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AU-Forsker ny vært på Radio4

2019.11.05Biolog Rasmus Ejrnæs bliver fast vært på det ugentlige naturprogram ’Vildspor’ på den nye Radio4.


Water in the Danish households contain no significant concentrations of microplastic according to scientists from DCE. (Photo: Colourbox)

Danish tap water is microplast free

2019.02.27“No significant concentrations of microplastic” in Danish tap water a new report concludes. The report is the result of a study done by scientists from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy.

Being surrounded by green space in childhood may improve mental health of adults

2019.02.26Children who grow up with greener surroundings have up to 55% less risk of developing various mental disorders later in life. This is shown by a new study from Aarhus University, emphasizing the need for designing green and healthy cities for the future.

PI-ICE - sampling bioaerosols in the Antarctic

2019.02.20When the sea is foaming there is more than water and salt involved

More and more offshore wind farms are being built as these locations cause less noise disturbance for humans. It is another story for creatures of the sea though. (Photo: Colourbox)

Offshore wind farms effect on marine mammals

2019.02.14New report details effects of an offshore wind farms impact on marine mammals at Kriegers’s Flak, Sweden. The 2018 report is based on studies done by scientist from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy.

A pod of porpoise in the open sea (Photo: Colourbox)

Baltic Sea Harbour porpoise foraging habitats

2019.02.14New report details the foraging habits of Harbour porpoises in the Baltic Sea. The report is based on a study done by scientist from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy from 2010-2015.

DNA traces on wild flowers reveal insect visitors

2019.02.08Researchers from Aarhus University have discovered that insects leave tiny DNA traces on the flowers they visit. This newly developed eDNA method holds a vast potential for documenting unknown insect-plant interactions, keeping track of endangered pollinators, such as wild bees and butterflies, as well as in the management of unwanted pest species.

Growing interest in Danish biodiversity

2019.02.01An impressive more than 400 people turned up to the fifth Biodiversity Symposium, held at Aarhus University on 22 January. Researchers, managers, consultants and policy-makers gathered to take stock of biodiversity in the Danish countryside. The good attendance bears witness to a large and increasing interest in the topic.

Human mutation rate has slowed recently

2019.01.23Researchers from Aarhus University and Copenhagen Zoo have discovered that the human mutation rate is significantly slower than for our closest primate relatives. The new knowledge may be important for estimates of when the common ancestor for humans and chimpanzees lived - and for conservation of large primates in the wild.

Otoliths - the fish’s black box - also keeps an eye on the metabolism

2019.01.21For the first time ever, an international research team has shown that fish otoliths record information on fish metabolism. Analyses of old and new otoliths can therefore provide new knowledge about how different species of fish adapt to new conditions, including climate change.

Satellite images reveal global poverty

2019.01.08How far have we come in achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals that we are committed to nationally and internationally? Yes, it can be difficult to make a global assessment of poverty and poor economic conditions, but with an eye in the sky, researchers are able to give us a very good hint of the living conditions of populations in the world’s poor countries.

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