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2017
15 DEC

PhD defence about vulnerable ecosystems in Greenland

PhD Student Helle Jørgensbye has identified corals and other benthic sedentary organisms in Western Greenland which are particular vulnerable to human activities. On 2...

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
13 DEC

First step towards mapping ghost nets in Danish waters

New report presents the first collection of knowledge about derelict fishing gear in Denmark

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
17 NOV

Fast reproduction to sustain invasion success: Why do some species become invasive...

The number of non-native species which are recorded in new habitats outside their natural range is steadily increasing. Though thousands of species are daily transported...

Marine research Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
23 OCT

Microplastics in the Baltic have not risen for 30 years

The concentration of microplastics in water and fish from the Baltic Sea has been constant for the past 30 years, despite a substantial increase in plastic production...

Ecosystems Fish and shellfish
20 OCT

PhD defence about the role of jellyfish in marine ecosystems

PhD Student Nicolas Azaña Schnedler-Meyer, DTU Aqua uses theoretical models to investigate jellyfish population dynamics and to develop our understanding of how jellyfish...

Ecosystems
08 MAY

Overview of PhD projects at DTU Aqua

The publication “PhD projects at DTU Aqua” presents DTU Aquas PhD students and their projects

Marine research Ecosystems Polar research Fisheries and fish stocks Aquaculture
23 FEB

PhD defence about ecosystem effects of fishing with Danish seine

On 7 March 201, PhD student Thomas Noack defends his thesis which has increased the basic scientific understanding of Danish seining and developed methods and equipment...

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
2016
24 OCT

Tyranni of the species

A series of recently published maps of the global distribution of small organisms in the world’s oceans turns its back on taxonomic identity and instead describes nature...

Marine research Ecosystems CO2 separation and CO2 storage
20 SEP

Understanding Eastern Baltic Cod

Director Fritz Köster, DTU Aqua, gives opening plenary lecture on the processes that influence the dynamics of fish stocks at the ICES Annual Science Conference 2016 in...

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research Ecosystems
18 MAY

EUR 2.7 million for measuring greenhouse gases

The Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science has allocated EUR 2.7 million to set up measuring stations in Denmark and Greenland, which make it possible to better...

Climate change CO2 separation and CO2 storage Ecosystems
02 MAY

PhD defence about the importance of habitat structure for demersal fish

On 18 May 2016 Louise Dahl Kristensen will defend her PhD thesis about the importance of habitat structure for the distribution and behaviour of demersal fish

Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
03 MAR

Why Teaching at DTU Environment is Unique

DTU Environment is World Leading in Environmental Engineering. We have Experts in Water Resource Engineering, Urban Water Engineering, Solid Waste and Environmental Chemistry...

Waste management CO2 separation and CO2 storage Soil contamination Climate adaption Air pollution Environmental chemistry Ecosystems Waste water and water discharge Water supply Environment and pollution Bioenergy Nanoparticles Micro and nanotechnology
08 JAN

New monitoring vessel for Danish waters

The first steps was taken to upgrade DTU Aqua's monitoring fleet when Havfisken left the shipyard in Hvide Sande on Tuesday. The vessel will collect data about fish populations...

Marine research Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
2015
12 NOV

Doctoral thesis on fatty acids in marine ecosystems

Senior Research Scientist Sigrún Jónasdóttir will be defending her doctoral thesis on copepods at DTU—Technical University of Denmark. Not only do copepods ensure that...

Marine research Ecosystems
27 OCT

New method finds even the tiniest plastics in the sea

Studies have estimated that each year between 4 and 12 million tonnes of plastics end up in the sea, and that the figure is expected to double over the next ten years...

Fish and shellfish Marine research Ecosystems
23 OCT

Bear watch on the ice

What happens to life in the sea in the Arctic in the event of an oil spill? And will the actual clean-up operation have a negative impact on the marine environment? An...

Environment and pollution Ecosystems Marine research Ice research
26 JUN

The Danish salmon adventure: from nearly extinct to tourist magnet

Following a large-scale rescue operation including extensive stream restoration and gene technology, the wild salmon in the streams of Jutland have turned into big local...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Ecosystems Genes and genomes Biological systems
07 JUN

Continuing education course at DTU Environment

Our Society is challenged by Environmental and Health issues. At DTU Environment we contribute to that by holding continuing Education courses, where experts from DTU...

