Stories in the stone: RSES students venture into the field

If rocks could speak, they would have a lot to say. Check out this photo essay from our 2nd year field trip to Wee Jasper

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2016 Staff vs Student cricket match

The annual RSES staff versus students cricket match has seen the staff retain the trophy for another year

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What happened to Lake George?

Patrick De Deckker talks to ABC's Curious Canberra about why Lake George is now completely dry. Listen to the report here.

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Recognition of RSES student excellence

Congratulations to Shannon McConachie, Tristan Jones and Christian Reggali who have all received awards recognising the excellence of the research they are carrying out with Dr Penny King.

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How ice age carbon hid in the deep Atlantic

Dr Jimin Yu has found that as ocean currents changed over 10,000 years, an extra 50 gigatonnes of carbon was stored at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Digging deep for a better geology education

Thank you to Penny King and all of the contributors to the 2016 AUGEN conference that was hosted by RSES.

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Formation of a basin-scale impact on the Moon at 4.20 Ga

Dr Marc Norman and collaborators reported the formation of a basin-scale impact on the Moon at 4.20 ± 0.07 Ga based on the 147Sm–143Nd isochron age of a noritic anorthosite melt rock from lunar breccia 67955.

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Oldest battlefield discovered in Kenya

Scientists from RSES have dated one of the earliest cases of warfare at Nataruk on the shores of Lake Turkana in Kenya, with implications for our understanding of when and why inter-group violence arose.

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Welcome to the Research School of Earth Sciences

The study of Earth and marine sciences is fundamental to our understanding of the precious balance of life on Earth and how the Solar System in which we live was formed. Our focus is on both Earth processes and environmental science. The Research School of Earth Sciences has many world leading researchers and offers undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as Higher Degree Research opportunities.

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Research stories

What happened to Lake George?

Patrick De Deckker talks to ABC's Curious Canberra about why Lake George is now completely dry. Listen to the report here.

» read more

Digging deep for better geology education

Digging deep for a better geology education

Thank you to Penny King and all of the contributors to the 2016 AUGEN conference that was hosted by RSES.

» read more

Circulation of the Southern Ocean

Big data reveals glorious animation of Antarctic bottom water

A remarkably detailed animation of the movement of the densest and coldest water in the world around Antarctica has been produced using data generated on Australia’s most powerful supercomputer, Raijin.

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Otoliths reveal environmental conditions 20,000 years ago

PhD candidate Kelsie Long describes her work at Lake Mungo, the World heritage site in NSW.

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Richard Arculus - what lies beneath

Source: Conversations, ABC.

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Unraveling the "Toorale Man" murder mystery

Dr Rachel Wood and Dr Stewart Fallon from RSES are part of a team of scholars from several institutions across Australia that are helping to solve the history and mystery of Australia’s “Toorale Man”.

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