24 March 2022
The process to move parts of CECs staff to Geocentrum II is ongoing. The employee organisations have been formally informed, and the process of identifying who will have their office where has started. 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 external group evaluating CEC, INES and Geology have been appointed by the Faculty (Attached in Swedish), and Per will meet them next week. The group consists of:
- Leif Anderson, Gothenburg University, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Marine Sciences, Chair of the group
- Martin Jakobsson, Stockholm University. Professor in Marine Geology and Geophysics, Dean of the Section for Geo- and Environmental Science.
- Anna Rutgersson, Uppsala University. Professor in Meteorology at the Department of Geoscience.
- Line Gordon, Stockholm University. Professor in Sustainability Studies and Director of Stockholm Resilience Centre.
- Jan Bengtsson, SLU, Uppsala. Professor in Ecology and Environmental Science.
Congratulations Julia Kelly who has been awarded Alfortpriset 2021 for her dissertation ‘Carbon exchange in boreal ecosystems: upscaling and the impacts of natural disturbances’.
Alfortpriset 2021 till Julia Kelly | SSAG | Svenska Sällskapet för Antropologi och Geografi
Most welcome to the CEC Staff Day on 22 April!
Invited are CEC employees, everyone with a workplace at CEC, PhD students in Environmental Science and members of the CEC kollegium. Please register before 13 April on the link below. We will start at AF-borgen in the center of Lund at 10:00, and the morning will focus on social activities and catching up with colleagues. After lunch we will be guided around Lund and Brunnshög by Johanna Alkan Olsson and Helena Hanson in an urban Walk and Talk. At the end of the day, there will be a possibility to join an after work. We expect all employees to take part, and hope that as many as you who are invited will participate. This is more important than ever since we haven’t been able to gather all of CEC for more than two years. Please register before 13 April. We look forward to seeing you all there!!
Register for Staff Day – cec.lu.se
On 4 April we welcome Clémence Pierrard as an intern at CEC, working on the DrivenByPollinators project. She is hosted by Veronica Hederström and will stay until 23 May 2022.
Desks now available for booking in the flex office
If you need at temporary desk, it is now possible to book one in the flex office located on the 3rd floor at CEC in the Ecology building. Four desks will be bookable through TimeEdit using your Lucat-id. You will find the desks in TimeEdit by searching for Ekologihuset in the “building” search bar and in the “rooms” search bar you can just type "flex" and the desks will appear (named BCE:D341 Flex Bord 1-4). You can make a reservation for yourself, or a guest. If you or your guest wish to book for more than a week, or if you experience issues accessing TimeEdit please ask Lena Söderberg lena [dot] soderberg [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se for assistance. This same booking set-up will be used when the flex office is moved to the room Mikroben on the 2nd floor during the ventilation works this summer.
TimeEdit online booking system
CEC Friday management information and seminars
Friday, 25 March at 10:15 (breakfast from 9:45) - Management information and CEC Breakfast Talk - Nature-based solutions - what is the new concept about? Helena Hanson, researcher at CEC is presenting.
Friday, 1 April at 10:15 (breakfast from 9:45) - Management information and CEC Breakfast Talk
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 becc.lu.se
30 March 2022, 8:30 – 9:30: Competition between wild pollinators and honeybees – what do we know?
Sandra Lindström, PhD in agronomy and former researcher at CEC, now working as an investigator and biodiversity expert at the Swedish Board of Agriculture, will present a recent report on resource competition between wild bees and honeybees, describe measures that can reduce the risk of such competition and talk about ongoing northern European initiatives in this area.
Competition between wild pollinators and honeybees - what do we know? | Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC) (lu.se)
6 April 2022, 8:30 – 9:30: LU Land breakfast seminar #14: Ecological compensation in a municipal context – way forward or dead end in the pursuit of greener cities?
Welcome to a LU Land Breakfast seminar, where research results and practical experiences of how to support the use of voluntary ecological compensation are presented, followed by a joint discussion on whether this is a way forward or a dead end, in the pursuit of greener cities.
LU Land Breakfast seminar #14: Ecological compensation in a municipal context - way forward or dead end in the pursuit of greener cities? | Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC)
7 April 2022 – SRA workshop series: The professional development workshop - Forming multidisciplinary collaborations and moving them forward
More information on how to register at sustainability.lu.se
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 – sustainability.lu.se
12 May - The Conversation online training
Are you an academic, researcher or PhD candidate who would like to build a media profile and take your research to a global public audience by writing for The Conversation? The Conversation is a news analysis and opinion website with content written by academics working with professional journalists. It is an open access, independent media charity funded by more than 80 UK and European universities. In this session we'll take you through what The Conversation is - our origins and aims; what we do and why. We’ll look at why you should communicate your research to the public and take you through The Conversation’s unique, collaborative editorial process. Benefits of attending:
- Find out how to join a community of academic authors taking their expertise outside the academy
- Understand what makes a good story and the types of articles your expertise could generate
- Meet one of The Conversation’s editors and learn how we commission articles
The online training will take place on Zoom on Thursday, 12 May. Please contact Lotte Billing lotte [dot] billing [at] kommunikation [dot] lu [dot] se () to register your attendance. There is also an opportunity to book a private 20-minute meeting on 12 or 17 May, however there are limited number of spots and if you want to book in a private meeting, you should make sure you are able to attend.
