Climate-driven plague outbreaks in Asia were repeatedly introduced into medieval Europe, new research from CEES, Norway, and WSL, Switzerland, shows.
Biologists at CEES, Department of Biosciences, are now making a giant effort to identify the relationship between climate change, rat infestations, and the many major plague epidemics throughout history. The knowledge may be used to predict the next plague outbreak.
CEES organises a 2-day conference on the history of plague, at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The conference has several prominent speakers, and ends with summarising thoughts by Jared Diamond.
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A team involving present and former CEES members has shown that the wheat genome is the result of multiple rounds of hybrid speciation. The findings have broad implications for understanding genome function and, thus, cultivar improvement in bread wheat.
CEES Professor Vøllestad's article Gene pleiotropy constrains gene expression changes in fish adapted to different thermal conditions (Papakostas et al.) was published in Nature Communications 3 June.
A marine animal thought to have been extinct for four million years has been found alive and well and living in New Zealand.
The new lab will be operational within the next few months. Its total cost, including equipment, is 18 million NOK (2.2 million EUR).
CEES Professor Mysterud joined Group 5: Biology, The Natural Sciences Division of the Academy, as the youngest member of the group
The European Commission has published a few days ago a new call for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships.
The European Commission has appointed CEES Chair Stenseth to the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC). During his 4-year term, he and his fellow members of the Scientific Council will define the scientific funding strategy and methodologies of the Agency.
RCN announced last week that the Norwegian Sequencing Centre (NSC) is one of 13 large scale research infrastructures that will be funded by the program National Financing Initiative for Research Infrastructure (INFRASTRUKTUR) from 2014.
The agreement facilitates staff and student exchange between two institutions, wider cooperation on a range of projects and institutional development
A new study by CEES postdoc Anne Maria Eikeset and others, published online by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), is the first to determine whether genetic changes resulting from fishing pressure have any significant economic effects for the case of Atlantic cod.
The collaboration between CEES and researchers in Ethiopia has been further strengthened
Boris Schmid, a postdoctoral fellow at CEES, secured the prize at the 11th international symposium on Yersinia
Kjetil Lysne Voje is honored with prestigious award for his doctoral dissertation at IBV/CEES.