Marine microbiology

The research group Marine microbiology studies many aspects of microbial communities such as the marine pelagic food web, harmful algal blooms, geomicrobiology and processes in the sea floor and in oil reservoirs, arctic microbiology, and the role of microorganisms in climate change.

Professor Emeritus Thingstad

T. Frede Thingstad becomes Professor Emeritus

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...


Chasing Polar Microbes

PhD student Maria Lund Paulsen tells the exciting story of being a polar marine microbiologist.

Invisible Helpers on NRK

Invisible Helpers on NRK

The Marine Microbiology Group and other scientists conducted a large experiment on marine microbial ecology in Svalbard during the summer of 2015. The experiment was recently featured in 'Schrödinger's Katt' on NRK.


Close-up: Coccolithophorids

Important players for global carbon cycling and climate

VIMEO video: close-ups

Close-ups: Bacteria, viruses and phytoplankton

The answers are often found in the details.