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January 28th 2021

From the Management

An idea brought up during the staff days is the need of a CEC Research Seminar series. This is now being planned and will be launched during spring! More information, including how you can participate in what will be the CEC meeting place to present, discover and discuss research in environmental sciences, is coming your way soon.

The CEC Plan of Operations 2021 has been translated and is now available in English and Swedish at the links below. The Management group members will present the different parts of the Plan of Operations during Friday talks according to the schedule below. The talks will cover actions for 2021 and how they relate to the long term goals and how input from the staff days are taken into considerations. There will be time for questions and reflections.

CEC Plan of Operations 2021 in Swedish (PDF 74kb)
CEC Plan of Operations 2021 in English (PDF 896kb)

  • 29 Jan 2021: Katarina Hedlund, assistant director, will talk about the CEC undergraduate education.
  • 26 March 2021: Natascha Kljun, assistant director, will talk about the post graduate education at CEC.
  • 5 Feb 2021: Anna Maria Erling, communications manager, will present what is going on within communication at CEC.
  • 5 March 2021: Yann Clough, assistant director, will talk about CEC as a research actor.
  • 12 March 2021: Karin Hofvendahl, administrative manager, will talk about CEC as an attractive workplace.
  • 19 March 2021: Anna Ekberg, assistant director, will present what is going on within the field of collaboration.

The Vice chancellor has prolonged the Covid-regulations decided on 22 December to be valid until further notice, and the Faculty has made an interpretation of these, in short:

All work tasks that can be performed from home must continue to be performed there.

  • Work tasks that need to take place in the workplace, but that can wait, should be postponed.
  • An exemption can be granted for necessary work tasks that need to be done on site, for example, in research, postgraduate education, teaching preparation, administration, operations and maintenance. An exemption can also be granted for individual teachers who are unable to carry out digital teaching from home and thus need to be on campus to do so.

If you need to visit the office for any reason you need permission beforehand from your line manager, and a risk analysis will be carried out. If you plan to do any lab work on campus, you need to ensure that there is one more person close by, who is informed that lab work is carried out and can help you in case of an emergency. For education there are more regulations to consider, including permission from the Dean. Please keep yourself updated at:

The LU Staff pages
The Faculty Staff pages

Finally, we are happy to announce that two PhD defences in Environmental Science are taking place this Spring. Julia Kelly will defend her Thesis “Carbon exchange in boreal ecosystems: upscaling and the impacts of natural disturbances” on March 10 at 14:00, and William Sidemo Holm his Thesis “Effective conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes” on a date to be announced. Preceding the defence, Julia will nail her thesis on February 12 at 15:00, and William on a date to be announced. 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)


Carlos Martinez Avila and Milda Pucetaite are soon ending their positions as postdocs at CEC. Milda will continue working in a project at the Biology Department. We wish you both the best of luck and hope you will continue being part of the CEC network.

CEC Virtual Billboard in Teams

Post announcements, vacancies, events, and articles. Receive notifications by updating your personal settings in Teams.

New web responsibility + personal pages

Stina Johannesson will be the new responsible for the CEC web. Please contact Stina Johannesson formore general questions related to the web. If you want to make specific updates on a certain page, please contact the page manager noted on the specific page.
stina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (stina[dot]johannesson[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)

Also, don’t forget to update your personal page with correct contact info and a presentation – send your updated personal text and photo (if needed) to be published to Annika Malmgren Widerberg.
annika [dot] malmgren_widerberg [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (annika[dot]malmgren_widerberg[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)


ClimBEco graduate school has now opened their application period for their next programme. It is a two-year programme that promotes interdisciplinary research by supporting PhD students in networking and learning within climate, biodiversity, and ecosystem services. Deadline for applying is 3 March 2021.

Application to ClimBEco graduate research school 2021-2023

We’re hiring - Please spread the word


CEC Calendar (English)

CEC’s Friday Breakfast talk is held every Friday the Teams group ”CEC” at 10:15. You should have received an invitation to the team “CEC“ – if not, use this link to join or use the code: 293u3aw in Teams

Friday, 29 January 2021 - CEC Friday Breakfast Talk @ 10:15 – Katarina Hedlund will provide CEC relevant information and start the series of talks from the Management group..

3 February 2021 @ 13:00 to 15:00 – “Introducing Horizon Europe” - Expert staff from Lärosäten Syd’s Brussels Office and Research Services will present all aspects of

Horizon Europe, and you will also hear success stories from researchers at Lund who have participated in the previous framework programme, Horizon 2020.
Register for this webinar here

3 February 2021 at 8:30 - LU Land Breakfast seminar #4: Forestry with positive climate effects. The event is held in Swedish.

Details on the CEC Calendar

Save the date! 4 May 2021 - LU Research conference - Knowledge for Sustainable Development - Lund University invites to its first official research conference on sustainable development. This one-day online event and is part of the Sustainability Week 2021 and is organised by the Research Board and Sustainability Forum. More information and a call for abstract will be announced shortly. For questions, please contact Cerina Wittbom at Sustainability Forum cerina [dot] wittbom [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (cerina[dot]wittbom[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se) 

CEC in the Media

Markku Rummukainen and other researchers are interviewed on their thoughts about how the climate politics will change in the United States due to Biden being inaugurated as new president.
Article (in Swedish) in Miljö & Utveckling -

Åsa Knaggård participates in project where 23 countries' efforts against the pandemic are compared.
Futures Forum on Preparedness via Lund University’s Twitter –

New podcast episode on educations in environmental science
Study director/study advisor Yvonne Persson and students Tom and Hedda share their views on CEC’s undergraduate educations in new podcast episode about the undergraduate educations in environmental science – Please share with any potentially interested students.

More LU news

LU-gemensamt Mejlutskick Nr 1-v 2-2021 (PDF 588 k, new tab)
LU-gemensamt Mejlutskick Nr 2-v 3-2021 (PDF 486 kB, new tab)1

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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