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April 2019

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Early registration deadline: 18 June

We are delighted to have received over 4000 abstracts for Goldschmidt2019 and thank everyone who submitted. Take advantage of the early registration rates by registering before 18 June. EAG members benefit from the member rates. Join/renew or find your membership number in member login

15 May
 is the deadline to register for one of the fantastic field trips. Reserve now as places are limited!


Early Career Events at Goldschmidt

A host of events targeted at delegates in the early stages of their career will take place throughout the week, starting with the Oral Presentation Skills for Students’ workshop on Sunday, followed by the daily workshops and lunches, not to mention the ever-popular Pop-up Talks on Wednesday. Spaces are limited, so be sure to register early!

New for 2019: Non-academic careers forum discussions - see the EAG blogosphere for a taster!

Lunchtime Early Career Events
Monday: Best Practices in Academic Publishing; Interactive teaching methods; Non-academic careers - R&D-related careers; Meet the Plenary Lunch - Bethany Ehlmann
Tuesday: Communicating science; Love & Careers in Academia; Non-academic careers - Consultancy-related careers; Meet the Plenary Lunch - Roberta Rudnick.
Wednesday: Non-academic careers - Careers in Scientific Publishing; Pop-Up Talks; Meet the Plenary Lunch - Carrie Masiello
Thursday: Confidence, Public Speaking and Networking; Meet the Plenary Lunch - Alissa Park
Friday: Meet the Plenary Lunch - Chris Hawkesworth

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New in Geochemical Perspectives

Big Picture Geochemistry from Microanalyses – My Four-Decade Odyssey in SIMS, by Nobumichi Shimizu

In this new Geochemical Perspectives, Nobumichi Shimizu recounts his personal story of how the ion microprobe became a powerful tool in geochemistry and how in situ trace element and isotope analysis techniques have been used in various ways in solid earth geochemistry. This is also the story of how micro-scale observations changed, and continue to change, our views on large-scale natural phenomena.


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Geochemical Perspectives is an open access community journal published by the European Association of Geochemistry. Current EAG members will soon receive their print copy. Please go to the member login to make sure your postal address is up to date.

Society News

EAG-GS Outreach news: Second AFIPS Workshop

The Africa Initiative for Planetary and Space Sciences international workshop, "Eastern Africa Global Navigation Satellite Systems and Space Weather Capacity Building", the second of two workshops sponsored by the EAG-GS Outreach Program to Africa, will take place at Pwani University, Kenya, on 13-17 May 2019.

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EAG-sponsored conferences and short courses

Wageningen Soil Conference 2019: Understanding Soil functions
27-30 August 2019, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Early registration deadline: 30 May
Students: Register for the EAG-sponsored Rising Soil Stars Pitch Competition by 30 May!

DINGUE VI: Developments in Noble Gas Understanding and Expertise
15-17 August 2019, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Abstract submission deadline: 15 June
Travel support is available to students, see the website for details.

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Student Sponsorship Program: next deadline is 1 May

The EAG Student Sponsorship Program sponsors 12 students each year, up to 500 Euros per student, to attend geochemistry-related short courses, summer schools, workshops or conferences located in Europe (except for the Goldschmidt conference). The next application deadline is 1 May 2019.

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EAG Blogosphere

Q & A with the Goldschmidt Non-academic Careers Forum Panellists: Lewis Collins, Editor-in-Chief, One Earth

In a new initiative for Goldschmidt2019 (18-23 August 2019 – Barcelona, Spain), a series of lunchtime discussion forums will be held to give students and post-docs the opportunity to find out more about pursuing careers outside of academia. We have interviewed some of the panellists taking part and will be publishing them on the EAG Blogosphere in the coming weeks. In this first interview, Lewis Collins, Editor-in-Chief of the journal One Earth, talks about his job and the path he took into the world of scientific publishing.

