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Caught in the mesh: Scandinavian bears in the road network

Caught in the mesh: Scandinavian bears in the road network

Recent research shows that roads pose resistance to movements in Swedish bear populations.

Meet China: summer course in China 2017

Meet China: summer course in China 2017

MINA invites students to a 2-3 weeks study trip to China in June 2017. The purpose is to learn about Chinese agriculture, industrial development, economy, politics and culture. This is important; China is developing fast, and our century will be “China’s century”. Norwegian companies and researcher need knowledge about this country.

Climate change may favour trees adapted to fire

Climate change may favour trees adapted to fire

New research shows that tree species that are not accustomed to forest fires are poorly adapted to future climate change. 

Summer school in China: Soils under pressure - sustainable solutions

Summer school in China: Soils under pressure - sustainable solutions

Are you interested sustainable use of grasslands and greenhouse gas emissions? MINA offers interested students the opportunity to participiate in a two-week summer course in China learning about soil and grassland management. The master's course offers a unique learning environment for scientific and cultural exchange. NB! Limited number of participants. 

Kickoff for national initiative for advanced biofuels

Kickoff for national initiative for advanced biofuels

February 9, 2017, the Norwegian Centre for Sustainable Bio-based Fuel and Energy, Bio4Fuels, kicked off. Within an 8-year time frame, the centre will develop innovative technology to convert biomass and organic residues to sustainable fuels and energy

New PhD student in environmental sciences

New PhD student in environmental sciences

Mariya Kelova recently began as a PhD student at MINA. She will be studying compost from dry sanitation in agriculture.

New PhD student in ecology and natural resource management

New PhD student in ecology and natural resource management

Mahdieh Tourani has just begun as a new PhD student. She is part of a project dealing with the anthropogenic effects on carnivore guilds, and has researcher Richard Bischof as her supervisor.

Research: Could some farming practices benefit tropical birds?

Research: Could some farming practices benefit tropical birds?

Conversion of tropical forests to farms is a big driver of wildlife extinctions. But a new study from NMBU and collaborators shows that some farming practices have the potential to simultaneously protect natural habitats and boost farm yields.

Dissertation: Biomass estimation for miombo woodlands

Dissertation: Biomass estimation for miombo woodlands

Thursday December 15, 2016, Daud Kachamba defended his PhD thesis on biomass estimation models and methods. 

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