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Torben Christensen

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Torben R. Christensen
Professor
Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystems Analysis
E-mail: Torben.Christensen@nateko.lu.se

 
 

Publications

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Curriculum vitae

PhD-degree: Faculty of Earth Sciences and Geography, Cambridge University, England (1994)
Postdoctoral work:
• European Commission HCM Programme Post Doctoral Fellowship, at the Department of Ecology, Lund University (1994-1996)
Associate Professor since: 2001
Current position:
• Professor, Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystems Analysis, Lund University (2004-present)

Previous positions:
• Visiting Professor Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences placed at Abisko Scientific Research Station (part-time 25%, 2004-2008)
• Associate Professor (Lecturer, Docent), GeoBiosphere Science Centre, Physical Geography and Ecosystem Analysis, Lund University (2002-2004)
• Associate Professor (Swedish: "Forskarassistent, Docent"), Department of Ecology, Division of Plant Ecology, Lund University (9/1998-12/2001)
• Assistant Professor (Swedish: "Forskarassistent"), Department of Ecology, Division of Plant Ecology, Lund University (11/1996-12/1998)
• Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Ecology, Copenhagen University (4/1996-11/1996)

National and international assignments/commissions:
• Coordinator of European Commission funded consortium Biospheric controls on trace gas fluxes in northern wetlands (CONGAS) (1998-2001)
• Associate Editor of Biogeochemistry
• Associate Editor of the European Geosciences Union journal Biogeosciences
• Member of European Commission Expert Panel on "Carbon Sinks" (2001)
• Chairman of the FATE (Feedbacks from Arctic Terrestrial Ecosystems) Working Group under the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the International Geosphere- Biosphere Programme (IGBP), Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE)
• Contributing author in the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) chapter on terrestrial ecosystems (2005)
• Contributing author on two chapters of the Millenium Assessment (2005)
• Contributing author on the Fourth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, chapter on Polar Regions (2007) • Member of the Editorial Board for the Encyclopedia of the Arctic
• Scientific Advisory Board member for Northern Studies at Oulu University, Finland (2003-present)
• Member of Scientific Board on the Basic Ecological Research and Monitoring Programme at Zackenberg Research Station, NE Greenland
• Co-chairman of the Swedish National Committee for the International Geosphere- Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)
• Co-chairman of the International Conference on Arctic Research Planning II, Working Group 8 on Terrestrial Biosphere and Biodiversity
• Reviewer of manuscripts for Science, Nature, Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of Ecology, Ecology, Oecologia, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Journal of Hydrology, Global Change Biology, Arctic, Atmospheric Environment, Oikos, Tellus, Plant and Soil, Polar Research, Polar Record and a number of book reviews for Polar Record
• Expert reviewer on the third and fourth assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
• Invited evaluator of proposals, the European Commission Environment and Climate Programme (1997, 1999, 2000 & 2001)
• Invited evaluator of proposals, the US National Science Foundation, NSF (1997-2007)
• Invited evaluator of proposals, the UK Natural Sciences Research Council (1999-2006)
• Invited evaluator of proposals, the Norwegian Research Councils (2001, 2002)
• Invited evaluator of proposals, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (2002-2007)
• Invited evaluator of proposals, the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2002)
• Evaluation committee member, the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning, FORMAS (2005-2007)
• Evaluation committee member, the Swedish Research Council, VR (2006-2007)

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