Hans Ulrik Riisgård

Hans Ulrik Riisgård


M.Sc. (1976), Ph.D. (1979), D.Sc. (1982) from University of Copenhagen.

Positions held
1977-1983: Experimental Zoophysiologist, Marine Pollution Laboratory, National Agency of Environmental Protection, Charlottenlund, Denmark.
1983-2008: Associate Professor, Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark.
1997-2000: Guest Professor, Kristineberg Marine Research Station (Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences).
2008-present: Professor, Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark.

My research has mainly contributed to filter feeding, bioenergetics and fluid mechanical analysis of filter-pumps in marine invertebrates. Key words: filter-feeding in marine invertebrates; bioenergetics (food-uptake, assimilation, respiration, energy budgets, growth, costs of growth, growth efficiency); biological filter-pumps; biomixing; fluid mechanics; population grazing impact; particle capture mechanisms; benthic-pelagic coupling; biological structure and nutrient dynamics; grazing impact of benthic filter feeders; implications of density driven currents for interaction between jellyfish and zooplankton.

Aquaculture, Fisheries & Fish Science Developmental Biology Ecology Ecosystem Science Environmental Sciences Marine Biology Zoology

Work details


Marine Biological Research Centre, University of Southern Denmark
June 2016
Department of Biology, University of Southern Denmark