Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis Group
The research group of Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis is doing research on climate, hydrology and soil in terrestrial ecosystems.
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.
Future student projects
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Major research projects
- CENPERM: Center for Permafrost (Danish National Research Foundation)
- Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring: Geobasis programmes in Nuuk and Disko (Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate)
- SPADE Soil analytical database
- Glacial rock flour (Geocenter Denmark)
- Cisotope (Geocenter Denmark)
- UVWarm (Independent Research Fund Denmark)
- Malstroem and Arc-Malstroem: Stormwater screening method (ESRI)
- Storm surge screening (ESRI)
- CLIMACCESS: Climate change resilience in urban mobility (DANIDA, Denmark’s Development Cooperation)
- Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS): research infrastructure for measurement of greenhouse gas exchange
- UAS Ability: Research infrastructure on drones in research, industry and society (Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation)
- Carbon sequestration and biodiversity in different land use systems in Loreto Region, Northern Peru (Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon IIAP)
- Versatile emerging infectious disease observatory VEO (EU Horizon 2020)
- MapCLand: Drone-based Lidar systems for assessing carbon stocks (Villum Experiment)
- DeepCrop: Using deep learning in interpretation of point cloud data from drone borne LIDAR (Data+ pool)
- Catchment Transport and Cryohydrology Network (CatchNet RP1)
The staff teaches soil science, hydrology and climatology at all levels.
Courses at Bachelor level (in Danish)
- Jordbundsgeografi (del af kultur- og naturgeografi)
- Klimatologi og hydrologi
- Samfundsmæssige væsentlige stofstrømme
- Naturgeografisk feltkursus
- Globale geosystemer
- Laboratorieteknik og –metoder
- Jordbundsressourcer og jordbundens miljøgeokemi
Courses at Master level
- Ecosystem, climate and climate changes
- Environmental soil science
- Surface hydrology
- Ecological modelling
- Advanced soil science and isotope Geochemistry
- Aerial and near-field remote sensing
- Field and method courses in geography and geoinformatics
- Advanced Geoinformatics Programming, Customization and Automation in GIS
Supervise student at BSc and MSc theses and Ph-D. students.
- 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 group is part of Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring program where we collaborate with Asiaq, Greenland Survey and Bioscience Aarhus University
- 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 mapsFurthermore 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.
Members of the Research Group
|Andreas Westergaard-Nielsen||Assistant Professor - Tenure Track||+4535325840|
|Birger Hansen||Associate Professor||+4535322519|
|Birgitte Kortegaard Danielsen||PhD Fellow||+4535331485|
|Carsten W. Müller||Associate Professor||+4535334125|
|Changling He||Senior Researcher||+4535324166|
|Charlotte Sigsgaard||Academic Research Staff||+4535322518|
|Daniel Ortiz Gonzalo||Postdoc||+4535337652|
|Guy Schurgers||Associate Professor||+4535337692|
|Jaime Caballer Revenga||PhD Fellow||+4535330252|
|Lena Hermesdorf||PhD Fellow||+4535330069|
|Louise Hindborg Mortensen||Postdoc||+4535332103|
|Ludovica D'Imperio Georgiadis||Postdoc||+4535336298|
|Mikkel Toft Hornum||PhD Fellow||+4535331993|
|Per Lennart Ambus||Professor||+4535336626|
|Rasmus Jensen||Academic Research Staff||+4535335208|
|Sarah Estela Kylborg||Research Assistant||+4535334522|
|Sebastian Fabian Zastruzny||PhD Fellow||+4535336142|
|Thilde Bech Bruun||Associate Professor||+4535333412|
|Thomas Friborg||Associate Professor||+4535322574|
|Wenyi Xu||PhD Student||+4535334612|
|Ylva Sjöberg||Associate Professor||+4535330470|