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2021.03.04 | Department of Biology, Staff, Public / media

Tiny computers reveal how wild bats hunt so efficiently

The bats' echolocation is more advanced than previously thought. Bats muffle their screams almost to a whisper when hunting, so echoes from trees and buildings do not drown out echoes from the prey.

2021.02.26 | Department of Biology, Staff, Public / media

ICARUS aims to understand the clouds over the Arctic

The Arctic region is very sensitive to climate change and the ongoing changes in the Arctic are a crucial factor affecting the global climate. Therefore, it is important to understand what determines the Arctic climatic processes. With a grant from the Villum Foundation, the researchers behind the ICARUS project aim to examine how specific…

Figure LP_VAAM!: Microscope image of cable bacteria reaching one end out for oxygen. The deformed oxygen front is seen as a milky line consisting of smaller bacteria attracted to the interface with the lower oxygen free layer. (Photo: Stefano Scilipoti).
Figure Opstilling: In the laboratory, cable bacteria were placed in a little, transparent chamber. In the middle, the bacteria had access to oxygen-free mud stuffed with food, while oxygen diffused in from the edges. (Photo: Maria Blach Nielsen).

2021.02.10 | Department of Biology, Staff, Public / media

Electric cable bacteria breathe oxygen with unheard efficiency

Ten years ago, researchers at Aarhus University, Denmark, reported the discovery of centimeter-long cable bacteria, that live by conducting an electric current from one end to the other. Now the researchers document that a few cells operate with extremely high oxygen consumption while the rest of the cells process food and grow without oxygen. An…

2021.02.04 | Department of Biology, Public / media, Staff

Aarhus University heads large-scale joint Arctic efforts in the Danish Realm

The Ministry of Higher Education and Science has just granted almost DKK 37 million to a targeted effort to unravel the importance of the ongoing climate change in the Arctic environment, how quickly the changes take place and how they affect the rest of the planet. The project brings all the Arctic stakeholders of the Danish Realm together in one…

2021.02.04 | Department of Biology, Public / media, Staff

Potentially toxic plankton algae may play a crucial role in the future Arctic

As the sea ice shrinks in the Arctic, the plankton community that produces food for the entire marine food chain is changing. New research shows that a potentially toxic species of plankton algae that lives both by doing photosynthesis and absorbing food may become an important player in the Arctic Ocean as the future sea ice becomes thinner and…

Photo: Leander Hessner.

2021.01.29 | Department of Biology, Public / media, Staff

Strengthened focus on sustainability in Aarhus Harbor

New collaboration between Aarhus Harbor and the Department of Biology focus on the environmental sustainability and biodiversity in the marine waters around Aarhus. A main task will be to recreate habitats for fish and other aquatic organisms around the harbor and in Aarhus Bay.  Already, the collaboration includes the research vessel,…

2021.01.25 | Department of Biology, Public / media, Biochange, News from the management

Jens-Christian Svenning receives the Annual grant from Villum Kann Rasmussen

Professor Jens-Christian Svenning receives the prestigious grant of DKK 5 m for his significant contribution to technical and scientific research. Sorry, there is no translation for this news-article.

2021.01.22 | Department of Biology, Public / media, News from the management

Research talent from Department of Biology receives Villum-grant

Assistant professor Tina Santl-Temkiv receives 5,9 mio DKK for the project: The Effects of Ice Nucleation Proteins on Arctic Clouds (ICARUS).

2021.01.12 | Department of Biology, Public / media, Staff, News for employees

Biology students as entrepreneurs

Have a look at this recap of the pitch finale from this year's bio-entrepreneurship course. During the semester the students are trained in combining their bioscience knowledge with entrepreneurial thinking and business opportunities. The goal is to strengthen their perspectives on how basic science can be used to solve real-world problems as…

2021.01.07 | Department of Biology, Staff, Public / media

New major research project to bring about quiet seas

Over the next four years, a major new EU project will examine how noise from shipping affects the marine environment and identify solutions to make ships quieter. Project SATURN has participants from ten countries, and researchers from AU will play a key role.

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