My special interest is environmental research, management and communication. I'm also working as a freelance nature photographer and writer, and recently I released the comprehensive photo book, Greenlandic Seasons, about nature and climate in Greenland.
From February 2016 until January 2018, I was Programme Manager for Forest and Biodiversity at WWF Denmark. I was coordinating the organisation's research and communication efforts on forest, biodiversity 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. 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.
Feb 2016 - Jan 2018: Programme Manager, World Wide Fund for Nature / WWF Denmark
Jan 2015 - present: Freelance nature photographer and writer
Nov 2010 - Nov 2015: Executive Director, Worldwatch Institute Europe
March 2010 - Dec 2014: Chairman of the Board, The Danish Ecological Council
2006 - 2013: Member of the City Council in the city 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