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.
Foraminifera - climate storytellers
2014-12-17: Senior lecturer Helena L. Filipsson has written a popular science article published in the 2014/2 issue of Havsutsikt, a journal focussed om marine research published by the Stockholm and Umeå universities. It is in swedish, and the article can be read here. For english readers, the article´s preamble follows here. For further details, please contact Helena.
Foraminifera - climate storyteller
There are probably many who have stood by the seashore and looked out over the sea, impressed by powerfulness and the feeling of infinity. It is difficult to imagine that there's a whole world out below sea level, with depths deeper than the Himalayas are high. Here we also find our most important environmental archives. In the seabed sediments, in the mud at the bottom, there are a variety of micro- fossils that can tell us about ancient climate and marine environments.
Northern Lights at field work
2014-11-20: Norbert Pirk, PhD student, was on field work at the measurement site in Adventdalen, Greenland at the end of October. It was almost dark when he was working, but he was lucky to experience the northern lights.
LUCCI scientists in media
Several LUCCI related researchers appeared in media during November
"Forestry without clear-cuts"
Newspaper Dagens ETC reports from Romperod where Patrik Vestin, Anders Lindroth and Michal Heliasz has established a tower for gas flux measurements. The forest in this area in interesting since it is not kept the konventional way but farmed carfully, and has never been clear cut. The researchers are exploring whether this kind of forestry is keeping the carbon dioxide in the ground better than the usual clear cuts. But researchers at SLU is convinced the hypthesis is wrong, and say that his colleagues in Lund do not understand forestry. But Anders Lindroth says that there is yet little knowledge about continuous forestry and how it relates to the climate change.
-It is just a hypothesis, but I believe in it, says Anders Lindroth to Dagens ETC.
"Dinosaur footprint for sale at internet auktion"
For about 6000 SEK you can be the owner of a dinosaur footprint fossil from Vallåkra in Scania, reports Helsigborgs dagblad. Johan Lindgren, researcher at the Department of Geology, comments that such things are for sale every now and then at auktions, at vaying price tags. He says further that it is problematic for researchers when interesting fossils are property of private persons, as they are not available for research then.
"Geologist impressed by millstone pit"
Dalarnas tidningar reports on a visit from geology professor Birger Schmitz in Malung, Dalarna. In connection to lectures in the high school in the village as well as for the public, the visiting professor took a tour in the millstone pit in the area, which is now a cultural reserve.
-It might not sound very interesting, but I am impressed. It must have been something special about this particular sandstone, as it was mined with such magnitude for several hundred years, the professor says to the newspaper.
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