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Oden crushing the sea ice. Photo by Tamara Handl

Announcement: Early Career Scientist program on board I/B Oden – ARTofMELT 2023 expedition

The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat invites Early Career Scientists to take part in an expedition with the Swedish Icebreaker Oden, focusing on atmospheric rivers and the onset of sea ice melt (ARTofMELT). The ARTofMELT expedition will start in Longyearbyen, Svalbard 7 May 2023 and end in Longyearbyen on 15 June 2023.

Linda Laikre på plats vid COP15

Framgång för bevarande av genetisk variation vid COP15

Under måndagen avslutades FN:s toppmöte om biologisk mångfald, COP15. Professor Linda Laikre var på plats och ser resultatet som en stor framgång för bevarandet av genetisk variation.

Photo Annika Granebeck

Application open – master student grant at Tarfala Research Station

This grant is available for master students and its purpose is to cover field work cost at Tarfala Research Station, TRS for a master thesis. At TRS you can investigate Swedish alpine and glacial environments, changes caused by the retreating glaciers, the impact these changes have on ecosystems and people, and much more.

Plants can adapt their lignin using “chemically encoding” enzymes to face climate change

Lignin is an important carbon sink for the environment as it stores about 30 percent of the total carbon on the planet. It allows plants to hydrate and reach tremendous heights up to 100 metres; without lignin, plants could not grow nor survive climate changes. At the cell level, specific lignin chemistries adjust the mechanical strength and waterproofing to support plant growth and survival.

 Foto: Tomasz Matuszewski/Mostphotos

Large parts of Europe are warming twice as fast as the planet on average

The warming during the summer months in Europe has been much faster than the global average, shows a new study by researchers at Stockholm University published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres. As a consequence of human emissions of greenhouse gases, the climate across the continent has also become drier, particularly in southern Europe, leading to worse heat waves and an increased risk of fires.

Researcher wants to reach out with research results during COP27

Gustaf Hugelius at the Bolin Centre for Climate Research is one of the researchers participating in the COP27 summit. His hope is to be able to share important research results to decision-makers, officials and organizations.