Mountain lake

2 Noragric professors in intergovernmental nature assessment

How humans value nature and the results of these views has a major impact on biodiversity and ecosystems.

Ana Cruz, industrial Ph.D in FOods of Norway.

Joining forces to increase food security

With one foot in industry and the other in academia, PhD student Ana Cruz is taking our insights into yeast as an animal feedstuff one step forward.

Elg med luke i magen gir forskerne verdifull innsikt i nedbryting av biomateriale i vomma.

Moose provides knowledge about decomposition

A moose wanders in the woods and helps itself to leaves. Upon closer inspection, you will find that this is not a normal moose. This one has an opening in its stomach called a fistula. It provides important information about decomposition.

Noragric alumna Linn Jaeckle working on a social cash transfer programme for UNICEF Malawi in Chitipa, spring 2018.

From NMBU to the UN

Linn Jaeckle is a Social Protection Officer with UNICEF Malawi. How did her Masters in International Development Studies, completed at NMBU's Department of International Environment and Development Studies help her career path? Read on.

Tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum). Også kjent som pacu, eller kjempepacu. Disse fiskene er frøspisere/spredere og er sterkt truet av overfiske i mange områder.

New project: The effects of hunting and fishing on Amazonia’s forests

Does human hunting empty Amazonia's forests? And does it affect carbon storage? A new NMBU project will investigate the wide-ranging impacts of hunting and fishing on the Amazonian ecosystem.

Evaluation of the Social Sciences in Norway

LANDSAM research group given 'world class' status

Noragric's 'Rights, Accountability and Power in Development' (RAPID) research group receives top ranking from the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education.

Professor Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson

She will make you love insects

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson (51) has written and talked the insects into the hearts of the people. But that she ended up as a biologist was quite random.

Jon Funderud, CEO Seaweed Energy Solutions AS

Kelp breeding – Norway`s next salmon adventure?

The sugar kelp is a «super-organism» that can be used in animal feed and a wide range of other important products. Still, genetic improvement is required to make cultivation more profitable. A new spin-off from Foods of Norway aims to make this happen. 


Welcome to our new international students!

This year NMBU has more international students than ever. From 70 different countries.

Sumatratiger. Kritisk truet. Finnes kun på Sumatra i Indonesia.

Experts do not recommend banning palm oil

A new IUCN report shows that world palm oil production will have catastrophic effects on biodiversity if nothing changes. The authors say that a ban is not the way to go, and call for increased sustainability actions instead.

Norske forskere bruker digitale verktøy for å løse store utfordringer innen oppdrettsnæringen.

A Digital Fishing Trip

Four Norwegian research projects develop artificial (marine) intelligence. Their results will change how you view a fish.

Her er Ida Tarjem (til høyre) ammen med to av de ansatte hun jobbet med på laben ved the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.

East African Farmers Positive to GMOs

Imagine the despair you would feel if your crops were destroyed. Perhaps due to drought, an aggressive plant disease or pests, or nutrient deficient soil? And back at home you have many hungry mouths to feed.

Bjørnemor med unger

Hunting turns bear cubs into mama’s boys (and girls)

Human hunting changes brown bear reproductive strategies, so that the cubs stay with their mother longer. As a result, the females have fewer offspring, but grow older. This unexpected finding has just been published in Nature Communications. 

Refugee camp

Security on the move

After decades of violent conflict, large numbers of Somalis have been displaced and the subsequent migration has contributed to the growth of cities across the country. This NMBU project, led by Durham University in the UK, will investigate links between urbanization and displacement in Somalia. Read more in the project’s first report.

Climate change

2 NMBU professors selected for UN Climate Panel

Noragric's Tor A. Benjaminsen and Siri Eriksen are selected to work on the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s next assessment report.

Researchers have discovered that a specific gene plays a very important role in determining whether a salmon returns to spawn as a large or small salmon.

Extreme mutation – what happens then?

About 100 million years ago, the mother of all salmonid fish underwent a doubling of all its genetic material and ever since then it has had double sets of genes. How has this affected the ability of salmonids to evolve new adaptations?


The organisms that convert the greenhouse gas N₂O to harmless N₂

Extensive use of chemical fertilizers in agriculture is resulting in emissions of nitrous oxide – a potent climate gas. Soil bacteria are essential in this context since they both produce and convert nitrous oxide!


It matters who your mother is, even for fish

Tilapia has become a top seafood staple on many dinner tables worldwide. New research shows the Tilapia-industry can produce more of the finest cuts by paying closer attention to maternal breeding factors.

Aedes aegypti - kan overføre dengue, Zika, chikungunya og gulfeber.

New research project to investigate how climate change affects vulnerability to dengue fever

New research project will study how changes and variations in climate affect a society's vulnerability and risk of mosquito-transmitted diseases, particularly dengue fever, in Southeast Asia.


Bear hunting with caution

With man’s hunting activities, he is now becoming a dominant force in the Scandinavian bear's life, and the consequences are surprisingly complex.

Soppmarihøne, en av artene Rannveig Jacobsen har forsket på.

Fungi - hitchhiking with beetles

Fungi living in wood are very important decomposers. But what do they do when the wood is decomposed and gone? How do they find new food?

Bildet viser roboten  Thorvald i felt

Harvest of change: Using drones and robots to select new plant varieties

Soon plant scientists at NMBU will be able to take a tour of the fields and discover what grew there a couple of years ago, without the need for a time machine or heavy footwear. The only tools needed are a pair of glasses and a computer.


PhD student awarded "Green Talents Award"

NMBU's PhD student Hannah Harrison has been awarded the German Green Talents Award. She is one of 25 up-and-coming scientists selected from 602 applicants from all over the world. This year’s focus is on “Sustainable Production and Consumption”.


Bears skip breakfast to avoid hunters

A new doctoral thesis shows that human hunting makes bears change their eating patterns. 

Biofuel: Biomass ethanol life cycle and the earth, diagram illustration

Norwegian and French researchers discover a novel enzymatic mechanism that may revolutionize biorefining and sustainable production of biofuels

Present findings are ground-breaking. They reveal a new type of chemistry that Nature employs to do very difficult things such as breaking down cellulose. 


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