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May 16th 2019

From the management

Lund University will perform an evaluation of all research, RQ20. One important part of that is the output in form of publications and other activities. The data will be collected from the Lund University Research Portal LUCRIS, and all teachers, researchers, postdocs and pdh students are now strongly encouraged to make sure your data in LUCRIS is up to date. Last day to correct is June 30. Please see manual for instructions, or ask Lina Nikoleris if you have any questions or need personal guidance. It is of major importance that all CEC affiliated publications/activities are linked to CEC in LUCRIS, or CEC will come out badly in the evaluation.

The premises at CEC are in shortage, and at the moment two alternatives are investigated; more space and better adapted premises in the Ecology building or premises at the Chemical centre. At the moment facts are gathered as a basis for making a decision. At May 24 there is a Staff meeting where Henrik Smith will give more information about this as a Friday talk, followed by the re-election of the Health and safety representative of CEC. Read more here. If you are employed at CEC and cannot attend, please inform Karin Hofvendahl.

The last CEC Staff Meeting of the semester is on June 14th, when feedback from the survey of the work environment at CEC will be presented at 10:15.

Last week, 80 researchers from the BECC and MERGE community met in Gothenburg to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals, and how their research can be linked, and contribute, to the implementation of the goals. Keynote presentations were alternated with BECC and MERGE speed talks and stakeholders representing local, national and international levels in society contributed with presentations and discussion in thematic working groups. All keynote presentations were recorded and links to where you can watch the films will be communicated once they are available.

Finally, we hope to see you On the evening of June 4 when the yearly BBQ for all CEC staff will take place outside the Ecology building. Take the chance to catch up with your co-workers and enjoy some food and drinks in good company, on one of those (in)famously meteorologically unpredictable Skåne summer evenings. We will also take this opportunity to celebrate all our colleagues who turn a more important age, like 30, 40, 50 or 60 years, this year. Please read more and register here at latest May 24.


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 on May 17th Paul Miller will talk on “Modelling the climate of the 21st century: first results with MERGE/CEC input”.

Next Friday on May 24th there is a Staff meeting where Henrik Smith gives a talk on “Feedback from the staff day - Plans for the CECs premises and other issues of the management group”, followed by a re-election of the Health and safety representative of CEC. 

The Friday thereafter on May 31st there is no seminar or fika due to a public holiday.

Did you miss the exhibition Carbon Ruins during the Sustainability Week? From 14th to the 24th of May it is open for viewing at Medborgarcentrum Kristallen, Lund Municipality. Guided tours every day at 12.00. More info.

The administration will be out of office on Wednesday May 22, to learn more about field work in Revingehed.

On Tuesday June 4th there is the yearly CEC BBQ and birthday party starting at 1700. Please read more and register here at latest May 24.

On June 5 there is a CEC Fellows concept seminar on Landscape


To ensure coherent working hours to be able to focus om duties that demands concentration, Åsa-Katrin Erlandsson will have visiting hours at 10:30-11:30 and 13:30-14:30 or otherwise stated on her office door. Then you can contact Åsa in her office, and she will answer questions sent by mail. On other times she will not answer your questions, including those sent by mail. Please respect these visiting hours! For questions contact Karin Hofvendahl.

Jenny Hansson is on parental leave, and in the meantime Ludwig Bengtsson Sonesson is her deputy as communicator of the Sustainability Forum. Also postdoc Jasmine Livingston is on parental leave.

We’re hiring, please spread the word
Postdoctoral fellow in Environmental Science. Closing date for application 2019-05-22.

CEC in media

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

Markku Rummukainen has written a debate article in Sydsvenska Dagbladet about how the composition of the EU Parliament affects the climate policy. Co-author is Roger Hildingsson, political scientist and researcher in climate policy at Lund University.

Johan Ekroos has commented on the IPBES report on biodiversity in the Swedish radio in Finland. You can listen (in Swedish) here.

Henrik Smith is one of the authors of a debate article in Svenska Dagbladet about the IPBES-report and biodiversity. 

Henrik Smith also commented on the IBPES report in the Swedish radio news, you can listen (07:57, 13:35, 22:00), in Swedish, here.

Yann Clough is one of the authors of a debate article in Svenska Dagbladet about how perennial crops can revolutionize agriculture.

New companies for transport services

LU has a new deal for courier mail and other special services with three companies for shipping abroad. You have to use them in this order:
1. DHL Express
2. Your Special Delivery Service
3. World Courier
Information about the three companies can be found in Lupin. It is not allowed to use TNT, FedEx or others anymore. LU has been reported by Konkurrensverket using companies without a deal. Receiving parcels from other companies is no problem. For packages within Sweden you should always use LUpak. For questions ask Åsa-Katrin Erlandsson

Do you want to bring your expert insight to a global audience?

Since 2017, Lund University are members of The Conversation UK, a news site where researchers write about current events. This is a chance to add impact to your own research - but also contribute to the thorny issues and big questions of our time.

On May 28th, 11.00 am, Miriam Frankel, science editor at The Conversation, will visit The Ecology Building and give a brief talk in the Red room. Take the opportunity to listen to her, pitch an idea, discuss how to identify angles within your research area, or ask questions about the writing process. There will also be possibilities to book a personal meeting during Miriam’s stay at Lund University (27-29 May). Please send an email to lena [dot] bjork_blixt [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se (Lena Björk Blixt), press officer at the Faculty of Science, if you are interested. 
The Conversation is a not-for-profit collaboration between over 90 universities in the UK, aiming to add a valuable research perspective to our understanding of news and current affairs. The Conversation had over 425 million readers in total in 2018, and the articles are free for international media to republish under a Creative Commons license. Read more about The Conversation here.

European Commission call for interest

A number of missions will be included in Horizon Europe the next framework programme and these will specifically target global challenges, read more here: Call for expression of interest for members of five Mission Boards to help specify, design and implement missions for Horizon Europe. Deadline 11 June 2019, register here.

Live broadcast opportunities

Lund University central press office do now has equipment for live broadcast/video recording on link, LiveU. This means that the university can offer editorials to make interviews, live or recorded, with researchers. This can be good to know if you get an interview proposal by a journalist. For more information, please contact Anna Maria Erling or jessica [dot] bloem [at] kommunikation [dot] lu [dot] se (Jessica Bloem) at LU Communication.

New Eduroam certificate

The Eduroam login at LU has been updated This may cause problems accessing the wireless network. If so, remove Eduroam from your client (mobile/laptop) and re-install it. More info at

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