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September 17th 2020

From the Management

CEC has received new instructions from the Science Faculty – it is the first time the instructions have been revised since the CEC was founded 2010. In the new instructions – which applies from the turn of the year – five clear tasks are pointed out. CEC’s mission is to be:

  • a research actor who, in close collaboration with other departments, encourages and conducts integrated environmental and climate research
  • a coordinator for strategic development of environmental and climate-related research and infrastructure
  • a dynamic and creative meeting place for researchers who want to tackle current and upcoming challenges for research and society 
  • a hub for the provision of expertise through training of future professional actors in the field, and 
  • a knowledge bank and forum for innovative collaboration between research and the wider society

It is also stated that the chairman of the board and the director should be two different persons and that CEC is responsible for the subject Environmental Science. Anyone who reads the fine print can also see that CEC is called Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (Centrum för miljö- och klimatvetenskap) in the new document – so the name of our working place will be slightly different after new year J. However, the most remains the same.

Overall, the instructions are good news for CEC – Henrik and Per both agree that it is very positive that the new regulations clarify CEC’s role as an integrated knowledge environment with responsibility for the subject environmental science. They also state that the new and clear regulations give us good conditions to continue the positive development of CEC. Attached you can find the new instructions in Swedish – the document will be translated and published on our webpage as soon as possible (

The so-called “verksamhetsdialog” with the Faculty, about the budget, is still ongoing. No news there to announce yet.

A message from your health and safety representatives

We want to emphasize that in case you need to work from the office that you can talk with your office mate(s) and agree to be there at separate days. If this is not possible you can also talk to your line manager to find another empty office or another solution that suites you.

Please note that we are always available to assist you with any issues regarding the health and safety of your/our working environment.

Keep safe!

Niklas and Willi

After Work on Tuesday!

We are blessed with some wonderful autumn days and it looks like the fine weather will last over the weekend. This an opportunity to actually meet in real life, since it is possible to be outdoors. So, welcome everyone to an unofficial AW at 16.30, Tuesday 22th of September. We gather at the wooden deck outside the restaurant on the ground floor. Bring your own snacks and drinks (CEC will offer some non-alcoholic drinks, juice and mineral water). Due to covid-19 and the Swedish Public Health Agency’s recommendations, everyone who wants to join needs to sign up by sending an e-mail to anna_maria [dot] erling [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (Anna Maria) (subject line: “AW”). Pray for a blue sky – if it rains, we have to cancel.

Reminder: Fika for Åsa

At the online Friday breakfast meeting on September 25, we will thank Åsa-Katrin Erlandsson for her eminent services during 14 years at CEC. Åsa-Katrin has started a position in a new unit of procurements in the Chemical Department and will leave CEC in the end of September.

New procedure for health promotion reimbursement in 2020

Previously, health promotion reimbursement has been paid for receipts dated a maximum of one year back in time, provided that you apply for reimbursement for the year in which the purchase was made.
Only purchases made in November or December can be carried over to the next year.

In 2020, new rules have been introduced, which entail that you must have registered your case in Primula by 15 January 2021 in order to apply for reimbursement for activities purchased and paid for in 2020. If you wait until December to send in your receipts, there may be a delay in paying the reimbursement, as many applications are received at the end of the year.
Read more about health promotion at the LU Staff pages


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 September 18, at the CEC Friday online breakfast Anna Maria Erling will provide CEC relevant information, at 10.15, however the presentation is postponed to a later date.

Next Friday September 25, at the CEC Friday online breakfast we will show our appreciation for Åsa-Katrin Erlandsson, followed by Pontus Roldin (Nuclear Physics), who will give a talk on The Continental Biosphere–Aerosol-Cloud-Climate feedback loop during the Anthropocene (CoBACCA).

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 September 24, there is an online CEC Fellows concept seminar on Power, with short presentations from different research fields to straighten out the concept of Power as a research perspective. Register before September 22, a zoom link will be sent out to registered participants.


