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Rolf David Vogt

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Phone +47-22855696
Mobile phone +47-90615415
Room V124
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 26 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1033 Blindern 0315 OSLO
Other affiliations Department of Chemistry

Academic Interests

Our environmental research is interdisciplinary, using our knowledge of chemistry, chemical analysis and statistics along with modeling / simulation, in collaboration with other nature scientists and social scientists, to generate knowledge for sustainable management of our natural resources.

What we do is to study the hydro-, bio- and geo-chemical processes that control the leaching and transport of chemicals from soil to fresh water.

More specifically, we are conducting research on eutrophication, mobility and transport of heavy metals from soil to water, the effects of climate change on water quality and the properties and the role of natural dissolved organic matter (humus). Our specialty is on fractionation / speciation. The studies are conducted mainly in China, Central Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa.


Higher education and employment history

Previously my research was focused on the effects of long-range transported air pollution and acid rain in Norway, China and Poland, especially considering levels and fate of heavy metals and leaching and transport of aluminum. Already in the late 1980's we began to study the environmental problems in China and Poland.


  • Leader of SINCIERE
  • UiO representative in the Secretariate of the science board of CIENS


Within the group of Environmental analysis we cooperate closely with our experts in analytical chemistry and thereby link expertise in analytical chemistry with analytical challenges in specific environmental issues. Our interdisciplinary research is conducted in collaboration with all environmental research institutes in CIENS, especially NIVA and NIBR, and research institutes at Ås (UMB-IPM, Forests and Landscape, Bioforsk etc.). We conduct research on water along with a number of colleagues at the Dept. of Geosciences and the Dept. of Biology.

By leading SINCIERE we have a broad cooperation with a wide range of colleagues at the University of Oslo and Norwegian research institutes conducting research on environmental problems in China. In China we have a close cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) and their research institutes, especially the Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES).

Selected links to cooperation
UiOUiO:Dept. of GeosciencesUiO: Dept. of Biosciences,
Kina: SINCIEREKinesiske Vitenskaps Akademi (CAS)RCEES
Polen: Inst. of Botany-CAS
Bulgaria: Trakia Univeristy
Malawi: University of Malawi

Tags: Aluminium, Biogeochemistry, Eutrophication, Water pollution, Soil chemistry, Environmental Analysis, Climate change, Natural organic matter, Acid Rain, Heavy metals, Chemistry, Physical chemistry, Environmental Chemistry
Published Nov 22, 2010 12:25 PM - Last modified Dec 7, 2015 02:14 PM