1 Sep 2018
23 Aug 2018

Tais gives keynote address, Nov 5 2018 @ GSA Indianapolis

Geological Society of America Annual Meeting 2018: Nov 5, 2018 – Mon AM Tais W. Dahl EVIDENCE FOR THE GREAT MID-PALEOZOIC TRANSITION LINKED TO THE COLONIZATIONS OF LAND T117 session at GSA, Greenhouse to Icehouse Transition: Global Events of the Devonian, Carboniferous, and Early Permian 

7 Aug 2018

Goldschmidt conference in Boston Aug 12–17 · our talks and sessions

Eva and Tais are presenting at this year’s Goldschmidt conference: 07j: 210, Wednesday @ 09:45 – 10:00 Ocean Redox Conditions between the Snowballs – Geochemical Constraints from Arena Formation, East Greenland Eva L. Scheller with Alex J. Dickson AJ, Donald E. Canfield, Christoph Korte, Kasper K. Kristiansen & Tais W. Dahl.   10l: 206, Wednesday @ 16:00 […]

7 Aug 2018

Tais speaks at the “Big Bang to Science conference”, Niels Bohr Institute

Tais will present “the earliest life” at the teachers’ conference “From Big Bang to Science” at the Niels Bohr Instiute  August 6, 2018: HCØ auditorium 3

4 Jun 2018

1.2 Mkr from the Danish Research Agency (DFF) to study the impact of land plants

The DFF-ERC programme has awarded 1.2 Mkr to a project, entitled: PlantImpact – Linking mesocosm experiments to global biogeochemical models. The project will open 1 postdoc position beginning in the fall 2018. We are seeking candidates with at least one strong peer-reviewed publication and experience with theoretical modeling. A background in plant ecology is helpful and […]

28 May 2018

Tenure seminar: Tais W. Dahl

The final step in the evaluation of Tenure Track assistant professors involves a seminar at the institute. In this respect, Tais will give a presentation on June 18th, 13:30–16:00 in the Auditorium of the Geological Museum, Øster Voldgade 5-7, 1350 Copenhagen K. Tenure Seminar Part 1 (13.30–14.15) is aimed at the non-specialists, who are interested […]

28 Feb 2018

Publication: Animals set the direction for Earth’s carbon cycle

In a new paper led by Richard Boyle, we show that the emergence of animal ecosystems – and more specifically the animal burrowing and sediment mixing – acted to dampen the magnitude and duration of instabilities in the Earth’s long term carbon cycle. The paper is published in Geobiology.  Read the Rich’s comment on the […]

28 Aug 2017

Why did it take so long before animals appeared on Earth?

One of the big mysteries in the history of life is why it took so long time for complex organisms to evolve. The Earth is 4.5 billion years old and fossils of the first motile animals are ca. 555 million years old. It took 3,945,000,000 years or almost 4 million millennia before evolution in mostly microbial ecosystems evolved organisms with a capacity to […]

30 May 2017

Lecture: Andy Knoll – Systems Paleobiology

The relationship between Earth and life through time How Systems Paleobiology uses physiology as the conceptual bridge between paleobiological and geochemical data sets and provides us with a template for understanding global climate change and evaluation of the habitability of other planets.  Professor Andrew H. Knoll, Fisher Professor of Natural History,Departments of Organismic and Evolutionary […]

7 Apr 2016

April 27, 2016: Tais speaks at the Symposium “From stones to bread” at the Royal Society of Denmark.

Can Greenlandic rock flour help mitigating climate change in the 21st century by enhancing global silicate weathering.  See program for the “From stones to bread” symposium at the Royal Society of Denmark.