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Professor Karen Timmermann. Photo/graphics: DTU Aqua.
01 JUL

New Professor of Biogeochemical Modelling

Karen Timmermann has been appointed Professor at DTU, where she will conduct research into anthropogenic and natural impacts on coastal waters.

Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research Climate change
Sandeel. Photo: Ole Henriksen.
03 JUN

PhD defence on population dynamics of sandeel

On 12 June 2020, Ole Henriksen, DTU Aqua will defend his PhD thesis. The defence can be watched online.

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Ecosystems
Tiger shark jaw. Photo: Alice Manuzzi
29 MAY

PhD defence on the genetics of tiger shark

On 5 June 2020, Alice Manuzzi, DTU Aqua will defend her PhD thesis. Due to the corona pandemic the defence will be held online.

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
Nets. Photo: Plastix A/S.
15 MAY

Nine recommendations to limit ghost nets in the sea

Nordic network makes recommendations on how to limit ghost fishing and pollution of the sea due to lost fishing gear.

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems Environmental chemistry Waste management
Plaice. Photo: Kenneth Løvholt.
11 MAY

PhD defence about biodiversity in fish communities

On 15 May 2020, Aurore Maureaud, DTU Aqua will defend her PhD thesis. Due to the corona pandemic the defence will take place online. 

Ecosystems Fish and shellfish
Examples of bottom living organisms in Limfjorden and Kattegat. Photo: Ciaran McLaverty.
25 FEB

PhD defence on effects of trawling on bottom living fauna

On 28 February 2020, Ciaran McLaverty will defend his PhD thesis at DTU, Lyngby.

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
2019
Ken H. Andersen. Photo: Mikal Schlosser.
18 OCT

New theory on fish ecology, evolution and exploitation

DTU researcher launches a new theory to model fish stocks and fish communities and applies it to current problems in fisheries science.

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems Mathematical modelling
Catch from bottom trawl survey with Dana. Photo: Esther Beukhof
12 SEP

PhD defence about how marine fish communities respond to environmental pressures

On 27 September 2019, Esther Beukhof will defend her PhD thesis at DTU, Lyngby.

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research Ecosystems
Copepod. Photo: Erik Selander
14 FEB

Climate change is impacting the ocean’s ability to fix carbon dioxide

Climate change is influencing the distribution of zooplankton in the sea, thereby affecting the contribution made by plankton to removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere...

Climate change CO2 separation and CO2 storage Marine research Ecosystems
Photo: The Velux Foundations
28 JAN

Four DTU researchers chosen as Villum Young Investigators

Four young DTU researchers will each receive DKK 10 million for their research. This takes place at the annual appointment of Villum Young Investigators, at which VILLUM...

Aquaculture Hardware and components Telecommunication Building design Building construction Health and diseases Ecosystems
2018
Fish eggs, zooplankton and a blue plastic fibre. Photo: Bastian Huwer, DTU Aqua
13 DEC

New collaboration addresses marine plastic pollution

DTU is co-operating with four other research institutions to investigate the impact of plastic in the ocean and the need for new legislation

Ecosystems Environmental chemistry Fish and shellfish
The researchers—here PhD Kirstine Toxværd—reproduced the life cycle and living conditions of the copepods in an ice cold laboratory. Photo Line Reeh.
12 OCT

Oil spills could harm the Arctic more than expected

Plankton—the foundation of the food chains in the Arctic Ocean—are affected by concentrations of oil pollution much lower than previously assumed.

Marine research Polar research Ecosystems
Strand i Nordsjælland. Foto Helle Sørensen
19 SEP

The sea around Denmark hit by marine heat waves

Up to eight degrees warmer waters than normal. This was how much the hot weather affected the sea during the summer, according to calculations from DTU Aqua.

Marine research Climate adaption Climate change Ecosystems
Kristine Toxværd’s field experiments with crude oil were conducted using specially designed semi-open mesocosms deployed in sea ice at Svalbard. Photo: Line Reeh.
14 AUG

Oil spill affects Arctic plankton communities

Microorganisms and copepods in the Arctic seas are negatively affected by oil spill, which may impact the entire marine food web, states new PhD thesis. On 22 August, the...

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems Environmental chemistry Fossil fuels
Anders Koed and Kim Aarestrup tagging eel in Greece. Photo: David Righton.
28 JUN

Two new professors in the biology and management of migratory fish

Kim Aarestrup and Anders Koed have been appointed professors at DTU within the area of diadromous fish, i.e. fish such as eel and salmon that migrate between fresh and...

Fish and shellfish Ecosystems
Egå Engsø
21 MAR

PhD defence about effects of artificial lakes on migrating trout

Artificial lakes are used as a measure to reduce nitrogen load of streams. PhD Student Michael Schwinn has investigated the consequences for migrating brown trouts when...

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
Stretch of coast, Ghana
15 MAR

DTU will investigate marine pollution in West Africa

Researchers from DTU Aqua are coordinating a new project investigating what pollution means for the marine life in the Gulf of Guinea.

Environment and pollution Ecosystems
Sø. Foto: Joan Holst Hansen
09 MAR

PhD defense about spatial ecology of lake fish

When animals move from one habitat to another, it may affect the stability of the entire ecosystem. PhD Student Joan Holst Hansen has investigated the migratory behavior...

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
2017
Red algae. Photo:Jonas Thormar.
15 DEC

PhD defence about vulnerable ecosystems in Greenland

PhD Student Helle Jørgensbye has identified corals and other benthic sedentary organisms in Western Greenland which are particular vulnerable to human activities...

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
Cod caught in ghostnet. Photo: Emil Vesterager
13 DEC

First step towards mapping ghost nets in Danish waters

New report presents the first collection of knowledge about derelict fishing gear in Denmark

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems

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