13 December 2013
UNIS external PhD candidate Kim Senger will defend his PhD thesis entitled “Impact of Geological Heterogeneity on CO2 sequestration: from outcrop to simulator” at the University of Bergen on 16 December 2013.
18 November 2013
Some pollutants are buried deep into the soil, snow and ice, but are transported into the sea by meltwater runoffs. How much of these contaminants end up in the ocean and how does this influence the take-up of pollutants in the Arctic marine food web? That’s what Pernilla Carlsson, PhD candidate in environmental chemistry, has tried to find out. Thursday she will defend her PhD at UNIS.
8 November 2013
Today it was announced that bioCEED – Centre for excellence in biology education, is one of three centres getting funding from the Research Council of Norway. The centre is led by the department of biology at the University of Bergen, in collaboration with the department of Arctic Biology at UNIS, department of Education (UiB) and the Institute of Marine Research.
7 October 2013
PhD candidate Louis Delmas has studied the influence of climate parameters on snow in order to better predict spontaneous snow avalanche releases in the Longyearbyen area. Delmas defended successfully his PhD thesis on Wednesday 9 October at UNIS.
1 October 2013
Ice ridge keels can potential damage the subsea installations in the Arctic. PhD candidate Aleksey Shestov has investigated the thermodynamic consolidation of ice ridge keels and developed a mathematical model for ice ridge dynamics. Shestov will defend his PhD thesis on Thursday 3 October at UNIS.
24 September 2013
Anna Solvang Båtnes has studied the role of light in the Arctic marine ecosystem during the polar night, a time of year when it appears completely dark to the human eye. Båtnes performed parts of her fieldwork at UNIS and will defend her PhD thesis in Trondheim on Thursday 26 September.
29 August 2013
Lauris Boissonnot studied the effects of an earlier sea ice retreat on the key Arctic zooplankter Calanus glacialis. Her master thesis reveals that the species is able to adapt to a changing climate.