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:
2008-present Associate professor, Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen
2004-2008 Associate research professor (Schou scholarship), Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen
2004 Docent in Quaternary Science, Lund University
2001-2004 Senior research assistant (Post-doc.), Department of Geology, Lund
2000-2001 Assistant professor, Geological Museum, University of Copenhagen
2000 Ph.D. in Quaternary Geology, Geological Institute, University of Copenhagen
Peer reviewed articles: 44Manuscripts submitted for peer review: 4 (status 28.02.2010)Conference abstracts: 106Popular science: 15
KK hold a Ph.D. and docent-ship in Quaternary science with emphasis on glacial environments. This also involves advanced use of remote sensing techniques and digital photogrammetry associated with reconstruction of ice sheets and their interaction with climate and depositional processes-sediments and landforms. He is Danish steering committee representative and co-organizer of the international APEX programme under International Polar Year. KK has extensive field work experience from the last 16 years in Arctic areas (northern Russia, Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland) both as expedition leader and principal investigator. Selected services include:
Main (*) and co-supervisor for the following PhD students: Anders Schomacker*, finished september 2007 (Assessment of dead-ice processes under different climatic conditions: Iceland and Svalbard); Joachim Albrecht*, finished early 2004 (Deglaciation history in Northern Germany); Gert Pettersson, finished autumn 2002, (Late Pleistocene stratigraphy in Northern Poland); Mathias Lindén, finished February 2006 (Genesis of landforms in Norrbotten, Sweden) Ivar-Örn Benediktsson, finished 2010. Kristian K. Kjeldsen*(pending). Principal supervisor for Swedish and Danish MSc. theses in Lund/Copenhagen: Lina Sultan, finshed 2002; Lena Håkansson, finished 2003; Ivar-Örn Benediktsson, finished 2006; Niels J. Korsgaard (pending); Jakob Holm (pending), Mikkel Pedersen (pending); Anders A. Bjørk (pending); Peter Ilsøe (Pending).
Field Work outside scandinavia
Northern Russia: 6 sessions; Svalbard: 2 sessions; Iceland: 12 sessions; Greenland: 4 sessions.