Alistair Seddon, in collaboration with Boris Zimmermann at NMBU, has just published a technical comment in relation to a paper that published earlier this year that claimed to show direct evidence of enhanced UV-B radiation during the end Permian mass Continue reading Technical comment published
We were successful in a NERC science seedcorn collaboration project between researchers at the University of Leeds and at the Scottish Environment research centre. More to follow in 2024!
By Florian Muthreich The field season 2022 has ended for QUEST-UV, meaning that we are now processing samples for lab analysis, and even already thinking about the next field season. Here I want to reflect on the first field season Continue reading Notes from the field
Research into the chemical defence of plants to UV-B radiation Are you interested in plant-environment interactions? Chemical defence mechanisms in plants? Fieldwork in mountain environments or in greenhouse settings? Or perhaps you are excited about developing new tools to understand Continue reading New Masters/ BIO299 projects in QUEST-UV
Florian’s PhD defence is on Thursday 4th November at 9.00. Details are below! New methods in Palaeopalynology: Classification of pollen through pollen chemistry Evaluation Committee: Research Scientist Phillip Jardine, University of Münster, Germany, Senior Lecturer Katherine Holt, Massey University, New Zeeland, Continue reading Florian’s PhD Defence
Ricarda Runte writes: I am a German Geosciences student and focused during my bachelor’s on Environmental Geochemistry, Hydrogeology and Quaternary Geology. After completing my Bachelor thesis, I got the amazing opportunity to go abroad for an internship at the University Continue reading Ricarda visits on DAAD Internship
The postdoctoral position for the QUEST-UV project has now been announced. The deadline is 25th October and the link to application form is here. Contact alistair.seddon<<at>> uib.no for more information.
After submitting his PhD thesis in June, Florian’s trial lecture will be on 15th October and it will be possible to follow on Zoom. He will get the title of the trial lecture two weeks before the date and then Continue reading Save the date! Florian’s Trial Lecture 15th October
Our paper on the variations of UV-B absorbing compounds along elevation gradients has recently been published online in Journal of Ecology. In this study, as part of the Research Council of Norway funded PollChem project, we sampled pollen from pine trees from Continue reading New paper in Journal of Ecology
In a very successful round for the Bjerknes Center, we were one of the lucky few to be awarded funding from the Norwegian Research Council to do more research in UV-B absorbing compounds in Pinus sylvestris. A new postdoc position will be announced soon.