Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate
Centre for Earth Observation Science
Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment Earth and Resources, 440-125 Dysart Rd
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N2
(204) 891-4972
ORCID: 0000-0003-1726-2958



Academic Background

At Aarhus University, Denmark.
Ph.D. (15.07.1995)
M. Sc. in biology (18.12.1991)


Global change Biology
Arctic Aquatic Ecosystems in a Changing Climate

Research Interests

Marine microbiology and biogeochemistry in Arctic sea ice, ocean and sediments. Understanding carbon and nutrient cycling in Arctic marine ecosystems, sea ice processes and glacier-fjord-ocean interactions. Global change.

Current and Recent Graduate Students

Willcox, Esdoom PhD  


Recent and Significant Publications

Rysgaard S, Boone W, Carlson D, Sejr MK, Bendtsen J, Juul-Pedersen T, Lund H, Meire L, Mortensen J (2020) An updated view on water masses on the pan-West Greenland continental shelf and their link to proglacial fjords. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125, e2019JC015564. 

Mortensen J, Rysgaard S, Bendtsen J, Leendert K, Lund H, Meire L (2020) Subglacial discharge and its downstream transformation in west Greenland fjords with an ice mélange. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans. 125, e2020JC016301. 

Rysgaard S, Bendtsen J, Mortensen J, Sejr MK (2018) High geothermal heat flux in close proximity to the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream. Scientific Reports 8:1344.