News from the EAG
New study shows Bacteria can use magnetic particles to create a ‘natural battery’. According to work published in journal Science on 27 March, the bacteria can load electrons onto and discharge electrons from microscopic particles of magnetite. This discovery holds out the potential of using this mechanism to help clean up environmental pollution, and other bioengineering applications. The European Association of Geochemistry is highlighting this work as especially interesting. Read more
[By Stefanie Lutz] Here in Svalbard one can find the northernmost everything: climbing wall, post office, piano… and most importantly university – the reason I came up here. Longyearbyen, the ‘capital’ of Svalbard and 79°N, hosts the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) – the northernmost university which offers a wide range of courses in Arctic Geology, Arctic Biology, Arctic Geophysics and Arctic Technology. As a third year PhD student in glacial biogeochemistry… Read more
We are excited to announce that the online submission and tracking tool for Geochemical Perspectives Letters is now live. Our first two articles have now been published and several more are coming soon. Subscribe to e-Alerts here.
We are pleased to announce the Goldschmidt2015 Plenaries. Our guest speakers include Peter Sale (University of Windsor, CA), Janne Blichert-Toft (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, FR), Barbara Sherwood Lollar (University of Toronto, CA), Andrew Revkin (Pace University, USA) and Gast Lecturer Ann Pearson (Harvard University, USA).
We are honoured to present the EAG Eminent Speakers Award to Prof. Wouter Peters, University of Groningen, Netherlands. Wouter’s scientific interest is in deriving greenhouse gas budgets from observations of CO2 and its isotopes, by combining physical and biogeochemical models with measurements in advanced data assimilation techniques.
Wouter will present two talks at the upcoming EGU General Assembly 2015.
EAG will happily welcome you at its booth (no. 54, Entrance Hall) during the EGU General Assembly 2015, 12-17 April in Vienna. In addition, EAG co-sponsors 2 sessions related to geochemistry: Application of stable isotopes in Biogeosciences and Biogeochemical processes in terrestrial ecosystems: New methodological perspectives to trace organic matter cycling and transformation in soils, sediments and the liquid phase.
The EAG is excited to announce the selection of Prof. Miryam Bar-Matthews, Geological Survey of Israel, as EAG Distinguished Lecturer 2015. Miryam’s main field of research is the reconstruction of terrestrial palaeoclimate during the last 500,000 years using high resolution cave Speleothem records.
As in previous lecture tours, institutions in Central and Eastern Europe interested in Miryam’s research can invite her to present one or two lectures. More details.
Rapid response of silicate weathering rates to climate change in the Himalaya by A. Dosseto, N. Vigier, R. Joannes-Boyau, I. Moffat, T. Singh and P. Srivastava, is now available in Geochemical Perspectives Letters, the new EAG journal publishing short, high quality articles, fully open access, carrying NO author charges.