Paul Henning Krogh

PhD, Senior Researcher

Curriculum vitae  Paul Henning Krogh, October 2017

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 in the iPLANTA and KEYSOM EU Cost Actions.

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, Biodiversity and Conservation, Environmental Evidence, Scientific Reports, PLOS ONE.


Web of ScienceTM Core Collection reports 92 papers cited 2445 times cited or 2208, when excluding auto-citations and an h-index of 31 (October 2017). 

• Google Scholar: 309 publications cited 4649 times, h-index of 40 (August 2017). 

Mendeley and Scopus: h-index 32, citations 2599 (August 2017).

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:

Five recent publications - WOS 

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.

Lamandé, M., Eriksen, J., Krogh, P.H., Jacobsen, O.H., 2017. Water flow in soil from organic dairy rotations. The Journal of Agricultural Science, 1-11.

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.