Unni Vik

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Academic Interests

I am interested in the organisms that we don't see, but none the less play crucial roles in ecosystems. During my PhD, undertaken in Oslo Mycology Group, I studied associations and interactions between fungi and bacteria in ectomycorrhizal plant root systems. I am currently involved in the COVERALL project, where bacterial communities in sediments exposed to artificial CO2 release are investigated both in situ and ex situ to reveal possible CO2 signatures. In the DRIVE project, I investigate how root associated fungi and bacteria responds to elevated temperatures and changed annual precipitation patterns.  



    2014 — PhD, Microbial Ecology, UoO

    2009 — M.Sc., Biology, UoO

    2007 — B.Sc., Biology, UoO



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    Blog of Oslo Mycology Group

    Tags: Mycorrhizae, Microbial ecology, Mycology, Bacteria, Fungi, Fungal ecology, Botany, Interactions, Symbiosis, Ecology


    • Botnen, Synnøve Smebye; Davey, Marie Louise; Aas, Anders Bjørnsgard; Carlsen, Tor; Thoen, Ella; Heegaard, Einar; Vik, Unni; Dresch, Philipp; Mundra, Sunil; Peintner, Ursula; Taylor, Andy F. S. & Kauserud, Håvard (2019). Biogeography of plant root-associated fungal communities in the North Atlantic region mirrors climatic variability. Journal of Biogeography.  ISSN 0305-0270.  46(7), s 1532- 1546 . doi: 10.1111/jbi.13613 Show summary
    • Thoen, Ella; Aas, Anders Bjørnsgard; Vik, Unni; Brysting, Anne Krag; Skrede, Inger; Carlsen, Tor & Kauserud, Håvard (2019). A single ectomycorrhizal plant root system includes a diverse and spatially structured fungal community. Mycorrhiza.  ISSN 0940-6360.  29(3), s 167- 180 . doi: 10.1007/s00572-019-00889-z
    • Hicks, Natalie; Vik, Unni; Taylor, Peter; Ladoukakis, Efthymios; Park, Joonsang; Kolisis, Frangiskos & Jakobsen, Kjetill Sigurd (2016). Using Prokaryotes for Carbon Capture Storage. Trends in Biotechnology.  ISSN 0167-7799.  35(1), s 22- 32 . doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2016.06.011 Show summary
    • Davey, Marie Louise; Blaalid, Rakel; Vik, Unni; Carlsen, Tor; Kauserud, Håvard & Eidesen, Pernille Bronken (2015). Primary succession of Bistorta vivipara (L.) Delabre (Polygonaceae) root-associated fungi mirrors plant succession in two glacial chronosequences. Environmental Microbiology.  ISSN 1462-2912.  17(8), s 2777- 2790 . doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12770
    • Mundra, Sunil; Halvorsen, Rune; Kauserud, Håvard; Müller, Eike; Vik, Unni & Eidesen, Pernille Bronken (2015). Arctic fungal communities associated with roots of Bistorta vivipara do not respond to the same fine-scale edaphic gradients as the aboveground vegetation. New Phytologist.  ISSN 0028-646X.  205(4), s 1587- 1597 . doi: 10.1111/nph.13216
    • Botnen, Synnøve; Vik, Unni; Carlsen, Tor; Eidesen, Pernille Bronken; Davey, Marie Louise & Kauserud, Håvard (2014). Low host specificity of root-associated fungi at an Arctic site. Molecular Ecology.  ISSN 0962-1083.  23(4), s 975- 985 . doi: 10.1111/mec.12646
    • Bengtsson-Palme, Johan; Ryberg, Martin; Hartmann, Martin; Branco, Sara; Wang, Zheng; Godhe, Anna; De Wit, Pierre; Sánchez-García, Marisol; Ebersberger, Ingo; de Sousa, Filipe; Amend, Anthony S.; Jumpponen, Ari; Unterseher, Martin; Kristiansson, Erik; Abarenkov, Kessy; Bertrand, Yann J.K.; Sanli, Kemal; Eriksson, K. Martin; Vik, Unni; Veldre, Vilmar & Nilsson, R. Henrik (2013). Improved software detection and extraction of ITS1 and ITS2 from ribosomal ITS sequences of fungi and other eukaryotes for analysis of environmental sequencing data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.  ISSN 2041-210X.  4(10), s 914- 919 . doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12073
    • Fang, Yao; Vik, Unni; Brysting, Anne Krag; Carlsen, Tor; Halvorsen, Rune & Kauserud, Håvard (2013). Substantial compositional turnover of fungal communities in an alpine ridge-to-snowbed gradient. Molecular Ecology.  ISSN 0962-1083.  22(19), s 5040- 5052 . doi: 10.1111/mec.12437
    • Vik, Unni; Logares, Ramiro; Blaalid, Rakel; Halvorsen, Rune; Carlsen, Tor; Bakke, Ingrid; Kolstø, Anne-Brit; Økstad, Ole Andreas Løchen & Kauserud, Håvard (2013). Different bacterial communities in ectomycorrhizae and surrounding soil. Scientific Reports.  ISSN 2045-2322.  3(347) . doi: 10.1038/srep03471 Full text in Research Archive.
    • Vik, Unni; Carlsen, Tor; Eidesen, Pernille Bronken; Brysting, Anne Krag & Kauserud, Håvard (2012). Microsatellite markers for Bistorta vivipara (Polygonaceae). American Journal of Botany.  ISSN 0002-9122.  99(6), s E226- E229 . doi: 10.3732/ajb.1100504
    • Vik, Unni; Halvorsen, Rune; Ohlson, Mikael; Rydgren, Knut; Carlsen, Tor; Korpelainen, Helena & Kauserud, Håvard (2012). Microsatellite markers for hylocomium splendens (Hylocomiaceae). American Journal of Botany.  ISSN 0002-9122.  99(9), s e344- e346 . doi: 10.3732/ajb.1200028
    • Vik, Unni; Jørgensen, Marte Holten; Kauserud, Håvard; Nordal, Inger & Brysting, Anne Krag (2010). Microsatellite markers show decreasing diversity but unchanged level of clonality in Dryas octopetala (Rosaceas) with increasing latitude. American Journal of Botany.  ISSN 0002-9122.  97(6), s 988- 997 . doi: 10.3732/ajb.0900215

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    • Vik, Unni (2018). Den usynlege majoriteten. Syn og Segn.  ISSN 0039-7717.  (1)
    • Vik, Unni (2018). The DRIVE project - The plant root microbiome diversity and resilience in a changing climate.
    • Vik, Unni; Pérez-Izquierdo, Leticia; Thoen, Ella & Clemmensen, Karina E. (2018). Fungal communities in a changing climate.
    • Vik, Unni (2017). DRIVE- update.
    • Vik, Unni (2017). Ørsmå sopptrådar kan halde klimaet i sjakk. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).  ISSN 0804-3116.
    • Vik, Unni (2014). Dei små overvakarane. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.  s 14- 15
    • Vik, Unni (2014). Using microorganisms to monitor CCS.
    • Vik, Unni (2012). Bistorta vivipara and its microbial plant root partners.
    • Vik, Unni; Jørgensen, Marte Holten; Kauserud, Håvard & Brysting, Anne Krag (2008). Phylogeography and population structure of Dryas octopetela analysed by microsatellite markers.

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    Published June 1, 2011 10:39 AM - Last modified Mar. 9, 2018 1:01 PM