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Study site in Southern Switzerland invaded by the Chinese windmill palm (Trachycarpus fortunei). Photo: Vincent Fehr

13.05.2019 | Biochange

Qualifying Exam: Vincent Fehr

On May 13th, PhD student and VILLUM Young Investigator Vincent Fehr passed his qualifying exam on Non-native palms as generators of novel ecosystems.

29.04.2019 | Biochange

Center Retreat

On April 29.-30. BIOCHANGE hosted a center retreat for BIOCHANGE members at Skanderborghus Hotel in Skanderborg. The retreat focused on the research conducted across the BIOCHANGE community in relation to the BIOCHANGE research themes, skills sharing & knowledge transfer, and science communication.

Photo: Toke Høye

24.04.2019 | Biochange

Annual IRSAE Meeting

On the 24th and 25th of April, the IRSAE Climate Change Ecology working group held their annual meeting at AU’s remote campus in Kalø. Jonathan von Oppen and Oskar Liset Pryds Hansen attended the workshop:

Photo: https://www.au.dk/forskning/forskningensdoegn/om-fascinerende-forskning-2019/

24.04.2019 | Biochange

Festival of Research

On Wednesday the 24th of April, Professor Jens-Christian Svenning gave a 'speed lecture' on Danish rewilding at Stakladen.

Photo: iStock

20.04.2019 | Biochange

Danish Cultural Awareness Training

PostDoc Susanne Vogel attended a workshop on Cultural training: Living and working in Denmark, provided by the university to newly employed international staff and their partners. If you want to learn more about the offer, or want to sign up for the next training, please visit:…

Photo: BFU

09.04.2019 | Biochange

BFU Project Exhibition

 “Biologisk Fagudvalg” from Bioscience hosted an event targeting BSc and MSc students. Here we presented the possibilities for student projects (including biological projects, BSc projects, and MSc projects) at the section at a seminar and an exhibition. Anders Barfod, Wolf Eiserhardt, Dennis Pedersen and student volunteers represented the…

Photo: iNaturalist.org

20.03.2019 | Biochange

iNaturalist Seminar

On Wednesday the 20th of March, Signe Normand and Nina Tofte Hansen hosted a seminar on ”iNaturalist”, the app developed by the California Academy of Science and National Geographic Society.

Rewilding with Konik horses in Geding-Kasted Marsh, Aarhus, Denmark. Photo: Jens-Christian Svenning

06.03.2019 | Biochange

Marie Curie grant for interdisciplinary research to enhance the scientific basis of sustainable, green landscape development

Professor and VILLUM Investigator Jens-Christian Svenning from the Department of Bioscience and the Centre for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE) has received a grant of about DKK 3.9 million (EUR 0.5 million) to investigate how the nature of European landscapes has evolved over the past 10,000 years, and how this knowledge can…

A new study from Aarhus University shows that children who grow up surrounded by high amounts of green space have up to 55 percent less risk of developing a mental disorder later in life. According to the researchers, integration of green space in urban planning is important to ensure green and healthy cities for the future generations.

06.03.2019 | Biochange

Being surrounded by green space in childhood may improve mental health of adults

Children who grow up with greener surroundings have up to 55 percent less risk of developing various mental disorders later in life; this calls for greener and healthier cities for the future

Christopher Gordon presenting the poster “Here we go: how does white rhino and elephant rewilding impact fire behavior?” Photo: Christopher Gordon

03.03.2019 | Biochange

International Savanna Science Network Meeting

Robert Buitenwerf and Christopher Gordon attended the “INTERNATIONAL SAVANNA SCIENCE NETWORK MEETING” from the 3rd - 8th of March.