Distinguished Lecture Program

The European Association of Geochemistry started its Distinguished Lecture Program in 2011 and it currently focuses on Central and Eastern Europe. This program aims to introduce and motivate scientists and students located in under-represented regions of the world to emerging research areas in geochemistry.

The distinguished lecturer is selected each year based on a combination of outstanding research contributions to geochemistry and the ability to clearly communicate these contributions to a broad audience.

Distinguished Lecture Tour 2016

Distinguished Lecturer
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Prof. Alexandre Anesio, University of Bristol, UK

Alexandre Anesio’s research interests are broad and combine concepts from Geography, Biology and Chemistry to understand carbon cycle in the cryosphere. His research has concentrated in two broad areas. Firstly, he studies microbes in the cryosphere. Against all expectations glaciers harbour a highly active microbial community. Bacteria, viruses and microscopic plants thrive in conditions that might be analogous to other planets and to early Earth. Second, he is also interested in a range of climate (e.g., UV radiation and acid rain) and human impacts (e.g., mining, sewage, pesticides) on freshwaters. Read more

Lectures

Lecture Abstracts

  • Lecture 1: Biogeochemical cycles and microbial processes in icy habitats
  • Recorded at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Jagiellonian University, in Krakow, Poland, as part of the EAG Distinguished Lecture Tour 2016.

  • Lecture 2: Microbiological approaches in biogeochemistry: from genes to experiments
  • Video not available.

  • Lecture 3: The interplay between weathering and microbes during soil formation
  • Recorded at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Jagiellonian University, in Krakow, Poland, as part of the EAG Distinguished Lecture Tour 2016.

Tour information

Date Institution Location Lecture
Friday 21 October M.P. Semenenko Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Ore Formation, National Academy of Science of Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine Lecture 3
Monday 24 October Institute of Biology, Romanian Academy Bucharest, Romania Lectures 1 and 2
Wednesday 26 October Department of Biology, University of Ljubljana Ljubljana, Slovenia Lectures 1 and 2
Friday 28 October Institute of Geological Sciences, Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland Lectures 1 and 3


Invite a future EAG Distinguished Lecturer to your institution

Invitations are now closed for 2016 but if your institution is located in Eastern or Central Europe and if you would like to invite a future lecturer to deliver one or two lecures, please contact Marie-Aude Hulshoff, EAG Business Manager, at mahulshoff@eag.eu.com with the following information:

  • Contact name, email and tel number
  • Name of the institution and address
  • Preferred date(s), if possible in October
  • Availability of video recording equipment (yes/no)

The European Association of Geochemistry will pay for the lecturer’s travel expenses and host institutions are requested to cover local expenses (such as accomodation, meals), however should this be an issue, please do not hesitate to let our office know.


Past Lecture Tours

  • Distinguished Lecture Tour 2015Video of lecture available
  • Distinguished Lecture Tour 2014Video of lecture available
  • Distinguished Lecture Tour 2013Videos of lectures available
  • Distinguished Lecture Tour 2012
  • Distinguished Lecture Tour 2011Videos of lectures available
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