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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 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. Registration is open. Course fee is € 2,800 or DKK 21,000. Course responsible Lis Wollesen de Jonge. 

Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Soil Science. 7 - 13 September 2020. Registration is open. Course fee is € 600 or DKK 4,500. Course responsible Maria Knadel.

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.

PhD courses offered by Danish Universities

Link to the national database concerning PhD courses from Danish Universities

Other relevant courses:

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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

Chris Kjeldsen

Senior Researcher Department of Agroecology - Agricultural Systems and Sustainability

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