Aarhus University (AU), Department of Bioscience and Department of Environmental Science provides an extensive knowledge on the ecology and eco-physiology of seagrasses and their responses to environmental conditions. This partner also provides expertise on statistical and socioeconomical modeling as well as professional communication.
Assoc. Prof. Birgit Olesen (coordinator of WP 1 and participant in WP 2 and WP 3) has extensive experience in aquatic plant ecophysiology combined with research in seagrass ecology and population dynamics.
Senior Scientist Dorte Krause-Jensen (participant in WP 1, WP 2 and WP 5) has specialized in the ecology of seagrasses and macroalgae in coastal waters and is responsible for the national monitoring of coastal vegetation.
Senior scientist Berit Hasler (coordinator of WP 6) has experience in interdisciplinary and economic research with respect to valuation and modeling of nutrient abatement and mitigation. She has recently coordinated a large 4-year Danish research project on the costs and benefits of nutrient abatement, and participated as work package leader in a number of projects regarding nutrient abatement policies and costs.