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Watch videos and media appearances of researcher at the Section for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate.

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Research videos
TV interviews
Field work
Danish nature areas

Research videos

Video presentations of research conducted by scientists at Section for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate.

Video portrait of Carsten Rahbek

(In danish, December 2019)

Professor Carsten Rahbek tells about his research on occasion of recieving Dansk Magisterforenings annual research award in the category Science and Technology. Read more.

The downsizing of insular fungivore communities (5:12 min.)

(In English, August 2018)

PhD Student Julia Heine explains the findings in her recent paper published in Ecography August 2018. Read more.

The Danish Ant Hunt (3:54 min.)

(In Danish. May 2017)

Meet PhD Student at SMEC Julie Koch Sheard. She explains how she studies ants using Citizen Science.  Find out how she uses the data and why it is so important. Read more.

Routes of migratory birds (1:55 min.)

(In English. January 2017)

Professor Kasper Thorup explains how the migratory birds Common cuckoos, red-backed shrikes and thrush nightingales track seasonal peaks in resources. Read more.

Map of genetic biodiversity (2:41 min.)

(In English. September 2016)

Postdoctoral researcher Andreia Miraldo explains Map of Genetic Diversity. The map shows lower genetic diversity in animals from regions with high human impact compared to animals in less impacted areas. Read more.

New species of Arachnid (9:41 min.)

(In English. February 2016)

PhD student Gustavo Silva de Miranda's interesting discovery of new species of Arachnid is presented as case #9 at 7:45 min. Read more.

Rewilding (2:35 min.)

(In English. February 2016)

Associate Professor David Noguéz-Bravo comments on the hot topic of rewilding. Read more.

Climate research at the roof of the Zoologisk Museum (0:42 min.)

(In Danish. November 2015)

Come to the roof of the Danish Natural History Museum with PhD Peter Søgaard Jørgensen who has collected insects and knowledge for 18 years.

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TV interviews

TV2 LORRY: Træ-spisende svampe skaber nyt liv i dødt træ (7:15 min.)

(In Danish. October 2017)

Different kinds of fungi live under different conditions. Associate Professor Jacob Heilmann-Clausen explains the life in dead trees to Philip Hahn-Petersen from Naturen nu (Nature now).

P1 Natursyn: Danish plant communities and landscape development (01:14 min.)

(in Danish. May 2017)

PhD student at Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate Tora Finderup Nielsen explains her study of plant communities and landscape development the past 150 years in Denmark to P1 Natursyn.

TV2: Nu er ulven i Jylland og på Fyn - men kan den også komme til Sjælland?

(In Danish. March 2017)

The first wolf, since the last Danish wolf was shot in 1813, has been documented on Funen. Professor Carsten Rahbek estimates it is highly unlikely it will spread to Zealand too (Click the link below to watch the interview with Carsten Rahbek).

DK4: Global bæredygtighed efter COP21 (23:46 min.)

(In Danish. February 2016

Professor and scientist in marine biology Katherine Richardson guests DK4, and tells more about the results from COP21. 

TV2: No reason to fear the wolf (8:34 min.)

(In Danish. October 2015)

The Nature Agency has recently published a photo of a wolf in a forest in the middle of Jutland, Denmark. Rasmus Gren Havmøller from the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate explains more. 

(External link to TV2)

DK4: What is macroecology? (2:44 min.)

(In Danish. February 2010)

A quick guide to macroecology - Professor Carsten Rahbek explains. (3 min).


How do we transition an entire country’s energy system to renewables? (27:48 min.)

(In English, December 2017)

Katherine Richardson's lecture at the Molecular Frontiers Symposium at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. The topic of the symposium was "Sustainable Energy".

How Planetary Boundaries Envision A Safe Operating Space for Humanity (16:48 min.)

(In English, November 2016)

Katherine Richardson demonstrates that humanity needs to tread carefully in order to keep our planet safe for future life.

What determines the distribution of life on Earth? (60:00 min.)

(In Danish, November 2015

Talk by Carsten Rahbek at 'Videnskabernes Selskab'. 

Galathea 3: Exploring our own planet's oceans (01:08:26 h.)

