Personal profile

Research areas

Research fields: Pelagic ecology, transformation of energy and organic matter, particle grazing by zooplankton, grazing behaviour, fluid mechanics, growth and bioenergetics of holo- and meroplankton, population dynamics of meroplankton and settlement of bivalves, development of molecular biological tools for larval speciation.

Curriculum

Curriculum Vitae - April 2017, Professor Benni Winding Hansen

Address: Roskilde University, Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change, Universitetsvej 1, P.O.Box 260, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark. Work +45 46742406; Home +45 46751570; mobile +4530241570; Fax +45 46743011; e-mail bhansen@ruc.dk.

Personal data: date of birth: June 2 1958; married, and two sons born 1999 and 2002; private address: Svaleøvej 44 DK-4000 Roskilde; citizenship: Danish

 

Education:

  • 1987 M.Sc. in copepod physiology, Danish Fisheries Institute Ministry of Fisheries, and  Marine Biological Laboratory, Copenhagen University.
  • 1987 Nordic grant at Universitety of Tromsø, Norway.
  • 1991 Ph.D. within trophodynamics in larvae from benthic invertebrates, Marine Biological Laboratory, Copenhagen University.

 

Positions:

  • 1991-1995 employed as assistant professor at Roskilde University, Department of Life Sciences and Chemistry.
  • Associate professor 1995- at Roskilde University, Department of Life Sciences and Chemistry; from 2007 Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change.
  • Professor 2009 at Roskilde University, Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change. Since 2016 Department of Science and Environment.
  • Member of the Danish Research Council for Nature and Universe 2013-

 

Evaluations:

  • Professor evaluated – positively 1999 – positively 2001 – positively 2009.

 

Overseas experience:

  • 1987, 7 months at Dep. of Biology and Geology, University of Tromsø, Norway.
  • 2004-5, 3 months at Dep. of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Australia.

 

Teaching experience:

  • Over 25 years of teaching experience at universities including:
  • Basic- and advanced teaching in population biology, element cycling, zoology, ecotoxicology, applied ecology. Laboratory and field courses.
  • E.U. advanced courses
  • Master Course University Las Palmas, Canary Islands
  • Educated 60 master students + 1 pending
  • Educated 12 PhD students + 6 pending

Opponent on 9 Ph.D. defenses at 5 different national and international universities

 

Research fields: Pelagic ecology, transformation of energy and organic matter, particle grazing by zooplankton, grazing behavior, fluid mechanics, growth and bioenergetics of holo- and meroplankton, population dynamics of meroplankton and settlement of bivalves, development of molecular biological tools for larval identification, live feed and especially copepods in aquaculture. Up scaling of live feed production units from laboratory to industrial scale.

 

Reseach ID: K-3299-2015; Orchid (0000-0003-1145-561X)

 

Publications: Author or co-author of 143 papers in international journals and a number of articles in Danish. Google Scholar citations 5841 H index=41, i10 index=98; WoS citations 4236 with 38.51 each, H=index 35; updated March 30 2017.

 

International conferences: Author or co-author of ~60 oral contributions and a number of posters at international conferences.

 

Councils etc.: Member of Danish Research Council for Nature and Universe since 2011; Member of Danish National Council for Oceanology 2009-2015; Member of working group in JCI Oceans since 2013. Evaluator for the Norwegian Research Council.

 

Funding: PI or member of various consortia over the past 27 years, with funding in the range of 10th of millions D.Kr. supported mainly by E.U. and Danish National Research Councils. Present funding: a VKR grant Centre for Ocean Life 2012-2017 (PI Thomas Kiørboe DTUaqua 30 mio. D.KK; BWH 1 mio. DKK), IMPAQ 2011-2016(PI BWH on 20 mio D.Kr. BWH: 6 mio. D.Kr) from Strategic Research Council, partner on COMA 2013-2017 (PI Bent Højgaard AKVAgroup 15 mio D.Kr. BWH: 6 mio. D.Kr) from Advanced Technology Foundation, AMPHICOP 2014-2018 (PI BWH on 5 mio. D.Kr.). Carlsberg Foundation 250,000,- to an electronic particle counter 2014.

 

Research management: I have managed a research team of varying dimension for the past 20 years. At present, the team is composed of 1 prof, 1 assistant prof, 1 postdoc and 9 PhD students and 2 master students besides technicians. I have among other tasks been WP-leader 1996-98 for EU-Trans Atlantic Study of Calanus (TASC); PI of 1996-99 Danish Research Councils Pelagic Ecology and carbon flow through the lower trophic levels in West Greenland marine waters; WP-leader of 2000-2003 Strukturdirektoratet: Sustainable Exploitation of blue mussels in Denmark. At present, I manage COMA as WP-leader and AMPHICOP as PI.

Keywords

  • Biology, Biotechnology
  • Aquaculture
  • Larval biology
  • Molecular biological tools
  • Plankton ecology
  • Systems ecology

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Research Output 1991 2018

Open Access
Open Access

Influence of swimming behavior of copepod nauplii on feeding of larval turbot (Acopthalmus maximus)

Bruno, E., Højgaard, J. K., Hansen, B. W., Munk, P. & Støttrup, J. G. 2018 In : Aquaculture International. 26, 1, p. 225-236 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Interactions between populations of the calanoid copepod Acartia tonsa Dana and the harpacticoid copepod Tisbe holothuriae Humes in mixed cultures of live feed for fish larvae

Hansen, B. W., Boesen, E., Brodnicke, O. B., Corfixen, N. L., Jepsen, P. M., Larsen, S. M., Dannebrog Læssøe, C., Munch, P., Friis Nielsen, P. K., Olesen, J., Vismann, B. & Nilsson, B. 1 Mar 2018 In : Aquaculture Research. 49, 3, p. 1274-1283 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Projects 2011 2017

Activities 1998 2000

  • 5 Lecture and oral contribution

Calanus spp. dynamics during sea ice break up off Greenland

Hansen, B. W. (Speaker)
5 Jun 20009 Jun 2000

Activity: Lecture and oral contribution

Food web interactions in a Calanus finmarchicus dominated system: a mesocosm study

Hansen, B. W. (Speaker)
1 Feb 19995 Feb 1999

Activity: Lecture and oral contribution

Rearing Calanus finmarchicus in mesocosms: development and growth rate vs. food quantity

Hansen, B. W. (Speaker)
9 Feb 199813 Feb 1998

Activity: Lecture and oral contribution

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Vandloppeæg på dåse kan sætte fart på havdambrug

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29/12/2015

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Støtter ønske om kortlægning af stillehavsøsters

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11/12/2014

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Forskning i vandlopper

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19/11/2014

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Stort ønske: endnu flere blå flag

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02/06/2014

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Vær med til at fejre Blå Flag ved Herslev Strand og Havn

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27/05/2014

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