Jesper Riis Christiansen

Jesper Riis Christiansen

Associate Professor - Promotion Programme

My research focus is the interrelations between soil hydrology, biogeochemistry and microbial communities andhow environmental changes affect soils ability to produce clean water and store greenhouse gases. My research focuses on fundamental understanding of greenhouse gas cycling in soils, developing new methods for greenhouse gas detection and applied aspects in relation to management practices and climate mitigation tools.

Besides doing research, I am teaching in bachelor and master courses in the subjects of field methods, ecosystem hydrology and soil biogeochemistry. I am also supervising bachelor and master students projects within hydrology and biogeochemistry.


I teach at BSc, MSc and PhD level at Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management.

I am course responsible for the 1st year course Naturgrundlaget for lnadscape architect students.

I contribute to the MSc course "Ecology and Environmental Science in Relation to Environmental Economics (EESREE)" with lectures and exercises.

Together with Associate Professor Klaus Steenberg Larsen i am responsible for the SCIENCE PhD course "Advanced Measurements and Analyses of Greenhouse Gas Fluxes from Soils".

In addition to the above teaching activities I am a guest teacher in courses on ecology and hydrology.

Since 2014 I have supervised 7 BSc and 5 MSc students. 

Current research

At the moment, I am working on several research projects in Denmark and Greenland.

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