Anni Djurhuus
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Dr. Anni Djurhuus is an assistant professor at the University of the Faroe Islands where she teaches general biology, microbiology, climate change, fieldcourse, bioinformatics, and statistics.

Anni’s main research interest is in conservation and climate change especially regarding biodiversity changes. Most of Anni's research is regarding the natural environment and ranges from hydrothermal vents, seamounts, deep-sea, tropics, penguins, and much much more. 

Anni’s main research focus currently is on eDNA for biodiversity and impact assessments on the Faroe Shelf, virus fluctuation on the Faroe Shelf, municipality sewage contamination, and the Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (MBON) project.

As a part of the MBON, eDNA, and viral projects, Anni aims to develop tools and methods to analyze eDNA data in meaningful ways to map the fundamental players of the ecosystem, with special focus on viruses and microbes, and, integrate these datasets to help with conservation. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

Aug 2012Aug 2015

Award Date: 31 Aug 2015

Master, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

Aug 2011Aug 2012

Award Date: 31 Aug 2012

Bachelor, Fróðskaparsetur Føroya - The University of the Faroe Islands

Aug 2008Jun 2011

Award Date: 1 Jun 2011


  • QH301 Biology


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