16 Dec - Kebede Wolka Wolancho (MINA)

Av Cathrine Glosli

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Kebede Wolka Wolancho, Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA), will defend his PhD thesis "Effect of soil and water conservation management on surface runoff, soil erosion, soil fertility and crop yield in southwest Ethiopia", on 16 December 2020.


Norwegian title of the thesis

"Effekt av jord- og vannkonserverende tiltak på overflateavrenning, jorderosjon, jordfruktbarhet og avling i Sørvest-Etiopia."

Prescribed subject of the trial lecture

"Constraints and opportunities for food security: The role of soil properties and management."

Time and place for the trial lecture and the public defence
Wednesday 16, December 2020, at 12.15

This public defense will be held partly in digital form since physical presence is hindered as a result of the Corona situation. The disputation can be attended by using the following link in Zoom: https://nmbu.zoom.us/j/68125066995

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 too much interruptions and noise.

Evaluation committee

First opponent: Professor Ingrid Öborn, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden

Second opponent: Dr. Jannes Stolte, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Ås, Norway

Committee coordinator: Dr. Susanne Eich-Greatorex (MINA, NMBU)


Main supervisor: Professor Jan Mulder, MINA, NMBU

Co-supervisor: Dr. Birhanu Biazin, International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics, Ethiopia

Co-supervisor: Dr. Vegard Martinsen, MINA, NMBU

Guidelines for attending

  • Do not use 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 defence 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 be used for general discussions.

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 Ole Wiggo Røstad – ole.rostad@nmbu.no

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