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Victoria Braithwaite, a Professor-II in the Aquatic behavioural biology group, has written a popular science book entitled, "Do fish feel pain?".
BIO scientists Glenn Bristow, Tore Høisæter and Rune Rosland have been involved in NUFU projects in Vietnam.
Understanding the vast and complex microbial world around us is a difficult and complex process – we cannot see most of it!! However, thanks to better visualising tools and advances in molecular technology we are learning more – or coming to understand how little we know!
The number of MSc-students experiences an all-time high this semester.
BIO’s FP7 project coordinating a large European research infrastructure is up and going!
When sites of ancient human occupation are discovered, researchers want to know who has been there, why they were there and what they were doing, and when they were there. Three researchers from the Department of Biology (BIO) collaborated with researchers from Bergen Museum to learn more about two Mesolithic sites.
BIO-info's picture of the week comes from winter ecology course BIO344.
The Nile tilapia is an economically important fish catch in Uganda. BIO researcher Ronald Semyalo and colleagues have been undertaking a study of both the water and the fish from two lakes in Uganda.
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
Two young researchers from Bergen, a PhD student and a recently graduated PhD, have a paper accepted at this year's STOC conference.
Molecular biologist and toxicologist, Anders Goksøyr, has begun as the new Head at the Department of Biology (BIO) at the University of Bergen (UiB).
The Board of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has recently approved the appointment of two new professors at BIO: Jorun Karin Egge and Vigdis Vandvik.
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.
It feels silent, it feels empty. The biggest tree has fallen down. It all happened so fast, and we still cannot understand it.

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