On October 1, is the next Joint PhD seminar on Interaction and knowledge co-creation with society. More information about registration, the seminar and the joint seminar series initiative is found on the CEC calendar.

We’re hiring, please spread the word

Project coordinator in Environmental Science, deadline Sept 29

Project assistant at CEC, deadline Sept 30

Project assistant at CEC, deadline Sept 30

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.
Sydsvenskan has covered Anna Persson’s research project about how pollinator biodiversity differs between urban and rural areas. Read more here.

NATURVATION final Conference

The virtual conference “Nature-Based Solutions: Unlocking Urban Potential“ will take place on 24 September 2020 and draw on four years of research and practice undertaken through the NATURVATION project to explore how the urban potential of nature-based solutions can be unlocked.

Link to more information and registration at

Lab-safety course

On September 22 at 9.30-11.30 in Fagus, is the next occasion for taking the Lab-safety course. This course is mandatory for everybody that wants to work in any lab at the third floor of the Ecology building, for people doing fieldwork and for supervisors having students working in labs or doing fieldwork! Please, contact Helene Bracht Jörgensen if you have any questions.

(helene [dot] bracht_jorgensen [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se ())

The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse, its chambers, outdoor garden, labs and various stores contains a lot of items of unclear belonging and usage. In order to use the premises efficiently, we need to discard or give away superfluous items.  Therefore, you need to label items you want to keep during next week. Not labeled items will be regarded as approved to be discarded. 

Please, join the zoom-link

on Thursday Sept 17th at 13.00 in order to get more detailed instructions. 

Also, Magne Friberg will inform about the booking system for the large incubators, and about the label printer (etikettskrivare) we plan to buy.

Reminder: LUCRIS - research information system

New at CEC? Or want to learn the benefits of LUCRIS again? Sign up by sending an email to lina [dot] nikoleris [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (Lina Nikoleris) for last opportunity this fall 23rd Sept at 10 o’clock – in Teams .

Lina will give you a short tour in the tool, demonstrate the benefits and get you started on your personal pages. It will take about 30 min of your time. If you would like Lina to join i.e. your research group meeting or cannot join the suggested date, please let her know and we will make arrangements so it suits you.

Nomination to Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2021

The programme is open to researchers in all academic disciplines: medicine, engineering, natural sciences, social sciences and humanities/religious studies, and the interfaces between them. The target group is early- career researchers with the potential to develop into the outstanding researchers and research leaders of the future.

Last day to nominate: 15 February 2021.

Link to more information and the Management rules for nominations to Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2021 at the LU Staff pages

For researchers at Lund University

The Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies announces the yearly calls for application to ASG and Themes.

Closing 12th January 2021

Closing 6th November 2020 respectively 10th May 2021

We invite to information meetings about applications to the Pufendorf IAS at three separate occasions: 30th September 16.00; 14th October 15.00; 1 December 15.00.

At the Pufendorf IAS, Biskopsgatan 3, or via link. Please register here

Reminder: Reach out with your research to the public

Join Forskarfredag/Researchers Night, 27-28 November 2020 – a great opportunity to disseminate your research to the general public, with a particular focus on children and young people.

Choose if you want to participate on site in Vattenhallen Science Centre at LTH or contribute online with a short film (1-3 min) on the theme Science for a sustainable future. Register your participation via email to stefan [dot] zamudio [at] vattenhallen [dot] lu [dot] se () before October 23. More information in the attachments.

The result of the Tellus project is here

Both women and men have been subjected to victimisation at Lund University. Hear more at the Tellus webinar September 28!

Link to more information and registration at LU staff pages

Sustainability newsletter

Want to know about all the exciting new sustainability research coming out of Lund University? Well, Sustainability Forum has a monthly newsletter just for that purpose! Subscribe via the registration at
Read previous editions at
(The newsletter contain a mix of news in Swedish and English.)

More LU news

See the attached newsletters.

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#_blank">anna_maria [dot] erling [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se or stina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se#_blank">stina [dot] johannesson [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se.
See more information about data protection at Lund University

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