Martin Holmstrup

Dept. of Terrestrial Ecology

National Environmental Research Institute (DMU)

Vejlsøvej 25, P.O. Box 314

DK-8600 Silkeborg

Phone +45 8920 1400

Fax +45 8920 1414

e-mail [email protected]


Currently employed as senior scientist in ecophysiology and ecotoxicology of terrestrial invertebrates. MSc (1989) and PhD (1995) from University of Aarhus.


Research interests:


Ecophysiology and ecotoxicology of soil invertebrates, physiological and biochemical adaptations to drought and cold stress, interactions between pollution and climatic stresses. Dispersal and survival strategies of Arctic soil invertebrates. Adaptations to global change.


5 most recent publications:


Holmstrup, M., Costanzo, J. P. and Lee, R. E. (1999) Cryoprotective and osmotic responses to cold acclimation and freezing in freeze-tolerant and freeze-intolerant earthworms. J. Comp. Physiol. B 169:207-214


Bayley, M. and Holmstrup, M. (1999) Water vapor absorption in arthropods by accumulation of myoinositol and glucose. Science 285:1909-1911


Løkke, H, Holmstrup, M, Jensen, J (2000) Risk assessment of LAS in the terrestrial environment and perspectives for other anionic detergents. Proceedings of the 5th World Surfactants Congress, May 29 – June 2, 2000, Firenze, Italy, pp 1439-1446


Holmstrup, M. (2000) Field assessment of toxic effects on reproduction in the earthworms Aporrectodea longa and A. rosea. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 19:1781-1787


Petersen, S. and Holmstrup, M (2000) Temperature effects on lipid composition of the earthworms Lumbricus rubellus and Eisenia nordenskioeldi. Soil Biol. Biochem. 32:1787-1791