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Major investment in innovation in agriculture in Malawi

Major investment in innovation in agriculture in Malawi

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Church Aid, the Development Fund, NMBU and a number of Malawian partners have entered into an agreement to strengthen the agricultural sector in Malawi.

The coconut conundrum – not so eco-friendly after all

The coconut conundrum – not so eco-friendly after all

Coconut oil is often hailed as an environmentally friendly alternative to, for example, palm oil, but new research shows that it actually threatens more species than the controversial palm oil. How to choose environmentally friendly vegetable oils in a world full of disinformation?

Einar Lillebye is voted NMBU’s Best Lecturer

Einar Lillebye is voted NMBU’s Best Lecturer

Lillebye, a professor at the Faculty of Landscape and Society, won the prize for NMBU's Best Lecturer for the spring term 2020 on the basis of student nominations. Congratulations!

Advancing the adaptive capacity of Arctic communities

Advancing the adaptive capacity of Arctic communities

NMBU is part of an ambitious international effort to advance the capacity of Arctic communities to adapt to climate and biodiversity changes in a major new EU Horizon 2020 project.

NMBU-professor gives TED-talk about insects and their importance for our world

NMBU-professor gives TED-talk about insects and their importance for our world

Professor Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson's TEDx talk on insects and how important they are to the globe and human life is now on Youtube.

Elusive species: how to find animals that are rarely seen?

Elusive species: how to find animals that are rarely seen?

Knowledge is vital in order to preserve rare and endangered species. But how do you count that which is rarely seen? Researchers at NMBU have created a new method that gives better estimates of wildlife populations.

Scientists are concerned about the spread of the coronavirus in Africa

Scientists are concerned about the spread of the coronavirus in Africa

Due to the shortage of clean water and soap, weak healthcare systems and great poverty, many African countries are poorly equipped to deal with the rapid spread of Covid-19 across the continent.

Small microscope making a big difference

Small microscope making a big difference

With a small, foldable microscope, Sheri Bastien has managed to get children and young people in poor countries interested in how bacteria and viruses spread, and in recognising the importance of washing their hands. That can potentially save a lot of lives.

Information on Coronavirus to NMBU employees

Information on Coronavirus to NMBU employees

Updated 11.08.20, 17:09 New information in italics. We must still maintain infection prevention measures: stay at home if we are sick, keep our distance and wash our hands.

Digital brains are key in understanding how the human brain works, and how it can be fixed when broken

Digital brains are key in understanding how the human brain works, and how it can be fixed when broken

Scientists simulate models of the human brain to understand how cell and system levels in the brain interact. In this way, they hope that we will understand brain disease better.

Stressed tropical forests will soon be releasing more carbon than they absorb

Stressed tropical forests will soon be releasing more carbon than they absorb

Tropical forests have been considered an important buffer against anthropogenic climate change. Scientists have followed 300 000 trees in Africa and the Amazon for 30 years, and their results show that the ability of these forests to remove carbon from the atmosphere is diminishing rapidly.

Traditional architecture gives better sense of well-being than contemporary glass and steel buildings

Traditional architecture gives better sense of well-being than contemporary glass and steel buildings

This is the finding of a recent study where researchers have used the latest in virtual reality technology (VR).

What drives species extinction?

What drives species extinction?

A new NMBU-led project will use millions of wildlife photos and powerful statistical tools to answer one of conservation science’s most fundamental questions: why do species go extinct?

Climate-smart solutions for dry forest ecosystem services and resources in Ethiopia

Climate-smart solutions for dry forest ecosystem services and resources in Ethiopia

A new NMBU-project is going to build a climate-smart policy and management framework for conservation and use of dry forest ecosystem services and resources in Ethiopia.

New project on climate smart forestry in Norway

New project on climate smart forestry in Norway

A new, large project, coordinated by NMBU, aims at facilitating climate smart forestry in Norway.  The project will provide forest managers with tools that improve forest resilience to climate change, and contribute to reduced green house gas emissions by substituting fossil based products with forest products, and at the same time, provide increased and sustainable economic returns to the forest owner.   

Scientists uncover supergene that causes gender differences in ocean migration in rainbow trout

Scientists uncover supergene that causes gender differences in ocean migration in rainbow trout

What determines whether a fish migrates into the sea or not? Research breakthrough published in Nature Ecology & Evolution provides significant new insights.

NMBU professor on list of highly cited researchers

NMBU professor on list of highly cited researchers

NMBU’s professor Douglas Sheil features on a new list of Highly Cited Researchers. Sheil is an ecologist with more than twenty years of research experience on tropical forest ecology.

New collaboration between Noragric and Multiconsult

New collaboration between Noragric and Multiconsult

Multiconsult and Noragric at NMBU's Faculty of Landscape and Society will collaborate on research and consultancy on the environmental, social and economic affects of renewable energy projects, environmental management and the management of water resources.

Under winter's spell: how trees slumber until spring

Under winter's spell: how trees slumber until spring

In temperate and boreal regions, trees depend on a period of dormancy to survive the cold depths of winter. Scientists have cracked the code determining how trees enter and exit their dormant state.

Groundbreaking collaboration for more sustainable aquaculture

Groundbreaking collaboration for more sustainable aquaculture

A new consortium of industry, researchers, and innovators will further develop a knowledge base with digital models of the salmon’s body. This can lead to more sustainable aquaculture in the future.

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

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