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PhD programme

Ph.d.-uddannelser ved Institut for Agroøkologi

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 2021:

Course in Agroecology exclusively for PhD students and postdocs in Department of Agroecology. The course is mandatory for PhD students. The course takes place 1 February 2021 and registration is possible via this link. Course responsible: Chris Kjeldsen. 

SOM and organically bound nutrients - turnover and stabilization. September - November 2021. 4 ECTS. Expression of interest via this link. Course responsible: Jim Rasmussen.   

PhD courses 2020:

Hands-on Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry Course in the Analysis of Smalle Molecules - 8 -19 June 2020, AU Flakkebjerg. 

Arctic Soils. 13 - 20 August 2020, South Greenland. The course is cancelled. Course responsible Lis Wollesen de Jonge.   

C and N flows in cover crop and grassland-based systems. 19 - 23 October 2020. Registration is open. Course fee is € 600 or DKK 4,500. Course responsible Jim Rasmussen and Chiara de Notaris.

Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Soil Science. 16 - 21 November 2020. The course is cancelled. We plan to organise the course sometimes during spring. Contact course responsible Maria Knadel.    

PhD courses offered by Danish Universities

Link to the national database concerning PhD courses from Danish Universities

Other relevant courses:

Find courses offered by NOVA.

Internal Journal Clubs:

Climate and water and Soil fertility sections journal club (Foulum) - for registration please contact Jeroen Pullens

Soil Physics Journal Club (Foulum) -  For registration please contact Trine Nørgaard

IMP Journal Club (Flakkebjerg) - Spring 2021 - contact Mette Sønderskov

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

Professor Department of Agroecology - Soil Physics and Hydropedology

Henrik Skovgård

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Entomology and Plant Pathology

Jim Rasmussen

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Climate and Water

Margaret Rose Mc Collough

Department of Agroecology - Crop Health

Chris Kjeldsen

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Agricultural Systems and Sustainability

Laura Sofie Harbo

PhD Student Department of Agroecology - Climate and Water

Per L. Gregersen

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Crop Genetics and Biotechnology

Yuting Fu

PhD Student Department of Agroecology - Soil Physics and Hydropedology

Lars Elsgaard

Associate professor Department of Agroecology - Soil Fertility

Teodora Dorca-Preda

PhD Student Department of Agroecology - Agricultural Systems and Sustainability

Karina Rysholt Christensen

Department Secretary Department of Agroecology - Staff, AGRO Foulum