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Martin Holmstrup


Curriculum Vitae


Martin Holmstrup (born 1961)

Research Interests

Ecophysiology and ecotoxicology of soil invertebrates, physiological and biochemical adaptations to drought and cold stress, interactions between pollution and climatic stresses. Survival strategies of Arctic soil invertebrates

Education and degrees

1989 MSc in Biology (University of Aarhus, Earthworm ecology)

1995 PhD in Biology (University of Aarhus, earthworm ecophysiology)

2003 DSc in Biology (University of Aarhus, soil invertebrate ecophysiology)


1989-1990 Teacher at Marselisborg Gymnasium

1990-1991 Guest researcher at University of Oslo, Department of Zoology (Prof. Lauritz Sømme)

1991-1993 PhD student at University of Aarhus, Department of Zoology

1993-1996 Scientist, National Environmental Research Institute (NERI), Dept. of Terrestrial Ecology

1996-2003 Senior Scientist, NERI, Dept. of Terrestrial Ecology

2000 External lecturer, Dept. of Zoology, University of Aarhus (Ecotoxicology)

2003-2013 Research Professor, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University

2013- Full professor, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University


1990 Research and travel stipend from NorFA

1990 Research and travel stipend from Danish Academy of Science

1991 2-year Research Fellowship from The Carlsberg Foundation

1998 Research fellowship from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

2000 Bergsøe Stipend from Danish Natural Sciences Research Council

2015-2016 Jens Christian Skou senior fellow, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies

International experience

1990 (6 months) University of Oslo, Dept. of Zoology

1992 (2 months) University of Trondheim, Dept. of Zoology

1998 (3 months) Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

2014 (1 month) Czech Academy of Science, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

Expeditions to Iceland, Greenland and Svalbard