Group of the month: Phylum Bryozoa

Here at our blog, we will keep writing posts about our current projects, but we’ll also start a new blog series; group of the month. To kick start the new year and the new series, I will present the first group: Bryozoa. As you might have understood by […]

Door 23: The origin of the Islandic beetle-fauna

By Vetle Løveng Since last year’s entry, I have yet to come to a conclusion on the origin of the Islandic beetle-fauna. All the collecting and lab work is done, what remains is the bioinformatic analysis. The dataset that was produced is fairly comprehensive, and hopefully there is […]

Door 15: Cryptic species and public outreach

An essential aspect of doing research and working as a scientist is to communicate to the larger public interesting and important results. Outreach to the public is extremely important, as it creates awareness and fascination as well as it facilitates learning and understanding. For many, the topics we […]

December 7: How are the Aegialites-beetles?

A year has passed since the last update on my project related to the Aegialites-beetles. Throughout the year, the project has moved slowly forward with some minor corona-bumps in the way. The intended fieldwork to Japan is still postponed, but trough Vladimir, we have managed to get a […]