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Martin Søndergaard

Dr. Lic Scient, Seniorforsker

Curriculum Vitae

Education 
2007Dr. Scient, Aarhus University
1989  Lic Scient, Botanical Institute, Aarhus University
1987  MSc in biology, Botanical Institute, Aarhus University
Employments 
2007 - 2010Head of lake ecology section, Aarhus University, Department of Freshwater Ecology
1997 - 2006Group leader of the Lake Group at the National Environmental Research Institute, Department of Freshwater Ecology
1995 -  Senior researcher at the National Environmental Research Institute, Department of Freshwater Ecology (as of 1 January 2008 Aarhus University)
1988 - 1994  Ecologist at the Freshwater Laboratory of the National Agency of Environmental Protection (as of 1 January 1989: The National Environmental Research Institute, Department of Freshwater Ecology)
1988 - 1988  July: Instructor at the Biological Institute, University of Aarhus
1987 - 1987  July: Instructor at the Biological Institute, University of Aarhus
1985 - 1987  Research assistant at the Botanical Institute, University of Aarhus
1984 - 1984  Registration of wetlands included in the Act on Nature Conservation §43. County of Sønderjylland, Denmark
Languages
Danish Speaking: mother tongue Writing:    mother tongueReading: mother tongue
English Speaking: excellent, Writing: excellent, Reading: excellent
German Speaking: good, Writing: fair, Reading: fair
Spanish Speaking: poor Writing:  poor, Reading: poor
 

Major research and working areas

Specialised in freshwater ecology and applied research since 1985. Key areas of research have included: biogeochemical nutrient dynamics in shallow lakes and the interactions between nutrient cycling and biological structure, trophic structure and dynamics in lakes and the impact from nutrients, recovery of lakes after nutrient loading reduction, methods for lake restoration and effects of climate changes on lakes. Specific research areas include: phosphorus exchange between sediment and water, internal phosphorus loading, and how to implement the European Water Framework for lakes in Denmark. Research involves studies at ecosystem level as well as detailed studies and analyses of comprehensive data sets obtained from the Danish national lake monitoring programme as well as from European reasearch projects.