Marine microbiology

The research group Marine microbiology studies many aspects of microbial communities such as the marine pelagic food web, harmful algal blooms, geomicrobiology and processes in the sea floor and in oil reservoirs, arctic microbiology, and the role of microorganisms in climate change.

Impacts of mixotrophs explored through new project
Sundew (Drosera sp.) is a terrestrial example for mixotrophy. Using glands it traps insects and digests them to supplement the low nutrient concentrations in the soils of wetlands where it commonly grows

Gardening of bacteria

Project MIXsTRUCT will investigate the impact of mixotrophs on the structure of the marine pelagic food web

Mesocosm experiment at the Espegrend Marine Biological Station (MBS)
The mesocosm raft and our target organism E. huxleyi

Unlocking Emiliania huxleyi secrets

The first AQUACOSM group has arrived at UiB's Marine Biological Station. The international team of scientists are here to study the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi.

New Uni Research BIO project
Oikopleura dioica

Viruses on the menu?

An international research team led by Uni Research Environment and the University of Bergen will explore how filter-feeding zooplankton can trap, ingest, disperse and potentially preserve virus particles in the marine environment.


Chasing Polar Microbes

PhD student Maria Lund Paulsen tells the exciting story of being a polar marine microbiologist.

Professor Emeritus Thingstad
Frede with a generation of young scientists grateful for his advise.

T. Frede Thingstad becomes Professor Emeritus

In connection with T. Frede Thingstad becoming Professor Emeritus at the University of Bergen from 2017, a seminar was held at the University of Bergen and Hjort Centre for Marine Ecosystem Dynamics on December 2nd to bring Frede’s work into an international perspective and celebrate his...