Section for Geology
The research areas in the Geology Section include Earths’ physical structure and history, volcanoes and earthquakes, movement and quality of groundwater, the different ice ages and how landscapes have been shaped through time.
The section consists of the following research groups:
- Basin Studies
Head of Research Group: Lars Clemmensen
Acting Representative of Research Group: Lars Nielsen
- Geochemical, Mineralogical and Petrological Earth Science
Head of Research Group: Robert Frei
- Water Resources
Head of Research Group: Peter Engesgaard
The research groups work within a wide range of the classical geological disciplines; from sedimentology, basin geology, petrology, mineralogy, and geochemistry to palaeontology, and thus cover topics ranging from the Earth’s ancient history to the present as well as the evolution of life.
Research is also conducted in water resources, including the availability, movement and quality of groundwater, as well as geologically applied geophysics which is used in mapping and understanding of the subsurface.