Recent Submissions

  • Troublesome Leisure Travel: The Contradictions of Three Sustainable Transport Policies 

    Holden, Erling; Linnerud, Kristin (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011)
    Sustainable passenger transport policies are most often directed towards everyday travel and ignore the large and expanding amount of leisure travel. The paper examines whether policies aimed at reducing energy consumption ...
  • Red deer mediate spatial and temporal plant heterogeneity in boreal forests 

    Lilleeng, Marte Synnøve; Hegland, Stein Joar; Rydgren, Knut; Moe, Stein Ragnar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
    Selective herbivory can influence both spatial and temporal vegetation heterogeneity. For example, many northern European populations of free-ranging ungulates have reached unprecedented levels, which can influence plant ...
  • Swedish-Norwegian tradable green certificates: Scheme design flaws and perceived investment barriers 

    Linnerud, Kristin; Simonsen, Morten (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017)
    The EU Commission recommends using market-based support schemes for renewable-electricity projects. One example is the Swedish-Norwegian tradable green certificate scheme. We examine whether design features in the Norwegian ...
  • The Imperatives of Sustainable Development 

    Holden, Erling; Linnerud, Kristin; Banister, David (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    The United Nations sustainable development goals are under fire. By attempting to cover all that is good and desirable in society, these targets have ended up as vague and meaningless. We suggest a model for sustainable ...
  • Five criteria for global sustainable development 

    Linnerud, Kristin; Holden, Erling (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
    A clear understanding of the global-level sustainable development concept is necessary before applying it to projects at a national, local or firm level. Such lower-level projects may concern managing production and ...
  • Institutional Change and System Support - Reforming the Executive in Norwegian Cities and Regions 

    Bukve, Oddbjørn; Saxi, Hans Petter (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    By studying the change from the alderman model to parliamentary rule in Norwegian cities and regions, this article analyses how and why reorganisation of political institutions influences support for the institutions ...
  • Eaten but not always beaten: Winners and losers along a red deer herbivory gradient in boreal forest 

    Hegland, Stein Joar; Rydgren, Knut (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
    Questions How does the understorey plant community in a boreal forest respond to variations in red deer herbivory intensity? Do the conclusions depend on the organizational level (taxon, growth form or functional trait) ...
  • Investment barriers under a renewable-electricity support scheme: Differences across investor types 

    Linnerud, Kristin; Holden, Erling (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
    In 2012, Norway and Sweden implemented a common market for tradable green certificates to achieve each country's renewable-energy target. This is the first example of a cooperation mechanism that the EU has suggested to ...
  • Executive Functions Do Not Mediate Prospective Relations between Indices of Physical Activity and Academic Performance: The Active Smarter Kids (ASK) Study 

    Aadland, Katrine Nyvoll; Ommundsen, Yngvar; Aadland, Eivind; Brønnick, Kolbjørn Selvåg; Lervåg, Arne; Resaland, Geir Kåre; Moe, Vegard Fusche (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017)
    Changes in cognitive function induced by physical activity have been proposed as a mechanism for the link between physical activity and academic performance. The aim of this study was to investigate if executive function ...
  • Effects of external inspection on sepsis detection and treatment: a study protocol for a quasiexperimental study with a stepped-wedge design 

    Hovlid, Einar; Frich, Jan C; Walshe, Kieran; Nilsen, Roy Miodini; Flaatten, Hans; Braut, Geir Sverre; Helgeland, Jon; Teig, Inger Lise; Harthug, Stig (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Introduction: Inspections are widely used in health care as a means to improve the health services delivered to patients. Despite their widespread use, there is little evidence of their effect. The mechanisms for how ...
  • Small Scale Hydroelectric Power Plants in Norway. Some Microeconomic and Environmental Considerations 

    Idsø, Johannes (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    The development of small-scale hydroelectric power plants in Norway is determined by natural conditions, policies, attitudes and property rights. The owner of the river is the central decision maker. It is he/she who decides ...
  • Water-Thermal Energy Production System: A Case Study from Norway 

    Idsø, Johannes; Årethun, Torbjørn (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    The purpose of this paper is to describe a new way of producing renewable energy based on fjords as a water heater. We will call this system the Water-thermal Energy Production System (WEPS), because the basic idea is to ...
  • Eldsjeler i Framtidsfylket. Kven er dei og korleis få fleire av dei til Sogn og Fjordane? 

