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6 May 2021

From the Management

The work with the assignment from the Faculty to investigate possibilities to strengthen cooperation and coordination between CEC and the Departments of Geology and Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science is currently on-going. We are in an analysis phase probing specifically the current interactions within research, education, and administration. The result from this analysis will be presented at a Friday meeting June 11.

Shortly there will be an announcement of project funding for researchers to apply for a doctoral studentship in Environmental Science within the Lund University Agenda 2030 Graduate School. Please check out CEC Startpage | Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC) ( next week for more information. Deadline for applying will be already 31 May. Note: It is the researcher who apply for this funding, not the student.

This time of year, you have the possibility to discuss your work situation and progress in the yearly staff appraisal with your line manager. The appraisals are also an important measure for the management to keep an eye on the work environment, so please take the opportunity to bring up any issues that you might have in that perspective. You will get an invitation from your line manager. Below you can read about how to prepare yourself.
Staff appraisals – how it works –

A call for nominations for a new health and safety officer is now out and if you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please send and email to Camilla King no later than Wednesday, 12 May 2021. Please note that only employees who are members of Saco/S, Seko or OFR/s are eligible to be health and safety officers. The by-election will take place on 4 June 2021 at the CEC Friday meeting.
camilla [dot] king [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (camilla[dot]king[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)
Read more about the role as a Health and safety representative –


We warmly welcome Michiel Op de Beeck as a researcher to CEC. Michiel is working on the molecular mechanisms that drive soil carbon cycling rates with the aim to develop well-informed models that link environmental factors to soil carbon cycling rates.

A gentle reminder that when preparing for this year’s field work, please plan ahead a good amount of time and consider that there are a number of administrative tasks and responsibilities. This includes employment of field assistants and conducting risk assessments. You can find guidelines and forms, including a new and simplified form for risk assessment, on the CEC Staff pages.
Field work –


CEC Calendar (in English) –

CEC Friday Breakfast Talks

Friday, 7 May 2021 @ 10:15 Karin Hofvendahl, Head of Administration at CEC will talk about CEC as a workplace and present results from the Staff Day discussions.
Friday, 14 May 2021 @ 10:15 – No Friday talk scheduled due to Ascension Day long weekend.
Friday, 21 May 2021 @ 10:15 Liam Kendall, Researcher at CEC will present his Friday talk: Bees, Blueberries and everything in-between.

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 - SRA workshop series: How can we develop research ideas and influence research policy related to the SDGs?
Read more and register -

Thursday, 20 May @ 15:00 - Lund Stem Cell Center distinguished webinar series: Applications of stem cells towards global sustainability (prospects for meat products and species conservation) Organisers & chairs: Claire McKay and Dimitra Zacharaki
Zoom registration link –

Monday, 31 May 2021 – SRA workshop series: Future-oriented methodologies with focus on artificial intelligence (AI) related to SDG's
Read more and register -

Forskarfredag part of European Researchers Night: Borrow a researcher
A national digital booking platform is being developed this year to enable schools all over Sweden to borrow a researcher.
Register your interest in Borrow a researcher for the European Researchers’ Night week by completing your profile and details in the form at (in Swedish)
Read the full invitation (pdf, 123 kb)

CEC in the Media

The magazine Universitetsläraren has visited Hyltemossa and made interviews with Janne Rinne, Tobieas Biermann, Michal Heliasz and Thomas Holst.  Här kan forskarna se in i framtidens klimat – Universitetsläraren (

Katarina Hedlund was interviewed by Land Lantbruk, in Lantbrukspodden, on soil and Conservation Agriculture.
Lantbrukspodden: Odla utan att plöja | Land Lantbruk

Kurera has written about Georgina Brennan’s research on new methods for predicting entire pollen seasons, and that pollen seasons may be 60 per cent more severe in the future due to climate change.
Klimatkrisen ger svårare pollensäsonger |

Markku Rummukainen and Henrik Smith, among others, have replied to a debate article on forestry and climate in Dagens Nyheter.  
”Påståendet om äldre skogar baseras på en föråldrad hypotes” - DN.SE

More LU News

LU-gemensamt mejlutskick nr 14, vecka 16, 2021 (PDF 298K, new tab)
LU-gemensamt mejlutskick nr 15, vecka 17, 2021 (PDF 328k, new tab)

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 Erling or Stina Johannesson.
anna_maria [dot] erling [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (anna_maria[dot]erling[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)
stina [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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