Ecology and Nature Management

The research group conducts basic and applied research and teaching in systems ecology, conservation and restoration of habitats for flora and fauna in a wide range of natural, semi-natural and managed ecosystems.

Ecology and Nature Management

The human-induced pressures on ecosystems have increased dramatically. These pressures act alone or in combination and diminish ecosystem function and capacity to deliver important ecosystem services.

The Ecology and Nature Management research group investigates how different environmental factors under change impact flora and fauna, biodiversity, ecosystem processes, function and stability and thus the services they provide.













  • Nørholm Heath – Long term succession from heathland to forest
  • INCREASE - An Integrated Network on Climate Change REsearch Activities on Shrubland Ecosystems. We coordinate the EU-funded infrastructure project  of 7 long-term and large scale climate manipulation experiment in shrublands across Europe.
  • CLIMAITE – VKR-Climate Centre of Excellence -Climate change effects on biological processes in terrestrial ecosystems.
  • Ecological restoration of the upper river Øle Å, Bornholm, Denmark.
  • Invasive arters introduktionsveje
  • Cryphalus - about Cryphalus piceae 

Semi natural vegetation for urban environments 
Read more about our major research and PhD projects

Completed projects

  • Vildt og Landskab












Members of the Research Group

Name Title Phone E-mail
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David Bille Byriel Postdoc +4535334225 E-mail
Erik Dahl Kjær Professor +4535331624 E-mail
Hanne Nina Rasmussen Senior Researcher +4535331703 E-mail
Hans Peter Ravn Associate Professor +4535331663 E-mail
Hjalte Ro-Poulsen PhD Fellow +4535331334 E-mail
Inger Kappel Schmidt Professor +4535331668 E-mail
Karsten Raulund-Rasmussen Professor +4535331666 E-mail
Lasse Gottlieb Postdoc +4535333701 E-mail
Mathias Just Justesen Postdoc +4535328055 E-mail
Mona Chor Bjørn Assistant Professor +4535331845 E-mail
Rita M. Buttenschøn Senior Adviser +4535331712 E-mail
Sebastian Kepfer Rojas Assistant Professor +4535334843 E-mail
Sebastian Kepfer Rojas Assistant Professor +4535334843 E-mail
Torben Riis-Nielsen Special Consultant +4535331625 E-mail
Vivian Kvist Johannsen Senior Researcher +4535331699 E-mail

Head of Research Group

Inger Kappel Schmidt, professorInger Kappel Schmidt
Phone: +45 35 33 16 68
Mobile: +45 61 70 32 93