(In English. April 2013)

We humans are dependent on the ocean for our very survival as it moderates the climate and forms the land habitats where humans can thrive. How will global changes, including climate change and human exploitation, impact the ocean?

Katherine Richardson tell the tale of the Galathea 3 expedition in 2006-2007 that set out to answer some of these questions.


How wild do we want to be? (50:00 min.)

(In Danish, May 2018)

Debate about re-wilding between Professor Carsten Rahbek and Professor Jens-Christian Svenning. The debate took place at Naturmødet 2018 and was monitored by Anders Lund Madsen. The question is: How wild we want nature to be and how do we want to get there? 

(External link to Facebook)

SDG Christmas Calendar Goal 17 (07:25 min.)

(In English, December 2017)

Anna Nordén, SDSN Northern Europe, interviews Professor Katherine Richardson, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate and Leader of Sustainability Science Centre, University of Copenhagen, about Sustainable Development Goal number 17: Partnerships for the Goals.

Mediehuset København: COP21 - Klimadrama i Paris (38:12 min.)

(In Danish. November 2016.)

Katherine Richardson explains the scientific background for the Climate Agreement in Paris. 

(External link to Mediehuset København)

Heering on biodiversity (2:36:00 h.)

(In Danish. May 2015.)

Heering in The Danish Parliament’s Environment Committee (Folketingets Miljøudvalg) on Biodiversity. Carsten Rahbek is one of the presenters in the expert panel.

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Natinal park TV: Owls in Denmark (28:00 min.)

(in Danish. December 2012.)

Associate Professor Kasper Thorup explains how the Great Horned Owl and the Little Owl is adapting to the Danish landscape in an interview for Nationalpark TV. 

TVfap: About Biodiversity (45:59 min.)

(In Danish. September 2012)

Fra en Anden Planet (from another planet) talks to Carsten Rahbek about biodiversity and the 6th period of mass extinction - today. 

Naturstyrelsen: Biodiversity in forests (5:56 min.)

(In Danish. January 2012)

CMEC postdoc Jacob Heilmann-Clausen explains the importance of dead wood for forest biodiversity. The video is part of series of information material produced by the Danish Nature Agency for a citizen meeting on biodiversity. 

:in100y – starting now: Challenges for life on Earth (9:30 min.)

(In English. November 2011)

Professor Carsten Rahbek maps the fundamental challenges for life on earth right now. The interview relates to the project 'In 100 years - starting now'. 

Field work

Cuckoos count cost of shortcut home, say scientists (1 min.)

(In English. July 2016)

Associate Professor Kasper Thorup show how scientists track cuckoos reported by BBC. 

Cuckoo decline tracked by satellite (2 min.)

(In English. June 2011)

Lector Kasper Thorup and PhD student Mikkel Willemoes Kristensen join BTO in fitting satellite trackers on cuckoos reported here by BBC.

Research in Ghana (7 min.)

(In Danish. February/March 2011)

CMEC's MSc student Mathilde Lerche reports from the field. Together with project leader Kasper Thorup, postdoc Anders Tøttrup and PhD student Mikkel Willemoes Kristensen she investigates the use of winterhabitat in european small birds. 

The project is in collaboration with DOF and  GWF

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Danish nature areas

(All videos are in Danish)

The movies show interesting nature areas in Sealand, Denmark. They are being presented by scientist from CMEC. All the videos are in Danish, produced as part of the project Vild Campus.


Biologist Jacob Heilmann-Clausen guides over dead wood and through wet bogs in Suserup forest.

Biologist Lars Iversen guides to the life in the trees in the forest areas of Dyrehaven.


Biologist Jonas Geldmann finds colourful waxcaps and teaches how to make a 'nature check' in the grassland of Odsherred Bjergene.

Associate Professor Hans Henrik Bruun guides to the natural grassland in Vesterlyng.


Postdoc Mikkel Willemoes guides to the natural meadow area Tryggevælde Ådal.

PhD student Tora Finderup Nielsen guides to the natural meadow area around Gentofte lake.


Associate Professor Hans Henrik Bruun guides to the natural beach area Tisvilde Beach.