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Arctic ecosystems (3)

This work package deals with Arctic marine, limnic, terrestrial and glaciological ecosystems. The work package is divided into two sub-work packages, one focusing on terrestrial environments, and one focusing on aquatic environments. In both sub-work packages, the focus is to understand the function and structure of Arctic ecosystem and how their biodiversity and associated biogeochemical processes are impacted by various climatic drivers. This will include investigations along existing environmental gradients and different scales, time series from the long-term monitoring programs such as the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring program and experimental approaches. The focus is to understand how climate variability affects Arctic ecosystems today and how they may change in the future due to climate change with respect to their function and how new incoming species will affect the system.

Work package 3a. Arctic terrestrial ecosystems. This sub-work package deals with terrestrial ecosystems, and is primarily focused on patterns and processes emerging from long-term monitoring programs such as the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring program. The sub-work packages will also target large-scale studies to unravel patterns and processes across vast environmental gradients. Work package 3a focuses specifically on biodiversity and biotic interactions as well as feedback mechanisms, within the biotic and abiotic compartments of the terrestrial ecosystems.

Work package 3a lead. Toke Thomas Høye

Work package 3b. Arctic aquatic ecosystems. This sub-work package deals with Arctic marine and limnic ecosystems with a focus on understanding how melting sea ice and glaciers may impact the associated aquatic systems. Studies rely and large scale latitudinal comparisons combined with detailed process studies at the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring sites. Focus areas include understanding factor that drive patterns of biodiversity, carbon flow and productivity in the coastal ocean surrounding Greenland. Challenges such as logistics, cruise time and external funding will be solved in close collaboration with work package 2 (The cryosphere & oceanography) and work package 4 (Contaminants & Sediments) whenever appropriate.

Work package 3b lead. Mikael Kristian Sejr

List of people connected to this work package

Name Job title Unit Email Phone Building
Boertmann, David Senior Researcher Department of Ecoscience - Arctic Environment dmb@ecos.au.dk +4587158689 I2.19
Carstensen, Jacob Professor Department of Ecoscience - Applied Marine Ecology and Modelling jac@ecos.au.dk +4587158596 7411, B1.17
Christensen, Torben Røjle Professor Department of Ecoscience - Arctic Ecosystem Ecology torben.christensen@ecos.au.dk +4593509049 7418, I1.42
Fox, Anthony David Professor Department of Ecoscience - Wildlife Ecology tfo@ecos.au.dk +4520675711 1110, 122
Funch, Peter Associate Professor Department of Biology - Genetics, Ecology and Evolution funch@bio.au.dk +4587156526 1540, 215
Hansen, Michael Møller Professor Department of Biology - Genetics, Ecology and Evolution mmh@bio.au.dk +4540247191 1540, 219
Holding, Johnna Michelle Researcher Department of Ecoscience - Marine Ecology johnna@ecos.au.dk +4587162167 1130, 330
Høye, Toke Thomas Professor Department of Ecoscience - Biodiversity and Conservation tth@ecos.au.dk +4530183122 1110, 325
Jackowicz-Korczynski, Marcin Antoni Academic employee Department of Ecoscience - Arctic Ecosystem Ecology mjk@ecos.au.dk +4587159022 7418, I1.37
Jeppesen, Erik Professor Department of Ecoscience - Lake Ecology ej@ecos.au.dk +4587158997 B2.22
Krause-Jensen, Dorte Professor Department of Ecoscience - Marine Ecology dkj@ecos.au.dk +4587158799 A2.09
Lauridsen, Torben Linding Senior Researcher Department of Ecoscience - Lake Ecology tll@ecos.au.dk +4587158762 M2.09
López-Blanco, Efrén Department of Ecoscience - Arctic Ecosystem Ecology elb@ecos.au.dk +4552737900
Mann, Hjalte Mads Rosenstand Postdoc Department of Ecoscience - Biodiversity and Conservation mann@ecos.au.dk
Markager, Stiig Professor Department of Ecoscience - Marine Diversity and Experimental Ecology ssm@ecos.au.dk +4587158582 7411, B1.27
Mastepanov, Mikhail Senior Researcher Department of Ecoscience - Arctic Ecosystem Ecology mikhail.mastepanov@ecos.au.dk +46739360967 7418, I1.45b
Mosbech, Anders Senior Researcher Department of Ecoscience - Arctic Environment amo@ecos.au.dk +4587158686 I2.13
Møller, Eva Friis Professor Department of Ecoscience - Applied Marine Ecology and Modelling efm@ecos.au.dk +4587158559 7410, A1.41
Nabe-Nielsen, Jacob Senior Researcher Department of Ecoscience - Marine Mammal Research jnn@ecos.au.dk +4587158696 7404, 141
Normand, Signe Professor, Centre Director Department of Biology - Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity signe.normand@bio.au.dk +4523718009 1540, 330
Olesen, Birgit Associate Professor Department of Biology - Aquatic Biology birgit.olesen@bio.au.dk +4587156576 1130, 234
Paulsen, Maria Lund Member of Administrative Staff Department of Biology - Aquatic Biology mlp@bio.au.dk
Quesada, Carlos M Duarte !!Adjungeret professor Department of Biology - Aquatic Biology carlos.duarte@bio.au.dk
Riis, Tenna Professor Department of Biology - Aquatic Biology tenna.riis@bio.au.dk +4587156578 1135, 217
Scheller, Johan iCLIMATE Aarhus University Interdisciplinary Centre for Climate Change jscheller@au.dk +4560774466
Schmidt, Niels Martin Professor Department of Ecoscience - Arctic Ecosystem Ecology nms@ecos.au.dk +4587158683 7418, I1.09
Sejr, Mikael Kristian Professor Arctic Research Centre - Arctic Research Centre, Silkeborg mse@ecos.au.dk +4530454314
Sørensen, Jesper Givskov Professor Department of Biology - Genetics, Ecology and Evolution jesper.soerensen@bio.au.dk +4530183160 1540, 226
Thomsen, Philip Francis Associate Professor Department of Biology - Genetics, Ecology and Evolution pfthomsen@bio.au.dk +4527142046 1540
Thyrring, Jakob Postdoc Department of Ecoscience - Marine Ecology thyrring@ecos.au.dk +4551333714
Treier, Urs Research Scientist & UAS4Ecology Lab manager Department of Biology - Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity urs.treier@bio.au.dk +4523348009 1540, 329
van Beest, Floris Senior Researcher Department of Ecoscience - Arctic Ecosystem Ecology flbe@ecos.au.dk +4587158568 7425, I1.45a
Ørberg, Sarah Bachmann PhD Student Department of Ecoscience - Marine Ecology sao@ecos.au.dk 1540, 033

Contact leader a:

Toke Thomas Høye

Professor Department of Ecoscience - Biodiversity and Conservation

Contact leader b:

Mikael Kristian Sejr

Professor Arctic Research Centre - Arctic Research Centre, Silkeborg