We would like to thank all participants of the first EAG Photo Contest. The jury has selected the best 5 photos in each theme and we now invite you to vote for your favourite photos. Again, the winner of each theme will receive a 5-year EAG membership and will see their photo on the banner of this newsletter and on the EAG website.
If you are a geochemistry PhD student and plan on attending a short course or conference located in Europe before 1 March 2015 - apply for EAG sponsorship. 20 students must be funded! Find out more.
Large meetings like EGU and AGU are the places where geochemistry is showcased to the wider Earth and Planetary communities. It is important that the wider community is made aware of how we organize, where we publish and our key conferences. Come and visit us at our booth (no 2722) at the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting and see what we are up to too! (If you are planning to attend AGU remember the deadlines: 6 August for abstracts and 13 August for AGU student travel grant applications).
All EAG members receive print publications and the email address we have on record gives you access to all past issues of Elements online, so please make sure your details are up to date. Just login to your member area to check or modify. For any question, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know that on the Goldschmidt Conference Archive website, you can find information about all past and future Goldschmidt conferences, abstracts, program volumes, plenary recordings and photos? An abstract search and an author index are also available. In passing, the photos of Goldschmidt2014 are now online.
Geochemistry making the news
[ScienceAlert] Created by Félix Pharand-Deschênes, CEO of the non-profit science communication organisation, Globaïa, this graphic shows the 1.4087 billion cubic kilometres of water in the world - including oceans, ice lakes, rivers, clouds, and ground water - in relation to the 5,140 trillion tonnes of air in our atmosphere. Read more
[ScienceDaily] A 25-year-long study published in Geology on 14 July provides the first quantitative measurement of in situ calcium-magnesium silicate mineral dissolution by ants, termites, tree roots, and bare ground. This study reveals that ants are one of the most powerful biological agents of mineral decay yet observed. Read more
[Scientific American] Asteroid and comet impacts could have created refuges for early life on Earth, protecting the first microorganisms from the sun’s harsh rays when the planet still lacked an ozone shield. Read more
[The Guardian] Planet-naming competition could bring Gallifrey and Vulcan into existence - New exoplanet names cannot be living people or divisive, but famous planets in science fiction could be strong candidates Read more
Every day, above our planet, five Earth-observing satellites rush along like trains on the same "track," flying minutes, and sometimes seconds, behind one another. They carry more than 15 scientific instruments in total, looking at many different aspects of our home planet. Called the Afternoon Constellation, or A-Train... Read more
- 4 PhD positions in Hydrogeology, Marine Sciences, Ecology, and Geosciences
- MSc or PhD Position in Ecohydrology ‘Geophysical Signatures of Biogeochemical and Microbial Processes in the Soil Vadose Zones’
- PhD position in Atmospheric Geochemistry ‘Mineral dust particles as the seeds of ice in clouds’
- Post-doctoral fellow in greenhouse gas dynamics in inland waters
- Postdoctoral position in Environmental Biogeochemistry
- Postdoctorate position 2 years ‘Cryo-TEM study of intracellular biomineralization of calcium carbonates by cyanobacteria’
- Lab Specialist in Geochemistry
- Teaching Fellow in Earth Sciences
- Lectureship in Earth Sciences
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