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A tribute to Hilary Birks and her contribution to palaeoecology
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.
(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.
Why on earth would researchers consider hunting practices that deliberately induce stress and fear?
UiB researchers are documenting the extraordinary biodiversity in Uganda in pictures.
The Tage Nilsson Memorial Lectures in the Department of Geology, Quaternary Sciences, University of Lund were given by Hilary and John Birks on March 7 and 8.
Associate Professor Torstein Solhøy has passed away. Friends and colleagues at the Department of Biology and around the world will deeply miss this genial, enthusiastic, knowledgeable ecologist.
John Birks was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Palaeolimnology at the 12th International Paleolimnology Symposium in Glasgow.
Peter Emil Kaland has been invested as a Knight, First Class of the St Olav’s Order for his efforts to promote the values of coastal landscapes in western Norway.
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.
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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