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Annual Report 2002 COOPERATION WITH GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY

ARMSTRONG, Dr. R. has participated in a number of collaborative projects with a number of scientists from the Geological Surveys of Britain, Brazil, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, South Korea and Swaziland. A number of geochronological projects for Australian and international exploration companies and consultants were completed during the year.

BERRY, Dr. A. J. collaborated with FORAN, Dr. G. J., ANSTO, on X-ray absorption spectroscopy of metal ions in crystals and glasses.

BRAUN, Dr. J. was an invited speaker at a workshop on "Defining a New Seismic Risk Map of Australia" organized by Geoscience Australia in Adelaide (November 2002).

CALVO, Dr. E. and PELEJERO, Dr. C. are involved in co-operative research with LOGAN, Dr. G.A., Geoscience Australia, on molecular biomarker analysis from marine sediments and the setting up of carbon and nitrogen isotopes analysis.

CAMPBELL, Dr. I.H. and STOLTZE, Ms. A. collaborated with Placer Granny Smith Pty Ltd to study ore-fluid pathways around the mesothermal gold deposits in the Laverton region, WA using alkali elements and stable isotopes. The project is supported by a SPIRT grant from ARC.

FABEL, Dr. D. established a cooperative agreement (AMS-02-14) with the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to measure in situ produced Be-10 and Al-26 in quartz samples.

FANNING, Mr. C.M. continued collaborations with the Geological Surveys of South Australia and Queensland. He collaborated with TEALE, Mr. G., Teale and Associates and a number of mineral and petroleum exploration companies.

FITZ GERALD, Dr. J.D. collaborated with DEVRIES, M of CSIRO Division of Minerals in a project to characterise reaction microstructures in reduced ilmenite polycrystals.

GLIKSON, Dr. A. collaborated with GORTER, Dr. J., AGIP Australia, on lamproites of the Bonaparte Basin, Timor Sea.

GLIKSON, Dr. A. collaborated with HICKMAN, Dr. A., WILLIAMS, Dr. I. and VAN KRANENDONK, Dr. M., GSWA, on the Archaean asteroid impact fallout units, Pilbara craton, Western Australia. He also collaborated with PIRAJNO, Dr. F. GSWA, on the origin of the Shoemaker Impact Structure, Nabberu Basin, Western Australia and with IASKY, Dr. R. GSWA, on new Western Australian impact structures.

GREEN, Emeritus Prof. D.H. was appointed as a Director of Ringwood Superabrasives Pty Ltd representing the ANU’s interests in the company formed to commercialise patented ultra-hard ceramics based on diamond and cubic boron nitride composites.

GRIFFITHS, Prof. R.W. continued collaboration with Australian Scientific Instruments on marketing of the Geophysical Flows Rotating Table. ASI delivered the latest unit to the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, in September.

HARRISON, Prof. T.M. is a Member of the National Committee for Earth Science. The committee is currently developing a strategic plan for Earth sciences in Australia (due June 2003). Professor Harrison is also a Member of the Board of the Australian National Seismic Imaging Resource (ANSIR), a Major National Research Facility operated as a joint venture of GA and RSES. Professor Harrison developed a joint appointment structure for fixed term academic positions with CSIRO Exploration and Mining. Professor Harrison also gave a Seminar for Geoscience Australia, 19 June, entitled “A Mission to Really Early Earth: When did the Earth Become Suitable for Habitation?”

HEATH, Mr. C. continued his study of the “Origin and composition of Ore-forming fluids in the giant Golden Mile gold deposit, Kalgoorlie in collaboration with Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines. The project is being supported through an ARC SPIRT grant to Campbell, Dr. I.

HENDY, Ms. E., GAGAN, Dr. M. and MCCULLOCH, Prof. M. continued collaborative work with LOUGH, Dr. J., ISDALE, Dr. P. and BARNES, Dr. D. of the Australian Institute of Marine Science. Ms Hendy's PhD research is a core project of the AUSCORE (AUStralian COral REcords) initiative and is designed to document decadal-to-centennial climate variability in the Great Barrier Reef region over the last 400 years. New AUSCORE collaborative work is underway with Honours student, LILLY, Ms. K.

KENNETT, Prof. B.L.N. has continued to provide support to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) Organisation in Vienna through the operation of the Warramunga Seismic and Infrasound Research Station near Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. The seismic and infrasound arrays have been very effectively managed by John Grant with assistance from Peter Biggs. Very high reliability has been achieved with data transmitted continuously to the International Data Centre in Vienna via satellite link.

