20 May: Theme day Climate Change

The ongoing climate change is a complex societal challenge that requires interdisciplinary research. Here, both basic- and applied research in natural- and social sciences are needed to be able to understand ongoing processes, describe probable future scenarios and lay the foundation for measures required to deal with the effects of climate change.

During this day, you will learn about the research conducted at the faculty that highlights why basic scientific research is so important for understanding the physical conditions of climate change and its consequences for biodiversity. What are the scientific preconditions for making reliable forecasts for future climates, and what are the effects of climate change on different ecosystems? Strategies for sustainable development in society, and what climate leadership can look like, will also be discussed.

Lectures and presentations will be given in English.

Registration is now closed.

For more information about the programme contact Anna Rosling and Ian Snowball

Program

Location: Ångström Laboratory, house 10, Lägerhyddsvägen 1.
Registration opens at 08.30 outside Eva von Bahr, floor 0.


Lectures and panel discussions takes place in Eva von Bahr, floor 0.

09:00-09:10 Opening words
Dr Anna Rosling, Professor Ian Snowball and the morning chairperson, Professor Veijo Pohjola

09:10-09:30 Introduction
Johan Kuylenstierna, chair of the Swedish Climate Policy Council, begins the day by placing climate change and the IPCC reports into the context of international climate policy processes, focusing on both challenges and opportunities.

9:30-10:00 Lecture  (20 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions)
Gabriele Messori, The physical basis of Climate Change and Climate Extremes. Gabrielle is a Senior university lecturer and Docent in meteorology and leads research on on climate and extreme weather events.                  

10:00-10:30 Coffee/tea break
Outside Eva von Bahr, floor 0.

10:30-12:00 Lectures (each 20 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions).
Gesa WeyhenmeyerGlobal lake ecosystem responses to climate change. Gesa is Professor of limnology and leads research on how the Earth's aquatic ecosystems are affected by ongoing global changes.

Anna Rutgersson, Ocean-Atmosphere exchanges. Anna is Professor of meteorology and leads research about the interaction between sea and atmosphere and the exchange between water and air of heat, water vapor and greenhouse gases.

Robert Muscarella, The responses of biological communities to climate change. Robert is a Senior university lecturer and Docent in plant ecology and evolution and leads research in climate change and tropical ecology.


12:00 – 14.30 Lunch & mingle with interactive research presentations and visualisations
A vegetarian lunch salad can be picked up outside Eva von Bahr, floor 0 and at 14.00 there will be coffee outside Eva von Bahr.

Learn about the latest research from the Department of Earth Sciences and the Center for Evolutionary Biology and take the opportunity to ask questions. We have divided the presentations into three thematic areas; background, effects and actions.

1. The Physical Science Basis
Research presentations, 12.00 - 14.30 at room 101142, floor 1.

  • Large-scale volcanism: a versatile driver of global change - Frances Deegan, Earth Sciences.
  • Temperature and carbon dynamics in lakes under a changing climate - Simone Moras, EBC.
  • Power of plankton: climate change and marine primary production - Jorijntje Henderiks, Earth Sciences.
  • The carbon footprint of hydropower - Sebastian Sobek, EBC
  • Atmospheric extreme events - Vera Melinda Galfi, Earth Sciences

2. Impacts, Adaption and Vulnerability
Short talk sessions, 13.00 - 14.00 at Eva von Bahr, floor 0.

  • Arctic Climate Change Update: Key Trends and Impacts  - Johanna Mård, Earth Sciences
  • Impacts of Arctic warming on mercury in the environment - Christian Zdanowicz, Earth Sciences
  • Ecological niche modelling predicts insect range shifts in northern Europe - Frank Johansson, EBC
  • Climate change effects on fish communities - Peter Eklöv, EBC
  • Slimy algal blooms in Swedish brown water lakes - Karla Munzner, EBC
  • Genomic vulnerability- also known as offset - Jacob Höglund, EBC

Researchs Presentations, 12.00 - 14.30, room 101130 and 101132, floor 1.

