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From sea lice to deep ocean minerals, from basic research to industrial innovation: The University of Bergen (UiB) is vibrant key player.
A new moth species has been named after former EECRG PhD student Perpetra Akite.
CeSAM is a UiB initiative to gather and coordinate research and education of relevance to the management of our land and marine areas. Many of the big challenges of our time - climate crisis, biodiversity crisis, health, food, societal planning - meet in the decision-making around spatial planning, and we are really seeing these issues high on the agenda in both science and society today.
Eric Grimm (born 20 August 1951), a very active collaborator and key-player within our HOPE project, died suddenly on 15 November 2020. Eric devoted his career to doing superb palaeoecological science and to providing a generous service to the scientific community through his development of TILIA software, giving numerous workshops internationally, and managing and enlarging Neotoma, a global... Read more
The Norwegian government has received strong criticism from the office of the Auditor General for the fact that Norway still lacks a comprehensive and cross-sectoral approach, has not prepared national indicators, and lacks ambition almost five years after the sustainability goals were adopted by the UN. Minister of Local Government and Modernisation Nikolai Astrup asked for input on the action... Read more
Several people from the Marine Microbiology group are currently involved in national and international field work campaigns in the Arctic. Working conditions can be hard in this cold environment, but researchers who got to participate in Arctic cruises or field work say it is a life-time experience! Read more about the Nansen Legacy and HAVOC (part of Mosaic) projects as well as CLIMAGAS below.
Dr Perpetra Akite, a former EECRG member, has a blogpost about her journey to become an ecologist on the Relational Thinking blog of the British Ecological Society
We now welcome applications for six parallel courses with cross-cutting keynotes and virtual social events. BSRS 2021 will be a fully digital PhD research school.
The young generation in our group works on a range of different topics withing terrestrial and marine microbial ecology. Methodologies include polar field work, genomics and modeling, to name a few.
As part of an international consortium led by Yan Zhao (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing), Vivian Felde and John Birks were involved in the publication of a detailed record of past vegetation and climate over the last 1.74 million years from the Tibetan Plateau.
Planteplankton og dyreplankton danner et av de viktigste grunnlag for livet på jorda.
På Day Zero av Bærekraftskonferansen i Bergen 2020 myldret det i Storelogen på Kvarteret med over 80 entusiastiske mennesker som kom for å diskutere Nordhordland UNESCO Biosfæreområde som en arena for bærekraftig utvikling. Den interaktive arbeidssmia ble arrangert av UNESCO Chair ved Universitetet i Bergen, den norske UNESCO-kommisjonen, Nordhordland UNESCO Biosfæreområde og det norske FN-... Read more
Mr. Wisarut Tukanghan, awarded Industry Grant by The Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI), formerly known as the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) is on a 3 months research visit to BIO.
In her master thesis, Christine Tveiten Johansen, has studied how bisphenol compounds activate or inhibit estrogen receptor in Atlantic cod. She shows disturbing results of the substitute compounds can be more harmful that the known plastic additive bisphenol A.
During the last months I have been thinking about how to communicate my PhD project to the general public. As a scientist, I explain my work with graphs and figures. But a figure which is easy to understand to my colleagues or peer reviewers, will find it hard to attract the attention of someone outside science.
Mashzhan Akzhigit , PhD student and Musabekov Zhorabek, master student at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University make their first research visit to University of Bergen under the Eurasian Framework. Welcome!
Edoardo Mandolini, will work on his master thesis focussing on the anaerobic thermophilic bacterium Fervidobacterium pennivorans, named strain Ker, isolated from a terrestrial hot-spring in Tajikistan.
The Norwegian node (EMBRC-NO) of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) starts officially on Wednesday 4 September.

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