CV & Publications

Diana Carlsson, M.Sc.

 

Geologist, entrepreneur, and nature person

PhD student at the Swedish Museum of Natural History and Hamburg University

 

Publications

2017

Fossilized microorganisms in deep rock and deep time; proxies for past ocean chemistry and climate change

Poster, the Swedish Museum of Natural History

 

Är magmatisk berggrund fossilförande? Ivarsson, M., Bengtson, S., Carlsson, D., GF, 94

 

Geological and Geochemical conditions controlling microbial colonization in igneous oceanic crust; implications for life on Mars

Master thesis, Stockholm University and the Swedish Museum of Natural History

 

2016

The Yavapai Province, Crustal Growth and Metamorphic Development, Carlsson. D., in The US Cordillera Excursion 2015, Åslund, H., Davidsson, S., (eds). ISSN 1400-383X

 

Geological and Geochemical conditions controlling microbial colonization of igneous oceanic crust; implications for life on Mars

Poster, Stockholm University and the Swedish Museum of Natural History

 

2015

Qualitative and quantitative petrography of meta-mafic rocks at Ölme, in the Eastern Segment of the Sveconorwegian orogen

BSc thesis, Stockholm University and the Geological Survey of Sweden

 

2014

Petrographic study of high-grade gneisses, Halland area

Research traineeship, Stockholm University and the Geological Survey of Sweden

Research grants and stipends

2017

European Astrobiology Campus. Excursion fee and travel grant: Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Life on Earth

 

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Project: Fossilized microorganisms in deep rock and deep time - proxies for past ocean chemistry and climate change

 

European Astrobiology Campus. Excursion fee and travel grant: Red'17 - Astrobiology Introductory Course

 

Riksmusei Vänner. Project: Fossilized microorganism in deep rock

 

2016

European Astrobiology Campus. Excursion fee and travel grant: Volcanism, Plate Tectonics, Hydrothermal Vents and Life

 

European Astrobiology Campus. Excursion fee and travel grant: Biosignatures and the Search for Life on Mars

 

Iris Jonzén-Sandbloms och Greta Jonzéns stiftelse. Project title: Geological and Geochemical conditions controlling microbial colonization of igneous oceanic crust; implications for life on Mars

Memberships

 

2017

Research member in the Planetary analogs & Exobiology Lava tube Expedition, PELE

 

Member of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research

 

2016

Fellow of The Royal Astronomical Society

 

Member of Stockholm University Astrobiology Centre

 

Employment

 

2017-

Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Palaeobiology

PhD, research area: The deep biosphere and extreme climate changes / impact events

 

2017-

Molekylverkstan Science Centre

Education and public outreach. Accountant.

 

2006-

CT AB

Founder and CEO, financial statement, budget, salaries, taxes, accounts payable, accounts receivable. Researcher, research area: fossilized life in igneous crust.

 

Education

Program

2017-

Doctoral student, Department of Earth Sciences, Institute for Geology, Hamburg University

 

2015-2017

M.Sc. in Geological Sciences 120 ECTS, Stockholm University

 

2012-2015

B.Sc. in Earth Science 180 ECTS, Stockholm University

 

Courses

Web Editor, Polopoly

Astrobiology and astronomy, 40 ECTS

Classical and modern physics, 30 ECTS

Mathematics 7.5 ECTS

 

Conferences and other research events

 

2018

Carlsson, D., Ivarsson, M., Climate change and its connection to the deep biosphere. The National Geosphere Laboratory conference 2018.

 

2017

Poster presentation at the Bolin Days 2017, the Bolin Centre for Climate Research.

 

Geologklubben, Stockholm University, member meeting. Invited talk: Life in the Deep Biosphere

 

European Researchers' Night, supported by the European Commission and Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, Horizon 2020. Invited talk in Stenungsund: What is research, and how do you become a researcher?

 

Project leader for the yearly Summer Academy in Chemistry 8th-11th of August, held by Molekylverkstan Science Center and its owners AGA Gas, Akzo Nobel, Borealis, Inovyn and Perstorp Oxo. The Academy hosts 20 high school students from Scandinavia, with the aim to inform the next generation about future chemistry jobs and research areas.

 

"Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Life" in Estonia, including poster presentation of "Fossilized microorganisms in deep rock and deep time; proxies for past ocean chemistry and climate change", and three days of field work and data analysis; Geophysical measurement methods for impacts.

 

Stockholm University Astrobiology Centre, yearly meeting in Tällberg and the Siljan impact crater. Invited talk: Fossilized microorganisms in deep rock and deep time - A biosignature guide for Mars missions

 

Rencontres Exobiologiques Pour Doctorants, Red’17, Astrobiology Introductory Course in Le Teich, France.

 

2020 Landing Site for Mars Rover Mission

Critical measurements in Martian geobiology with Mars-2020: Finding signs of past rock-hosted life

 

2016

"Volcanism, Plate Tectonics, Hydrothermal Vents and Life" in the Azores, including two days of field work and data analysis; Bacterial communities in volcanic environments (lava tunnels and fumaroles) and DNA sequencing.

 

"Biosignatures and the search for life on Mars" in Iceland, including poster presentation of "Geological and geochemical conditions controlling microbial colonization in igneous ocean crust; implications for life on Mars", and three days of field work and data analysis; In-field detection of ATP as a generic biomarker of microbial life in volcanic environments.

 

Outreach

 

2018

Gothenburg Astronomical Society, invited talk: Mars Missions 2020 and the search for microbial life.

 

2017

Sweden's Day and Night of Astronomy, coordinated by the Swedish Astronomical Society. Talk at Molekylverkstan Science Center in Stenungsund: Milky Way, our galaxy

 

Lokaltidningen STO (2017-09-22) Elever blev riktiga ljushunden, By Erika Olofsson

 

Lokaltidningen STO (2017-09-18) 4 snabba frågor, By Lotta Hohner

 

Lokaltidningen STO (2017-08-23) Finns det liv på Mars? By Ingemar Hammarström.

 

AstroSweden, invited talk: The deep biosphere

 

Berzelius days by the Swedish Chemical Society. Exhibitor for Molekylverkstan Science Center and its owners AGA Gas, Akzo Nobel, Borealis, Inovyn and Perstorp Oxo.

 

Volunteer projects

 

2017

Web developer for Stockholm University Astrobiology Centres website, www.su.se/astrobio

 

2016

Translation of social media posts, for the European Southern Observatory, on Facebook and Twitter from English to Swedish

 

2013-2016

Responsibility for social media communication as well as the student program site, for students reading the distance program or distance courses at the Department of Geological Sciences, Stockholm University

 

2013

Translation of Space Weather Lives website from English to Swedish, www.spaceweatherlive.com

 

2012

Aurora project in collaboration with Pieter Kuiper, Docent in solid state physics at the Linnaeus University.