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Geochemical Perspectives 10th anniversary special issue: Geobiology

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Goldschmidt2022 Sessions Available until 19 August

The GS and EAG thank all participants for attending Goldschmidt2022, the first hybrid Goldschmidt conference.

Registered delegates have access to the recorded sessions and uploaded presentations until 19 August.

The call for sessions for Goldschmidt2023 is just around the corner. Stay connected via Twitter and follow the conference YouTube channel.

EAGE-EAG Webinar “Mineral carbonation: Is it an option for the worldwide storage of CO2?” – Watch Now!

The first webinar organized by the EAGE-EAG Geochemistry Technical Community, “Mineral carbonation: Is it an option for the worldwide storage of CO2?”, hosted by Alok Chaudhari and featuring guest speaker Eric Oelkers, took place on 22 April. For those who missed it or who would like to watch again, the recording of the webinar is now available. Watch now

New GS-EAG Virtual Mentoring Program

Geochemists, depending on their location, may have limited access to the resources, opportunities, or expertise necessary to fulfill their professional goals.

This program aims to connect these professionals with mentors across the globe who can assist, guide, and provide insights to aid in achieving these goals. For a start, the program will focus on three activities and will be dedicated to geochemists from low-income or lower middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank. Read more and apply as mentee or mentor

On the EAG Blog: The geologists, miners, and geochemists of ancient West African merchant empires


Mansa Musa, the celebrated Sultan of the 14th century West African merchant empire of Mali (Figure 1), ruled for 25 years, from 1312 to 1337 AD. His prosperous and philanthropic reign has puzzled historians to this day, with word out that he is perhaps the richest man who ever lived (Green, 2019). Read more

On the EAG Blog: Fieldwork on the Revillagigedo Islands: the challenge and bliss of a geochemical field campaign in a remote uninhabited Mexican UNESCO National Park

Geochemistry inherently involves significant laboratory work, but a project often starts in the field to collect the target geological samples. The various aspects of geochemical research, and the field work specifically, make it the best job in the world I think. However, organization and planning… Read more 

On the EAG Blog: Academia–Industry Transitions, Q&A with Ye Zhao

Many geochemists have transitioned from academia to industry, or vice-versa, during their careers. The EAG Communications Committee recently interviewed geochemists who made the move, to find out how they made the transition and to ask their advice for others in the community who may be considering a similar change. Here, we hear from Ye Zhao, a Senior Product Specialist and Business Development Manager at Nu Instruments, Ametek Inc. Read more

EAG Co-Sponsored Event: 8th International Clumped Isotope Workshop – Registration deadline 5 August

The 8th International Clumped Isotope Workshop, co-sponsored by the EAG, will take place 19-21 September 2022 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Delegates meet every ~1.5 years at the ICIW to discuss methodological development and inter-laboratory standardization, learn about exciting new applications, and share ideas. The workshops are structured around several sessions of lectures and posters, with a large portion of the time being devoted to formal and informal discussion.
Abstract submission has now closed but registration is open until 5 August and financial assistance will be available to selected students. Read more

EAG Deadlines

1 September: EAG Student Sponsorship application deadline
1 October:
EAG Early Career Ambassador Program application deadline

Goldschmidt2023 Deadlines

14 October: Call for session and workshop proposals deadline (submission opens 1 September)

Recently published in Geochemical Perspectives Letters, Open Access EAG Publication

Equilibrium olivine-melt Mg isotopic fractionation explains high δ26Mg values in arc lavas
X.-N. Liu, R.C. Hin, C.D. Coath, M. van Soest, E. Melekhova, T. Elliott

Redox dynamics of subduction revealed by arsenic in serpentinite
G.S. Pokrovski, C. Sanchez-Valle, S. Guillot, A.Y. Borisova, M. Muñoz, A.-L. Auzende, O. Proux, J. Roux, J.-L. Hazemann, D. Testemale, Y.V. Shvarov

Diversity of chondritic organic matter probed by ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry
B. Laurent, J. Maillard, C. Afonso, G. Danger, P. Giusti, L. Remusat

Latest Geochemical Perspectives : ‘Geobiology’

For the 10th anniversary of our publication Geochemical Perspectives, we are excited to publish a special issue presenting a 1944 update of Geobiologie by Lourens Baas Becking. This update was written in pencil over a seven week period while Baas Becking was incarcerated for attempting to escape Nazi-occupied Netherlands.
Lourens Baas Becking was a pioneering microbial ecologist. He coined the term “Geobiology” and was profoundly interested in organisms occupying extremes of temperature and salinity. He is perhaps best remembered for his proposition that “Everything is everywhere, but the environment selects”.
This volume, with its extensive detailed footnotes, brings us into the mind of one of the most important microbial ecologists of the 20th century. This issue also provides the most complete biography of Baas Becking and his fascinating life… READ MORE

Geochemical Perspectives is an Open Access EAG publication. Print copies of previous issues can be purchased. Find out more

Latest Elements: ‘Heavy Stable Isotopes: From Crystals to Planets’

Stable isotopes are formidable tracers of physicochemical processes at all scales. Steady advances in mass spectrometry have allowed isotopic inquiries to move from the so-called “traditional” systems (i.e., H, C, N, O, and S) to heavier “nontraditional” systems (e.g., Fe, Mo, Ti, Zr, U) whose diverse geochemical characteristics are providing novel and complementary insights. Moving from micron-size systems (single crystals) to planetary-size bodies, the articles in this issue explore the enormous range of temporal and physical scales over which heavy stable isotopes have provided paradigm-shifting insights into the evolution of our planet and solar system. Also highlighted are new frontiers where novel stable isotope systematics appear particularly promising for unraveling long-standing questions. READ MORE

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