Press releases


Wide analysis of the Swedish forestry sector’s carbon balance will be a support towards the Climate Roadmap 2050

6 December, 2016 - Linnéuniversitetet

What is the role of the Swedish forestry to achieve the objectives of Sweden’s Climate Roadmap towards 2050? An extensive analysis based on the actions and policies described in the roadmap will answer this. The Formas research council supports Linnaeus University’s new project with SEK 3 million. The Swedish government has set a goal of […]

Watching how plants make oxygen

21 November, 2016 - Uppsala universitet

In a new study, an international team of researchers made significant progress in visualizing the process how plants split water to produce oxygen. The results are published in Nature.

Difficult to foresee how global warming will influence life in oceans and lakes based on existing research

16 November, 2016 - Linnéuniversitetet

There is no doubt that global warming is occurring and that air, surface, and water temperatures will continue to increase in the 21st century. But how reliable are current projections regarding consequences of future climate change for biodiversity? Climate change will impact on biodiversity, ecosystems, and the human societies that depend on them. This has […]

Being different makes all the difference in an ever changing world!

8 November, 2016 - Linnéuniversitetet

Biodiversity is challenged by environmental modifications brought about by altered land use and climate change. Species that fail to adapt or adjust their geographic distribution can be driven to extinction. Individual variation makes all the difference here. A new study published in Scientific Reports demonstrates that poleward range shifts have been faster in moths with […]

The psychology behind climate change denial

4 October, 2016 - Uppsala universitet

In a new thesis in psychology, Kirsti Jylhä at Uppsala University has studied the psychology behind climate change denial. The results show that individuals who accept hierarchical power structures tend to a larger extent deny the problem. The papers in the thesis are published in the scientific journal Personality and Individual Differences.

AQUACOSM – evolving European mesocosm research

1 September, 2016 - Umeå universitet

In the new EU project AQUACOSM, twelve European countries will be synchronising their studies on the effects of climate change. Research using large experiment facilities – mesocosms – will be the common denominator in the project. Umeå Marine Sciences Centre at Umeå University will play an important role in the project.

New discovery increases understanding of how plants and bacteria see light

15 August, 2016 - Göteborgs universitet

Plants, bacteria and fungi react to light with light-sensitive proteins. Scientists from the University of Gothenburg and their Finnish colleagues from University of Jyväskylä have now determined the inner workings of one of these proteins. The results have been published in the most recent issue of Science Advances. The investigated proteins are called “phytochromes”. They […]

Magma-limestone interaction can trigger explosive volcanic eruptions and affect the global carbon cycle

8 August, 2016 - Uppsala universitet

In a new study researchers from Sweden and Italy show what happens when magma meets limestone on its way up to the surface. Magma-limestone interaction might help explain why volcanoes like Vesuvius in Italy and Merapi in Indonesia are particularly explosive and, moreover, it helps us to understand another source of natural carbon released to the atmosphere by volcanoes.

Microorganisms – Extreme survivors

16 June, 2016 - Linnéuniversitetet

Microorganisms play an important role in all ecosystems and they can survive under the most extreme conditions. Researchers at Linnaeus University have investigated microbial communities in two extreme environments – acid sulfate soils and the terrestrial deep biosphere. The studies are made by Xiaofen Wu and the results are presented in the new doctoral thesis […]