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About the epic journey through the contrasting landscape of the Bolivian high mountain landscape, Altiplano, read the cover story in GEO ExPro, September 2020. Photo: Olivier Galland og Caroline Sassier/UiO. Ill: GK/GEO
Published Oct. 20, 2020 12:44 PM

In a tent in minus 17 degrees in the Bolivian high mountain plateau, Altiplano, a desert that looks like a painting by Salvador Dalí, the world's largest salt flat. These are just some of the experiences Olivier Galland and Caroline Sassier write about in GEO ExPro from their journey by bike along the mighty landscape of the Andes in South America.

Logo: Porous Media Tea Time Talks 
Published Sep. 23, 2020 2:05 PM

In June 2020 a team of six scientist in porous media research started up a webinar and YouTube channel for young researchers in porous media/CCS. The new effort for online presentations, contact and networking within the group of scientists from several countries make it possible to interact efficient without the need of travelling.

The Permian-Triassic boundary is outcropping in the stream bed of Deltadalen, Svalbard. A 100-meter-long core was drilled one kilometer south of the outcrop in 2014, recovering the boundary interval. The Grusryggen mountain in the background. View to the south. (Photo: Julian Janocha.
Published Aug. 17, 2020 5:00 PM

A new study led by Dr. Martin Schobben (Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin), with co-authors from the Dept. for Geosciences (UiO), describes the causal chains between environmental changes and mass extinction at the Permian-Triassic boundary about 252 million years ago. From this study, scientists can get a glimpse of what might happen to biodiversity under the predicted global warming in the near future. New publication in Nature Geoscience.