12 Jun – Mari Steinert (MINA)

Public defence - MINA

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence

Mari Steinert will defend her PhD thesis "The conservation value of power-line clearings for native insect-pollinated plants and wild bees in boreal forest landscapes", on June 12, 2020.  

Norwegian title of thesis

"Verdien av kraftgater for bevaring av stedegne insektpollinerte planter og villbier i boreale skoger."

Prescribed subject of the trial lecture

Trends and drivers of historical changes in bee communities.

Time and place for the trial lecture and the public defence

Friday June 12, 2020, at 12.15.

This public defense will be held partly in digital form since physical presence is hindered as a result of the Covid-19-situation. The disputation can be attended by using the following link in Zoom:


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: Associate Professor Erik Öckinger, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden

Second opponent: Senior Researcher, PhD, Yoko L. Dupont, Aarhus University, Denmark

Committee coordinator: Professor Tone Birkemoe (MINA, NMBU)


Main supervisor: Professor Stein R. Moe
Co-supervisor: Associate Professor Katrine Eldegard
Co-supervisor: Researcher, PhD Markus Sydenham, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Norway

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