Professor, Science director
Natural History Museum of DenmarkØster Voldgade 5-71350 København K
Geologisk MuseumPhone: +45 353-22374Phone (Reception desk): +45 353-22222Mobile: +45 30589730E-mail:
November 26th 2004. Docent in Quaternary Science, Lund University. Title: Interpreting glacial landscapes in time and space: progress, problems and perspectives.
June 20th 2000. Ph.D. in Quaternary Geology, Geological Institute, University of Copenhagen. Title: Glacial diamicts in modern and ancient terrestrial environments: an integrated study of processes, sediment and landforms.
May 7th 1996. M.Sc. in Quaternary Geology, Geological Institute, University of Copenhagen. Title: Subglacial and glacioaquatic deposits – a glacial sedimentological analysis of diamict deposits at Klimtholm, Møn.
October 2012-present. Professor Mso, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen.
March 2008-September 2012. Associate professor, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen.
November 2004 – March 2008. Associate research professor, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen.
January 2001– February 2005. Senior research assistant (Post-doc.), Department of Geology, Lund University.
June-December 2000. Assistant professor, Geological Museum, University of Copenhagen.
July-August 1993 and August 1995. Research assistant, Institute of Geography, University of Copenhagen.
Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and monographs: 67
Publications in conference proceedings: >140
Popular science: 15
Sum of times cited: 1741
Guest editorships: 3 (Boreas, Quaternary Science Reviews, Quaternary Developments, Elsevier bookseries)
KK hold a Ph.D. and professorship in Quaternary science with emphasis on reconstruction of past and modern glacial environments. He is also leading a research group within past dynamics and mass chances of the Greenland Ice Sheet as well as palaeoenvironmental reconstructions, which also span topics towards exploring new methods such as ancient genetics. Overall this provides a wide-range scientific network within the Quaternary sciences as documented from his publication activity. KK has extensive fieldwork experience outside mainland Scandinavia during twenty-six field seasons (each 4-8 weeks long) beginning in 1993: Northern Russia: 6 seasons; Svalbard: 2 seasons; Iceland: 12 seasons; Greenland: 7 seasons. In fifteen of these research expeditions, KK had the full leadership and responsibility. KK has managed to retrieve 4.5 million euros for research grants involving larger projects, infrastructure and instruments.
Selected services include:
KK has been and is supervisor for 12(5) PhD. students and 14 (1) Msc students. (x) = pending.
Recent major conference presentations:
Invited scientific contribution to the organization of international conferences:
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