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LUCSUS launches new mentorship programme for researchers

mentorship On May 15, LUCSUS successfully kicked off our new mentorship programme for researchers. The purpose of the program is to offer leadership development to selected researchers of the strategic research area Sustainable Development, and to boost career development within academia.

The project DICE: linking climate change and extreme events with inequality

Fire in forest "We are seeing an increase in the intensity of extreme climate events, as well as growing inequality.  There is an urgency to look at the intersections between climate change and parameters such as class, gender, ethnicity and soco-economic background", says Director Emily Boyd.

Hunting jeopardizes forest carbon storage, yet is overlooked in climate mitigation efforts

forest The loss of animals, often due to unregulated or illegal hunting, has consequences for the carbon storage capacity of forests, yet this link is rarely mentioned in high-level climate policy discussions, according to a new study from Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies and the University of Copenhagen.

Mine Islar comments on IPBES global assessment: loss of biodiversity is as crucial as climate change

Butterfly The UN Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) global assessment on nature highlights that 1 million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction. Dr. Mine Islar, one of the lead athors of the report, and senior lecturer and researcher at LUCSUS, explains the significance of the report’s findings, which was released today, 6th May 2019.

Is the Future of Agriculture Perennial?

kernza There is an urgent need for agriculture to drastically reduce its negative environmental impacts, while at the same time responding to increasing demand and adapting to a changing climate. For this to be possible, radical change in how we grow our major staple crops is essential. From the 6th through the 10th of May, about 90 specially invited researchers from around the world will meet in Lund to present and discuss progress, challenges and future avenues regarding the development and upscaling of perennial agriculture.

LUCSUS releases first annual report

Annual report front page 2018 was a time of change, for sustainability sciences, wider society, as well as within LUCSUS itself. In our first annual report, we share insights into our developments and contributions to sustainability science.

Blog post: Reflections on this year’s Association of American Geographers’ conference by Maja Essebo.

Washington AAG This year’s Association of American Geographers’ conference got me thinking about maps. I’ve been to a fair few geography conferences but, funny enough, have never really come across very many maps. Or, rather, have given them very little thought. This year, wherever I turned there they were. And they were truly, deeply, mind-bogglingly fascinating. I’d like to share with you some of the maps and people I came across. 

LUCSUS supports ongoing climate strikes

FFF School students are right to demand more ambitious climate policies on 15 March. The scientific facts are entirely on their side. As researchers working on climate change we support the student movement and share our insights and research-based advice for local and global policymakers.

Vacant PhD positions in Sustainability Science

job LUCSUS are recruiting three PhD candidates in Sustainability Science linked to three new research projects.

What future for primates? Conservation struggles in the forests of Cross River State, Nigeria

primates While deforestation and forest degradation have gained attention in recent years not least at the UN climate negotiations, defaunation, has to a great extent been overlooked. Human-induced faunal loss does not only reduce tree species diversity, but also significantly erodes key ecosystem services and functions and further disadvantages local communities. In a new article in Sustianability science, LUCSUS researcher Torsten Krause analyze these impacts, through a case study of Nigeria’s Cross River State and make suggestions for more encompassing conservation approaches that take defaunation into account.

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