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Experts in Biology

Are you a journalist with a need to establish contact with experts in biology? For example, individuals who have an expertise and can provide insight into areas like the evolution of animals or plants, the circulation of water, restoration of natural areas or a different area that involves biology?

Department of Biology at Aarhus University can help you establish contact with our researchers in biology. These biologists conduct research in many different fields. Here, you can find research in many fields and we have experts in biodiversity, the Arctic, aquatic biology, microbiology, zoofysiology, genetics, and evolution.

We have divided the researchers into several categories, which appear as rectangular buttons below, based on their areas of expertise. You can click on these buttons to quickly locate the relevant researchers you are looking for.


Aquatic biology

Researchers at the Department of Biology who are experts in aquatic biology. These researchers specialize in freshwater ecology and changes in the climate:

Fields of expertise

  • Freshwater ecology
  • Streams of water
  • Arctic aquatic environment
  • Surface water

Fields of expertise

  • Marine environment
  • Climate change
  • Marine animal behavior
  • Marine population

The Arctic

Researchers at the Department of Biology who are experts in the Arctic. These researchers specialize in the climate of Greenland and the inland ice:

Fields of expertise

  • The Arctic
  • The climate of Greenland
  • Nature and environment
  • Sea ice
  • Inland ice

Biodiversity

Researchers at the Department of Biology who are experts in biodiversity. These researchers specialize in the restoration of nature and the crisis in biodiversity:

Fields of expertise

  • Biodiversity
  • Evolution
  • Botany
  • Taxonomy
  • Tropical ecosystems

Fields of expertise

  • Biodiversity
  • Climate: Humans and nature
  • Nature management and rewilding
  • Megabiota - big animals and trees
  • Invasive species
  • Big Data in ecology

Signe Normand

Professor, Centre Director

Fields of expertise

  • Dynamics in vegetation through time and space
  • Plant species' response to changes in climate through use of e.g. satelittes and drones

Fields of expertise

  • Botany
  • Restoration of nature
  • Tropical plant resources
  • The crisis in biodiversity

Genetics and Evolution

Researchers at the Department of Biology who are experts in genetics and evolution. These researchers specialize in the geographic prevalence of species and the effects on the environment:

Fields of expertise

  • Zoology
  • Evolution of animals: The geographic prevalence of species
  • Life cycle, symbiosis
  • Sea fungi, horseshoe crabs, cycliophora, rotifer, tardigrade

Fields of expertise

  • Genetics
  • Evolution
  • Insects
  • Climate stress and the effect on the environment
  • Inheritance and environment
  • Adaptation to climate change

Fields of expertise

  • Genetics and genomes: Preservation of species and populations
  • Evolution: Inbreeding and the preservation of genetic variation
  • Fish biology
  • Climate change

Microbiology

Researchers at the Department of Biology who are experts in microbiology. These researchers specialize in the origin of life and bacteria in symbiosis:

Andreas Schramm

Professor, Vice Head of Center

Fields of expertise

  • Microbial ecology and evolution
  • Bacteria in symbiosis
  • Bacterier on the seabed
  • Cable bacteria

Fields of expertise

  • Astrobiology - life beyond Earth
  • Life in extreme environments
  • Environmental microbiology - the impact of bacteria in the atmosphere on the climate
  • The origin of life

Lars Peter Nielsen

Professor, head of center

Fields of expertise

  • Cable bacteria
  • Electromicrobiology

Zoophysiology

Researchers at the Department of Biology who are experts in zoophysiology. These researchers specialize in evolution and animals' adaptation to the environment:

Fields of expertise

  • Marine mammal biology
  • Evolution
  • Function of sensory organs in animals
  • Diving and underwater noise.

Fields of expertise

  • Transportation of blood and oxygen in animals
  • Animals' adaptation to the environment through shortage of oxygen and hibernation
  • Function of proteins
  • Nitrogenoxid
  • Free radicals

Fields of expertise

  • Evolution
  • Animals' adaptation to the environment
  • Zoophysiology
  • Metabolism
  • Vertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, fish
  • History of science