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Experts in Agroecology

Are you a journalist with a need to establish contact with experts in agroecology? For example, individuals who can provide insight into areas like the green transitioning, ecological production, climate or environmental impact of agriculture or a different area that involves agroecology?

Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University can help you establish contact with researchers in many different fields. Here, you can find experts in fields like nutrients, soil quality, genetics of plant production, bioeconomy and problems facing the environment.

We have divided the researchers into several categories, which appear as rectangular buttons below, based on their areas of expertise. You can click on these buttons to quickly locate the relevant researchers you are looking for.


Bioeconomy and climate change mitigation

Researchers at the Department of Agroecology who are experts in bioeconomy. These researchers specialize in evaluations of life-cycles, bioenergy, climate change mitigation, and energy crops:

Field of expertise

  • Evaluations of life-cycles

Uffe Jørgensen

Professor Department of Agroecology - Climate and Water

Fields of expertise

  • Bioenergy
  • Energy crops
  • Climate change mitigation

Poul Erik Lærke

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Climate and Water

Fields of expertise

  • Energy crops
  • Paludiculture (wet agriculture and forestry)

Soil quality

Researchers at the Department of Agroecology who are experts in the quality of soil. These researchers specialize in digital mapping of soil, phosphor, hydrology, and soil fertility:

Mogens Humlekrog Greve

Section Manager Professor Department of Agroecology - Soil Physics and Hydropedology

Fields of expertise

  • Digital mapping of soil
  • Soil variation
  • Organic soil

Goswin Johann Heckrath

Associate Professor Department of Agroecology - Soil Physics and Hydropedology

Fields of expertise

  • Erosion
  • Phosphor in soil
  • Soil quality

Bo Vangsø Iversen

Associate Professor Department of Agroecology - Soil Physics and Hydropedology

Fields of expertise

  • Hydrology
  • Soil physics

Lars Juhl Munkholm

Professor Department of Agroecology - Soil Fertility

Fields of expertise

  • Soil structure
  • Root growth
  • Fertility of soil

Lis Wollesen de Jonge

Professor Department of Agroecology - Soil Physics and Hydropedology

Fields of expertise

  • Soil physics
  • Hydropedology

Climate impact of agriculture

Researchers at the Department of Agroecology who are experts in the impact of agriculture on the climate. These researchers specialize in C/N turnover, irrigation, the climate, and foods:

Lars Elsgaard

Associate Professor Department of Agroecology - Soil Fertility

Fields of expertise

  • Microbiology
  • Turnover of greenhouse gasses

Johannes Ravn Jørgensen

Associate Professor Department of Agroecology - Crop Health

Fields of expertise

  • C/N turnover
  • Microbiel dynamics and emission of greenhouse gasses in relation to fertilizer and organic waste

Mathias Neumann Andersen

Professor Department of Agroecology - Climate and Water

Fields of expertise

  • Water resources
  • Irrigation
  • Climate changes

Christen Duus Børgesen

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Soil Physics and Hydropedology

Fields of expertise

  • Leaching
  • Aquatic environment
  • Emissions

Poul Erik Lærke

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Climate and Water

Fields of expertise

  • Greenhouse gasses
  • Plant nutrients

Environmental impact of agriculture

Researchers at the Department of Agroecology who are experts in the environmental impact of agriculture. These researchers specialize in emissions, leaching of nitrogen, aquatic environments, and analyses of agriculture.

Elly Møller Hansen

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Soil Fertility

Field of expertise

  • Leaching and uptake of nitrogen

Ingrid Kaag Thomsen

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Soil Fertility

Fields of expertise

  • Nitrogen regulering
  • Nitrogen leaching

Troels Kristensen

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Agricultural Systems and Sustainability

Fields of expertise

  • Analyses of agricultural data for production, economic, and environmental purposes

Nicholas John Hutchings

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Climate and Water

Fields of expertise

  • Nitrogen
  • Emissions
  • Business models

Finn Plauborg

Senior Scientist Department of Agroecology - Climate and Water

Fields of expertise

  • Irrigation
  • Aquatic environment

Nutrients

Researchers at the Department of Agroecology who are experts in nutrients. These researchers specialize in fertilizer, microbiology, plant nutrition, nitrogen leaching, and carbon turnover:

Bent Tolstrup Christensen

Professor Emeritus Department of Agroecology - Soil Fertility

Fields of expertise

  • Turnover of organic substances from the soil
  • Decomposition of plants and fertilizer

