Time: 11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Humanisthuset, Hörsal F
The event is for: students - anyone - employees
When an ecosystem collapses the damage is difficult, or even impossible, to repair. Such a breakdown can have serious consequences for human well-being, for example through desertification, poisonous algal blooms and fish stocks that disappear. Through theoretical work and large-scale experiments, David Seekell has developed new knowledge of early indicators of potential ecosystem collapses, especially in forest lakes. He has also shown that the world's lakes on average are shallower than we previously believed, meaning that the earth’s freshwater supply is considerably smaller - a fact that affects how we understand climate change and the carbon cycle.
David Seekell will receive the Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundets award at the Annual Celebration Ceremony on 21 October at 17:00 in Aula Nordica.