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Over the last half-century, high performance computing has proved itself as essential a tool for the earth sciences as the weather balloon and the rock hammer.
High performance computing - as essential a tool for the earth sciences as the weather balloon and the rock hammer.
How often do students insist on returning to the U at night to extend their working day?
"Svampegjengen" fra Marin Biodiversitet/Geobio sender en liten hilsen fra Fremantle, Australia.
BIO / UiB / Norway host a COST Action Management Committee meeting.
Researchers from the Marine Biodiversity research group, are embarking on the first in a series of research cruises to the relatively unexplored waters of Sognefjord.
Geetha Jeyakanth is working in the guppy lab for her Master’s project on the effect of ambient oxygen on life history of guppies.
The amount of UV light reaching the Earth’s surface is thought to have varied in the past, and may be a largely overlooked factor in evolution. How can we quantify changes in UV over time to test these ideas?
The NoAClim project not only aims to test the scenario of novel, no-analogue climates and ecosystems in Norden, but it also aims to bridge the gap between climate and biodiversity research.
Around the world, and particularly in Europe, governments are beginning to discuss how best to undertake a transformation from energy-driven to bio-driven economies.
(Scientifically, that is!) BIO has produced a “wave” of scientific articles about Heathlands recently.
Many from BIO and from around the world are involved in the debate that developed as a response to a report recently published by the Norwegian Environment Ministry concerning the proposed planting of new forests, especially the fast-growing Sitka spruce, as a climate change mitigation measure.
A new Nature Geoscience article sheds light on what happens deep down in the Earth’s crust where earthquakes initiate.
The Space Science School was recently held in Nairobi, Kenya. Among the educators was leader of the Birkeland Centre for Space Science, Nikolai Østgaard.