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.
LUCCI Annual Meeting
2014-09-10: The Annual Meeting of LUCCI took place at Örenäs Castle and gathered around 50 participants. The meeting was honoured to have Oscar E. Romero from University of Bremen, Markku Rummukainen (Lund University, IPCC) and Raimund Muscheler (Lund University) as key note speakers at the meeting. There were also group discussions and poster mingle adding to the outcome. Vivi Vajda was officially taking over as the coordinator of LUCCI, with Anders Lindroth now being the co-pilot for the years to come.
Media light on LUCCI researchers
The past month there has been a lot of media light on LUCCI researchers. In mid-July, Professor Anders Lindroth was interviewed by Sydnytt about the mast that has been set up in the woods in the village of Perstorp. The mast will be used for measurements of climate gases but can be used for other purposes as well.
Vivi Vajda was having several media teams following the excavations in Korsaröd last week, where lots of interesting fossils were found.
Further,on the 18th of august the spotlight was on Raimiund Muscheler and his research on the solar activity. News sources TT and Aftonbladet published news items on this, and again local television broadcast Sydnytt had a feature in the evening Tv 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.
LUCCI at Almedalen
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.
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.
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.
Torben R. Christensen comments in Nature
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.
Open position: Professor in Physical Geography at Lund University
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:
- Terrestrial, aquatic and atmospheric processes within the climate system
- Ecosystem modelling and climate impact studies
- Earth observation and monitoring (remote sensing and field studies)
- Geographic information science
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
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.
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