Molecular Ecology and Global Climate Change in the Lorenzen Group

The Lorenzen Group investigates the response of mammal species and communities to past climatic events. The insights further our understanding of the resilience of these species – and of the ecosystems in which they are embedded and interact – to near-future projections of global climate change.







Research in the Lorenzen group straddles the interface of several disciplines in evolutionary ecology: population genomics, ancient DNA, molecular ecology.

We apply cutting-edge laboratory and computational genomic methodologies (often developed by others to study our own species) to investigate the evolutionary ecology of megafauna (large mammal) populations in the wild.

Using genomic methods, we investigate past and present populations of megafauna species, in both marine and terrestrial ecosystems. We integrate our findings with insights from other research fields, including the palaeosciences and climate change research, to understand species and community dynamics across time and space.

The interdisciplinary nature of our research means that our work is highly collaborative, involving colleagues from academic institutions around the world, and public partner institutions also.

















































  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions postdoctoral fellowship to Deon de Jager

  • Villum Foundation Young Investigator Programme (YIP) + extension grant

  • Danish Council for Independent Research, Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grant

  • Danish Council for Independent Research, DFF-Research Project 1

  • Carlsberg Foundation Distinguished Associate Professor Fellowship

  • Dr Margrethe og Prins Henriks Fond

  • Danish Environmental Protection Agency, Ministry of Environment and Food

  • Dutch Research Council (NWO Dutch: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek). Research grant to postdoc Andrea Cabrera


















































Associate Professor Eline Lorenzen

Group Leader

Eline Lorenzen
Associate Professor

Phone: +45 35 32 12 25

Group members

Name Title Phone E-mail
Binia De Cahsan Westbury Postdoc +4535327025 E-mail
Eline Lorenzen Professor +4526701024 E-mail
Lennart Schreiber PhD Fellow +4535331029 E-mail
Marie Georgette Yolande J Louis Guest Researcher +4535332019 E-mail
Michael Vincent Westbury Assistant Professor +4535326859 E-mail
Mikkel Skovrind Researcher +4535335945 E-mail
Name Title Phone Email
Stuart Brown Postdoc E-mail
Nick Freymueller PhD student