2010: Ph.D. in physical geography, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Copenhagen and The University Center in Svalbard
2006: MSc. In physical Geography, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Copenhagen and The University Center in Svalbard
2003: Bachelor degree, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Copenhagen.
2014- Senior Researcher, Department of Conservation and Natural Sciences, The National Museum of Denmark.
2012- External researcher/senior researcher at Center for Permafrost (CENPERM), Denmark.
2010-2013: Research position at the Department of Conservation, The National Museum of Denmark.
PERIODS OF LEAVE
December 2011 – April 2012 (5 months of parental leave)
I am specialized within climatology, geochemistry, soil processes and environmental impact modelling. My research focus on the coupling between the outside environmental conditions and the surface/soil system and on how environmental changes affect the decomposition of organic soils and the preservation of organic archaeological layers/artefacts. My work is based on field measurements, laboratory experiments and modelling.
2016-2019: REMAINS of Greenland (PI) (5,000,000, funded by VELUX FONDEN)
2013-2015: Preserving the cultural heritage of Greenland in a Changing climate (PI) (684,582, funded by Carlsbergfondet)
2012-13: People of All Times - Cultural Heritage in Greenland and the Global Climate Change (Co-PI) (1,000,000, funded by KVUK and VILLUM FONDEN)
2010-2013: Climate changes and kitchen-middens: when the permafrost thaw (participant) (funded by Augustinus Fonden).
INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL COLLABORATIONS
Collaborations on degradation studies of organic materials and DNA (e.g., Bo Elberling (Ku), Peter Westh (RUC), Morten Allentoft (SNM), Robert A. Blanchette (University of Minnesota)); Modelling of heat and water flow (e.g., Per-Erik Jansson (KTH), Wenxin Zhang (KU)); Climate monitoring (e.g., Jacob Abermann (Asiaq), Andreas Westergaard-Nielsen (KU)); Biology and dendrochronology (e.g. Signe Normand (AAU), Agata Buchwal (UAM); Climate change and archaeology (e.g. Tom Dawson (St Andrews), Max Friesen (UT), Anne Jensen (UAF)).
LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE & MANAGMENT
Scientific Project Leading course (2013, Promentum, Copenhagen), Leader of the Project Remains of Greenland with 16 project participants.
Has coordinated and participated in more than 20 field campaigns in Greenland and Svalbard.
MEMBERSHIPS & SPECIAL DUTIES
2018: Invited expert member of the ICOMOS working group on climate change.
2015- Member of IHOPE - Global Environmental Change Threats to Heritage and Long Term Observing Networks of the Past
2014- Invited Expert Member of ICOMOS International Polar Heritage Committee
2016- Supervisor of PhD student from Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN), University of Copenhagen.
2016- Co-superviser of a Master Student from the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN),
2015-2018: Supervisor of Post Doc at the National Museum of Denmark
2015: Co-superviser of a Master Student from the Institute of Geography & Geology, University of Copenhagen
2014: Co-superviser of a Master Student from the Institute of Geography & Geology, University of Copenhagen
SELECTED COMMUNICATION AND OUTREACH
2018: Production of the documentary: REMAINS of Greenland
2018: Invited speaker at ”Det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab” (6. February, 2018).
2017: Invited speaker at seminar: Økoinformatik og Biodiversitet at Århus University.
2017: Invited speaker at the yearly meeting of “Selskabet for arktisk forskning og teknologi”.
2014: Scientific coordinator of the conference The Future of Polar Heritage held at the National Museum of Denmark May 2014
2017: JP (13/6): Nordens Pompeji risikerer at forsvinde
2017: Polarfronten (vol 1): Håb for den grønlandske kulturarv
2016: Ingeniøren (30/9): Klimaforandringerne ånder arkæologerne i nakken
2016: Videnskab.dk (01/07): Grønlands arkæologiske skatte kan reddes fra at rådne op
2015: Participation in the Danish radio program P1 morgen (28/10)
2015: Politiken (28/10): Arkæologisk guldgrube trues af global opvarmning
2015: Videnskab.dk (8/4): Arkæologisk guldgrube smelter væk på Grønland
2015: Politiken (7/4): Sporene efter de første grønlændere forsvinder