LUCCI is 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:
Combines multidisciplinary fields of climate and environmental change in the study of the Earth and the processes connected to it in the natural environment - in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and geosphere and the distribution and functioning of ecosystems. Field studies and modelling are used to increase the understanding of Earth and its systems.
Department of Geology at Lund is a melting pot of broad geoscientific research and teaching, based on the two units Bedrock Geology and Quaternary Geology. It aims a studing our planet's structure and history, and research has a lot of focus on biogeochemical cycles and paleoecology and paleoclimatology.
The Department of Biology cover the broad field of biology, with LUCCI working mainly with the ecology scientists. The department works with many topics from molecular and protein production, to ecosystems and the genetic code of behavior, and work with applied research in several areas.
The Department of chemistry has research covering all fields of chemistry, and works within the broad range of basic research to advanced applied research. It puts a lot of effort in innovation and solutions within technology, medicin, food, enery and environment.
LUCCI participants from the Physics department are involved in Nuclear physics, with a broad range of reserach all the way from aerosol research to nuclear structure physics.