Research - Department of Biology
Research photo and introduction IBI
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.
Research activities within the section address various biological questions like energetics in fishes and birds, chemical communication in insects and plants responding to climatic 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.
Research activities within the section address various biological questions involving single cell as well as multicellular organisms and use a large range of different technologies.
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 section is focused upon sustainable management, production and utilisation of biological marine resources.
The Multiscale Biology research section 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.
SFF/CoE Centre of Excellence
- CLIMEVOLVE - Evolution and mechanisms of thermal performance – answers through artificial selection in zebrafish - Professor Fredrik Jutfelt
- STOCHPOP - Stochastic Population Biology in a Fluctuating Environment - Professor Bernt-Erik Sæther