KENNETT, Prof. B.L.N. took on the position of Director of the Australian National Seismic Imaging Resource (ANSIR) from July 1, having previously been Deputy Director. ANSIR is a Major National Research Facility operated as a joint venture by the Australian National University and Geoscience Australia.

KENNETT, Prof. B.L.N. is Chair of the Academy Committees for Postdoctoral Opportunities in Japan and exchange arrangements with N.E. Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan). Australian Academy of Science

KENNETT, Prof. B.L.N is chair of the Committee for the Frederick White Conference Series. Australian Academy of Science

LAMBECK, Prof. K. is Chair of the Antarctic Science Advisory Committee and a member of an AUSAID Technical advisory Group.

LAMBECK, Prof. K. is currently Foreign Secretary of the Australian Academy of Science and a member of its Council. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Inter-Academy Panel.

MCCULLOCH, Prof. M.T. is undertaking a collaborative study with DE CAVITAT, Dr.P. from Geoscience Australia on the use of isotopic signatures to decipher basement signatures through sedimentary basin cover. Collaborative research on the Great Barrier Reef is continuing with BARNES, Dr. D. and LOUGH, Dr. J. from the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences.

MCGREGOR, Ms. H. and GAGAN, Dr. M. continued collaborative research with BRUNSKILL, Dr. G., LOUGH, Dr. G. J. and BARNES, Dr. D. of the Australian Institute of Marine Science. Ms McGregor's PhD research is part of Project TROPICS (Tropical River-Ocean Processes in Coastal Settings) and aims to use corals to reconstruct the mid-Holocene climate of the Western Pacific Warm Pool north of Papua New Guinea.

MCQUEEN, Dr. H. collaborated with staff of the CSIRO Division of Exploration and Mining and with the National Mapping Division of Geoscience Australia on absolute gravity measurements and instrument calibrations at the Mt Stromlo Gravity Station in support of the Superconducting Gravimeter installation.

MÜLLER, Ms. A. co-operates with the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).

MÜLLER, Dr. W. cooperated with WESTAWAY, Mr. M. National Museum of Australia, on provenancing Aboriginal human skeletal remains from Victoria using stable and radiogenic isotope analysis.

NORMAN, Dr. M. is collaborating with several gold exploration companies as well as being involved in projects with CSIRO and Geoscience Australia.

NUTMAN, Dr. A. P. is working with GIBSON, Dr. G. of Australian Geological Survey Organization (AGSO) on the tectonothermal evolution of the Broken Hill area.

PILLANS, Dr. B. undertook site investigation and hazard assessment at the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor site, Sydney, for the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). He also completed a geological investigation and report on a Pleistocene paleontological site near Canberra, for Environment ACT. Dr B. Pillans completed his 12 month term as Assistant Director of the CRC for Landscape Environments & Mineral Exploration, and continued collaborative research on paleomagnetic dating of regolith with CRC personnel from CSIRO, Geoscience Australia, University of Canberra, and a number of mining companies including St Barbara Mines, Newmount, Perilya and Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines.

ROHRLACH, Mr. B. and CAMPBELL, Dr. I. H., LOUCKS, Dr. R. R., PALIN, Dr. J. M. and MCDOUGALL, Prof. I. have completed their collaboration with WMC Resources Ltd on the study of the Tampakan Cu-Au deposit in southern Mindanao, Philippines.

SAMBRIDGE, Dr. M. took part in a CSIRO sponsored gathering of Australian scientists (in Nice, France) interested in potential field inversion studies. Flowing from this a new specialist group was organized to foster collaborative projects in the area between Australian Industry, CSIRO and universities.

SAMBRIDGE, Dr. M. began a collaboration with CUMMINS, Dr. P. (Geoscience Australia) in the area of nonlinear inversion applied to source studies in the Australian continent.

SOMMACAL, Mr. S. (PhD student) is a founding member of the Association For Research Between Italy and Australasia (ARIA)-Canberra, a non-profit association which aims to promote scientific and technological cooperation between Italy and Australasia.

TURNER, Prof. J. S. chaired an evaluation of Australia's Antarctic Science Program in the fields of Glaciology, Geosciences and Oceanography. The Review Committee heard submissions during meetings held at the Antarctic Division in Hobart in November.

