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Contaminants & Sediments (4)

This work package deals with contaminants in the earth system as well as and the range of research topics linked to the analyses of sediments, e.g. palaeoclimate, palaeoceanography, geomicrobiology.

Work package 4a. This sub-work package will focus on the transport and dynamics of long-range transported pollutants to the Arctic in the atmosphere, cryosphere, sea, sediment and biota, combining observations, process studies in the field and modelling. Focus will be on hazardous compounds, essential and non-essential elements with strong climate effects. Combined atmospheric-cryospheric-marine transport models will be developed and specific process understanding will be gained through controlled laboratory and field studies.

Work package 4b. This sub-work package will use sedimentary records to among other study changes in past climate in order to improve our understanding of the climate system, its dynamics and consequences for ecosystems and societies in the Arctic. Knowledge of past climate will also be gathered from instrumental data and historical records. The sub-work package also includes the study of present-day biogeochemical activity in sediment records and its regulation at low temperature and composition of organic matter input.

List of people connected to this work package

Name Job title Unit Email Phone Building
Bach, Lis Senior Advisor Department of Ecoscience - Arctic Environment lb@ecos.au.dk +4587158698 7418, I2.29
Bossi, Rossana Senior Researcher Department of Environmental Science - Atmospheric Measurements rbo@envs.au.dk +4593522733 7412, C1.14
Davidson, Thomas Alexander Senior Researcher Department of Ecoscience - Lake Ecology thd@ecos.au.dk +4587158743 Silkeborg, 321
Detlef, Henrieka Postdoc Department of Geoscience henrieka.detlef@geo.au.dk 1672, 217
Dietz, Rune Professor Department of Ecoscience - Marine Mammal Research rdi@ecos.au.dk +4587158690 7404, 140
Fritt-Rasmussen, Janne Special Consultant Department of Ecoscience - Arctic Environment jfr@ecos.au.dk +4587159052 I2.09
Gustavson, Kim Senior Researcher Department of Ecoscience - Arctic Environment kig@ecos.au.dk +4587158641 I2.35
Karoff, Christoffer Associate Professor Department of Geoscience karoff@geo.au.dk +4521183926 1671, 118
Knudsen, Mads Faurschou Associate Professor, Deputy Head of Department Department of Geoscience mfk@geo.au.dk +4587156465 1671, 114
Pearce, Christof Assistant Professor Department of Geoscience christof.pearce@geo.au.dk +4593508915 1672, 221
Riget, Frank Farsø Senior Researcher Department of Ecoscience - Marine Mammal Research ffr@ecos.au.dk +4587158619 7404, 130
Risgaard-Petersen, Nils Associate Professor Department of Biology - Aquatic Biology nils.risgaard-petersen@bio.au.dk +4529656325 1130, 330
Røy, Hans Associate Professor Department of Biology - Microbiology hans.roy@bio.au.dk +4523115884 1540, 025
Sanei, Hamed Professor Department of Geoscience sanei@geo.au.dk 1672, 115
Sonne, Christian Professor Department of Ecoscience - Marine Mammal Research cs@ecos.au.dk +4587158704 7404, 142
Søndergaard, Jens Senior Researcher Department of Ecoscience - Arctic Environment js@ecos.au.dk +4587158715 7418, I2.37
Vergeynst, Leendert Assistant Professor Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering - Environmental Engineering leendert.vergeynst@bce.au.dk +4550577938
Vorkamp, Katrin Professor Department of Environmental Science - Environmental chemistry & toxicology kvo@envs.au.dk +4587158483
Wegeberg, Susse Senior Advisor Department of Ecoscience - Arctic Environment sw@ecos.au.dk +4587158669 I2.17

Contact leader:

Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz

Professor Department of Geoscience