12 October 2015
PhD candidate Heïdi Sevestre has investigated the global distribution of surge-type glaciers and uncovered differences in geometry between normal and surge-type glaciers. Her research has helped solve one of the biggest enigmas in glaciology. Sevestre will defend her PhD thesis at UNIS on 13 October 2015.
21 August 2015
During the last 132,000 years, the Arctic climate varied significantly and this was closely related to the strength and variability in the inflow of Atlantic Water to the Arctic. This emphasizes the importance of considering regional environmental parameters and feedback mechanisms in reconstructions of the past climate, according to a new PhD thesis by Teena Chauhan. The thesis will be defended at UNIS on Thursday 27 August 2015.
17 November 2014
Without copepods the entire Arctic marine ecosystem would probably collapse. They hold a key position in the food web as a link between phytoplankton and larger animals in the Arctic. In a new PhD thesis by Daniel Vogedes unknown life history aspects of three copepod species are revealed. Vogedes will defend his thesis at UNIS on Wednesday 19 November 2014.
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.
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.