Linnaeus research environments 2008

Bagadilico – new therapies for basal ganglia disorders

This group works to develop new treatments for diseases that originate from disorders in the brain, such as Parkinson’s and Huntingdon’s disease. The Linnaeus support is used to develop a strong, creative and interdisciplinary research environment, through new appointments for researchers who are recent PhD graduates, among other things.

Lund Centre for Control of Complex Engineering Systems (LCCC)

This group works to develop competences aimed at understanding and coordinating complex subsystems so that they function even better together in large systems. The research can involve systems in the field of technology (e.g. a car) or within medicine, biology and economics.

Centre for Animal Movement Research at Lund University (CAnMove)

This group studies the migratory movements of animals – from the very tiniest animals to large birds and turtles. The knowledge is important for both health and environment since changes in nature and in the landscape affect the migratory patterns of animals, which in turn can have repercussions on various ecosystems.

Thinking in Time: Cognition, Communication and Learning (CCL)

Researchers here study the interplay between thinking, communication and learning. Researchers in the field of cognition, linguistics, speech therapy, psychology and neurophysiology work together, with the new Humanities Laboratory as a central resource in their research. The aim is to investigate how people, especially children, acquire concepts and learn to understand the words in a language. The rapid processes at work when people comprehend spoken language in a dialogue are also to be investigated.

Lund University Centre of Excellence for integration of social and natural dimensions of sustainability (Lucid)

Lucid is to research sustainable development on the basis of knowledge and action. Instead of just producing knowledge about our planet and the problems it is facing with regard to climate change, water shortages and depletion of biodiversity for example, Lucid also wants to get this knowledge to lead to action. This will be done by setting goals and creating political strategies and action plans, for example. The project includes the subjects of human ecology, philosophy, political science, sociology of law, social geography, economic history, physical geography and ecosystems analysis.

Lund Centre for studies of Carbon Cycle and Climate Interaction (LUCCI)

Researchers here are working to better understand how the ecosystem affects the climate and vice versa. Today’s climate is exposed to strong influences from constantly increasing percentages of greenhouse gases. The imbalance in the climate system manifests itself in floods, droughts, effects on flora and fauna, storms and melting icecaps, as a consequence. Researchers from many different subject areas – from microbiology to atmospheric physics – are gathered in LUCCI to cooperate on these issues.