A new ancient DNA study shows that 14th century plague outbreaks might have resulted from repeated introductions of Yersinia pestis to Europe. Commercial trade routes, including the fur trade routes, would have contributed to the rapid spread of plague in whole Europe during the Middle Ages.
By investigating the DNA of several species of sparrows, researchers at CEES have shown that the house sparrow diverged from a sparrow in the Middle East – and started to digest starch-rich foods – when humans developed agriculture.
When studying climate change, it is often a problem that reliable, comparable data go back just a few decades. Long time series are in high demand, especially when it comes to the Earth’s cryosphere, consisting of glaciers, ice and frozen ground.
- Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics
- Department of Biosciences
- School of Pharmacy
- Department of Physics
- Department of Geosciences
- Department of Informatics
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Technology Systems
- Centre for Computing in Science Education (CCSE)
- Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES)
- Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED)
- Centre for Material Sciences and Nanotechnology (SMN)
- Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics (RoCS)
- Centre for Scalable Data Access in the Oil and Gas Domain (SIRIUS)
- Norwegian Centre for Science Education
- Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences
Dirk Linke new projectleader at Centre for Digital Life
Dec. 14, 2018 2:31 PM
New research projects to join Centre for Digital Life Norway. Professor Dirk Linke from The Departement of Bioscience is one of the five projectleaders.
INTPART-funding to Mazzini for international cooperation
Dec. 14, 2018 10:43 AM
Early in December, it became known that four INTPART-projects at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, UiO, receive funding from NFR. One of the lucky ones is Adriano Mazzini, a researcher at CEED / Department of Geosciences.
The winners of the Else-Ragnhild Neumann prize for 2018
Dec. 8, 2018 11:30 AM
Thea H. Heimdal successfully defended her PhD
Dec. 6, 2018 4:56 PM