Thorbjørn Joest Andersen
Øster Voldgade 10
1350 København K
Place of work
Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management
University of Copenhagen
Øster Voldgade 10
DK 1350 København K
Phone: +45 35322503 (direct), 3532 2500 (switch board), +45 26393503 (mobile)
CV as of Jan 2017
Professor, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN), Center for Permafrost (CENPERM), University of Copenhagen (KU).
Phd, Institute of Geography, KU, 2001
Msc in Physical Geography, Institute of Geography, KU, 1998
2015-present Professor at IGN KU.
2008-2015 Associate professor at IGN, KU.
2007-2008 Associate research professor at Department of Geography and Geology (IGG), KU.
2004-2007 Associate research professor at IGG, (Steno scholarship funded by the Danish Natural Science Research Council).
2002-2003 Guest Scientist at GKSS, Hamburg, Germany.
2002-2004 Post doc at IGG. Post-doc grant from the Carlsberg Foundation.
2001-2002 Ammanuensis at IGG, University of Copenhagen.
2013-present Head of Study board for Geosciences and Management
2003-present Manager of the Pb-210 and Cs-137 dating facility “Gamma Dating Centre Copenhagen” at IGN. This position involves scientific cooperation with partners and clients from numerous universities.
2008-2013 Head of Studies of Geography and Geoinformatics, University of Copenhagen
Main Research Activities
Main research activities are within the fields of erosion, transport and deposition of fine-grained cohesive sediment - including microplastics - within estuarine and marine environments and chronostratigraphy and climate history of Holocene deposits. Special attention is given to the interactions between biology and sedimentology, aggregation of fine-grained sediment and fine-grained deposits as climate and environmental archives as well as the influence of sea level rise, storms and storm surges on estuarine sedimentation. Studies are presently carried out in Greenland, Rødsand Lagoon, the Wadden Sea, The Baltic Sea, Sweden and Vietnam.
Co-operation with numerous research-groups in Europe, China and Vietnam. More than 150 co-authors on publication list.
Supervisor or co-supervisor of 11 master-thesis projects. Supervisor or co-supervisor of four phd-students. Presently main supervisor of one phd-student.