Welcome to LUCCI!
Lund University Centre
for studies of Carbon Cycle and Climate Interactions
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 five Lund university departments: Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Geology,Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
The Baltic Sea is recovering
35 years ago the Baltic Sea water was not allowed to swim in at some locations, due to contamination. Today that trend has turned for the first time in many decades.Even though there are still algal blooms and dead seafloors, the adding of nutrients from land to the Baltic is decimating. Those good news comes from a report of a study made by researcher from Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Daniel Conley at Department of Geology at Lund University, and a member of LUCCI, is one of the researchers.
- We can see that the water quality has improved in most parts of the Baltic Sea, he says to Hållbarhetsforum.
However at some parts near the seafloor the quality is still worsen, but overall sea sea is getting better.The study is outlining the over-fertilization in various parts of the Baltic between 1901 and 2012. (Source: www.hallbarhet.lu.se and www.su.se/ostersjocentrom)
Swedish people trust the researchers climate alerts
Every third swede believes that the threat from climate change is worse than what the researchers say. Only one out of seven believes the climate change is overrated. This is revealed by a new survey (Sifo) assigned by SVT. The survey was done among 1000 swedish persons, and shows that 80% of the people have trust in climate researchers.
-This is encouraging and is also what I meet when I am out talking about my research and what we do as climate researchers to reachout with our messages, says Helena Filipsson, researcher at Lund University.
Theme Africa in Lund University Research Magazine
Lund University Research Magazine new thematic issue on Africa involves several LUCCI researchers. Hakim Abdi, Jonas Ardö, Lars Eklundh, Minchao Wu and Anders Ahlström all make research on the carbon cycle and climate in Africa, particularly the Sahel area, and are featured in the magazine in several interesting articles.
Traces of enormous solar storms
Solar storms and the particles they release result in spectacular phenomena such as auroras, but they can also pose a serious risk to our society. In extreme cases they have caused major power outages, and they could also lead to breakdowns of satellites and communication systems.
According to a study published recently in Nature Communications, solar storms could be much more powerful than previously assumed. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now confirmed that Earth was hit by two extreme solar storms more than 1000 years ago. - If such enormous solar storms would hit Earth today, they could have devastating effects on our power supply, satellites and communication systems, says Raimund Muscheler at the Department of Geology, Lund University.
LUCCI Annual Report 2014/2015
The Annual report 2014/2015 is available here
LUCCI R3i visit to MAX-IV
A group from LUCCI R3I visited MAX-IV
The R3i group organised an excursion to the MAX IV lab in the beginning of the summer 2015, where they had a giuded tour about the new and supermodern research facility in Lund. MAX-lab is a national electron accelerator laboratory for synchrotron radiation research, nuclear physics and accelerator physics. MAX-lab is now to be extended with MAX IV that will be 100 times more efficient than any existing comparable synchrotron radiation facility in the world.
The MAX IV lab is now in place for employees to make the final installation and startup the accelerator, and the lab will be inaugurated officially in June 2016. The MAX-IV will be able to recieve about 2500 scientits from all over the world. It can be used in a wide range of research fields, for example chemistry, geology, engineering, biology, medicin and nanotechnology.
(source facts MAX-IV: Lund University)
LUCCI authors in new BACC book
LUCCI researchers Anneli Poska and Anne Birgitte Nielsen are contributing authors in the recently released "Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin" (BACC II, Springer, 2015). This book follows up, revises and adds to the 2008 edition of the BACC book.
Anne Brigitte and Anneli are contributing to the chapter Causes of Regional Change - Land Cover, that deals with the effects of anthro- pogenic land-cover change (ALCC) on past climate on timescales from decades to millenia. More, as a tool that may help to understanding important processes involved in land cover climate interactions, the chapter reviews studies on potential climate-induced landcover change (CLCC) and its feedback on climate.
Participants in the book project are meteorologists, hydrologists, oceanographers and biologists.
Magazine Naturvetaren is writing about Anton Hansson's research about old growth forests at the bottom of the sea on the coast of Scania.
Into the woods
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