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Project topics

We offer student projects within a broad range of themes under the scientific field of macroecology.

In short, macroecology seeks to discover, describe and explain temporal and spatial patterns of biological variation globally. We work with particular emphasis on mountain regions, diversity hot spots and the role of climate in relation to the distribution of species in a global context - in sea and on land.

Depending on your field of interest, you can approch macroecology in various ways. Below you can read more about some of our topics of expertice.

Conservation biology in Denmark

Do you want to work with nature management, biodiversity and monitoring in Denmark? Then a project in the field of conservation is the right choice. We offer a unique possibility for doing field work within some of the most pristine natural areas in Denmark, owned by Aage V. Jensen Naturfond. Read more:


Conservation biology, citizen science, ornithology, mycology, forest ecology, nature management, protection, biodiversity, monitoring, fieldwork


Associate Professor Anders Tøttrup 

Associate Professor Jacob Heilmann-Clausen

International Nature Conservation

Are you interested in UN's Biodiversity Convention? Problems related to wildlife trade? Conservation of biodiversity in a changing climate? Challenges with poaching in African national parks? Then a project in international nature conservation might be the right choice for you.


Wildlife trade, CITES, Sustainable Use of species, Conservation, Protected areas, UN's Convention of Biological Diversity, REDD+, protected area development, community-based conservation and monitoring in Tanzania


Professor Neil Burgess, Head of UNEP's Science programme

Species Interactions

Species interactions, such as competition and facilitation, may influence species distributions and species coexistence. Therefore, understanding how species interactions are shaped and persist under changing environments is crucial for predicting the consequences of environmental perturbations on ecological communities.


Mutualistic interactions, socio-economic issues, species coexistence, ecological communities


Assistant Professor Bo Dalsgaard

Got your own project idea?

You are more than welcome to propose your own ideas, and we are always keen to help with suggestions on topics within the research areas of the Center.