We are so looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s Goldschmidt Conference in the beautiful city of Paris, from 13-18 August. Scientists and students from all over the world will come together to discuss what is new, hot and important in the interdisciplinary field of geochemistry. We will meet to communicate, collaborate, mentor, learn, and enjoy - a fantastic line up of speakers, exhibitors and events in an inspiring environment. This year’s Science Committee, with the help of an engaged international community of geochemists, is proud to present fresh sessions in your 23 favourite themes including the geochemistry of: Planets, Atmospheres, Resources, Impacts, Seas… and more.
This year, Goldschmidt2017 and Wild Orbit films are hosting a week-long celebration of the very best science communication. Prizes, or Orbits, will be awarded to the best communicators in our science. Goldschmidt Wild Orbit Cinema opens for submissions on 1 March. We looking for the best geochemistry science films made by you, the scientists.
If you are passionate about geochemistry and have taken photos that capture the ‘Wonders of Geochemistry’, enter our photo contest! Everyone is allowed to participate and you can submit up to 3 photos.
Winners will receive a complimentary 5-year EAG membership (worth €100), publication of their photos on the EAG website, newsletter banners and in Elements EAG pages. The photos will also be printed as post cards and available for distribution at Goldschmidt2017.
EAG Distinguished Lecture Tour 2016: video of the lectures 'Biogeochemical cycles and microbial processes in icy habitats' and 'The interplay between weathering and microbes during soil formation' by Distinguished Lecturer Alexandre Anesio are now available.
Volcano science is advancing rapidly, and improvements in monitoring tools, petrologic tools, and modeling of volcanic processes have greatly improved our understanding of volcanic behavior. The February 2017 issue, guest edited by Keith D. Purtirka and Kari M. Cooper, brings together contributions exploring volcanic behavior throughout the crustal system.
EAG members will receive their print copy shortly and have online access to all back issues of Elements (user id = email address, password = EAG membership number). To find your membership number, login to your member area.
John Michael Hayes, born September 6, 1940, passed away at his home in Berkeley, California, on February 3, 2017. John Hayes was a leader in the fields of organic geochemistry and biogeochemistry who opened these fields to stable isotopes with his pioneering work in compound specific isotopes (CSIA). Read more
Comment on “A cometary origin for atmospheric martian methane” by Fries et al., 2016
M.M.J. Crismani, N.M. Schneider, J.M.C. Plane
Repulsion between calcite crystals and grain detachment during water–rock interaction
Y. Levenson, S. Emmanuel
Weathering in carbonate rocks is often thought to be governed by chemical dissolution. However, recent studies have shown that mechanical detachment of tiny grains contributes significantly to the overall surface retreat. [...]
Evidence of sub-arc mantle oxidation by sulphur and carbon
A. Rielli, A.G. Tomkins, O. Nebel, J. Brugger, B. Etschmann, R. Zhong, G.M. Yaxley, D. Paterson
The oxygen fugacity (ƒO2) of the Earth’s mantle at subduction zones exerts a primary control on the genesis of mineral deposits in the overlying magmatic arcs and on speciation of volcanic gases emitted into the atmosphere. [...]