Waste management CO2 separation and CO2 storage Soil contamination Climate adaption Air pollution Environmental chemistry Ecosystems Waste water and water discharge Water supply Micro and nanotechnology Bioenergy
07 JUN

Efteruddannelseskurser på DTU Miljø - nyeste viden og teknologier indenfor Miljøudfordringer

Vores samfund står overfor en lang række miljø og sundheds udfordringer, som vi på DTU Miljø er med til at løse, ved at afholde en række efteruddannelseskurser, hvor eksperter...

Bioenergy Micro and nanotechnology Waste management CO2 separation and CO2 storage Soil contamination Climate adaption Air pollution Environmental chemistry Ecosystems Waste water and water discharge Water supply
20 MAR

Ten-year journey towards a warm future comes to an end

For the past ten years, a hill in Jægerspris, Denmark, has been on a trip through time to 2075—but it’s all over now. The researchers have both good and bad news.

CO2 separation and CO2 storage Climate adaption Environmental chemistry Ecosystems
2014
23 SEP

Searching for eel larvae in the Sargasso Sea

To improve understanding of the decline in the European eel population, a Danish research expedition with DTU Aqua's research vessel "Dana" explored the spawning areas...

Marine research Climate change Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
11 APR

DTU’s shellfish and seaweed merger

The merger of the Danish Shellfish Centre in Limfjord and DTU Aqua unifies much of the country’s shellfish and seaweed expertise.

Marine research Ecosystems
08 APR

Eel hunt in the Sargasso Sea

In March and April, DTU’s marine research vessel, Dana, is in the Sargasso Sea to determine whether changes in the marine environment are the cause of the drastic decline...

Marine research Ecosystems
13 MAR

Open source fisheries management

A statistical model originally developed to allow fishermen to study the work done by researchers, has now become one of the most highly acclaimed tools for estimating...

Marine research Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
2013
19 DEC

Pyrene toxicity on Arctic key copepod species

A new study, published in Ecotoxicology, shows lowered reproductive output, reduced grazing, and reduced ability to metabolize pyrene in the copepod Calanus hyberboreus...

Marine research Ecosystems Climate change
05 DEC

The Consequences of Balanced Harvesting of Fish Communities

New study uses size- and trait-based models to compare balanced harvesting with traditional selective fishing patterns

Marine research Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
03 DEC

The mystery of Microsetella

Combination of sac- and broadcast-spawning in an Arctic fjord to achieve high abundance at low temperatures.

Marine research Ecosystems
04 SEP

The Copenhagen School of trait-based approaches to marine ecology

The Centre for Ocean Life at DTU Aqua is enjoying considerable international success through applying the trait-based approach to marine research

Marine research Ecosystems
03 MAY

Invitation to PhD Defence with Ana Faria Tomas Friday 17th May at 1 p.m.

Section: Residual Resources Engineering. Topic: "Optimization of bioethanol production from carbohydrate rich wastes by extreme thermophilic microorganisms"

Waste management CO2 separation and CO2 storage Climate change Ecosystems Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Bioenergy Energy efficiency
09 APR

DNA tests rewrite the history of Greenland cod

The fish in Greenland’s great cod boom in the 1960s did not come from Iceland, as previously thought. They were ‘made in Greenland’ .

Marine research Climate change Ecosystems
Roach Photo J Brodersen
25 FEB

Fish migrate to escape predators

By individually tagging fish in a lake and following their movements, a research team led by DTU Aqua has shown that migration is a very effective defence against being...

Marine research Ecosystems
2012
13 NOV

Looking into the future

European and American scientists are meeting in Barcelona, Spain this month to launch a new European initiative for climate service observations and modelling. DTU Aqua...

Marine research Climate change Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
16 AUG

Recovering Baltic cod is lacking food

The eastern Baltic cod stock has recently started to recover, after two decades of severe depletion, however with unexpected side-effects.

Marine research Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
24 APR

Dwarf jellies

Recently discovered population of comb jellies in the Baltic consists entirely of dwarf individuals

Marine research Ecosystems
28 MAR

Herrings are super survivors

New research reveals how herring genes vary with the environment. The discovery could make it easier to protect the herring stock against future challenges such as climate...

Marine research Ecosystems
2011
15 JUL

"Small, Wet and Rational: Individual Based Zooplankton Ecology"

8 April 2011 Professor André W. Visser, DTU Aqua, defended his doctoral dissertation: 'Small, Wet and Rational: Individual Based Zooplankton Ecology'.

Marine research Ecosystems