Friðgeir Grímsson, who holds a Ph.D. in palaeontology, will head a multinational group of scientists which will conduct research in Greenland and the Faroe Islands this summer, visir.is reports.
Early this month, Friðgeir received a grant of ISK 52 million (USD 400,000; EUR 300,000) from the Austrian Science Fund. Friðgeir received the grant to conduct research on plant fossils in Greenland and the Faroe Islands which are around 65 to 54 million years old and therefore from the beginning of the Cenozoic era.
Friðrik announced that his team will consist of a group of scientists from Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Sweden, Austria and the United States. The results of the research could demonstrate what kind of changes to vegetation may be expected as a result of climate change in the Nordic countries.
Friðgeir received his Ph.D. from the University of Iceland in 2007 and has worked on various researches since then.