Position: senior researcher
Branch: Department of Climate Change Impacts on Agroecosystems
Workplace: ÚVGZ AV ČR, v. v. i.Bělidla 4aBrno603 00
Prof. J.E.Olesen has a very broad experience on the interaction between agricultural (and agroecosystem) activities and the environment. This involves both the effect of agriculture on environment and the effect of environmental change on agroecosystems. He also has an extensive and broad network in Europe and elsewhere related to this. Some of the experiences also cover semi-managed ecosystems.
He was involved in initiating Danish research on agrometeorology. He has led several interdisciplinary projects, including projects on integrated wheat production, application of remote sensing and GIS in agriculture, development of a whole-farm simulation model, and several projects on organic farming, reduced tillage and sustainable crop management. He has participated in more than 10 EU projects on the effect of climate change on agriculture and on greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural activities. He is currently project leader of two national research projects and participates in several other national and international projects.
M.Sc. in agriculture from Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL)
1983-1986 Scientist, Danish Institute of Plant and Soil Science, Agrometeorological Service
1986-1991 Head of department, Danish Institute of Plant and Soil Science
1991-1994 Scientist and senior researcher, Danish Institute of Plant and Soil Science
1994-2003 Head of research group on Crop Production, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences
2003- Professor in climate change and agriculture, Aarhus University
2010- Head of research group on Climate and Water, Aarhus University
2011- Adjunct professor at University of Copenhagen
2012- Affiliated teacher and researcher at Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research, Beijing
2015- Adjunct professor at Ganzu Agricultural University, China
Important research visits and fellowships
Several studies and stays abroad (2-10 weeks) at universities in UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ghana and USA.
He has participated in several governmental committees on reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, adaptation to climate change, integrated crop management, and reduced tillage practices. He has contributed in expert panels of the EU and The World Bank, and he has an ongoing collaboration with FAO. He has also contributed as an author to the third IPCC assessment report and as a lead author for the IPCC fourth assessment report, which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He was member of the Commission on Climate Change Policy under the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy, and member of the Commission on Nature and Climate He has also been member of the Danish Ethical Council. He is chairman of the food and bioenergy group of the CONCITO think tan.
Member of Editorial Board for European Journal of Agronomy, assistant editor of Bioenergy Research, associate editor of Regional Environmental Change and referee for more than 20 different journals.
213 papers in international scientific journals and book chapters with peer review
231 papers at conferences
90 contributions in reports
159 contributions in technical letters and popular science papers.
The peer reviewed journal papers have been cited 5453 times (ISI)