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21 October 2021

Management information

Yesterday the Management group had a full day of planning and discussions on the plan of operations and budget for 2022, localities and our return to the office, recruitments and more. We would like to highlight two subjects for you.

Fist we would like to give you an update on the continuation of the spring assignment from the Faculty to explore pre-conditions for closer collaboration between CEC, INES and Geology. There are discussions taking part at the Faculty, including a workshop with all the heads of departments. There are currently three main projects at the Faculty: The establishment at Science Village (Brunnshög), the development of Computational Science, and the development of Environmental science defined by activities at CEC, INES, Geology and parts of Biology. The latter will result in two parallel new assignments; one focused on CEC as a cross-faculty center and the other on the development of research and education in environmental science at the Faculty. We anticipate the two parallel assignments to be given during the autumn and will come back with more information in due time.

When returning to office, we once again experience the lack of sufficient office space. There are no more possibilities to expand within the Ecology building, and the possibilities to densify further are limited. We are therefore looking into different solutions, one of them including a smaller sublocation in the Geology building. It is not an ideal situation to divide the staff between more locations, but the alternative with increased overcrowding is not good either. The Management group, in cooperation with the Health and Safety Officers, the Geology department and the Faculty are looking into possible solutions, and will we come back with more information in due time.

Friday Breakfast IRL on 29 October 2021
We are thrilled to welcome everyone to share an actual breakfast together on Friday, 29 October at 9:30 in the kitchen on level 3 in the Ecology building. Join us for a coffee, freshly baked bread, and an opportunity to re-connect with your colleagues (IRL!!). After our breakfast we will head back to our offices for our regular online Teams meeting at 10:15 with Management information and a presentation by Patrik Baard from Malmö University.
Add the IRL breakfast to your calendar

The following week is autumn school holidays and there is no presentation or Teams meeting planned for Friday, 5 November. However, we will share a breakfast together in the kitchen of level 3, Ecology building starting at 10:15 and hope that as many as possible can join.
Add this event to your calendar

Changes to the expense claims process in Primula
From 1 November the following changes will be made about expense claims in Primula: 

You will need your line managers written approval before you submit any claims in Primula, including travel, representation, car allowance or other purchases. If you do not have your managers approval, the claim will be put on hold until approval is obtained.

Also from 1 November, it will no longer be possible to send your expense claims by email. All expense claims including receipts and other information must be submitted on paper to Camilla King directly or to Camilla’s mailbox. Please note that you must submit original receipts, copies will not be processed.
If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact Camilla King
camilla [dot] king [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se ()


On 1st November we can welcome a new PhD student at CEC: Md Rafikul Islam. He will work with Natascha Kljun, Anna Maria Jönsson and Marko Scholze on a project about Boreal forest recovery after disturbances like clear-cut, thinning and forest fire, focusing on greenhouse gas exchanges and carbon pools at Norunda and the 2018 wildfire sites.

We’re hiring, please spread the word!

Post-doctoral fellow in Ecology, PA2021/2602 -
Last application date: 24 October 2021

Doctoral student in Environmental Science: Urban Ecotoxicology, PA2021/3136 –
Last application date 25 October 2021


Friday Breakfast Talk:

Friday, 22 October @ 10:15 (Online in CEC Teams) – Helen Avery will talk about her Formas-funded research project on the implications of infrastructure choices for sustainable development in post-conflict contexts.

Friday, 29 October @ 10:15 (Online in CEC Teams) - Ethics in Biodiversity Conservation by Patrik Baard, Postdoc at Malmö University.

Friday, 5 November @ 10:15 – Breakfast together in the kitchen on level 3, Ecology Building. No Teams meeting or presentation due to school holidays.

