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Simone Cagno

CERAD Faces: Simone Cagno

"I particularly dislike terms used to "sell" science" says Simone Cagno, our associated researcher. He has kindly answered some of our questions in CERAD Faces series.

I tillegg til fôrplanter inneholder grasfamilien også matplantene som kornartene hvete, rug og bygg .

How many tons of food are we willing to throw away in order to prevent one case of cancer?

We must dare to ask ourselves whether it is such a good idea to keep the legal limits for arsenic and radiation in food as low as possible, says our PhD-student Yevgeniya Tomkiv

The Vågå herd and one of the GPS collared does in snowy weather

Dynamic reindeer: GPS and Chernobyl consequences

«Dynamic reindeer» - that’s the relatively meaningless title of a CERAD project focussing on these fantastically adaptive animals. However, the title points to the aim of the project: To develop a modelling tool that simulates the highly “dynamic” and variable levels of radioactive caesium in reindeer during the year.

Fieldwork at Suzzuki pond in Fukushima

Fieldwork in Fukushima – first results

This spring we commemorate the 6th anniversary of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. CERAD researchers has been actively engaged in the research in the area since the time of accident, sharing their knowledge with Japanese colleagues.

Tanya Helena Hevrøy

CERAD Faces: Tanya Helena Hevrøy

Remember the ecosystem experiments? Tanya Helena Hevrøy is one of the scientist behind this exciting research and a star of our recurrent column this month.

Peter Alestrøm

CERAD Faces: Peter Aleström

The man behind the Norwegian Zebrafish Platform, Peter Aleström, continues our CERAD Faces series

A beetle (Coleoptera) found in Chernobyl temperate forest

Arthropod Community Composition at Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Entomologist Greg Lamarre visited us with a guest lecture in December. Here he is presenting a new project, where he will study insects of Chernobyl in collaboration with CERAD

Anna-Lea Golz sampling from the aquariums

Experimenting with ecosystems

Nature is complex, full of relationships and interactions, that all intertwine in one way or another. Therefore, we must focus our scientific approach to encompassing this complexity when studying effects of radiation (or other pollutants) on the environment.

Looking for hot particles

Field course in Chernobyl

CERAD is a partner in the COMET project, which aims to enhance and maintain European capacity and skills in radioecology. In 2016 we co-organized a field course in Chernobyl, where participants were able to get hands-on  experience in development of sampling strategies and application of different techniques for measurement and analysis.

Brit Salbu

CERAD Faces: Brit Salbu

Continuing our new series of publications, CERAD Face of November is center's director Brit Salbu.

Kartlav, Finse

Hunt for radioactivity in Salangen

Orrefjell is an area in Salangen (Norway) with high natural level of uranium. CERAD is partner in a research project called Case Orrefjell, funded by FRAM center. This project will evaluate possible adverse effects related to living in an area with enhanced levels of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM).

Thomas Hinton

CERAD Faces: Thomas Hinton

CERAD Faces is a series of articles presenting various scientists who are linked to our Centre of Excellence. Opening this series is Professor Thomas Hinton from Fukushima University in Japan.

Newspaper

Too late to bow, when the head has fallen: a case of crisis communication

It is too late to water, when the plant is dying. Why do we wait with communication until the crisis occurs?

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

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