News from the EAG
Growth of upper plate lithosphere controls tempo of arc magmatism: Constraints from Al-diffusion kinetics and coupled Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd chronology Chin et al. and Beyond the cellulose: Oxygen isotope composition of plant lipids as a proxy for terrestrial water balance by Silva et al. are now available in Geochemical Perspectives Letters, the new EAG journal publishing short, high quality articles, fully open access, carrying NO author charges.
At EGU General Assembly 2015, Wouter Peters (University of Wageningen and University of Groningen) received the EAG Eminent Speakers Award from Bernard Marty, EAG Vice-President. We also wish to thank all delegates who visited the EAG booth at EGU and particularly welcome our new members.
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 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).
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.