Author Archives: Marc Oliva

About Marc Oliva

Since 2010 Marc Oliva is working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centro de Estudos Geográficos of the University of Lisbon, where he develops his research and teaching activities. He graduated in Geography in 2004 and finished his PhD in 2009 both at the University of Barcelona. He received the “Doctor Europaeus” Mention and was recognized with the prestigious Outstanding PhD Award of this university. His dissertation focused on the reconstruction of the Mid Holocene palaeoecological evolution in Sierra Nevada, a high semiarid mountain environment in southern Iberia. In 2006 he also obtained two MSc degrees (Geography and Applied Climatology). His on-going research interests include the study of present and past geomorphological processes in cold-climate environments. Through the study of the sedimentary record, the past environmental and climate conditions can be inferred. At present he is coordinating a research project in Antarctica (HOLOANTAR, and conducting research activities in the High Arctic and in mid-latitude mountain environments.

Monday paper: Permafrost degradation in Antarctica

In contrary to what happens in the Arctic where permaforst thawing and associated geomorphic and socio-economic implications are being broadly examined, in Antarctica the network of permafrost monitoring sites is limited and no clear trends in permafrost conditions have been … Continue reading

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4th European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP)

The big European conference on frozen soils is approaching fast. The EUCOP conference will take place in Évora (Portugal) from 18 to 21st June 2014. At the conference website ( you can find all the information about sessions and key-note … Continue reading

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Iberian Permafrost Conference in the Pyrenees

25-27th June 2013, Vall de Núria (Eastern Pyrenees) Under the organization of the Research Group “Landscape research and Mediterranean mountain palaeoenvironments” from the University of Barcelona, the Iberian Permafrost Conference will be held in Vall de Núria, in the heart … Continue reading

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Announcement: Permafrost Conference in southern Europe!

18-21 June 2014, Évora (Portugal) The Portuguese Committee of the International Permafrost Association warmly invites you to bring permafrost science to Southern Portugal and enjoy scientific discussions in a great setting of culture and tradition in the city of Évora. … Continue reading

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Lecture on permafrost research: “Geophysical monitoring of permafrost evolution in the Swiss Alps”

  Dr Christin Hilbich (Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg)  Place: Lisbon, 22nd February 2012, 11 h Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, room C8-2-11 Abstract: In high mountain regions, climate change does not only affect the glaciers or the … Continue reading

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PhD Thesis Defense

PhD candidate: Jesús Ruiz Fernández Department of Geography, University of Oviedo Oviedo (Spain), 4-1-2013  “Glacial, periglacial and fluvio-torrential landforms of the Western Massif of Picos de Europa (Cantabrian Range)” Located in the north of the Iberian Peninsula, the Cantabrian Range constitutes one the most … Continue reading

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