PhD defence - Elisabeth Rødland

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence


English title of thesis: 

“Microplastic particles from roads and traffic – occurrence and concentrations in the environment”

Norwegian title of the thesis:

“Mikroplastpartikler fra veg og trafikk – forekomst og konsentrasjoner i miljøet”

Prescribed subject of the trial lecture:

"Traffic pollutants in the environment, fate and consequence to ecosystems"

Time and place for the trial lecture and the public defence:

Thursday the 25th of August, 2022, at 12:15 at S105, Sørhellinga

The disputation can be attended either physically or by using the following link in Zoom:

All are welcome to attend the digital meeting, but please read the guidelines below before you open the link. This is to make sure that the disputation can be held without interruptions and noise.

Evaluation Committee:

First opponent: Dr Stephan Wagner, Hochschule Fresenius, Leipzig, Germany

Second opponent: Professor Yvonne Andersson-Sköld, The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), Sweden

Committee coordinator: Professor Dag Anders Brede, NMBU/MINA


Main supervisor: Dr Sondre Meland, NMBU/MINA / NIVA

Co-supervisors: Professor Ole Christian Lind, NMBU/MINA, dr Lene Sørlie Heier, Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) and dr Malcom Reid, Norwegian Institute for water Research (NIVA)

Guidelines for attending:

  • Do not use the camera.

  • Mute your microphone.

  • If anyone has a question and wants to oppose ‘ex auditorio’, please write in the chat window of Zoom (1) “XY (your name) has a question" and (2) the question in brief. The chair of the defense will evaluate whether your question is opportune, and you will be given the word after the two opponents have concluded.

  • When you are being given the word, you switch on your microphone and camera. Ensure briefly whether you are being heard.

  • We advise you to test your own equipment before attending.

    The doctoral thesis is available for public review. For those of you who want access to the thesis in pdf-form, please send an email to Brage Monsen –

Published 23. August 2022 - 10:35 - Updated 23. August 2022 - 10:36