Naturhistorisk museum (kart)
Sars' gate 1
A new PhD fellow in GEco - Eva L. Eriksen - will be working on dynamic ecological modelling. The PhD project will focus on the spatial dynamics of plants in relation to climate change, as a part of GEco’s collaboration with the LATICE network and the recently funded EMERALD and INCLINE projects. Professor Olav Skarpaas is the main supervisor.
A new paper on error estimation in field assignment of land-cover types using the NiN system is now available. Based on the master thesis of Eriksen, the paper was authored by Eva L. Eriksen, Heidrun A. Ullerud, Rune Halvorsen, Sigrun Aune, Harald Bratli, Peter Horvath, Inger K. Volden, Anders K. Wollan and Anders Bryn.
This july, Metteline D. Larsen defended her Master thesis, titled "Changes after 25 years of abandonment in semi-natural hay meadows in Svartdal, SE Norway - a re-analysis".
This summer, Hilde Riksheim Tandstad defended her MSC thesis: "Vegetation-environment analysis of the transition between avalanche meadows and semi-natural grasslands in Nærøyfjorden, Western Norway". Her work points to gaps in the NiN system that should be addressed in revisions of NiN.
One of our students recently defended her MSC thesis, "A new method to quantify the accuracy of classification and spatial delineation in land cover maps". The method she developed is already being used by the GEco group to train students in vegetation mapping (BIO4120).