I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. My primary interests are explaining and describing demographic patterns across the "tree of life". However, my research interests are varied and range from climate change, macroevolution and macroecology, to senescence and population dynamics.
Before my appointment at the University of Southern Denmark I spent a couple of years working on similar things as a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany. In addition, I spent some time working with Dr Jinliang Wang at the Institute of Zoology (London) on population genetics.
My first post-doc, based at Imperial College London, was on the LITS project, a database of UK-based long-term individual-based time series data sets.
My paper in Nature on the "Diversity of ageing across the tree of life" has received a lot of media attention. One of the best write-ups I've seen in the popular science blogs was on the National Geographic blog, "Only Human".
Here's a few more of the many.
Daily Mail. 10 Dec 2013: Want to live forever? You can, but you'll need to come back as a freshwater polyp
I also featured the work in interviews with the Nature Podcast (starts at 14:48), on the BBC World Service, and Voice of Russia radio.
BBC World Service Interview
Nature Podcast Section
Voice of Russia Interview
Our video about BaSTA - our Bayesian mortality inference package has been rather popular on YouTube.
BaSTA was also featured in the Methods in Ecology and Evolution blog.
Coverage of the PNAS paper.
The Independent, 20 April 2010: Frogspawn study reveals climate change dangers
The Telegraph, 19 April 2010: Frogs threatened by climate change
Coverage of the Science paper.
sueddeutsche.de 20 May 2011: Zuflucht Zoo [German]
Deutsche Welle 21 April 2011: Living Planet - Researchers urge greater role for zoos in conservation [6 min audio]
MSN News 18 March 2011: Captive breeding 'insurance policy'
Science Daily 17 March 2011: Biodiversity Conservation: Zoos Urged to Breed Animals from Threatened Populations
EcoNoticias.com 18 March 2011: Los zoos de todo el mundo albergan el 15% de las especies en peligro de extinción [Spanish]
EarthTimes.org 18 March 2011: Zoos being urged to breed endangered species
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