Section of Terrestrial Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
Born in Copenhagen 1970, Danish citizen
Married, three children
Associate Professor at Biological Institute, University of Copenhagen
Assistant Professor at Biological Institute, University of Copenhagen
Post doc. at Botanical Institute, University of Copenhagen. Funded by the Carlsberg Foundation
Post doc. in Thomas D. Bruns laboratory at University of California – Berkeley, USA. Funded by the Danish Research Council
Received the PhD degree in Botany based on the thesis: Detection and activity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and their interaction with the root pathogen Aphanomyces euteiches
PhD student. Funded by the Danish Environmental Agency
MS in Biology from University of Copenhagen
Matriculated at University of Copenhagen
PI: Aboveground-belowground functional interactions between plant effect traits and fungal response traits in forests. DFF DKK 2,39 mill – Post doc salery and consumables.
PI: Functional traits in mycorrhizal ecology. Carlsberg Foundation DKK 0,05 mill – Travel grant for sabbatical at EEZ-CSIC, Granada, Spain
PI: Biological aggregate formation towards a healthy soil - AGGREGATE. Novo Nordisk Foundation DKK 3 mill – My share covers about 25% (0.75 mill) of the grant which includes technician help, post doc salary as well as consumables
Co-PI: GENEPEASE-II: Pesticide Effects on Agricultural Soil Ecosystems. 2.501.082. Danish Environmental Agency DKK 2.5 mill – My share covers about 5% (0.15 mill) of the grant which includes salary and consumables
Co-PI: Microbiome Assisted Triticum Resilience In X-dimensions (MATRIX). Novo Nordisk Foundation DKK 62.5 mill (grant holder, Lars Hestbjerg Hansen) – My share covers about 5% (3.1 mill) of the grant which includes one PhD student plus some extra technician and post doc months as well as consumables
Current administration and special tasks
Head of the Studies for Biology program on UCPH
Member of the Editorial board for the Springer journal Mycorrhiza.
Secretary in the Docent, dr. scient. Lauritz W. Olson’s Travel Foundation supporting UCPH mycology student’s participation in conferences, field trips etc.
Current or recent participation in larger networking activities
UCPH member of 4EU+ Flagship 4 (Environmental transitions)
Member of Mycology Denmark – a network including most institutions working with fungi in DK spanning both academia as industry
TRIAD network member, a UCPH sponsored network investigating land sparing versus land sharing for biodiversity measures
Since 1996 I have been involved in all stages of university teaching including bachelor, graduate and PhD courses and supervision of students. My formal University Pedagogy education through the obligatory teaching course University Pedagogy and Didactics was approved in 2005 by the Faculty of Science.
I have organized PhD courses in 2016 (Microbial Community Analysis) and 2007 (From Environmental Sample to DNA Sequences) both the 20-25 students.
In the evaluation board for PhD exams at University of Aarhus University (2012 and 2017), University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan (2016), Lund University (2008 and 2013), University of Copenhagen (2013), Oslo University (2012), University of Tartu (2013), Inspruck Univeristy (2008), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) (2005)
Evaluated research applications for the Research Councils or other research bodies of: Netherlands (2015, 2012 and 2010), SNS/EFINORD (2014), Estonia (2011) and Norway (2004)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek International Journal, Applied Soil Ecology, Ecography, Ecology, FEMS journals, Forest Ecology and Management, Fungal Ecology, International Journal of Phytoremediation, ISME Journal, Journal of Ecology, Journal of Forestry, Microbial Ecology, Molecular Ecology, Mycological Research, Mycorrhiza, New Phytologist, Plant & Soil, PLoS ONE
Cand Scient, PhD