6 May - Ana Maria de Lera Garrido (MINA)

Av Cathrine Glosli

Ana Maria de Lera Garrido will defend her PhD thesis “Application of external prediction models in forest management inventories based on airborne laser scanning” Friday the 6th of May 2022.

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence 

English title of thesis: 

"Application of external prediction models in forest management inventories based on airborne laser scanning”

Norwegian title of the thesis: 

"Anvendelse av eksterne prediksjonsmodeller til skogbruksplantakster basert på flybåren laserskanning" 

Prescribed subject of the trial lecture: 

"The use of 3D data from satellite borne sensors in forest applications." 

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

Friday May 6 2022, at 12:15 at Festsalen, Clock Building 

This public defense will be held in partly 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/67481545214 

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 Mª Teresa Lamelas Gracía, Centro Universitario de la Defensa, Academia General Militar, Spain 

Second opponent: Dr. Mats Nilsson, Department of Forest Resource Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences , Sweden

Committee coordinator: Professor Maarit Kallio NMBU/MINA 


Main supervisor: Dr Ole Martin Bollandsås 

Co-supervisors: Professor Erik Næsset, NMBU/MINA Professor Terje Gobakken, NMBU/MINA, Dr Has Ole Ørka, 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 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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