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