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Arrangementer på Aurora

11.03.2020Som følge af risikoen for spredning af Corona virus har vi iværksat nedenstående foranstaltninger på RV Aurora. Alle offentlige arrangementer aflyses foreløbigDer må kun være de absolut nødvendige personer om bord på skibetSkibets regler for at minimere smittespredning om bord skal følges – spørg besætningen hvis du er i tvivl om reglerneStuderende: Undervisningstogter gennemføres indtil videre som planlagt – følg med på din mailHvis du har/får symptomer, som kan tilskrives coronavirus, skal du hurtigt kontakte egen læge telefonisk og følge dennes anbefalinger. Hvis du har haft eller får tæt kontakt til en person, der har en coronavirusinfektion, skal du ligeledes kontakte egen læge telefonisk og følge dennes anbefalinger. Er der det mindste tvivl må du ikke møde op på Aurora. Venlig hilsenTorben Vang Kaptajn RV Aurora & cand.scient Aarhus Universitet Tlf +45 2778 2830

Midtvejsstatus for baseline

03.03.2020Flere marker med økologisk drift giver en mindre kvælstofudvaskning frem mod 2021 end tidligere estimeret i rapporten "Revurdering af baseline" (2016). Det viser en midtvejsstatus for baseline. Der er dog usikkerhed om de forventede reduktioner af kvælstof fra atmosfæren vil nås i 2021.

Flere nyheder

Fire eksempler på billeder fra vildtkameraer. Kilde: Thomas Boesdal, Søren Krabbe, Mads Skamris & Naturhistorisk Museum Aarhus og Aarhus Universitet.

Danske ulve er hovedsageligt nataktive

26.11.2019Af: Peter Sunde og Kent Olsen Vildtkameraer brugt til at bestandsovervåge ulve, sladrer også om, hvornår på døgnet ulvene er mest aktive. Og det er de når det er mørkt – året rundt. Ulve fotograferes syv gange så hyppigt per time fra kl. 20 aften til kl. 08 morgen end fra kl. 10-18, hvor de hviler. Hvalpe fotograferes oftere i dagslys end voksne ulve. Udpræget nataktivitet hos ulve er formentlig en tilpasning til at undgå mennesker. Dette viser en ny forskningsartikel i tidsskriftet Flora & Fauna

Photos by Candice Power

19th International Winter School

24.11.2019Candice Power participated in the Wood Anatomy and Tree Ring Ecology course as part of The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) 19th International Winter School from November 24-30th. The course took place in Klosters Dorf, Switzerland. The course, taught by Holger Gartner, Alan Crivellaro, and Fritz Schweingruber, included lectures on a wide range of topics on wood anatomy including learning how to identify tree species based on microscopic traits and determining factors influencing wood traits including presence of resin ducts, tension/compression wood, and false rings, as well as ring width and vessel size. There was also a lot of time for practical work where Candice learned how to make microsections of her samples from Greenland using a sledge microtome.  Excursions included a presentation at the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research in Davos and a visit to the Nutli-Huschi Folk Museum. Text by Candice Power

Foto: Thomas Eske Holm

Menneskets påvirkning af vilde dyr i Danmark

20.11.2019Den 7. nationale temadag om forskning og forvaltning af fugle og pattedyr

New postdoc: Silvia E. Zieger

18.11.2019Silvia E. Zieger just joined us for a-3-year postdoc in the Sapere Aude project “Ammonisens” (PI Klaus Koren).

Photos by Jonathan Von Oppen

Bayesian course

11.11.201914 students from Austria, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Scotland, and Sweden (including EcoInf & BioChange PhD students Elena Pearce, Oliver Baines, Houjuan Song and Jonathan von Oppen) attended a workshop on Bayesian Analysis in Ecology, held from 11 to 15 November 2019. The course, intended as a networking opportunity for young researchers, was funded by the Danish Society OIKOS and organised by Jonathan von Oppen. Dr. Anne Bjorkman from Gothenburg University (former ECOINF postdoc with Signe Normand) introduced the participants to Bayesian theory and, most importantly, practical modelling using JAGS syntax in R. Topics covered included basic linear regression, hierarchical models, how to deal with uncertainty in your data, and mixture models using several distributions. The week was wrapped up with a seminar day, where all participants presented their PhD research and discovered many connections between the projects. A big thank you to Anne for the teaching, to all the attendees for contributing to a fun and memorable week, and to the Danish Society OIKOS for making this course possible! Text by Jonathan Von Oppen

Photo: Logo of Ecolo’tech congress

Ecolo’tech congress

07.11.2019Sophie Monsarrat gave a talk at the Ecolo’tech congress in Montpellier on 7th of November 2019. This congress is part of the “Ecology meeting”, a week of public events around the discipline of ecology, organized every year by the University of Montpellier. This year, researchers, stakeholders and members of the public were invited to debate on the consequences (risks and benefits) of rewilding for society and ecosystems (in French). It was an enlightening experience to witness the different views held by different stakeholders on this controversial topic and to be able participate in this dialogue by bringing a scientific perspective on trophic rewilding. Text by Sophie Monsarrat

AU-Forsker ny vært på Radio4

05.11.2019Biolog Rasmus Ejrnæs bliver fast vært på det ugentlige naturprogram ’Vildspor’ på den nye Radio4.