• Universitetsvej 1, Bygning 11.2

    4000 Roskilde


Organization profile

Organisation profile

The research and teaching of the environmental dynamics group deals with changes in the environment in time and space, whether these changes occur because of natural factors or because of human activities. The group works with: 

  • Processes on the large, global scale, such as climate change.
  • Processes on the ecosystem and population scale, such as the effects of environmentally harmful substances.
  • Processes on the molecular scale, such as stress-related gene expression, including how new types of organisms and forms of production can be utilized in biological production.

Much of the group's research is based on aquatic ecology, but the group also works in terrestrial ecology and physical geography. In particular, the group works in the following areas: 

  • Ecotoxicology, plastic pollution and risk assessment.
  • Marine ecology, including nutrient cycles in coastal areas.
  • Plankton ecology.
  • Plant ecophysiology.
  • Biological production, especially based on copepods and microalgae.
  • Soil processes.

A large part of the group’s research is application-oriented, and takes place in close collaboration with external partners in all categories: e.g. public authorities, institutions as well as private companies.

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Research Output

A new network for the advancement of marine biotechnology in Europe and beyond

Rotter, A., Bacu, A., Barbier, M., Bertoni, F., Bones, A., Cancela, L., Carlsson, J., Carvalho, M., Ceglowska, M., Dalay, M., Dailianis, T., Deniz, I., Drakulovic, D., Dubnika, A., Einarsson, H., Erdogan, A., Eroldogan, T., Ezra, D., Fazi, S., FitzGerald, R. & 31 others, Gargan, L., Gaudencio, S., DeNardis, N., Joksimovic, D., Katarzyte, M., Kotta, J., Mandalakis, M., Matijosyte, I., Mazur-Marzec, H., Massa-Gallucci, A., Mehiri, M., Nielsen, S. L., Novoveská, L., Overlinge, D., Portman, M., Pyrc, K., Rebours, C., Reinsck, T., Reyes, F., Rinkevich, B., Robbens, J., Rudovica, V., Sabotic, J., Safarik, I., Talve, S., Tasdemir, D., Schneider, X., Thomas, O., Torunska-Sitarz, A., Varese, G. & Vasquez, M., 12 May 2020, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 7, 9 p., 278.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

A synthesis of bacterial and archaeal phenotypic trait data

Madin, J., Nielsen, D., Brbic, M., Corkrey, R., Danko, D., Edwards, K., Engqvist, M., Fierer, N., Geoghegan, J., Gillings, M., Kyrpides, N., Litchman, E., Mason, C., Moore, L., Nielsen, S. L., Paulsen, I., Price, N., Reddy, T. B. K., Richards, M., Rocha, E. & 9 others, Schmidt, T., Shaaba, H., Shukla, M., Supek, F., Tetu, S., Vieira-Silva, S., Wattam, A., Westfall, D. & Westoby, M., 20 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Scientific Data.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Ecotoxicology of micronized tire rubber: Past, present and future considerations

Halle, L. L., Palmqvist, A., Kampmann, K. & Khan, F., 2020, In : Science of the Total Environment. 706, 135694.

Research output: Contribution to journalReviewResearchpeer-review



20. Dansk Havforskermøde

Per Meyer Jepsen (Participant)

23 Jan 201925 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

COST Action 18238 Ocean4Biotech (External organisation)

Søren Laurentius Nielsen (Member), & Praveen Ramasamy (Observer)

1 Oct 201930 Sep 2022

Activity: MembershipMembership in research network

Moodle - Video

Per Meyer Jepsen (Participant), & Morten Erik Møller (Participant)

29 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

Great Lakes Around The World Face Similar Issues

Farhan Khan


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Et radioaktivt regnestykke

Thomas Budde Christensen


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media


Best Poster award

Jensen, Amalie Thit (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Best paper award

Ramasamy, Praveen (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Best paper award

Ramasamy, Praveen (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions