Category Archives: Blog

  • Internship blog: Roos on the start of her internship

    Roos Bruins Slot is one of our interns this year. She is part of the Durin project and works with our PhD student Kristine Birkeli to help collect carbon flux measurements in the field. Get to know Roos better! She writes: "I’m a Dutch Biology student and started my internship with Between the Fjords in […]...

  • Tundra might turn from carbon sink into carbon source due to global warming

    Tundra ecosystems hold vast amounts of carbon, which is projected to be released into the atmosphere under climate warming. Our group contributed to this important and alarming new paper in Nature, led by researchers from Umeå University in Sweden. Using carbon flux data collected inside and outside open-top chambers (OTCs), we show that ecosystem...

  • Come work with us! Apply for our Postdoctoral position within terrestrial ecosystem modelling.

    Are you interested in plant functional types and ecosystem modelling? Come work with us! Dwarf-shrubs are a dominant plant functional group across the boreal, arctic and alpine biomes, and they play important roles for biodiversity, ecology and ecosystem functioning in the habitats in which they occur. For example, dwarf-shrubs provide important fo...

  • Plant Functional Traits Course engages in South African RangeX sites

    In December 2023, the 7th plant functional traits course (PFTC7) took place in the Drakensberg mountains of South Africa. We were particularly pleased that this led to a collaboration with the RangeX project. During PFTCs, research is usually conducted along an elevational gradient. This time, the highest location at ca. 3000m coincided with the hi...

  • RangeX writing retreat in Ireland

    In November 2023, the RangeX team spend a productive week in Ireland, delving into various tasks, data sets, and papers. Numerous constructive discussions ensued, generating ideas for future project outputs. We outlined the joint field experiment data paper, incorporating data sets from China, Switzerland, Norway, and South Africa. The team members...

  • Apply for our PhD Research Fellow in plant-mycorrhizal interactions

    Are you interested in plant-soil interactions and mycorrhizal associations in nordic environments? Come work with us! Dwarf-shrubs are a dominant plant functional group across the boreal, arctic and alpine biomes, and they play important roles for biodiversity, ecology and ecosystem functioning in the habitats in which they occur. For example, dwar...

  • Plant Functional Traits Course 7 in South Africa – Apply now!

    Plant Functional Traits Courses (PFTC) offer hands-on training in applications of plant functional trait ecology within a real-life field research project setting. During this 7th PFTC course, students will collect and explore plant functional trait data in the field and use trait-based approaches within community and ecosystem ecology. Following...

  • PhD position in plant ecology (project RangeX) announced (deadline passed)

    Do you have a Master’s degree in Plant Ecology or similar, and are you interested in alpine ecology, climate change, alien species, and functional ecology? We are hiring a PhD student for 3 year to work with us in the RangeX project. Project description:  Native as well as exotic species are shifting their distributions in […]...

  • Two positions in project DURIN available (deadline passed)

    New project Durin studies the role of dwarf shrubs in our ecosystems; from species interactions to ecosystems responses and feedbacks across scales. Dwarf-shrubs (Ericaceae) are a dominant plant functional group across the boreal, arctic, and alpine biomes, where they play important roles for biodiversity, ecology and ecosystem functioning. DURIN w...

  • Head Engineer position available (Deadline passed)

    Come work with us! We are looking for a head engineer (Overingeniør) who will work on a variety of our project-based research activities. Ongoing projects related to this position are all based at the Ecological and Environmental Change Research Group at the University of Bergen. Currently projects include TradMod, QUEST-UV, Cultivate, RangeX, Du...