There is a relation between the use of antibiotics and the appearance of genes for antibiotic resistance in the environment. Photo: Janne Hansen 

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2016.03.04 |

Antibiotics use affects the abundance of resistant bacteria in soil

The use of animal manure increases the soil content of antibiotic-resistant genes. However, this is not an irreversible situation.

Some types of soil shrink when they are dry. Photo: Colourbox

2016.02.18 |

The many faces of soil

A new research project at Aarhus University will delve into the secrets behind soil properties in relation to the soil’s water content. This knowledge is relevant for agriculture and engineering.

Researcher Emmanuel Arthur has been granted DKK 4.5 mill. from Villum Fonden's Young Investigator Programme. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.02.17 |

Young science talent receives prestigious grant

Villum Fonden has awarded a grant of DKK 4.5 mill. to researcher Emmanuel Arthur from the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University.

Scientists behind will be collecting seeds from the Nordic Gene Bank and testing old varieties of cabbage, beetroot and possibly carrots in cooperation with the seed company Vikima Seed. Photo: Ulla Skovsbøl

2016.04.04 |

Old cabbage and beetroot varieties get a new lease of life

The research project MOVE will be studying how the seeds of old vegetable varieties with interesting properties can be made available to hobby growers and organic farmers.

Peter Hartvig is a new head of research unit in the Department of Agroecology. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.02.15 |

New head of research unit regarding minor use pesticides

Peter Hartvig has been appointed head of the research unit in minor uses in the Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University’s research centre AU Flakkebjerg.

A new European association to promote agroecology has been established. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.02.11 |

Agroecology Europe is launched

Aarhus University has participated with scientists from 10 different countries in establishing a new European organisation that aims to promote agroecology.

PhD student Cecilie Hermansen won the student prize for her presentation in a competition at a large international conference in the USA. Photo: Janne Hansen

2016.01.28 |

Young scientist with X factor

PhD student Cecilie Hermansen from the Department of Agroecology has won the prize for the best student presentation at a large international conference in the United States.

Biochar is not a homogenous product, but rather a general term for carbon residues of various biomasses. Photo: Henning Thomsen

2016.05.04 |

The effect of biochar on cultivated land and the environment

Biochar increases the soil carbon stock and may increase the yield, depending on soil status. In relation to the environment biochar seems to be able to reduce nitrous oxide emissions.

It can be difficult to evaluate how serious  a virus infection in a bee colony is. A new tool from the Department of Agroecology makes it easier. Photo: Colourbox

2015.10.26 |

Simpler method for measuring viral infections in bees

Scientists from Aarhus University have developed a model that makes it easier for beekeepers to assess the seriousness of viral infections in their honey bees.

The peatland area in Denmark has been reduced by 50,000 hectares since 1975. Photo: Janne Hansen

2015.10.08 |

Research from Aarhus University goes hand in hand with environmental management

Danish peatland area has been reduced by approximately 50,000 ha since 1975, according to studies from Aarhus University. These results are the basis on which new Danish legislation regarding wetlands and permanent removal of peatlands from agricultural production builds and is an example of how applied research goes hand in hand with…

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