Department of Geology, Lund University, Sweden (LU)


The Faculty of Science is one of eight faculties at Lund University, with an yearly budget of around 100 Mio Euro and almost one thousand empoyees. The faculty has a clear mission to primarily carry out research that increases our fundamental understanding of the world, because this understanding is absolutely essential to lay the scientific foundation required for more applied research. The Faculty of Science is very research-intensive – around 80 percent of its resources go to research and research studies. This means that undergraduate and Master’s education has very close links to research at the forefront, and the education we offer provides a large amount of flexibility for those who want to take courses in other fields or undertake work placements outside the University. Marine science at the faculty is mainly focussing on the Baltic Sea with research within the disciplicines of marine geology, biogeochemistry and ecology.


The faculty has an equal oppportunities committee whose members are elected on a yearly basis and a permanent employee that has equal opportunity issues as one of the main tasks. The faculty has an equality plan, that is evaluated and updated yearly and the ten departments within the faculty have their local plans too, agreed on and updated yearly as well. Lund University has an overall plan for the entire university and also a person with this task assigned.  Hence there are three levels of equal opportunities committees within Lund University.


Lund University is the leader of the work package on career advancement (WP1). 



Core Team   
Dr. Johanna Stadmark is mainly working in projects related to eutrophication in the Baltic Sea. Johanna Stadmark is in the steering group of WINGS (Women in Great Sciences) since 2009 and an active member of the equaliy boards at the Faculty of Science and the Department of Geology at Lund University. Together with Prof. Daniel Conley she investigated the number of women and men invited to write in the News & Views and Perspective sections in Nature and Science in 2010-2011 (Nature 488:590, 2012) and 2013-2014.
Prof. Daniel Conley’s research is focused on the biogeochemical cycles of nutrients, especially Si, and the linkages between land and aquatic ecosystems. Daniel Conley was previously in the steering committee of WINGS and he is actively working on gender equality issues for instance in collaboration with ERC.