Ecology and Nature Management – University of Copenhagen

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Ecology and Nature Management

The Ecology and Nature Management 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.

Our research focuses on developing fundamental and practical knowledge on how different management, conservation and restoration options either diminish pressures, improve services, and/or improve ecosystem robustness. The research has special focus on climate change and invasive species, which threaten the native flora and fauna and their habitats. Research span from species to landscape level and is based on long term monitoring or conducted in long term and large scale manipulation experiments in natural, semi-natural, urban and forest ecosystems.

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You can also find a short description about the research area in Danish.

Major research projects

  • 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

Read more about our major research and PhD projects

Completed projects

  • Vildt og Landskab

Members of the research group