Disputation: Trond Simensen

Doctorial Candidate Trond Simensen  at the Natural History Museum will be defending the thesis "Mapping and analysis of landscape diversity." for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor.

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The PhD defence will be fully digital and streamed directly using Zoom. The host of the session will moderate the technicalities while the chair of the defence will moderate the disputation.

Ex auditorio questions: the chair of the defence will invite the audience to ask ex auditorio questions either written or oral. This can be requested by clicking 'Participants -> Raise hand'. 

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  • Watch the Trial Lecture 
    Title: 
    “History, state of art and future of landscape ecological research.“
  • Research findings

  • Landscapes and ecosystems all over the world are changing at an increasingly rapid rate. Systematically structured knowledge about nature’s diversity is a prerequisite for knowledge-based spatial planning and nature management.

  • This thesis, explores methods for mapping and analysis of the diversity and distribution of ecosystems and landscapes. The thesis consists of five subprojects presented in five scientific articles. They involve a gradual progression from establishing a conceptual and theoretical framework to applying this framework to analyse and map landscape diversity throughout Norway.

  • Main contributions include a set of general principles and methods for the systematisation of landscape diversity. The results provide new insights into the geography of Norwegian marine, coastal and inland landscapes, including the spatial distribution of landscape types, landforms, ecosystem types and other landscape elements. 

  • A wide range of current and potential applications of the findings are demonstrated, with emphasis on the relevance of the research for environmental monitoring, spatial planning and nature management. 

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  • Contact: Elisabeth Aronsen 

Published Apr. 8, 2021 7:57 AM - Last modified Apr. 21, 2021 2:46 PM