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  • Munich GeoCenter Frontiers in Earth Sciences seminar series.
  • Interview with BBC Earth on "The volcano that drives the Great Wildebeest Migration"

    In November 2021, Dr. Simon Kübler had the chance to talk on BBC Earth about the role of Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano in northern Tanzania, and its carbonatitic volcanic ash in providing nutrients for soils and animals in the Serengeti ecosystem. The study is based on results obtained during a field campaign in 2019, in collaboration with Eileen Eckmeier (University of Kiel), Stephen Rucina (National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi), and Akida Meya (Nelson Mandela Institute of Science and Technology, Arusha, Tanzania).


  • The year 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the Chair of Geology at the LMU Munich. The plan for the anniversary celebration includes activities such as a geological field trip to the Alps and a scientific colloquium . If you see this message now and would like to receive more information, then please e-mail Due to the Corona-crisis, we will postpone these anniversary activities. Stay tuned.

Last Event Hosted by the Geology Institute:

On January 24th 2020, there was a special colloquium in honor of the late Professor Johann Bodechtel, pioneer and founder of  Geological Remote Sensing at the LMU Munich.