WILLIAMS, Dr. I. S. continued his longstanding collaboration with Australian Scientific Instruments Pty. Ltd. (a subsidiary of AnuTech Pty Ltd) in the manufacture and marketing of SHRIMP ion microprobes, taking up a 25% appointment as Applications Scientist for the company in February. April through October he worked with ASI on the development of stable isotope and multiple collector analysis on, and the final tuning of, the SHRIMP II purchased by the All-Russian Geological Research Institute, St Petersburg. This included three weeks in October training three scientists from VSEGEI in SHRIMP analytical procedures. In August Dr Williams assisted ASI with SHRIMP marketing at Goldschmidt 2002, Davos.

WYNN, Dr. J.G. is a member of the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Accounting, Programs B and A.

YAXLEY, Dr. G. is involved in projects with a number of Australian and international diamond exploration companies.

COLLABORATION WITH AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES

A Mission to Very Early Earth: When Did Conditions Suitable for Life Emerge on Earth? by Prof. T. M. HARRISON in collaboration with Prof. R.T. Pidgeon, Curtin University in research for ARC grant.

A new stable-isotope microanalytical facility by Dr. M. GAGAN with Prof. P. De Deckker and Dr. B. Opdyke, Geology Department, ANU, Drs I. Goodwin and R. Drysdale, University of Newcastle, and Prof. R. Henderson, James Cook University.

Application of x-ray tomography facilities to characterise fracture and pore geometries in deformed rocks by Prof. S.F. COX and Dr. E. Tenthorey with Mr. K Ruming, University of Newcastle, and Dr. M. Knackstedt, RSPhysS&E, ANU.

Appointed as an Emeritus Prof. D.H. GREEN continued collaborative research with Dr. T.J. Falloon and Prof. A.J. Crawford.

40Ar-38Ar dating by Ms. L. GLASS with Dr. D. Phillips, University of Melbourne.

Aspects of Proterozoic crustal evolution in Australia and the evolution of the Mount Painter province, South Australia by Dr. S. MCLAREN with Drs. R. Powell and M. Sandiford, University of Melbourne.

Comparison of different proxies of past ocean chemistry by Drs. E. CALVO and C. Pelejero with Dr. W. Howard from the Cooperative Research Centre for the Southern Ocean Environment, University of Tasmania.

Coral reconstructions of the Holocene climate of the equatorial central Pacific by Dr. M. GAGAN with Prof. C. Woodroffe, University of Wollongong.

Dating intrusions from the Antapaccay porphyry copper-gold deposit in southern Peru by laser ICP-MS by Drs. I. H. CAMPBELL and C. Allen with Mr. B. Jones, University of Tasmania.

Determining Fe oxidation states by Mössbauer spectroscopy by Drs A.J. BERRY and H.StC. O'Neill with Drs. S.J. Campbell and K.D. Jayasuriya, University of New South Wales.

Determining the trace element and isotopic compositions of melt inclusions by Dr. V.BENNETT with Dr. V. S. Kamenentsky, University of Tasmania.

Dr. M. NORMAN is involved in collaborative studies with Prof. John Foden, Adelaide University, Dr. V. Kamenetsky, Dr. G. Davidson, Dr. A. Rae, Prof. R. Large and Mr. P. Robinson, University of Tasmania, Dr. J. Webb and Mr. C. Ihlenfeld, La Trobe University and Dr. D. Belton and students, University of Melbourne.

Development of stable isotopic studies on biomarkers by Drs. E. CALVO and C. Pelejero with Dr. K. Grice from Petroleum and Environmental Organic Geochemistry Centre, Curtin University, Perth.

Development of large-scale numerical models of the Earth's crust, mantle and hydrosphere by Dr. J. BRAUN with collaborators at the University of Melbourne and the RMIT.

Environmental context of megafaunal extinction in Australia by Prof. R. GRÜN with Dr. J.Magee, Department of Geology, ANU.

Fluid inclusion analysis by Dr. J. MAVROGENES with Drs. P. Williams and T. Baker, James Cook University.

Geochronology of Fiordland, New Zealand by Dr. T. IRELAND with Prof. G. Clarke and Dr. J Hollis, Sydney University.

Improved Sr thermal ionisation strategies by Dr. W. MÜLLER with Dr. R. Maas, La Trobe University.

Late Quaternary sea levels: the South Australian Gulf regions in a global context by Professors M.T. McCULLOCH and R. Grün and Dr N. Spooner with Dr. C. Murray-Wallace, University of Wollongong.

Mantle melting by Prof. D.H. GREEN with Dr. T.J. Falloon and Prof. A.J. Crawford, University of Tasmania.

Marine electromagnetic studies by Dr. T. LILLEY with Dr. A. White, Flinders University and Dr. G. Heinson, Adelaide University.

