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Organisation, management and physical framework


The Department of Agroecology has approximately 270 employees who are organised in seven sections and a secretariat:

The first six units are research sections while the two last, which comprise the academic-administrative and technical staff, provide service to the research sections. The six research sections are the starting point for all the department's research, advice and teaching activities.


The department's management consists of the department head, section leaders and secretariat leader.

The department has five committees that provide advisory services to the department management: PhD programme committee, degree programme committee, industry committee, policy support committee and research committee. The committee chairmen are part of the extended department management and alternate in participation in management meetings. 

You can view the list of management members here.

Physical framework

The department carries out research on the interactions between plants, animals, humans, and the environment within agroecosystems for the production of food, feed, energy and biobased products. This means that variations in soil and climate conditions play an important role in the research activities. This is reflected in the fact that the department is geographically distributed between several locations in Denmark.

The main activities take place at the research centres AU Flakkebjerg and AU Foulum as well as the experimental station in Askov.

All staff in the two sections Crop Health and Entomology and Plant Pathology are located in Flakkebjerg.

Staff in the sections Soil Physics and Hydropedology, Soil Fertility, Climate and Water, and Agricultural Systems and Sustainability are all located in Foulum.

Staff in the secretariat are distributed between AU Foulum and AU Flakkebjerg. The staff in the Research Facilities section are distributed between all the department's geographical locations.

Read more about the physical facilities here