1 Apr - Simon Mark Weldon (MINA)

Av Cathrine Glosli

Simon Mark Weldon, Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA), will defend his PhD thesis  “Biochar for N2O mitigation and improved delivery and retention of mineral nitrogen in compost and soil” on 1 April 2022. 

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence

English title of thesis:

“Biochar for N2O mitigation and improved delivery and retention of mineral nitrogen in compost and soil”

Norwegian title of the thesis

“Bruk av biokull for reduksjon av N2O utslipp og effektivisering av nitrogenutnyttelse I jord og kompost”

Prescribed subject of the trial lecture

“Mechanisms and drivers of N2O emissions from agricultural soils”

Time and place for the trial lecture and the public defence

Friday, 1st of April 2022 at 12:15 hrs at Festsalen U215.

The disputation can also be attended 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: Professor Samuel Abiven, Laboratoire de Géologie, Département de Géosciences, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, PSL University, Paris, France

Second opponent: Dr. Alessandra Lagomarsino, Council for Agricultural Research and Agricultural Economy Analysis (CREA) - Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria (CREA), Centro di Ricerca Agricoltura e Ambiente (AA), Impruneta, Italy

Committee coordinator: Dr. Åsgeir Almås, NMBU/MINA


Main supervisor: Professor Peter Dörsch, NMBU/MINA

Co-supervisor: Dr. Daniel Rasse, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)

Guidelines for attending:

  • Do not use the camera.

  • Mute your microphone.

  • In Zoom you will first be placed in the waiting room. Please introduce yourself with your name, rather than with your IP address or computer name.

  • 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 chat is not to be used for general discussions.

The doctoral thesis is available for public review. For those who want access to the thesis in pdf-form, please send an email to Ole Wiggo Røstad – ole.rostad@nmbu.no

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