Kathrine Torday Gulden

Senior Adviser

(+47) 452 98 104
kathrine-torday.gulden@nibio.no

Place
Ås O43

Visiting address
Oluf Thesens vei 43, 1433 Ås

Biography

Senior Communications Advisor at the Division for Environment and Natural Resources. My work assignments include:

  • News articles, op-eds, photo and video
  • Communications advice
  • Social media
  • Press contact
  • External project Wordpress websites
  • Graphic design for projects
  • Project communications
  • Training/courses
  • Translation/proof reading

Education:

  • Master’s Degree (2006) in Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis at the University of Bergen, Norway.
  • First year of agronomy studies at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Work experience:

  • Senior Communications Advisor, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
  • Associate leader of the Norwegian Guild of Agricultural Journalists
  • Communications Advisor, Bioforsk Soil and Environment Division
  • Communications Advisor, Centre for the Study of Professions, OsloMet
  • Senior Executive Officer, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo
  • Freelance translator and proof reader, UiO, UiB, OsloMet, Sintef etc.
  • Editor-in-chief, Samviten, University of Bergen
  • Journalist, Samviten, University of Bergen

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Video: How should India and other countries adapt their agricultural practices to a changing climate? In a new film, researchers explain how they go about in the ClimaAdapt project when developing new rice growing technologies and undertaking capacity building of farmers.

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VIDEO: What kind of impacts can climate- and socio-economic change have on European lagoons? In this video, researchers explain the methodology used and highlight some of the outcomes and results from the Lagoons-project, which is soon drawing to a close.

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VIDEO: Issues such as contamination from surrounding agriculture, increased tourism and climate change all pose a threat to Europe’s many lagoons - vulnerable ecosystems in densely populated areas. Scientists are now going new ways to secure better lagoon management in future.

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Division of Food Production and Society

Risk management of imported plants and seeds: possibilities for improved pest detection to prevent the introduction and spread of new pests


Plant pathogens and invertebrates harmful to plants continue to threaten food security and natural habitats. In Norway, the responsibility of performing plant health inspections on imported plants has gradually shifted to importers of plants who are currently responsible for internal pest control and must be registered with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

Active Updated: 23.09.2020
End: sep 2024
Start: sep 2020
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Risk management of imported plants and seeds: possibilities for improved pest detection to prevent the introduction and spread of new pests


Plant pathogens and invertebrates harmful to plants continue to threatenfood security and natural habitats. In Norway, the responsibility of performingplant health inspections on imported plants has gradually shifted to importersof plants who are currently responsible for internal pest control and mustbe registered with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. This plant healthsystem poses several challenges to import risk analysis due to the greatvariety of importers (e.g. professional business, individuals like farmersand garden owners) and thus of capacities to comply with rules. Therefore,research is needed on how the current regulatory framework affects theeffectiveness of import risk analysis. STOPPest asks What are the conditionsfor effective management of plant health with regard to plant imports?Its main objective is to produce knowledge on the conditions for effectivemanagement of plant health regarding plant imports. We will analyze threecase studies: strawberry plants, ornamentals, and seeds. We will map andassess the regulatory framework, review existing research on biological risksand analyze the importers´ behavior and practices to identify the weaknessin the current system. We will implement an interdisciplinary researchdesign and do a triangulation of methods, i.e. document analysis, interviews,focus groups, survey and biological testing (WP2) to compare the resultsof inspections performed by importers and professional inspectors (NIBIOscientists). In WP3, we will do an interdisciplinary and participatory synthesisof the knowledge and results of WP2 by using causal loop diagramming toexamine how the regulatory framework for imported plants and seeds can beimproved, and what are the necessary conditions for enabling plant importersto ensure a satisfactory phytosanitary status.

Active Updated: 18.09.2021
End: may 2024
Start: jun 2020