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April 25th 2019

From the management

The third issue of the Sustainability was successfully carried out, thanks’ to all of you who participated as organisers, speakers or audience.

A survey of the work environment at CEC has earlier today been sent out to employees at CEC as well as to PhD Students in Environmental Science and teachers in the CEC Collegium. Through this survey we get a picture of the organisation and can see whether anything needs to be improved or developed, and if so, within which areas. It is of great importance to us that as many as possible take the opportunity to answer the survey. The survey is technically designed in a way that it is impossible to derive an answered survey to a single person, thus you can be sure that your responses are anonymous. The sender of the Survey is lu [at] sr [dot] artologik [dot] net. If you haven’t received it take a look in your spam box. Pease do take your time to fill it in!

Tomorrow you have another possibility to make an impact, if you are attending the Staff meeting discussing the vision and strategy for what CEC will become in 10 years. We are looking forward to interesting discussions and to see you there.
You can find new useful material on the CEC staff web, if you are going to welcome and introduce a new co-worker/PhD student. See more here.


CECs Friday breakfast fika is served from 9:30 to 10:15 in the CEC lunch room. At 10:15 there is a short information from the management group which most Fridays is followed by a short seminar. Tomorrow, April 26 there is no fika or seminar due to the Staff meeting, see below. Next Friday May 3 Héléne Serra will talk on “Mapping the toxicity of the chemical universe  – an introduction to mixture effects”.

Today on April 25 at 13:15 Klas Lucander, PhD student in Environmental Science, will give his half time seminar in "Pangea", Geocentre II. Read more here.

Tomorrow on April 26 there is a CEC staff meeting discussing the vision and strategy for what CEC will become in 10 years. Read more here.

Next week there is a public holiday on Wednesday May 1st.

Save the date for the CEC BBQ that will be in the evening on June 4th outside the Ecology building. More information and invitation will come later.

Upcoming conferences and meetings:

May 2-3 the CEC PhD Spring meeting

May 7 Mini-conference Bayes@Lund 2019

May 7-8 the Joint BECC and MERGE spring meeting 2019: The Sustainable Development Goals

CEC and the Sustainability week

An installation, a seminar on urban nature and a climate crash course - that's how CEC contributed to the Sustainability week 2019. Read more at here.

CEC in media

Lina Herbertsson has been interviewed in Forskning & Framsteg on the mass death of insects.

Markku Rummukainen has also been interviewed in Forskning & Framsteg, on attempts to spread particles in the stratosphere that can reflect the sun’s rays away from the earth. I hope you can read Markkus comments by using this retriever-link:

The Climate Crash Course, in which Markku Rummukainen and Maria von Post participated during the Sustainability week, resulted in an online-article published on Facebook and, Lund University’s webpage.

Mission is Possible has published two articles related to BECC and MERGE during the Sustainability week at Read about Johan Lindströms and Stefan Olins attempts with emulators that link vegetation, finance and climate models here:

And about Cecilia Akselsson and her research on the environmental effects of forestry and the forest as a part of the overall landscape here:

Sydsvenska Dagbladet has written about the exhibition Skuggor och viskningar in The Botanical Garden. Johanna Alkan Olsson participated in the opening of the exhibition and was mentioned in the article:

Johan Ekroos research project on extreme weather has been mentioned at Edaportalen,

Yann Clogh is mentioned at the Swedish Reesearch Councils webpage, he is one of 25 swedish reserachers who have been awarded grants within two calls made by the European Research Council (ERC) in 2018: Link below:

To read the full newspaper articles for free, search in the Media Archive available via the LU Library portal here.

Courses and training for researchers and teachers

Do you want to get better at summarizing what is important in your research and getting help and support in presenting your results? Then maybe you want to be part of this year's Research Grand Prix. Last day to sign up is May 10. Read more here. Last year Lina Herbertsson was in the national final.

There is a new LU course for academic staff: English: Written Grammar for Scholarly Publication. The course is open to any academic staff members at LU (e.g., doctoral students, researchers, post-docs, lecturers, and professors) who wish to strengthen their grammatical command of English for research publishing.  The course includes instruction in the grammar of scholarly writing and the workshopping of academic texts. Participants in the course will also receive one-on-one feedback from the course instructor. More information about the course can be seen on Kompetensportalen (login with Lucat id).

Lund University’s Teaching and Learning Conference 7 Nov. Registration and call for abstracts is now open! All information concerning the conference, including registration, can be found at the conference webpage

We’re hiring, please spread the word

Two Doctoral Student positions in Environmental Science specializing in ecological-economic modelling. Closing date for application 2019-05-15.

Postdoctoral fellow in Environmental Science. Closing date for application 2019-05-15.

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