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The melting ice makes the sea around Greenland less saline

2017.10.16For the first time, ocean data from Northeast Greenland reveals the long-term impact of the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. The observed increase in freshwater content will affect the conditions in all Greenland fjords and may ultimately affect the global ocean currents that keep Europe warm.

Is this the start of Water Valley?

2017.10.12A well-attended opening of the latest research centre at Science and Technology saw the emergence of good ideas and visions for the future right from the introductory speeches in the Navitas Building’s lecture theatre in Aarhus.

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The world’s most valuable resource strengthened by Aarhus University research

2017.10.04Clean water is without comparison the most limited resource on a global scale. Without water, there would be no society. Danish expertise and research into water technology are in an international class of their own in all aspects of the water cycle. With a new strategic research initiative, Aarhus University now further strengthens this work when the Centre for Water Technology – WATEC – is inaugurated on 6 October 2017.

ICOS photo campaign visits Zackenberg, northeast Greenland

2017.09.25In August 2017, nature photographer Konsta Punkka visited the Zackenberg Research Station, to promote the European research infrastructure ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System).

AU scorer bedst i udbud om vildtforvaltning

2017.09.21Universitetet har vundet konkurrencen om det seneste udbud indenfor myndighedsrådgivning.

En duft af purpur

2017.09.06Et nyt studie viser, at blomsters farver og dufte hænger sammen. Blomsterne kombinerer farve og duft for at tiltrække de rette bestøvere – og de samarbejder endda om det på tværs af arter.

Profitable cooperation: Ants protect and fertilise plants

2017.09.01In a new article, researchers from Aarhus University describe how the waste left by ants on plant leaves serves as a valuable fertiliser for the plants – handed on a silver platter.

Millions allocated to projects about the true state of the marine environment

2017.08.28The VILLUM FOUNDATION and the VELUX FOUNDATION have granted DKK 10.5 million to five projects about the Danish marine environment. The projects will gather knowledge, researchers and players cutting across the board and focusing on the balance in the marine ecosystem. Three of the grants have been awarded to the Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, and in the fourth we participate.

Det danske referencegenom kan ændre vores syn på behandling

2017.07.28GenomeDenmark-konsortiet har efter fem års arbejde sat det sidste bogstav i det danske referencegenom. Ved at kortlægge 150 danskeres arvemasse helt fra bunden er det lykkedes forskerne at skabe et referencegenom, som indeholder langt flere detaljer, end hvad man kender fra andre studier i verden.

Follow the journey of a minke whale

2017.07.04For the first time in 15 years, scientists have succeeded in tagging a minke whale. Follow it live.

Hvordan ville verden være uden mennesker?

2017.06.09En læser vil gerne vide, om verden ville se meget anderledes ud, hvis der ikke fandtes mennesker på Jorden. Vi finder svaret hos to forskere.

Aarhus Universitet indvier Center for Cirkulær Bioøkonomi

2017.05.23Verden står overfor en række globale ‘Grand Challenges’; ikke mindst omkring etableringen af en ny biobaseret økonomi, der kan tage over fra den fossile. Bioøkonomi har stort internationalt fokus, og er en strategisk prioritet for EU. På den basis indvier Science and Technology på Aarhus Universitet nu Center for Cirkulær Bioøkonomi d. 23. maj 2017.

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Thu 26 Oct
09:30-10:00 | Department of Bioscience, Ole Worms Allé 1, building 1135-234
Shubiao Wu: How can intensified constructed wetlands be promising for treatment of ammonia stripped effluent with high buffering capacity of alkalinity: Nitrogen transformations and removal pathways
Seminar: Aquatic Biology
Thu 26 Oct
15:00-16:00 | Department of Bioscience, Ny Munkegade 114-116, building 1540-116
Volker Brüchert: Methane in the Laptev and Eastern Siberian shelf sea and sediment – biogeochemical cycling, acoustic, and video observations
Seminar: Microbiology & Geomicrobiology Seminar Series
Fri 27 Oct
13:00-15:00 | Department of Mathematics, Ny Munkegade 118, building 1531-113, aud. D1
Cryptic methane turnover in marine surface sediment
PhD defence: Ke-Qing Xiao, Center for Geomicrobiology
Fri 27 Oct
16:00-18:00 | Department of Mathematics, Ny Munkegade 118, building 1531-215, aud. D3
Effects of developmental nutrition on Drosophila melanogaster
Qualifying Exam: Lucy Rebecca Davies, Genetics, Ecology and Evolution
Mon 30 Oct
13:00-14:00 | Department of Bioscience, Ny Munkegade 114-116, building 1540-116
Brent C. Christner: Distribution and interactions of microbial aeroplankton in the Earth-atmosphere system
Seminar: Microbiology
Thu 09 Nov
09:30-10:00 | Department of Bioscience, Ole Worms Allé 1, building 1135-234
Ada Pastor Oliveras: Freshwater ecosystems as biogeochemical hotspots
Seminar: Aquatic Biology
Thu 09 Nov
14:00-16:30 | the Aula (Main Hall), Aarhus University, Nordre Ringgade 4, 8000 Aarhus C
Inauguration of Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World
Thu 07 Dec
09:00-15:30 | Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Auditorium, Høegh -Guldbergs Gade 6b, building 1630
Joint PhD seminar on how to get published
Registration deadline: 7 November 2017