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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.