The subject of Earth Sciences is the study of the planet we live upon, its air, soil, rocks, seabeds, land formations, the causes of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, earth-surface processes and the origin and behaviour of oceans and atmosphere.
At the Department of Earth Sciences we study the Earth and its history, and the processes that operate in and on the Earth's surface. We also study how humanity uses the Earth's resources and the consequences of these behaviours. Climate change, storms, minerals, earthquakes, tidal waves, desertification, landslides and pollution on the ocean floor are just some examples of fields of study within our department.
The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Gothenburg conducts challenging and successful research concerning everything from how the Arctic is affected by climate change to investigating whether there is water on Mars.
The Department of Earth Sciences has a strong research profile within three overarching fields of study:
[18 Apr 2013] Only a few climate models were able to reproduce the observed changes in extreme precipitation in China over the last 50 years. This is the finding of a doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
[18 Apr 2013] Researchers can use the mineral rutile to learn about rock types and their history. Two articles published in the highly respected journal ¿Geology¿ now present a new application of a method for more easily tracing the mineral rutile. The co-authors of the articles are researchers at the University of Gothenburg.
[28 Nov 2012] Near surface water has shaped the landscape of Mars. Areas of the planet¿s northern and southern hemispheres have alternately thawed and frozen in recent geologic history and comprise striking similarities to the landscape of Svalbard. This suggests that water has played a more extensive role than previously envisioned, and that environments capable of sustaining life could exist, according to new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
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30 May at 12:00 PM [Seminar series]
31 May at 10:00 AM [Dissertation]
22 Jul [External conference]