• M.Sc. (Biology), University of Copenhagen, 1977
  • Ph.D., University of Copenhagen, 1982
  • Dr. Scient, University of Copenhagen, 1988


  • 2008-present: Professor, Technical University of Denmark
  • 2006-2010: Adjunct professor at University of Southern Denmark
  • 2005-2006: Sabbatical stay at CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1994-2008: Research professor at Danish Institute for Fisheries Research
  • 1983-1994: Research scientist and from 1992 senior research scientist at Danish Institute for Fisheries Research
  • 1990-1991: DANIDA advisor at Phuket Marine Biology Center, Thailand
  • 1982-1983: Associate professor, Institute of Life Science and Chemistry, Roskilde University Center
  • 1979-1982: Research scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen
  • 1979-1982: Teaching assistant, Institute of Life Science and Chemistry, Roskilde University Center
  • 1978-1979: Various soft money positions, scholarships and teaching positions
  • 1977-1978: Mandatory civil service
  • 1973-1977: Student instructor at Institute of Biochemistry and Zoological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen

Editorial commitments

  • Marine Ecology Progress Series (1988-2005)
  • Limnology and Oceanography (2000-present)
  • Journal of Plankton Research (1994-present)
  • Scientia Marina (1993-present)
  • Dana (1988-1996)
  • Phuket Marine Biological Center Research Bulletin (1991-present)

Honors and awards

  • Carlsberg Foundation Research Prize (2019)
  • Elected Fellow of The Royal Danish Society of Science and Letters (since 1996)
  • Elected Fellow of The Danish Academy of Natural Sciences (since 1994)
  • Elected Fellow of Academy of Technical Sciences (since 2009)
  • Awarded Danish ‘Researcher of the year’ (2005)
  • Listed as Highly Cited Author by ISI
  • Recipient of the Huntsman Award 2007

Detailed CV

A more detailed CV can be downloaded here