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A “breathtaking” fish redressing the balance in an overfished ecosystem! BIO researchers have an article in Science Magazine.
Between the 20th and 30th of June 2010, 18 PhD students and 15 lecturers from Europe and China were gathered at the University Centre Obergurgl (Austria) for a summer school on ’Monsoon variability, teleconnections, and impacts on mid to low latitude glaciers’.
Fabian Zimmermann from EvoFish was awarded a student price for his presentation on optimal harvesting of fish populations.
The visualization group is entrusted to organize Europe's biggest and most important visualization conference, EuroVis 2011, May 31–June 3, in Bergen next year.
Analytical investigations of the Barberton Scientific Drill core are now in full swing. Back in summer 2008 scientists from CGB and the Africa Earth Observatory Network (AEON), at the University of Cape Town, S Africa extracted 800m of drill core containing rock material from the early Archean, a very important but little studied period in early Earth’s history.
The final details are being organized for this summer’s research cruises.
Christine Euler defended her PhD-thesis 18. June 2010, at the Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen
Studies of the earliest life forms on Earth can provide insights into how to look for traces of possible life on Mars.
The Evolutionary Fisheries Ecology group will organize an NMA course, October 4-9, 2010 at the Marine Biological Station.
The Centre for Geobiology will organize a Raman-spectroscopy short-course June 2010.
Norwegian Natural History Museums join forces with Swedish institutions to establish research schools in biosystematics
After an exciting four months period waiting, with four internal candidates to the position, on wednesday March 24th it was finally announced that Jarle Berntsen is nominated Head of Department for the Mathematics Institute.
Marine Benthic Fauna of Møre og Romsdal
On Friday 7. May Vibeke Bruvoll defended her PhD-thesis at the Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen
Congratulations to John Birks who has just been appointed Distinguished Visiting Scientist in the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford with effect from 1 May 2010.

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