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New Goldschmidt Lecture Honoring Robert Berner


Submit a Nomination for the 2018 Berner Lecture


The 2nd Bob Berner Lecture will take place at the 2018 Goldschmidt Conference in Boston. 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 Goldschmidt2018, the lecturer should have received his/her PhD between 1997 and 2008).

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 2018 lecture should be submitted before January 15, 2018 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).

Past Lectures

YearLecturerTitle
2017 Joshua West Sources of Atmospheric CO2 over Geologic Time
     

 


Support the Lecture

 

Students and friends of the late Bob Berner have established an annual lecture at the Goldschmidt Conference to commemorate his intellectual legacy in geochemistry. The lecture is presented 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). The lecturer is selected jointly by the Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry. Contributions 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.