The Early Registration deadline is 16 June. Members of EAG, GS, GSJ, MSGBI, DMG, AFEQ, SFIS, SGI, SIMP, HGS and ISEB are entitled to reduced registration rates (€490 and €295 for students); you will need to provide your membership number. EAG members can find their membership number in the member area.
With a fine dining menu (vegetarian option available) and copious drinks, dancing till the small hours in beautiful surroundings, the Conference Banquet will be a night to remember. As in 2011 it will be held in Prague's Municipal House, one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau structures in Europe. We have booked only the most suitable rooms at the venue (elegant first floor, Smetana Hall and stunning French Restaurant, not the basement bars) which means places are limited.
Tickets are €50 / €35 for students. You can purchase your ticket with your registration, or if you have already registered, add it to your account (see instructions here).
"Extreme 18O-enrichment in majorite constrains a crustal origin of transition zone diamonds" by Ickert, R.B., Stachel, T., Stern, R.A., Harris, J.W. is the latest article published in Geochemical Perspectives Letters, the new EAG journal publishing peer-reviewed high quality articles spanning geochemical sciences, fully open access, carrying NO author charges.
We are excited to announce that this October, EAG Distinguished Lecturer Prof. Miryam Bar-Matthews (Geological Survey of Israel) will be giving lectures on speleothems in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Postojna (Slovenia) and Zadar (Croatia). Through the EAG Distinguished Lecture Program, we aim to introduce and motivate scientists located in under-represented regions to emerging research areas in geochemistry.
Apatite is recognized to be the most common phosphate mineral in the Earth’s crust and lithospheric mantle where it subsequently acts as a major reservoir for P, F, Cl, OH, CO2, and many trace elements including the rare earth elements. This issue introduces apatite as a ubiquitous accessory mineral, which is also related to a supergroup family of over 40 other minerals. Read more
EAG members will receive their print copy shortly and have online access to all issues of Elements (user id = email address, password = EAG membership number). To verify your postal address or your membership number, login to your member area.
[By Reza Gooya] The 7th international conference on porous media and its applications was held by Interpore society on 18-21 May in Padua, Italy. Interpore was founded in 2008 as a non-profit independent scientific organization, with the aim of advancing knowledge for understanding, describing, and modeling natural and industrial porous media. Read more
Geochemistry making the news
[BBC News] Scientists are planning to ship ice to the Antarctic. They're afraid that mountain glaciers around the world are melting as a result of climate change and want to store samples of ice in a new vault in the coldest place on Earth. Read more
[Science Daily] In the beginning, there were simple chemicals. And they produced amino acids that eventually became the proteins necessary to create single cells. And the single cells became plants and animals. Recent research is revealing... Read more
[EarthZine] On a bitterly cold February morning in 1972, a young graduate student at Texas A&M University boarded the research vessel Alaminos in Galveston, Texas, and headed out into the Gulf of Mexico. It was Richard Feely’s first time at sea. Read more
[Science Daily] Methanogens, microorganisms in the domain Archaea, use hydrogen as their energy source and carbon dioxide as their carbon source, to metabolize and produce methane, also known as natural gas. Methanogens live in swamps and marshes... Read more
[BBC News] A volcanic eruption on the Galapagos Islands has raised fears that the ecosystem that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution may be under threat. Read more
[Space.com] Pluto's moons are even stranger and more intriguing than scientists imagined, a new study reveals. The Pluto system consists of four tiny satellites — Nix, Hydra, Kerberos and Styx — orbiting a "binary planet" comprised of Pluto and its largest moon Charon, which, at 750 miles (1,207 kilometers) in diameter, is nearly half as wide as the dwarf planet itself. Read more
- PhD Position 'Characterization and modeling of sediment transport in the alluvial plains by isotopic study coupled nuclides series of U and stable isotopes of B and Li’ - Unistra
- PhD Project in Geomicrobiology/Molecular Ecology ‘Identification of active microaerophilic, nitrate?reducing and phototrophic iron(II)?oxidizing bacteria in freshwater and marine sediments‘ - University of Tübingen
- PhD Position in Isotope Geochemistry ‘Earth’s Volatiles and Heavy Stable Isotopes’ - University of Tübingen
- PhD position in biogeochemistry ‘Linking carbon and iron cycles by investigating transport, fate and mineralogy of iron-bearing colloids from peat-draining rivers – Scotland as model for high-latitude rivers’ - University of Sterling
- PhD Position in Ecohydrology Research Group - University of Waterloo
- PhD Position in Ecohydrology Research Group 'Soil Biogeochemistry Dynamics under Effects of Freezing and Thawing Cycles’ - University of Waterloo
- PhD Fellowship in Mineral-organic interactions and self-assembly in Alkaline silica-rich Environments - CSIC Andalusian Institute of Earth Sciences
- PhD Fellowship in Mineral Pattern Formation In Archean Rocks - CSIC Andalusian Institute of Earth Sciences
- Postdoctoral Scientist Position in Metal Biogeochemistry ‘Biogeochemistry of Fe and trace metals in anoxic systems’ - Washington University in St. Louis
- Postdoc position in Geomicrobiology ‘Iron mineral formation by mixed communities of iron(II)-oxidizing bacteria in modern sedimentary habitats and on early Earth‘ - University of Tübingen
- Lab Specialist in Geochemistry - Petroleum Institute
- Research Scientist – Isotope Geochemistry - Washington State Uni. and University of Idaho
- 22nd biennial International ISEB Symposium on environmental biogeochemistry (EAG members can register at reduced rates): Abstract deadline 15 June
- 11th Applied Isotope Geochemistry Conference (co-sponsored by the European Association of Geochemistry): Early Registration deadline 15 June
- 15th EuCheMS International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment: Early Registration deadline 15 July
- 5th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter (SOM) 2015: Early Registration deadline 20 July
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