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Mini documentaries about our research

On this page, we gather short mini documentaries about our research - explained by some of our scientists.

The videos are divided into chapters. Click on the headline of each chapter to get to the videos:

How do we know...

How can we manage ecosystems to mitigate climate change?

BECC research to tackle the grand challenges of our time

This is BECC

How do we know...

...that the climate is changing?

Mats Björkman, Senior Lecturer in Ecosystem Science, brings us with him to the Arctic where climate change is truly visible in vegetation, glacier melt and permafrost thaw. Hans Linderholm, Professor in Earth Sciences, shows us how climate research in the lab might look like. Finally Jalisha Theanutti, PhD student in Physical Geography, gives us a look into the world of data simulations and climate modeling.

BECC mini documentary: How do we know that the climate is changing?

...that the carbon cycle is changing?

The carbon cycle is nature's way of recycling carbon atoms, and the balance in this cycle is now being altered by human activity. But how do we know this? Accurately quantifying and projecting changes in carbon balance, and accounting for links to other biogeochemical cycles (e.g. N and P), is central to understanding and projecting climate change and its impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity.

BECC mini documentary: How do we know that the carbon cycle is changing?

How can we manage ecosystems to mitigate climate change?

Wetlands

Wetlands, or rather peatlands, have accumulated vast amounts of carbon since the last ice age and are important and effective carbon sinks. Unfortunately, peatlands are one of the most degraded environments we have. How can we better manage them to help us mitigate climate change? Amelie Lindgren, researcher in Earth systems at University of Gothenburg, can provide us with some answers. 

BECC mini documentary: How wetlands can be managed to help mitigate climate change

Forest Policy

Nils Droste, Associate professor at the Department of Political Science works on forest policies and land use policies. In this video, he gives us an overview on what needs to change in production in forests to maximize climate benefits and to mitigate climate change.

BECC mini documentary: Forest policy to mitigate climate change?

Agriculture

How can we manage ecosystems to mitigate climate change with a focus on agriculture? Explained by Katarina Hedlund, Professor in Biology and Soil Ecology and Albert Brangarí, Researcher Microbial Ecology. 

BECC mini documentary: How we can manage agricultural ecosystems to mitigate climate change

BECC research to tackle the grand challenges of our time

BECC revolves around three Grand Challenges that must be tackled to find solutions to the combined consequences of anthropogenic emissions, land-use and climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Biodiversity under Global Change

Climate change threatens biodiversity directly, but also indirectly through changes in land-use caused by attempts to mitigate or adapt to climate change. This calls for effective biodiversity conservation strategies on different scales. In this video, Maj Rundlöf, researcher in Biodiversity and Conservation Science as she gives examples of how she and her fellow researchers work in their daily life with Biodiversity under Global Change.

BECC mini documentary: a scientific basis for effective biodiversity conservation strategies under Global Change

Carbon Cycle & Climate Change

A major challenge is to reduce the currently high uncertainty about how the carbon cycle responds to anthropogenic and biophysical drivers, including long-term effects of slow-responding processes of vegetation and soils. This in turn provides a necessary basis for the design of mitigation strategies to sequester greenhouse gases from the atmosphere through land use and management interventions. In this video, Edith Hammer, Senior lecturer i Microbial Ecology, gives us an insight in how the research to close knowledge gaps about the carbon cycle go about.

BECC mini documentary: reducing the uncertainty of the carbon cycle

Ecosystem Services under Global Change

A Grand Challenge is to integrate private and public values of ecosystem services into environmental policies and management, while accounting for the projected impacts of climate, land-use and other drivers of change. Tools are needed that can describe key aspects of change, and consequences of proposed adaptation measures, in terms of metrics of interest to decision-makers. In the video below, Professor Cecilia Akselsson and Professor Yann Clough gives you some concrete examples on how BECC can help develop governance strategies to integrate different values of ecosystems in the landscapes.

BECC mini documentary: Integration of values of Ecosystem Services under Global Change

This is BECC

Engaging about 300 researchers at Lund University and the University of Gothenburg, BECC brings together scientists from the natural and social sciences. Together we provide a scientific basis for the sustainable management of ecosystems and biodiversity.

An introduction to the strategic research area BECC (Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate)