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  • Mixed forests deliver more - but only if mixed correctly

    [22 Jan 2019] Mixed forests can deliver higher tree production, more biodiversity, more berries and game, as well as higher recreational values. But which tree species should be mixed? By analyzing data from the Swedish National Forest Inventory, researchers at Umeå University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and Gothenburg University are now able to give more specific advice. Their results show clearly that it is important to mix the right tree species. In boreal forests, spruce-birch mixtures work best, whereas in temperate forests, pine-birch mixtures are better for several ecosystem services ¿albeit not tree production.

  • New model gives a more consistent estimates of species origination and extinction

    [19 Dec 2018] There are several million species on Earth today. And in addition, many species have died in the course of history. There are two methods of analyzing how species originate and go extinct from a historical perspective, through fossils or using DNA of now living species to reconstruct their phylogenetic relationships, a family tree of the species. But the methods give different results. Now a model has been created to overcome the gap.

  • New discovery improves use of optical tweezers

    [4 Dec 2018] This year¿s Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded for discoveries in laser physics, recognizes optical tweezers. Now researchers from the University of Gothenburg have developed a method that greatly simplifies and improves the use of optical tweezers.

  • SDG Christmas Calendar Goal 4: Quality education

    [4 Dec 2018] "A good teacher can highlight the important details" - Watch interview with Alexina Thorén Williams, Dep of Chemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Gothenburg about the UN Sustainable Development Goal number 4: Quality education.

  • Overtones can provide faster data communication

    [14 Nov 2018] For the first time researchers have succeeded in producing what are known as spin wave overtones. The technology paves the way for increasing the data transmission rate of wireless communication.

  • University signs supplementary agreement for vessel delivery

    [14 Nov 2018] The delivery of the university's new vessel is delayed. The university has now come to an agreement with the Nauta shipyard on the terms for delivery of the vessel.

  • New Docent in Physics

    [13 Nov 2018] Three questions for Giovanni Volpe, appointed as an Honorary Reader in Physics at the Faculty of Science, University of Gothenburg.

  • Mammals in danger of disappearing at a rapid rate

    [25 Oct 2018] Many mammals will die out over the next 50 years if nothing is done to halt the trend. A study from Århus University and the University of Gothenburg states that animals and plants are being eradicated so rapidly that evolution cannot compensate for the environmental impact people exert on the Earth¿s species.

  • New method maps how ice shaped landscapes on Mars

    [18 Oct 2018] The significance of ice in determining what the Mars landscape looks like is a bit of a mystery. A new method is now increasing our understanding of how ice affected the landscape on the northern plains of Mars.

  • Marine ecologist awarded the 2018 Research Award

    [26 Sep 2018] The Faculty of Science¿s 2018 Research Award has been awarded to marine ecologist Anna Godhe at the Department of Marine Sciences. Her research deals with phytoplankton ecology and evolution.

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