The FEZ seminar series 2022 – a review
Keeping up with the literature and scientific discussions with colleagues in order to develop new ideas and projects and to reflect on old ones are important pa... Read more.
Door 24: Merry Christmas everyone from the FEZ research group
The previous 23 doors of the FEZ advent calendar 2022 opened every day for a paper published this year that group members found particularly interesting. The li... Read more.
Door 12: Measuring Functional Diversity
Currently, the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) is going on in Montreal, Canada. Again a COP soon after an earlier COP, namely the UN Climate Change Conferenc... Read more.
Door 1: The origin of animals and fungi
Although frequently neglected, animals and fungi share a close evolutionary relationship. Despite the huge differences in morphology, ecology, life history and ... Read more.
The FEZ Advent Calendar 2022
By now it is already a good tradition for the FEZ group at the Natural History Museum Oslo to provide in December an advent calendar blog. In previous years, th... Read more.
Do we need to lobby more for invertebrate taxonomy and biodiversity?
Spiders, insects and even more so worms and wormlike invertebrates are often considered ugly and disgusting, at least unappealing, and sometimes even dangerous.... Read more.
Scientists in Action (SNAC)
Black coffee but also cookies, nuts, chocolate and fruits – certainly highly appreciated ingredients to support lively scientific discussions. This is als... Read more.
Insights into bear evolution from a Pleistocene polar bear genome
A 130,000 to 115,000 years old polar bear jawbone fossil from Svalbard. Photo: Karsten Sund, Natural History Museum Oslo.... Read more.
Research and Sustainability
There is increasing societal discussions on and measures against climate change and biodiversity loss, topics that touch the self-conception and tasks of natura... Read more.
Group of the Month: The Phylum Kinorhyncha
The phylum Kinorhyncha – often referred to as mud dragons – includes exclusively marine meiofaunal species. Meiofauna or meiobenthos comprises anima... Read more.