Metamorphism in central Australia and South Africa by Dr. I. S. WILLIAMS with Dr. I. Buick, La Trobe University, and Dr. M. Hand, Adelaide University.

New insights into mantle evolution from complementary microbeam studies of melt inclusions by Dr. S. EGGINS with J. Woodhead, University of Melbourne.

Noble gas studies in diamonds by Dr. M. HONDA with Dr. D. Phillips, University of Melbourne.

Prof. T.M. HARRISON is a Member of the Advisory Committee of the Australian Crustal Research Centre, School of Geosciences, Monash University and a member of the Science Advisory Council of the Tectonics Special Research Centre, The University of Western Australia.

Rb-Sr microsampling dating of fibrous minerals in strain shadows around pyrite by Dr. W. MÜLLER with Dr. D. Durney, Macquarie University.

Reconstruction of past oceanic and climatic conditions south of Tasmania by Drs. E. CALVO and C. Pelejero with Prof. P. DeDeckker, Department of Geology, ANU.

Regolith dating by Dr. B. PILLANS with Prof. A. Chivas, University of Wollongong and Prof. R. Bourman, University of South Australia.

Research projects in Oman and Namibia by Dr. R. ARMSTRONG with Prof. D. Gray, University of Melbourne and Dr. B. Goscombe, University of Adelaide.

Sea level changes during interglacial periods by Prof. M.T. MCCULLOCH with Dr. P. Hearty, James Cook University.

Single-grain IR laser 40Ar/39Ar dating of white micas from the Iceman’s intestine by Dr. W. MÜLLER with Dr. J. Wartho, Curtin University.

Stable isotopic studies on biomarkers by Drs. E. CALVO and C. Pelejero with Dr. W. Howard, University of Tasmania and Dr. K. Grice, Curtin University.

Stable isotope systematics of cassowary eggshell from Papua New Guinea by Dr. M. GAGAN with Prof. C. Murray-Wallace, University of Wollongong.

Stable isotope and trace element ratios in Late Pleistocene tufa deposits from northwestern Queensland by Dr. M. GAGAN with Dr. R. Maas, La Trobe University.

Stable isotope ratios in the Tower Hill lacustrine sediments by Dr. M. GAGAN with Prof. P. Kershaw, Monash University.

Stable isotopes in marsupials: reconstruction of environmental change in Australia by Prof. R. GRÜN and Dr. M. Gagan with Dr. R. Wells, Flinders University and Dr. D. Bowman, Northern Territory University.

Systematics in arc volcanic glasses and melt inclusions by Mr. SUN with Prof. R.J Arculus, Department of Geology, ANU and Dr. V.S. Kamenetsky, University of Tasmania.

The age of the Cuddie Springs site by Prof. R. GRÜN with Drs. P. White and J. Field, University of Sydney.

The age of South Australian sites with faunal remains including Naracoorte Cave and the Rocky River Site on Kangaroo Island by Prof. R. GRÜN with Dr. R. Wells, Flinders University.

The geochemistry, classification and petrogenesis of granites from the New England Batholith, Eastern Australia by Dr. C. BRYANT with Prof. B. Chappell Macquarie University.

Tectonic Reconstruction of the evolution of the Alpine-Himalayan Orogenic Chain

by Prof. T.M. HARRISON with Prof. G. Lister, Monash University.

The age of detrital zircons from sandstone collected from the Stawell gold mine in Victoria by Drs. I. H. CAMPBELL and C. Allen with Dr. Richard Squire, Melbourne University.

Tectonics of the Neoproterozoic – Early Palaeozoic margin in eastern Australia by Dr. C.M. FANNING with Associate Prof. C. Fergusson, University of Wollongong and Prof. R. Henderson, James Cook University.

The environmental effects of the late Devonian Woodleigh impact event by Dr. A. GLIKSON with Dr. M.V. Glikson, University of Queensland.

The environmental context of megafaunal extinction in Australia by Prof. M.T. MCCULLOCH and Prof. R. Grün with Dr. N. Spooner and Dr. J. Magee, Department of Geology.

The evolution of the Lachlan Fold Belt as recorded in zircon preserved in igneous and sedimentary rocks by Dr. I. S. WILLIAMS and Prof. B.W. Chappell, Macquarie University, with Prof.A.J.R. White, formerly Victorian Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

The onset of dune formation in the Stretzlecki Desert by Prof. R. GRÜN with Prof. R. Twidale, University of Adelaide.

