Centre for Geobiology


This theme focuses on the little studied macrofauna of deep sea systems. In the extreme environments around hydrothermal vents researchers are discovering specialised communities of unusual organisms, most of which have not been found anywhere else on earth.

Vent and Seep Biota scientists:

Hans Tore Rapp (Theme Leader)
Joana Xavier (Postdoc)
Adriana Alvizu (PhD student)
Christine Rooks (Postdoc)
Mari Heggernes Eilertsen (PhD student)
Alexander Plotkin (PhD student)
Bernt Ryland Olsen (Researcher)
Jon Hestetun (PhD student)
Francisca Carvalho (PhD student)