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John Jensen


Curriculum Vitae

John Jensen, 10th of June 1963. Head of Section, PhD, Department of Terrestrial Ecology, National Environmental Research Institute, University of Aarhus.

Education: 1993: MSc in ecotoxicology, (Odense University; 2004: PhD (Danish University of Pharmaceutical Sciencies)

Employment: 1993-1994 Research Assistant, Odense University, 1994-2000 Scientist, National Environmental Research Institute (NERI), Dept of Terrestrial Ecology; 2000-2004. Senior advisor, NERI, Dept. of Terrestrial Ecology, 2002-2011 Head of Section, NERI, Dept. of Terrestrial Ecology, 2004-2011 Senior Researcher NERI, Dept. of Terrestrial Ecology, 2011 - Senior Researcher with Special Competences (MSK), 2011 – Head of Section, Institute for Bioscience, Aarhus University.

Research and expertise: Terrestrial ecotoxicology; Effects of natural and anthropogenic toxicants in terrestrial ecosystems; Methods and frameworks for assessing and managing risk of chemicals in the environment. He is seated in the CVMP (Committee for Veterinary medicinal Products) Advisory Group on environmental risk assessment supporting The European Medicinal Agency (EMA) in e.g. international guideline development for Environmental Impact Assessment. From 2002 to 2005 J. Jensen was the co-ordinator of the RTD project LIBERATION in the EU FP programme dealing with contaminated land, bioavailability, ecological risk and ground water pollution in which the development and publication of a decision support system for ecological risk assessment od contaminated sites was the primarily outcome.

Participation in larger research projects:

  • 2011- : EU FP 7. Participant in ECOFINDERS ((Ecological Function and Biodiversity Indicators in European Soils)
  • 2004-2008: Strategic Research Council. Participant in the SOUND project (Molecular tools for sustainable land use).
  • 2004-2007: EU-FP6. Participant in ERAPHARM. Ecological risk assessment of pharmaceuticals.
  • 2001-2005: EU-FP5. Co-ordinator of LIBERATION. Linking bioavailability and environmental risk.
  • 1998-2004: MST. Co-ordinator of the project "Long term ecological effects of sewage sludge" for the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • 1997-2001: SMP. Participant in the "Centre for sustainable land use and management of contaminants, carbon and nitrogen" under the Danish Strategic Environmental Research Programme.
  • 1998-2001: SMP. Participant in the "Centre for biological processes in polluted soil and sediment (BIOPRO)" under the Danish Strategic Environmental Research Programme.

Publications: 50+ peer reviewed publications, six book chapters and more than 100 oral and poster presentation at international conferences and symposiums.