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Paul Henning Krogh

PhD, Seniorforsker

Curriculum Vitae

Paul Henning Krogh, August 2021


Date of birth: August 20, 1956

Telephone: +45 87 15 88 31

E.mail.: phk@bios.au.dk

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 Ecoscience, Faculty of Technical Sciences, 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 projects, soil biology was input to soil hydrology modelling and the interplay between earthworms and deep biopores were analysed. We use NGS technologies for biodiversity and ecological assessment of soil invertebrates within the framework of the eDNA Center at Aarhus University. I am vice chair of the EU COST Action network www.EUdaphobase.eu.



• Web of ScienceTM Core Collection reports 106 papers cited 3,847 times or 3,575, when excluding auto-citations, and an h-index of 38.
• Google Scholar: 240 publications cited 7425 times, h-index of 51.
• Mendeley and Scopus: 109 papers with 4036, h-index 39.
• Publons/Web of Science ResearcherID: 172 papers with 3787 citations, h-index 37, 115 verified reviews.


• 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.

Awarded top reviewer for Aarhus University University (Agricultural and Biological Sciences) - September 2017.

• ResearcherID and verified anonymous peer reviewer history: https://Publons.com/researcher/1204675. 101 verified reviews.



Seven recent publications in WOS 

Krogh, P.H., Lamandé, M., Holmstrup, M., Eriksen, J. (2021). Earthworm burrow number and vertical distribution are affected by the crop sequence of a grass-clover rotation system. European Journal of Soil Biology. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2021.103294

Krogh, P.H., Kostov, K., Damgaard, C.F., 2020. The effect of Bt crops on soil invertebrates: a systematic review and quantitative meta-analysis. Transgenic Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11248-020-00213-y

Aupic-Samain, A., Baldy, V., Delcourt, N., Krogh, P.H., Gauquelin, T., Fernandez, C., Santonja, M., (2021). Water availability rather than temperature control soil fauna community structure and prey-predator interactions. Functional Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13745

Deckmyn, G., Flores, O., Mayer, M., Domene, X., Schnepf, A., Kuka, K., Van Looy, K., Rasse, D.P., Briones, M.J.I., Barot, S., Berg, M., Vanguelova, E., Ostonen, I., Vereecken, H., Suz, L.M., Frey, B., Frossard, A., Tiunov, A., Frouz, J., Grebenc, T., Öpik, M., Javaux, M., Uvarov, A., Vindušková, O., Krogh, P.H., Franklin, O., Jiménez, J., Curiel Yuste, J., 2020. KEYLINK: towards a more integrative soil representation for inclusion in ecosystem scale models. I. review and model concept. PeerJ 8, e9750. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.9750

Sapkota, R., Santos, S., Farias, P., Krogh, P.H., Winding, A., 2020. Insights into the earthworm gut multi-king dommicrobial communities. Science of the Total Environment 727. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138301

Oh, H.J., Krogh, P.H., Jeong, H.G., Joo, G.J., Kwak, I.S., Hwang, S.J., Gim, J.S., Chang, K.H., Jo, H., 2020. Pretreatment Method for DNA Barcoding to Analyze Gut Contents of Rotifers. Applied Sciences-Basel 10. DOI: 10.3390/app10031064

Gillespie, M.A.K., Alfredsson, M., Barrio, I.C., Bowden, J.J., Convey, P., Culler, L.E., Coulson, S.J., Krogh, P.H., Koltz, A.M., Koponen, S., Loboda, S., Marusik, Y., Sandström, J.P., Sikes, D.S., Høye, T.T., 2020. Status and trends of terrestrial arthropod abundance and diversity in the North Atlantic region of the Arctic. Ambio 49, 718-731. DOI:10.1007/s13280-019-01162-5


Book chapter

Krogh, P.H. (2020) Ecological Risk Assessment for Soil Invertebrate Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. In:Chaurasia, A., Hawksworth, D.L., Pessoa de Miranda, M. (eds). GMOs: Implications for Biodiversity Conservation and Ecological Processes. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp 359-367. DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-53183-6_16