    Årethun, Torbjørn; Nesse, Jon Gunnar; Oklevik, Ove (Chapter, 2017)
    Datamaterialet er henta frå ei undersøking av 524 personar registrert på ei nettside administrert av organisasjonen Framtidsfylket i Sogn og Fjordane. Analysane viste at personar med høg eldsjelfaktor har større entreprenørlyst ...
  • Interactions between body size, abundance, seasonality, and phenology in forest beetles 

    Gillespie, Mark; Birkemoe, Tone; Sverdrup-Thygeson, Anne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Abstract Body size correlates with a large number of species traits, and these relationships have frequently been used to explain patterns in populations, communities, and ecosystems. However, diverging patterns occur, ...
  • Den immaterielle sida av nettverkssamarbeid 

    Larsen, Øyvind Heimset; Nesse, Jon Gunnar (Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Føremålet med denne artikkelen er å finne verdien av bedrifters nettverksdeltaking ut over det reint opplagde og materielle, som er å tene meir pengar. Vi har kartlagt grunnar til å vere med i nettverk, og drøftar kva ...
  • Rettskriving i skriftkulturen – ulike perspektiv i Noreg og på Island. 

    Fretland, Jan Olav; Kjartansdottir, Gudrun; Balevik, Ingunn (Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Artikkelen refererer til ein komparativ studie av rettskrivingskulturen i dei to landa, med tre tilnærmingsmåtar: gjennomgang av relevante læreplanar i Noreg og på Island, kvalitative intervju med eit utval lærarar om kva ...
  • Ein statistikkdiskusjon med utgangspunkt i normavvik i studenttekstar. 

    Myklebust, Terje; Fretland, Jan Olav (Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Vi diskuterer nokre grunnleggande tilnærmingar til eit datasett om normavvik («rettskrivingsfeil») i studenttekstar. Vi innfører modellar for å analysere tekstane, og vi ser på kva for type spørsmål datasettet kan svare ...
  • Om å finne balansen mellom materielle og immaterielle mål ved forvaltningen av statseide naturressurser 

    Soltani, Arezoo (Chapter; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Artikkelen viser hvordan målprogrammering kan brukes for å finne optimal forvaltning av skog når en ønsker å nå to mål som er i konflikt med hverandre. For å lage en bio-sosio-økonomisk modell av skogen må både biologiske, ...
  • AUV Pipeline Following using Reinforcement Learning 

    Fjerdingen, Sigurd Aksnes; Kyrkjebø, Erik; Transeth, Aksel Andreas (Chapter, 2010)
    This paper analyzes the application of several reinforcement learning techniques for continuous state and action spaces to pipeline following for an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). Continuous space SARSA is compared ...
  • Fossil-fueled development (SSP5): An energy and resource intensive scenario for the 21st century 

    Kriegler, Elmar; Bauer, Nico; Popp, Alexander; Humpenöder, Florian; Leimbach, Marian; Strefler, Jessica; Baumstark, Lavinia; Bodirsky, Leon; Hilaire, Jérôme; Klein, David; Mouratiadou, Ioanna; Weindl, Isabelle; Bertram, Christoph; Dietrich, Jan-Philipp; Luderer, Gunnar; Pehl, Michaja; Pietzker, Robert; Piontek, Franziska; Lotze-Campen, Hermann; Biewald, Anne; Bonsch, Markus; Giannousakis, Anastasis; Kreidenweis, Ulrich; Müller, Christoph; Rolinski, Susanne; Schultes, Anselm; Schwanitz, Valeria Jana; Stevanovic, Miiodrag; Calvin, Katherine; Emmerling, Johannes; Fujimori, Shinichiro; Edenhofer, Ottmar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
    This paper presents a set of energy and resource intensive scenarios based on the concept of Shared Socio-Economic Pathways (SSPs). The scenario family is characterized by rapid and fossil-fueled development with high ...

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