30 Sept - Yngvild Ransedokken (MINA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence

English title of thesis: 

“Tree species effects on litter decomposition and soil carbon” 

Norwegian title of the thesis:

Effekter av treslag på strønedbrytning og jordkarbon 

Prescribed subject of the trial lecture: 

“Does forest ecosystem functioning and resilience depend on the diversity of above and below ground communities?”

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

Friday 30 September 2022, at 12:15 at U120 at Urbygningen (Clock Building) 

The disputation can be attended either physically or by using the following link in Zoom: https://nmbu.zoom.us/j/66501772073

If you attend digitally, 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: Dr Raisa Mäkipää, Natural Research Institute Finland (Luke) 

Second opponent: Professor Michael Gundale, Department of Forest Ecology and Management,The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 

Committee coordinator: Associate Professor Siri Lie Olsen, NMBU/MINA 



Main supervisor: Professor Line Nybakken, NMBU/MINA 

Co-supervisors: Professor Johan Asplund, NMBU/MINA; Professor Mikael Ohlson, NMBU/MINA; Senior Researcher O. Janne Kjønaas, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) 


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 16. september 2022 - 14:32 - Updated 28. september 2022 - 15:26