EU network of mesocosms facilities for research on marine and freshwater ecosystems open for global collaboration.

Aarhus University

Aarhus University

Short name: AU
Contact name: Erik Jeppesen
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Partner Description

The Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University (AU) comprises >15 research groups and about 500 staff members and carries out basic research and strategic research as well as research-based consultancy services on all aspects of aquatic sciences. AU furthermore run the national survey program on aquatic ecosystems. AU has conducted numerous small to large scale experiments, as well as whole lake/stream experiments on many continents during the past 20 years, perhaps the aquatic group with most experience in the world on field experiments. They collaborate with more than 120 research groups from all parts of the world.

Role and Commitment of key person(s)

Erik Jeppesen (m, Dr. Scient. 1998 lake ecology) Freshwater ecologist. Coordinator and leader of numerous national and international research projects on structure and function of lakes from the High Arctic to the tropics. In the MARS project he is heading a comprehensive set of largescale mesocosm experiments on climate extreme effects on lake ecosystems,currently running around in EU. PI and scientific board of PROGNOS. He is one of the most cited aquatic ecologists. ISI WoS statistics: 323 papers (>15500 citations, h-index=59). Project role: Task Leader WP6.13: Provision of TA to AU: AU Lake Mesocosm Warming Experiment; Task Leader WP9.2: Performing joint experiments on key scientific questions along major environmental and bio-geographical gradients; Contributor to all WPs.

Thomas A Davidson (m PhD 2006) A limnologist and palaeolimnologist with > 5 years experience working with experimental mesocosms. ISI WoS: 59 papers (>1100 citations, h-index =20). Project role: AU project lead for AQUACOSM; contributor to WP6.13: Provision of TA to AU: AU Lake Mesocosm Warming Experiment; Task Leader WP9.2: Performing joint experiments on key scientific questions along major environmental and bio-geographical gradients. Contributor to WP3 and WP5.

Martin Søndergaard (m, Dr. Scient. 2010) Participating in many national and international research projects on structure and function of lakes. Main contact person to the Danish authorities in relation to the implementation of the Water Framework Directive. ISI WoS statistics: 126 papers (>7500 citations, h-index=41). Project role: Contributor to WP6.13: Provision of TA to AU; and WP9.2: Performing joint experiments on key scientific questions along major environmental and bio-geographical gradients.

Dennis Trolle (m, PhD 2008). Specialized in catchments and aquatic ecological modeling and database management. Heading the modelling network AEMON and member of GLEON. Key player in PROGNOS. ISI WoS statistics: 26 papers (>500 citations, h-index=12). Project role: Task Leader WP4.2: Database management; Contributor to WP6.13: Provision of TA to AU.

Frank Landkildehus(m, MSc, 1997). Leader of the AU expeditions around the world, including Greenland. Responsible for the mesocosms development and maintenance of the mescoms facility at AU, Silkeborg. Coordinated the logistics of a comprehensive and highly standardised cross-European mescosms experiment in the EU REFRESH FP7 project. ISI WoS statistics: 29 papers (>1000 citations , h-index=15). Project role: Heading WP6.13: Provision of TA to AU; Contributor to WP9.2: Performing joint experiments on key scientific questions along major environmental and bio-geographical gradients.

Address

Aarhus University
Nordre Ringgade 1,
8000 Aarhus C,
Denmark