12 Aug 2019

New study solves 500 million year old animal breathing paradox

Animals breath oxygen, but fossils of some of the earliest animals are found in what appears to be anoxic parts of the oceans. New research, led by Tais W. Dahl in collaboration with researchers from GEUS and Royal Holloway University London, shows that fluctuations in O2 availability at the seafloor allowed benthic animals to invade […]

7 Aug 2019

Tais speaks at Teacher’s conference “Big Bang to Science”

The Niels Bohr Institute invites teachers to a conference called “Big Bang til Naturfag” (Big Bang to Science) to learn more about the history of the universe, our planet and the evolution life.  On Aug 6, 2019 Tais W. Dahl is giving the talk entitled “Det tidligste liv” (The earliest life). Hereafter, Morten Allentoft from […]

25 Jun 2019

Susanne and Tais visit Potsdam Institut für Klima

Invited by Dr. Philipp Porada, Susanne and Tais will be visiting to expand our model understanding on how early plants affected the composition of the atmosphere and oceans. Thursday at 14:00, Tais will give a lecture entitled: “Evidence for the Great Mid-Paleozoic Transition linked to the colonizations of land” at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact […]

8 May 2019
10 Apr 2019

Teaching at the Climate-KIC PhD course in Copenhagen

Geoengineering is one the key climate mitigation strategies, and even though humanity will need to cut down greenhouse hase emissions, several geoengineering mitigation strategies may develop into billion dollar businesses in the coming decades… Tais W. Dahl will be lecturing at this year’s Climate-KIC PhD course in Copenhagen on Friday July 5th. 

13 Feb 2019

Julius C. Havsteen defends his MSc thesis on Feb 20

Julius C. Havsteen, MSc Thesis DefenseCalibrating the d238U paleoredox proxy, using calcitic brachiopods, across the late Silurian Lau eventSupervisors: Tais W. Dahl, IGNExternal examiner: Niels Schovsbo, GEUS Geological Museum, Auditorium. Wednesday February 20, 2019 at 10–11. Øster Voldgade 5–7, 1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark

6 Jan 2019
1 Jan 2019

Dr. Feifei Zhang starts DFF-funded research project on ocean oxygenation

Dr. Feifei Zhang joins our group to study ocean oxygenation at the globally integrated scale at the time when forests appeared on Earth. Feifei received his PhD in summer 2018 from Arizona State University, where he was trained in Prof. Ariel Anbar’s laboratory. He will be working on metal isotopes in marine carbonates with novel […]

23 Dec 2018

Postdoc Dr. rer. nat. Susanne Arens joins the group funded by the DFF-ERC program

On Jan 2, 2019 Dr. rer. nat Susanne Arens will join the Dahl Lab. With her strong expertise in numerical Earth system modeling, Susanne will quantify the impact of early colonization of land plants on Earth’s atmospheric composition.  Susanne did her doctoral degree at the Max Planck Institute of Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany, with Prof. […]

23 Dec 2018

Research and teaching split from curation and outreach at the Natural History Museum of Denmark

A major reorganization at the NHM of Denmark is take to place from Jan 1, 2019 that will split museum research and teaching from curation and outreach. This will forever change the connection between research and society within the natural sciences. Due to budget pressure, the Faculty of Science has decided to merge the Natural History […]