About the R. Berner Lecture
The lecture was established in 2017 by students and friends of the late Robert Berner to commemorate his intellectual legacy in geochemistry. It is a joint program of the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry, presented as an annual lecture at the Goldschmidt Conference. 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).
Lecturers are mid-career scientists, selected by the Berner Lecture Committee, then approved by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry.
For Further Information
Please contact Michael Krom (M.D.Krom@leeds.ac.uk)
Berner Lecture Selection Committee
|Chair: Michael Krom||University of Haifa, Israel and University of Leeds, UK|
|Robert C. Aller
||Stony Brook University, USA|
||North Carolina State University, USA|
||U.S. Geological Survey, USA|
||University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA|
||University of Southern California, USA|
Support the Lecture
Contributions to the Berner Lecture Fund go directly to supporting the lecturer’s travel to Goldschmidt every year.
Recipient of the 2021 R. Berner Lectureship: Sasha Turchyn
University of Cambridge, UK
Dr Alexandra (Sasha) Turchyn has made important contributions in the area of global geochemical cycles especially related to the modern and ancient sulphur cycles. Her use of novel analytical techniques combined with mathematical models made her the ideal choice for the 2021 Berner lectureship. Read more
Nominations for the R. Berner Lecture
The Robert Berner Lecture takes place at the Goldschmidt Conference. It is a 30-minute keynote lecture presented in the appropriate topical session (as Goldschmidt2021 is fully online, the lecture will be 20 minutes).
The lecturer should be a mid-career scientist: he/she should have received their PhD at least 10 years and no more than 21 years before the Goldschmidt conference at which the lecture is presented (i.e., for Goldschmidt2021, the lecturer should have received his/her PhD between 2000 and 2011).
The lecturer should also have shown exceptional ability to define globally important biogeochemical processes, developed new understanding(s), and 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).
- Nominee’s CV (up to 4 pages)
- List of publications
- List of recent presentations and link to webpage, if available
- A recommendation letter from the nominator (up to 2 pages)
The selection committee encourages nominations of mid-career scientists who have demonstrated excellence in research on a ‘Berner’ subject, and hopes to achieve a diverse pool of nominees.
Next nomination deadline is 31 October 2021
|2020||Andreas Andersson||Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA||How Will Anthropogenic CO2 Affect Shallow Water Calcium Carbonate Sediment Dissolution? (video)|
|2019||Filip Meysman||University of Antwerp, Belgium||Did the Evolution of Microbes and Fauna in the Seabed Impact Atmospheric Oxygen and Climate?’|
|2018||Simon Poulton||University of Leeds, UK||Exploring Earth’s Redox Landscape|
|2017||Joshua West||University of Southern California, USA||Sources of Atmospheric CO2 over Geologic Time|