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Department of Biology

Biology - the science about life on land, in seabed, in the air and in aquatic environments. We study life and evolution of life. We contribute to environmental and social problem solving by means of basic research, interdisciplinarity and collaboration with a focus on sustainable solutions.

Department of Biology is part of Natural Sciences


2021.07.23 | Department of Biology

Volunteers conducted a survey of residents in the sea around Denmark

Biologists from Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen have studied the environmental DNA in water samples collected simultaneously by 370 volunteers on two occasions from almost 100 sites along the Danish coast. The combination of citizen science and environmental DNA has provided an effective overview of biodiversity in Danish…

2021.07.06 | Department of Biology

Invasive species

In the Mojave and Sonoran deserts, feral donkeys and horses dig wells that are sometimes as deep as two meters. These wells, though being the product of invasive species, actually benefit the ecosystem greatly.

2021.07.05 | Department of Biology

Assistant professor Elizabeth le Roux receives AIAS Associate Fellowship

Elizabeth le Roux is a recently hired tenure track assistant professor at the Department of Biology exploring large mammal impacts on ecosystem structure and function, particularly in African savannas. In addition to the special recognition, this 3-year-fellowship supports the researcher’s possibilities to establish…

2021.05.06 | Department of Biology

Professor Signe Normand receives the Elite Research Prize for 2021

Professor of biology Signe Normand from Aarhus University is one of the five recipients of the Elite Research Prize for 2021. There are also Elite Research travel grants for two PhD students from the Department of Computer Science and Department of Bioscience. The awards will be presented at an event at the Ministry of Higher Education and Science…

2021.04.29 | Department of Biology

Jens-Christian Svenning most cited according to Reuters' Hot list

Denmark's most influential climate scientist is found at the Department of Biology. "Reuters' Hot List" is listing the most cited climate scientists in the world, and professor Jens-Christian Svenning takes first place in Denmark and is ranked 101 in the world.

2021.04.06 | Department of Biology

More green areas earmarked for biodiversity at AU

Aarhus University wants to increase biodiversity in several of the university's green areas. The areas will increase species variation, and can be used in connection with teaching and as a meeting point for social activities.


Mon 09 Aug
09:30-11:30 | Department of Biology, Ny Munkegade 114-116, building 1540-116
Qualifying exam
Qualifying exam: Alexis Armando Fonseca Poza, Mckrobiology
Mon 04 Oct
00:00-00:00 | Molslaboratoriet, Mols Bjerge Nationalpark, Denmark
Climate Change Ecological Entomology
The Climate Change Ecological Entomology course offers hands-on training in ecological entomology within a real-life field research project setting.
Mon 18 Oct
16:00-14:00 | Aarhus, Denmark
Baltic Sea Science Congress, Denmark, October 2021
Aarhus University welcomes you to the 13th Baltic Sea Science Congress, 2021. The congress will take place at the Lakeside Lecture Theatres (Søauditorierne), beautifully decorated by the Danish artist Per Kirkeby, in the Aarhus University Park.
Wed 19 Jan
12:00-15:30 | Stakladen, Fredrik Nielsens vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C
BIO Match 2022
In collaboration with Innovation Fund Denmark, the departments of Bioscience and Biology at Aarhus University invite to you an exciting day with networks, presentations and discussions across topics. The theme of the day is green transformation, green growth and sustainable production on land, at sea and in the air.