Research projects links
We are active in many interesting and important research environments, programmes and projects:
The aim of DEFROST (Impact of a changing cryosphere - Depicting ecosystem-climate feedbacks from permafrost, snow and ice) is to understand how climate change induced changes in the cryosphere influence the ecosystem/geosphere processes which directly affect climate. We will focus on key terrestrial, lacustrine and marine cryospheric components that have the potential for giving rise to substantial changes in climate feedback mechanisms both in terms of surface-atmosphere energy exchange and exchanges of greenhouse gases. DEFROST seeks to bridge existing gaps between climate modeling, cryospheric science, and Arctic ecosystem science.
GIS is technology used for making maps and keeping track of locations. But there is more to it. e-GIS is an excellent starting point to discover the magic and power of GIS.
ICOS - Integrated Carbon Observation System - is a European research infrastructure to quantify and understand the greenhouse gas balance of the European continent and of adjacent regions. ICOS Sweden is the Swedish contribution to this European effort and is a cooperation of several research institutes. Icos Sweden has their head office at the department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Sciences in Lund.
ICOS Carbon Portal offers access to research data from ICOS scientists all over Europe, as well as easily accessible and understandable science and education products. All measurement data available in the portal is quality controlled through the three thematic centers, divided into Ecosystem, Atmospheric and Ocean Thematic Centers and a Central Analytical laboratory.
LPJ-GUESS is a process-based dynamic vegetation-terrestrial ecosystem model designed for regional or global studies. Models of this kind are commonly known as dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs). Given data on regional climate conditions and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, it can predict structural, compositional and functional properties of the native ecosystems of major climate zones of the Earth.
LUCCI is a research centre at Lund University devoted to studies of the carbon cycle and how it interacts with the climate system. The centre involves about 120 researchers from four Lund university departments: Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Geology,Biology and Physics.
Mistra SWECIA is an interdisciplinary program that creates new knowledge and develops research-based foundation for decisions on climate adaptation. The researchers involved in the program are studying how climate change, climate change impacts and possible strategies for climate change adaptation. The program has a particular focus on forest and how Swedish forestry is affected by a changing climate.
The Lund Earth Observation (LEO) research group uses Earth observation data in a wide variety of environmental research projects, particularly focusing on the distribution and functioning of land vegetation.Read more in the section "Remote sensing and Earth observation".