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Robert Berner Lecture

Simon Poulton Named 2018 Berner Lecturer

The GS and EAG are pleased to announce that Prof. Simon Poulton of the University of Leeds (UK) will present the 2018 Robert Berner Lecture at the Goldschmidt Conference in Boston. Prof. Poulton was originally trained as a geologist, and his research focuses on geochemical and biogeochemical processes in modern sediments and waters, with a view to applying this understanding to ancient environments. His lecture, "Exploring Earth's Redox Landscape," will be presented on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Find details here

 

 

About the Robert Berner Lecture

The lecture was established in 2017 by students and friends of the late Robert Berner to commemorate his intellectual legacy in geochemistry. It is a joint program of the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry, presented annually at the Goldschmidt Conference. The lecture is on a 'Berner' subject, which includes a wide range of topics associated with elemental cycling at the Earth's surface (molecular to planetary scale, modern to ancient oceanic and terrestrial systems, evolution of the biosphere, etc).

Lecturers are mid-career scientists, selected by the Berner Lecture Committee, then approved by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry.

 

Past Lectures

YearLecturerTitle
2017 Joshua West Sources of Atmospheric CO2 over Geologic Time
     

 


Support the Lecture

 

Contributions to the Berner Lecture fund go directly to supporting the lecturer's travel to Goldschmidt every year.

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Donations are also accepted by check (from U.S. banks only) sent to: The Geochemical Society, 5241 Broad Branch Rd, NW, Washington, DC 20015. Please include a letter clearly identifying the check as intended for the Berner Lecture Fund and providing your name and mailing address.

The Geochemical Society is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and, as such, donations from U.S. taxpayers will be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. All donations will be acknowledged in writing.

Donations are processed on this site in U.S. Dollars; should you prefer to make a contribution in Euros, please visit the European Association of Geochemistry Berner Lecture page.


Submit a Nomination for the 2019 Berner Lecture


The 3rd Bob Berner Lecture will take place at the 2019 Goldschmidt Conference in Barcelona. It will be a 30-minute keynote lecture presented in the appropriate topical session.

The lecturer should be a mid-career scientist: he/she should have received their PhD at least 10 years and no more than 21 years before the Goldschmidt conference at which the lecture is presented (i.e., for Goldschmidt2019, the lecturer should have received his/her PhD between 1998 and 2009).

The lecturer should also have shown exceptional ability to define globally important biogeochemical processes, developed new understanding(s), and significantly advanced the corresponding area of research. The lecture will be on a 'Berner' subject, which includes a wide range of topics associated with elemental cycling at the Earth's surface (molecular to planetary scale, modern to ancient oceanic and terrestrial systems, evolution of the biosphere).

Nominations for the 2019 lecture should be submitted before January 15, 2019 to the GS office at awards@geochemsoc.org or to the EAG Office at office@eag.eu.com.

A nomination package should consist of:

  • Nominee's CV
  • List of publications
  • List of recent presentations and link to webpage if available
  • A recommendation letter from the nominator

For further information please contact Michael Krom (M.D.Krom@leeds.ac.uk).