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Three of our master students in system dynamics received a prestigious award at the 2015 International System Dynamics Conference in Boston, USA.
Dr. Andrea Bassi, Founder and CEO of KnowlEdge Srl, discusses ideas, indicators and practices surrounding the concept of "green economy", explaining how it would work in practice and barriers to change.
We are deeply sad to announce the loss of Madhab Prasad Bhusal, who took his M.Phil. degree at Department of Geography from 2005-2007.
Academic staff from every strand of the geography discipline at the Geography department met in Flåm to take a closer look at the damages caused by the big flood last autumn, and to survey the reconstruction of the protected watercourse in the Flåm valley.
Sandra Leutner studies Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany. Autumn 2014 she was an exchange student in Bergen.
Rhiannon Lee studies Human Geography at the University of Reading in England. In the autumn semester 2014 she moved her geography studies to Bergen.
We have been invited to take part in NORD+15 field course in Estonia-Latvia 3rd-16th May. The field course is based in Pärnu, Estonia with excursion and field work in Western Estonia and Latvia.
UiB Global offers four prospective post-doctoral researchers to develop research applications. APPLY BY MARCH 20, 2015.
Changes in spatial patterns of the plant species across globe are the ecological fingerprints of climate - and landuse - change on all but mostly the mountain plant communities including the Himalayas.
The Green Economies Network held an international workshop with invited researchers and PhD-students at Bjørnefjorden Guesthouse nearby Bergen on the 13th and 14th of November 2014.
Professor David Wheat and his co-coordinator in Ukraine have received seven grants administered by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) to support a project for “Learning Economics with Dynamic Modeling.” The grants are funded by SIU’s Eurasia Program and the ErasmusPlus Program.
The distribution of a species is an inherent part of its ecology. Species distribution is essential for a successful species’ management.
A special issue of the journal Growth and Change addressing the relationship between innovations and geographical contexts has been based on a session at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Seattle, Washington in 2011.
In today’s economic and power consuming state, hydropower can be regarded as the most critical and beneficial renewable resource in Norway. The main goal of my project is to visualize past temporal snowlines on the west coast mountain regions in Norway during varying future climate scenarios and to study how this will affect the production of hydropower.
The UNESCO-conference with the title «Using natural and cultural heritage in sustainable development» is taking place at UiB 24th -26th of March. 150 delegates from a multitude of nations are participating.
The term ‘REDD+’ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) is a well-articulated discourse in the name of mitigating deteriorating climate and sustaining local livelihoods. Articulation is an act or process of establishing relations between words where independent meaning of words is modified.

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