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Peter Vestergaard

Peter Vestergaard

Associate professor emeritus

Current research

Vegetation ecology, vegetation dynamics and nutrient cycling in coastal ecosystem, with special reference to salt marshes. Succession in natural and man-made coastal areas. Dynamic processes related to nature management. Effects of and recovery after fire in coastal dunes and heath. Trace metal ecology. Climate change with special reference to sea level rise. Impact of invasive species, especially Rosa rugosa, on coastal ecosystems.

Special duties

Member of the board of the Læsø Laboratory, University of Copenhagen.

Dissertation (Dr. scient.) 2002

Vestergaard, P. 2002. Vegetations- og jordbundsstudier på danske strandenge. En sammenfattende redegørelse for tidligere studier. Studies in vegetation and soil of coastal meadows in Denmark. A conspectus of previous studies. Botanical Institute, University of Copenhagen. 118 pp.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Det åbne Land

    Vestergaard, P. (ed.), 2007, København: Gyldendal. 670 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookCommunication

  2. Published

    Vegetationsøkologi

    Petersen, P. M. & Vestergaard, P., 2006, København: Gyldendal. 189 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookEducation

  3. Published
  4. Published

    Kustbiotoper i Norden. Hotade och representative biotoper

    Baldursson, T., Bonn, T., Ekker, A. T., Thorell, L. G. & Vestergaard, P., 2001, København: Nordic Council of Ministers. 344 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

  5. Published

    Strandenge - en beskyttet naturtype

    Vestergaard, P., 2000, København: G.E.C. Gads Forlag, Miljø- og Energiministeriet, Skov- og Naturstyrelsen. 224 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

  6. Published

    Vegetation ecology of coastal meadows in Southeastern Denmark

    Vestergaard, P., 1998, In : Opera Botanica. 134, p. 1-69

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Natural plant diversity development on a man-made dune system

    Vestergaard, P., 2013, Restoration of Coastal Dunes. Martínez, M. L., Gallego-Fernández, J. B. & Hesp, P. A. (eds.). Heidelberg: Springer, p. 49-66 18 p. (Springer Series on Environmental Management; No. XIV).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    Klithedebranden i Hansted-reservatet i 1992 - 20 år senere

    Vestergaard, P. & Alstrup, V., 2015, In : URT. 39, 3, p. 82-87 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

  9. Published

    Atlas Flora Danica 1-3

    Hartvig, P. (ed.) & Vestergaard, P. (ed.), 2015, København: Gyldendal. 1230 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

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