Mollusca Research

Mollusca Research

Molluscs are the second most diverse group of animals and the one with higher number of species in the marine environment. They have a staggering diversity of body shapes, ecologies, and sizes from minute worm like animals living between sand grains, to clams and gastropods with flamboyant shells, mysterious giant squids and octopuses and of course the dazzling bright coloured nudibranchs. At the Natural History Museum of Bergen we research on various aspects of the morphology, diversity, systematics, phylogenetics, ecology, biogeography, and evolution of molluscs, using state of the art methods like DNA barcoding, molecular phylogenetics, and electron microscopy. Our geographic scope covers nearly the whole World with projects on the Norwegian Sea, West Africa, Caribbean Sea, Indo-Pacific Ocean and Antarctica.

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The team

Fieldtrip to Mandal (southern Norway)

The Sea Slugs of Norway project

Systematics of Haminoeidae

Recent articles on molluscs published by Museum researchers

The systematics of Haminoeidae snails

Trond Oskars New Doctor

New Doctor Trond R. Oskars

Trond Oskars concluded his PhD with a great piece of work (April, the 1st 2019)

Caronella pellucida Egersund, Norway 18-01-2019.jpg

Sea slugs of Southern Norway: fieldtrip to Egersund (Rogaland)

Thirty-six species of sea slugs collected during a 5-days fieldtrip to Egersund (Rogaland, Norway)

Dr Juan Moles

Dr Juan Moles from Harvard University visits the Museum

Joint collaboration between Harvard University and the Natural History Museum to study the tree of life of Cephalaspidea gastropods