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EAG announces Sigurður Gíslason as the next Vice-President

Sigurður Reynir GíslasonThe EAG Council has recently elected Sigurður Reynir Gíslason as Vice-President, starting in January 2017.
Sigurður (Siggi) Gíslason is a Research Professor at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland. He is the chairman of CarbFix (carbfix.com), the initiative to store carbon in basaltic rocks. Siggi’s major scientific contributions are: 1) measurement of the chemical and physical erosion rates of basaltic terrains and their role in the global carbon cycle, 2) quantifying the carbon storage potential of basaltic rocks… Read more

Nominate deserving colleagues for an award

Recognition of scientific excellence at all stages of one’s career is crucial. Should you know of deserving colleagues, nominate them for an EAG Award or GS/EAG Fellowship. Deadline for GS/EAG Fellowship nominations is 31 October. Deadline for EAG Awards is 15 November. We also provide guidance on how to write a nomination and support letter.

  • Urey Award: recognizes scientific excellence over a career
  • Science Innovation Award (named after Heinz Lowenstam for his work in biogeochemistry): recognizes scientists within 30 years from the start of PhD
  • Houtermans Award: recognizes scientists within 12 years from the start of PhD
  • GS-EAG Geochemical Fellowship: recognizes scientists who have made major contributions to the field of geochemistry

Goldschmidt2017 Call for sessions and workshops open

Logo_Gold17_100Goldschmidt2017 will be held in the beautiful city of Paris, 13-18 August, and we certainly hope to see many of you there!
The theme leaders have now identified 23 themes and the whole geochemistry community is invited to submit suggestions for sessions before 1 November. Please note that any suggested sessions must be broad enough to attract at least 25 abstract submissions.
If you are interested in organising a pre-conference workshop or Town Hall meeting, you are also invited to submit a proposal before 1 November. Find out more.

2016 Distinguished Lecture Program

We are very happy to report that the 2016 Distinguished Lecture Program is now finalised. Prof. Alexandre Anesio, 2016 Distinguished Lecturer, will provide lectures on biogeochemistry in institutions in Ukraine, Romania, Slovenia and Poland from 21 to 28 October.
If you are located in one of these institutions (or a nearby one), you are invited to attend as the lectures are open to all.

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EAG Latest Publications


Cadmium isotope variations in Neoproterozoic carbonates – A tracer of biologic production?
S.V. Hohl, S.J.G. Galer, A. Gamper, H. Becker

Cadmium concentrations and stable isotopic compositions in seawater are important tools for studying the biogeochemical cycling of Cd in the modern oceans and as a proxy for micronutrient utilisation by phytoplankton. It is now well established that Cd isotopes become “heavier” as the primary production in the surface ocean increases, even though the mechanism driving the isotopic fractionation is still debated. […]

Tracking the formation of magma oceans in the Solar System using stable magnesium isotopes
M. Schiller, J.A. Dallas, J. Creech, M. Bizzarro, J.A. Baker

The processes associated with magma ocean formation and solidification can control the earliest compositional differentiation and volatile inventory of planetary bodies. Thus, elucidating the scale and extent to which magma oceans existed in the Solar System is critical for a full understanding of planet formation. […]

Immiscible C-H-O fluids formed at subduction zone conditions
Y. Li

Earth’s long-term carbon cycle, which is regulated by subduction and volcanism, is critical for understanding Earth’s structure, dynamics, and climate change. However, the mechanisms for carbon mobility in subduction zones remain largely unresolved. […]


Siderophile Elements in Tracing Planetary Formation and Evolution
Richard J. Walker (University of Maryland)

In this issue, the author examines and provides his own perspective of the history of the application and current state of our understanding of siderophile elements in cosmochemistry and high temperature geochemistry.

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