Javascript is not activated in your browser. This website needs javascript activated to work properly.
You are here

May 29th 2019

From the management

The management group has planned for the yearly follow up with the faulty, discussed RQ20, the premises and the long term finances. The CEC Board on its last meeting last week discussed the long term financing of CEC and decided on committees for undergraduate and post graduate studies, as well as a prolongation of the MERGE board for another 6 months.

Last Friday it was agreed upon amongst the staff present that the kitchen duties will from next week be shared by everyone using the CEC lunch room regularly. Information about this has been sent out to those involved, and can also be found on the fridge in the CEC lunch room. Also there was an attempt to elect a new Health and safety representative for CEC, but the election was postponed due to lack of candidates. 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.

This week and next week there are public holidays on Thursdays and the administrative staff is free also on Fridays, i.e. May 30-31 and June 6-7. The building will be closed, but you can enter with your LU card and code.


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.

The coming two weeks May 31thy and June 7th there are no seminars or fika due to public holidays.

The Friday thereafter on June 14th, the last fika and seminar of the semester is a Staff meeting when feedback from the survey of the work environment at CEC will be presented.

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

On June 5th there is a CEC Fellows concept seminar on Landscape. Register TODAY.

The Second Nordic ICOS Symposium, focusing on the sources and sinks of greenhouse gases in the Nordic countries, takes place at 24-25th October in Gothenburg. Please read more and register at latest Jun 25 if you would like to give a presentation/have a poster, otherwise at latest August 25.

Apply for vacation or other leave in Primula

The following regards pdh students, researchers, administrative and technical staff employed at CEC.

If you are planning to have vacation in June, you have to apply in Primula no later than this week (June 2nd). If you are planning to have vacation later this summer you have to apply no later than June 20th. If you are planning on having other leave of absence (parental leave etc) you have to apply this week (June 2nd). All leave has to be approved in advance by your supervisor/manager, and please write that as a comment in Primula to elt the person who approves know. You have to take at least 20 of the annual leave days during the year, and you can only accumulate a maximum of 30 saved days including saved days from previous years.

New procedures for health promotion, medical care and medication

As of 1 July, the Human Resources at the central administration at LU will be responsible for the final approval of all matters concerning compensation for health promotion, medical care and medication. This means you, once they have reported the matter in Primula, are to send the documentation to LU’s HR division instead of as today leaving it to CEC. Send your documentation together with the original receipt via internal mail to: Human Resources, Internal mailing code 31, and labelled “For review” (sektionen HR, HS 31, märk internposten med ”Granskning”). Read more about the benefits at Staff Pages

We’re hiring, please spread the word

Doctoral Student position in Environmental Science with focus on land use for a sustainable future, within the Agenda 2030 graduate school

Closing date for application 2019-08-18

CEC in media

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

The birds in Malmö – how are they doing?
Johan K Jensen has been interviewed on local radio (P4 Radio Malmöhus) about his research on birds in cities. You can listen (in Swedish) here. (the interview starts at 2 hours and 38 minutes.)

EU farm subsidies is needed in forest areas
Mark Brady has been interviewed in Ekot (Sweden's Radio P1) about EU’s farm subsidies. In areas where it is more difficult to conduct agriculture the support is needed to keep the landscape open, he says. You can listen (in Swedish) here.

Important with awareness of the importance of biodiversity
Henrik Smith has been interviewed in Ekot (Swedish Radio P1) on occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity 22 May. Listen to the interview (in Swedish) here. (It starts 12 minutes into the broadcast.)

Easy ways to contribute to biodiversity in your own garden
Anna Persson has been interviewed in P1 Morgon about how you can easily contribute to biodiversity in your own garden. Listen (in Swedish) here. You can also read an article in English on this subject, on (In Swedish, you find the article here.) The article (in Swedish) was also published on Lund University's Facebook and Twitter, as well as on land.seaktuellhå and miljö

EU votes determine the level of ambition for climate work
Markku Rummukainen has been interviewed by about how the election to the European Parliament affects the European climate policy.

Climate adaptation of cities is necessary
Helena Hanson was interviewed on the radio program Morgon on P4 Radio Malmöhus (the interview starts 3 hours and 14 minutes in) about climate adaptation in our cities and how to help pollinators. Listen (in Swedish) here.

Environmental pollutants leaking from greenhouses
Lina Herbertsson has been interviewed by the newspaper Syre about neonicotinoids that are still allowed in greenhouses. Leakage from the greenhouses may expose the bees and bumblebees to toxic substances.

Good to know

Georg Andersson has ordered four magnetic decals with the Lund University logo on that can be used to mark rented cars during field work. If you think this is something you also need, we could order more decals for CEC. Send an email to Anna Maria Erling in that case and she will help you.

About the newsletter

The CEC newsletter is sent to employees and those that are associated with CEC. The newsletter is sent out on Thursdays every second week. If you have anything you would like to add to the newsletter, please send your information to Karin Hofvendahl, no later than Tuesday the same week.

Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, CEC

Sölvegatan 37
223 62 Lund, Sweden

Visiting address
The Ecology building, Sölvegatan 37, Lund