Paul Henning Krogh

PhD, Senior Researcher

Curriculum vitae  Paul Henning Krogh, April 2018

Date of birth:           August 20, 1956

Telephone:              +45 87 15 88 31


Private address:       Rytterknægten 9, 8210 Århus V

Education:               PhD. in soil ecotoxicology, Aarhus University (Nov. 14, 1994)

                               MSc in biology/chemistry, Odense University (Aug. 8, 1985)

Current position:     Senior scientist, Department of Bioscience, Science and Technology, Aarhus University


Research profile:

I have been engaged in soil ecological and ecotoxicological studies since 1983. The topics include microarthropods, earthworms and enchytraeids in agricultural land and disturbed natural habitats. I have applied soil fauna as bioindicators of soil quality in numerous investigations for the industry and governmental bodies. My research comprises ecological processes and interactions between soil organisms in mesocosms and in the field. I co-ordinated the EU FP5 project ECOGEN, 2002-2006, an inter-disciplinary project involving economists, agronomists, ecologists, and computer scientists. My management experiences include head of research team, Study Director of GLP compliant studies and project management of national and international projects such as EU projects and ringtesting. Currently, I am involved in assessing soil biodiversity, while employing barcoding and metabarcoding, and ecosystem functioning of soil fauna. I have managed the microarthropod monitoring in the BioBasis Nuuk monitoring programme since 2007. In the PESTPORE project, soil biology was input to soil hydrology modelling and the interplay between earthworms and deep biopores were analysed. We have developed our laboratories to utilize NGS technologies for biodiversity and ecological assessment of soil invertebrates within the framework of the eDNA Center at Aarhus University. Currently I am partner of the iPLANTA and KEYSOM EU Cost Action networks.

Referee for 

Soil Biol. Bioc., App. Soil Ecol., Biol. Cont., J. Soils Sedim., Pedobiol., J. Env.Mon., Ecotox., Sci. Total Env., ES&T, Biol. Fert. Soils, Env. Tox. Chem., Chemosphere, Ecotox. Env. Saf., Agric. Ecos. Env., WasteMan., Basic and Appl. Ecol., Europ. J. Soil Biol., Soil and Till. Res., Env. Poll., Ent. Exp. Appl., African J. Env. Sci. Tech., Plant and Soil, New Phytologist, Global Change Biology, Polar Biology, Biodiversity and Conservation, Environmental Evidence, Scientific Reports, PLOS ONE.


Web of ScienceTM Core Collection reports 92 papers cited 2649 times cited or 2412, when excluding auto-citations and an h-index of 31 (April 2018). 

• Google Scholar: 316 publications cited 5101 times, h-index of 41 (April 2018). 

Mendeley and Scopus: 94 papers with 2775 citations, h-index 32 (March 2018).

Due to highly cited scientific work in the field of environment and ecology awarded the "Rising Star" citation rank by Thomson Scientific Essential Science IndicatorsSM May 2008.

Verified anonymous peer reviewer history:

Six recent publications - WOS 

Joimel, S., Schwartz, C., Hedde, M., Kiyota, S., Krogh, P.H., Nahmani, J., Pérès, G., Vergnes, A., Cortet, J., 2017. Urban and industrial land uses have a higher soil biological quality than expected from physicochemical quality. Science of The Total Environment 584–585, 614-621.

Lamandé, M., Eriksen, J., Krogh, P.H., Jacobsen, O.H., 2017. Water flow in soil from organic dairy rotations. The Journal of Agricultural Science 155, 1113-1123.

Qin, J., Hovmand, M.F., Ekelund, F., Rønn, R., Christensen, S., Groot, G.A.d., Mortensen, L.H., Skov, S., Krogh, P.H., 2017. Wood ash application increases pH but does not harm the soil mesofauna. Environmental Pollution 224, 581–589.

Schmidt, N.M., Hardwick, B., Gilg, O., Høye, T.T., Krogh, P.H., Meltofte, H., Michelsen, A., Mosbacher, J.B., Raundrup, K., Reneerkens, J., Stewart, L., Wirta, H., Roslin, T., 2017. Interaction webs in arctic ecosystems: Determinants of arctic change? Ambio 46, 12-25.

Wirta, H., Várkonyi, G., Rasmussen, C., Kaartinen, R., Schmidt, N.M., Hebert, P., Barták, M., Blagoev, G., Disney, H., Ertl, S., Gjelstrup, P., Gwiazdowicz, D., Huldén, L., Ilmonen, J., Jakovlev, J., Jaschhof, M., Kahanpää, J., Kankaanpää, T., Krogh, P.H., Labbee, R., Lettner, C., Michelsen, V., Nielsen, S.A., Nielsen, T.R., Paasivirta, L., Pedersen, S., Pohjoismäki, J., Salmela, J., Vilkamaa, P., Väre, H., von Tschirnhaus, M., Roslin, T., 2016. Establishing a community-wide DNA barcode library as a new tool for arctic research. Molecular Ecology Resources. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12489.

Rutgers, M., Orgiazzi, A., Gardi, C., Römbke, J., Jänsch, S., Keith, A.M., Neilson, R., Boag, B., Schmidt, O., Murchie, A.K., Blackshaw, R.P., Pérès, G., Cluzeau, D., Guernion, M., Briones, M.J.I., Rodeiro, J., Piñeiro, R., Cosín, D.J.D., Sousa, J.P., Suhadolc, M., Kos, I., Krogh, P.H., Faber, J.H., Mulder, C., Bogte, J.J., Wijnen, H.J.v., Schouten, A.J., Zwart, D.d., 2016. Mapping earthworm communities in Europe. Applied Soil Ecology 97, 98–111.