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10,000 year-old DNA proves when fish colonialized our lakes

10,000 year-old DNA proves when fish colonialized our lakes

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2017 11:00 GMT

DNA in lake sediment forms a natural archive displaying when various fish species colonized lakes after the glacial period. This according to researchers at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University in a study published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Reindeer grazing protects tundra plant diversity in a warming climate

Reindeer grazing protects tundra plant diversity in a warming climate

Press Releases   •   Sep 04, 2017 11:00 GMT

Climate warming reduces the number of plant species in the tundra, but plant-eating animals, such as reindeer and voles, can turn this negative effect into something positive. The results of a study coordinated from Umeå University in Sweden are now published in Nature Communications.

35 million SEK for interdisciplinary research on plant stress responses

35 million SEK for interdisciplinary research on plant stress responses

Press Releases   •   Jun 16, 2017 10:00 GMT

Åsa Strand, Stefan Björklund and Martin Rosvall, all researchers at Umeå University, have been awarded 35 million SEK from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research for a five-year research program on systems biology. The interdisciplinary project aims to map how plants react to abiotic stresses such as drought or extreme temperatures.

Run Faster! Be Stronger! Can technology make you better?

Run Faster! Be Stronger! Can technology make you better?

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2017 08:00 GMT

Technological growth is moving at a fast rate. As it advances, it simultaneously shrinks, moving closer to our bodies, intertwining with the many facets of our lives and positions itself between our experiences of the physical environments. When utilizing these technological systems in intense sporting activities, this competition for our focus can lead to problematic scenarios.

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