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BIO ecology students build important time series data-sets

BIO-info's picture of the week comes from winter ecology course BIO344.

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They were sent to us by Bjørn Arild Hatteland. Research-based learning is highly valued at UiB. Fifteen years of data collection by BIO students taking a winter ecology course was used in a Nature paper in November 2008. The paper discussed lemming cycles.BIO associate professor Torstein Solhøy was one of the authors! 

The course is led by researchers at EECRG. The leader of the winter ecology course at Finse (BIO344), Torstein Solhøy has introduced generations of BIO students to a wide range of methods and approaches to study the ecological consequences of the winter environment for alpine plants and animals. Read Nature letter.