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7 April 2022

Management information

Please don’t forget to sign up for 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. 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. More information and registration on the link below.

Field work season
Updated documents and check lists for the upcoming field season are now available on the Staff Pages on CEC’s website. If you are hiring field assistants this season, please make sure to hand in the necessary form before 14 May.
Download form: Field and student employees (Excel, 24 kB, ny flik)
Field work –

Easter next week
Next week is school holidays, and there will be fewer colleagues around. Friday, 15 April and Monday, 19 April are both Easter public holidays, and the Ecology building and the café will be closed and no administrative staff will be on duty. Therefore, there will be no Friday fika or talk next Friday, 15 April.

Let’s share and be proud of cheerful things that happen at CEC!
Let’s get better at sharing cheerful things that happen and be a little proud of things going on at CEC! This week we have heard the following cheerful news in the corridors:

Jesica Murcia Lopes has received a scholarship from The Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography (SSAG) of SEK 50 000 for her PhD project “Land conflicts, cattle, and the tropical forests of the Colombian Amazon”.

Ullrika Sahlin, Johanna Alkan Olsson, Henrik Smith and William Sidemo Holm, who are some of the researchers behind the research programme BIOPATH (Pathways towards an efficient alignment of the financial system with the needs of biodiversity), has – trough the programme – been granted funding from Mistra over a period of four years. The total amount for the whole programme is of SEK 50 million.

Muhammad Shahbaz has published an article on the research at Norunda:
Spatial heterogeneity of soil carbon exchanges and their drivers in a boreal forest, Science of The Total Environment, 831, 154876, Muhammad Shahbaz, Per Bengtson, Jordan R. Mertes, Bernd Kulessa, Natascha Kljun, 2022.

What have we missed and what do you want to share? Please contact anna_maria [dot] erling [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] seabout (anna_maria[dot]erling[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se) about things that may be of interest!

We’re hiring, please spread the word!

Projektledare med kommunikationserfarenhet vid Lunds universitets Hållbarhetsforum ( – apply by 25 April 2022.

CEC Friday management information and seminars

Friday, 8 April at 10:15 - Management information and CEC Breakfast Talk - Land conflicts: cattle ranching and biodiversity loss in the Colombian Amazon. PhD student Jesica López will present her field work in the Colombian Amazon.


Sustainability Week 2–7 May 2022
Sustainability Week is an annual event in Lund organised as a joint venture by Lund University and the City of Lund. The Sustainability Week serves as a platform for bringing together ideas, for cross-disciplinary collaborations, for raising public awareness and for inspiring sustainable change. This year’s programme covers areas such as biodiversity impacts in financial markets, Chinese climate politics, a sustainable workplace and local sustainable development. You can take part in guided tours, online lectures, workshops, art exhibitions and much more! This is a perfect opportunity for networking and learn more about sustainability.
All events at Sustainability Week
Events held in English

Grand Seminar: IPCC AR6-rapporten "Mitigation of Climate Change"
20 April  13:00 – 15:00 - The aim of this event is to highlight the recent IPCC report “Mitigation of Climate Change", also in the light of a recent report from the Swedish Climate Policy Council. Register before 17 April.
Grand Seminar: The "IPCC AR6: Mitigation of Climate Change" | Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC) (

Joint PhD Seminar on environmental challenges
26 April 13:15-14:15 - Registrations now open for the next Joint PhD seminar on environmental challenges. Know thy forest: how different sources of knowledge can support forest management in Sweden.
Joint PhD seminars on environmental challenges | Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC) (

Are sown flower strips an effective tool for benefitting wild pollinators?27 April 2022 08:30 to 09:30 – This seminar is held in Swedish.
Anmälan till föreläsningen "Är anlagda blomremsor ett effektivt verktyg för att gynna pollinatörer?" | Centrum för miljö- och klimatvetenskap (CEC) (

The 2nd Lund University conference on Knowledge for Sustainable Development
2 May 08:30 – 16:30 - This conference is aimed at all researchers at Lund University who want to increase their knowledge about the challenges that lie ahead, learn how their research can contribute to change, and strengthen their contacts with researchers from other disciplines.
The 2nd Lund University conference on Knowledge for Sustainable Development | Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC)

Biodiversity - the new CO2 for financial markets
6 May 11:00 – 12:30 - Leading researchers in finance, ecology and cultural geography discuss the necessary challenges facing the financial system when it comes to biodiversity. The event is held in Swedish.
Biologisk mångfald – det nya CO2 för finansmarknade –

Expert Workshop: Sustainable Welfare without Growth
20 May 10:00 – 16:00 - The School of Social Work invites you to a one-day workshop on the topic sustainable welfare without growth. At the workshop, results from the research projects “Sustainable Welfare for a New Generation of Social Policy” (Swedish Energy Agency) and “Postgrowth Welfare Systems” (Lund University’s Research Programme for Excellence - Sustainable Development) will be presented and discussed. Registration deadline is 15 May.
Expert Workshop: Sustainable Welfare without Growth | Socialhögskolan (

Communicate your research
Lund University offers different support tools to help researchers communicate their research.
Communicate your research | Staff Pages (

Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art
Sonia Delaunay and the World’s Fair in Paris 1937 – free 30-minute guided tours available for employees at Lund University, bring your employee id-card. Contact visning [at] skissernasmuseum [dot] lu [dot] se (visning[at]skissernasmuseum[dot]lu[dot]se) to book your visit and name the day and your institution. Available dates: Tuesday, 19 April at 12:30 (Swedish), Wednesday, 20 April at 12:30 (English)
Thursday, 21 April at 12:30 (Swedish).
Sonia Delaunay and the World’s Fair in Paris 1937 – The Arcade Gallery | Skissernas Museum (en)

Log in information to newspapers

CEC subscribes to these newspapers:
Dagens Nyheter -

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.

CEC in the Media

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

The new IPCC-report: It’s now or never
The IPCC launched the third part of the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change on 11 April. The report focuses on emission reductions and issues concerning technology, energy, land use, transport, industry, and more. Markku Rummukainen was interviewed in the media with different angels before and after the release. Please find a selection below.
DN:see Aftonbladet Live Miljö&Utveckling

Mistra funds research on biodiversity and the financial system
Aktuell Hållbarhet, Skånska Dagbladet and have covered that Mistra is funding a new research program (BIOPATH) on biodiversity and the financial system with 50 millions SEK. Ullrika Sahlin, Johanna Alkan Olsson, Henrik Smith and William Sidemo Holm from CEC are taking part in the program.
Aktuell Hållbarhet (Behind pay wall)

Pictures and videos during your time at CEC – GDPRDuring 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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