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Macroalgae, Blue Carbon and Nature-based Solutions
Dorte Krause-Jensen is a professor in marine ecology and biodiversity at the Department of Bioscience and Arctic Research Center, Aarhus University, Denmark. Her research focuses on the ecology, role and nature-based solutions provided by marine vegetated ecosystems, particularly seagrass meadows and kelp forests. Key themes are 1) responses of marine vegetation to global and local pressures, 2) Arctic vegetation and climate change, 3) functional roles and ecosystem services of vegetated coastal ecosystems, emphasizing their capacity as carbon sinks (i.e. blue carbon) and nutrient sinks, 4) protection and restoration of marine vegetation as nature-based solutions to societal and environmental challenges 5) marine vegetation as indicator of ecosystem status and change. Her research portfolio includes basic, strategic and applied research and has wider societal impact due to her role as advisor to Environmental Authorities on environmental monitoring and management.