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SITES warmly welcome Lake Bolmen and the Research Station there as an associate station to SITES. Lake Bolmen is Skåne's most important water supply that supplies more than 500 000 citizens with drinking water. Knowledge of how the water revenues change due to climate, weather, ecology and land use are crucial for securing future water supply to a large number of people.
SITES AquaNets facility at Bolmen.
SITES AquaNets facility at Bolmen.
Lake Bolmen's research station gets associated in SITES with their own resources. The station can develop experimental installations they wish to be part of from inspiration after what is already available in SITES. They will also contribute to and exploit the common resources, eg SITES data portal, communication material, and attend meetings and activities within SITES.

With Lake Bolmen as an associated station in SITES mean, among other things, opportunities for research in environments that have a direct application to drinking water management. Through this step, researchers will also have access to another research station and initially the equipment available within SITES AquaNet.
Sampling and education at Bolmen.
Sampling and education at Bolmen.
During May-September, a research study will be conducted to investigate the impact of the “brownification” on the Bolmen ecosystem.

Other activities at the station includes environmental studies of Bolmen, teaching/pedagogical activities, and study visits from municipalities, county administration boards, water councils, schools, universities, general public, etc..
Bolmen research station.
Bolmen research station.
It is now possible to associate networks or research stations with SITES. For more information, please contact SITES secretariat,
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Lönnsotrp Field Research Station is searching for a station manager to e.g. coordinate the scientific part of the work at the station.

Read more about the job and apply before April 6 on this hyperlink
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SITES Spectral (Lund)
Lund University is hiring a research engineer for the SITES Spectral Thematic Centre. The person will be responsible for carrying out databases development and management for the centre. More information is given here.
Apply before 7 February 2017.
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With 2018, SITES enters its second phase and will continue to offer and develop unique terrestrial and limnological research infrastructure in Sweden.

Some important changes:
  • Anders Lindroth ends as SITES Director. We address a big thank to Anders for the productive time he has been part of SITES management team. We wish Anders luck on his new adventure!
  • Stefan Bertilsson will start as new Director for SITES in January. Stefan is a professor of Biology at Uppsala University, and has worked for the SciLifeLab infrastructure for several years.
"It will be very fun to start within SITES. I look forward to contribute develop SITES as a national infrastructure in the coming years, "says Stefan.
  • The board also completes its mission last of January. All seven members have been in the board since 2014.
We will return in the winter with presentations of our new additions within the organization.
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28 Swedish and international Ph.D. students spent an autumn week within the Krycklan catchment at Svartberget learning about Watershed Ecology and Biogeochemistry.

This hands-on course addressed many aspects from small scale soil and in stream processes to management of ecosystems at landscape scales. Addressing combined and interlinked questions regarding watershed ecology and biogeochemistry allowed the students to develop their research skills, knowledge about field measurements, scientific presentations and communication.

The coursed ended with the 14th Krycklan symposium where latest research from the catchment and were presented.
Krycklan catchmnet homepage

Photos taken by the student at the course, Meredith Blackburn and Ida Taberman
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