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How and where does nature add value to our lives? In this new study, PhD candidate Jarrod Cusens engaged local communities to understand the spatial distribution of people's values for nature in The Nordhordland Biosphere Reserve; Norway’s first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve established in 2019.
This week, former GEO PhD student and PostDoc, Dr. Zhiyuan (‘Keny’) Ge (now at the China University of Petroleum in Beijing), published with GEO co-authors Nemec and Gawthorpe a paper in Science Advances.
Recently, two new EU Horizon Europe (the new EU research and innovation program) project proposals, Geo-INQUIRE and Skills4EOSC, were awarded by the European Commission.  EPOS (European Plate Observing System) group at the Department of Earth Science, UiB, have been strongly involved in the preparations of these two proposals and will actively participate in both projects in the coming years. 
CeSAM and UiB were well represented this year at Arendalsuka, the political festival held in Arendal every summer.
The Department of Mathematics (UiB) offers a 3-year postdoc position in the field of computational mathematics. The position is integrated in the recently established VISTA CSD.
The Department of Mathematics has opened three new PhD positions in computational mathematics, and the Department of Earth Science has opened one PhD position in mathematically oriented geophysics. The positions are fully financed and integrated in the recently established VISTA CSD.
The second annual meeting of UiB’s Centre for Sustainable Area Management (CeSAM) took place on November 17th 2021, at Lønningen Lystgård in the UiB botanical gardens in Minde.
The ASIM instrument aboard the International Space Station (ISS) – built by a team of, among others, several members of the Birkeland Center for Space Research (BCSS) / IFT – was the only instrument out of seven that detected the giant flare and recorded the main eruption phase of a magnetar without be blinded by the giant flash of high energy that saturated the other six detectors at the time of... Read more
It took longer than expected for our Gyrodactylus to feel at home in our lab. But once the stock “had warmed its feet” I have been grown more and more appreciative about them. Here are some of the reasons why.
The ASIM instrument aboard the International Space Station was the only instrument out of seven which detected the giant flare and recorded the main burst phase without being blinded by the giant flash of high energy which saturated the other six detectors at the time of the maximum emission.
Albina Gilmullina (PhD UiB Geo 2021 with Christian Haug Eide as main supervisor leader) was yesterday awarded the "Harold Reading Medal" from the British Sedimentological Research Group. It is awarded to the person who has submitted " best publication arising directly from a PhD project in the field of sedimentology and stratigraphy during the previous year". Out of ten... Read more
The new centre is led by NORCE with UiB as a major partner, together with a range of international institutions, industry and technology providers.  Within UiB, GEO, Maths and Physics and Technology are the main departments involved in the centre.
Lisa Hansen Simonsen is about to hand in her Master thesis on the link between spring weather and phenology in small birds
Marie Hauso is a high school teacher student interested in parasites and behaviour. She is now starting her Masters project with Adele Mennerat.
Bottom trawl is usually considered a relative unselective fishing gear, but Taiwanese coastal trawl fishers show a good ability to change their catch profiles to match market demands
Beatriz Diaz Pauli joined forces with 8th graders from the International School of Bergen and their teacher Lars Haugen Aardal to become reviewers for the Frontiers of Young Minds journal.
Outreach activities connected with the CONFECT project will be displayed here.
Devyn Remme, PhD Candidate at Department of Geography at UiB will present the very interesting and very relevant topic of electric vehicle (EV) battery value chains, including their environmental and social impact

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