Thomas Balstrøm

Thomas Balstrøm

Associate Professor

Member of:

Place of work
Department of Geography and Geology
University of Copenhagen
Øster Voldgade 10
DK 1350 København K
Phone: +45 35323535 (direct), 3532 2500 (switch board)
E-mail: tb@geogr.ku.d

Personal data and education
1976 Enrolled at University of Copenhagen, Institute of Geography September 
1985 MSc 
1990 PhD


1986-1989 Research fellow,
1990-1993 Assistant professor
1994 Associate professor since

ESRI Award 2006 for contributions to Geographic Science.

Professional activities
Member of Geoforum Denmark's Educational Board
Member of Geoforum Denmark's Research Scientific Board
1994-2006 Member of censor board for civil engineers
Member of censor board for chartered surveyors (pending)
1996-1999 Chairman ESRI Denmark's User group

Research areas, major:
Soil science, edaphologogy, land evaluations, geographical information systems (GIS), digital elevation models.

Research areas, minor:

Geoinformatics, remote sensing/digital image processing, soils, soil erosion.

Classroom teaching and supervisor abilities:

Spatial statistics at BSc-level. Physical geography, soil science, edaphology, soil erosion, digital image processing and digital elevation modelling at MSc-level. Land evaluations and geographical information systems and at PhD-level.

Field work

Several soil science related field work campaigns in Denmark.
Surveying related to topographical mapping.


Several EU-contracts related to soil science. Among others SPADE (Soil Profile Analytical Database), ENVASSO (Environmental Assessment of Soils for Monitoring).
Collaboration with ESRI, CA. on GIS learning resources.


Supervision of 50+ MSc projects and 9PhD students.


PhD in physical geography

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