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Experts in Ecoscience

Are you a journalist with a need to contact experts in ecoscience? For example, individuals who have an expertise in the environment, marine mammals, ecology, biodiversity or a different area that involves ecoscience?

If so, then Department of Ecoscience at Aarhus University can help you establish contact with our researchers in ecoscience and bioscience. These individuals conduct research in many different fields. You can find ecoscientists and bioscientists with an expertise in applied marine ecology, modelling, Artic environment, Artic ecology, biodiversity, marine mammals, marine biodiversity, experimental ecology, marine ecology, catchment basins, lake ecology, and terrestrial ecology.

Based on their areas of expertise, we have divided the researchers into several categories, which can be reached by clicking on the blue, rectangular buttons below.


Applied marine ecology and modelling

Researchers at the Department of Ecoscience who are experts in applied marine ecology and modelling. These researchers specialize in environmental data and statistics, oxygen depletion, nutrients, and nitrogen:

Jacob Carstensen

Professor Department of Ecoscience - Applied Marine Ecology and Modelling

Fields of expertise

  • Monitoring data, environmental data and statistics
  • Environmental impact and indicators of such
  • Metabolism, nutrients
  • Phytoplankton
  • Oxygen depletion
  • Acidification

Stiig Markager

Professor Department of Ecoscience - Marine Diversity and Experimental Ecology

Fields of expertise

  • State of marine ecosystems from estuaries to the Baltic Sea and North Atlantic
  • Biogeochemistry of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorous, from farm to open ocean
  • Nutrients in aquatic environments, loading and ecological implications  
  • Anoxia, eutrophication and algae (physiology and ecology)
  • Effects of climate change in the sea and relationship to other stressors
  • Landscape, agricultural use, climate and sea

Arctic environment

Researchers at the Department of Ecosciencewho are experts in Arctic environment. These researchers specialize in Arctic pollution, marine monitoring, and ecotoxicology:

Kim Gustavson

Senior Researcher Department of Ecoscience - Arctic Environment

Fields of expertise

  • Authority consultation
  • Arctic pollution
  • Marine monitoring
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Environmental indicators

Arctic ecology

Researchers at the Department of Ecoscience who are experts in Arctic ecology. These researchers specialize in population ecology, climate change, Artic nature, environment, and ecology:

Torben Røjle Christensen

Professor Department of Ecoscience - Arctic Ecosystem Ecology

Fields of expertise

  • The impact of climate changes on the ecosystems in the Arctic
  • Arctic nature, permafrost
  • Environment and ecology
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Climate change

Niels Martin Schmidt

Professor - Head of Section Department of Ecoscience - Arctic Ecosystem Ecology

Fields of expertise

  • Climate change
  • The Arctic
  • Biology
  • Population ecology
  • Trophic interactions

Biodiversity

Researchers at the Department of Ecoscience who are experts in biodiversity. These researchers specialize in sea level, nature conservation, microclimate, and remote sensing:

Jesper Erenskjold Moeslund

Senior Researcher Department of Ecoscience - Biodiversity and Conservation

Fields of expertise

  • Increases in sea level
  • Nature conservation, plants
  • Microclimate
  • The Danish "Redlist" (Danish: Rødliste): Evaluations of animal extinction risks
  • Remote sensing

Marine mammals

Researchers at the Department of Ecoscience who are experts in marine mammals. These researchers specialize in seals, guinea pigs, underwater noise, the effects of human disturbances, and population monitoring:

Jakob Tougaard

Professor Department of Ecoscience - Marine Mammal Research 1, Aarhus

Fields of expertise

  • Marine mammals
  • Bio acoustics
  • Underwater noise
  • Impact from offshore wind turbines

Jonas Teilmann

Professor Department of Ecoscience - Marine Mammal Research 2

Fields of expertise

  • Marine mammals
  • Ecology
  • The impact of human disturbances
  • Monitoring of populations
  • Wildlife conservation

Marine biodiversity and experimental ecology

Researchers at the Department of Ecoscience who are experts in marine biodiversity and experimental ecology. These researchers specialize in marine environment, biodiversity, invasive species, and metabolism:

Peter Anton Upadhyay Stæhr

Professor Department of Ecoscience - Marine Diversity and Experimental Ecology

Fields of expertise

  • Marine environment
  • Marine biodiversity
  • Invasive species
  • Metabolism

Marine ecology

Researchers at the Department of Ecoscience who are experts in marine ecology. These researchers specialize in poisonous algae, jellyfish, invasive species, marine environment, and sea gardens:

Per Andersen

Special Consultant Department of Ecoscience - Marine Ecology

Fields of expertise

  • Poisonous/dangerous algae
  • Algae bloom
  • Jelly fish
  • Invasive species
  • Marine environment, aquaculture
  • Sea gardens

Catchment basins

Researchers at the Department of Ecosciencewho are experts in catchment basins. These researchers specialize in analysis of catchment basins, environmentel management, and wetlands:

Brian Kronvang

Research Professor Department of Ecoscience - Catchment Science and Environmental Management

Fields of expertise

  • Analysis of catchment basins
  • Environmental management
  • Wetlands

Lake ecology

Researchers at the Department of Ecosciencewho are experts in lake ecology. These researchers specialize in restoration of lakes, climate change, nutrient circulation in lakes, and lake monitoring:

Torben Linding Lauridsen

Professor Department of Ecoscience - Lake Ecology

Fields of expertise

  • Lake ecology
  • Lake restoration
  • Climate change
  • Arctic freshwater environment
  • Lake monitoring

Martin Søndergaard

Professor Department of Ecoscience - Lake Ecology

Fields of expertise

  • Lake ecology
  • Nutrient circulation in lakes
  • Lake sediments
  • Lake restoration
  • Implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive in lakes

Terrestrial ecology

Researchers at the Department of Ecoscience who are experts in terrestrial ecology. These researchers specialize in ecotoxicology, invasive species, biodiversity, plant and insect ecology:

Beate Strandberg

Senior Researcher Department of Ecoscience - Terrestrial Ecology

Fields of expertise

  • Plant and insect ecology
  • Pollinating insects
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Invasive species
  • Biodiversity

Joachim Offenberg

Senior Researcher Department of Ecoscience - Terrestrial Ecology

Fields of expertise

  • Ants
  • Insect control