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News from the Department of Biology

  • 10.03.2021

    Face masks are a ticking plastic bomb

    Every minute of the day we throw away 3 million face masks. Many end up as potentially toxic micro- and nanoplastic or carriers for other toxicants in the environment, researchers warn.

  • 04.03.2021

    Frogs’ lungs help them find a mate

    Male frogs call to attract females, but how can females tell that it is a male of the same species calling? Green tree frogs use the same principle as in noise-cancelling headphones – and they are far better at it.

  • 10.06.2020

    Older fathers increase the risk of mental illness

    New research finds that the age of fathers at the time of conception has an impact on children's risk of becoming mentally ill. The older fathers, the higher the risk.

  • 01.04.2020

    Surprising hearing talents in cormorants

    The great cormorant has more sensitive hearing under water than in air. This new knowledge may help protect vulnerable bird species.

  • 26.03.2020

    Female lifespan is longer in wild mammal animals than in humans

    Longer lives are not only for female humans: Mammalian female’s average lifespan is 18.6% longer than that of males. In humans the female advantage is on average 7.8%

  • 19.02.2020

    Citizens contribute to biology research

    In recent years, Citizen Science, where citizens contribute to researchers' data gathering, has gained a foothold in the research environments. According to Associate Professor Sara Egemose, this is partly due to the synergy that arises when both researchers and citizens experience clear benefits from collaboration.

  • 23.01.2020

    US Navy supports Danish research into porpoise hearing

    Studies of porpoises’ and dolphins' ability to navigate at sea may lead to the development of new advanced equipment for underwater locating of submarines, mines and drowned persons.

  • 20.01.2020

    Parrots collaborate with invisible partners

    New study shows that peach-fronted conures have a surprisingly advanced talent for collaboration when it comes to finding food. This is important knowledge for biologists working with conservation of wild bird populations.

  • 01.01.0001

    New website provides overview of endocrine disruptors in the EU

    Five countries, including Denmark, have teamed up to make a list of endocrine disruptors, hoping it will pave the way for tighter EU regulations.