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Mathematical models can forecast lake ecosystem state – the importance of macrophytes and fish

PhD defence, Monday, 24 January 2022. Tobias Kuhlmann Andersen.

2022.01.24 | Mette Nielsen

Tobias Kuhlmann Andersen

During his PhD studies, Tobias K. Andersen researched the role of macrophytes and fish in shallow lakes. The influence of macrophytes and fish on lake ecosystems can depend on climate and temperature, and will therefore be impacted by climate change. Tobias K. Andersen developed and applied mathematical models in his studies to reproduce lake ecosystem dynamics, for instance of nutrients, algae, macrophytes and fish, in two lakes in Denmark and China.

The new research findings can contribute in supporting lake management and stewardship as well as inform us on the future impacts of climate change on inland waters.

The PhD study was completed at Department of Ecoscience, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Monday, 24 January 2022 at TBD.
Place: The PhD defence will be held online. To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to Professor Dennis Trolle, trolle@ecos.au.dk.


Title of PhD thesis: Modelling the role of macrophytes and fish dynamics in temperate and tropical shallow lakes
Contact information: Tobias Kuhlmann Andersen, e-mail: tka@ecos.au.dk, tel.: +45 42747650

Members of the assessment committee:
Lecturer Ian Jones, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling, Scotland
Associate Professor Christian Skov, National Institute of Aquatic Resources, DTU Aqua, Denmark
Senior researcher Peter Borgen Sørensen (chairman), Department of Ecoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark

Main supervisor:
Professor Dennis Trolle, Department of Ecoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark

Co-supervisor:
Professor Erik Jeppesen, Department of Ecoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark
Professor Zhengwen Liu, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Technical Sciences/GSTS, Katrinebjergvej 89F, building 5132, 8200 Aarhus N.

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