The Department of Biology offers a wide variety of research areas including behaviour, evolution, ecology, environmental toxicology, marine sciences, physiology and molecular systems. Interdisciplinary research and cooperation are important parts for the department. The Norwegian institute for nature research (NINA) and SINTEF and other NTNU departments are essential partners.
Norwegian Centre of Excellence (SFF)
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.
As the name implies, the Behaviour & Evolution Group focuses on studying and teaching evolution and behavior.
The ecology group covers a broad field of research, including effects of both abiotic and biotic environmental variables on individuals, populations and communities and their interactions.
The research activities in ENVITOX span from genotoxicity, molecular and cellular toxicology and pollutant effects on fish, amphibians, free ranging marine mammals and birds, including Arctic species.
The Marine Sciences research group is focused upon sustainable management, production and utilisation of biological marine resources.
Research activities within the group address various biological questions involving single cell as well as multicellular organisms and use a large range of different technologies.
The Multiscale Biology research group studies biological processes from molecule to ecosystems. Much of our research focus on plants and how processes within plants scale up to effects on ecosystems.
Research activities within the group address various biological questions like energetics in fishes and birds, chemical communication in insects and plants responding to climatic change.