Production and development interests constantly threaten the Danish nature. Our research in Denmark mainly focuses on conservation and nature management.
Some of our research projects within Danish Nature are described below
Habitat and species management
Conservation Science, including habitat and species management, is a broad biological discipline that covers all aspects of understanding how species, habitats and ecosystem services are changing in a world increasingly dominated by humans.
Tracking Golden Eagles
In this project, we track golden eagles with GPS technology to understand their movement patterns, habitat requirements and general use of non-breeding. The technology provides the possibility to explore their habitat use and home ranges across the annual cycle. The project also aims to determine the source population to the Danish breeding birds and investigate genetic relationship within the Danish population. Read more about the Golden Eagles.Associate Professor Anders P. Tøttrup: email@example.com
Conserving biodiversity in the Danish forests (FINISHED)
This project sheds light on what forest areas in Denmark should be given priority in a cost-effective effort for the conservation of biodiversity in the Danish forests. It also examines what such efforts will cost, and what it may mean for the provision of other ecosystem services from the forests. Download the final report.Professor Carsten Rahbek: firstname.lastname@example.orgSpecial Consultant Anders Højgaard Petersen: email@example.com
Management and biodiversity of Danish beech forest
We combine experimental approaches to create deadwood and veteran trees with investigations of existing mature beech stands to understand the links between management, habitat diversity and biodiversity in Danish beech forests. The project has a multi-taxa approach (fungi, lichens, bryophytes, vascular plants, insects, birds) and include economic valuation with the aim to develop cost-effective evidence-based management tools for forest biodiversity.
The Danish wolf
We study how and why the wolf population is growing and spreading across Europe. Based on this knowledge and data on population and occurrences, we make models to predict wolf dispersal and the number of wolves we can expect in each part of Europe, including Denmark. Read more about Ulve
Citizen science projects
Citizen Science is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by citizens without prior training or expert skills. The Citizen Science projects CMEC is involved in are described below.
Use of Citizen Science data
We seek to explore the potential of data collected by citizens.Professor Carsten Rahbek: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postdoctoral Researcher Ben Holt: email@example.com
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We work to develop a set of biodiversity indicators to track changes in biodiversity over time across Denmark. Data are being collected by citizens without prior training or expert skills. We run yearly evaluations and finally an overall assessment by 2020. Read more about
Danish Fungi Atlas (Dansk Svampeatlas)
The project builds upon the atlas-project; Danmarks Svampeatlas, through which Danish fungi species, focusing on basidiomycetes, have been mapped throughout a five years period from 2009 to 2013. Read more about The Danish Fungi Atlas (in Danish).Associate Professor Jacob Heilmann-Clausen: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Insectmobile (Insektmobilen)
We investigate the biodiversity of flying insects in Denmark. During the summer 2018 and 2019, more than 150 volunteers will be collecting insects using large special designed insect net fitted to car roofs. Read more about The Insectmobile (in Danish).Associate Professor Anders P. Tøttrup: email@example.com
The REAL SCIENCE project allows high school students to become creators of scientific knowledge in close collaboration with real scientists. The students themselves collect water samples and field notes from their local lake. Subsequently, they analyse the samples to identify from which species of fish and amphibian they find DNA clues. The scientific purpose of the project is to understand species communities on a national scale and effects of non-biological (e.g. lake temperature and physical environment) that influence species composition. Read more about REAL SCIENCE (in Danish).Associate Professor Anders P. Tøttrup: firstname.lastname@example.org Professor Carsten Rahbek: email@example.com
Explore the Ocean 2.0 (Opdag Havet 2.0)
Explore the Ocean is an educational project by which we, in collaboration with WWF Verdensnaturfonden, ask volunteer divers to collect biological knowledge about the sea and marine life in Danish waters. Among other things, we want to compare the results to findings done by professional divers and thereby determine if volunteers can be responsible for some of the marine monitoring in Denmark. Read more about Explore the Ocean 2.0 (in Danish).Associate Professor Anders P. Tøttrup: firstname.lastname@example.org Professor Carsten Rahbek: email@example.com
Anders P. Tøttrup
Bo Jellesmark Thorsen
Hans Henrik Bruun
Jette Bredahl Jacobsen
Thomas Hedemark Lundhede
Policy-driving publications compiled by CMEC's researchers (mainly in Danish).
Biological recommendations on the designation of state forest for biodiversity conservation Download
Conserving biodiversity in the Danish forests Download
Program for baseline and long-term biodiversity monitoring in Nationalpark Thy Download
Biodiversity map for Denmark Download
World Wide Views - Biodiversity Information Booklet Download
Danmarks Natur frem mod 2012 - Om at
Conservation of the Biodiversity in Denmark -An Analysis of Effort and Costs Download
The Danish Little Owl project Download
Danish National Park Analysis Download