Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis – University of Copenhagen

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Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis Group

The research group of Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis is doing research on climate, hydrology and soil in terrestrial ecosystems.

Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis Group

The research group conducts research that mainly focuses on:

  • Quantitative measurements and improved understanding of physical, geochemical and biological processes in terrestrial ecosystems.
  • Processes studied at site specific scales are scaled up to ecosystem scale and used for predictions in order to assess environmental impacts.
  • Research is based on both field measurements, laboratory experiments and modelling.


Members of the research group

PhD students

Major research projects

Associated laboratories

Earth, water and sedimentology laboratory (in Danish)

Collaboration and network

CENPERM funded by Grundforskningsfonden is a strong international arctic network, which is further linked through several other ongoing permafrost projects.

Most important is Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in the 21st Century (PAGE21), INTERACT, DEFROST and the Permafrost Carbon Network. These network initiatives are supplemented further by the active participation in Perma-Nordnet and Permap. Cooperation in a national context is ensured within a Danish network and through ongoing projects with the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), the Danish Centre for Environment and Energy - University of Aarhus, DMI, the Centre for Arctic Technology – Technical University of Denmark (ARCTEK), the National Museums in Denmark and Greenland, and the Greenland Ecological Monitoring (GEM) programme.

Key scientific experts at the Polar Science Centre (PSC) of the University of Copenhagen deal with arctic and antarctic research topics. Active participation in this research centre provides CENPERM with a platform for the synergetic sharing of knowledge within the University itself. The research group is member of the European soil bureau network and participates in the development of soil maps of Europe and soil analytical databases connected to the soil maps.

Furthermore the group is a part of a collaboration network in Ghana with researchers from different faculties at University of Ghana, Legon and at Foulum, Århus University.

Finally a member of the group chairs Copenhagen University Ghana initiative.