Research groups

The GEco group, led by Rune Halvorsen, aims to integrate biological, ecological and geological knowledge, as well as the varying effects of human influence on nature.

The PET group addresses cutting-edge research questions in plant speciation, phylogenomics, and biogeography using genomic and DNA metabarcoding data from modern and ancient samples, and contributes to the development of metabarcoding as a next-generation biodiversity assessment tool for society.

Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution” (Theodosius Dobzhansky 1973)

"Nothing in evolution makes sense except in the light of sex" (SERG 2013)