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    • Abundance, distribution and diversity of gelatinous predators along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge: A comparison of different sampling methodologies 

      Hosia, Aino; Falkenhaug, Tone; Baxter, Emily J.; Pages, Fransesc (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-11-02)
      The diversity and distribution of gelatinous zooplankton were investigated along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR) from June to August 2004.Here, we present results from macrozooplankton trawl sampling, as well as ...
    • Adamastor – an ocean that never existed? 

      Konopasek, Jiri; Cavalcante, Carolina; Fossen, Haakon; Janoušek, Vojtěch (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Existing models of tectonic evolution of the Neoproterozoic orogenic system rimming the shores of the South Atlantic Ocean (the Araçuaí–Ribeira–Congo and Dom Feliciano–Kaoko–Gariep belts) interpret the belts as subduction-related ...
    • Amphipod family distributions around Iceland 

      Brix, Saskia; Lörz, Anne-Nina; Jazdzewska, Anna M.; Hughes, Lauren E.; Tandberg, Anne Helene S.; Pabis, Krzysztof; Stransky, Bente; Krapp-Schickel, Traudl; Sorbe, Jean-Claude; Hendrycks, Ed; Vader, Wim; Frutos, Inmaculada; Horton, Tammy; Jazdzewski, Krzysztof; Peart, Rachael; Beermann, Jan; Coleman, Charles Oliver; Buhl-Mortensen, Lene; Corbari, Laure; Havermans, Charlotte; Tato, Ramiro; Campean, Anali Jimenez (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-01-23)
      Amphipod crustaceans were collected at all 55 stations sampled with an epibenthic sledge during two IceAGE expeditions (Icelandic marine Animals: Genetics and Ecology) in 2011 and 2013. In total, 34 amphipod families and ...
    • Amphipods and sea anemones, an update 

      Vader, Wim; Tandberg, Anne Helene Solberg (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      We present an updated survey of the Amphipoda that live in association with sea anemones. These amphipods can be divided into four groups: 1) symbiotic amphipods using sea anemones mainly for protection, but feeding largely ...
    • Ancestral role of Pax2/5/8 in molluscan brain and multimodal sensory system development 

      Wollesen, Tim; Rodríguez Monje, Sonia V; Todt, Christiane; Degnan, Bernard M; Wanninger, Andreas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-10-28)
      Background Mollusks represent the largest lophotrochozoan phylum and exhibit highly diverse body plans. Previous studies have demonstrated that transcription factors such as Pax genes play important roles during their ...
    • Ancient diversity of afrotropical Microborus: three endemic species - not one widespread 

      Jordal, Bjarte Henry (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017)
      The primarily Neotropical genus Microborus Blandford is represented with three species in Africa and Madagascar. The previously recorded species from this region, M. boops Blandford, is a Neotropical species restricted to ...
    • Aplacophoran mollusks evolved from ancestors with polyplacophoran-like features 

      Scherholz, Maik; Redl, Emanuel; Wollesen, Tim; Todt, Christiane; Wanninger, Andreas (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2013-11-04)
      Mollusca is an animal phylum with vast morphological diversity and includes worm-shaped aplacophorans, snails, bivalves, and the complex cephalopods [1]. The interrelationships of these class-level taxa are still contentious ...
    • An approach to determining anthocyanin synthesis enzyme gene expression in an evolutionary context: an example from Erica plukenetii 

      Le Maitre, Nicholas C.; Pirie, Michael David; Bellstedt, Dirk U. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Background and Aims: Floral colour in angiosperms can be controlled by variations in the expression of the genes of the anthocyanin pathway. Floral colour shifts influence pollinator specificity. Multiple shifts in floral ...
    • Approaching the Arctic: the occurrence of Parin’s spinyfin Diretmichthys parini (Beryciformes: Diretmidae) in the Nordic Seas 

      Lynghammar, Arve; Byrkjedal, Ingvar; Bugjerde, Berit Margrete; Wienerroither, Rupert (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Two adult specimens of the tropical to subtropical fish species Diretmichthys parini are reported from the North Sea and the northern Norwegian Sea, respectively. Both were accidentally caught as bycatch by commercial ...
    • Benthic scavenger community composition and carrion removal in Arctic and Subarctic fjords 

