About the Environmental Science Colloquium Series (ECo-Series)

The ECo-Series provides a forum for discussing scientific issues of societal relevance, sharing new and innovative techniques, and for interacting with other scientists, stakeholders and policy makers. Our aim is to provide entertaining, educational, and provocative events which foster discussion and creativity both within and outside of the Department.

Aerosol-climate effects in extreme environments: Insights from measurements in Central Asia, the Southern Ocean and the high Arctic

Extreme environments such as polar and high altitude regions are more strongly affected by global change than other regions on Earth. At the same time, the change these environments undergo can strongly affect humanity, e.g. depleting water resources with retreating glaciers, or changing weather patterns in North America and Europe with a warming Arctic. Therefore, it is important to develop …

Screening workshop 2019

ACES, on behalf of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, is organizing a workshop on screening and environmental toxin monitoring. The purpose of the workshop is to present, disseminate and discuss results and questions related to ongoing activities and to submit proposals for upcoming screening studies. Please click here to know more about the workshop and to register.

Baltic breakfast: Farliga ämnen och cocktaileffekten– hur kan lagstiftningen förändras för att hantera dagens kemikalieutmaningar?

När kemiska ämnen riskbedöms eller regleras hanteras traditionellt ett ämne i taget. Hänsyn tas sällan till den samlade exponeringen av olika snarlika ämnen, den så kallade kumulativa exponeringen eller “cocktaileffekten”.   Forskning visar dock att den här kumulativa exponeringen kan ha stor påverkan i miljön – den samlade effekten av flera farliga ämnen kan ha större påverkan än effekten av …

Regional radiation management: Climate response outside the target area, an idealized study

Abstract: Radiation management (RM) has been proposed as a conceivable climate engineering (CE) intervention to mitigate global warming. In this study, we use a coupled climate model (MPI-ESM) with a very idealized setup to investigate the efficacy and risks of CE at a local scale in space and time (regional radiation management, RRE) assuming that cloud modification is technically possible. …

An insight into Visual Communication for Scientists

In this digital age, communication has become increasingly visual. Like never before, visual information is increasing exposure and widening outreach to new audiences. With growing demands from Journals (TOC arts, visual abstracts, scientific figures), conferences (posters, presentation) and competitive grants submissions, the science world is not spared. It is therefore important to get figures and images right for the intended …

Recognizing and navigating legitimate values in science for policy

How is it possible that scientists on opposite sides of a policy-relevant controversy can use the same data and be strengthened in their (opposing) positions? That scientists on opposite sides commonly perceive the other side as biased but see themselves as objective? Insights from the social sciences infer that consensus is not possible and perhaps actually not desirable. This is …

Formation of new aerosol particles in the atmosphere and its impact on climate

Aerosol particles in the atmosphere are important because of their impact on climate. One of these effects relates to the fact that cloud droplets form on aerosol particles (so-called cloud condensation nuclei, CCN), and that an enhanced number concentration of CCN results in an increased reflection of the formed clouds, exerting a cooling on our planet. About 50% of the …

Contact information

Visiting addresses:

Geovetenskapens Hus,
Svante Arrhenius väg 8, Stockholm

Arrheniuslaboratoriet, Svante Arrhenius väg 16, Stockholm (Unit for Toxicological Chemistry)

Mailing address:
Department of Environmental Science
Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm

Press enquiries should be directed to:

Stella Papadopoulou
Science Communicator
Phone +46 (0)8 674 70 11