My special interest is nature and environmental research, management, and communication. I'm the founder and owner of the consultancy firm, NatureTank, that conducts research and communication about nature and environmental issues.
I'm also a freelance nature photographer, writer, and author of several books and reports, including the widely ackknowledged photo book, Greenlandic Seasons.
From 2016 to 2018, I was the Programme Manager for Forest and Biodiversity at WWF Denmark, coordinating the organisation's research and communication efforts on biodiversity, forest management, and endangered species.
Before joining WWF Denmark, I was the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Worldwatch Institute's European office in Copenhagen. My main tasks were to manage the organisation and coordinate projects and activities around issues of circular economy, urban sustainability and biodiversity.
Before joining Worldwatch in 2010, I was a Senior Advisor and Researcher for seven years at the National Environmental Research Institute (NERI) at Aarhus University, Denmark. I'm also the former chairman of the Danish Ecological Council and a former elected member of the Copenhagen City Council.
I hold an MSc in Chemical Engineering from Denmark’s Technical University and a PhD in Microbial Ecology from NERI. Over the years, I have led and participated in a number of national and European research projects on environment, biodiversity and sustainability issues.
2015 - present: Consultant, writer and nature photographer
2016 - 2018: Programme Manager, World Wide Fund for Nature / WWF Denmark
2010 - 2015: Executive Director, Worldwatch Institute Europe
2010 - 2014: Chairman of the Board, The Danish Ecological Council
2006 - 2013: Member of the City Council of Copenhagen
2004 - 2010: Senior Advisor/Researcher at Aarhus University
2001 - 2005: Editor in Chief of Global Ecology
1999 - 2003: Campaigner at NOAH - Friends of the Earth Denmark
2004 - 2005: Master Course in Rhetoric and Communication, Aarhus University
1997 - 2000: PhD in Microbial Ecology
1990 - 1996: MSc in Chemical Engineering, The Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
1990 - 1991: Undergraduate Student, LaGrange College, Georgia, U.S.A.
1988 - 1990: High School Graduate, Vordingborg High School, Denmark