The common redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus) consists of two highly diverged mitochondrial (mt) lineages (haplogroups), which co-occur and interbreed in Norway. Available evidence suggest that there is little divergence in nuclear genes between the two lineages.
This project aims to identify plants vulnerable to overharvesting, evaluating the sustainability of new foraging practices and develop guidelines for sustainable use. Target species will be selected, and desk and field-assessments performed by joining foragers on field trips.
The majority of animal phyla data back to the Cambrian explosion (ca. 540 MY ago). One of the most accurate ways to date biological events such as extinction and diversification is using the fossil record.
Cryptic species represent biological entities that are morphologically almost indistinguishable from one another.
Plants are a prerequisite for human life and culture; they are used as food, fodder, medicines, craft and building materials.
Lichens represent a symbiotic phenotype of a group of heterotrophic fungi (mycobionts), which acquire carbon-based nutrients from their photosynthesizing partners (photobionts).
Application of amplicon DNA metabarcoding (AMB) to the authentication of herbal products has revealed widespread substitution and raised questions concerning safety, efficacy and fraud*.
This species, called stjernetistel in Norwegian, is distributed in South Eastern Norway on dry, often calcareous soils. It lives for two to several years, and is listed as near threatened (NT) in the Norwegian Red List.
The genus Odontites, rødtopp in Norwegian, is mainly distributed in coastal areas of Southern and Eastern parts of the country, in meadows and fields.