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Plenary: Monday 22nd June 11:45-12:45

Andrea Dutton

A Geochemist’s Perspective on the Pace, Magnitude, and Drivers of Sea-Level Change
Monday 22nd June, 11:45 - 12:45 in Ballroom AB - Plenary Hall

About the speaker, Andrea Dutton:
I am a carbonate geochemist and sedimentologist with interests in research questions pertaining to paleoclimate and paleoceanography. My current focus is on sea level reconstruction over glacial-interglacial timescales with an emphasis on establishing the behavior of sea level and ice sheets during interglacial periods to better inform us about future sea-level rise.


Plenary: Tuesday 23rd June 11:45-12:45

Sigurdur Gislason

How can We Balance the Short-Term Carbon Cycle during the 21st Century?
Tuesday 23rd June, 11:45 - 12:45 in Ballroom AB - Plenary Hall

About the speaker, Sigurdur Gislason:
Sigurdur (Siggi) R. Gislason is a Research Professor in geochemistry at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland. His research group has focused on field and laboratory experiments related to mineral storage of CO2 in basaltic rocks as well as the chemical and physical erosion rates of basaltic terrains and their role in the global carbon cycle. Siggi has also contributed to the understanding of the environmental impact of volcanic eruptions. He is currently the president of the European Association of Geochemistry and one of three directors of CarbFix, an international consortium on carbon capture and mineral storage. He is a Geochemical Fellow and a Fellow of the International Association of Geochemistry and he is a recipient of the Patterson Award of the Geochemical Society.

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Plenary: Wednesday 24th June 11:45-12:45

Marie Edmonds

Volcanic Outgassing and Magmatic Volatiles
Wednesday 24th June, 11:45 - 12:45 in Ballroom AB - Plenary Hall

About the speaker, Marie Edmonds:
Marie Edmonds is a Professor of Volcanology and Petrology in the Earth Sciences Department at the University of Cambridge. Her research focusses on understanding the geochemistry and physics of magmatic volatiles and volcanic outgassing, through studies of erupted rocks and volcanic gases. She is interested in the tectonic cycling of volatiles between the surface and the interior, the role of volatiles in the formation of ore deposits, and in driving eruptions and the dynamics of magmas in the crust. She received her undergraduate and PhD degrees at the University of Cambridge, before spending time with the United States Geological Survey as Mendenhall Fellow based at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory before moving back to Cambridge in 2007.


Plenary: Thursday 25th June 11:45-12:45

Hisayoshi Yurimoto

Age of Asteroid Sample Return
Thursday 25th June, 11:45 - 12:45 in Ballroom AB - Plenary Hall

About the speaker, Hisayoshi Yurimoto:
Hisayoshi Yurimoto is a professor at the Department of Natural History, Hokkaido University (Japan) and is the current Head of the Astromaterials Science Research Group at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). His research develops novel instruments (SIMS and SNMS) to anatomize meteorites and extraterrestrial materials including returned samples by planetary exploration, and applies the isotopic and chemical approaches to understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system and planets. He leads a sample analysis team for chemistry of JAXA asteroid sample return mission Hayabusa 2 and is a member of sample analysis team of NASA asteroid sample return mission OSIRIS-REx. He is a Geochemical Fellow and a Fellow of the Meteoritical Society.


Plenary: Friday 26th June 11:45-12:45

Jochen Brocks

Lost World of Complex Life: Molecular Traces of our Deepest Eukaryotic Ancestors
Friday 26th June, 11:45 - 12:45 in Ballroom AB - Plenary Hall

About the speaker, Jochen Brocks:
Jochen Brocks, from the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University, calls his field of research ‘Paleobiogeochemistry' as he is fascinated by biological processes in deep time from the origin of life to mysterious ecosystems in Earth's earliest oceans, and events that may have spawned the evolution of complex multicellular life. To find clues about ancient ecosystems, he studies molecular fossils of biological lipids (biomarkers) that can be preserved in sedimentary rocks for billions of years. Currently he and his students investigate the question why large, multicellular and active creatures appeared on Earth some 600 million years ago, and whether ancient oceans harbored a lost world of complex life that left no traces … possibly apart from a few obsolete molecules.

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