Climate change

2 NMBU professors selected for UN Climate Panel

Noragric's Tor A. Benjaminsen and Siri Eriksen are selected to work on the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s next assessment report. 


Researchers have discovered that a specific gene plays a very important role in determining whether a salmon returns to spawn as a large or small salmon.

Extreme mutation – what happens then?

About 100 million years ago, the mother of all salmonid fish underwent a doubling of all its genetic material and ever since then it has had double sets of genes. How has this affected the ability of salmonids to evolve new adaptations?


The organisms that convert the greenhouse gas N₂O to harmless N₂

Extensive use of chemical fertilizers in agriculture is resulting in emissions of nitrous oxide – a potent climate gas. Soil bacteria are essential in this context since they both produce and convert nitrous oxide!


It matters who your mother is, even for fish

Tilapia has become a top seafood staple on many dinner tables worldwide. New research shows the Tilapia-industry can produce more of the finest cuts by paying closer attention to maternal breeding factors.

Aedes aegypti - kan overføre dengue, Zika, chikungunya og gulfeber.

New research project to investigate how climate change affect vulnerability to dengue fever

New research project will study how changes and variations in climate affect a society's vulnerability and risk of mosquito-transmitted diseases, particularly dengue fever, in Southeast Asia.


Bear hunting with caution

With man’s hunting activities, he is now becoming a dominant force in the Scandinavian bear's life, and the consequences are surprisingly complex.

Soppmarihøne, en av artene Rannveig Jacobsen har forsket på.

Fungi - hitchhiking with beetles

Fungi living in wood are very important decomposers. But what do they do when the wood is decomposed and gone? How do they find new food?


PhD student awarded "Green Talents Award"

NMBU's PhD student Hannah Harrison has been awarded the German Green Talents Award. She is one of 25 up-and-coming scientists selected from 602 applicants from all over the world. This year’s focus is on “Sustainable Production and Consumption”.

Bildet viser roboten  Thorvald i felt

Harvest of change: Using drones and robots to select new plant varieties

Soon plant scientists at NMBU will be able to take a tour of the fields and discover what grew there a couple of years ago, without the need for a time machine or heavy footwear. The only tools needed are a pair of glasses and a computer.


Bears skip breakfast to avoid hunters

A new doctoral thesis shows that human hunting makes bears change their eating patterns. 


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