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Important Dates and Deadlines

Goldschmidt2019 and EAG deadlines

1 May: EAG Student Sponsorship application deadline
15 May: Goldschmidt2019 field trips booking deadline
1 June: EAG Early Career Science Ambassadors application deadline
18 June: Goldschmidt2019 early registration deadline
18 July: Goldschmidt2019 workshop booking and standard registration deadline
18-23 August: Goldschmidt2019 Conference

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Other geochemistry related event deadlines

22 April: 5th Young Earth Scientists (YES) Congress 2019 “Rocking Earth’s Future” abstract deadline
30 April: 2nd Geobiology Society Conference abstract and registration deadline
30 April: European Conference on Mineralogy and Spectroscopy 2019  early payment deadline
15 May: 15th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (organised by EAG partner society, EAG members benefit from member rates) early registration deadline
30 May: Wageningen Soil Conference 2019: Understanding Soil functions (co-sponsored by the EAG) early registration deadline

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New in Geochemical Perspectives Letters

Exchange catalysis during anaerobic methanotrophy revealed by 12CH2D2 and 13CH3D in methane

The anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) is a crucial component of the methane cycle, but quantifying its role in situ under dynamic environmental conditions remains challenging. We use sediment samples collected…

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Thermodynamic controls on redox-driven kinetic stable isotope fractionation

Stable isotope fractionation arising from redox reactions has the potential to illuminate the oxygenation of Earth’s interior, oceans, and atmosphere. However, reconstruction of past and present redox conditions from stable isotope signatures is complicated by variable fractionations associated...

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A lunar hygrometer based on plagioclase-melt partitioning of water

The Moon was initially covered by a magma ocean. Hydrogen detected in plagioclase of ferroan anorthosites, the only available samples directly crystallised from the lunar magma ocean (LMO), can be used to quantify LMO…

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Onset of new, progressive crustal growth in the central Slave craton at 3.55 Ga

Ancient rock samples are limited, hindering the investigation of the processes operative on the Earth early in its history. Here we present a detailed study of well-exposed crustal remnants in the central Slave craton that formed over...

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Geochemistry Making the News

Metal asteroid might have had volcanoes of molten iron  

[Universe Today] Imagine a time in the Solar System’s past where the asteroids were not solid rock, but blobs of molten iron. It sounds strange, but that may have been...

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Earliest life may have arisen in ponds, not oceans

[ScienceDaily]  Primitive ponds may have provided a suitable environment for brewing up Earth's first life forms, more so than oceans, a new MIT study finds...

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Researchers tap rare pristine air to reveal pollution's impact

[ScienceDaily] Five years ago, researchers spent three hours packed aboard a steamy Gulfstream-1 research aircraft as it zig-zagged between pristine air over the Amazon…

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Scientists uncover potential source of methane on Mars

[The Guardian] A waft of methane detected by Nasa’s Curiosity rover on Mars may have been released from a layer of permafrost containing bubbles of the…

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New light into the recent evolution of the African rift valley

[GeologyPage] Continental rift valleys are huge fractures on the surface of our planet that progressively break continental plates with the eventual…

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Antarctica team to search world's oldest ice for climate change clues

[NewScientist] A 14-person team on a €13 million European project will head to the East Antarctica ice sheet later this year, to begin drilling an ice core several kilometres deep...

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Cool Earth theory sheds more light on diamonds

[GeologyPage] A QUT geologist has published a new theory on the thermal evolution of Earth billions of years ago that explains why diamonds have formed as...

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New way of crafting crystals could speed up flexible electronics

[Science] To make the ultrathin crystalline films used in everything from solar cells to solid state lasers, materials scientists must use complex, expensive machines to lay...

