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The fungus pictured here is the bulbous candlesnuff (<em>Xylaria bulbosa</em>). This species has not been found anywhere in the world since 1870, but it turned up under a juniper bush in the Mols Bjerge National Park in connection with the Biowide project. (Photo: Thomas Læssøe)

2016.09.27 |

100 new species of fungi discovered in Denmark

Biologists are in full swing covering 130 locations in Denmark, where they are observing and determining the species of everything that can grow, fly and crawl. Among their results is the discovery of a quite sensational number of new species of fungi in the Danish countryside.

Sea ice that drifts with the currents between the coasts in the Arctic regions also plays a role as a means of transport for the dispersal of plant and animal species. This is demonstrated in new research with the participation of Aarhus University. Photo: Inger Greve Alsos
This is what the dominant sea ice routes look like in the North Atlantic region today. They are mainly controlled by wind and ocean currents and, in some periods, they can change due to shifts in wind patterns and ocean gyres. (Figure: <em>Biology Letters</em>)

2016.09.26 |

Arctic wildlife dispersed by sea ice

New research with the participation of Aarhus University shows that sea ice can play an important role in the dispersal of plant and animal species in the remote Arctic regions. This gives rise to asking a question. What happens when the ice melts?

Click on the map for full size. The red sections show where it is most likely that new climate combinations and species assemblages occur – i.e. where the climate has changed most rapidly along with the greatest degree of divergence (temperature and precipitation move in different directions). The yellow shades mark areas with slowly diverging development, while the blue shades mark areas where temperature and precipitation have developed in the same direction. (Illustration: Alejandro Ordonez)

2016.09.22 |

New climates mean new neighbours

Global warming is creating new local climates with unexpected combinations of temperature and precipitation – and thereby new ecosystems with species that do not normally live together. A new world map shows where climate change has created a basis for new species assemblages during the last approximately 110 years.

2016.09.13 |

H2020 grant for privacy-preserving Big Data technologies

The EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020 has granted DKK 3.5 million to Associate Professor Claudio Orlandi for a project called SODA (Scalable Oblivious Data Analytics). The project will be carried out in collaboration between Philips Research, Eindhoven University of Technology, Aarhus University, Göttingen University and the Alexandra Institute.

The laboratory at the Department of Geoscience is class 10 in the enclosures where samples are handled and class 100 in the laboratory itself. For a laboratory to qualify as a class 10 cleanroom, there must be fewer than 352 particles measuring more than 0.5 micrometres per cubic metre of air. By way of comparison, there are more than 35 million particles on average in the air that surrounds us on a daily basis at work, in the woods or at home. (Photo: Gry Barfod, AGiR)

2016.09.14 |

New cleanroom facilities opened in Aarhus

A new cleanroom at Aarhus University can provide knowledge about everything from lava flows in volcanoes to biomedical impacts at the nano level. Denmark’s latest cleanroom opened on Friday 9 September, and it ushers in a number of new research opportunities.

2016.09.08 |

Honorary doctorate conferred by Aarhus University on highly acclaimed physicist

The ‘father’ of attosecond science – Professor Paul Bruce Corkum – will be awarded an honorary doctorate by Aarhus University at its annual celebration on 9 September.

2016.09.08 |

Molecular biology student awarded travel grant

HM Queen Margrethe II’s Travel Grant will be awarded to PhD student Sofie H. Lautrup, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, at Aarhus University’s annual celebration 2016. She will use the travel grant in connection with a research stay in the USA.

2016.09.05 |

Orion Planetarium in Jels to close at the end of the year

The board of the planetarium has decided to close it down because it is no longer economically feasible to continue operations.

2016.09.08 |

The impact of pesticides on life in the soil is complex

Research shows that there is a complex interaction between pesticides, tillage and fertilisation in terms of the impact on the myriad of life in the soil. This interaction should be taken into account in the risk assessment of pesticides.

2016.09.05 |

Digital air quality map of Denmark

The ‘Air at your place’ project will be available to everyone today. A new interactive map shows how air pollution is distributed throughout Denmark in general, as well as at each individual address. Read more (in Danish only) here.