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Peter Henriksen

Senior Researcher

Curriculum Vitae



Phycologist with main scientific background in phytoplankton taxonomy, toxic algae, chemical analysis (HPLC) of cyanobacterial toxins and chemical characterization of phytoplankton community structures from HPLC analyses of phytoplankton pigments. A focus area has been the development, application and intercalibration of biological indicators – especially phytoplankton - for the European Water Framework Directive. Comprehensive competences within aquatic ecology.



1997  Ph.D. in Aquatic Botany, University of Copenhagen, 1997 
1991  M.Sc. in Biology, University of Copenhagen, 1991 
2020 -Head of Aarhus University Centre for Water Technology (WATEC) 
2013 - 2020Head of Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University 
2011 - 2013Deputy Head of Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University 
2008 - 2001Head of Roskilde section, Department of Marine Ecology, National Environmental Research Institute 
2007 - 2008Head of modelling section, National Environmental Research Institute 
2005 - 2010Head of the Danish national focal point for marine monitoring data 
2004 ·· 2011    Senior researcher, National Environmental Research Institute 
2000 ··  2003  Researcher, National Environmental Research Institute 
1998 ·· 2000  Post Doc, National Environmental Research Institute 
1997 ·· 1997  Lecturer, Denmarks International Study Program 
1992 ·· 1996  Ph.D., University of Copenhagen 
1991 ·· 1991  Consultant, Miljøbiologisk Laboratorium, Humlebæk 
Danish Speaking: mother tongue Writing:    mother tongueReading: mother tongue 
English Speaking: excellent Writing:    excellentReading: excellent