Media/ popular science
SVT July 2017
New methods of studying preserved chemical compounds have made it possible to find out about relationships of plants that exited 200 million years ago.
Havsutsikt 1, 2017
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.
Lund University, Nov 2016
Researchers drilling more than 3 km into Antarica ice hoping to find the oldest ice in the world. Hopefully, the information in the ice about the climate more than a million years ago, will help understanding today´s climate systems and the climate change.
Havet.nu, havsutsikt 2, 2016
Sediment cores from the Baltic Sea is an archive of environment and activities down the history. Traces of human activities found at Gåsfjärden shows people lived here already at Bronze age. The microfossils are read by researchers, who can tell oss the story of mining, farming, expansion of open cultured land and back to more vegetation.
Article published at SVT Nyheter, Nov 2016.
One international research team have found that the vegetation is fertilised by the increased carbon dioxide levels. By that the vegetation globally is more lush, somewhat slowing down the CO2 increase.
Article in Sci News, Nov 2016
A Mesolithic site found at Haväng is exceptionally well-preserved. The research team have found many interesting artefacts, for example 9,000-year-old fish traps. Many early human settlements are currently below sea level, as they preferred coastal sites. To find them and analysing the artefacts preseved is an important key to understanding the way people dispersed and how the human developments occurred.
Forskning och Framsteg, Nov 2015
Permafrost thawing after thousands of years trapped in frozen grounds will release big amounts of greenhouse gases.The amount of carbon kept in the permafrost all over the northern hemisphere is vast, and researchers are working on calculations on how much.
SR Vetenskapsradion, Nov 2015
Geology at www.lu.se, Nov 2015
Solar storms are a threat to our society as we are very dependent on electricity, which is very sensitive to this kind of natural forces. This research shows that some solar storms historically have been worse that others.
SVT Nyheter, Oct 2015
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.
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.
Forskarbladet June 2014
Opinion article by Anders Lindroth.
Forskarbladet January 2014
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.
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"