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.
The Norwegian-based biology research centre CEES has made a lot of discoveries and pushed the frontiers in international science. The driving force behind CEES from start has been Professor Nils Chr. Stenseth, who is now stepping down as centre chair.
- 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
LATICE at AGU 2018 Fall Meeting, Washington, 10-14 December
Nov. 16, 2018 5:40 PM
Several researchers from LATICE will present their work at the AGU Fall Meeting 2018 in Washington, US. The Fall Meeting bring together geoscientists from all over the world to a conference covering all disciplines of the Earth and space sciences.
Young CEED - Searching for subduction initiation in Drøbak
Nov. 15, 2018 2:36 PM
This past week, 14 international and interdisciplinary early career researchers from all over the world met in the fjord-side town of Drøbak, south of Oslo. The #YoungCEED18 workshop - the first of its kind under the “Young CEED” initiative - aimed for a fresh take on the enigmatic process of how new subduction zones form.
Hotspot volcanism on Greenland – A corridor in the North Atlantic forms volcanic landscape
Nov. 12, 2018 10:03 PM
Volcanic activity primarily focuses at plate boundaries on Earth. But volcanoes can also form far away from plate boundaries due to plumes of hot material rising from the Earth’s deep interior. Eventually this material reaches the surface and breaks through the Earth’s crust to form a volcano – a so-called “hotspot”. Scientists now present a theory of how this type of hotspot activity can explain massive, past volcanic eruptions in Greenland and in the North Atlantic region.
Publication: open source animal tracking and closed-loop stimulation
Oct. 23, 2018 2:50 PM
Expanding the Open Ephys system to include animal tracking and behavior-based closed-loop stimulation extends the availability of high-quality, low-cost experimental setup within standardized data formats.