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Spring arrives earlier and earlier in North-East Greenland and alters the interplay among plants and insects. (Photo: Toke T. Høye)

2021.01.18 | Department of Bioscience, Staff, Public / media

No insect crisis in the Arctic - yet

Climate change is more pronounced in the Arctic than anywhere else on the planet, raising concerns about the ability of wildlife to cope with the new conditions. A new study shows that rare insects are declining, suggesting that climatic changes may favour common species.

Insect monitoring cameras in a remote area in East Greenland (photo credit: Toke T. Høye)

2021.01.14 | Department of Bioscience, Staff, Public / media

Artificial intelligence puts focus on the life of insects

Scientists are combining artificial intelligence and advanced computer technology with biological know how to identify insects with supernatural speed. This opens up new possibilities for describing unknown species and for tracking the life of insects across Space and time.

2020.12.16 | Department of Bioscience, Staff, Public / media

PONDERFUL

The European Commission has awarded a Horizon 2020 grant of €6.9 million to a consortium led by the University of Vic (Spain) to develop methods for maximising the use of ponds in climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Photo: Thomas Simonsen ©

2020.05.15 | Department of Bioscience, Public / media, Staff

Climate change affects the phenology of Danish hoverflies

New study uses museum collections and citizen-science observations to document how climate change affects the phenology of Danish hoverflies.

2020.05.15 | Department of Bioscience, Public / media, Staff

LuWQ2021

5th International Interdisciplinary Conference on LAND USE AND WATER QUALITY: Agriculture and the Environment

2020.05.06 | Department of Biology, Alumner, Department of Bioscience

‘Near-unlivable’ heat for one-third of humans within 50 years if greenhouse gas emissions are not cut

Areas of the planet home to one-third of humans will become as hot as the hottest parts of the Sahara within 50 years, unless greenhouse gas emissions fall, according to research by an international team of scientists with participation from Aarhus University published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week. The…

2020.05.01 | Department of Biology, Department of Bioscience, Public / media

AU-professor i eksklusivt selskab: Verdenskendt akademi vil have Bo Barker Jørgensen

Professor Bo Barker Jørgensen fra Aarhus Universitet bliver medlem af verdens mest ansete videnskabelige akademi, det amerikanske National Academy of Sciences. Akademiet inviterer forskere med markante resultater, og det er en helt enestående anerkendelse at være blandt de inviterede.

2020.04.29 | Department of Biology, Department of Bioscience, Public / media

The North Atlantic right whale population is in poor condition

New research by an international team of scientists reveals that endangered North Atlantic right whales are in much poorer body condition than their counterparts in the southern hemisphere. The alarming results from this research, led by Dr Fredrik Christiansen from Aarhus University in Denmark, were published this week in the journal Marine…

2020.04.22 | Department of Biology, Public / media, Staff

Cable bacteria can drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from rice cultivation

A Danish-German research collaboration may have found a solution to the large climate impact from the world's rice production: By adding electric conductivel cable bacteria to soil with rice plants, they could reduce methane emissions by more than 90%.

2020.04.01 | Department of Bioscience, Public / media, Staff

Panda poo, ants and slugs could be key to the green fuel of tomorrow

A new research project at Aarhus University will exploit millions of years of evolution to develop sustainable biofuels. Among other things, the solution lies in the digestive system of pandas.

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