6 June 2011
PhD candidate Karoline Bælum has investigated subsurface reservoirs in certain areas of Spitsbergen, producing new knowledge about structures that one day can become important reservoirs for CO2 storage. Bælum will defend her PhD thesis on 10 June at UNIS.
28 April 2011
PhD candidate Henrik Nygård has studied the ecological traits and adaptations of benthic amphipods in the High Arctic. His findings also provide unprecedented insights into the life and ecology of related species living in ice infested waters. Nygård will defend his PhD thesis at UNIS on 2 May 2011.
23 February 2010
Observations of airglow and meteors above Svalbard reveal important information about the weather- and climate changes in the upper part of the atmosphere, according to Margit Dyrland’s PhD research. Dyrland will defend her thesis at UNIS on Thursday February 25.
11 December 2009
Lene Kristensen’s PhD work has been on the surging glacier Paulabreen in inner Van Mijen fjorden. Kristensen captured the progress of the surge on camera, and it is the first time image documentation of an ongoing glacier surge has been recorded. She will defend her PhD thesis on 14 December at UNIS.
4 September 2008
In a new PhD thesis Charlotta J. Lüthje investigates how the coal layers in Svalbard were formed some 60 million years ago. Her results shed new light on the formation process. Lüthje will defend her thesis on Monday 8 September at UNIS.
5 February 2008
Research done by PhD candidate Malin Daase indicate that a warmer Arctic ocean will result in changes in the zooplankton populations, which will affect fish, bird and mammals that prey on these populations. Daase will defend her PhD thesis on 6 February 2008 at UNIS.
14 January 2008
In a PhD thesis by Liv-Guri Faksness new information about what happens with oil spills in an Arctic environment is revealed. Her experiments show that the air temperature in the period before the oil spill is important for the leakage degree of water soluble oil components in the ice. Faksness will defend her thesis on 19 January 2008 at UNIS.