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Torborg's Master thesis in the Southern Ocean: Letter 10.3.2016 — finally home
John Birks - now a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Vigdis has been elected a Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
Torborg's Master thesis in the Southern Ocean: Letter 26.2.2016 — Signy Island
Beatriz Diaz Pauli was invited to give a seminar at the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow.
Torborg's Master thesis in the Southern Ocean: Letter 19.2.2016 — More trawling...
Martine Røysted Solås participated in BIO299, Research Project in Biology. Her task was to study whether salmon fry from enriched hatchery environment have higher survival in the wild than those from the normal hatchery environment. The final touch to the work was given while she was taking the Arctic Biology course at UNIS (University Centre in Svalbard).
Landvikvannet near Grimstad is the only freshwater lake in Norway where Atlantic herring can be found. So far not much is know about this mystery, but our Phd student Florian Eggers is trying to solve it.
Torborg's Master thesis in the Southern Ocean: Letter 12.2.2016 — Trawling
Torborg's Master thesis in the Southern Ocean: Letter 6.2.2016 — From Montevideo to the South Orkney Islands
Where does the acoel flatworm belong in the tree of life? Biologists have discussed this question for the last 20 years. Now Andreas Hejnol and his colleagues at the Sars Centre believe they have found the answer. The results are published in Nature.
Torborg Rustand is heading to the Southern Ocean where she will be collecting zooplankton samples for the Master project.
This year’s Nordic Geoscientist Award was given to Rolf Birger Pedersen, Professor at the Department of Earth Science (GEO) and Centre for Geobiology (CGB) at the University of Bergen (UiB).
A new paper in Journal of Sea Research written by EvoFish alumnus Maria L. Seivåg together with Anne Gro Vea Salvanes, Anne Christine Utne-Palm, and Olav Sigurd Kjesbu examines reproductive biology and tactics in male bearded goby.
Nikoleta Ivanova Boteva is visiting General Microbiology for 6 months as a part of an EEA project with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences on extremophiles research.
Geetha has successfully defended her thesis on the effect of ambient oxygen on the life history of guppies.
Faustina Asare completed har Master's degree in Microbiology on December 18 with a study on the genetic basis for serotypic (O-antigenic) variation in enteric bacterial isolates.
A joint EEA project on diversity and biotechnology of extremophilic Archaea from geothermal environments in Bulgaria has been awarded to the General Microbiology research group and the Institute of Microbiology, The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

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