Recent Submissions

  • Diachronic trends among Early Mesolithic site types? A study from the coast of central Norway 

    Breivik, Heidi Mjelva (Chapter, 2020)
    This chapter explores site-type variability in the course of the Early Mesolithic at the coast of central Norway. The Early Mesolithic was a period of great alterations in climate, landscape and oceanic environment. The ...
  • Setting reference levels and limits for good ecological condition in terrestrial ecosystems – Insights from a case study based on the IBECA approach 

    Jakobsson, Simon; Töpper, Joachim Paul; Evju, Marianne; Framstad, Erik; Lyngstad, Anders; Pedersen, Bård; Sickel, Hanne; Sverdrup-Thygeson, Anne; Vandvik, Vigdis; Velle, Liv Guri; Aarrestad, Per Arild; Nybø, Signe (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Effective evidence-based nature conservation and habitat management relies on developing and refining our methodological toolbox for detecting critical ecological changes at an early stage. This requires not only optimizing ...
  • Holo-Omics: Integrated Host-Microbiota Multi-omics for Basic and Applied Biological Research 

    Nyholm, Lasse; Koziol, Adam; Marcos, Sofia; Botnen, Amanda Bolt; Aizpurua, Ostaizka; Gopalakrishnan, Shyam; Limborg, Morten T.; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Alberdi, Antton (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    From ontogenesis to homeostasis, the phenotypes of complex organisms are shaped by the bidirectional interactions between the host organisms and their associated microbiota. Current technology can reveal many such interactions ...
  • Evolutionary History, Genomic Adaptation to Toxic Diet, and Extinction of the Carolina Parakeet 

    Gelabert, Pere; Sandoval-Velasco, Marcela; Serres, Aitor; de Manuel, Marc; Renom, Pere; Margaryan, Ashot; Stiller, Josefin; De-Dios, Toni; Fang, Qi; Feng, Shaohong; Mañosa, Santi; Pacheco, George; Ferrando-Bernal, Manuel; Shi, Guolin; Hao, Fei; Chen, Xianqing; Petersen, Bent; Olsen, Remi-André; Navarro, Arcadi; Deng, Yuan; Dalén, Love; Marques-Bonet, Tomas; Zhang, Guojie; Antunes, Agostinho; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Lalueza-Fox, Carles (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    As the only endemic neotropical parrot to have recently lived in the northern hemisphere, the Carolina parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) was an iconic North American bird. The last surviving specimen died in the Cincinnati ...
  • Using in silico predicted ancestral genomes to improve the efficiency of paleogenome reconstruction 

    Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Paleogenomics is the nascent discipline concerned with sequencing and analysis of genome‐scale information from historic, ancient, and even extinct samples. While once inconceivable due to the challenges of DNA damage, ...
  • Darwin's Fancy Revised: An Updated Understanding of the Genomic Constitution of Pigeon Breeds 

    Pacheco, George; Van Grouw, Hein; Shapiro, Michael D.; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Vieira, Filipe G. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Through its long history of artificial selection, the rock pigeon (Columba livia Gmelin 1789) was forged into a large number of domestic breeds. The incredible amount of phenotypic diversity exhibited in these breeds has ...
  • Pre-extinction demographic stability and genomic signatures of adaptation in the woolly rhinoceros 

    Lord, Edana; Dussex, Nicolas; Kierczak, Marcin; Díez-del-Molino, David; Ryder, Oliver A.; Stanton, David W. G.; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Sánchez-Barreiro, Fatima; Zhang, Guojie; Sinding, Mikkel-Holger S.; Lorenzen, Eline D.; Willerslev, Eske; Protopov, Albert; Shidlovskiy, Fedor K.; Fedorov, Sergey; Bocherens, Hervé; Nathan, Senthilvel K.S.S.; Goossens, Benoit; Johannes, van der Plicht; Chan, Yvonne L.; Prost, Stefan; Potapova, Olga R; Kirillova, Irina V.; Lister, Adrian M.; Heintzman, Peter D.; Kapp, Joshua D.; Shapiro, Beth; Vartanyan, Sergey; Götherström, Anders; Dalén, Love (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Ancient DNA has significantly improved our understanding of the evolution and population history of extinct megafauna. However, few studies have used complete ancient genomes to examine species responses to climate change ...
  • Bone biodeterioration—The effect of marine and terrestrial depositional environments on early diagenesis and bone bacterial community 

