torsdag 21 april 2011
Our series of CAnMove symposia continues! Take a note in your calendars for the 29-30th August 2011. These two days will be packed with exciting talks about one of the most successful groups of animals – insects!
Insects are model organisms for pretty much everything in biological research and therefore offer themselves to our current initiative to foster an integrated approach to the study of flight behavior.
Animal flight links a series of fundamental processes within both the physical and biological sciences: aerodynamics and biomechanics, physiological ecology, functional morphology, and evolutionary ecology, to name just a few. Therefore, our programme will cover a wide array of topics, and a number of experts in their fields have already committed to present their research - have a look at our (preliminary) programme that can be found here.
The symposium will be held in the Ecology Building. We very much welcome all people fascinated by the topic of insect flight and all CAnMove members to participate. We particularly encourage Ph.D. students to present and discuss their work with a talk or a poster presentation - there will be ample opportunity for interaction and general discussion with all participants.
Registration: Attendance of the symposium is free, if you want to attend, please register here. The deadline for applications is July 15th.
Further information can be found on the CAnMove page, this page will be regularly updated.
We are looking forward to an exciting meeting, welcome!
Sophia, Anders and Erik
måndag 11 april 2011
onsdag 6 april 2011
måndag 4 april 2011
This, and more, is what Susanne Åkesson, coordinator of CAnMove, tells us about in the episode "Reptiles and Birds" in the Swedish TV-program "Tax & Tass", broadcasted by UR. If you want to watch the program right away you can click HERE (valid until October 3, 2011). You can also watch it on SVT 2, April 7 at 14.55 or SVT B, April 9 at 14.15.
fredag 1 april 2011
The background to her research are the well-known algal blooms that occur in both lakes and at sea every year. The different types of microalgae vary in both color, size and shape. Microalgae are not one genetic lineage but are composed of both eukaryotic and prokaryotic lineages, which also explains their diversity.
Phytoplankton have a planktonic phase where they live in the water and a benthic phase where they form cysts and live on the sea bottom, waiting for the right time to become a plankton again and reproduce.
|Polarella glacialis (Dinophyceae) photographed by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). (a) planktonic cell, (b) benthic resting cyst|
You can learn more about Karins research here