30 Mar 2023
Henrik Smith reflections at the release of the Swedish Climate Council's report
For the past year, Henrik Smith has been a member of the Climate Policy Council, which recently launched its report for. Henrik is a professor in Animal Ecology at CEC and the Depa...
16 Mar 2023
Sustainability week in Lund: Events with BECC researchers
Sustainability Week is an annual event organised in collaboration between Lund University and Lund Municipality. This year, over 60 lectures, guided tours, exhibitions, and more ar...
1 Mar 2023
Climate change means early flight start - risk of fewer bumblebees and reduced pollination
With the arrival of spring, bumblebee queens take their first wing beat of the season and set out to find new nesting sites. But they are flying earlier in the year as a result of ...
27 Feb 2023
Opportunities to scale up nature-based solutions in the Nordics
Nature-based solutions offer excellent opportunities to address environmental and social challenges. They can help mitigate climate change and protect biodiversity. However, better...
16 Feb 2023
Temporal and spatial scale effects on carbon stocks and financial value
Congratulations to Tristan Bakx, BECC-doctoral student, who has published his first paper from his PhD. The researchers studied temporal and spatial scale effects on carbon stocks...
14 Feb 2023
Urban birds prefer native trees
Small passerine birds, such as blue and great tits, avoid breeding in urban areas where there are many non-native trees. Chicks also weigh less the more non-native trees there are ...
10 Feb 2023
Young scientists eager to influence policy makers on biodiversity
We need to prioritise nature even if there are other conflicting interests – biodiversity is essential to all of us on the planet and ultimately to our health and wellbeing. The st...
8 Feb 2023
ClimBEco winter meeting 2023 – summary
6 Feb 2023
Opportunities: Post-doctoral fellowships
BECC are opening four, 2-year postdoctoral positions.
31 Jan 2023
Risk of eutrophication and acidification if forest fertilization is introduced in southern Sweden
Forests are important for climate change mitigation, both as raw material for biofuels and for carbon storage. At the same time, forests are under pressure from a changing climate ...
30 Jan 2023
What you do in your garden to help pollinators works
Have you made adjustments to your garden to make it more welcoming for pollinators? If so, you have probably made a valuable contribution, according to a new study from Lund Univer...
11 Jan 2023
Pollinators' exposure to pesticides in the Swedish agricultural landscape
Plant protection products are used in agriculture for more predictable and better harvests. Honeybees and other flower-visiting insects are exposed to residues of these substances ...
20 Dec 2022
Maria Blasi after attending COP15: Key outcomes for biological diversity
The COP15 summit is over, and the world has received a sister deal to the "Paris Agreement", a global framework to protect biodiversity on the planet. - It is a great moment for ...
13 Dec 2022
Nestling birds in the city clearly affected by air pollution and which trees surround them
Life in the city is tough – if you are a baby bird you are markedly affected by a certain type of air pollution and by which trees are close to the nest, new research shows. Underl...
7 Dec 2022
Voices from BECC regarding COP15
BECC researchers are active in media during COP15. Join us in the conversation!
30 Nov 2022
It is time to put biodiversity on the agenda – five Lund researchers on the challenges for COP15
Just over two weeks after the climate summit in Egypt, the leaders of the world’s countries are meeting again, this time to address another acute crisis facing humanity – the loss ...
15 Nov 2022
Old, unprotected forests might disappear by the 2070s in Sweden
Swedish, previously uncut forests have been converted to plantations at a steady rate since 2003. In a new study, BECC-researcher Anders Ahlström and his research team find that ol...
8 Nov 2022
IPCC: Summary for All
Just before the start of COP27, IPCC released a popular science version of its latest report on climate change. Deliang Chen, professor at MERGE and BECC, is one of the authors and...
28 Oct 2022
Reflections from ClimBEco summer meeting 2022
After this summer meeting, one cannot understate the importance of and unmistakeable delight in meeting in-person after a long, pandemic-sized hiatus.
20 Oct 2022
Two BECC PI:s receive funding from Formas for research on climate and agriculture
Jonas Ardö and Johannes Rousk are Principal Investigators at BECC. They have both received funding from the recent Formas call that focus on climate and agriculture.