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Published 28.09.2016 - Updated 28.09.2016

Policy into practice - report

Report from the 2nd Annual Hjort Open Science Seminar: Ecosystem research, advice and management - how to put policy into practice, held in Bergen 9-10 June 2016

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Published 27.09.2016 - Updated 27.09.2016

Paper of the Month – Linking bacterial diversity to pelagic food web transfer efficiency

As mediators of life and death, viruses are fundamental in marine ecosystem functioning. They stimulate microbial productivity by shunting biomass to the dissolved nutrient pool on one side, and they kill strong competitors in microbial communities on the other side, paving the way for coexistence and an enormous diversity in marine microorganisms.

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Published 23.09.2016 - Updated 29.09.2016

Second Hjort Summer School finished

The second Hjort summer school with the topic “Microbial Oceanography, Complexity vs Simplicity” is finished. As the year before, the school was a great success with 36 participants from all over the world including Asia, South America, Middle East, central and northern Europe and North-America. The school was held at the Marine Biology Station at Espegrend outside of Bergen.

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Published 23.09.2016 - Updated 23.09.2016

Hjort Scholars 2017 – deadline December 1, 2016

Hjort Scholars intend to increase co-operation between Hjort scientists and reputable scientists internationally whose research is deemed to promote scientific innovation and understanding of marine ecosystems, with the ultimate aim of increasing the sustainable harvest of living resources. 

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Published 28.06.2016 - Updated 28.06.2016

Paper of the Month - Reproductive strategy of a migratory fish stock: implications of spatial variations in natural mortality

The reproductive strategy in a migratory marine fish may be influenced by spatial variations in mortality in early life-stages. In a new study a team of scientists, including Hjort Centre researchers Geir Ottersen and Frode Vikebø, examine how spawning time and location affect offspring survival and growth of Barents Sea cod. A drift model for early life-stages of the cod is combined with empirical estimates of spatial variation in mortality at two different life-stages. The study is now available online in Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

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