    Eriksen, Anne Marie Høier; Nielsen, Tue Kjærgaard; Matthiesen, Henning; Carøe, Christian; Hansen, Lars Hestbjerg; Gregory, David John; Turner-Walker, Gordon; Collins, Matthew James; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Bacteria play an important role in the degradation of bone material. However, much remains to be learnt about the structure of their communities in degrading bone, and how the depositional environment influences their ...
  • Quality issues in georeferencing: From physical collections to digital data repositories for ecological research 

    Marcer, Arnald; Haston, Elspeth; Groom, Quentin; Ariño, Arturo; Chapman, Arthur D.; Bakken, Torkild; Braun, Paul; Dillen, Mathias; Ernst, Marcus; Escobar, Agustí; Fichtmüller, David; Livermore, Laurence; Nicolson, Nicky; Paragamian, Kaloust; Paul, Deborah; Petterson, Lars, B.; Phillips, Sarah; Plummer, Jack; Rainer, Heimo; Rey, Isabel; Robertson, Tim; Röpert, Dominik; Santos, Joaquim; Uribe, Francesc; Waller, John; Wieczorek, John R. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Natural history collections constitute an enormous wealth of information of Life on Earth. It is estimated that over 2 billion specimens are preserved at institutions worldwide, of which less than 10% are accessible via ...
  • Dense sampling of bird diversity increases power of comparative genomics 

    Feng, Shaohong; Stiller, Josefin; Deng, Yuan; Armstrong, Joel; Fang, Qi; Reeve, Andrew Hart; Xie, Duo; Chen, Guangji; Guo, Chunxue; Faircloth, Brant C.; Petersen, Bent; Wang, Zongji; Zhou, Qi; Diekhans, Mark; Chen, Wanjun; Andreu-Sánchez, Sergio; Margaryan, Ashot; Howard, Jason Travis; Parent, Carole; Pacheco, George; Sinding, Mikkel-Holger S.; Puetz, Lara; Cavill, Emily; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Whole-genome sequencing projects are increasingly populating the tree of life and characterizing biodiversity1,2,3,4. Sparse taxon sampling has previously been proposed to confound phylogenetic inference5, and captures ...
  • Beyond DNA barcoding: The unrealized potential of genome skim data in sample identification 

    Bohmann, Kristine; Mirarab, Siavash; Bafna, Vineet; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Genetic tools are increasingly used to identify and discriminate between species. One key transition in this process was the recognition of the potential of the ca 658bp fragment of the organelle cytochrome c oxidase I ...
  • The taxonomic significance of ddRADseq based microsatellite markers in the closely related species of Heracleum (Apiaceae) 

    Daemi-Saeidabad, Mehdi; Shojaeiyan, Abdolali; Vivian-Smith, Adam; Stenøien, Hans K.; Falahati-Anbaran, Mohsen (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Many studies on Heracleum have shown poor correspondence between observed molecular clusters and established taxonomic classification amongst closely related species. This might reflect both unresolved taxonomy but perhaps ...
  • The impact of thermal seasonality on terrestrial endotherm food web dynamics: a revision of the Exploitation Ecosystem Hypothesis 

    Oksanen, Tarja Maarit; Oksanen, Lauri; Vuorinen, Katariina; Wolf, Christopher; Mäkynen, Aurelia; Olofsson, Johan; Ripple, William J.; Virtanen, Risto; Utsi, Tove Aagnes (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Many terrestrial endotherm food webs constitute three trophic level cascades. Others have two trophic level dynamics (food limited herbivores; plants adapted to tackle intense herbivory) or one trophic level dynamic ...
  • Crossing the ice: an Iron Age to medieval mountain pass at Lendbreen, Norway 