The palaeobiology and geochemistry of early Proterozoic black shales, Hamersley Basin, Western Australia by Dr. A. GLIKSON with Dr P. Haines, University of Tasmania.

The petrology and geochemistry of the Woodleigh impact structure, Western Australia by Dr. A. GLIKSON with Drs. S. Golding and T. Uysal, University of Queensland.

Testing of the hypothesis of active neotectonism through quantifying bedrock erosion rates in the Mt. Painter region of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia, using cosmogenic nuclides by Dr. D. FABEL with Prof. M. Sandiford, University of Melbourne.

The thermal stability of paramagnetic centres from cores of the Otway basin by Prof. R. GRÜN with Prof. A. Gleadow, University of Melbourne.

The timing and extent of Palaeozoic reactivation in the western Arunta block, by Drs. S. MCLAREN and W.J. Dunlap with Dr. M. Sandiford, University of Melbourne, and Drs. I. Scrimgeour, D. Close and C. Edgoose, Northern Territory Geological Survey.

The timing of Carboniferous-Permian volcanic rocks in the Tamworth belt NSW by Mr. C.M. FANNING with Prof. J. Roberts, University of New South Wales.

The timing of magmatic events in Bolivia by Mr. C.M. FANNING with Dr. S. Boger, Monash University.

Trace element distribution in high temperature metamorphic minerals present during partial melting by Dr. J. HERMANN with Mr. I. Buick, La Trobe University.

Trace element geochemistry of fish otoliths by Prof. M.T. MCCULLOCH with Prof. M. Kingsford, James Cook University.

Using granites to date deformation in the Wyangla region by Dr. I. S. WILLIAMS with Dr. P. Lennox, University of New South Wales.

Using Hf isotopes in zircon to study magma genesis in south-eastern Australia by Dr. I. S. WILLIAMS with Prof. J. Hergt, Dr. J. Woodhead, and Mr. R. Kemp, Melbourne University.

Using melt inclusions in flood volcanic picrites to constrain the nature of mantle processes leading to flood volcanism by Dr. G. YAXLEY with Dr. V. Kamenetsky, University of Tasmania.

Using stable isotope ratios in foraminifera and corals to reconstruct the palaeoceanography and carbon budget of Australasian marginal seas by Dr. M. GAGAN with Ms A. Müller, Ms H. Bostok, Ms K. Lilly and Dr. B. Opdyke, Geology Department, ANU.

International Collaboration

Age and origin of the lunar crust by Dr. M.D. NORMAN with Dr. L. Borg, University of New Mexico, USA.

Age and origin of lunar impact melts by Dr. M.D. NORMAN with Dr. G. Ryder, Lunar and Planetary Institute, USA (deceased).

Age and origin of the lunar crust and meteorite parent bodies by Dr. M.D. NORMAN with Dr. L. Nyquist, Dr. D. Bogard, Dr. D. Mittlefehldt, Dr. A. Brandon, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, USA.

Age and origin of the lunar crust by Dr. M.D. NORMAN with Dr. L. Borg, University of New Mexico, USA.

Age and origin of lunar impact melts by Dr. M.D. NORMAN with Prof. R. Duncan, Oregon State University, USA.

A Mission to Very Early Earth: When Did Conditions Suitable for Life Emerge on Earth? by Prof. T.M. HARRISON with Drs T.R. Ireland and V. Bennett, Prof. S.J. Mojzsis Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, Dr. F.J. Ryerson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Prof. G. Turner University of Manchester, Prof. K.D. McKeegan Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA, Prof. B.P. Bourdon Institut de Physique du Globe, Universite de Paris, Prof. J.L. Kirschvink, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech and Dr. Y. Amelin, Geological Survey of Canada.

A new study began on the dynamics of the emplacement of large andesitic lava flows on Tongariro volcano, New Zealand by Prof. R. W. GRIFFITHS and Dr. R.C. Kerr with Dr. N. Stevens, Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, New Zealand.

A new study on patterns of circulation and thermal evolution in the mantle wedge above subduction zones was started by Prof. R. GRIFFITHS with Prof. C. Kincaid, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, USA.

An exploration of the influence of double-diffusive processes on the melting of ice in the Arctic Ocean was conducted by Prof. J.S. TURNER with Prof. G. Veronis, Yale University. During a period of leave Prof. Veronis spent in RSES they carried out a series of laboratory experiments. The work on the production of vortex rings, previously published with Prof. P.F. Linden, University of California, San Diego, has led to insights in to the mechanisms of swimming of aquatic organisms, and it is being extended with a view to publication in the biological literature.

