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October 1st 2020

From the Management

It was really nice to see so many people at the After Work last Tuesday! It is obvious that many of us miss the possibility to interact, have fun and see each other in real life during these special times. So – why not repeat this in a similar way about once a month this semester? Since winter is coming (ha ha) and with that darker and colder times, we suggest that we change the concept After work to During work! That means that we will meet a bit earlier, around 2-3 pm instead. We will always be outdoors, so it could be good to look over your winter wardrobe J. (If it rains, we have to cancel.)

Please save the dates and times for the following gatherings (more info will come later):

  • Tuesday October 20 at 1500.
  • Wednesday December 9 at 1400 (glögg and pepparkaka will be served).

A virtual CEC Staff Day will also be arranged on November 5th with the theme CEC´s Plan of Operations for 2021. It will be an online event with plenary sessions mixed with discussions in smaller groups. Please save the date, more info will come.

Yann Clough is from now on responsible for office planning, with support from Lena Söderberg.

Updated websites

On Monday October 5, we will launch CEC’s new/migrated websites. If you miss anything, please contact Annika, Stina or Anna Maria. Good to know: 1) final finish will not be ready in a while 2) major overview of how to present the research/research pages will come later.

Nomination and election of the health and safety officer and substitute!

This year’s nomination of health and safety representatives for the area 17.8 (Centrum för miljö- och klimatforskning, CEC (inkl. Miljövetenskap, BECC, MERGE). Ekologihuset + fältstationerna Norunda & Hyltemossa) is completed and sent in. The election will take place Friday the 23rd of October at 10.20, in conjunction with the Friday fika. A formal summons will be sent out.


We warmly welcome Yuanyuan Quan as a new PhD students in Environmental Science to CEC. She will be working in the project DrivenByPollinators, her supervisors being Yann Clough, Johan Ekroos and Jadranka Rota. 
In addition, we welcome Camilla King to CEC. Camilla will be working as an administrator, initially with travel expense reports and sending of packages by mail or courier. You will find Camilla in office D320.

Finally, we welcome Malin Göransson who will be working with Deniz Koca until the end of 2020 with a possible extension in 2021. She will manage an EIT Climate KIC funded project called "Nordic Regional Hub: Alternative Protein Production in the Nordic Bioeconomy”. Malin is also in charge of coordinating Food Faculty and EIT FOOD activities at Lund University.

We thank Georgina Brennan who is leaving CEC, and wish her the best of luck. However, she will not move far as she will remain in the Ecology building as a Marie Curie Fellow at the Biology Department.

Spread the word about ClimBEco

Do you know anyone who might be interested in joining the interdisciplinary ClimBEco Graduate Research School? Now you can share a new video from one of the previous summer meetings where PhD students Julia Kelly and James Hagan and project manager Cheryl Sjöström share their view on the benefits of joining the activities:
See ClimBEco video on YouTube –
More about the ClimBEco Graduate Research School on the CEC webpage.

For an updated list of events see the CEC calendar (English version).

CECs Friday talk is via the Teams group ”CEC” at 10:15. Online events for everyone at CEC are using Teams. You should have received an invitation to the team “CEC“ – if not, use this link to join it or use the code: 293u3aw in the “teams” panel to the left.

Tomorrow October 2, Yann Clough, will give a talk on DrivenByPollinators - overview of the project, and the ERC process in a nutshell. Next Friday October 9, Ola Svahn (Krinova) will give a talk on Drug reduction with GAC – from pilot to full scale.

More about the CEC Friday breakfast talk at (English version)

Join the daily CEC Fika Online – every day at 10.00 and 15.00 via the Teams group ”CEC”. Everyone at CEC has been invited.

On a monthly basis, BECC will organize virtual coffee meetings, with short briefings on what is going on and coming up. Each time there will be a couple of presentations by BECC-researchers, or other useful information. Next opportunity is the 8th of October. Stay tuned! More about the BECC virtual coffee on

Future Week – Forces in Motion, October 12-18 2020

Through the annual popular science event, Future Week, we wish to spread knowledge about the latest research at Lund University. The week is aimed at students, the business sector, alumni, the general public and employees who are interested in the biggest future issues of our times.

