Plant Physiological Ecology Group

The focus of the Plant Physiological Ecology & Biogeochemistry research group is on climate change effects and anthropogenic impact on organisms, plant physiological and biogeochemical processes in natural and semi-natural ecosystems, mainly in the temperate and arctic zone.








































Name Title Phone E-mail
Anders Michelsen Professor +4523398286 E-mail
Emily Pickering Pedersen PhD Student   E-mail
Signe Lett Postdoc +4535326162 E-mail


Plant Physiological Ecology
& Biogeochemistry Group

Professor Anders Michelsen
Terrestrial Ecology Section
Universitetsparken 15
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark

Phone:  +45 5126 8948
Mobile: +45 2339 8286


Info on new publications from work on ecosystems under climate change in Greenland:

Plants forage for deep nitrogen in the High Arctic

Higher temperatures and more snow lead to higher release of CO2 from heaths in Greenland

Plant and Soil cover

Loss of CO2 from subarctic heath ecosystem under climate change treatment
Results on ecosystem CO2 fluxes measured through the whole year in plots in subarctic heath exposed to 13 years of increased summer temperature and leaf litter addition have been published in Plant and Soil, and the study is highlighted on the front cover of the November 2019 issue of the Journal. Read the press release

Field work in the Arctic
Please contact Anders Michelsen for discussion of possible projects. These could involve vegetation analysis, and investigation of plant physiological and soil microbial responses, and greenhouse gas emission responses to environmental changes, including climate change.