11 December 2015
Sunil Mundra has investigated fungal richness and community structure, and their drivers at different spatial and temporal scales in the High Arctic region (Svalbard), using next generation sequencing methods. Sunil Mundra will defend his PhD thesis on 16 December at UNIS.
7 December 2015
Many plants and fungi cooperate; a plant pays fungi with sugar to function as an extension of its root system. The Arctic environment has extreme seasonality, but little is known about how climatic changes in the Arctic affect the diversity and composition of root-associated fungi. New research show that even if plants are rooted to the spot, their fungal partners change in response to climatic and environmental variation over time.
25 November 2015
UNIS will receive NOK 7 million over the next three years to establish a new centre for Arctic Safety in Longyearbyen. –This is a huge recognition of the UNIS safety management developed over the years, says director of HSE and safety Fred Skancke Hansen.
19 November 2015
UNIS has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. The aim of the agreement is to enhance cooperation in research and education between the two parties.
12 November 2015
How can a scientific report about PCB in Svalbard be shared in an effective way to the public? By making a children’s book of course! Introducing “Bjorny and the red dust”, based on a report that UNIS contributed to. The book release will be at Svalbard Museum 14 November at 14:00.
3 November 2015
PhD candidate Srikumar Roy has investigated the seabed fluid flow, seepage processes and features in Isfjorden, the largest fjord system of Svalbard. His research has helped to understand the geological controls on various fluid migration pathways and processes existing in the Norwegian Arctic fjords. Roy will defend his PhD thesis at UNIS on 6 November 2015.
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.