University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Institute of Biology, is nationally and internationally recognized for high-quality research on how interactions between organisms and their environment affect the function and productivity of aquatic ecosystems, with emphasis on man-made and natural changes.
Assoc. Prof. Erik Kristensen (general coordinator and participant in WP 1 and WP 2) has long term experi-ence in the ecology, biogeochemistry and food web dynamics of vegetated and bioturbated coastal marine sediments (mangrove forests, saltmarshes and seagrass meadows).
Assoc. Prof. Mogens R. Flindt (coordinator of WP 2 and participant in WP 1 and WP 4) is a renowned expert in ecological feedback mechanisms between nutrient loading and system responses in coastal environments using dynamic models and GIS-tools.
Prof. Marianne Holmer (participant in WP 1 and WP 2) has studied seagrass ecology and biogeochemistry for many years in temperate and tropical ecosystems. She has participated and coordinated national and international projects with focus on the worldwide decline of seagrass distribution and the consequences for element cycling and biodiversity.
Post doc Thomas Valdemarsen (vice coordinator and participant in WP 1, WP 2 and WP 5) has interests ranging from sediment biogeochemistry to seagrass restoration, particularly related to anthropogenic impacts in marine environments.