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Sabine Ravnskov

Associate Professor

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Sabine Ravnskov

Associate Professor

  • Department of Agroecology - Crop Health
Type of address: Postal address.
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Email: sabine.ravnskov@agro.au.dk

Mobile: +4522283313

Phone: +4587158136

Curriculum Vitae



1988-1994:        M.Sc. in biology and mycology at the University of Copenhagen, Botanical Institute

1994                 Research Assistant at Risø National laboratory

1994-1998:        Ph.D. in plant and soil microbiology at the University of Copenhagen, Institute of Molecular Biology 


Post-educational courses 

2004: “Team and network management – to manage ad hoc”, University of Southern Denmark

2004: “Project management”, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries

2008: “University teaching”, Aarhus University

2008: “Supervision of PhD students” Aarhus University

2010: “Management of research”, University of Southern Denmark

2010: “Facilitation in dialogue based organisations”, University of Southern Denmark



1998-1999:        Post Doc at Plant Biology and Biogeochemistry Department, Risø National Laboratory, Denmark

2000-2003:        Scientist at Danish Institute of Agricultural Science (1st August 2000 - 28th February 2003)

2003- 2006:       Senior scientist at Danish Institute of Agricultural Science, Department of Integrated Pest Management

2007-2010:        Senior scientist at Aarhus University, Department of Integrated Pest Management

2011-                Associate Professor at Aarhus University, Department of Agroecology


Visiting Scientist at University of Florida, Citrus Research and Education center, USA (6 months in 2001).
Visiting PhD student at The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark (3 months in 1994).
Short stays at the Polish Academy of Science, Poland, in 2002, and at
USDA-ARS-Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory i Oregon, USA in 2004.

Research focus themes

  • Microbial interactions in soil and in roots with special emphasis on arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi
  • Functional compatibility in AM symbiosis in relation to plant health and to nutrient exchange
  • Mechanisms underlying the increased tolerance of AM plants against pathogens
  • Influence of a(biotic) environmental factors on fungal community presence and functioning in roots and rhizosphere

Committees and referee

  • Member of the advisory 2001 NSF committee of ”International Culture Collection of Arbuscular & Vesicular-Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi, INVAM” West Virginia, USA
  • Member of both Executive Committee and of Management Committee of the European network; COST 870 “From production to application of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in         agricultural systems: a multidisciplinary approach” 2007-2011.
  • Member of management committee of Danish Centre for Biological Control.
  • Editorial board member of Science Reports
  • Member of management committee of COST Action FA1405: “Using three-way interactions between plants, microbes and arthropods to enhance crop protection and production”. 2016-


Supervision and teaching

Main or co-supervisor of 3 Bachelor's students, 11 Master's students, 9 PhD students and 3 Postdocs.


Administrator/coordinator of the development of a Master's education in “Agrobiology” with 3 lines of specialisation; “Animal health and welfare”, “Plant nutrient and health” and “Organic agriculture”, in Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aarhus University 2007-2009.


Currently teaching in “biological management of plant diseases” and “soil biology and fertility” at Master's level, and “Plant microbiology” and “Mycology” at Bachelor's level.