Fighting climate change using N2O reducing bacteria
Have you heard of laughing gas (N2O), the forgotten greenhouse gas? N2O heats up the Earth around 300 times more than CO2 and is emitted by soils when we apply fertiliser. In our group we work with bacteria that can break down this N2O, and our field experiments show that emissions can be reduced by up to 95% using these bacteria. This provides us with a powerful tool for fighting climate change.
What happens to soap after you washed your hands?
Which one of us is washing hands with soap or hair with shampoo? I hope everyone :) But which one of you ever wondered what happens to soap after the washing? Of course, water treatment plant, but then what? And should we care about it? During my presentation I will answer all these questions and will tell you more about our daily pollution.
Exchange and expansion, a fish story
University of Oslo, Department of Biosciences, Centre of Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis
For a very long time, increasing fishing activities have had a negative influence on Atlantic cod stocks resulting in the decline of several populations across the North Atlantic Ocean. DNA from archaeological material has the potential to provide information that may untangle the growth of medieval trading fishing routes.