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24 February 2022

From the Management

Faculty assignments and information meeting
The Dean at the Faculty of Science has decided on two parallel investigative assignments that have bearing on CEC’s future activities and organization. You can find more information in an email from Karin Hofvendahl sent out Tuesday 22 February. On 28 February at 16:00 the Deans and Head of Faculty Office will visit CEC to inform about the assignments. Everyone is welcome, and there will be time for questions. You can participate in the Bule Hall in the Ecology building or on Zoom.
Join the meeting on Zoom.
Save the event to your calendar

CEC Research Seminar Series – starting Wednesday, 2 March at 15:00
We are pleased to re-start the CEC Research Seminar Series on 2 March with a presentation given by Prof. Ralf Seppelt (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig) on “Stable and high Yields in the Future? Deciphering the Biodiversity–Production Mutualism in the Global Food Security Debate”. What will the global food system look like under an unpleasant but likely scenario of 2-3 °C temperature increases? Efficiency gains in agriculture will not be enough to achieve food security under climate change, urgently calling for more integrative, systemic research. Blue Hall, Ecology building, and on Zoom! Wednesday, 2March at 15:00-16:00.
CEC Research Seminars: Stable and high Yields in the Future? Deciphering the Biodiversity–Production Mutualism in the Global Food Security Debate | Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC) (

CEC Friday Breakfast
On Friday 4 March we are happy to reopen CEC Breakfast, Management info and seminars in the lunchroom on floor 3 of the Ecology building. We hope to see many of you there, enjoying the fresh bread and coffee.

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, so please plan for a full day of activities in Lund. Further details will come. Welcome!


Next week we welcome Ylva van Meeningen back to CEC from her parental leave. Ylva will continue as a Research Administrator for the postgraduate studies of environmental science and the graduate schools Agenda 2030 and ClimBEco.

We are happy to welcome Maria Blasio Romero back to CEC. From now and during March will Maria will work within the project: Mitigating negative effects of land-use intensity in small-scale land-sparing strategies for farmland biodiversity conservation with Peter Olsson.


Cecilia Thomasson, Caretaker in the Ecology building has moved office and can now be found on the basement floor in room D030. She can be reached on phone or email as usual. 

We’re hiring, please spread the word!

Project Assistant in Plant/ Insect Ecology ( – Apply by 25 February 2022
Researcher in environmental science ( – Apply by 2 March 2022

CEC Friday management information and seminars.

Friday, 25 February at 10:15 - Management information and Friday fika – Brief information about the faculty’s assignments. On CEC Teams.
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Friday, 4 March at 10:15 – Management information and presentation of the two Faculty assignments. Time for questions and comments. Ecology building, lunchroom on level 3 with breakfast and on CEC Teams.
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Wednesday, 2 March at 14:30-16:00 Pernilla Wittung-Stafhede from Chalmers will give a presentation on “Female Faculty, why so few and why care?” In Lundmarksalen, Astronomy Building, Sölvegatan 27. For those of you who are planning to attend the CEC research seminar which takes place at the same time, a 2020 iteration of this eye-opening presentation is available on YouTube: Presentation by Pernilla Wittung-Stafhede –

Wednesday, 2 March 2022 – LU Land Breakfast Seminar #13: The role of organic farming in developing the sustainable agriculture of the future. Speakers: Prof. Henrik Smith, Centre for Environmental and Climate Science, Lund University, Dr. Christian Jörgensen, AgriFood Economics Centre, Lund University, Erika Olsson, Chairman in the organic farmers' association "Ekologiska Lantbrukarna". This event is held in Swedish.
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Thursday, 3 March 2022 - SRA workshop series: Modelling in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Read more and register -

Wednesday, 9 March 2022 at 13:00 - Grand Seminar: The "IPCC AR6: Impacts, adaptation and vulnerability"-report in a Swedish context.
More information on how to register at

Wednesday, 30 March 2022 - SRA workshop series: Infrastructure – how to connect different infrastructures within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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Thursday, 7 April 2022 – SRA workshop series: The professional development workshop - Forming multidisciplinary collaborations and moving them forward
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Call for applications for funding of projects focusing on Agenda 2030 and sustainable development
The Research Board has announced a new call for applications for funding of interdisciplinary projects focusing on sustainable development. An information meeting about the call will be held on 11 March and the application deadline is 25 November 2022.
For more information and registration for the information meeting -

The first Swedish Climate Symposium! Crown princess Victoria of Sweden will attend the opening.
CEC are proud and happy to inform you that the first Swedish Climate Symposium, arranged by BECC, MERGE, SMHI and Bolins Center, will take place in Norrköping 15-18 May. Invitation is attached! Abstract submissions (talk or poster): no later than 25 February (New date!). Registration: no later than 15 March. Please visit the conference website:

The second Lund University conference on Knowledge for Sustainable Development - 2 May 2022
We welcome researchers at Lund University to submit their research contributions! 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, expected to be announced soon. Call for abstract open until 6 March.
Read more about the call for abstract –
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Log in information to newspapers

CEC subscribes to these newspapers:
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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.

Accessible power point templates

There are now accessible power point templates available in the Lund University image and media bank. You will be informed when there are also templates available with the CEC sub-logotype.
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How do I need to adapt to the web accessibility directive? –
Workshops on web accessibility arranged by Lund University –

CEC in the media

IPCC report launch 28 February: How vulnerable are we and how can we adapt?
On 28 February the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will present the Working Group II contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report. The Working Group II report is entitled Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Markku Rummukainen comments on the new report in a Lund University article.
Press release in Cision (in Swedish) –
Article on Lund University’s newspage (in Swedish) –
Article in InfoExpress (in Swedish) –

Environment for important wild pollinators endangered
The threat to the wild pollinators - how does it affect our wild flowers, crops and nature experiences? Henrik Smith is interviewed about the research work on biodiversity, ecosystem services and climate change in the strategic research area BECC.
Article on Lund University’s newspage (in Swedish) –

Important to express scientific uncertainty
"Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position, but certainty is an absurd one." Ivette Raices Cruz, who recently defended her dissertation at CEC, quotes Voltaire when explaining the content of her PhD thesis and the importance of analysing and communicating scientific uncertainty to avoid over- or underestimating conclusions.
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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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