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The Eurasian Oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus are nesting again on the Realfagbygget roof.
Jean-Paul Balabanian et al. won the best student paper award at the Graphics Interface conference 2010 held in Ottawa, Canada, May 31- June 2.
This is the abstract of a seminar given by Nicola McLoughlin, during a month-long stay in South Africa at AEON September 2009.
If 2008 was the year of discovery – then for us 2009 has been a year of development.
Centre for Geobiology leader, Rolf Birger Pedersen, is participating in a research cruise out of the University of Southampton.
The 8th Abel prize laureate is John T. Tate (University of Texas at Austin). John Tate's scientific accomplishments span six decades and many fundamental ideas and constructions bear his hame...
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

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