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Photo:  Jonatan Jacobson, Naturvetarna
Photo: Jonatan Jacobson, Naturvetarna

Looking for woods on the sea floor (in Swedish)

In the research project "Landscapes lost", Anton Hansson and his colleagues is investigating the remainings of the ancient forests that stood here when the sea level was much lower. There are also archeological findings, and makes the area unique.

Youtube: Climate research at the island Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic


Youtube: Interview with Håkan Wallander (Credit Living Soil Forum 2013 )





Magnification of about 420 million years old spores, frequent in the silurian geological layers in southern Scania.
Magnification of about 420 million years old spores, frequent in the silurian geological layers in southern Scania.

Traces from missing era (in Swedish)

Kristina Mehlqvist is a geologist and studies the earliest plants that established on the part of land that now is Sweden. She has found traces from the time period called Devon, an era that has earlier been considered missing in the swedish archive. She even found a new species, could give it a scientific name.

Can the forest solve the climate crisis? (in Swedish)

Opinion article by  Anders Lindroth.



The Sun. Photo: NASA

Greenland ice reveals extreme solar storms (In swedish)

Solar storms can be more powerful than earlier believed. In an international study it was found that about 800- 1000 years ago there were two solar storms during a short period of time, as isotopes revealing this were found in tree rings and ice cores.
"If such a powerful solar storm would happen today it would have devastating consequesnces to our society" says Raimund Muscheler, researcher at Lund University and participating in the study.



Foraminifera - climate storytellers (in Swedish)

Microfossils in the ocean waters and sediments can tell us a lot about past climate variations and sub water environments. By studying content in microfossils of isotopes of certain elements such as oxygen and calcium, researchers can get a picture of water temperatures and salinity hundreds of years ago. Helena Filipsson is working with foraminifera in the waters of the Swedish coastline.

Photo: (c) Adam Bahr

New insights in soil processes (In Swedish)

The northern boreal forsests is one of the worlds largest carbon stocks above sea level. Adam Bahr, biologist, studies the role of fungi in the carbon and nitrogen cycling in the soil.
"In one single gram of organic matter in a boreal forest, you can find hundreds of meters of ectomycorrhizal hyphae, which helps the fungi to increase the contact area to the soil substantially"

LUCCI - Lund University Centre for studies of Carbon Cycle and Climate Interactions

Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

Lund University

Sölvegatan 12

S-223 62 Lund, Sweden