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8 April 2021

From the management

Two weeks ago, the Dean of the Science Faculty gave all departments an assignment to investigate how we can strengthen coordination within and between the departments as well as between the departments and the Faculty. This assignment has been initiated by the transversal RQ20 panel reports and their recommendations to our Faculty regarding organization, infrastructure and recruitment. CEC’s assignment is to investigate, together with the Departments of Geology and Natural geography and Ecosystem Science, how cooperation and coordination between the organizations can be strengthened when it comes to research, education, administration, economy and recruitment. We should also consider our opportunities and challenges that will follow a future establishment of some of the Faculty´s departments at Brunnshög. The Dean has asked us to present our ideas in connection with the management council the 21 of June. We are currently developing a plan for how we will work with this. The starting point of the work is to analyze how we can further develop cooperation and synergies with our partner organizations to fulfill the mission and vision of our expanding activities as expressed in the plan of operations 2021.
Plan of Operations (PDF, 896kb, new tab)

We hope to see you on the CEC Staff Day next week 14 April. We will focus on the impacts and experiences of the past year and discuss challenges and opportunities for returning to the office. Ulrika Ahlqvist from Hjärnberikad will make a presentation on how the brain is affected by our work environment and changes to it. Please read more and register before April 9 on the link below. CEC employees, everyone with a workplace at CEC, PhD students in Environmental Science and members of the CEC kollegium are all invited.
CEC Calendar (in English) –

A gentle reminder that when preparing for this year’s fieldwork, please plan a good amount of time and to consider what steps you need to take in order to have a successful season. There are a number of administrative tasks and responsibilities including guidelines for employment of field assistants and risk assessments for field work, lab work, chemicals and a Covid specific one. You can find guidelines and forms on the CEC Staff pages.
Field work –

Please take the opportunity to answer the organisational and social work environment survey sent out yesterday, it is a possibility for you to influence our common work environment. The aim of the survey is to obtain a picture of the workplace experience at CEC right now, and to form a basis for continued development of the work environment.

One week to go – spread the word about our undergraduate educations

Help spread the word about our undergraduate educations in environmental science which are open for applications until 15 April.
Info about the educations and how to apply – deadline 15 April –


We welcome Sandra Lindström back as a project leader. Sandra will work in two contract research projects focusing on obtaining a knowledge overview about pollinators in agriculture in Skåne together with the County Administrative Board of Skåne and the Swedish Board of Agriculture.

Due to corona, there are no IRL first aid courses now, but in the meantime, here is a link to a digital first aid course. Unfortunately, it is only in Swedish and it cannot be substituted for a IRL course, but it might be of some value and could serve as a brush-up for those who once took a course.
HLR Webbkurs –


CEC Calendar (in English) –

CEC Friday Breakfast Talk

Friday, 9 April 2021 @ 10:15 Sonja Aits presents: Artificial intelligence at Lund University: opportunities for sustainability researchers.
Friday, 16 April 2021 @ 10:15Hanna Fors presents: User participation in the management of a local urban woodland.

Wednesday, 14 April 2021 – CEC Staff Day. Impacts and experiences of the past year and challenges and opportunities for returning to the office.
Register for CEC Staff Day –

We’re hiring, please spread the word!

Forskare i miljövetenskap på CEC -

Researcher in Environmental science, Ecotoxicology and urban chemicals -

CEC hosting the City of Lund’s Instagram this week
This week CEC is hosting the City of Lund’s Instagram “Hållbara Lund/Sustinable Lund” to spread info about our educations and research in environmental science.
Hållbara Lund/Sustainable Lund –

CEC in the media

The news about researchers looking for microplastics in seals and whales in Sweden, was covered in several media. Maria Hansson takes part in the research project.
Ystads Allehanda –
Swedish Radio P4 Kristianstad -

Skånska Dagbladet –

Markku Rummukainen joined, as one of the delegates of the council, the annual report launch of the Swedish Climate Council when the report was presented to the government and general public. The government’s efforts to reach the climate goals are not sufficient, according to the council.
Launch and report by the Swedish Climate Council -
News article in Dagens Industri –
News article in Svenska Dagbladet –
News article in Dagens Nyheter –

The City of Lund’s Climate Council, joined by Johanna Alkan Olsson and Roger Hildingsson also launched their annual report to the municipal board. The council proposes improvements needed if the municipality is to achieve its climate goals of, among other things, reducing emissions by 80 percent by 2030.
Press release by the City of Lund -

Markku Rummukainen launched a new literature review looking at the existing knowledge of the forest’s possible climate benefits.
Article in Dagens Industri –
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Hakim Abdi has started blogging on satellite research, science communication and being an early career researcher in the research web magazine Curie.
News article and link to blog in the magazine Curie -
Follow Hakim’s popular Twitter account –

More LU news

LU-gemensamt mejlutskick nr 11-v12-2021 (PDF 383k, 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 [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.

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