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Department of Bioscience – Marine Ecology 
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8600 Silkeborg

(C) Jakob Thyrring

Jakob Thyrring, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Aarhus University, Denmark, is an ecological physiologist with extensive field experience in Arctic regions. Through field and laboratory experiments, his research aims to understand the biological impact of climatic changes on Arctic coastal communities, with special interest in the macrophysiology and biogeography of Mytilus mussels. 

He is a member of the Danish council on invasive species, and he has advised stakeholders and politicians at all levels (e.g., the US government) on coastal management in a climate change perspective.

Short CV

  • May 2020 – present: Post-doctoral researcher at Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark 
  • 2019 – present: Research Associate at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom 
  • 2019–2020 : Post-doctoral researcher at University of British Columbia, Canada 
  • 2018–2019 : Post-doctoral researcher at British Antarctic Survey, United Kingdom 
  • 2017–2018 : Post-doctoral researcher at Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Denmark 
  • 2013–2016 : PhD-student at the Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University, Denmark 

Selected seminars

  • Nov 6th 2020: Western Society of Naturalists Conference 2020, Mexico
  • Dec 14th 2020: 5th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, New Zealand

Selected publications

  • Thyrring et al. 2021. Latitudinal patterns in intertidal ecosystem structure in West Greenland suggest resilience to climate change. Ecography.
  • Thyrring et al. 2021. Global gradients in intertidal species richness and functional groups. eLife 10: e64541.
  • Clark et al. 2021. Resilience in Greenland intertidal Mytilus : The hidden stress defense. Science of The Total Environment 767: 144366.
  • Nielsen et al. 2021. Freshening increases the susceptibility to heat stress in intertidal mussels (Mytilus edulis) from the Arctic. Journal of Animal Ecology 90: 1515‑1524.
  • Telesca et al. 2019. Biomineralization plasticity and environmental heterogeneity predict geographical resilience patterns of foundation species to future change. Global Change Biology 25: 4179‑4193.