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Newsletter from CEC Fellows | October 2018
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CEC Fellows October 2018 newsletter
Dear colleagues, here comes the October newsletter!
We are currently working on renewing the CEC Fellows, please let us know your thoughts on what would be interesting Fellows activities, and what you like to read about in the Newsletter. The CEC Fellows homepage has been updated, still a work in progress, but we are getting there.
Best wishes, Marianne, Yann and Lina

Upcoming events

  • Pufendorf Institute invites to a meeting with information and advice about applications for Themes and Advanced Study Groups on Oct 22nd. More information and sign up

  • Seminar: Networks on networks: modelling complex food webs on spatial networks, research talk by Johanna Haussler, PhD student from Linköping University (and previous visitor to CEC). Wednesday October 24th in Fagus, Ecology building at 12.30 (it is ok to bring your lunch). All are most welcome to join and discuss. More information here.

  • Seminar: "What kind of water research our external partners are interested in? " October 24th Gamla Biskopshuset at 12.00-15.00. Read more and register before October 15th here.

  • WINGS annual conference: "What happens in Lund, in Sweden and abroad when it comes to gender equality in academia?" October 25th in the Belfrage lecture hall at BMC, Floor D15, Klinikgatan 32. Programme and registration.

  • Seminar: "Science and politics 1.5C" October 26th at 10.30-16.00. More information here.

  • Climathon 24-hours hackathon "Finding solutions to limit the climate impact of plastic" October 26-27 11.00 to 11.00 at Ideon Agora. More information here.

  • Talk: Sustainability #3 Global Health Opportunities and challenges that the sustainable development agenda presents in the context of multidisciplinary research on global health November 21st 8.45–10.30 at Belfragesalen, D 15, Klinikgatan 32, BMC. More information & registration

  • Jubilee symposium: Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Lund University (AMM Syd) celebrates 60 years November 23rd in Medicon Village at 13-16.30. Short presentations on research on exposures from among others; PFAS, airborne pollution, nanoparticles in Swedish. More information and registration to come

  • Thesis defence of Jasmine Livingston November 30th
And even more things going on – check the CEC calendar

Information – Opportunities, conferences, news from our community
  • Successful application: Congratulations Åsa Knaggård (Political Science) who got funding from Formas for the research project Sustainable Distribution of Responsibility for Climate Change Adaptation!

  • Conference grant: LUCSUS Director Emily Boyd has received a grant from Formas to organise an international conference on loss and damage in spring/summer 2019. More information here.
Conferences and popular science events
  • Marine Challenges, Blue Solutions. Chalmers Initiative Seminar in Gothenburg 6-7 November, deadline for registration Oct 26th. Program and sign up. 

Several open positions at the CEC
please spread the word,  
News from stakeholders and funders 
  • Vinnova: Information meeting (partly web broadcasted): Inclusive Societies and Swafs in Horizon 2020. Meeting on Oct 24th in Stockholm, sign up by Oct 17. Link here (Swedish only)

  • ERC pre-announcements
  • Formas/SEI new report: Research for Agenda 2030. Identifying upcoming research needs. Link (Swedish only)

  • Research and Innovation council Skåne (FIRS) is developing a new strategy “International innovation strategy for Skåne” to be finished summer of 2019. It is possible to contribute on an “organization level”. Link (in Swedish)

  • The Government is appointing a special investigator to suggest a strategy for Sweden to reach negative GHG emissions by 2045. Link (in Swedish)

  • The Government instructs the Swedish Agency for Growth to make a contribution of up to SEK 2 million in 2019 to support the establishment phase of an interaction arena for the development of the food sector: Sweden Food Arena. Link (in Swedish) 

Tell us about your latest publication? And what do you expect from CEC fellows?
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Mikael Ekvall – post-doc
Keywords: Nano safety, nanoparticles, nanoplastics, aquatic ecology

1. Acute vs. long-term exposure to tungsten carbide nanoparticles revealed considerable differences in toxicity, the study emphasize the need for including more long-term studies if we are to understand the effects of nanoparticles in natural systems. The article was published in Nanotoxicology.

