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Nature protection and restoration

The world is facing a biodiversity crisis characterized by substantial loss of habitats and populations. As a major consequence species are getting extinct globally as well as in Denmark at an unprecedented rate. Moreover, an increasing exploitation of resources, climate changes as well as increased in flow of invasive species enhance the negative development in the future. Therefore, there is a strong need for an ambitious effort in nature protection and restoration, which requires an in depth understanding of the fundamental biological interrelations among species and their ecosystems as well as the drivers behind the emerging problems.

At the Department of Biology, we answer questions such as: How do we achieve a balance between needs of nature and the needs of civilization?  How can we integrate nature protection and restoration in landscape management and in the development of society in general? We study the causes of the loss of biodiversity at genetic, species and ecosystem levels, and develop management strategies and surveillance methods to restore populations of plants and animals as well as entire ecosystems. 

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Research areas

Biodiversity
Evolution
Plants, flowers and trees
Taxonomy
Tropical ecosystems

Research areas

Biodiversity
Conservation
Genetics and molecular evolution
Tropical ecosystems

Research areas:

  • Terrestrial Ecology
  • Climate change
  • Remote sensing
  • Biodiversity conservation

Research areas

Genetics
DNA
Population genomics
Fish and fish biology
Conservation
Biodiversity
Climatic changes
Evolution

Research areas

Benthic fauna
Benthos
Populations
Macroparasites
Invasive species
Marine biology
Marine ecology

Research areas

Bioacoustics
Biophysics
Conservation
Animal physiology
Animal adaptation to the environment
Whales
Animals
Mammals

Research areas

Biodiversity
Ecology
Global climate change
Macroecology
Environmental geography
Plant community

Research areas:

  • Stream ecosystem function
  • Macrophyte ecology
  • Climate change
  • Nature-based water treatment

Research areas

Wetlands
Restoration
Greenhouse gases
Carbon
Arctic Ocean
Primary production
Sea ice
Light
Algae
Photosynthesis
Light
Ecophysiology of plants
Carbon assimilation
Gas exchange
Nutrients

Research areas

Biodiversity
Biogeography
Climatic changes
Macroecology
Nature conservation
Nature management
Mammals
Plants, flowers and trees
Tropical ecosystems
Ecology
Ecoinformatics
Nature parks
Forest
Landscape
Nature protection and management
Effects of climate on animals and plants
Climate changes and biodiversity
Biodiversity