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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.
Sahel research in the news
2014-10-23: Hakim Abdi was interviewed in the south swedish newspaper Skånska Dagbladet on the 18th of October, as his research in the Sahel area shows that the need for food for people and animals as well as fuels, is growing. The study covers the years 2000 to 2010, a period during which the population has grown by more than 100 million people.
Astronomy-geology research granted
2014-10-03: Five research projects in Lund has all together been granted with 180 million SEK from The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. Geologist Birger Schmitz and astronomy researcher colleagues Melwyn Davies and Anders Johansen gets a share to do collaboration research in the project “IMPACT: Comets, asteroids and the habitability of planets”.
Astronomical events that happened several hundred million years back in time, can be reconstructed based on the alien mineral that scientists find in seabed sediments. With data from the European Space satellite Gaia, the scientists will determine the solar motion in the Milky Way. It can then be revealed whether and in that case how astronomical events coincide with for example ice ages and mass extinctions, by comparing astronomical observations with geological data.
source:The Wallenberg Foundations and Lund University
Increased photosynthesis compensates for shorter growing season in subarctic tundra—8 years of snow accumulation manipulations
2014-10-02: An article, "Increased photosynthesis compensates for shorter growing season in subarctic tundra—8 years of snow accumulation manipulations", by Julia Bosiö et al has been published in "Climatic Change". The study aims to analyze the effect of increased snow cover on plant photosynthesis in subarctic mires underlain by permafrost.
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