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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Martin Holmstrup, AIAS Fellow

Ecophysiology of soil invertebrates: Evolutionary and plastic responses to environmental challenge

Info about event


Monday 22 February 2016,  at 14:15 - 16:00


The AIAS Auditorium, Buliding 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C


The seminar will address the capacities of soil invertebrates to cope with major environmental stresses such as drought and extreme temperatures, and how climate change may inflict on communities of soil animals. A main goal of this research is to study evolutionary responses of free-ranging populations subjected to rapid climatic changes.

Short CV

Martin Holmstrup is an AIAS Jens Christian Skou fellow and Professor of soil zoology at the Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University. His research interests are focused on the ecophysiology, ecotoxicology and ecology of invertebrates including physiological and biochemical adaptations to drought and cold stress, and interactions between pollution and climatic stresses. 

Martin Holmstrup's project at AIAS.

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary. . Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.