Depositions of ammonia and nitrogen oxides have heavily increased since the mid 1900’s, and nitrogen additions in grasslands have shown to affect grass biomass, soil pH and nutrient availability. But how do these grasslands recover if nitrogen additions stop, and for how long does the added nitrogen stay in the systems?… Read more →
Domestic grazing animals as landscape engineers: Effects on biodiversity and ecosystem service provisioning in Nordhordland
How does livestock management impact biodiversity, ecosystem functions and ecosystem services? How do different grazing regimes on summer dairy farms shape landscape heterogeneity and connectivity and how do they affect pollinator communities?
In this multidisciplinary project we investigate the relationships between human and nature in the scope of developing a sustainable management of land-use and natural resources in the Nordhordland Biosphere area – Norway’s only Biosphere Reserve in UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme. Join us if you want practical experience in common field- and lab-methods in applied ecology and to be a part of an ambitious and enthusiastic team!… Read more →
How do the interactions between alpine plants change when the climate changes? In this project we aim to answer this question, and you can be an important part of this process!… Read more →
What will happen when the alpine regions in Norway become warmer? What will happen to the existing alpine plants when new species from the lowlands colonize the mountains? Do you want to be a part of answering these questions, and do field work in beautiful mountain regions in Norway? Join us!… Read more →
Do you want experience in app-developing? We are looking for students that are good at drawing to help with simple illustrations for our species identification keys!… Read more →
Wild and farmed salmonids have co-existed along the Norwegian coast for about half a century. But how do pathogens found on farmed fish populations affect the stock of wild fish and vice versa?… Read more →