9 Jun – Thomas Mørtvedt Solvin (MINA)

Public defence - MINA

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence

Thomas Mørtvedt Solvin will defend his PhD thesis "Quantification of genetic and epigenetic variation in phenology and growth in Norway spruce", on 9 June 2020. 

Norwegian title of thesis

Kvantifisering av granas genetiske og epigenetiske variasjon i fenologi og vekst.

Prescribed subject of the trial lecture

Mitigation of climate change in forest trees – evolutionary and plastic potential.

Time and place for the trial lecture and the public defence

Tuesday 9 June 2020, at 12.15.

This public defense will be held partly in 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/61782431152 

All are welcome to attend the digital meeting, but please read guidelines below before you open the link. This to make sure that the disputation can be held without too much interruptions and noise.

Evaluation committee

First opponent: Professor Katri Kärkkäinen, Natural Resource Institute Finland (LUKE), Finland

Second opponent: Senior Researcher Jon Kehlet Hansen, University of Copenhagn, Denmark

Committee coordinator: Professor Knut Asbjørn Solhaug (MINA, NMBU)


Main supervisor: Professor Line Nybakken
Co-supervisors: Research Scientist Arne Steffenrem, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)

Guidelines for attending

  • 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.
  • Put your microphone on mute.
  • 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 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


Published 12. januar 2021 - 7:56 - Updated 12. januar 2021 - 7:56