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Do sponges sleep?
Electromicrobiological oxygen generation in dark, anoxic sediments
Phage therapy to boost bacterial oil spill clean-up in the Arctic

2021.09.14 | Department of Biology, Public / media

Three researchers receive Villum Experiment grant

Congratulations to Assistant professor Ian Marshall, Associate professor Peter Funch and Postdoc Friederike Gründger from the Department of Biology. They all received a grant for the a Villum Experiment project.

The mother stations are constructed in containers that are wrapped in solar cells and equipped with a wind turbine. Together, they are to ensure power to the measurement stations for a whole year. Photo: Søren Rysgaard
Researchers Wieter Boone and Geoffrey Johnen are mounting the contents of the containers that constitute the mother stations in the network of automated and autonomous measurement stations. Photo: Søren Rysgaard

2021.08.09 | Department of Biology, Public / media, Department of Bioscience

Researchers examine Greenland gradients

For the past 25 years, researchers have carried out measurements of the climate and environment in East Greenland. This has resulted in an extremely valuable time series of many different data – primarily on the Zackenberg/Daneborg area and within the framework of the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring (GEM) program. Presently, researchers at the…

2021.07.23 | Department of Biology, Public / media

Volunteers conducted a survey of residents in the sea around Denmark

Biologists from Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen have studied the environmental DNA in water samples collected simultaneously by 370 volunteers on two occasions from almost 100 sites along the Danish coast. The combination of citizen science and environmental DNA has provided an effective overview of biodiversity in Danish…

2021.07.06 | Department of Biology, Public / media

Invasive species

In the Mojave and Sonoran deserts, feral donkeys and horses dig wells that are sometimes as deep as two meters. These wells, though being the product of invasive species, actually benefit the ecosystem greatly.

Elizabeth le Roux

2021.07.05 | Department of Biology, Public / media

Assistant professor Elizabeth le Roux receives AIAS Associate Fellowship

Elizabeth le Roux is a recently hired tenure track assistant professor at the Department of Biology exploring large mammal impacts on ecosystem structure and function, particularly in African savannas. In addition to the special recognition, this 3-year-fellowship supports the researcher’s possibilities to establish interdisciplinary…

2021.05.06 | Department of Biology, Staff, News for employees, Public / media

Professor Signe Normand receives the Elite Research Prize for 2021

Professor of biology Signe Normand from Aarhus University is one of the five recipients of the Elite Research Prize for 2021. There are also Elite Research travel grants for two PhD students from the Department of Computer Science and Department of Bioscience. The awards will be presented at an event at the Ministry of Higher Education and Science…

2021.04.29 | Department of Biology, Staff, Public / media

Jens-Christian Svenning most cited according to Reuters' Hot list

Denmark's most influential climate scientist is found at the Department of Biology. "Reuters' Hot List" is listing the most cited climate scientists in the world, and professor Jens-Christian Svenning takes first place in Denmark and is ranked 101 in the world.

2021.04.06 | Department of Biology, Public / media

More green areas earmarked for biodiversity at AU

Aarhus University wants to increase biodiversity in several of the university's green areas. The areas will increase species variation, and can be used in connection with teaching and as a meeting point for social activities.

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…

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