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Professor awarded wildlife science and management prize

Professor awarded wildlife science and management prize

Professor emeritus Jon Swenson has been awarded the Wildlife Society’s (TWS) Honorary Membership Award for his contribution to wildlife science and management. TWS is the world’s oldest and largest professional organization for wildlife biologists.

Trees and water: don’t underestimate the connection

Trees and water: don’t underestimate the connection

Trees have extraordinary powers that sometimes are understimated, and sometimes misunderstood. The link between trees and water is too important to ignore, professor Douglas Sheil writes. 

Statistics wrapped in a poncho

Statistics wrapped in a poncho

As part of the national Research Days, NMBU hosts a science show for 10th graders, introducing them to different concepts and possibilities in the sciences. This year, statistician Kathrine Frey Frøslie took the stage to discuss the importance of vaccination programs, and the mathematics behind the spread of disease.

Serious illness in dogs in Norway

Serious illness in dogs in Norway

In recent weeks several dogs in Norway have become suddenly ill and died.

Working towards peace and food security in Mali

Working towards peace and food security in Mali

Peace process delegation from Mali visit NMBU to get acquainted with the university's innovative work towards combatting insecurity - particularly food shortage - in the country

This cheese can be made from trees

This cheese can be made from trees

In the future, we can make cheese and ice cream from Norwegian spruce.

She will make you love insects

She will make you love insects

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson (51) has written and talked the insects into the hearts of the people. But that she ended up as a biologist was quite random.

New findings can revolutionize aquaculture

New findings can revolutionize aquaculture

Salmon that makes efficient use of its feed is crucial in order to ensure sustainable growth in aquaculture. Hanne Dvergedal in Foods of Norway has discovered a pioneering method to detect the most efficient “bodybuilders”.

Rector Mari Sundli Tveit headhunted to top NHO job

Rector Mari Sundli Tveit headhunted to top NHO job

Rector Mari Sundli Tveithas has accepted a new position as policy director at The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO).

 

Flagship brain project to develop software for the future of brain science

Flagship brain project to develop software for the future of brain science

Can we understand the brain without mathematics? NMBU plays key role in flagship brain project developing software tools to integrate our knowledge of the brain in mathematical models.

What is a sustainable diet?

What is a sustainable diet?

If you want to eat what is best both for yourself and for a sustainable future, then what should you eat?

Quiz Masters of Tourism Management awarded

Quiz Masters of Tourism Management awarded

This fall, the class in the course "Tourism management" has utilized the Kahoot quiz to vary its teaching methods. This year, there were three queens who reigned.  

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Our majestic “Tuntreet” has once again been dressed up with Christmas decorations, and we are ready for the holiday season. Merry Christmas and a happy New year to all of you from NMBU!

2 Noragric professors in intergovernmental nature assessment

2 Noragric professors in intergovernmental nature assessment

How humans value nature and the results of these views has a major impact on biodiversity and ecosystems.

Joining forces to increase food security

Joining forces to increase food security

With one foot in industry and the other in academia, PhD student Ana Cruz is taking our insights into yeast as an animal feedstuff one step forward.

Moose provides knowledge about decomposition

Moose provides knowledge about decomposition

A moose wanders in the woods and helps itself to leaves. Upon closer inspection, you will find that this is not a normal moose. This one has an opening in its stomach called a fistula. It provides important information about decomposition.

From NMBU to the UN

From NMBU to the UN

Linn Jaeckle is a Social Protection Officer with UNICEF Malawi. How did her Masters in International Development Studies, completed at NMBU's Department of International Environment and Development Studies help her career path? Read on.

New project: The effects of hunting and fishing on Amazonia’s forests

New project: The effects of hunting and fishing on Amazonia’s forests

Does human hunting empty Amazonia's forests? And does it affect carbon storage? A new NMBU project will investigate the wide-ranging impacts of hunting and fishing on the Amazonian ecosystem.

Welcome to our new international students!

Welcome to our new international students!

This year NMBU has more international students than ever. From 70 different countries.

LANDSAM research group given 'world class' status

LANDSAM research group given 'world class' status

Noragric's 'Rights, Accountability and Power in Development' (RAPID) research group receives top ranking from the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education.

Experts do not recommend banning palm oil

Experts do not recommend banning palm oil

A new IUCN report shows that world palm oil production will have catastrophic effects on biodiversity if nothing changes. The authors say that a ban is not the way to go, and call for increased sustainability actions instead.

Kelp breeding – Norway`s next salmon adventure?

Kelp breeding – Norway`s next salmon adventure?

The sugar kelp is a «super-organism» that can be used in animal feed and a wide range of other important products. Still, genetic improvement is required to make cultivation more profitable. A new spin-off from Foods of Norway aims to make this happen. 

A Digital Fishing Trip

A Digital Fishing Trip

Four Norwegian research projects develop artificial (marine) intelligence. Their results will change how you view a fish.

East African Farmers Positive to GMOs

East African Farmers Positive to GMOs

Imagine the despair you would feel if your crops were destroyed. Perhaps due to drought, an aggressive plant disease or pests, or nutrient deficient soil? And back at home you have many hungry mouths to feed.

Hunting turns bear cubs into mama’s boys (and girls)

Hunting turns bear cubs into mama’s boys (and girls)

Human hunting changes brown bear reproductive strategies, so that the cubs stay with their mother longer. As a result, the females have fewer offspring, but grow older. This unexpected finding has just been published in Nature Communications. 

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