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Interdisciplinary expedition to the Forni Glacier (Interdyscyplinarna wyprawa na lodowiec Forni)
Expeditions/travel

Interdisciplinary expedition to the Forni Glacier (Interdyscyplinarna wyprawa na lodowiec Forni)

I have heard about the Forni Glacier in the Italian Alps a long time ago. Probably I would have never paid any attention to this particular glacier but I heard about it thanks to an interdisciplinary group of scientists from Italy. It was on Forni where the team discovered that “ice” bacteria may degrade pesticides … Continue reading

PostDoc on Tardigrada sperm evolution in Finland
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PostDoc on Tardigrada sperm evolution in Finland

A two-year position starting in January 2019 at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, is now open for applications. This project is funded by an Academy of Finland Fellowship to Dr. Sara Calhim. The project uses both experimental and comparative research approaches, and this position will focus on compiling a phylogeny from available genetic sequences and collating a dataset … Continue reading

Unexpected source of contaminants (radionuclides) on a glacier in Caucasus (Niespodziewane źródło zanieczyszczeń (radionuklidów) na lodowcu w Kaukazie)
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Unexpected source of contaminants (radionuclides) on a glacier in Caucasus (Niespodziewane źródło zanieczyszczeń (radionuklidów) na lodowcu w Kaukazie)

All of us have encountered, either on TV or on the Internet,  news concerning climate changing and glacier melting. There is no doubt as to the main consequences of glacier melting: changes in the functioning of marine and terrestrial ecosystems. For humans it results in coastal cities disappearing under water or floods in these places … Continue reading

Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet increases phytoplankton bloom and biomass in seas (Topnienie czapy lodowej na Grenlandii wpływa na zakwity i wzrost biomasy glonów w morzach)
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Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet increases phytoplankton bloom and biomass in seas (Topnienie czapy lodowej na Grenlandii wpływa na zakwity i wzrost biomasy glonów w morzach)

  There is no doubt that biological processes in polar regions are dependent upon strong seasonality. The presence of polar day and polar night and the resulting delivery of sun energy regulate primary production in the seas. Algal blooms during polar summer are crucial since all trophic networks depend upon this peculiar process. In simple … Continue reading

PhD studentship in tardigrade evolution
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PhD studentship in tardigrade evolution

  Fully funded 4-year PhD studentship in tardigrade evolution at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland) in the team of Dr. Łukasz Michalczyk. The main goal of the project is to test how reproductive mode and cryptobiotic abilities affect dispersal and, in consequence, speciation and extinction rates in tardigrades. Tardigrades are a phylum of microinvertebrates … Continue reading

Enigmatic black tardigrades on Central Asian glaciers (Enigmatyczne czarne niesporczaki na lodowcach Azji Centralnej)
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Enigmatic black tardigrades on Central Asian glaciers (Enigmatyczne czarne niesporczaki na lodowcach Azji Centralnej)

Tardigrades also known as water bears are a group of microscopic metazoans of average size equal to 0.3 mm. Under a microscope they resemble a sausage or a microscopic bear with four pairs of legs. Tardigrades can be found at all latitudes. They inhabit deep seas, high mountains, remote deserts or soils and mosses opposite … Continue reading

The XIV International Symposium on Tardigrada (XIV Międzynarodowe Sympozjum Tardigradologiczne)
Conferences, Symposia

The XIV International Symposium on Tardigrada (XIV Międzynarodowe Sympozjum Tardigradologiczne)

This year in Copenhagen, Denmark, will take place the 14th International Symposium on Tardigrada. The event is 30 July – 03 August 2018. This organize every three years amazing meeting is opportunity for discussing with taxonomists, ecologists, physiologists and entusiasts working on tardigrades. Early bird registration and abstract submission deadline for the XIV International Symposium … Continue reading