Disputations

Sep
04

Coal formation on Svalbard 60 million years ago

4 September 2008

In a new PhD thesis Charlotta J. Lüthje investigates how the coal layers in Svalbard were formed some 60 million years ago. Her results shed new light on the formation process. Lüthje will defend her thesis on Monday 8 September at UNIS.

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Feb
05

Dissertation on zooplankton in Svalbard

5 February 2008

Research done by PhD candidate Malin Daase indicate that a warmer Arctic ocean will result in changes in the zooplankton populations, which will affect fish, bird and mammals that prey on these populations. Daase will defend her PhD thesis on 6 February 2008 at UNIS.

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Jan
14

The fate of oil spills in the Arctic

14 January 2008

In a PhD thesis by Liv-Guri Faksness new information about what happens with oil spills in an Arctic environment is revealed. Her experiments show that the air temperature in the period before the oil spill is important for the leakage degree of water soluble oil components in the ice. Faksness will defend her thesis on 19 January 2008 at UNIS.

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Oct
05

PhD defense on First-year sea ice

5 October 2007

Civil engineer Svetlana Shafrova will defend her PhD thesis ”First-year sea ice features: Investigation of ice field strength heterogeneity and modeling of ice rubble behaviour” at UNIS on Friday, 12 October 2007.

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Sep
19

Consequences of tooth wear in reindeer

19 September 2007

Age related tooth wear has significant consequences for digestive processes and energy gain in Svalbard reindeer, concludes UNIS PhD candidate Vebjørn Veiberg in his thesis. He will be defending his thesis on patterns, causes and consequences of tooth wear of the Svalbard reindeer on 21 September 2007 at the University of Oslo.

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Mar
02

Migrating geese and their food plants

2 March 2007

Svalbard has many important stopover sites for migrating geese during the spring. But only a few of these stopover sites are known today. There is a pressing need to identify more of these sites in order to implement effective management actions, concludes Christiane E. Hübner in her PhD thesis, which she will defend at UNIS 8 March 2007.

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Jan
11

Dissertation on ice loads

11 January 2007

PhD candidate Per Olav Moslet will defend his PhD thesis ”In-situ Measurements of Sea-Ice Parameters that Affect the Loads on Coastal and Offshore Structures” at UNIS on 15 January 2007.

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