PhD programme

Agroecology deals with the interaction between soil, plants, animals and the environment in ecosystems for the production of food, feed and biomass. Our aim is to train and promote the next generation of scientists and technology developers in the field of agroecological science and technology at the highest scientific level in a truly interdisciplinary and international atmosphere. 

Read more about what we can offer you as a PhD student at the Department of Agroecology and Aarhus University here: 


PhD courses 2019:

Description, sampling and classifications of Danish soils based on field studies, 6 - 12 May 2019. Organiser is Mogens H. Greve. Expression of interest via this link.   

SOM and organically bound nutrients - turnover and stabilization, September to November 2019. Organiser Jim Rasmussen. Registration is open.

Dynamic Modelling of Cropping Systems - 4 - 8 March 2019. The course is offered by NOVA network.

Find other courses offered by NOVA.

PhD courses 2018:

Digital Soil Mapping workshop - 2-9 February. 

Merging Measurements and Modeling in Soil Physics - 5-10 March 2018.

Biotrophy in Plant Pathogens - from Recognition to Ecology, 29 April-4 May. The course is under the NOVA network and arranged by Mogens Støvring Hovmøller.

Soils of Transylvnia, description and classification, Contact Mogens H. Greve for information. 

Hands-on Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Course in the Analysis of Small Molecules - 11-22 June 2018, AU Flakkebjerg. Please contact Inge Fomsgaard for information.  

Systems thinking in practice in PhD research: Appreciating uncertainties and opportunities and knowing how to act with farming systems research. The course is a part of the IFSA2018 symposium and is held at Crete, Greece 29 June-5 July.  

Advanced Soil Physics, 20-26 August 2018. 

Modeling crop growth, water, carbon and nitrogen dynamics in cropping system, 24-30 September 2018. PRE-registration is open.

Ecological Modelling - online course - autumn 2018. Please contact Niels Holst for registration.  

PhD courses offered by Danish Universities

Link to the national database concerning PhD courses from Danish Universities

Other relevant courses:

Questionnaire Design and Management - 14-18 May, Lithuania. The course is offered by NOVA.

See more courses offered by NOVA University Network   

Internal Journal Clubs:

Soil Spectroscopy Journal Club (Foulum)  Q1-Q2 2018 (12 sessions - once every two weeks). For registration or questions please contact Maria Knadel.

IPM Journal Club - Autumn 2018 (Flakkebjerg). Please contact Mette Sønderskov

Climate-Smart Agriculture (Foulum) - For further information please contact Jeroen Pullens

Soil Physics Journal Club (Foulum) - March-June 2018. For registration please contact Trine Nørgaard

Digital Soil Mapping Journal Club (Foulum)- Q3-Q4 2018 (44 hours). For registration please contact Amélie Beucher

If you have clarifying questions regarding the range of courses at the Department of Agroecology, please contact Lis Wollesen de Jonge

Approval of courses

If you have attended a course where ECTS credits are not specified on the diploma or course description, you should fill out this form and send it to Lis Wollesen de Jonge.

Ad hoc course: Supervisors have the possibility to define an ad hoc course designed specifically for a PhD student. Such a course may include participation in a conference, a short internship with a company or other things.




PhD committee

Lis Wollesen de Jonge

ProfessorDepartment of Agroecology - Soil Physics and Hydropedology
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Bernd Wollenweber

Associate professorDepartment of Agroecology - Crop Health

Henrik Skovgård

Senior ResearcherDepartment of Agroecology - Entomology and Plant Pathology

Christian Prinds

PhD StudentDepartment of Agroecology - Soil Physics and Hydropedology
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Chris Kjeldsen

Senior ResearcherDepartment of Agroecology - Agricultural Systems and Sustainability
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Carmina Falcato Cabral

PhD StudentDepartment of Agroecology - Crop Health

Lars Elsgaard

Associate professorDepartment of Agroecology - Soil Fertility

Chiara De Notaris

PhD StudentDepartment of Agroecology - Climate and Water

Karina Rysholt Christensen

Department SecretaryDepartment of Agroecology - Staff, AGRO Foulum
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Mathias Neumann Andersen

Professor with Special ResponsibilitiesDepartment of Agroecology - Climate and Water
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