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Department of Geology

Geology is the study of Earth's history. This multidisciplinary subject includes investigations of geological processes, the formation of natural materials and their subsequent transformations. Geology also encompasses studies of life's origins, the evolution of species and the development of ecosystems through geologic time, which all provide a better understanding of the planet that we live on today.

Human welfare is dependent on natural resources and knowledge of the origins, distribution and limitations of these geo-resources has become of immense importance to society.

Sun’s activity influences natural climate change A new study from Lund University has, for the first time, reconstructed solar activity during the last ice age. The study shows that the regional climate is influenced by the sun and offers opportunities to better predict future climate conditions in certain regions. Read more...

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8/9, 12:15 - Baltica
Geology Science Seminar: "An overview of Alberta geology, palaeontology, geography, wildlife, and our museum"
Dennis Braman (Royal Tyrrell Museum, Alberta, Canada).
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18/9, 14:00 - Pangea Lecturehall
Minisymposium on water quality – What is the status of our drinking water resources and groundwater dependant ecosystems in Sweden and within the EU?
Dr. Rob Ward (BGS), Dr. Lena Maxe (SGU), Prof. Kenneth Persson (TVRL) and Doc. Olof Berglund (MV).

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