Oil-eating microbes are challenged in the Arctic

2018.03.09Bacteria play a major role in cleaning up oil spills and mitigating its environmental impacts. In a review published in ‘Science of the Total Environment’, researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, examine the major limiting factors for microbial degradation in Arctic environments.

Post.doc. Alberto Scoma
PhD student Søren Dollerup Nielsen

Funding for two new ’underground’ programmes at Bioscience

2018.03.07Geomicrobiologists from Department of Bioscience have received funding for two new research programmes from Danish Hydrocarbon Research Centre. Read more about the projects here.


Maize fields entice geese to winter in Denmark

2018.03.05More and more geese remain in Denmark for the winter. They forage in the growing number of maize fields all over the country. Researchers warn that, in the long term, the many geese may cause problems for agriculture.

Blue mussels have an important role in coastal ecosystems and are a key indicator for climate change, which is why scientists are studying where and how they survive along the Greenland coast today. From the left: Susse Wegeberg and Jakob Thyrring from the Arctic Research Centre, Denmark, Martin E. Blicher from the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, and Jozef Wiktor Jr. from the Polish Academy of Sciences. Photo: Kristine Engel Arendt

Climate Change draws invasive species to the Arctic

2018.03.01Warmer temperatures and declining sea ice pulls foreign animals and plants to the Arctic, with drastic consequences for these sensitive ecosystems.

Kate Sprogis (from the left), Jakob Thyrring, Karine Heraah and Maria Lund Paulsen have received the four new Marie Curie fellowships at the Department of Bioscience. Privat photos

The Department of Bioscience is leading with four Marie Curie fellowships

2018.03.01The Department of Bioscience is the leading department in achieving Marie-Curie fellowships in 2017. Meet the Department's four new, young research talents here.

[Translate to English:] Department of Bioscience invites all former students to the first Alumni Day 5 april. Photo: Ida Marie Jensen

A New Network for Former Students and Employees Sees the Light of Day at Bioscience

2018.02.12With a new academic alumni network, the Department of Bioscience wants to create a lifelong relationship with its former biology students. The network gives the alumni a unique opportunity to keep in contact with their academic and study environment, participate in academic events and expand their professional networks.

Sea ice algae bloom in the dark

2018.02.07Researchers from Aarhus University have measured a new world record: Small ice algae on the underside of the Arctic sea ice live and grow at a light level corresponding to only 0.02% of the light at the surface of the ice. Algae are the primary component of the Arctic food web and produce food far earlier in the year than previously thought.

Shallow lakes are potential methane factories

2018.01.30Combined nutrients and warming massively increase methane emissions from lakes.

Poul Due Jensen Foundation pumps DKK 40 million into water technology research at Aarhus University

2018.01.23With four donations totalling more than DKK 40 million, Aarhus University's new Centre for Water Technology (WATEC) is off to a flying start and headed for a place among the international elite within the field of research into sustainable water cycles. This is largest sum ever donated to water research by the Poul Due Jensen Foundation.

Heat loss from the Earth triggers ice sheet slide towards the sea

2018.01.23In North-East Greenland, researchers have measured the loss of heat that comes up from the interior of the Earth. This enormous area is a geothermal “hot spot” that melts the ice sheet from below and triggers the sliding of glaciers towards the sea.

Emissions from shipping in the Arctic

2018.01.11New report outlines emissions from shipping in the arctic from 2012-16 and emission projections for 202020, 2030 and 2050

Call for abstracts EUTRO2018 Symposium

2018.01.05Abstracts can now be submitted to the 4th International Symposium on Research and Management of Eutrophication in Coastal Ecosystems (EUTRO 2018), 18-20 June 2018 in Nyborg, Denmark.

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