Trees as a resource for wild pollinators - 27 October at 8:30 – 9:30
Part of the lecture series ”Att gynna vilda pollinatörer – vad säger forskningen” and a joint venture between LU Land and Länstyrelsen Skåne. Johanna Yourstone from the Department of Biology at Lund University will share her knowledge about what trees mean for wild pollinators. The moderator for this event is Pernilla Olsson from Länstyrelsen Skåne.
Sign up for this event by 25 October on the link below. 
Träd som resurs för vilda pollinatörer | Centrum för miljö- och klimatvetenskap (CEC) (

LU Lands breakfast seminar #10 - Consequences for nature conservation when finances are distributed unevenly - 3 November at 8:30 – 9:30
LU Lands next breakfast seminar is focusing on (municipal) nature conservation. We will discuss how financing of nature conservation is handled in different municipalites and it’s consequenses. Participants are Edwin Sahlin (Lund University & Calluna AB), Katarina Eckerberg (Umeå University) and Tord Andersson (Klippans municipality). The moderator for this event is Johanna Alkan Olsson (Lund University).
Sign up for this event by 1 November on the link below.
LU Land Frukostseminarium #10: Finansiering av naturvårdsåtgärder - är skev fördelning ett problem? | Centrum för miljö- och klimatvetenskap (CEC)

Call for applications to the Pufendorf IAS are now open.
The Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies at Lund University announces the yearly calls for application to Themes and Advanced Study Groups. Deadline is 12 January 2022.
Call for applications to the Pufendorf IAS are now open. | The Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies (

The Research Portal/LUCRIS changed its interface on 19 October 2021. As a researcher you do not need to do anything except the usual of making sure your page is updated with your keywords and projects as well as report your activities (i.e. conference- and media participation). Please make sure you check out your profile and see the new interface!

Lina Nikoleris will guide you through LUCRIS (Research portal) and show you some of the benefits. During this short time (it is about 30 min) I will make you get started so you will have at least one project, a short summary, keywords and maybe some connections up and running. Please send an email to Lina Nikoleris lina [dot] nicoleris [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se () what day you want to join. Thursday, 28 October at 10: 00 or Wednesday, 10 November at 10:00.
Lund University Research Portal/LUCRIS – (

Report on wild bees in Skåne
Sandra Lindström, Pernilla Borgström och Henrik Smith co-authored new report by Länsstyrelsen Skåne with the latest scientific findings on wild bees in Skåne, which can be useful in the work to benefit wild pollinators.
Download report in Swedish via webpage of Länsstyrelsen Skåne –

New synthesis on the future forestry
How should the forest be managed in the future in order to live up to all expectations? New report by Anna Maria Jönsson (ed.) addresses the diversity of values that, together with climate benefits, need to be taken into account in the future.
Download report in Swedish via CEC’s webpage –

Course on Numerical Analysis of Coupled Problems
COMPUTE research school invites CEC researchers and PhD students to course which discusses numerical methods about coupled problems, where different mathematical models for different physics are coupled along an interface. Register no later than 24 October.
About the course and how to register –

CEC in the Media

If the articles are behind pay wall, you can find them and read them in Retriever Research/Mediearkivet. Log in with your LUCAT-id.

How effective is the EU's climate work?
The EU's Green Deal was launched with a parallel to the first moon landing. But how magnificent is the union's climate work really? This was discussed during a Lund University Future Week event with Markku Rummukainen, Roger Hildingsson and other Lund University researchers.
Article in Swedish in Sydsvenskan –
Article in Swedish in Helsingborgs Dagblad –

New article on the work of ICOS
Nina Buchmann, Maj-Lena Linderson and Janne Rinne are co-authors of the first article which describes how the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) stations fulfill their mission to harmonize the observations of GHG concentrations in the atmosphere and carbon and GHG fluxes between the atmosphere, land surface and the oceans.

News article on the ICOS webpage -
Full article on webpage of American Meteorological Society -

The Glasgow climate summit - what is it about and why does it matter?
On October 31st, representatives from across the globe will gather in Glasgow for two weeks to attend the UN climate change conference COP26. What can we expect from the meeting? Five Lund researchers, including Markku Rummukainen and Roger Hildingsson, give answers.
Press release in Swedish on Expertsvar –

Article on Lund University webpage –

How half a degree can change the world
Markku Rummukainen is interviewed on whether the world already missed the chance to limit global warming to the ambitious goal set in Paris.
Article in Swedish in Norra Skåne –

More animals needed on natural pasture
The report on the future of natural pastures, co-authored by Mark Brady, which points out the benefits of meat from natural grazing, is highlighted by ATL.
Article in Swedish in Lantbrukets Affärstidning –

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 () orstina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se ()
Information about data protection at Lund University –

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