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Torben Røjle Christensen


Torben R. Christensen is Professor of Arctic Biogeochemistry at Aarhus University, Denmark and is affiliated also with Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science at Lund University, Sweden. His research focuses on Arctic ecosystem ecology and trace gas biogeochemistry with special focus on carbon dioxide and methane exchange in northern terrestrial environments. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and has carried out extensive research in Greenland, Alaska, Svalbard, Siberia and northern Sweden. He was coordinator of the Nordic Center of Excellence, DEFROST, and participates in a wide range of international projects. He is author and co-author of more than 140 peer reviewed scientific publications, including papers in both Science and Nature as well as several book chapter contributions. He has contributed to a range of different international assessments related to climate-ecosystem interactions including the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the AMAP SWIPA assessments and the Nobel Prize-winning Fourth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.