Goldschmidt Abstract Submission Now Open

December 15, 2019

Abstract submission and registration for the 2020 Goldschmidt Conference in Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA are now open. Goldschmidt is the world's premier meeting on geochemistry and related subjects, attracting scientists from more than 60 countries each year. Registration for workshops and fascinating field trips around Hawai'i are open, as well. Please make note of these important dates:

  • January 31, 2020: Grant application deadline
  • February 14, 2020: Abstract submission deadline
  • April 21, 2020: Early registration deadline
  • June 21-26, 2020: Goldschmidt Conference in Honolulu

Meet the Scientist: Georg Zellmer

November 18, 2019

Name: Dr. Georg F. Zellmer
Institution: Massey University
Place Of Residence: New Zealand

What kind of science do you do?
I am an Earth and planetary scientist working at the intersection of geochemistry, igneous petrology, and volcanology, with a focus on the rates and processes of magma generation and transfer, and the role of magmatic volatiles. I try to gain insights through interdisciplinary approaches that may include seismic tomography and other geophysical data.

Vote in the GS Board Election

November 06, 2019

All current GS members are entitled to vote in the annual Board of Directors election. The board governs the society throughout the year and represents the interests of the membership. Please take a moment to review the slate of candidates and vote. The election is open until 27 November 2019.

Meet the Scientist: Suzanne Baldwin

October 24, 2019

Name: Suzanne L. Baldwin  
Institution: Syracuse University
Place Of Residence: Syracuse, New York


What kind of science do you do?
I am a geologist who uses thermochronology and petrology to investigate how planets have evolved. I am especially interested in understanding lithospheric plate boundary processes. I direct the Syracuse University Noble Gas Isotopic Research Laboratory (SUNGIRL) where noble gases are extracted from minerals to reveal their thermal histories.

Elements: Catastrophic Perturbations to Earth's Deep Carbon Cycle

October 14, 2019

This issue explores the origins of carbon on Earth; the long-term carbon cycle; catastrophic and large-scale perturbations to Earth's carbon cycle such as large igneous provinces and bolide impacts; carbon's role in mass extinctions; and icehouse–greenhouse climate transitions in deep time. Deciphering the complex, and often faint, signals of distant carbon catastrophes requires a multidisciplinary effort and the most innovative analytical technology. This thematic collection comes at an important time in which carbon fluxes on Earth are changing rapidly.

Current Geochemical Society members can access this issue now via the Elements website using your email address (UserID) and member number (Password).

Meet the Scientist: April Abbott

September 20, 2019

Name: Dr. April N Abbott
Institution: Macquarie University
Place Of Residence: Australia

What kind of science do you do?
I'm a geochemical oceanographer- I use pore water (the water between the sediment grains) to understand modern element cycling and their implications on paleoclimate studies. Currently, I'm focused on understanding whether the sediments are a source of rare earth elements to the overlying water column.

Find the GS at GSA 2019 in Phoenix

September 19, 2019

The GS is participating in the 2019 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, USA next week. Stop by our booth (number 604) for information about GS programs or to renew your membership. We also invite you to join the MGPV–MSA–GS Joint Reception on Tuesday, September 24 from 5:45 PM -7:30 PM (ticket required).

Category: Society News
Tag: Membership

Meet the Scientist: Funmi Felicia Ajayi

August 12, 2019

Name: Dr. Funmi Felicia Ajayi
Institution: University of Ibadan
Place of Residence: Oyo State, Nigeria


What kind of science do you do?
I am primarily a geoscientist specializing in the field of soil/sediment mineralogy and environmental geochemistry.

Elements: Weathering Across the Earth Sciences

July 29, 2019

Weathering processes play and integral role across a range of geoscience fields. Chemical weathering – the loss of mass by mineral dissolution and export – is key to understanding how Earth's skin functions. Weathering is the starting point for the biogeochemical cycles of most elements. It determines river and groundwater chemistry and provides nutrients to ecosystems. Weathering alters rock structure and susceptibility to erosion; soil and landscape evolution cannot be understood without considering the role of chemical weathering. Weathering of silicate rocks is a long-term sink for atmospheric CO2, and has been crucial in maintaining our planet's habitability over billions of years ... and may constitute a geoengineering strategy. This issue explores the linkages between them.

Current Geochemical Society members can access this issue now via the Elements website using your email address (UserID) and member number (Password).

Meet the Scientist: Nurgül Balci

July 24, 2019

Name: Nurgül BALCI
Title: Professor
Institution: Istanbul Technical University, Department of Geological Engineering, Ayazaga Campus
Place of Residence: Istanbul, Turkey


What kind of science do you do?
I am a geomicrobiologist dealing with microbe-mineral interactions in extreme environments (e.g acidic, hypersaline, hot springs) to understand evolution of life on Earth and other terrestrial planets in our Solar System. Also, I would like to understand geochemical conditions of the early Earth and how life started to flourish. By doing this kind of research I am hoping that one day as humans we will explore the other planets and find a backup place.