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25 February 2021

We warmly welcome Helena Gonzales Lindberg and Izabella Rosengren to CEC. Helena will be Ylva’s substitute during her parental leave and be supporting the PhD education in Environmental Science and the research schools ClimBEco and Agenda 2030. Izabella will work part time with communication for CEC and Sustainability Forum.  We are also happy to announce that Camilla King will stay at CEC as an administrator, continuing handling our Friday talks, newsletters, travel expenses and packages to be sent.

Nailing of doctorial dissertation in Environmental Science
On Friday, 26 February at 15:00, William Sidemo Holm will nail his Thesis, titled “Effective conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes”.  Please help to turn these into memorable events for the two PhD students and participate in all four events via zoom, more information in the CEC Calendar.
CEC Calendar (English)

Information meeting: research programme for excellence
Lund University commits up to 100 MSEK in support of research programmes for excellence at the university, focusing on Agenda 2030 and sustainable development. One part of this sum is intended to increase the number of PhD positions connected to the graduate school Agenda 2030, and another part is earmarked for post-doctoral positions within various cross-disciplinary projects. The purpose of the programme is that Lund University shall attain international excellence in research.

On Wednesday, 10 March at 15:00 -16:00, Pro Vice-Chancellor Per Mickwitz invites you to an information meeting concerning the call and programme. The meeting will be held in English (but questions in Swedish are welcome) over Zoom. Please register using the following link: Last day to register is 8 March. For questions regarding this information meeting, please contact Tina Trollås. tina [dot] trollas [at] fs [dot] lu [dot] se (tina[dot]trollas[at]fs[dot]lu[dot]se) 

CEC Office
Our supplies of office material will not be re-filled continuously during the corona restrictions. If you need anything that is out of stock or does not exist in our utility room please contact Rebecca Malmström and she will place an order with our supplier.
rebecca [dot] malmstrom [at] cec [dot] lu (rebecca[dot]malmstrom[at]cec[dot]lu)

Please check CEC:s Staff Pages for who to contact if you need help with purchases, travel expenses and other staff and employment issues.

New year and new obligations for teaching staff to report secondary employment.
All teaching staff, regardless of the scope of their employment, are to report on secondary employment in the first quarter of each year and no later than 31 March. This applies to professors, senior lecturers, adjunct senior lecturers, associate senior lecturers, post docs and lecturers inclusive. Even teaching staff with no secondary employment are to report their status. The deadline is approaching once again! Report your status in Primula –
Other staff categories do not have an obligation to report secondary employment annually but are responsible for ensuring that any secondary employment they do engage in does not compromise trust.
Read more about secondary employment on LU Staff Pages –   

Tools for teachers: Mentimeter and Padlet
Mentimeter and Padlet is now available for all employees at Lund University. Menimeter can create interactive lectures and Padlet can be used as a digital notice board. Use the links to find out more.
Mentimeter –
Padlet –

Find the first bumblebee queen of the spring
Anna Persson and her research colleagues ask for the public's help in reporting the first bumblebee queens of the spring, to be able to map how earlier springs affect bumblebees.
How to report your findings and more about the survey (in Swedish) –

Article on bumblebee research at CEC webpage –

Pufendorf Institute
The Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies has open calls for interdisciplinary Themes and Advanced Study Groups.
Application details and deadlines at webpage of the Pufendorf IAS -

Knowledge for Sustainable Development - Lund University Research conference
What can the research community at Lund University bring to the table in order to advance the knowledge for sustainable development? At this conference, we ask researchers at Lund University for research contributions and pitches to the matchmaking event, that relate to the conference themes. The call for abstract closes on March 21.
Conference details –

CEC Calendar (in English) –

CEC Friday Breakfast Talk
Friday, 25 February 2021 @ 10:15 – Natascha Kljun will provide management information and there will be time for online mingle. 

Friday, 5 March 2021 @ 10:15 – CEC as a research actor. Yann Clough will provide management information and the talk will cover actions for 2021 and how they relate to the long-term goals and how the input from the last Staff Days are considered.

LU Land Breakfast Seminar #5
Wednesday, 3 March 2021 @ 8:30 – 9:30 – When society needs private land – on how to balance different interests.
Details on the CEC Calendar

Panel discussion on the university's sustainability plan
Wednesday, 3 March 2021 - Klimatstudenterna and Lund University Sustainability Forum invites you to a panel discussion about Lund University's sustainability plan. Time and place: 3 March 2021 @ 16:00–17:30 via Zoom. No registration necessary.
Read more about the panel discussion –

CEC in the media

New research on how solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy.
Our affiliated researchers Zhengyao Lu and Benjamin Smith share research on how solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate.
Article in The Conversation -

How is the US affected by new “climate optimism”?
Markku Rummukainen is interviewed on how the international work to mitigate climate change is affected by the new political governance in the US and by the politics and economics in other countries.
Article in Sydsvenskan –

The forest issue continues to engage
The complex forest issue continues to engage, now with 500 researchers calling on the US and the EU to stop subsidize biofuels from the forest.
Article in Dagens Nyheter –

The climate wish list for 2021 of the LU researchers
Including many wishes from the CEC researchers, was republished by Kristianstadsbladet.
Article in Kristianstadsbladet -
Original article “The climate researchers' wish list for 2021” –

Managing conflicts over land use
Different interests provide a challenge when it comes to finding solutions on how to achieve sustainable use of land in Skåne.
Article in Ystads Allehanda –

More LU news
See the attached newsletters.

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)or stina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (stina[dot]johannesson[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)

Data protection at Lund University.

About the newsletter
The CEC newsletter is sent to employees and those that are associated with CEC. The newsletter is sent out on Thursdays every second week. If you have anything you would like to add to the newsletter, please send your information to Karin Hofvendahl, no later than Tuesday the same week.
karin [dot] hofvendahl [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (karin[dot]hofvendahl[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)