Lars Elsgaard

Associate Professor Department of Agroecology - Soil Fertility

Fields of expertise

  • Microbiology
  • Circulation of carbon, nitrogen, and sulphur

Jørgen Eriksen

Section Manager Professor Department of Agroecology - Soil Fertility

Fields of expertise

  • Plant nutrition
  • Nutrient exploitation
  • Nutrient loss

Elly Møller Hansen

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Soil Fertility

Fields of expertise

  • Nitrogen leaching
  • Nitrogen intake
  • Follow-up crops

Peter Sørensen

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Soil Fertility

Fields of expertise

  • Nutrient exploitation
  • Nutrient loss
  • Nitrogen and carbon turnover in soil

Ingrid Kaag Thomsen

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Soil Fertility

Fields of expertise

  • Follow-up crops
  • Turnover of carbon and nitrogen in soil
  • Prolonged effects of cultivation systems

Plant genetics and biotechnology

Researchers at the Department of Agroecology who are experts in plant genetics and biotechnology. These researchers specialize in the improvement of grain, and the qualitative proporties of crops:

Per L. Gregersen

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Crop Genetics and Biotechnology

Field of expertise

  • The qualitative proporties of crops

Kim Hebelstrup

Associate Professor Department of Agroecology - Crop Genetics and Biotechnology

Field of expertise

  • Plant genetics

Plant production and digital agriculture

Researchers at the Department of Agroecology who are experts in plant production and digital agriculture. These researchers specialize in varieties of grain, the physiology of plants, strategies for fertilization, and biodiversity:

René Gislum

Associate Professor Department of Agroecology - Crop Health

Fields of expertise

  • Fertilization strategies
  • Basic physiological processes of plants

Johannes Ravn Jørgensen

Associate Professor Department of Agroecology - Crop Health

Fields of expertise

  • Varieties of grain
  • Old types of grain
  • Biodiversity

Birte Boelt

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Crop Health

Field of expertise

  • Seed production

Mathias Neumann Andersen

Professor Department of Agroecology - Climate and Water

Fields of expertise

  • Plant physiology
  • Plant production
  • Biochar
  • The balance of water in agro-ecosystems

Weeds, diseases, pests, and bees

Researchers at the Department of Agroecology who are experts in weeds, diseases, pests, and bees. These researchers specialize in diseases in grain, mixes of pesticides, pest control, and honey bees:

Per Kudsk

Professor Department of Agroecology - Crop Health

Fields of expertise

  • Fertilization strategies
  • Basic physiological processes of plants

Lise Nistrup Jørgensen

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Crop Health

Fields of expertise

  • Diseases in grain
  • Pest control
  • Fungicides
  • Disease control

Per Kryger

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Entomology and Plant Pathology

Field of expertise

  • Honey bees

Michael Kristensen

Associate Professor Department of Agroecology - Entomology and Plant Pathology

Field of expertise

  • Insecticide resistance

Henrik Skovgård

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Entomology and Plant Pathology

Field of expertise

  • Strategies for pest control in livestock production

Mette Vestergård Madsen

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Entomology and Plant Pathology

Field of expertise

  • Microorganisms and microfauna of the soil

Mogens Nicolaisen

Head of section, Professor Department of Agroecology - Entomology and Plant Pathology

Fields of expertise

  • Plant welfare
  • Microbiel communities in plants and roots

Ecological production

Researchers at the Department of Agroecology who are experts in ecological production. These researchers specialize in nutriens, crop rotation, plant production, systems for feeding, and production in relation to the ecological production of meat and milk:

Jim Rasmussen

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Climate and Water

Fields of expertise

  • Ecological plant production
  • Biological fixation of nitrogen

Peter Sørensen

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Soil Fertility

Field of expertise

  • Nutrients for ecological production

Jørgen Eriksen

Section Manager Professor Department of Agroecology - Soil Fertility

Field of expertise

  • Crop rotation for ecological livestock use

Chris Kjeldsen

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Agricultural Systems and Sustainability

Field of expertise

  • Networks of foods, including ecology, regional products, and the path from soil to the dinner table

Anne Grete Kongsted

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Agricultural Systems and Sustainability

Field of expertise

  • Ecological and conventional systems of production for pigs

Troels Kristensen

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Agricultural Systems and Sustainability

Field of expertise

  • Systems for feeding in ecological and conventional herds of cattle

Lisbeth Mogensen

Associate Professor Department of Agroecology - Agricultural Systems and Sustainability

Field of expertise

  • Ecological and conventional production of meat and milk

Mette Vestergård Madsen

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Entomology and Plant Pathology

Field of expertise

  • Microorganisms and microfauna of the soil

Mogens Nicolaisen

Head of section, Professor Department of Agroecology - Entomology and Plant Pathology

Fields of expertise

  • Plant welfare
  • Microbial communities in plants and roots