Curriculum vitae (C.V.)
History and qualifications
Since growing up in a rural area
in Southern Jutland I have spent most of my life being a botanist at University
of Copenhagen, although, since 1986 only in a number of time limited positions.
I have published 65 botanical papers,
participated as invited or enrolled speaker at a number of international botanical
symposia, and been a referee for Australian
Journal of Botany, Annals of Botany, European Journal og Plant Pathology, New
Phytologist, and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency. I have also
participated in botanical field work in Baja California and in Greenland on Disko
Island and in the Thule district.
have a comprehensive knowledge in the botanical disciplines cytology, morphology,
anatomy, embryology and a basic knowledge in physiology, genetics, ecology, and
evolution. As specialist in plant anatomy, I have experience in the application
of histochemical and cytological techniques as well as in different kinds of microscopy
including scanning- and transmission electron microscopy. My main research interests
have been in cuticle ontogeny and ultrastructure, xeromorphy, carniverous plants
and parasitic plants.
Off duty working with photography, video and
gardening including growing orchids are of main interest. I have
published more than 800 photographs, most of which in the Danish popular science
periodical 'Naturens Verden' and the book H S Heide-Jørgensen 2008: Parasitic
degree (Cand. scient.) in botany from the University of Copenhagen. - Specialized
in ecophysiological plant anatomy.
- 72: National service in the Civil Defence - Spokesman for all privates in the
1988: Course in public relations. 1989: Basic course
in video production.
GIS-course (geographical information systems)
and 2004. Courses in desk top publishing for print and WEB.
Sept. 2005: Early retirement. Active writer and lecturer.
assistant at Botanical Institute (now Biological
Inst.), University of Copenhagen. Primarily performed editorial work
for different research groups including the interdisciplinary research group 'Land-use
History and Plant Diversity in Denmark' (= Fortid and Flora).
2005: Lecturing at the Open University (Folkeuniversitetet) of Copenhagen. In
some years also lecturing in Roskilde and Nakskov.
1998: Senior scientist
at Botanical Institute, University of Copenhagen. Teaching botanical ecology to
Danish and German students participating in a field course in Arctic Biology at
Arctic Station, Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland.
1996 - 1997: Senior scientist
at the Dept. of Plant Ecology, Botanical Institute, University of Copenhagen working
on a report
on ecosystem vulnerability to climate change in Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
Fonded by the Danish Environmental
1991 - 99: Senior scientist for a number of limited
periods at the Department of Plant Ecology, Botanical Institute, University of
Copenhagen. 1994-96: Four times in Qaanaaq, Greenland for field studies in lichen
sensitivity to UV-B irradiation.
1990 - 91: Research assistant at
Dept. of Biology, University of Victoria, Canada (15 months). Invited to do research
in parasitic plants in the laboratory of prof. Job. Kuijt.
90: Time limited positions at the following institutions:
Inst. of Physiological Botany, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural High School,
Copenhagen (1 semester).
Scientific lecturer, Botanical Institute, The Royal
Veterinary and Agricultural High School, Copenhagen (1 semester).
assistant, Dept. of Plant Ecology, Botanical Inst. Univ. of Copenhagen. (7 months).
1964 - 86: Different scientific positions at Inst. of Plant Anatomy and
Cytology, University of Copenhagen: 1978 - 86. Associate professor (Lektor). Dismissal
following budget reduction and solely based upon seniority criteria.
of Botany, Annals of Botany, Blumea, European Journal of Plant Phatology, New Phytologist,
African Journal of Ecology, Acta Botanica Mexicana, and the Danish
Environmental Protection Agency.
1990: NATO Science Fellowship at the University of Victoria, Canada.
- 85: Member of the board at Institute of Plant Anatomy & Cytology, Univ.
1972 - 86: Member of a number of committees at the Botanical
Central Institute, e.g. chairman of the Building committee and representative
of the institute in the Faculty Building committee.
1965 - 70: Undergraduate
at Nordic College. 1968: Chairman of the undergraduates.
1965 - 68: Member
of the board of the Association of Students in Botany and organizer of a two weeks
field excursion to Scotland in 1967.
More details in the Danish
version.-------------Revised February 2014.
Photo by Ulla Holst
Born: August 1942