10 Oct - Erik Francis Acanakwo (MINA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence

Erik Francis Acanakwo, Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) will defend his PhD thesis “How termites and large mammalian herbivores influence tree communities, seed removal and wood de-composition in an African savanna”, on October 10 2018

Norwegian title of thesis:
Effekter av termitter og store ville planteetere på artssammensetning, frøpredasjon og nedbrytning av vedaktige planter på en afrikansk savanne.

Prescribed subject of the trial lecture:
The global distribution of savannas as a dynamic anthropogenic biome: current status and future projections.

Time and place for the trial lecture and the public defence:
Wednesday 10. October 2018, kl. 12.15 Auditorium SKP (Senter for klimaregulert planteforskning),
Kirkeveien 16

Evaluation committee:
First opponent: Professor Han Olff, GELIFES-Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, The Netherlands
Second opponent: Professor Ole-Reidar Vetaas, University of Bergen, Norway
Committee coordinator: Professor Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson, MINA, NMBU

Main supervisor: Professor Stein R. Moe, MINA, NMBU
Co-supervisors: Professor Douglas Sheil, MINA, NMBU

The doctoral thesis is available for public review at the NMBU library.
Thesis number 2018:71 ISSN 1894-6402 ISBN 978-82-575-1539-3

Published 26. september 2018 - 23:14 - Updated 26. september 2018 - 23:26