2. To present a good network for spreading and receiving information about seminars, conferences etc. and interact and share knowledge in an interdisciplinary arena for meeting other researchers.

Know more? -click here
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Estelle Larsson - researcher
Keywords: Environmental medicine, exposure assessment, human biomonitoring, toxicology

1.Currently working on a manuscript regarding time trends of exposure to organic contaminants in Swedish youths. More info

2. To interact and share knowledge and information with other researchers working in related fields regarding exposure and effects of chemicals due to their presence in the environment.

Know more? – click here
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Cecilia Akselsson – senior lecturer
Keywords: Forest ecosystems, Biogeochemistry, Synergies and conflicts, Ecosystem services

1. In Critical biomass harvesting – Applying a new concept for Swedish forest soils  we introduce and test the concept "Critical biomass harvesting", which is used to estimate the maximum amount of biofuels that can be harvested from forests without negative acidification effects on soils and runoff water. The article was published in Forest Ecology and Management.

2. I want CEC to be a meeting point for researchers from different disciplines, to inspire new interdisciplinary research constellations.

Know more? –click here
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Åke Lindström- professor
Keywords: birds, monitoring, conservation, migration

1. In response to a paper in Conservation Biology by Wetzel et al. we show that the monitoring status of birds in Sweden and other European countries, is much better than what was stated.The article was published in Biological Conservation

2. Good and constructive contacts across relevant research fields

Know more? –click here
Upcoming calls
Under this heading we are collecting calls with short deadlines, larger/collaboration calls, and nominations for prizes etc. Please check Plandisc below for a collection of all calls we have found for the upcoming year.
  • New Formas call with short deadline: The Impacts of Extreme Weather Conditions on People, Society and Nature. Preliminary deadline Nov 14th.

  • KAW Foundation announces postdoc fellowships at Stanford, MIT and NTU Singapore. The calls will be announced by KAW annually for the next five years. Deadline: Nov 15th.

  • Skogssällskapet deadline Nov 16, 3 opportunities, more info
    Petersson-Grebbe for forest scienctific research: 600 000SEK
    Stina Werners grant, goes through Skogssällskapet
    Anna och Gunnar Vidfelts for biological research: 800 000SEK

  • Dan David Prize November 30th, Future theme: Combating climate change more info

  • The ERA-NETs FACCE ERA-GAS, SusAn and ICT-AGRI 2 have launched a Joint Call addressing the challenge of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation in animal production. Deadline: Dec 3rd.

  • Dec: nominate candidates for Marcus Wallenberg Prize within the fields of importance to forestry more info

  • Note – the BiodivERsA call “Biodiversity and its influence on animal, human and plant health” which has been pre-announced as a pending opportunity for Swedish researchers is NOT open for Swedish partners, Formas has withdrawn from this specific call. Formas is still a partner in BiodivERsA though.
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Calls – A common calender

Some hints:

• Just click in the wheel on a call, and there is a box coming up with more information.
• The plan is continuously updated, and you can instantly see the updates.
• If you find a good call that you would like to add, just send me the link.

Calls 2018-Sweden/Nordic:

Calls 2018 -travel and workshop:

Calls EU Horizon, incl. ERC, ERA-NET, JPI etc:

Calls post-doc and young research grants:

Calls Awards
About CEC Fellows
Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, CEC, invites all scientists, working at Lund University and active in the centre’s fields of research, to be part of the CEC Fellows. With the aim of promoting new interdisciplinary research endeavors and encouraging bottom-up influence and leadership, the network is created as a meeting place for collective expertise and as a forum for exchange of ideas amongst researchers. If you are not already a member and would like to join, if you have suggestions for the development of the fellowship, or any news to add to the Newsletter, please contact Marianne Hall.