23 Sept - Kirstine Thiemer (MINA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence

English title of thesis: 

"Mass development of macrophytes – causes and consequences of macrophyte removal for ecosystem structure, function, and services"

Norwegian title of the thesis:

"Massevekst av vannplanter – årsaker til og konsekvenser av fjerning av vannplanter for økosystemstruktur, -funksjon og -tjenester" 

Prescribed subject of the trial lecture 

"Ecosystem functions of aquatic macrophytes with emphasis on similarities and differences in fluvial and lacustrine environments, and the management challenges that macrophyte mass development infer in these different environments" 

Time and place for the trial lecture and the public defence

Friday 23 September 2022, at 12:15 at U120, Urbygningen (Clock Building) 

The disputation can be attended either physically or by using the following link in Zoom: https://nmbu.zoom.us/j/66498059257

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 Elisabeth Bakker, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) 

Second opponent: Associated Professor Christian Skov, Technical University of Denmark – DTU Aqua 

Committee coordinator: Professor Øystein Aas, NMBU/MINA 


Main supervisor: Professor Susanne Schneider, NMBU/MINA 

Co-supervisor: Dr Jan Vermaat, NMBU/MINA; Professor Thrond Haugen, NMBU/MINA; Dr Benoit Demars, Norwegian Institute for Water Research Research (NIVA) 

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 Brage Monsen – brage.monsen@nmbu.no 

Published 9. september 2022 - 14:22 - Updated 19. september 2022 - 8:38