Filip Meysman Named 2019 Berner Lecturer
The GS and EAG are pleased to announce that Prof. dr. ir Filip Meysman (University of Antwerp, Belgium) will present the 2019 Robert Berner Lecture at the Goldschmidt2019 conference in Barcelona. Prof. dr. ir. Meysman is coordinator of the Microbial Electricity Research Group and his research focuses on biogeochemical cycling in marine ecosystems, marine sediment biogeochemistry, electrogenic marine micro-organisms, coastal hypoxia and ocean acidification, and CO2 sequestration in coastal ecosystems. His lecture, Did the evolution of microbes and fauna in the seabed impact atmospheric oxygen and climate?, will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 14:30.
Submit a Nomination for the 2020 Berner Lecture
The 4th Bob Berner Lecture will take place at the 2020 Goldschmidt Conference in Honolulu. 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 Goldschmidt2020, the lecturer should have received his/her PhD between 1999 and 2010).
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).
- Nominee's CV (up to 4 pages)
- List of publications
- List of recent presentations and link to webpage, if available
- A recommendation letter from the nominator (up to 2 pages)
Nominations deadline: October 31, 2019
|2018||Simon Poulton||Exploring Earth's Redox Landscape|
|2017||Joshua West||Sources of Atmospheric CO2 over Geologic Time|
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