• E-mailMarit.R.Bjerke@uib.no
  • Phone+47 928 01 852
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    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

My research interests lie within the environmental humanities, with a focus on biodiversity loss and climate change. I am especially interested in how different environmental problems are understood and presented in political texts, mass media and popular science, and what role climate change plays in media representations of biodiversity loss.

Academic article
  • 2020. Miss Hare Struggles: How Examples of Species Threatened with Extinction Tell a Story of Climate Change. Ethnologia Scandinavica. A Journal for Nordic Ethnology. 187-202.
  • 2019. The Past as a Mirror: Deep Time Climate Change Exemplarity in the Anthropocene. Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research. 330-352.
  • 2019. Making Invisible Changes Visible: Animal Examples and the Communication of Biodiversity Loss . Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research. 394-414.
  • 2018. Hvor ble det av naturens egenverdi? Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift. 7-21.
  • 2004. Effects of temperature and salinity on growth, reproduction and survival in the introduced red alga Heterosiphonia japonica (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta). Botanica Marina. 373-380.
  • 2019. Introduction: Exemplifying Climate Change. Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research. 298-305.
Popular scientific article
  • 2020. Inne i en sjette masseutryddelse? Tid og fremtidsforestillinger i formidlingen av tap av biologisk mangfold . Salongen – nettidsskrift for filosofi og idéhistorie.
  • 2018. Å sette (antropo)scenen selv: Klimakrise, teknologi og møter med naturen . Forfatternes Klimaaksjon §112 Nettside..
  • 2016. Cloaca Maxima i Roma: En to tusen år gammel kloakkledning og dens beundrere. Vann. 405-408.
Feature article
  • 2018. Hvor ble det av naturens egenverdi? . Morgenbladet.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2004. Molecular and ecological studies on introduced marine macroalgae in Norwegian waters.
Museum exhibition
  • 2019. Tidens natur.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

I am currently part of the NRC-funded project "The Future is Now: Temporality and Exemplarity in Climate Change Discourses". The project runs from 2017 until 2021.