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Article – Variable water input controls evolution of the Lesser Antilles volcanic arc

IDL researcher David Schlaphorst co-authored the paper "Variable water input controls evolution of the Lesser Antilles volcanic arc" published in Nature Journal. Abstract: Oceanic lithosphere carries volatiles, notably water, into the mantle through subduction at convergent plate boundaries. This subducted water exercises control on the production of magma, earthquakes, formation of continental crust and mineral [...]

By |2020-07-07T09:12:57+00:00July 7th, 2020|Geology|0 Comments

IDL won two Marie Sklodowska-Curie scholarships.

The Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) has just won two Marie Skłodowska-Curie scholarships. One was attributed to Dr. Ana Jesus to investigate the flow of sulfur and metals in the hydrothermal alteration processes of the oceanic crust, using the Oman ophiolite as a case study. The work will take place at IDL / Departamento de Geologia, [...]

By |2020-02-28T14:12:13+00:00February 28th, 2020|Geology, Geophysics|0 Comments

Characterization of Quaternary Mass Movement Deposits in the Portimão Bank

A multidisciplinary study including analyzes of seismic stratigraphy, sedimentology, geochemistry, and magnetism, to characterize deposits of quaternary mass movements in the Gulf of Cadiz has just been published in Marine Geology journal. The study was developed by the researchers of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) Pedro Silva, Cristina Roque, and Teresa Drago in collaboration with [...]

By |2020-02-24T12:23:46+00:00February 24th, 2020|Geology, Geophysics|1 Comment

The oldest fossil of a carrot was discovered on the island of Madeira

The study of a set of fossils of plants attributed to a species endemic to the island of Madeira, Melanoselinum decipiens, was recently published in the prestigious scientific journal TAXON of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy. Despite the common name of this plant is celery, it is known, through molecular studies, that it belongs [...]

By |2020-02-24T11:55:27+00:00February 24th, 2020|Geology, Paleontology|0 Comments

IDL at “Descobre ULisboa”

The "Descobre ULisboa" is an interactive exhibition that took place on 28th and 29th January 2020 at the Rectory of the University of Lisbon. This exhibition was organized by the different Schools of the Universidade de Lisboa intended mainly for students of basic and secondary education to help them to choose their professional careers. The [...]

By |2020-01-30T15:40:18+00:00January 30th, 2020|Climate, Energy, Geology, Geophysics, Geospatial, Paleontology|1 Comment

The Geology of Iberia: A Geodynamic Approach

On January 3, 2020, took place at the Departmento de Geologia (Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa) the presentation of the book “The Geology of Iberia: A Geodynamic Approach”, published by Springer. The book, which includes several works developed by researchers of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL), is organized in 5 volumes, which contain [...]

By |2020-01-28T12:06:20+00:00January 28th, 2020|Geology|0 Comments

Prediction of Soil Salinity and Sodicity using Electromagnetic Conductivity Imaging

New work on the use of electromagnetic conductivity images to assess salinity and other properties of soil was recently published in the Geoderma magazine. Mohammad Farzamian, Maria Catarina Paz, Maria Conceição Gonçalves, and Fernando Monteiro Santos, from Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL), participated in this work in collaboration with researchers from the Instituto Nacional de Investigação [...]

By |2020-01-28T12:10:17+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Geology|0 Comments

“The River as Horizon: the Other Stage of the Roman Theather”

The lectures program "O rio como horizonte: o outro palco do teatro romano " started on January 22, 2020, and will take place at the Museu de Lisboa with one lecture per month throughout the year. The open talk was in charge of the researcher of Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) Ana Maria Costa that presented [...]

By |2020-01-23T16:03:54+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Geology|0 Comments

Sediment Sampling Campaign Under the Lisbon Stories Project

On 7th January 2020, a team constituted by several members of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) carried out a sampling of sediments in a work on the 24 de Julho Aveny, in Lisbon. These works were carried out within the Lisbon Stories project, which aims to characterize the evolution of the north margin of the [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:46:28+00:00January 20th, 2020|Geology|0 Comments

IDL at the Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Association

The researcher of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) Pedro Mocho participated in the annual meeting of The Palaeontological Association that took place in Valencia (Spain). The paleontologist presented a communication on the titanosaurian dinosaurs of the Lo Hueco fossil site (Cuenca, Spain), including new data on the evolutionary history of these giants of the Upper [...]

By |2020-01-23T14:43:50+00:00January 20th, 2020|Geology, Paleontology|0 Comments