Ecology building, lunchroom on level 3 and on CEC Teams.
Save the event to your calendar

Friday, 18 March at 10:15 (breakfast from 9:15) – Cecilia Akselsson presents “Finding the path in the forest (ForestPath), a new interdisciplinary project at CEC”. Ecology building, lunchroom on level 3 and on CEC Teams.
Save the event to your calendar


CEC’s calendar –

Wednesday, 30 March 2022 – Competition between wild pollinators and honeybees - what do we know? This seminar is held in Swedish.
About the event –

Wednesday, 30 March 2022 - SRA workshop series: Infrastructure – how to connect different infrastructures within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
More information on how to register at

Thursday, 7 April 2022SRA workshop series: The professional development workshop - Forming multidisciplinary collaborations and moving them forward
More information on how to register at

2 May 2022 - The second Lund University conference on Knowledge for Sustainable Development
We welcome employees at Lund University to participate in the conference! The conference will focus on Charting the Way Forward. We will discuss research and methods for action and progress and will highlight obstacles and challenges to be overcome. The conference will also serve to prepare for the second call for Lund University Interdisciplinary Projects Focusing on Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development. Registration open until April 17.
Read about the conference –

Sign up for this year’s Researchers Grand Prix.
Do you want to get better at summarising what is important about your research and receive help and support to present your results? If so, you can register for the Researchers Grand Prix competition. Deadline for registering is 6 May.
Researchers Grand Prix –

Present your research at Lund City Library
Each term, Lund’s Society for Nature Conservation, Lund City Library and Sustainability Forum organises a series of popular science lectures about environment and climate. These one-hour lectures follow by Q&A are popular and well attended. The lecture must be in Swedish. Please contact jenny [dot] hansson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (jenny[dot]hansson[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se) to find out more.

Log in information to newspapers

CEC subscribes to these newspapers:
Dagens Nyheter -

Sydsvenskan -
All CEC staff can use the online versions.
Contact stina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (stina[dot]johannesson[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se) or any other admin to get the log in information.

CEC in the media

Report the first bumblebee queen
Even this year, Anna Persson’s request for the public’s help in reporting the first bumblebee queen of the year has gained attention.
Article in Strömstads tidning (
Article in Göteborgsposten (
Feature in - P4 Kristianstad | Sveriges Radio
Article in Natursidan

The new IPCC report
Markku Rummukainen has been interviewed in several media due to the new IPCC report Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, launched 28 February.
Feature in SVT
Article in Motala Vadstena Tidning (
Article in Dagens ETC
Article in Syre
Article in Tidningen Näringslivet
Article in Svenska Dagbladet
Article in Sydsvenskan
Article in Omvärlden
Article in Dagens Nyheter
Article in 8 sidor
Article in Dagens Industri
Article at
Article in Aftonbladet
Article in Forskning & Framsteg

What is nature-based solutions?
Helena Hanson’s, Johanna Alkan Olsson’s and Lisa Lorentzi Wall’s new paper about nature-based solutions has gained attention
Article in Tidningen Utemiljö

We must stop consuming as before
Markku Rummukainen was interviewed about life after the pandemic if we can go on as before or if we need to change our lifestyle and consume less.
Article in Expressen

Wild bees and honey bees compete for food
Sveriges Natur has written about a new study from CEC, written by Sandra Lindström and Henrik Smith, about competition between wild bees and honey bees.
Article in Sveriges Natur

Pictures and videos during your time at CEC – GDPR
During your time at CEC there will be pictures taken and videos shot at staff meetings etc. If you do not wish to appear in photos, videos etc. please notify anna_maria [dot] erling [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (anna_maria[dot]erling[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se) orstina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (stina[dot]johannesson[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)
Information about data protection at Lund University –

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