Funding opportunities on the CEC Staff pages
The Applying for funding information page on the CEC staff pages is being updated with a new sub-page listing funders and a selection of open calls. The page is under construction and will be a work in progress for a while, but you can already find some funding opportunities posted, including a FACCE-JPI ERA-Net call on Agrobiodiversity, and a Belmont forum Collaborative Research Action on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production.
Funding opportunities | Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC) (lu.se)
Climate-KIC Climate solutions for the future living environment – Creative Workshop series
We invite you to a series of workshops to gain deeper insights on how to take action and create impactful solutions to climate impact on construction, housing and cityscape. The plan is that this will lead to new applications for strong projects. During the first session, you will get to know your group and create a shared vision. At the second session, you will deepen your understanding of the problem and define challenges. At the third session, you will develop new solutions to the problems. This is an opportunity for you to get new perspectives on your work area, network with potential partners and test ideas. You will work together with researchers, business people and public actors to generate ideas, identify opportunities for impact and explore ways to take action.
At the end of the third workshop, you will have new project ideas to develop further together with partners. This will put you in a good position to apply for external funding.
20 April 13:00 - 16:00 Group and vision creation
27 April 13:00 - 16:00 Problem understanding and challenge definition
4 May 13:00 - 16:00 Problem solving
Climate solutions for the future living environment – Creative Workshop series | Lunds universitet
Researchers’ Grand Prix
Do you want to be better at summing up what is important about your research and receive help and support to present your results? If so, perhaps you would like to take part in this year’s Researchers’ Grand Prix. It is a competition in which you are to present your research in a way that is as easily accessible and engaging as possible – in only four minutes.
Improve your research presentation and participate in this year’s Researchers’ Grand Prix | Staff Pages (lu.se)
Become an evaluator of EU research projects
The European Research Executive Agency (REA) invites experts from a wide range of fields to register in the European Commission’s experts database. Of specific interest for us at CEC they are looking for thematic expertise in the areas Food and agriculture (including forestry and agroforestry), Soil, and Environment and bioeconomy.
Become an evaluator of EU research projects - ec.europa.eu
CEC participates in international research project to protect wild pollinators
CEC is one of 24 European research institutes and organizations that is participating in the EU-funded Safeguard project, where world-leading researchers and experts are collaborating to reverse the loss of wild pollinators in Europe. The project is unique as it takes an interdisciplinary holistic approach to both the problems and the solutions. Participants from Lund University are Henrik Smith, Yann Clough, Ciara Dwyer and Pernilla Borgström at CEC and Ola Olsson at Biodiversity. More collaborators will be included as the project develops.
Article on the CEC newspage – cec.lu.se
Calls for proposals "Seed funding for emerging research topics" and "SRA Infrastructure 2022"
The SRA Collegium invites you to respond to the calls for proposals regarding “Seed funding for emerging research topics” and “SRA Infrastructure 2022”. These two opportunities to receive funding are invested by the funds of 8.8 MSEK in 2022 from the university to support further strategic development in the SRA environments at Lund University. Information about how to apply, deadlines, and other details in the call processes you find in the attached documents.
Log in information to newspapers
CEC subscribes to these newspapers:
Dagens Nyheter - www.dn.se
Sydsvenskan - www.sydsvenskan.se
ATL - www.atl.nu
Aktuell Hållbarhet - www.aktuellhallbarhet.se
All CEC staff can use the online versions.
Contact stina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se or any other admin to get the log in information.
CEC in the Media
Additional report by the Swedish Climate Policy Council gives government the grade: fail
Clearer governance and improved conditions for investment – that’s needed to accelerate the climate change adaptation and transition to a climate resilient society according to this year's report from the Swedish Climate Policy Council. Our researcher Markku Rummukainen acts as a member of the council.
Article in Dagens Nyheter – dn.se
Press release by the Swedish Climate Policy Council (in Swedish) – klimatpolitiskaradet.se
Baltic Sea countries do not live up to promises of cleaner Baltic sea
Mark Brady is interviewed on new study showing that the Baltic Sea countries’ goals to save the Baltic Sea from eutrophication and other environmental problems are clear, but the policy and measures to get there are deficient.
Audio feature in Swedish Radio’s Ekot – sverigesradio.se
Article in Aftonbladet (in Swedish) – aftonbladet.se
Article on Forskning.se (in Swedish)
Article in Sydöstran (in Swedish) – sydostran.se
Article in Fiskejournalen (in Swedish) – fiskejournalen.se
Article on webpage of SLU (in Swedish) – slu.se
Burger brand goes to court to avoid recycling
Our teacher in environmental and health protection work Andrea Hjärne, who is also a senior lawyer at Avfall Sverige, the Swedish Waste Management Association, is interviewed about the case of McDonald's going to court to avoid recycling of its packaging.
Article (in Swedish) in Dagens Industri – di.se
Adaptation to climate change is not quick enough
Markku Rummukainen comments on the latest IPCC climate report focused on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, and argues that we will face more and more climate crises if the temperature rise exceeds 1,5 degrees.
Article in Jordbruksaktuellt (in Swedish) – ja.se
Rescue effort for the bees - how did it go?
Researcher Anna Persson presents results from previous rescue efforts for our important pollinators at a seminar with Naturskyddsföreningen.
Seminar (in Swedish) via Naturskyddsföreningen – youtube.com
Report the first bumblebee of the year in Sweden (in Swedish) - cec.lu.se/sv
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 () or
stina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se ()
Information about data protection at Lund University – lu.se
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