Category Archives: Blog

  • Head Engineer position available!

    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...

  • Postdoc position in soil microbe functional ecology (Deadline passed)

    We seek a postdoc in the FUNDER project, which will assess and disentangle the direct effects of climate from the indirect effects, mediated through biotic interactions, on the diversity and whole-ecosystem functioning of the plant−soil food web. To achieve this, we use a powerful macroecological experimental approach to quantify the impacts of v...

  • Plant Functional Traits Course in Norway: sign up now!

    The 6th International Plant Functional Traits Course will be held in Aurland, Norway 23. July – 5. August 2022. Trait-based ecology incorporates methods that enable powerful approaches to predict how climate and biotic interactions shape plant community dynamics and ecosystem functioning. This course will provide students with essential backg...

  • Two positions available in new FUNDER project

    FUNDER got funded! We are excited to start exploring the Direct and indirect climate impacts on the biodiversity and Functioning of the UNDERground ecosystem this spring. To that end, we are now recruiting a PhD and a Postdoctoral research fellow.   The PhD position focuses on the roles of alpine soil mesofauna (nematodes, micro-arthropods) an...

  • Measuring carbon fluxes on asphalt?

    By Joseph Gaudard We were getting some strange looks while measuring ecosystem carbon fluxes on… the parking lot of the university. And for a reason: what would one expect to respire on clean asphalt? Nothing or almost. So what was I doing here, with my whole setup and four students? Well, the most important thing […]...

  • Journeys to the North: We were featured in an ARTE documentary

    Just over a year ago, we had the honor to host a camera team of the fantastic French/German tv-channel ARTE, where we were part of a documentary series ‘Journeys to the North‘ (Voyages en terres du Nord) about the wonders of Scandinavia.       This episode about Norway features lots of interesting lessons about […]...

  • New SeedClim paper out in PNAS

    Studying climate change through a plant’s perspective It is finally here! In our recently published paper ‘Biotic rescaling reveals importance of species interactions for variation in biodiversity responses to climate change‘ in PNAS, we present important findings from the ongoing SeedClim project. Understanding climate-induced c...

  • Data cleaning – finding the problems with turfmapper

    All large data sets have problems. The community data gathered in the Between the Fjords projects are no exception – there are inevitable spelling mistakes, synonyms, misidentifications (for example of sterile Carex). Fortunately, having community data from several years, we can compare the community over time to identify and then fix these s...

  • Møt Kristine

    Møt Kristine! Kristine har i likhet med fleire andre biologistudentar gjort vore med i LandPress-prosjektet gjennom eit kurs i bachelorgraden i biologi ved UiB (BIO299). Kristine likte det så godt at ho sommaren 2018 hadde eit internship saman med oss, og sommaren 2019 kjem ho tilbake for å starte på masteroppgåva si. Kva skal den […]...

  • Vær, vind og røsslyng

    Heisann! Mitt navn er Ida, og jeg skal nå begynne på mitt siste semester før jeg kan kalle meg selv biolog. I løpet av det siste året har jeg fått være med på masse spennende i forbindelse med faget BIO299. Jeg og fire andre studenter har assistert doktorgradsstudent Siri på LandPress-prosjektet, og vært med å […]...