Arctic EcologySummer Course

Summer Study Tour
Major Discipline(s)
Environmental Science, Sustainability, Biology
Location: Copenhagen
Session 3

In this course, you gain an introduction to and understanding of ecology in the Arctic. The Arctic regions are sensitive to climate variations, and you learn about how these are affecting marine, terrestrial, and freshwater species. We focus specifically on the adaptations organisms require to thrive in these ecosystems.


Charlotte Margaret Moshøj

DIS Summer Faculty

Ph.D. in Arctic ecology from Roskilde University 2014. M.Sc. in wildlife ecology and conservation from University of Copenhagen and SLU Sweden, in 2003, and recipient of Nordplus fellowship to pursue wildlife ecology studies in Sweden 1998-2000. Researcher and Ph.D. student at National Environmental Research Institute, (2004-2014) and Research assistant at Norwegian Institute for Nature Science (1996-1997)  and Greenland Institute of Natural resources (2001-2003) . Extensive field work experience around the world, ranging from the Arctic terrestrial and marine environments, to Scandinavian forest and alpine regions, North American plains, and mountain ranges, to tropical rainforests, working with carnivore ecology and behavior. Taught courses in polar biology, wildlife ecology and conservation and biological statistics.  Main research includes utilizing GPS as well as field tracking and behavioral studies to qualify ecological and behavioral questions, and ecological and time series modelling.  Conservation biologist working with Arctic and Marine Policy &Projects in WWF (2015-2016)  and Scientific Project leader in Birdlife Denmark, (2016-2020) author of the recently published Danish Breeding Bird Atlas. With DIS since 2022

Charlotte Mohøj