Minik Thorleif Rosing

The emergence and early evolution of life on Earth
- and what it tells us about our future

Minik Thorleif Rosing
11/01 2019
13:15-14:15, O100
Lecture

The emergence and early evolution of life on Earth – and what it tells us about our future

By Professor Minik Thorleif Rosing, Museum of Geology, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen.

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Abstract

There is no part of Earth’s 3800 million years of recorded geological history where life has not been present. Life controls the composition of the atmosphere and the oceans, and it has profoundly influenced the structure and composition of the solid Earth. Understanding the evolution of metabolic strategies is of fundamental importance for understanding geology. Understanding pasts impacts of biological inventions on Earth’s environment allows us to better understand ourselves and our environmental impacts.

Reception afterwards

Please notice: After the lecture there will be a reception with Minik Rosing and all attendants are welcome.