Former Student at CEES wins National Master's Contest

Anna Blix, former student at CEES, is awarded a writer scholarship of 30 000 NOK and a book contract for her master's thesis: "Feedback processes in grazing ecosystems: Are sheep grazing in alpine habitats affecting long-term use and productivity?"

Anna Blix doing field work.

Masterstipendet (“the master's scholarship”) is a national contest arranged by the bookstore and publisher Akademika. The award goes to an outstanding master student who deserves to reach a broad audience. According to jury leader, Truls Petersen, Anna Blix stood out because of her well formulated language and communication skills. The thesis was also chosen because of its actuality in important political discussions like food transportation over long versus short distances.

Anna Blix will use her thesis as a starting point for a wide-ranging book about ecology, food, agriculture, history and politics. She is currently working as an advisor for the Norwegian Biodiversity Network (SABIMA).

Anna’s master's thesis is available at


Published May 24, 2013 10:32 AM - Last modified Nov. 23, 2017 9:47 AM