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Mats Olvmo

Senior lecturer

Mats Olvmo
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 1963

Room number: 472
Postal Address: Box 460, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Guldhedsgatan 5A , 41320 Göteborg

Department of Earth Sciences (More Information)
Box 460
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Guldhedsgatan 5a , 413 20 Göteborg

About Mats Olvmo

Research interests


  • Palaeoweathering, including the characterization of saprolite remnants, the distribution of saprolite remnants and their relation to landforms and landform development.
  • Medium-scale bedrock forms and their relation to bedrock structure and lithology.
  • The relation between glacial and non-glacial landforms and estimates of glacial erosion in basement rocks. The research focus on the development of small- and medium scale landforms in a long geological time perspective. A hallmark of the research is detailed field work and mapping of medium scale landforms. The work focus on genetic classification of various bedrock forms, non-glacial as well as glacial. Another important research area is structural morphology in different scales, e. g. medium–scale glacial erosion forms, rock basins and fluvial patterns.
  • Martian geomorphology , especially permafrost related landforms (mainly supervising PhD-student.



  • Soil productivity and livelihoods constraints in Woliso-Mt Wenchi area, Oromia, Ethiopia (within supervised PhD-project).

Latest publications

Unusual and Possible Glacial Deposits in Nereidum Montes, Mars: Insights from Veiki Moraines in Northern Sweden
Andreas Johnsson, Dennis Reiss, Susan Conway, Ernst Hauber, Harald Hiesinger et al.
49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference: 2083, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

The South Swedish Dome: a key structure for identification of peneplains and conclusions on Phanerozoic tectonics of an ancient shield
Karna Lidmar-Bergström, Mats Olvmo, Johan Bonow
Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Veiki-moraine-like landforms in the Nereidum Montes region on Mars: Insights from analogues in northern Sweden.
Andreas Johnsson, Dennis Reiss, Ernst Hauber, Mark D. Johnson, Mats Olvmo et al.
European Planetary Science Congress 2015, Nantes, France, 27 September – 02 October 2015, Poster 2015

The Cultivated Wilderness Project – Hinterland Archaeology in the Belterra Region, Pará, Brasil
Per Stenborg, Denise Pahl Schaan, Christian Isendahl, Mats Söderström, Jan Eriksson et al.
Antes de Orellana. Actas del 3er Encuentro Internacional de Arqueología Amazónica, edited by Stéphen Rostain. Actes & Mémoires de l’Institut Français d’Études Andines , Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

Inherited basement relief and glacial erosion in northern and central Sweden - a review
Lidmar-Bergström Karna, Mats Olvmo
31st Nordic Geological Winter Meeting, Lund, Sweden, January 8-10 2014, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

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Skurorna i Småland.
Mats Olvmo
Geologiskt forum , Journal article 2006
Journal article

Skurorna i Småland
Mats Olvmo
Geologiskt Forum, Magazine article 2006
Magazine article


Development of granite sheet structures in respons to long-term morphotectonic evolution in SW Sweden.
Magnus Johansson, Mats Olvmo
6th International conference on geomorphology, Zaragosza, Spain, Conference paper 2005
Conference paper

Saprolite remnants as indicators of pre-glacial landform genesis in southeast Sweden
Mats Olvmo, K. Lidmar-Bergström, Kerstin Ericson, Johan M. Bonow
Geografiska Annaler Series a-Physical Geography, Journal article 2005
Journal article




Development of joint-controlled basins in Bohus granite, SW Sweden.
Magnus Johansson, P. Migon, Mats Olvmo
Geomorphology, Journal article 2001
Journal article

Inherited landforms and glacial impact on different palaeosurfaces in Southwest Sweden
Magnus Johansson, Mats Olvmo, K. Lidmar-Bergström
Geografiska Annaler, Journal article 2001
Journal article


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