  • The effect of changing snow properties on reindeer grazing - Veijo Pohjola, Earth Sciences
  • Process-based models to understand global change effects on biodiversity - André Silva, EBC
  • How plants meet the effects of climate change by adjusting their development - Frauke Augstein, EBC
  • Microparasitic impact on Freshwater mussel - Anders Alfjorden, EBC
  • Spruce associated Porodaedalea species distribution in Sweden - Monica Guilera, EBC
  • Bias adjustment of climate models for impact assessment - Faranak Tootoonchi, Earth Sciences
  • Trends in the fatality potentials of natural disasters over the past century - Niranjan Joshi, Earth Sciences
  • 40 years of flycatcher monitoring in the Baltic - Murielle Ålund, EBC
  • Climate resilient microalgae could help restore coral reefs - Lars Behrendt, EBC

Outdoor Research Walk, 12.00 - 12.30.
Kronparken, the pine trees near Ångström as a climate archive. A short walk to look at 300-year old pine trees and to hear about their history and growth. Walk starts outside main entrance (west side towards the forest).

3. Mitigation of Climate Change
Workshop, 12.30 - 13.30, room 101127, floor 1.

Combatting climate change denial: a workshop. Laila Mendy, Earth Sciences
Note! Limited seats! Sign up here: https://doit.medfarm.uu.se/bin/kurt3/kurt/55856

Research presentations, 12.00 - 14.30, room 101125, floor 1.

  • Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science's work on climate change adaptation - Andra Covaciu, Earth Sciences
  • Bio-mediated silica weathering and coupled CO2 sequestration - Anna Neubeck, Earth Sciences
  • Quantifying methane emissions from contaminated sediments for a better remediation - Alizée Lehoux, Earth Sciences
  • Climate change impacts on drinking water supply - Ekaterina Sokolova, Earth Sciences
  • Rewetting peatlands for climate change mitigation - Gustaf Granath, EBC


The afternoon program takes place at Eva von Bahr, floor 0.

14:30 Introduction of the afternoon, by moderator Rebecca Oliver.

14:35 Lecture (20 minutes, with 5 minutes for questions).
Mikael Karlsson, A better world is possible: what science says about climate policy.  Mikael is a Senior university lecturer and Docent and leads research in climate change leadership and climate mitigation.

15:00 Panel discussion: Uppsala University´s role in climate change research & education
Moderator is Rebecca Oliver, a facilitator and sustainability strategist.

  • Veijo Pohjola, Professor in physical geography and leads research in glaciology and climate change.
  • Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Professor of surface water hydrology and environmental analysis. His work focuses on risks, crises and disasters resulting from the interplay between water, environment and society.
  • Mikael Karlsson, Senior lecturer and Docent and leads research in climate change leadership and climate mitigation.
  • Jorijntje Henderiks, Professor in Marine Micropaleontology, leads research aimed at understanding the dynamic interactions between climate and the biosphere, on both short and longer timescales.
  • Jacob Höglund, Professor of Animal Conservation Biology. Jacob and his research group are interested in the importance of genetic variation for the persistance of small and fragmented populations.

16:00 Closing words by Dr Anna Rosling, Professor Ian Snowball and Professor Veijo Pohjola

16:15 THE END


Rebecka Oliver
Rebecca Oliver is a facilitator and sustainability strategist who started out studying biology and the communication of scientific ideas. Her non-traditional career has taken her from risk management at a global fast moving consumer goods company to the Royal Academy of Sciences in Sweden starting up a global sustainability science platform. The common threads have been putting scientific knowledge into practical application and motivating and inspiring to innovation. Following 8 years designing and facilitating meetings and large events with the Tällberg Foundation, Rebecca is now working where the change needs to happen fastest, helping companies transition to a sustainable future through “green" finance.)

Last modified: 2022-05-20