Students and friends of the late Robert Berner have worked to establish an annual lecture at the Goldschmidt Conference to commemorate his intellectual legacy in geochemistry. The lecture is on a ‘Berner’ subject, which includes a wide range of topics associated with elemental cycling at the Earth’s surface (molecular to planetary scale, modern to ancient oceanic and terrestrial systems, evolution of the biosphere, etc). The lecturers are selected jointly by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry. Contributions form an endowment to support the lecturer’s travel to Goldschmidt every year.
Joshua West, University of Southern California
Dr. A. Joshua West is Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Southern California. His area of specialty focuses on the chemical processes operating at the Earth’s surface, and how these processes maintain a habitable planet that supports life.
The first Bob Berner Lecture will take place at Goldschmidt2017 in Paris. It will be a 30-minute keynote lecture presented in the appropriate topical session.
Through this site, donations will be processed in Euros however should you prefer to donate in USD, please use the Geochemical Society R. Berner Donation page.
Send a nomination for future lecturers
The lecturer should be a mid-career scientist: he/she should have received their PhD at least 10 years and no more than 20 years before the Goldschmidt conference at which the lecture is presented (i.e., for Goldschmidt2017, the lecturer should have received his/her PhD between 1997 and 2007).
The lecturer should also has shown exceptional ability to define globally important biogeochemical processes, has developed new understanding(s), and has significantly advanced the corresponding area of research. The lecture will be on a ‘Berner’ subject, which includes a wide range of topics associated with elemental cycling at the Earth’s surface (molecular to planetary scale, modern to ancient oceanic and terrestrial systems, evolution of the biosphere).
A nomination package should consist of:
- Nominee’s CV
- List of publications
- List of recent presentations and link to webpage if available
- A recommendation letter from the nominator
For further information please contact Michael Krom (M.D.Krom@leeds.ac.uk).