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The Oslo Symposium

The inaugural Oslo Symposium on Ecology, Evolution, and Genomics will be held on Thursday 30 August 2018. The theme is: “Bridging the Fundamentals of Ecology, Evolution, and Genomics: Challenges and Solutions”.

The Kristine Bonnevie lectures

The Kristine Bonnevie lectures 2018 will be held on Monday 3 September 2018. Speakers: Spencer C.H. Barrett and Anja C. Andersen.

Research news

  • sparrow-group-fieldwork How the house sparrow came to be Aug. 10, 2018

    How is it that the small, charismatic house sparrow has become so closely associated with us? CEES researchers have been trying to answer this question by sequencing the DNA of populations of sparrows from across Europe and the Middle East. New publication published in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B.

  • le-mans-rostrum-660px Ancient DNA reveals the extent of Norse Greenland’s trade in walrus ivory Aug. 8, 2018

    Analysis of DNA from up to 1100 year old walrus remains confirmes that walrus ivory was a driver for both the success and decline of the old Norse colony of Greenland.

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  • Masahito Tsuiboi Has parental care led to the evolution of bigger brains in mammals and birds? Aug. 15, 2018 8:00 PM
    Mammals and birds have bigger brains than fish, amphibians and reptiles, and as a result are allegedly more intelligent. But by which mechanisms did this occur? Now an international team of researchers, led by UiO, might have the answer.
  • Sanne Boessenkoel, Bastiaan Star, James H. Barrett Handel med hvalross-elfenben holdt liv i den norrøne bosettingen på Grønland Aug. 13, 2018 9:07 AM
    Den norrøne kolonien som ble grunnlagt på Grønland av Eirik Raude rundt år 985, varte i nesten 500 år. Norske og britiske forskere har nå analysert DNA funnet i hvalross-rester fra den tiden og påvist at handel med elfenben fra hvalrossens støttenner var en viktig årsak til at bosettingen var så livskraftig.
  • A walrus rostrum with tusks that can be dated to c. 1200-1400 CE. Ancient DNA reveals the extent of Norse Greenland’s trade in walrus ivory Aug. 8, 2018 9:06 AM
    Norwegian and British researchers have analysed DNA from up to 1100 year old walrus remains and confirmed that walrus ivory was a driver for both the success and decline of the old Norse colony of Greenland. They also revealed the shifting patterns of walrus ivory trade in medieval Europe and found traces of a major evolutionary split in the Atlantic walrus population.
  • Mørk jordhumle: Får hjerneskade av neonikotinoider Insektmidler er bare én av mange trusler mot humlene July 9, 2018 9:28 AM
    EU har innført et forbud mot fire insektmidler som fører til at humler og andre bier får hjerneskade. – Det neste halvåret skal vi kartlegge hvordan ulike konsentrasjoner av disse stoffene påvirker humlene ved ulike betingelser, sier forsker Anders Nielsen.
  

  

Vacancies

Available position at IBV

Permanent position as associate professor of bioinformatics at the Department of Biosciences and the new Centre for Bioinformatics.

A centre of excellence in Norway 2007–2017

CEES continues as a centre and section at the Department of Biosciences beyond 2017.