News on biodiversity
Hundreds of large habitat shifts have shaped life on Earth today
05 augusti 2022
An international team led by Uppsala University researchers has uncovered that eukaryotes (organisms with a cellular nucleus) have made hundreds of...
Ancestral genetic variation essential for rapid evolution of Darwin’s finches
11 juli 2022
In a study, published in Science Advances, an international team of researchers have identified 28 gene regions that have been particularly importa...
Small places can have big voices on sustainability issues
01 juli 2022
Hello Owe Ronström, organiser of four seminars on sustainability at Almedalen together with Swaminathan Ramanathan. The panelists include guests fr...
Wijnand Boonstra elected to UN panel on biodiversity
28 juni 2022
Approximately one million plant and animal species are threatened with extinction – but what can we do about it? Uppsala University researcher Wijn...
New inherited retroviruses identified in the koala genome
17 juni 2022
Historic virus infections can be traced in vertebrate genomes. For millions of years, these genomes have been repositories for retroviruses that in...
Newly discovered coronavirus common in bank voles
10 juni 2022
Researchers from the Zoonosis Science Center at Uppsala University have identified a new coronavirus. Their study of approximately 260 bank voles c...
Microparticles with feeling
25 maj 2022
An international research team headed by the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Aarhus University and Uppsala University has d...
45 million to research on sustainable landscapes
09 maj 2022
Uppsala University receives a grant of SEK 45 million for research on sustainable landscapes in the LAND-PATHS programme. The overarching aim is to...
Climate resilient microalgae could help restore coral reefs
29 april 2022
Coral species exhibit different temperature tolerances. This is in part due to the composition of their microalgae symbionts. With a new method, re...
Spruce trees reconquered Sweden 10,000 after the ice age
08 april 2022
A new study from scientists at Uppsala University shows that it took more than 10 millennia from when the first spruces returned to Sweden after th...
To salt or not to salt icy roads?
09 mars 2022
Salt is used to de-ice roads to make them safer to drive on, but what are the negative impacts beyond rusting cars and angry letters to the editor?...
The reign of the dinosaurs ended in spring
25 februari 2022
The asteroid which killed nearly all of the dinosaurs struck Earth during springtime. This conclusion was drawn by an international team of researc...
Genomic effects of inbreeding on Scandinavian wolves
10 februari 2022
For many years, researchers at Uppsala University have been exploring the genetic origins of the Scandinavian grey wolf population, which was found...
New collaboration in art and sustainability studies at Campus Gotland
25 januari 2022
Uppsala University Graduate School in Sustainability Studies (GRASS) and Baltic Art Center (BAC) have jointly launched The GRASS Visiting Fellow - ...
Previously unknown dinosaur habitat found in Poland
13 januari 2022
In summer 2021, in an opencast clay mine in Borkowice, Poland, researchers found what may be Europe’s largest array of dinosaur tracks. Several hun...
Herring and sprat: silver of the sea that turned into sand
08 december 2021
COLUMN. “I’m passionate about understanding the genetic background of biodiversity development and I’d like our research to culminate in more susta...
More king cobra species than previously known
17 november 2021
The King Cobra, the world's largest venomous snake, is not just one species. There are at least three more, according to Uppsala University and oth...
Multimillion kronor bequest to mycological research at Uppsala University
15 november 2021
Thanks to an SEK 10 million donation from two private citizens, a new foundation will be established: The Lennart and Kerstin Holm Scholarship Fund...
Why some Darwin’s finch nestlings have yellow beaks
27 oktober 2021
Carotenoids are the underlying pigment for much of the enormous variety in color found across birds and form the basis for the colors red, yellow, ...
How do probiotic bacteria benefit the intestine?
13 oktober 2021
Interaction between the gut microbiota and the immune system is important for host physiology and susceptibility to disease, but also for the effic...