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Upcoming disputations

Elin Sundqvist will on June 12, defend her thesis titled
“ Methane exchange in a boreal forest: the role of soils vegetation and forest management ”, in lecture hall Pangea at Geocentrum II. The opponent will be professor Per Ambus from the Technical university of Denmark, Roskilde.
Anette Mellström will defend her Ph D thesis “Investigations of temporal changes in climate and the geomagnetic field via high-resolution radiocarbon dating“ on the 13th of June, at 13:15, in lecture room Pangea, Sölvegatan 12, Lund. The opponent will be Dr. Bas van Geel från University of Amsterdam.

R3I WORKSHOP

There was a workshop on the 31st of March, organised by the R3I. The theme was be "CLIMATE AND CARBON CYCLE INTERACTIONS AT DIFFERENT TIMESCALES" with a presenter from each WP. Keynote speakers: Svante Björck and Jörgen Olofsson.

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New LUCCI post-doc

Exclusively for LUCCI people, in January we had the opportunity to open a call for project ideas that integrate the science across the WPs in the best possible way. In total six applications were received. The proposals have been evaluated based on criteria of novelty and originality, scientific excellence, merits of applicants and degree of integration across LUCCI objectives. The decision is that the project "Carbon dynamics of past terrestrial and marine ecosystems: System and cross system responses to natural and anthropogenic stressors", by applicants Poska et al. will receive LUCCI funding for a 2-year post-doc position.

List of proposals

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Welcome to LUCCI!

LUCCI is a research centre at Lund University devoted to studies of the carbon cycle and how it interacts with the climate system. The centre involves about 120 researchers from four Lund university departments: Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Geology, Biology and Physics.

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Latest news

Two LUCCI names on the Highly Cited Researchers list

2014-07-07: Representing some of the world´s leading scientific minds, the highly Cited Researchers list 2014 have not one but two names from LUCCI. Professor Anders Lindroth and professor emeritus Marin Sykes are both ranked among the top 1 % that are most cited for their subject field.

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LUCCI at Almedalen

2014-07-07: LUCCI was present at the political week at Almedalen last week. LUCCI member Markku Rummukainen was there representing CEC this time, participating as a speaker in two of the events.
Further, Anders Lindroth had an article in Forskarbladet that was distributed to the Almedalen polititians and visitors during the week.

CEC at Alemdalen

Article (in swedish)


Book release -
Ecosystem Dynamics: From the Past to the Future

2014-05-19: Professor Emeritus Martin Sykes (LUCCI) has in collaboration with Professor Richard Bradshaw written the book ”Ecosystem Dynamics: from the past to the future”, to be released by John Wiley & Sons Inc in May.

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Daniel Conley awarded

2014-05-19: In the 2014 ASLO awards (Association for the sciences of Limnology and Oceanography), Daniel Conley was selected a honoree for the Ruth Patrick Award.

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Torben R. Christensen comments in Nature

2014-05-15:
Professor Torben R. Christensen has a comment published in the international top science journal Nature.

In the comment, he looks back at the scientific work in the field of methane flux research since more than 20 years, and worries about the fact that Arctic methane emissions remain almost as uncertain as they were then, and points out that the research on methane fluxes needs to be extended.

"Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas — it is some 25 times stronger per tonne than carbon dioxide in warming the climate. So not knowing why it varies in the atmosphere is a serious problem. Worse, tipping points in the climate system that cause sudden surges in methane release from the Arctic would have a substantial effect on global temperatures", he writes.

Read the comment in Nature

Interview with Torben (in swedish)


 

Open position: Professor in Physical Geography at Lund University

2014-04-07:
Lund University announces an opening: Professor in Physical Geography with a specialisation in Ecosystem Exchange Processes.

The Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science (INES) requires a professor whose main tasks are to carry out and lead research, as well as to strengthen, integrate and further develop existing research activities and foci. The successful candidate is also expected to participate in undergraduate and postgraduate education.

The research at INES is organised within four related areas or themes:

Candidates must hold a degree of Doctor of Philosophy or equivalent in Physical Geography, Ecosystem Science, or a related discipline of relevance for the position.

Closing date for applications: August 31, 2014
Date of appointment: As soon as possible
Placement: Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

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Deoxynation of the Baltic sea

2014-04-07: Professor Daniel Conley, Department og Geology, have been participating in an international study on the deoxynation on the Baltic Sea. The results are published in the March issue of PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America).

The results show that the deoxygenation of the water close to the floor of the Baltic Sea has tenfolded the last 115 years. In 1900 the affected seafloor covered an area of 5000 square kilometers, while 2012 that area was more than 60 000 square kilometers. Deoxynation leads to the death of animals in those waters, and also disturbs the balance of the sea ecosystem.

The researchers find leakage of nutrients and climate responsible for the change.

-Politicians in the countries related to the Baltic sea must actively work to reduce the leakage of nutrients. Otherwise the state of the Baltic sea will be even worse, Daniel Conley says.

Link to LU press release

PNAS article


 

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