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Tommy Dalgaard

Head of research unit

Agroecology and Environment
Research Centre Foulum
Blichers Allé
Postbox 50
DK-8830 Tjele

Tel: 89991732

[email protected]


Scenarios for agricultural resource use:

  • Production and nutrient cycling in different farming systems
  • Fossil energy use for organic and conventional farming
  • Mapping of areas with land use conflicts
  • Historical analysis of the N-balance in Danish agriculture


  • Scaling up from farm to regional/national scales
  • Methods for simulation and regional generalisation of agricultural resource use

Interdiciplinary projects:

  • Integration of ecology and economy
  • The development of rural districts
  • The development of the agrarian landscape - historical and future analysis

Current projects

  • AGRAR2000:Changes in the production landscape - an agro-ecological approach, a subproject of The agrarian landscape from birth of Christ to the 21st century" (1998-2004)
  • ARLAS: Land Use and landscape development, illustrated with scenarios (1996-2002)
  • Methods for upscaling. The aim is to develop methods to scale up information about nutrient flows in agricultural systems. Especially, the aim is to support the evaluation of the effects of the actions following the Danish Plans for a better aquatic environment.
  • Grøn Viden om energiforbrug. The aim is to synthesise information about energy use in organic and conventional farming in Denmark, and to publish a brochure and popular articles about the results.
  • Dansk svineproduktion – økonomisk betydning og miljømæssige problemer. Contribution to a review of the societal consequences of pig production in Denmark.

Previous projects

  • SMPII: Land Use Scenarios - methods and models for upscaling, a part of research centre Changing Landscapes (1997-2001)
  • FØJO: Societal and environmental consequences of conversion to organic farming (1996-1999)
  • PhD-project: Simulation and generalisation of agricultural resource use (1998-2001)
  • MSc-project: Resource management of fossil energy use in the crop production (1995-1996)
  • Study farms: Nutrient Balances for livestock study farms (1996-2001) Bichel-comission: Scenarios for conversion to agriculture without pesticides, or to 100% organic agriculture in Denmark - Consequences for Environment and Health (1998-1999)