Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Mentor Database

Kirsten Christoffersen
Dept. of Biology, Freshwater ecology
University of Copenhagen
  • Education and Outreach
  • Terrestrial
  • Other
Freshwater ecology
Lake ecosystem, foodwebs, interactions, climate change,
  • Arctic
  • Alpine
  • Non-Polar
I´m a freshwater ecologist that is keen on biodiversity, interactions, drivers, stressors and anything else that forms the biotic structures in arctic and alpine lakes. My study sites includes most parts of Greenland, Faroe Islands, Svalbard, Andes and Himalaya but also other parts of the World. Field work is essential for the type of research I do as is the necessity to establish long-term monitoring programs. I see teaching, supervising and mentoring as vital part of my job.
  • Mentor Panels
    These panels are held at major international conferences and are coordinated by
    APECS members. Participation involves a 2-3 hour commitment on the day
    of the panel meeting.

  • Career Development Presentations
    Short presentations at conferences/workshops with a question/answer period.

  • Career Development Workshop Sessions
    Helping in the coordination and facilitation of sessions at major conferences

  • One-on-One Mentoring
    Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
    alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
    management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.

  • Participation in live online discussions
    This will be advertised to all APECS members and will be facilitated by an
    APECS Council or Executive Committee Member. Transcripts will be
    posted online for future reference.

  • Reviewing Resumes/CVs and Assisting with Cover Letter Development.

  • In-person meetings/conferences/seminars
  • Online seminars
  • Telephone/Skype conversations
  • Email Exchange
  • IM/Chat
  • Other
  • ASLO/AGU Ocean Sciences
  • Other
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