Deadline to register for the Bolin Days: 4 November at 23h59

The Bolin Days is our annual internal conference for and by our Bolin Centre members. During these days, new climate science results are presented and we meet each other to exchange ideas, share our experiences and find new inspiration. We welcome you to take part in a set of cross-disciplinary sessions organized by our Research Area leaders. You have the opportunity to meet our External Science Advisory Group, there will be a poster exhibition and as usual, a poster competition for PhD students. We start both days with a lunch at 11h00. The Bolin Days ends with a dinner in Aula Magna’s Gallery on day two, followed by a pub and a Ceilidh in Geovetenskapens hus.

Hybrid event

The Bolin Days this year will take place in Aula Magna and Geovetenskapens hus, Stockholm University, and via Zoom.

Call for posters and PICO presentations

The Bolin Days 2021 will have its traditional poster exhibition, this year in Geovetenskapens hus. The deadline for submission of poster and PICO presentations is 15 November. Instructions are found here.


Programme for the 13th Bolin Days!

November 18
Aula Magna and Zoom

11.00–12.00 | Lunch    
12.00–12.15 | Opening of the 13th Bolin Days, Chairs: Nina Kirchner & Alasdair Skelton
12.15–14.00 | Water, biogeochemistry and climate, Chairs: Fernando Jaramillo & Volker Brüchert

  • DriftBloomClim: The Surface Drift and Algae Blooms in a Changing Climate, Inga Koszalka
  • Carbon fluxes through the central metabolic network in environmental microorganisms, Weichao Wu
  • Intercomparison of chlorophyll-a measurements for data quality assurance of the Swedish monitoring program, Susanne Kratzer
  • Discharge of deeply rooted fluids from submarine mud volcanism in the Taiwan accretionary prism, Nai-Chen Chen
  • Towards a green water planetary boundary, Lan Wang-Erlandsson
  • A data-driven investigation of blue and green water fluxes partitioning across the world, Daniel Althoff
  • The hidden hydrological changes occurring in wetlands, Fernando Jaramillo     

14.00–14.30 | Fika
14.30–16.15| Climate, ecosystems and biodiversity, Chair: Sara Cousins

  • Patterns in soil microbial communities in grasslands and implications for the C cycle, Daniela Guasconi
  • Warm-edge limitations and climate refugia, Caroline Greiser
  • Are diverse plant communities using water and nutrients more efficiently than monocultures? Stefano Monzani
  • Reindeers under pressure – Impacts from changing climate and land use in northern Sweden, Carl Österlin
  • Investigating the effects of landscape and climate on roosting bats using a citizen science approach, Heather Wood
  • Replicating historic experiments to detect climate-change associated evolution in a butterfly, Matthew Nielsen
  • Long-term effects of climate change on Swedish bird populations, Cecilia Kullberg

16.30–19.00 | Pico presentations in Aula Magna followed by a Poster session in Geovetenskapens hus. Chairs: Nina Kirchner & Alasdair Skelton

November 19
Aula Magna and Zoom

11.00–12.00 | Lunch    
12.15–14.00 | Past climates, Chairs: Frederik Schenk & Margret Steinthorsdottir

  • Before the freeze – An Eocene Antarctic frog and its implications for paleoclimate, Thomas Mörs
  • Stratigraphy and palaeoevironmental changes across the Eocene-Oligocene climate transition in the Labrador Sea, Tirza Weitkamp
  • Ice conditions in the Arctic Ocean during the Last Interglacial – a view from planktonic foraminifera, Flor Vermassen
  • Drivers of seasonal aridity in South East Asia under late glacial conditions – a climate modelling study, Petter Hällberg
  • Interannual to centennial variability in oxygen isotopes as recorded by speleothems and simulated by multiple climate models, Josefine Axelsson
  • Climate variability and grain prices in Early Modern Europe, Fredrik C. Ljungqvist

14.00–14.30 | Fika
14.30–16.15 | The physical-chemical climate system, Chairs: Frida Bender & Thorsten Mauritsen

  • The atmospheric transport of mineral dust into the Arctic in two reanalysis datasets of atmospheric compositions, Sebastian Böö
  • Recent changes in the agrometeorological climate variables over Scandinavia, Abhay Devasthale
  • Exploring the influence of the North Pacific Rossby wave sources on the variability of summer precipitation over the Northern Hemisphere, Ramon Fuentes-Franco
  • Unmasking the effects of aerosols on warming over Europe, Paul Glantz
  • Large-eddy simulation of atmospheric turbulence - towards resolving the diurnal cycle, Philipp Schlatter
  • Understanding the formation of clouds in the summertime central Arctic, Karolina Siegel

16.30–18.00 | Closing remarks, Chair: Magnus Atterfors

  • Guest presentation – Gustaf Landahl, Stockholm Town
  • Presentations by new and old Directors
  • Presentation of poster competition winners & closing remarks

18.00–late | Mingle and dinner in Aula Magna followed by a Ceilidh in Geovetenskapens hus