Events in English during the Future Week at

More information regarding the Future Week and the full program at (in Swedish)

Panel discussion with Agenda 2030 Graduate School – Accountability and the Sustainable Development Goals

The Agenda 2030 Graduate School invites you to a vibrant panel discussion on the practical implications, normative challenges, power-balance concerns as well as ethical issues related to Accountability in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals during Lund University Future Week. Ashley Allen, Chief Sustainability Officer of Oatly and Gabriel Wikström, the government’s national coordinator for the 2030 Agenda, are among the panelists during the event on 14 October.

More about the Accountability panel discussion on the Future Week webpage –

How are we affected by the environment in Hanö Bay and the southern Baltic Sea - and what happens now and in the future?

Last year, Lund University and the municipality of Simrishamn signed a unique collaboration agreement on the establishment of a joint research and innovation environment at the Marine Center in Simrishamn. The goal is to contribute to solving Hanö Bay's environmental problems and stimulate sustainable development in the region. Due to this collaboration and the fact that the Marine Center celebrates ten years, an event with research seminars will be arranged during the Future Week, on Saturday 17 October.

More about the event and registration on the Future Week webpage – (in Swedish)

We’re hiring, please spread the word

Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Science, deadline Oct 5

CEC in media

If the articles are behind pay wall, you can find them and read them in Retriever Research/Mediearkivet. Log in with your LUCAT-id.

Irene Lehner and Norunda in Dagens Nyheter ”We see no corona effect at all”

Irene Lehner and Anders Bååth was interviewed in a very nice reportage in Dagens Nyheter about the work at Norunda and the carbon measurements going on there.

Conclusions from the IPCC and IPBES in a Swedish perspective
Henrik Smith and Pernilla Borgström have, together with researchers from LU and SLU, compiled the latest knowledge from the IPCC and IPBES and put it in a Swedish perspective, on behalf of the Swedish EPA and SMHI. The Swedish national news agency TT wrote an article about the report and the conclusions – Henrik Smith and Markku Rummukainen was interviewed – and the news was widely spread in a lot of media, for example Sydsvenskan, Expressen, Svenska Dagbladet and Natursidan.

The report can be found at

Climate-smart gardens i Svenska Dagbladet

Katarina Hedlund was interviewed in Svenska Dagbladet on how to how to take care of your garden in a climate-smart way.

That is why politicians rarely listen to researchers

More than one researcher has struggled with how to make oneself heard in the corridors of power. Political scientist Åsa Knaggård believes that it is important to understand the political game and adapt its communication accordingly.

Read the article at (in Swedish)

The extreme drought in 2018 hit crops, forests and bogs harder than feared

The dry summer of 2018 led to the European forests absorbing 18 percent less carbon dioxide than normal and that some cultivated crops gave the lowest yield in decades. This is shown in a European giant study with over 200 top researchers involved, including data from ICOS research station. The news was spread by the Swedish news agency TT and covered by a lot of Swedish media, for example Svenska Dagbladet, Uppsala Nya Tidning, Aftonbladet and Sydsvenskan.

Read the article at (in Swedish)

Wildbees and population density

Anna Persson was interviewed about wild bees and population density in Malmö – where she has done her research – in Sydsvenskan.

The sturgeon from 1495 still gains attention

And media around the world is still reporting on Maria Hansson’s research about the Atlantic sturgeon that was found in the ship Gripshunden that sank in 1495. Some examples: CBS news, Headtopics UK, Dhaka Tribune and Macau Business.

Even the study about EU subsidies to farmers still avokes interest

For example, the study has led to a discussion in Norra Skåne, Smålandsposten and Skånska Dagbladet.

More LU news

See the attached newsletters.

Agenda 2030 online course for teachers

This autumn, a new digital course will be launched for teachers at the University. The course is about how to link your teaching to Agenda 2030 and the global goals - regardless of subject.

Read more about the course at (in Swedish)

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 Erling anna_maria [dot] erling [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (anna_maria[dot]erling[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)  or Stina Johannesson stina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (stina[dot]johannesson[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se).
See more information about data protection at Lund University 

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