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John Birks is Principal Investigator in the project HOPE, which aims to discover the impact prehistoric people had on the biosphere. The project is made possible by the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant.
The new study published in Conservation Physiology shows that maturation in guppies is highly plastic with respect to ambient oxygen levels.
The Meltzer Award was given to Alistair in recognition of his outstanding academic record in terms of degrees, prizes, research grant, innovative research projects, broad research experience, and international publications.
Dr Perpetra Akite was awarded her doctoral degree at a ceremony in Kampala, Uganda on 21 February 2017.
Despite being Professor Emeritus, John Birks has no plans of slowing down. He hopes to continue his research activities for many years.
The new K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research will open 9 February 2017.
The first workshop in the dCod 1.0 project was organized at Voss during a busy December month. 22 participants from all Norwegian partners participated in discussions, cross-disciplinary crash courses, and teambuilding.
A new modelling study, published in PNAS, shows that density-dependent growth is important for understanding maturation dynamics in Northeast Arctic cod.
In connection with T. Frede Thingstad becoming Professor Emeritus at the University of Bergen from 2017, a seminar was held at the University of Bergen and Hjort Centre for Marine Ecosystem Dynamics on December 2nd to bring Frede’s work into an international perspective and celebrate his professional and collegial achievements.

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