Allometry and comparative methods: A workshop from 26 to 28 February 2018
CBD is organizing a workshop on allometry and comparative methods. Presentations by invited speakers will be held in R60 (see below for a list of speakers) the 26 and 27 February. A course on SLOUCH (Stochastic Linear Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Models for Comparative Hypotheses) a R package for comparative studies, will be given Wednesday 28 February. Download the programme here >>
CBD –success in the Research Council of Norway
This year CBD had great success with applications to the call for Researcher project in the program FRIPRO of the Research Council of Norway. The projects “Spatial differentiation of a bird metapopulation: quantifying eco-evolutionary dynamics in space”, lead by Bernt-Erik Sæther, and “Community dynamics in a rapidly warming high Arctic: trophic synchrony in time and space”, lead by Brage Bremset Hansen, both obtained funding. In addition, Geir Bolstad at NINA obtained funding as a Young Researcher Talent with the project “The effect of life-history genes on eco-evolutionary dynamics”.
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.