Brief introductions to the main research areas at the department. The list below will take you directly to the pages of each research group, with additional information on their focal areas of research, collaborators, ongoing projects, and more.
We run the Bachelor and Master degree programs and the elective in Biology and contribute to education programs in Pharmacy, Audiology and Computer Science. Find further information about the structure and content of of our study programs here.
Our profile is multi-cultural and cross-disciplinary, with a focus on international collaboration while providing an attractive and dynamic environment for work and study.
Research and teaching at the department spans a broad range of topics within biology, from fundamental questions about how life evolved on Earth and physiological adaptations of organisms, to pressing environmental and societal challenges; effects and mitigations of climate change, anthropogenic noise, endocrine disruptors and pollutants on marine and terrestrial life.
New website provides overview of endocrine disruptors in the EU
Five countries, including Denmark, have teamed up to make a list of endocrine disruptors, hoping it will pave the way for tighter EU regulations.
Older fathers increase the risk of mental illness
New research finds that the age of fathers at the time of conception has an impact on children's risk of becoming mentally ill. The older fathers, the higher the risk.
Parrots collaborate with invisible partners
New study shows that peach-fronted conures have a surprisingly advanced talent for collaboration when it comes to finding food. This is important knowledge for biologists working with conservation of wild bird populations.
Surprising hearing talents in cormorants
The great cormorant has more sensitive hearing under water than in air. This new knowledge may help protect vulnerable bird species.
Citizens contribute to biology research
In recent years, Citizen Science, where citizens contribute to researchers' data gathering, has gained a foothold in the research environments. According to Associate Professor Sara Egemose, this is partly due to the synergy that arises when both researchers and citizens experience clear benefits from collaboration.
Female lifespan is longer in wild mammal animals than in humans
Longer lives are not only for female humans: Mammalian female’s average lifespan is 18.6% longer than that of males. In humans the female advantage is on average 7.8%
US Navy supports Danish research into porpoise hearing
Studies of porpoises’ and dolphins' ability to navigate at sea may lead to the development of new advanced equipment for underwater locating of submarines, mines and drowned persons.