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October 30th 2019

From the management

The management team have discussed the long term facilities needs of CEC, and are prioritizing to keep all parts of CEC together. The team is working on a short term and a long term solution.

The next CEC Staff meeting is on November 8th at 10:15-11:15 in the CEC lunch room. There will be a presentation of the administrative support at CEC - its purpose, the staff and what help you can get from them. This as a follow up on the staff day in September where personnel presented themselves and their research.

Also you can save the date for the CEC Christmas party on the evening of December 10th. More info will come later.

This week there is a school holiday and therefore there is some shortage in staffing.


We warmly welcome Mathilda Hansson as a project leader in the Sustainability Forum on November 5. She will work part time and share office with Ludwig Bengtsson Sonesson and Cheryl Sjöström.

We also warmly welcome Marianne Hall back from her parental leave on November 4. She will work part time as a research coordinator focussing on research development together with Yann Clough and Cerina Wittbom. Cerina will stay on as a substitute for a bit longer. Marianne will share office with George Andersson.

Course in first aid and CPR (HLR) is now offered in English!

Take the opportunity to learn first aid, CPR (HLR) and how to use a defibrillator! On Thursday 21 November, 12:45-16:15, a training course is held in the Ecology building. No prior knowledge is required and you will receive a certificate after participation.  According to a principle’s decision, every 15th employer or at least two people within each workplace (department or equivalent) are to be trained in first aid and CPR. Normally the courses are only available in Swedish, and are swiftly fully booked. We now arrange a course of our own in English, held by Svenska första hjälpen. 14 lucky people have the opportunity to participate. Please sign up to: Irene Bergstrand: Irene [dot] bergstrand [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se () no later than 17 November.


For an updated list of events see the CEC calendar (English version). Below the most relevant events during the coming two weeks.
CECs Friday breakfast fika is served from 9:30 to 10:15 in the CEC lunch room and most Fridays a presentation starts at 10:15.

On Friday November 1 Georg Andersson will give a talk on There and Back Again - journeys to and from Lund.

Next Friday November 8, there is a staff meeting with a presentation of the administrative support at CEC - its purpose, the staff and what help you can get from them. The staff meeting starts at 10:15 and ends around 11:15.

Tomorrow Thursday October 31 at 1500 Lovisa Nilsson will nail her thesis in Environmental Science entitled “Exploring synergies – management of multifunctional agricultural landscapes” at the birch tree at CEC, 3rd floor in the Ecology Building, Sölvegatan 37, Lund. Refreshments will be served. Lovisa defends her thesis on 15 November at 10.00 in the Blue Hall, Ecology building, see more information about the thesis defence.

The 5th of November there will be a LU Futurasamtal (in Swedish), arranged by the academic think-tank LU Futura at Lund University, about biodiversity, land use and climate change as a topical and heated political issue. Henrik Smith and Markku Rummukainen will participate, together with Linda-Maria Mårtensson from SLU and Lena Åsheim from LRF. Read more and register (limited number of participants) here.

Sustainability Forum welcomes you to the next instalment of Talk:Sustainability, our breakfast seminar series, this time on the topic of Collaboration for Sustainability where we will discuss the challenges and opportunities involved in cooperation with stakeholders on sustainability issues. It’s on the 6th of November, 8.30-10 in Tegstamsalen, Ekonomihögskolan, and breakfast will be provided.

On November 7-8 you can join the symposium DRI-MEE - Drying and rewetting, integrating modelling and empirical environments. Please register before 1 Nov.

On November 15 at 10:00 Lovisa Nilsson will defend her thesis in Environmental Science entitled “Exploring synergies – management of multifunctional agricultural landscapes” in the Blue Hall, in the Ecology Building, Sölvegatan 37, Lund.

Save the date and sign up
On November 29, there is a CEC Fellows concept seminar on Capacity Building, with five short presentations to straighten out the concept of Capacity Building as a research perspective. Register before November 21.

Joint PhD seminar on environmental challenge underway. The first joint seminar on October 17th went very well and was attended by PhD students from CEC, LUCSUS, IIIEE and ClimBEco. The second seminar for this term is scheduled for Thursdays December 5th, 1500-1600, where CEC’s William Sidemo Holm together with PhDs from LUCSUS and IIIEE will discuss on the topic of ‘valuing nature’. Current PhDs and advanced masters students welcome to register here.

We’re hiring, please spread the word

Postdoctoral fellow in Environmental Science, PA2019/3177 Closing date for application 10.Nov.2019
Two Doctoral Student positions in Environmental Science, PA2019/3191 Closing date for application 10.Nov.2019

New blog by PhD students of the Agenda 2030 Graduate School
Want to follow the development of the 2030 Agenda and get sustainability input from young researchers? Follow the new blog of the Agenda 2030 Graduate School where the PhD students of the graduate school share academic and societal reflections. Also, don’t forget to follow the updates on the website of the Agenda 2030 Graduate School and on Twitter and Facebook.

CEC in media

Below you can find a few examples. You can find the total coverage here, but only in Swedish. To read the full newspaper articles for free, search in the Media Archive available via the LU Library portal here.

Climathon in Lund. Skånska Dagbladet (behind paywall), Sydsvenskan (behind paywall) and Lokaltidningen have reported on Climathon in Lund the 25th of October, arranged by Climate-Kic, Olof Blomqvist and Lina Röjnert.

Climate Change in NE. IT-pedagogen has interviewed Markku Rummukainen who, together with Roger Hildingsson, will write about climate and climate change in the encyclopedia (the National Encyclopedia).

Funds for ICOS. Jordbruksaktuellt is reporting that the Swedish Research Council has allocated 40 million SEK to ICOS for the period 2021-24.

Welcome to nominate candidates for the Lund University Administrative Prize 2020
Employees and students at Lund University are invited to propose candidates for the 2020 Lund University Administrative Prize, at latest 1 November. With this award, the University management wishes to recognize extraordinary contributions in administration throughout the University. Read more here.

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 or stina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se. See more information about data protection at Lund University.

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