Employees – University of Copenhagen

Thure Pavlo Hauser

Thure Pavlo Hauser

Associate Professor


I am teaching courses in basic ecology, advanced plant ecology, vegetation ecology, genetic resources and others; I am responsible for a specialised course in Plant Ecology.

If you are interested in doing a student project with me, either as BSc, MSc or PhD, you can find suggestions for projects here: Student projects

Primary fields of research

I have a PhD in evolutionary biology, population genetics and ecology. In my research, I have primarily focused on

  • evolution of plants defenses against insect herbivores and pathogens
  • interactions between plants, beneficial plant-associated microbes, and insect herbivores
  • hybridisation between plant species or ecotypes, and its role in evolution. The main focus here has been hybridisation between cultivated plants and their wild relatives, its influence on the possible spread of transgenes from genetically modified crops, and its role in evolution of genetic resources
  • inbreeding depression in plants and its influence on evolution of mating system and conservation of small isolated plant populations


Current research

  • Member of the Steering Committe of the COST Action: Using three-way interactions between plants, microbes and arthropods to enhance crop protection and production 2014-2018. http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/fa/Actions/FA1405. 

  • Head of the Danish Society Oikos
    , the daughter branch of Nordic Society Oikos, which publishes e.g. the journal Oikos. Danish Oikos arranges scientific meetings, workshops, and other network activities for especially young researchers in the field of ecology and evolution

 For more information, see also http://nru.academia.edu/ThurePavloHauser

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