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 […]

27 Feb 2018

Postdoc/asst prof. position in experimental isotope geochemistry

A 2- year postdoc/assistant professor position is available in our group from June 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.  The project is part of the research project “Oxygen and the rise of forests” funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research. The focus will be on using uranium isotopes to track the globally […]

18 Dec 2017

Nordic Winter Meeting January 2018 – 4 presentations

Our group will give several presentation at the Nordic Winter Meeting at DTU in Lyngby, Denmark Wednesday Jan 10, 2018 10.00-11.00 Student poster presentations Magnus A. R, Harding “Surface analyses of fossil leaves” Julius C. Havsteen “The Silurian Lau event – testing plant weathering as driver for ocean anoxia and animal extinction”   Thursday Jan 11, […]

18 Dec 2017

Magnus A. R. Harding will join the group as a research assistant

Beginning in January 2018, Magnus A. R. Harding will continue working in the group now as a research assistant. Magnus’ main focus will be to extend ongoing studies of the chemical composition of fossil plant leaves.  

18 Dec 2017

New paper in press: Ocean redox conditions between the Neoproterozoic Snowballs

A new paper on the redox conditions in the oceans after the Sturtian and before the Marinoan ‘Snowball’ glaciations is now press in Precambrian Research. Our results suggest that oceans remained largely anoxic after the Sturtian glaciation and that something else triggered oxygenation of the Ediacaran oceans after the Marinoan glaciation. This ‘something’ could be due to the way animals affect the global […]

18 Dec 2017

Julius C. Havsteen starts his MSc thesis project in January 2018

MSc Geology student Julius C. Havsteen starts his thesis project in January 2018, where he will be exploring changes in the the globally integrated ocean oxygenation state during the Silurian Lau event. The Lau event is the largest carbon isotope excursion in the Phanerozoic, recording a brief period of dramatic changes in the Earth system. Nevertheless, the driving […]

18 Dec 2017

Welcome to PhD student Alvaro Del Rey

On September 1, Alvaro del Rey joined the lab as a PhD fellow in geobiology and experimental isotope geochemistry. Alvaro has a background in igneous petrology and will now be working on uranium isotopes in carbonate rocks during Mid-Paleozoic events.  

30 Nov 2017

Art in Science Award 2017

  Magnus Harding obtained this picture of the element distribution in a ~60 million year old plant fossil (Taxodium or Sequoia) using TOF-SIMS on a specimen from the Natural History Museum of Denmark collections. The graphics was awarded the annual Art in Science Award 2017for “the best scientific explanation”. Here is a photo from the award show.