Department of Agroecology

Sustainable development through research in agroecosystems

News

Denmark produces food with the one of the world’s lowest climate footprints. However, we need further reductions and we should cooperate with other EU countries to achieve this, Professor Jørgen E. Olesen says. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.12.05 | Agro

Danish agriculture can reduce greenhouse gases

With targeted efforts, the Danish agricultural sector can meet the EU requirements regarding the reduction of climate gasses while maintaining food production. More research is necessary to reduce costs.

Can Danish farm land store sufficient amounts of carbon to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions significantly? Photo: Jesper Rais

2016.12.05 | Agro

Four per 1000 – is that a good idea?

Soil can store carbon, which is a significant element in dealing with the human contributions to the greenhouse gas balance. The question is whether Danish farm land can store sufficient amounts of carbon to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions significantly.

World Soil Day on December 5 focuses on the basis for our life: agricultural soil - as do scientists from Aarhus University year round. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.11.29 | DCA

World Soil Day focuses on the very basis of life: soil

Research at Aarhus University contributes to protecting agricultural soil, which is challenged by modern management. The UN’s World Soil Day on December 5 focuses on the threats to soil quality.

Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.11.14 | Agro

Climate model predictions are telling a consistent story

Global wheat production will decrease by more than five percent with each 1°C increase in the global temperature. This rather bleak forecast has been confirmed in a comparison of three independent methods of modelling on how climate change will impact yield.

Events

Wed 14 Dec
10:00-13:00 | Auditorium, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Flakkebjerg, Forsøgsvej 1, 4200 Slagelse
PhD defence: Ability vs. opportunity – unlocking the secrets of amino acid uptake by clover
Weronika Czaban from the Department of Agroecology will defend her PhD on Wednesday December 14.

Research flagships

Climate-Smart Agri-Food Systems

Sustainable Nutrient Management

Sustainable Pest Management

Soil Functions