Lene Sigsgaard

Lene Sigsgaard

Associate Professor

Curriculum vitae –Lene Sigsgaard

Personal data

University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Life Sciences, Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Thorvaldsensvej 40, DK-1871 Frederiksberg C Denmark, Ph.  +45 35332674/ +45 21151827, les@plen.ku.dk,   

 

aCADEMIC dEGREES

1992 - 1996: Royal Veterinary and Agric. University (KVL), PhD in agricultural entomology.

1982 - 1989: KVL. MSc. in Agricultural Sciences, main subjects in insect-plant interactions.

 

EARLIER positions  (TITLE Employer, year) (STAY ABROAD)

 Assoc. Professor

Univ. Copenhagen, Faculty of Science

Denmark

2006-

Assoc. Professor R&D

KVL, Dept. Ecology

Denmark

2002-2005

Assistant Professor

KVL, Dept. of Ecology

Denmark

2001-2002

Coll. Research Scientist

International Rice Research Institute

Philippines

1998-2001

Researcher

Danish Agricultural Research Institute

Denmark

1996-1998

Assistant Scientist

KVL (at ICRISAT, India 1992, 1993)

Denmark

1992-1995

Assistant Scientist

KVL, Dept. of Agricultural Sciences

Denmark

1989-1992

Consultant

IMP, (Biological control) (3 mo/year 07-11)

Kenya

2007-2011

 

EXPERIENCE OF LEADERSHIP AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT­­­­­­­­­­­­­­__________________

Headed 19 research projects, participated in several others. Headed by LS (details 2013-)Danish lead in EU C-IPM/ GUDP project API-Tree 2017-20; EU CORE Organic +/GUDP EcoOrchard 2015-18 (Coordinator); Danish lead in EU CORE organic/GUDP Softpest Multitrap 2012-14; LS participant (details 2015-):The Danish Council for Independent Research, Technology and Production Sciences, Optimizing performance of biological control agents used in Integrated Pest Management 2015-2019, GUDP, Protecfruit 2013-2017, Strategic Res. Council 2012-2015: Imbicont -Improved biological control for IPM in fruits and berries w Univ. Sao Paulo/Brazil;, EU FP7 2012-2015 Inbiosoil - Innovative biological products for soil pest control, FFU: 2011-17: Productivity and growth in organic value chains

 

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROFILE

Ecological studies of insect-plant and predator-prey interactions and biodiversity in scales from individual to community aiming at developing sustainable production systems to promote natural regulation of insect pests, wild bees for pollination, and apply use of biological control. Integrated Pest Management.

 

Supervision AND Teaching__________________________________________________

Guidance at BSc (8), MSc (19), PhD (13) ad postdoc (3) level. Presently main supervisor of 3 MSc, 3 PhD students and co-supervisor of 2 PhD students. Teaching courses in insect ecology and biological control, conservation and agricultural development.

 

selected Professional services

2016: External scientific expert. Assessment of Research applications for the research programme EkoForsk, Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, SLU.

2016: External expert to evaluate the applicants for the position as senior lecturer in plant protection, Sveriges Lantbrugs Universitet (SLU), Uppsala

Since 2013- Head of section, Organismal biologi, University of Copenhagen

2013 Scientific committee member Associate professor in Agricultural Entomology, UMB, Norway

2012 Panel Member Agric. and Forestry Sciences, FCT, Lisboa, Portugal

2010 expert, EU monitoring review of CGIAR

2010 review of project application (Systerra) INRA

2009- 2017 vice-president IOBC-WPRS (Int. Org. for Biological Control, West Palearctic Reg. Sect)

2016, 2015, 2011, 2007 & 2003: Member of scientific committee assessing PhD theses at SLU

2006-11: Member of the Pesticide Advisory Council of the Danish EPA

2003-10 Board Member. The Danish Society of Plant Diseases and Pests

Peer reviewed 62 papers for 26 ref. journals. Subj. ed. Encycl of the Earth 2008-11.

 

 

Publications

47 Peer-reviewed papers, 2 peer-reviewed book chapters, 35 proceedings, 16 research reports, 41 conference abstracts (listing only abstracts, which are not published as proceedings), 3 consultancy reports, 26 popular/ technical papers, 4 bibliographies.

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