      Dunlop, Katherine Mary; Renaud, Paul Eric; Berge, Jørgen; Jones, Daniel O.B.; Harbour, Rob P.; Tandberg, Anne Helene S.; Sweetman, Andrew K. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-12)
      In high latitude coastal regions, benthic scavenger communities are largely composed of invertebrates that play a key role in the cycling of organic matter. Factors including temperature and depth can structure Arctic and ...
    • Bergens Museums Aarsberetning for 1886 

      Grieg, James A.; Nansen, Fridtjof; Brunchorst, J. (Bergens museums aarsberetning, Book, 1887)
    • Biatora alnetorum (Ramalinaceae, Lecanorales), a new lichen species from western North America 

      Ekman, Stefan; Tønsberg, Tor (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-03-05)
      Biatora alnetorum S. Ekman & Tønsberg, a lichenised ascomycete in the family Ramalinaceae (Lecanorales, Lecanoromycetes), is described as new to science. It is distinct from other species of Biatora in the combination of ...
    • Biodiversity and ecology of lichens of Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. 

      McCune, Bruce; Arup, Ulf; Breuss, Othmar; Di Meglio, Elisa; Di Meglio, Joseph; Esslinger, T.L.; Miadlikowska, Jolanta; Miller, A.E.; Rosentreter, R.; Schultz, M.; Sheard, John; Tønsberg, Tor; Walton, J. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-12)
      We inventoried lichens in Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska, USA We assembled the known information on occurrence and ecology of lichens in this park by combining field, herbarium, and literature studies. Our results ...
    • Biodiversity, ecology, and behavior of the recently discovered insect order Mantophasmatodea 

      Roth, Steffen; Molina, Jorge; Predel, Reinhard (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-10-10)
      The spectacular discovery of the new insect order Mantophasmatodea in 2002 was immediately followed by detailed studies on morphology and scattered information on different aspects of its behavior and general biology. A ...
    • Biogeography of jellyfish in the North Atlantic, by traditional and genomic methods 

      Licandro, P; Blackett, M; Fischer, A; Hosia, Aino; Kennedy, J; Kirby, RR; Raab, R; Stern, R; Tranter, P (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-07-15)
      Scientific debate on whether or not the recent increase in reports of jellyfish outbreaks represents a true rise in their abundance has outlined a lack of reliable records of Cnidaria and Ctenophora. Here we describe ...
    • Birds in medieval Norway 

      Walker, Samuel James; Hufthammer, Anne Karin; Meijer, Hanneke (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Whilst modern avian distributions in Scandinavia are well studied, how past events and processes have shaped modern bird communities in the region remains poorly known. This is mainly due to the fact that work on post-glacial ...
    • The black-legged kittiwake preen gland—an overlooked organ for depuration of fat-soluble contaminants? 

      Solheim, Silje Aakre; Sagerup, Kjetil; Huber, Sandra; Byrkjedal, Ingvar; Gabrielsen, Geir Wing (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-08-18)
      Most birds preen their feathers with an oily excrete from the uropygial (preen) gland. This oily excrete contains persistent organic pollutants (POPs), which make the preen gland a potential route of depuration of POPs in ...
    • Blind flight? A new troglobiotic orthoclad (Diptera, Chironomidae) from the Lukina Jama - Trojama Cave in Croatia 

      Andersen, Trond; Baranov, Viktor; Hagenlund, Linn Katrine; Ivković, Marija; Kvifte, Gunnar Mikalsen; Pavlek, Martina (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-04-27)
      The genus Troglocladius Andersen, Baranov et Hagenlund, gen. n. is erected based on T. hajdi Andersen, Baranov et Hagenlund, sp. n. collected at 980 m depth in the Lukina jama—Trojama cave system in Croatia. Morphological ...
    • The bubble snails (Gastropoda, Heterobranchia) of Mozambique: an overlooked biodiversity hotspot 

      Tibiriça, Yara; Malaquias, Manuel Antonio E. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016)
      This first account, dedicated to the shallow water marine heterobranch gastropods of Mozambique is presented with a focus on the clades Acteonoidea and Cephalaspidea. Specimens were obtained as a result of sporadic sampling ...
    • Bulk de novo mitogenome assembly from pooled total DNA elucidates the phylogeny of weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) 

      Gillett, Conrad P.D.T.; Crampton-Platt, Alex; Timmermans, Martin J.T.N.; Jordal, Bjarte Henry; Emerson, Brent C.; Vogler, Alfried P. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014)
      Complete mitochondrial genomes have been shown to be reliable markers for phylogeny reconstruction among diverse animal groups. However, the relative difficulty and high cost associated with obtaining de novo full mitogenomes ...