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2019.02.08 | Department of Bioscience, Alumner, Public / media

DNA traces on wild flowers reveal insect visitors

Researchers 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…

2019.02.01 | Department of Bioscience, Staff, Public / media

Growing interest in Danish biodiversity

An 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.

2019.01.23 | Department of Bioscience, Alumner, Public / media

Human mutation rate has slowed recently

Researchers 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.

2019.01.21 | Department of Bioscience, Public / media, Staff

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

For 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.

2019.01.08 | Department of Bioscience, Public / media, Staff

Satellite images reveal global poverty

How 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…

2017.12.20 | Department of Bioscience, DCE, Public / media

The effect of simulated seal scarer sounds on harbour porpoises

New report details how harbour porpoises react to simulated seal scarer

2017.09.21 | DCE, Department of Bioscience, Public / media

Marine mammals in the Baltic Sea in relation to the Nord Stream 2 project

New baseline report outlines conditions for marine animals in relation to planned gas pipeline.

2017.07.04 | Public / media, Department of Bioscience

Follow the journey of a minke whale

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

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