Department of Biological Sciences (BIO)

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A new video abstract for Current Biology explores how specific chemical cues control the settlement and metamorphosis of Ciona larvae. Watch the film to hear researchers from the Chatzigeorgiou Group discuss their findings.
Professor Giovanni Zambon and researcher Dr. Valentina Zaffaroni Caorsi from the University of Milan-Bicocca recently visited the Centre to conduct preliminary experiments as part of the pan-European project DeuteroNoise.
As the CULTIVATE project has entered its final year, it was time for the project's third in-person meeting. After visiting the biosphere reserves Trebon Basin and West-Estonian Archipelago previous years, members of the UNESCO Chair Group and the biosphere coordinators from Nordhordland UNESCO Biosphere Reserve were happy to finally greet our colleagues in Western Norway.
After six months at the Centre, research interns Catharina Kolner and Célestine Allombert-Blaise are off to the next steps of their path as young scientists. With their dedication and enthusiasm, they have made invaluable contributions to their respective research projects.
Researchers from the Michael Sars Centre engaged visitors with interactive exhibits and offered insights into marine life fostering scientific curiosity and education among guests of all ages.
As the days are slowly getting longer, we take a moment to reflect on our achievements from last year.
Klima- og miljødepartementet leder arbeidet med to stortingsmeldinger som skal legges fra ila. 2024; en om naturmangfold for å følge opp den internasjonale naturavtalen, og en om klima fram mot 2035 på veien mot lavutslippssamfunnet i 2050. UNESCO Chair Inger Måren har bidratt med innspill til regjeringen på vegne av CeSAM, Nordhordland UNESCO biosfæreområde, og den norske MAB-komiteen.
Our cheat sheet to the Kunming-Montréal Global Biodiversity Framework is getting widely shared, which is great news. To celebrate Sámi National day, it is now also available in Sámi.
February 7th the Centre for Sustainable Area Management (CeSAM) and the UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Heritage and Environmental Management hosted a student work shop during Day Zero of the 2024 Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDG) Conference.
A new paper from the Chatzigeorgiou Group unravels the enigmatic sensory strategies of planktonic larvae using Ciona intestinalis as a model organism.
Summer of 2022, then UNESCO Chair MSc student Erika Scheibe went on a study trip to UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Hakusan in Japan. Here, international and Japanese students met to learn and teach each other about ecology, culture and tradition in the Biosphere Reserve.
The Environmental Toxicology group attended the annual winter meeting at Beitostølen arranged by the Norwegian Society for Pharmacology and Toxicology (NSFT) amidst the breathtaking mountain winter landscape, taking home two presentation awards.
A recent study provides insights into how iGluRs function and reveals an unexpected role of GABA in excitatory signaling in invertebrates.
January 25, the CULTIVATE project held a Seeds of Good Anthropocenes workshop in Nordhordland UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The goal was to envision positive, more sustainable futures for cultural heritage and cultural landscapes in the Nordhordland region.
BECOME had its first in-person meeting in France 15-17 January 2024, in Fontainebleau Biosphere Reserve and in Paris.
Siri Haugum and Vigdis Vandvik have been part of a global network researching the effects of extreme drought using the Heathland Centre at Lygra to collect experimental data.
Parasitic flatworms undergo drastic changes throughout their life cycle, including a rewiring of their nervous systems. A new paper explores the molecular mechanisms underlying this remarkable feature.
2023 has been an eventful year for the UNESCO Chair group at the University of Bergen. This year we have graduated three MSc students and one PhD student, started two new projects, taught sustainability science, held many presentations, and not least been part of arranging Norway’s first Biosphere Day in Nordhordland.