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September 5th, 2019

From the management

The Management Group has started updating the CEC Plan of Operations for 2020. Many of you will be involved and will be contacted by the persons responsible for different parts. The Plan will be decided by the CEC Board in November. Also the Management Group discussed how to proceed with the research evaluation (RQ20) and prepared for the CEC Board meeting on September 16.

Finally, we are looking forward to see you at the next CEC Staff day on September 26 with the theme Getting to know CEC better! The day is open for CEC staff, CEC collegium, phd students in environmental science and persons with a workplace at CEC. Getting to know CEC better was something that was requested both during the last staff day and in the health environment survey. Thus, you will be asked to present yourself and your research, or/and your work, related to CEC this day. To help you to prepare your presentation, there is a template with questions (found here). If you want help with, or feedback on, your presentation, please contact communication officer Anna Maria Erling. Note: The administrative staff will give presentations later this autumn. It will be a full day at Råbylunds gård in the southeast of Lund. Please register not later than 9th September at this link. More info at Most welcome!


For an updated list of events see the CEC calendar (English version). Below the most relevant during the coming 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. Tomorrow Friday September 6 Stina Johannesson and Ylva van Meeningen will talk about the Agenda 2030 Graduate School. Next Friday September 13 Henni Ylänne will talk about Incorporating reindeer to carbon cycle - knowns and unknowns.

September 9 is the last day of registration for the CEC Staff day on September 26 with the theme Getting to know CEC better. More info and registration here.

On October 2 the third CEC Fellows concept seminar on Scenario takes place. Researchers from different fields give their perspectives on the Scenario concept, with ample room for questions and discussion. Read more and register here before September 25.

September 10 is the last day of registration for the 2nd Nordic ICOS Symposium, "Sources and Sinks of Greenhouse Gases" on 24 - 25 October in Gothenburg. More info and registration here.

BiodivERsA call on “Biodiversity and Climate Change”, with the themes: (1) Consequences of climate change on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people, (2) Climate-biodiversity feedback processes, (3) Potential of nature-based solutions for mitigating and adapting to climate change, and (4) Synergies and trade-offs between policies on biodiversity, climate and other relevant sectors, and the role of agents of change. Pre-posal deadline 5 Nov 2019, full-proposal deadline 10 April 2020.

CEC Field work photo 2019 – Competition

CEC Field work photo 2019 – Competition. All personnel at CEC are welcome to send in photos and compete for one out of three sound absorbent printings to be viewed by colleagues in the CEC kitchen. Send in your photo to cerina [dot] wittbom [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (Cerina Wittbom) before September 15.

Are you busy writing an application?

Please note that all applications (independent of funder) has to be approved by the CEC director beforehand. Before sending in an application you have to hand in the “full cost application” to the economist Eva Stengard 2 days before deadline. This applies to all applications where a researcher at CEC is the main or co-applicant or the application involves funding of positions at CEC. This is the case whether the application involves co-funding or not. See this checklist for more info on how to proceed.

Also there is an updated version of the CEC administrative guide with information and routines about how to make a budget (including relevant figures for overhead and social fees), how to make purchases and book business trips.

We’re hiring, please spread the word

Postdoc in Landscape Ecology. Closing date for application 15 September, 2019.

Café Le Mani

The new café Le Mani on the gound floor of the Ecology building is open from 8:30 to 15:30. Lunch is served from 11:30 to 14:00. You can follow them om Instagram or Facebook using the name lemaniilund.

Final call for abstracts to the 2019 Lund University Teaching and Learning Conference on November 7

Please consider submitting an abstract proposal to the 2019 Lund University Teaching and Learning Conference. Abstracts on any aspect of the conference theme Interdisciplinary pedagogy in higher education are especially encouraged, but contributions on other content will also be accepted, space permitting.

Deadline for submitting proposals is 9 September. Please refer to the conference abstract instructions for further information.

Registration to the conference is open until 22 October. The conference is free of charge and intended for all employees at Lund University who are interested and committed to teaching and educational development issues. Complete conference information can be found at

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