24 Mar - Benjamin Allen (MINA)

PhD degree - Trial Lecture and Public Defence

English title of thesis:

“Detection of Root, Butt, and Stem Rot in Picea Abies with Remotely sensed Data”   

Norwegian title of thesis:

"Deteksjon av rotråte i granskog med fjernmåling"  

Prescribed subject of the trial lecture:

“Challenges in area-wide biodiversity inventories in Scandinavian boreal forests” 

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

Friday 24 March 2023, at 12:15 at Festsalen, Clock building 

 The disputation can be attended by using the following link in Zoom:   


All are welcome to attend, either physically or digitally, 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 Fabian Faßnacht, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany  

Second opponent: Professor Markus Holopainen, University of Helsinki, Finland  

Committee coordinator: Associate Professor Kyle Eyvindson, NMBU/MINA   


Main supervisor: Professor Terje Gobakken, NMBU  

Co-supervisor(s): Professor Erik Næsset (NMBU), Dr. Hans Ole Ørka (NMBU) and Dr. Michele Dalponte (Research and Innovation Centre, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy)  


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 10. mars 2023 - 11:25 - Updated 20. mars 2023 - 17:13