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BIO researcher Kari Klanderud presents a strategy for enabling better recovery of plant species richness and composition after slash-and-burn agricultural practices in Madagascar. Such practices are important drivers of deforestation and eco-system degradation impacting biodiversity and carbon sequestration. This is particularly relevant in regions such as Madagascar where there is unique and... Read more
Siv Hjorth Dundas er tilknyttet Teknisk faggruppe, lab, og Senter for Geobiologi. Hennes hovedansvarsområde er driften av ICPlaboratoriet.
It is not uncommon in Earth and environmental sciences that we need to study chemical and isotopic composition of solid samples on sub-microscopic scale. This is because many minerals and biological samples are heterogeneous and it is those variations on small scale that provide the most valuable information about the sample’s formation and history. For this reason, geologists have often been the... Read more
The Bergen Geoanalytical Facility - BGF (formerly CEIA) was established around several existing geoanalytical techniques at the University of Bergen and it was officially opened on 29th September 2005.
In 2009, Professor II Albert Imsland was the Department of Biology’s (BIO’s) most prolific author, with a total of 12 publications having a summed impact factor of 15.5.
Darwin Year is over! Congratulations to the Darwin enthusiasts at the Department of Biology (BIO) who made a year of celebratory events possible. Efforts began a couple of years ago to organise events to honour not only the lifetime achievements of this great man, but also the continuing relevance of his ideas across a broad range of scientific disciplines.
(from Geoviten-ekstern 18.12.2009) The department has recently installed a new Raman spectrometer at the Bergen Geoanalytical Facility on the second floor in Realfagbygget.
(from Geoviten-ekstern 18.12.2009) Our planet is a work of life. Biological and geological processes have been inextricably linked since life first emerged on Earth. Learning more about when and where life first evolved is central to understanding how geobiological systems have shaped our planet. The answers to these questions are preserved in sparse and fragmentary early Archean rocks that... Read more
Det norske forskningsskuta "G.O. Sars" havner i klasse med verdens største containerskip og bilfrakteverktøy i dokumentaren "Mighty Ships".
Ole Brix and Ivar Rønnestad et al have just published an article entitled, “Whether depositing fat or losing weight, fish maintain a balance” in the Proceedings of TheRoyal Society Biological Sciences. the article was selected as a “highlighted paper”.
DNA-sequencing gives us the possibility to study the genetic code of all living organisms. Many researchers today take advantage of developments in molecular biology technology that have led to the development of massive parallel pyrosequencing.
Journal "Evolutionary Applications" has published a special issue "Toward Darwinian Fisheries Management", based on the symposium EvoFish organized in 2008.
CGB researchers re-visited Loki's Castle, the world's northernmost identified Black Smoker, and Håkon Mosby Mud Volcano. This year Discovery channel was also onboard.
CGB will be taking an active role in an Astrobiology summer school addressing these issues 29 June-13 July 2009. Professor Nils-Kåre Birkeland will be one of the lecturers, lecturing on the "Genetics of thermophiles" and the "Molecular basis of the stability of biomoleculees in hot environments". Researcher Ida Helene Steen and research assistant Solveig Hoem are leading some of the lab courses... Read more

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