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  • Tropical seagrasses manipulate sediment biogeochemistry to thrive in low nutrient environments


    Seagrasses are marine flowering plants that thrive in shallow coastal environments, where they provide multiple important ecosystem services such as enhancing marine biodiversity, increasing water quality, providing shelter and food to numerous juvenile marine fish and crustaceans, and by mitigating climate change due to their extraordinarily high carbon burial capacity. However, seagrass meadows are currently disappearing globally at alarming rates mainly as a result of human activity, including coastal development, anchoring of boats and harbour dredging. »

  • Two ERC consolidator grants


    Two scientists from Department of Biology, UCPH, have received the prestigious Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). Professor Riikka Rinnan from the Terrestrial Ecology Section and Center for Permafrost  and Associated professor Michael Thomas-Poulsen from Section of Ecology and Evolution have both received a grant over 2 million € (app 15 mDKK). »

  • Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grant


    Kathrin Rousk from Department of Biology received a prestigious Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grant. Kathrin is an ecosystem ecologist investigating climate change effects on nitrogen fixation in mosses in natural ecosystems.  »

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