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Peter Aastrup

Senior Advisor

CV for Peter Aastrup.
Personal: 65 years old, born 8. January, 1953. Married, three adult daughters. Lives in Roskilde
1982-1994: Research Assistant/Senior Adviser, the Greenland fisheries research/Greenland Environmental Research Institute.
1994-2000: Senior Adviser National Environmental Research Institute
2000-2004: Senior Adviser, DMU, Aarhus University
2004-present: Head of section, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University senior adviser
1979. MSc in. in Zoology, Aarhus University
1982 BA geography, Aarhus University
1982 Teachers training, Hobro Gymnasium
1999 PhD in zoology, University of Copenhagen
2007 The National management development programme. "Ready for management"
Work experience:
Peter has led several projects related to the mapping of vegetation and vegetation development in Western and southern Greenland. PAA is a specialist in reindeer and musk oxen and reindeer husbandry in Greenland. The aim of these studies was to investigate reindeer habitat preferences.
PAA helped start up NuukBiobasis and led the project for several years. NuukBasic in West Greenland includes in-depth studies of vegetation phenology and studies of the importance of vegetation for exchange of greenhouse gases. NuukBasic's goal is to investigate the impact of climate change and climate variations on the ecosystem.
PAA is cooordinator of DCE's environmental advice regarding mining in Greenland. DCE provides advice to the Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities (EAMRA) in all phases, from exploration through assessment of mining companies ' environmental impact assessment for the environment (EIA) to permit conditions and environmental monitoring. PAA also has expertise in environmental assessment of hydropower projects.
PAA have significantly contributed to publications aiming to provide basic knowledge for the management of biodiversity Greenland, including the world-renowned National Park in North and East Greenland. The publications have summarized the existing knowledge about the flora and fauna in most of Greenland. Have participated in a part of the terrestrial work with Circumpolar Biological Monitoring Programme (CBMP).
Peter Aastrups H-index is 14 and he has published in journals such as Science. His article about the effects of climate change in the Arctic published in Science from 2009 is quoted 777 times, an article from 2013 on the distribution of populations have been cited more than 500 times and 3 articles have been cited more than 50 times. Today his publications have 2015 citations.