Activities

Seminars and other events arranged by GEco. If the text is in norwegian, the event will be in norwegian.

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Time and place: Mar. 16, 2020 12:00 PM1:00 PM, Botanical Museum, Tøyen, Oslo

As a measure to prevent spread of Coronavirus the seminar has been cancelled. 

«Regjeringen foreslår at driftshvilen i Svea/Lunckefjell avsluttes, og at det settes i gang opprydding etter gruvevirksomheten. Det vises til omtale under programkategori 17.40 Statlig eierskap og kap. 900, post 31 Miljøtiltak Svea og Lunckefjell» (Prop. 1 S (2017–2018)).

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Time and place: Mar. 12, 2020 12:45 PM1:45 PM, Botanical Museum, Tøyen, Oslo

Dimension-reduction techniques are a useful class of methods in the toolbox of any ecologist. Dimension-reduction techniques, better known as ordination, have been applied in ecology for more than 50 years. In recent years, a more statistically correct method, called Generalized Linear Latent Variable Models (GLLVMs) has become available. GLLVMs are a model-based approach to ordination, but are also known as Joint Species Distribution Models (JSDMs).

 

In this seminar, Bert van der Veen, who is a PhD candidate in statistics at NIBIO and NTNU, will give an overview of GLLVMs and outline some of their connections to more classical ordination methods.

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Time and place: Feb. 24, 2020 12:00 PM1:00 PM, Botanical Museum, Tøyen, Oslo

Fire has been a key factor in shaping the ecology of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for thousands of years. Native plant species evolved adaptations so they survive and, in some cases, flourish after periodic fires. But as the climate becomes hotter and drier, the fire patterns in the boreal forests in North-West America are changing. Big and severe fires are now burning with higher frequency, and this could pose a threat to the resilience of these complex ecosystems. What does that mean for the forests of the future?

In this seminar, Trond Simensen, who has recently been a visiting scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present research from Yellowstone and other boreal forests in the northern Rocky Mountains.

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Time and place: Feb. 10, 2020 12:00 PM1:30 PM, Auditorium, Botanical Museum, Tøyen, Oslo

Land surface model parametrization using machine learning - Ph.D. project outline

By Lasse Keetz

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Time and place: Jan. 27, 2020 12:00 PM1:30 PM, Auditorium, Botanical Museum, Tøyen, Oslo

NiN update by Rune Halvorsen

The presentation will be in Norwegian