[By Alexandre Anesio] I have been really fortunate to be asked to take part of the 2016 EAG Distinguished Lecture Program. My research interests are broad lying on the interface between chemistry and biology and I have always enjoyed interacting with researchers from these disciplines. Read more
[By Alexandra Seclaman, Dagmar Henner, Jakub Ciazela, Becca Neely, Nang Htay Yin and Daniel Nelson] The 2016 AGU Fall Meeting took place in San Francisco’s Moscone Center from 12th to 16th December 2016. More than 28,000 scientists from around the world came together this year, and more than 20,000 oral and poster presentations were held. Among the attendees were six of EAG’s Early Career Science Ambassadors... Read more
[By Morgan Williams and Joëlle Ducommun] This past September we had the privilege to attend Serpentine Days, a biannual workshop on serpentinite and serpentinization processes that is distinctly multidisciplinary. The workshop covers much of the active research on serpentinites... Read more
Geochemistry making the news
[IcelandMonitor] According to geophysicist Páll Einarsson, four of Iceland's volcanoes are showing increased amounts of activity in preparation for another eruption. Read more
[Science Daily] Decades after a uranium mine is shuttered, the radioactive element can still persist in groundwater at the site, despite cleanup efforts. Read more
[Science Alert] This New Material Can Turn Sunlight, Heat, and Movement Into Electricity - All at Once. Read more
[Universe Today] The reality of Climate Change has become painfully apparent in recent years, thanks to extended droughts in places like California, diminishing water tables around the world, rising tides, and coastal storms of increasing intensity and frequency. Read more
[New Scientist] Ceres is doing some home-brewing in the asteroid belt. Organic material has been found on the dwarf planet located between Mars and Jupiter – and it was produced in-house. Read more
The 14th Biennial SGA Meeting, "Mineral Resources to Discover", will be held in Québec City, Canada, 20-23 August 2017. The Organizing Committee has crafted an outstanding scientific program. We invite you to submit a Conference Paper (extended abstract) for one of the symposia or special sessions by 28 February. Registration to the meeting, field trips, and short courses is also open. EAG members benefit from reduced rate.
ISEB23 'From cells to Earth scale processes: traversing the breadth of temporal and spatial scales in biogeochemistry' will be held in Palm Cove, Tropical North Queensland, Australia, from 24-29 September. Abstract submission deadline: 31 May. EAG members benefit from reduced rate.
PhD & MSc positions:
PhD Position in Marine Methane Biogeochemistry - University of Southern Denmark
Do MINerals Promote the Preservation of ORGanic Carbon in Marine Sediments? - University of Leeds
PhD positions in Legacies of Agricultural Pollutants (LEAP) project - University of Waterloo
7 PhD Studentships - International Research Training Group “Deep Earth Volatile Cycles” - University of Bayreuth
Contaminant removal through the controlled electrochemical dissolution of iron (0) - University of Lausanne
Two PhD Positions in Hydrogeology and Hydrogeochemistry - University of Waterloo and Qatar University
PostDoctoral and Fellowship positions:
Research Assistant Position in Isotope Geochemistry - University of Tuebingen
Postdoctoral Research Scientist - The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Research Fellow in Arctic Ocean Geochemistry - University of Leeds
Postdoctoral fellow in Earth and Planetary Materials Sciences - Okayama University
Research Fellow in Experimental Petrology (The Deep Nitrogen cycle) - University of St. Andrews
Postdoctoral Fellow in Legacies of Agricultural Pollutants (LEAP) Project - University of Waterloo
Postdoctoral Researcher in Isotope Cosmochemistry and Computational Planet Formation - ETH Zurich/University of Zurich
Faculty, Technical and other positions:
Geochemistry Research Technician - University of Southampton
Conferences and short courses
Tourmaline 2017: Early Fee Payment 28 Feb
Workshop: Accretion, Differentiation and Early Evolution of the Terrestrial Planets: abstracts deadline 28 Feb
TRR 170 Summer School “Impact Processes in the Solar System”: application deadline 1 Mar
2017 International Congress on Chemical, Biological and Environmental Sciences (ICCBES 2017): registration deadline 1 Mar
BIOGEOMON, 9th International Symposium on Ecosystem Behavior: abstracts deadline 10 Mar
Conference: Magmatism of the Earth and related strategic metal deposits: registration deadline 15 Mar
79th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2017: registration deadline 15 Mar
EGU General Assembly 2017: registration deadline 16 Mar
IAVCEI 2017: abstracts deadline 17 Mar
11th International Symposium on Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface: registration deadline 31 Mar
22nd European Conference on Organometallic Chemistry: abstract and registration deadline 31 Mar
European Current Research On Fluid and melt Inclusions 2017: abstract and registration deadline 1 Apr
14th International Symposium on Estuarine Biogeochemistry: registration deadline 15 Apr
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