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 →
We are looking for motivated students who want to work on an exciting new project on sustainability and wild foods in the new UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Nordhordland.
You will be part of field work where we are conducting ecological assessments to evaluate the potential to supply wild foods in the region. We are conducting mushroom and berry surveys in different habitat types across the municipality of Alver from mid-August until mid-October.
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Norsk natur er full av karbon, og det aller meste ligg under bakken. Kaldt og vått klima forsinkar nedbrytninga av daude plantar, dyr og mikroorganismar, og organisk materiale har hopa seg opp sidan siste istid. No endrar klimaet seg, og fleire stadar ser vi at naturen går frå å vere ein karbonfangar til å bli ei klimabombe. Skjer dette også rett utanfor stovedøra vår i Bergen?… Read more →
How does drought affect the germination of two alpine species? And how does the seedling look growing up under different conditions? In this project you will assist in a germination experiment in the lab.… Read more →
Depending on the grazing type (sheep, cows, goats), which groups of insects living both on and in the soil are the most abundant? How the environmental conditions (soil chemical and physical properties) influence the composition of the mesofauna community in the soil?… Read more →
CRISPR is THE tool to modify any genetic information. This project offers you hands-on practice in the design, development and screening of zebrafish mutants for biological research. The mutants will lay the foundation for future publications in Developmental biology.… Read more →
Ever wonder how gene expression is studied? What is it that makes a gene get translated into a protein a lot and others not at all? Join us and learn all about RNA and translation!… Read more →
Do you want to fish guppies in experimental populations? Do you want to see how their life histories respond to fishing-induced selection? Do you want to get hands-on measuring fish and determining their sex and maturation stage?… Read more →
What kind of seeds to plants need to have to survive in the mountains in Norway?Does that change is snow depth or
length of snow cover? These are some of the things you can help figure out in this project.… 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 →
Do you want to learn a method for discriminating different herring populations? Here you have the possibility to learn and apply otolith shape analysis.… 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 →