Hole-Nesting Birds Conference October 2017 (06.11.2017)
Last week, 90 participants from 37 institutions and 16 countries visited Trondheim for the Eighth International Hole-Nesting Birds Conference. Three days full of interesting talks, posters and meetings concerning all aspects of hole-nesting bird research turned out to be a great success. CBD and the organizing committee, consisting of Bernt-Erik Sæther, Marcel Visser, Ben Sheldon and Stefan Vriend, were extremely pleased and want to thank all participants for such an enjoyable meeting!
Midterm evaluation of CBD (03.11.2017)
The Research Council of Norway has announced the conclusion from the midterm evaluation of the Centres of Excellence (SFF-III) and CBD received the highest score: "Exceptional". We are very proud that our research activity is assessed to be of the highest quality, and look forward to continue the fruitful collaboration with our national and international partners for the years to come.
CBD-publication in PNAS (01.11.2017)
The recent issue of PNAS includes a paper by Lande, Engen and Sæther, where they investigate evolution in age-structured populations subject to density dependence. By using a stochastic modelling framework the authors show how evolution maximises population demography. The results point towards new opportunities for understanding evolutionary processes in natural populations. Read the paper here.
Svalbard reindeer sex issues in media (25.10.2017)
A recent publication by Bart Peeters et al. at CBD plays a central role in a story on how climate change affects animal sex ratios (Carbon Brief). The paper, published in Ecosphere this year, shows that adult sex ratio in Svalbard reindeer may become even more female-biased after harsh rainy winters.
Hole-Nesting Birds conference (25.10.2017)
Next week (Oct 30th - Nov 2nd), CBD will host the Eighth International Hole-Nesting Birds Conference. The conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, research scholars and citizen scientists to exchange and share their experiences in research involving all aspects of hole-nesting birds. The programme will consist of 8 sessions for 10 keynote speakers and 29 contributed speakers to present their latest research results, ideas and developments within the fields of: Behaviour, Physiology, Population Dynamics, Movement, Speciation, Genetics & Genomics, Life History, and Climate Change. On Friday November 3rd, a genomics satellite meeting will be held at the CBD meeting room.
For more information, please see the conference website or Twitter.
Tuesday lunch seminars
November 6th, Martin Lind
Lunch talk 12.00 in CBD meeting room
Monday November 6th Martin Lind: “Trans-generational effects and trade-offs in adaptation and ageing”.
CBD Lecture series
November 9th: Marjo Saastamoinen
14:15 - auditorium R8: Title 'Responses and adaptations to environmental stress in natural populations'.