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EvoFish member Fabian Zimmermann is currently visiting the School of Economics and Finance at the University of Tasmania as part of his PhD project
"The supercontinent which was not superb enough"
Iceland, with its unique situation on a mid-ocean ridge, is an ideal natural laboratory for the study of the interface between the geosphere and the biosphere.
Evolutionary Applications has newly published a special issue "In the light of evolution: interdisciplinary challenges in food, health, and the environment".
Sometimes fish can be just as scary as aliens – especially if you are a tiny Daphnia looking into the mouth of a big perch. Until 2006 daphnids in Lake Myravatn were unaware of the vertebrates living in neighbouring lakes. That year perch was illegally introduced and the daphnids had to face a novel death risk. So how do they cope with this alien invasion? PhD student Ingrid Wathne from EvoFish... Read more
Charlotte Faust Andersen defended her PhD thesis Frieday 4th of February at the Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen.
Congratulations to our new PhD who has successfully defended her thesis!
Kick-off for CARBOCHANGE: On 8-11 March, 80 scientists from Europe, North America and Africa will gather in Bergen, for the official launch of CARBOCHANGE.
Professor Ilker Fer is leading a new project who is granted more than 10 million NOK from the Research Council of Norway for research on the Gulf Stream.
Pursuing its task for the exploitation of offshore wind energy as a natural sustainable energy source, NORCOWE bought two systems for measuring turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer.
Can weather forecasts be used to predict diseases such as malaria? UiB researchers cooperate with Ethiopian institutions in an attempt to find out.
18 Norwegian researchers have been selected to contribute to the preparation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s fifth assessment report.
The ice cover in the Arctic has decreased dramatically in recent years. Norwegian researchers have discovered that changes in air circulation patterns create winds that push away the ice.
Professor emeritus Olav Eldholm, Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, was Monday January 24, 2011 granted the academic degree Doctor rerum naturalium honoris causa by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel.
The International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) has recently started a drilling campaign in the Dead Sea looking for evidence of life in an extreme hypersaline environment.

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