3 Dec - Miguel Muñoz Mazón (MINA)

Av Cathrine Glosli

Miguel Muñoz Mazón, Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA), will defend his PhD thesis “Forest disturbance and tree species elevation ranges in Costa Rica”, Friday the 3rd of December 2021 at 14.15.

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence

English title of the thesis

“Forest disturbance and tree species elevation ranges in Costa Rica”

Norwegian title of the thesis

"Skogforstyrrelser og høyder på treslag i Costa Rica" 

Prescribed subject of the trial lecture

"Impacts of climate change on natural disturbance regimes and implications for ecosystems"

Time and place for the trial lecture and the public defence

Friday the 3rd of December 2021 at 14.15.

This public defense will be held 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/67150828177

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 proceed uninterrupted.

Evaluation committee

First opponent: Professor María Uriarte, Columbia University, USA

Second opponent: Professor Ole Reidar Vetaas, University of Bergen, Norway

Coordinator: Professor Stein Ragnar Moe, NMBU


Main supervisor: Professor Douglas Sheil, NMBU/MINA, currently Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Co-supervisors: Professor Kari Klanderud, NMBU/MINA

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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