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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:

Soil Deformation and Fragmentation: Visualization, Measurements, Modelling and Functioning, 18-23 March 2019. 

Description, sampling and classifications of Danish soils based on field studies, 6-12 May 2019. Organiser is Mogens H. Greve. Course fee 900€

Hands-on Liquid Chromatography–Mass spectrometry course in the analysis of small molecules (phytochemicals, contaminants, primary metabolites) - June 2019 , AU Flakkebjerg. Please contact Inge Fomsgaard for information.   

Bioactive Molecules in Agroecology - 29 July - 9 August, Flakkebjerg. Please contact Inge Fomsgaard for information.

Cancelled: Advanced Soil Physics - 19-25 August: . Contact Lis Wollesen de Jonge for further information. 

PhD course in Agroecology, (The course is for all PhD students and postdocs in the Department of Agroecology). The course will be held in Aarhus on September 3-4, 2019.  Contact Chris Kjeldsen for further information  

SOM and organically bound nutrients - turnover and stabilisation, September to November 2019. Organiser Jim Rasmussen. Course fee 200€.

PhD courses offered by Danish Universities

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Other relevant courses:

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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

Professor Department of Agroecology - Soil Physics and Hydropedology

Bernd Wollenweber

Associate professor Department of Agroecology - Crop Health

Henrik Skovgård

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Entomology and Plant Pathology

Chris Kjeldsen

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Agricultural Systems and Sustainability

Carmina Falcato Cabral

PhD Student Department of Agroecology - Crop Health

Lars Elsgaard

Associate professor Department of Agroecology - Soil Fertility

Chiara De Notaris

Postdoc Department of Agroecology - Climate and Water

Karina Rysholt Christensen

Department Secretary Department of Agroecology - Staff, AGRO Foulum

Mathias Neumann Andersen

Professor with Special Responsibilities Department of Agroecology - Climate and Water