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.

Why Does It Always Rain On Me – Properties of Alternative Durable Water Repellent Chemicals for Textiles

  Steffen Schellenberger will defend his licentiate thesis entitled “Why Does It Always Rain On Me – Properties of Alternative Durable Water Repellent Chemicals for Textiles.” Environmental pollution caused by long-chain perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) – organic chemicals with confirmed levels of toxicity, a propensity for bioaccumulation and extreme environmental persistence – has given rise to global environmental concerns. Functional textiles …

Dependence of the Ice Water Content and Snowfall Rate on Temperature, Globally: Comparison of in-Sity Observations, Satellite Active Remote Sensing Retrievals and Glocal Climate Model Simulations

Cloud ice microphysical properties measured or estimated from in-situ aircraft observations are compared to global climate models and satellite active remote sensor retrievals. Two large data sets, with direct measurements of the ice water content (IWC) and encompassing data from polar to tropical regions, are combined to yield a large database of in-situ measurements. In his talk, Andrew will identify …

Genotoxicity of nanomaterials

Nano sized materials have unique characteristics that facilitate new technical applications but may also render them more toxic than similar materials of larger particle size. The small size of nano materials can be expected to result in increased surface reactivity, improved uptake to cells and cell nuclei, interference with macromolecules in nano size, enhanced production of reactive oxygen species, and …

Marine biogenic sea spray aerosol as seeds of ice in clouds

The formation of ice in clouds is fundamentally important to life on our planet since clouds play a key role in climate and hydrological cycle. Despite the significance of ice formation, our quantitative understanding of sources, properties, mode of action and transport of Ince-Nucleating Particles (INP) is poor. In order to improve our representation of clouds in models we need …

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