17 Dec – Adam Thomas O’Toole (MINA)

Av Cathrine Glosli

Adam Thomas O’Toole, Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA), will defend his PhD thesis “The agronomic and environmental effects of biochar under field conditions in Norway» on Friday December 17 2021.  

Phd degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence

English title:

“The agronomic and environmental effects of biochar under field conditions in Norway»

Norwegian title:

«Effekten av biokull på agronomi og klimagassutslipp under feltforhold i Norge»

Prescribed subject of the trial lecture:

"Management induced effects on soil health with a focus on soil biota"

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

Friday 17th December 2021 at 12:15 hrs - Festsalen, Clock Building, Campus Ås.

This public defense will be held partly in digital form since physical presence is hindered as a consequence of the Covid-19. The disputation can be attended by using the following link in Zoom:  https://nmbu.zoom.us/j/63906256409

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.

Evaluation committee:

First opponent: Docent Dr. Priit Tammeorg, University of Helsinki, Finland

Second opponent: Dr. Sissel Hansen, Center for Organic Agriculture (NORSØK), Norway

Committee coordinator: Dr. Vegard Martinsen, MINA/NMBU


Main supervisor: Professor Tore Krogstad, MINA/NMBU

Co-supervisors: Dr. Daniel Rasse, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), professor Trond Børresen, MINA/NMBU and professor Trine Aulstad Sogn Thomasgaard, MINA/NMBU. 

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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