    Pilø, Lars Holger; Finstad, Espen; Barrett, James (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Mountain passes have played a key role in past mobility, facilitating transhumance, intra-regional travel and long-distance exchange. Current global warming has revealed an example of such a pass at Lendbreen, Norway. ...
  • Sølendet naturreservat og Tågdalen naturreservat - Årsrapport og oversyn over aktiviteten i 2019 

    Øien, Dag-Inge (NTNU Vitenskapsmuseet naturhistorisk notat;, Research report, 2020)
    Denne rapporten gir eit oversyn over den faglege aktiviteten i naturreservata Sølendet i Brekken og Tågdalen i Surnadal knytt mot forsking, forvaltning og formidling i 2019, med vekt på langtidsstudiar og overvaking av ...
  • Forslag til nye definisjoner av slåttemark, slåttemyr og kystlynghei som utvalgte naturtyper basert på lokalitetskvalitet 

    Bär, Annette; Øien, Dag-Inge; Johansen, Line (NIBIO Rapport;, Research report, 2020)
    Slåttemark, slåttemyr og kystlynghei er utvalgte naturtyper (UN) i følge naturmangfoldloven. Formålet med utvalgte naturtyper er å ivareta naturtyper innenfor deres naturlige utbredelsesområde og med det artsmangfoldet og ...
  • Multi-omic detection of Mycobacterium leprae in archaeological human dental calculus 

    Fotakis, Anna K.; Denham, Sean Dexter; Mackie, Meaghan; Orbegozo, Miren Iraeta; Mylopotamitaki, Dorothea; Gopalakrishnan, Shyam; Sicheritz-Pontén, Thomas; Olsen, Jesper V.; Cappellini, Enrico; Zhang, Guojie; Christophersen, Axel; Gilbert, Thomas; Vågene, Åshild J (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    Mineralized dental plaque (calculus) has proven to be an excellent source of ancient biomolecules. Here we present a Mycobacterium leprae genome (6.6-fold), the causative agent of leprosy, recovered via shotgun sequencing ...
  • Ferskvannsbiologiske undersøkelser i Fuglevågvassdraget, Smøla kommune. Vurdering av effekter av økt vannuttak fra Storvatnet på fisk og bunndyr 

    Sjursen, Aslak Darre; Rønning, Lars; Kjærstad, Gaute; Davidsen, Jan Grimsrud (NTNU Vitenskapsmuseet naturhistorisk notat;, Research report, 2020)
    Sjursen, A.D., Kjærstad, G., Rønning, L. & Davidsen, J.G. 2020. Ferskvannsbiologiske undersøkelser i Fuglevågvassdraget, Smøla kommune. Vurdering av effekter av økt vannuttak fra Storvatnet på fisk og bunndyr – NTNU ...
  • A synoptic review of the family Dendronotidae (Mollusca: Nudibranchia): a multilevel organismal diversity approach 

    Korshunova, Tatiana; Bakken, Torkild; Grøtan, Viktor Vasskog; Johnson, Kjetil Breivik; Lundin, Kennet; Martynov, Alexander (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
    A synoptic review of the family Dendronotidae is presented based on morphological and molecular data. Three genera are recognized: Dendronotus, Pseudobornella, and Cabangus gen. nov. Two new Dendronotus species are described, ...
  • Water chemistry, zooplankton and benthos in small lakes within the distribution area of the rare European pool frog Pelophylax lessonae (Camerano) in Norway 

    Lydersen, Espen; Holtan, Marijanne; Korslund, Lars; Raddum, Gunnar; Dolmen, Dag; Wærvågen, Svein Birger; Fjeld, Eirik (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    In June 2018, water chemistry, benthos and zooplankton were investigated in 7 small lakes/ ponds within the key area of the European pool frog Pelophylax lessonae (Camerano) in Norway. The geographic distribution of the ...

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