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Seminar on albedo

Seminar on albedo

MINA's research group on forest inventory invites all interested to an open seminar on albedo with speakers from USN and Aalto University. 

Full-body synchrotron imaging of roundworms reveals cerium nanoparticle accumulation

Full-body synchrotron imaging of roundworms reveals cerium nanoparticle accumulation

CERAD scientists have been able to generate the first synchrotron-based X-ray map of the whole body of a nematode in pristine conditions, at such a high resolution that contaminants could be detected at the individual cell level.

5 quick questions on Chernobyl and radioactivity with a professor of radiochemistry

5 quick questions on Chernobyl and radioactivity with a professor of radiochemistry

The war in Ukraine has led to fears that nuclear reactors will be damaged and lead to emissions of radioactive material. NMBU’s professor Deborah Oughton says that the attacks hardly pose a major threat to us in Norway. Here she answers five questions about the situation.

Soil carbon and nutrient cycling in boreal forests

Soil carbon and nutrient cycling in boreal forests

 Open seminar on the 28th of April. No registration required. 

Seminar: Alaska – managing people and natural resources

Seminar: Alaska – managing people and natural resources

Learn from two leading Alaskan scientist about this iconic state, research and management of its natural resources and users/tourists. Student? - Get information about doing a stay at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Nature-based tourism in Germany and Norway

Nature-based tourism in Germany and Norway

On Thursday the 17th of March, there will be an open seminar arranged by NMBU and the German Sport University Cologne. 

NMBU is arranging conference on climate change and ecological dilemmas

NMBU is arranging conference on climate change and ecological dilemmas

NMBU is hosting the 6th conference of the Norwegian Ecological Society (OIKOS) in February 2023. 

Home sweet home: pet cats rarely stray far

Home sweet home: pet cats rarely stray far

Researchers tracked almost every cat in a neighborhood in a small Norwegian town. Results show  what outdoor pet cats lack in range they make up for in numbers.

NMBU ranked as number nine in the world

NMBU ranked as number nine in the world

NMBU climbs the international rankings of the world's best universities in agriculture and forestry. This year, the university is in 9th place.

New, innovative solar energy technology is a viable option for implementation in Ghana

New, innovative solar energy technology is a viable option for implementation in Ghana

Saeed Abdul-Ganiyu’s PhD shows that commercial photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) technology is a viable alternative energy source in off-grid situations in West Africa. His results will be useful for stakeholders when deciding policies.

The renewable energy transition will require large amounts of electricity and deployment

The renewable energy transition will require large amounts of electricity and deployment

In her PhD, Yi-kuang Chen has examined the challenges in the Northern European energy transition. Her results show that that it will require a significant amount of electricity and renewable energy deployment, and that there will be a need for substantial trade-offs.

Artificial intelligence reveals new information about protein important to honey bee health

Artificial intelligence reveals new information about protein important to honey bee health

In her PhD, Vilde Leipart has obtained a structural model of the protein vitellogenin and used the model to understand how it functions in honey bees. Her results are important to our understanding of the honey bee, and the consequences vitellogenin has for colony health.

Honoured for fifty years of important soil science

Honoured for fifty years of important soil science

NMBU's Professor Emeritus Bal Ram Singh has received two awards for his longstanding research, teaching and dissemination efforts in the field of agriculture and soil quality.

New Norwegian-Kenyan-collaborative project on sustainable energy and economics

New Norwegian-Kenyan-collaborative project on sustainable energy and economics

A new project will enhance quality and produce well qualified and competent postgraduates in sustainable energy and economics. The project is a collaboration between NMBU and Moi University in Kenya.  

Large variations in forest diversity complicates carbon stock calculations in the Amazon

Large variations in forest diversity complicates carbon stock calculations in the Amazon

The many different types of forest, such as rainforest, flood forest, savannah and wetland, make the job difficult for researchers. Yennie Bredin's doctoral degree shows that large variations in forest structure between nearby areas increase the risk of incorrect estimates in the calculation of biomass and stored carbon in the Amazon's flood forests.

Could Isaac Newton show us the way into the Green Shift?

Could Isaac Newton show us the way into the Green Shift?

Climate change, loss of biodiversity, and degraded ecosystems: we're in trouble and something needs to be done. We need to change, and we know what to do. But we probably need some help on how to proceed. Maybe we can be inspired by Isaac Newton’s three laws?

A greener future? Shifting to a bioeconomy may increase benefits to human society

A greener future? Shifting to a bioeconomy may increase benefits to human society

Bart Immerzeel’s doctorate shows that the shift to a true, green bioeconomy can have profound effects on the land cover and management of Nordic river basins. This will most likely affect the benefits that society receives from ecosystem services in these areas, such as food production, carbon storage and recreational services.

COVID-19 drop-in vaccination - week 37

COVID-19 drop-in vaccination - week 37

This week Ås municipality offers drop-in vaccination of NMBU students Tuesday and Wednesday this week. 

Sector coupling can provide much needed flexibility for the energy transition

Sector coupling can provide much needed flexibility for the energy transition

A new study shows how sector coupling leads to a change of paradigm in the energy system, helping reducing the emissions from fossil fuels towards 2050. 

Greeting for MINA's graduates

Greeting for MINA's graduates

MINA has sent out a video greeting to all the faculty's graduates. You can see it here.

Old oak trees are nature's service station and full of drama

Old oak trees are nature's service station and full of drama

Old oak trees are very important for biodiversity, contribute to higher ecosystem functions and may play a vital role in controlling pests in agriculture, according to a new PhD from NMBU.

New study on decarbonization of North European heating systems  

New study on decarbonization of North European heating systems  

Heating of buildings is a major source of emissions in Europe, often forgotten in energy system scenarios. A new study focusing on decarbonizing of buildings having individual heating systems concludes that large scale electrification through use of heat pumps is a major part of decarbonization of this energy use.

Professor emeritus Kåre Lye has passed away

Professor emeritus Kåre Lye has passed away

Botanist and professor Kåre Lye died on March 24, 2021. We remember an enthusiastic species aficionado who rarely avoided a demanding challenge.

Large-scale forest-based biofuels may significantly change the forest sector

Large-scale forest-based biofuels may significantly change the forest sector

There are enough biomass resources available to meet the Nordic demand for biofuels and bioheat. Increased production of biofuel will change the traditional forest sector, and the forest owners stand to gain.

Measures preventing soil erosion in Ethiopia are effective and affordable

Measures preventing soil erosion in Ethiopia are effective and affordable

In his PhD, Kebede Wolka Wolancho, has examined the effects of soil and water conservation management in southwest Ethiopia. His results show that the examined measures reduce surface runoff and soil loss, while improving crop yield.

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