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.
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. He managed to take a few pictures behind the research installations and has kindly shared them with us.
Photo credits: Norbert Pirk
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, asthey 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.
LUCCI at the library
2014-11-13: LUCCI held on Monday 10 November an event:"Kolets kretslopp och klimatet: ett gammalt men svajigt förhållande", at the public library in Lund where everybody were to listen to presentations (in Swedish) and talk about the relationship between carbon cycling and climate over a long time horizon. The event was very much appreciated both by audience and the performing scientists, and will possibly be followed by visits to other nearby libraries.
In addition to the evening with scientific presentations, there was is an exhibition at the library with photos from research. It is still possible to have a look at those for a few more days.
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.
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