• Universitetsvej 1, Bygning 28

    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 as a result of natural factors or as a result 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 utilised 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 and risk assessment
  • Plastic pollution
  • Nutrient cycles
  • Marine ecology
  • Marine biogeochemistry
  • Plankton ecology
  • Plant ecophysiology
  • Biological production based on copepods and microalgae
  • Soil processes
  • Erosion 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. authorities, institutions and companies.

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Research Output 1980 2019

Acute and long-term toxicity of micronized car tire wear particles to Hyalella azteca

Khan, F., Halle, L. L. & Palmqvist, A., 2019, In : Aquatic Toxicology. 2019, 31, 4 p., 105216.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Applying algal paste as food for copepod live feed: A growth study on Acartia tonsa nauplii usinf the microalga Isochrysis galbana

Rayner, T. A. & Hansen, B. W., 2019, In : Aquaculture Research. 50, 2, p. 694-697 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

A scientific perspective on microplastics in nature and society

Koelmans, B., Phal, S., Backhaus, T., Bessa, F., van Calster, G., Contzen, N., Cronin, R., Galloway, T., Hart, A., Henderson, L., Kalčíková, G., Kelly, F., Kołodziejczyk, B., Marku, E., Poortinga, W., Rillig, M., Van Sebille, E., Steg, L., Steidl, J., Steinhorst, J. & 6 othersSyberg, K., Thompson, R., Wagner, M., van Wezel, A., Wright, S. & Wyles, K., 2019, SAPEA. 176 p. (Evidence Review Report ; No. 4).

Research output: Book/ReportReportResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Projects 2001 2031

Activities 1988 2019

20. Dansk Havforskermøde

Per Meyer Jepsen (Participant)
23 Jan 201925 Jan 2019

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

Biodynamics of isotopically labelled CuO NPs and CuCl2 in T. Tubifex: examining two exposure routes

Amalie Thit Jensen (Speaker)
29 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

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

Tommy Ahlers: - Det må gerne springe i luften

Per Meyer Jepsen


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

‘Upcycling’ Ocean Plastic Trash Comes into Fashion

Kristian Syberg


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media


Best Poster award

Amalie Thit Jensen (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Best paper award

Praveen Ramasamy (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Best paper award

Praveen Ramasamy (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions