Erik Dahl Kjær

Erik Dahl Kjær


  • Forest and Landscape Ecology

    Rolighedsvej 23

    1958 Frederiksberg C

    Phone: +4535331624Mobile: +4521419212

Academic degrees

1999 Doctor of Science in Forest Genetics;

1989 M.Sc. Forestry (Cand silv)



2001->            Professor, University of Copenhagen (until 2006: Royal Vet. &  Agric. University), DK

1999-2001       Senior Advisor. Danida Forest Seed Center, DK

1995-1999       Head of Tree improvement and gene conservation section. The Nature Agency, DK

1993-1995       PhD fellow, The Hørsholm Arboretum, Royal Vet. and Agric. University, DK

1989-1993       Forestry officer (forest seed supply and nursery operations). Nature Agency, DK


Professional memberships outside University of Copenhagen: Danish Advisory committee on forest reproductive material, Danish committee for approval of forest reproductive material. Censor for BSc, MSc and PhD in Biology. Previously: Member of evaluation committee for Tandem Forest (Sweden, 2018), Member of Swedish Research Council FORMAS (2010-2012).Reviewer for IFS (MSc grants) and Trees4u (mobility grants),  Organisation review for CIRAD (France; 2005), External PhD/Docent/ Professor  assessment committees: Swedish Agricultural University; University of Gothenburg, University of Vienna, Technical University of Copenhagen, University of Aarhus, Norwegian Institute for Forest and Landscape.  Chairman for Nordics network of Forest genetics (ADAPCAR) 2011-15. 

Teaching and supervision: BSc, MSc, PhD and post doc. Deputy head of department (teaching).


More than 200 Publications: papers in peer reviewed journals, peer-reviewed contributions to books/proceedings, and guidelines on how to use the research findings in forest management, breeding and/or conservation in Denmark, Europe and Worldwide.



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