CBD in the news

PNAS-paper recieved attention
A paper from CBD about allometry in fruit flies is covered in Gemini >>

Award to CBD-members in UA
The Wildlife Publication Award 2015 to Engen, Lande and Sæther is covered in Universitetsavisa >>

The Dalechampia made it in a Dutch newspaper
Find the link to the original paper in functional Ecology here >>:

Olivia Langhamer interviewed at Statkraft 
The Interview for Statkraft: Gode naboer - På dypt vann. People & Power Nr. 14 (2014), p 31 (in Norwegian).
Read more at Statkraft.no

The Møbius prize
The Møbius prize to professors Sæther and Engen has recieved attention in Norwegian media:
Adressa >>
Universitetsavisa >>

NRK-program about Svalbard and extreme weather events
NRK will cover the article about Svalbard ecosystem recently publised in Science in a TV-program 7 February >>

Svalbard ecosystem attracts media
The study on climate events on Svalbard ecosystem recently published in Science has received interests among media.
Science Daily >>
Die Welt >>
Spiegel >>
Aftenposten >>
NRK >>
Adressa >>

Feature article about Darwin >>
Dr. Hanno Sandvik has written a feature article about Darwin and some of his political opinions in relation to his biological theories.

Concern about inbred island moose >>
Local managers raise concern about small island moose populations in northern Norway, which also are of interest to researchers at CCB.

Get a glimpse of the research at CCB >>
NRK has joined the house sparrow project in field, and learned how research at CCB addresses important questions related to environmental change.

The vision behind the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics at NTNU is to develop an interdisciplinary centre for research into changes in time and space of biological diversity at different organismal levels.

CBD focuses on three primary research areas, in which we believe it is important to increase knowledge for the sustainable conservation of biodiversity in a changing world.

CBD includes researchers primarily from the following institutions:
Department of Biology, NTNU
NTNU University Museum
Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)


New project
The steering board of NORDFORSK has decided to fund the project " Warming up for warming Arctic – adaptation and management of Rangifer in Changing Arctic". CBD is  looking forward to be one of the Nordic research institutions involved in developing strategies for a sustainable management  of semi-domestic reindeer in a new climate. 

Postdoctoral position in evolutionary genomics
A two-year postdoctoral position in evolutionary genomics funded by a grant from the Norwegian Research Council to Assistant Professor Arild Husby is available at the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD), Department of Biology, NTNU, Norway. Read more about the position here >>

PhD position available 

"Seeking a MSc-candidate who is highly motivated for a PhD study (4 years) on the effects of parasites on a wild host passerine, the house sparrow." Read more here >>

PhD position in Quantitative Ecology available (13.11.2015)
The PhD candidate will work on quantitatively oriented research questions in ecology, often involving estimating and predicting how different environmental drivers or various kinds of human activity affect population dynamics and/or community dynamics. A full description of the position is available here >> 

Erik Blystad Solbu - Defence of thesis 12 November 2015 (6.11.2015)
Erik Blystad Solbu has submitted his thesis entitled: «Modelling and statistical analysis of demographic and environmental changes in populations and communities»
in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of PhD in Mathematical Sciences at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, NTNU. More information here>>

CBD welcomes PhD student Thomas Haaland (03.11.2015)
Thomas Haaland has joined CBD as a Ph.D student on dr. Irja Ratikainen’s new project “Evolutionary responses to variable and unpredictable environments: Conditions, interactions and consequences”. Thomas completed his MSc in Biology with Irja and Prof. Jonathan Wright in August, entitled “A general stochastic dynamic model of the differential allocation hypothesis”, and will continue working on stochastic dynamic models as well as individual-based simulation models for his Ph.D. He will be looking at well known adaptations to variability within individual lifetimes such as insurance, asset-protection and variance-sensitivity, and how these change when maximizing fitness over evolutionary time if environmental conditions vary across generations.

More news from CBD here >>.

Next event

January 28th 
Jarrod Hadfield, Edinburgh University will give a talk on "Selection & Inheritance in the Presence of Kin interactions" at 14:15 in DU2-150.

January 29th
Thomas Kvalnes will defend his PhD-thesis, titled "Evolution by natural selection in age-structured populations in fluctuating environments". More info here >>

More events here: >>

Visitors at CBD

January 24-31. 2016
Dr. Jane M. Reid and Amanda Elizabeth Trask, The University of Aberdeen

Recent publications from CBD

Engen, S. & Sæther, B.-E. 2016
Optimal age of maturity in fluctuating environments under r- and K-selection. Oikos, in press >>

Bleu, J., Gamelon, M. & Sæther, B.-E. 2016
Reproductive costs in terrestrial male vertebrates: insights from bird studies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283 (1823):20152600 >>

Ruse, M.G., Hasselquist, D., Hansson, B., Tarka, M. & Sandsten, M. 2016
Automated analysis of song structure in complex birdsongs. Animal Behaviour 112 (1): 39-51 >>

Kropatsch, R., Melis, C., Stronen, A.V., Jensen, H. & Epplen, J.T. 2015
Molecular genetics of sex identification, breed ancestry and polydactyly in the Norwegian Lundehund breed. Journal of Heredity 106 (4): 403-406 >>

Ringsby, T.H., Jensen, H., Pärn, H., Kvalnes, T., Boner, W., Gillespie, R., Holand, H., Hagen, I.J., Rønning, B., Sæther, B.-E. & Monaghan, P. 2015
On being the right size: increased body size is associated with reduced telomere length under natural conditions. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20152331 >>

Nossen, I., Ciesielski, T.M., Dimmen, M.V., Jensen, H., Ringsby, T.H., Polder, A., Rønning, B., Jenssen, B.M. & Styrishave, B. 2016
Steriods in house sparrows (Passer domesticus): Effects of POPs and male quality signalling. Science of the Total Environment 547: 295-304 >>

Sereni, L, Einum, S. 2015
No evidence for activity adjustment in response to increased density in Daphnia magna. PLoS ONE 10 (12): e0144759 >>

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