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Department of Agroecology and Environment

Blichers Allé
Postbox 50
DK-8830 Tjele
tel:+45  8999 1676
fax:+45  8999 1200
[email protected]

Research Centre Foulum

Head of department:  Erik Steen Kristensen


The department works with agroecology and production management addressed to the advisory service and primary producer. Furthermore, analyses on a farm-, regional and national level addressed to the authorities are made.

Work is being carried out within the field of crop physiology, crop rotation, feed supply, climate, transformation- and transport processes in soil, soil quality, mapping of vegetation and soil resources. Also, analyses on a regional and farm level including farm management and decision support are made.

Both process-orientated research aimed at basic problems, system-orientated research and more developmental characterized research are done. Generally, great importance is attached to generalize the validity of the results from the experimental research through a linkage with model development.

The consideration of the impact of environment and landscape can only be solved through an applied effort with optimization of all parts in the production process. At the same time, correlation effects on farm- and regional level are also considered. The synergy between the departments' different fields will be used to develop, test and effect solutions. Beyond the actual research, the department is greatly involved in policy advice and furthermore in direct advising. Therefore, the department does not only work with operationalization of research achievements through the structure of functional models, but also with development of computer-based decision support systems.