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Report from The Science and Politics 1.5C seminar

termometer A well visited full day with engaged and broad audience and speakers were the results of the first official BECC grand seminar jointly organized with MERGE. A grand seminar is defined as a full day filled with speakers and possibilities for discussions. November 26, BECC and MERGE jointly presented The Science and Politics of 1.5C. The organizers thank all participants and presenters of the day and we learned a lot today from many different disciplines.

Environmental change in the Arctic

Abisko Scientific Research Station The region is warming faster than anywhere else on Earth and its polar bears and melting glaciers have become key symbols of climate change. But the Arctic, it seems, is not as well researched as we think it is.

BECC yearly meeting

direct effects An exciting, interesting and well-visited BECC annual meeting went off October 17-18 at Falkenberg Grand Hotel. The program was filled with lessons from the past and implications for the future regarding biodiversity conservation and policy. The meeting ended with perspectives from a climate journalist and his great tips on how to communicate climate research to the public (and journalists!).

ClimBEco Summer meeting

present This year’s summer meeting in Höllviken used the theme ‘Land use and ecosystem-based climate adaptation’ as starting point for presentations and discussions.

BECC researchers secured funding for a Life-project

life project The project Coastal adaptation to climate change by multiple ecosystem-based measures is multidisciplinary and involves partnership between natural science, social science, geotechnology, engineers, the citizens and public administration on all levels.

AG:Patchy field sampling biases understanding of climate change impacts across the Arctic

Arctic Arctic climate change research relies on field measurements and samples that are too scarce, and patchy at best. The researchers in the BECC action group looked at thousands of scientific studies, and found that around 30% of cited studies were clustered around only two research stations in the vast Arctic region. A paper in Nature Ecology & Evoloution was one of the result from the action group "Identifying gaps and priorities in Arctic environmental research".

BECC announces two PhD positions in Gothenburg

phd position The first position is within how biogeochemical cycles are influenced by climate and their potential feedback mechanisms, while the second position is connected to the project MYR, climate smart management practices

Communicating climate science on a global scale to a young and interactive audience

vattenhallen Where did all the carbon on earth really come from? How do you discuss climate change and mass extinctions without scaring children? and What positive examples do we have of mitigating human impact on the climate?

BECC is hiring a Associate Senior Lecturer, focus on environmental politics

environmental politics We are looking for an ambitious political scientist in the beginning of her/his career who aims for a future career as university lecturer and researcher. The successful candidate will conduct independent research and enjoys the freedom to choose his or her own research questions, develop his or her own theoretical ideas, and choose the most appropriate methods, but will be expected to dedicate most of this research towards questions that fall into the thematic scope of BECC

Farm2Forest – on sustainable agriculture in a biobased future

Yann Clough Research and society in close cooperation: that is the basis for Farm2Forest, a project aiming to produce evidence guiding Swedish and European agricultural and forestry policymaking. The idea is to combine economic and ecological data and models to evaluate different future scenarios for marginal agriculture in forest-dominated landscapes which, in terms of surface area, accounts for a significant proportion of Swedish agriculture.