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Associate Professor Wolf L. Eiserhardt receives the prestigious Sapere Aude grant of 5,9 mio DKK

2018.12.11The Sapere Aude grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark is of nearly DKK 6.000.000 , and it gives Wolf L. Eiserhardt the opportunity to expand his research on the species of the tropical rainforest with a focus on biodiversity research.

A porpoise with a transmitter attached with suction cups. The transmitter registers every time the animal comes up to breathe. When porpoises are caught in seine nets, scientists are able to catch the animal alive and attach transmitters to their backs before they are released again. Photo: Jonas Teilmann

A blubber coat and large amounts of fish keep Denmark’s smallest whale, the porpoise, alive in the cold winter

2018.12.07Porpoises are among the world’s smallest marine mammals, but despite their small size they need to maintain a body temperature of 37 degrees year-round, just like all other mammals. We, land-living mammals, would soon succumb to the ice-cold water where the temperature gets down to zero degrees in winter. How do the porpoises meet the challenge?

WATEC researcher receives Sapere Aude grant of nearly six Mio. DKK.

2018.12.05Today WATEC associated researcher Ass. Professor Klaus Koren receives the prestigious Sapere Aude grant of nearly six Mio DKK from the Independent Research Fund Denmark. New sensor for real time measure of the fish toxin ammonia in aquatic environments will help protect the environment and take water technology research to a new level.

A bigger nose, a bigger bang: size matters for echolocating toothed whales

2018.11.16Whales, dolphins, and porpoises have all evolved to use similar narrow beams of high intensity sound to echolocate prey. Far from being inefficient, this highly focused sense may have helped them succeed as top predators in the world's oceans.

The wigeon (top from left to right), the shoveler, the pintail and the golden-eye. Images: Pixabay
Wing samples submitted by Danish hunters show a decrease in the number of young teal, shovelers, pintail, wigeon, tufted ducks and golden-eyes. Illustration: Fox & Christensen
The development in the annual share of females among adult ducks among wing samples submitted by Danish hunters 1982-2017. Illustration: Fox & Christensen
The development in the annual share of juvenile females in wing samples submitted by Danish hunters in the period 1982-2017. Illustration: Fox & Christensen

Fewer females cause ripples in the duck pond

2018.11.01A new study from the Department of Bioscience shows a surprising decrease in the proportion of females among four common waterfowl. Researchers are concerned about the uneven gender balance and predict it could have consequences for the populations, if the trend continues.

[Translate to English:] This spring Karen La Cour Jørgensen, Oliver Hansen, Trine Henriksen and Lasse Jensen participated in the mentor scheme. Photo: Lea Laursen Pasgaard

Mentor scheme ensures new students a good start at Bioscience

2018.10.24The Department of Bioscience tested a mentor scheme the previous semester, where a team of older students guided students at the second semester about life as a biology student. The evaluations were very positive, and the arrangement is repeated in the spring. Here four students talk about what they got out of participating.

Mammals cannot evolve fast enough to escape current extinction crisis

2018.10.17We humans are exterminating animal and plant species so quickly that nature's built-in defence mechanism, evolution, cannot keep up. An Aarhus-led research team calculated that if current conservation efforts are not improved, so many mammal species will become extinct during the next five decades that nature will need 3-5 million years to recover.

Stakladen at Aarhus University was the setting for the BIO Match networking and career day. Photos: AU Photo/Melissa Yildirim
Associate Professor Hans Røy gave a presentation about his collaboration with Dong Energy Oil & Gas.
Both researchers and students participated in the networking and career day.
Researchers and representatives from the business community queued up to give a one-minute madness-presentation to the other participants.
After some inspiring presentations, the participants were able to network at the stands or over a bite of tapas.

Great interest in new networking and career day

2018.10.09Around 200 students, researchers and representatives from the business community met on Friday 28 September on the Department of Bioscience networking and career day, BIO Match. See the photos from the day here.

Assistant professor Tina Santl-Temkiv from the Department of Bioscience has been granted DKK 2 million under the VILLUM Experiment program. Photos: Sofia Riberio
Assistant professor Tina Santl-Temkiv.

Assistant professor Tina Santl-Temkiv receives funding from The VILLUM Experiment

2018.09.20The Villum Foundation is supporting bold technical and scientific research ideas for the second time. Assistant Professor Tina Santl-Temkiv from Department of Bioscience is one of this year’s recipients, receiving DKK 2 million for a project that will study the impact of sea-ice microorganisms on cloud processes in the Arctic.

The Department of Bioscience invites students, researchers and the industry to BIO Match 28 September in Stakladen. Photo: AU Foto/Jesper Rais
Businesses, organisations, authorities and researchers get the chance to present themselves at the one minute madness session. Here they get one minute and one slide to deliver their message to the audience. Photo: AU Foto/Jesper Rais

Networking day to increase dialogue and cooperation between businesses and AU biologists

2018.09.19The Department of Bioscience is heating up collaboration between businesses, research and students on the networking and career day ‘BIO Match’, Friday 28 September at Aarhus University.

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