In the Marine biodiversity group we explore a wide range of marine biological fields: alpha taxonomy, systematic revisions, phylogenetic studies, faunistics and algal floristics, morphological studies, developmental studies, parasitology, phylogeography, population genetics and marine bioprospecting.
By studying a great diversity of marine organisms, we take advantage of the variety of scientific expertise within the group, which entails that many of our projects are multidisciplinary in approach. In particular, the group sees it as essential to combine classical and cutting edge methods in morphology, molecular biology and marine field research.
Not a jellyfish but a tiny young swimming larva of a solenogaster, a worm-shaped and presumably very primitive representative of mollusks. The larva is about 100 micrometers high and cell borders have been made visible using phalloidin coupled to a fluorescence marker and confocal laser scanning microscopy.
A chance discovery of a sunken log on the seabed in the North Atlantic is providing concrete support for the idea that stepping stone habitats may help to explain the diffusion of populations of organisms across the deep seafloor.
Introduced and invasive seaweeds can come to dominate and even replace native species. With increasing sea temperatures due to climate change, this impact can be worse.
Last week a team of twelve researchers and research technicians set out on a 5-day cruise to Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, Sognefjorden.
- Will rising sea temperatures increase the impacts of invasive seaweeds? (24.04.2013)
- Teacher’s Day – a Vietnamese tradition (06.12.2011)
- Field Mission to Sognefjorden 2011 (10.11.2011)
- Norwegian Vietnamese cooperation on TV in Vietnam (31.03.2011)
- New master projects in the Marine biodiversity group (15.03.2011)