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Coming up Tuesday 28 May: "Kunnskapsstatus Antarktis"

Welcome to an open seminar on the state of knowledge regarding the oceans surrounding Antarctica! The seminar will be held mainly in Norwegian.

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News from Titan.uio.no

  • Dypvannsfisken Diretmus argenteus Deep-sea fish see color in pitch-black darkness May 21, 2019 9:14 AM

    Humans, along with many other mammals, must make do with four different light-sensitive proteins in the rods and cones of our retinas. However, fish species living in the deep sea can have up to 40 different proteins aiding their vision. This means that they most likely see some sort of color where humans would only see pitch-black darkness.

  • Her er det en av Julius' venner, sjimpansen Knerten, som bruker enkel redskap for å grave opp mat. Julius graver med redskap og styrker en evolusjonsteori May 15, 2019 9:54 AM

    Var det tilgangen til kjøttmat eller evnen til å grave opp røtter og knoller som gjorde det mulig for menneskets forfedre å utvikle våre store og energislukende hjerner? Da forskere så at selveste Julius og de andre sjimpansene i Kristiansand Dyrepark brukte redskaper til å grave opp godsaker, ble teori nummer to plutselig mye sterkere.

Publications

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  • stige-2019-climate-bottom-up-fig1 Climate effects on ecosystems: not only bottom-up Apr. 30, 2019

    Climate effects on marine ecosystems are often projected as a bottom-up process. That is, the focus of the projections is often: How do changes in physical conditions and biogeochemical processes at lower trophic levels influence living conditions for fish and other organisms at higher trophic levels? However, this view ignores feedbacks between higher and lower trophic levels.