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Job Opportunities

Internships, MSc and PhD positions

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: PhD Position
PhD Fellowships in geochemistry / petrology
Guanghzou Institute of Geochemistry, China
19 Mar or until position is filled
Type: PhD Position
Design of synthetic rare-earth carbonate minerals for chemical filters
Department of Geology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
31 Mar or until position is filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD position in biogeochemistry of Fe-C associations in fjords
Biogeochemistry and Earth System Modelling / Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
19 Apr
Type: PhD Position
Investigation of silicate dissolution processes through the combination of microstructural, chemical and isotopic methods
Laboratoire d'Hydrologie et de Geochimie de Strasbourg - UMR7517 - Universite de Strasbourg & CNRS, France
15 May
Type: PhD Position
PhD Fellowship in Mercury Marine Biogeochemistry at AMGC - VUB in Brussels
The Analytical, Environmental and Geochemistry (AMGC) at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
15 Apr or until position is filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD position in Redox Biogeochemistry at Aquatic Interfaces funded through the Czech Science Foundation
University of South Bohemia and the Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Science (BC-CAS), SoWa-RI, Czech Republic
until the position is filled
Type: PhD Position
PhD Position working on Algal Bloom Predictors
Part of the Lake Futures project at the University of Waterloo, funded through the Global Water Futures (GWF) program, Canada
30 Apr
Type: PhD Position
Effect of the presence of bacteria on the isotopic fractionation of calcium in soils
University of Strasbourg, France
26 Apr
Type: PhD Position
Two PhD Positions at University of Waterloo and Laurentian University, Canada
University of Waterloo and Laurentian University, Canada
30 Jun or until position is filled
Type: PhD Position
Stable antimony isotopes for tracing pollution sources and transfer processes in freshwater systems
HydroSciences Montpellier, University of Montpellier-CNRS-IRD, France
06 May

PostDoctoral positions and Fellowships

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: Research Associate
Application of a Portable Laser Ablation Sampling Device and ICP-MS to the Analysis of Cultural Heritage Objects
Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Yale University, United States
03 Mar
Type: Research Associate
Senior Scientist (fixed term) (Akademischer Rat/ Akademische Ratin auf Zeit) in Experimental Geosciences
Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
01 May
Type: Research Associate
Senior Scientist (tenure track) (Akademischer Rat/ Akademische Ratin) in Experimental Geosciences
Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
01 May
Type: Research Associate
Post-doctoral Fellowship in Mercury Marine Biogeochemistry at AMGC - VUB in Brussels
The Analytical, Environmental and Geochemistry (AMGC) at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
15 Apr or until position is filled
Type: Research Associate
Research Associate / PostDoc (m/f/x) in Transmission / Scanning Electron Microscopy TEM / STEM
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences / Interface Geochemistry Group, Germany
10 May
Type: Research Associate
For Section 3.1 "Inorganic and Isotope Geochemistry" we invite applications for a Laboratory Manager (m/f/x) in field of Geoscience. Job Vacancy No. 2470
The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany
09 May

Faculty, Technical and other positions

PositionEmployerApplication deadline
Type: Other
Assistant or Associate Professor - Mine Systems Biogeochemistry - tenure track position
The University of Arizona, United States
until the position is filled
Type: Other
Assistant/Associate Professor Mining Biogeochemistry - tenure track position
University of Arizona, United States
until the position is filled
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EAG Partners

On The Rocks Geological Video Contest - new 2019 edition!

 A joint initiative of the Italian Geological Society, the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology, and the Italian Paleontological Society, On The Rocks is the first video contest entirely dedicated to tell Geology in 180 seconds. This year there is a new category "Rocks and Food" and the new "Bloopers" prize!
Get in the game with On the Rocks! Follow us on Instagram: @ontherocksvideo

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15th SGA Biennial Meeting: "Life with Ore Deposits on Earth"

The 15th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits will take place on 27-30 August in Glasgow. Early-bird registration deadline: 15 May. EAG Members benefit from reduced member rates.

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ISEB: 24th International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry - Abstract submission open

The 24th ISEB Symposium of the International Society for Environmental Biogeochemistry will be held on 22-27 September in Potsdam. Abstract deadline: 31 May. Early registration deadline: 30 July. EAG Members benefit from reduced member rates.

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81st EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition

The 81st EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition (London, UK;  3-6 June 2019) is the world's most significant multi-disciplinary geoscience and engineering event, gathering geoscientists and engineers from across the field.  Registration deadline: 15 May. EAG Members benefit from reduced member rates.

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