A project on uncertainty estimation in reservoir simulation by Dr. M. SAMBRIDGE with Prof. M. Christie and Dr. Sam Subbey of Heriot Watt Uni. UK. Prof. Christie visited the school briefly during the year.

Archaean crustal evolution in Greenland by Dr. A.P. NUTMAN with Dr. C.R.L. Friend, Oxford Brookes University, U.K.

Archaean crustal evolution in India by Dr. A.P. NUTMAN with Dr. B. Chadwick, University of Exeter, U.K.

Archaean gold mineralisation in the Nuuk district, Western Greenland by Dr. A.P. NUTMAN with Nunaminerals A/S associated with the Greenland Homerule Government.

As President of the International Association for Seismology and the Physics of the Earth's Interior IASPEI Prof. B.L.N. KENNETT is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics IUGG.

A study into the aspects of surface wave tomography is being conducted by Prof.B.L.N. KENNETT and Mr. S. Fishwick with Dr. E. Debayle, University of Strasbourg, France and Dr. K. Yoshizawa, University of Hokkaido, Japan.

A study of the geochronology and geochemistry of the alkali intrusion along the Jinshajiang Ailaoshan Red River fault zone in China by Drs I. H. CAMPBELL and C. Allen with Prof. Liang Hua-Ying, Chinese Academy of Science.

Busidima-Dikika Paleoanthropology Research Project, lower Awash Valley, Ethiopia by Dr. J.G. WYNN, Project Geologist, with scientists from Ethiopia, France, the United States, Canada, Chile and Australia.

Calibration of amino acid racemisation in bones, cave bear evolution and dating human material from Sidron by Prof. R. GRÜN with Prof. Trinidad de Torres, Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid.

Carrying out research into the glacial history, sea-level change and crustal rebound in Sweden Prof. K. LAMBECK served as the Tage Erlander Guest Professor of the Swedish Research Council from May until October.

Changes in provenance of sandstones in the Snake River plain and environs with the passing of the Yellowstone hot spot, by Mr. C.M. FANNING with Prof. P. K. Link, Idaho State University, USA.

Collaborative studies of Quaternary sedimentary sequences in the North Island, New Zealand by Dr. B. PILLANS, as Research Associate of the New Zealand Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences IGNS, with Drs T. Naish, A. Beu and B. Alloway.

Constraints on subduction zone fluids from high pressure ultramafic rocks by Dr. J. HERMANN with Prof. M. Scambelluri, University of Genova, Italy.

Continuous research on aspects of global heterogeneity and its influence on seismic travel times is conducted by Dr. SAMBRIDGE and Ph.D. student Todd Nicholson with Dr. O. Gudmundsson, of the Danish Lithospheric Centre.

Coral bleaching in the southern Pacific, National Geographic sponsored project, by Prof. M.T. MCCULLOCH with Dr. L. Ingram, from the University of California.

Coral bomb pulse 14C records from the eastern Indian Ocean by Ms. N. ABRAM and Dr. M. Gagan with W. Beck from the University of Arizona and N. Grumet and R. Dunbar from Stanford University. As part of this collaboration Nerilie Abram spent three months working at the NSF-AMS Facility at the University of Arizona in early 2002.

Core-mantle interaction in the Hawaiian plume by Dr. M. D. NORMAN with Dr. A. SCHERSTEN, University of Bristol, UK.

Cosmogenic nuclide-base boundary conditions for numerical ice sheet models: a simulation of the Fennoscandian Ice Sheet through a glacial cycle, NSF project OPP-0138486 by Dr. D. FABEL with co-investigators J. Harbor and A. Stroeven.

Cosmogenic nuclide-based boundary conditions for numerical ice sheet models: a simulation of the Fennoscandian Ice Sheet through a glacial cycle, Vetenskapsradet, Sweden project G-AA/GU 12034-301 by Dr. D. FABEL with co investigators A. Stroeven, J. Harbor, A. Hubbard, Prof. K. Lambeck, C. Hättestrand and J.O. Näslund.

Cretaceous thermotectonism along the Livingstone Fault region, Otago and Northern Southland, New Zealand by Drs W.J. DUNLAP and S. McLaren with Dr. N. Mortimer, Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Culturing diatoms and coccolitophorae algae by Drs. E. CALVO and C. Pelejero with Dr. R. Simó, Marine Sciences Institute CMIMA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain.

Dating igneous and metasedimentary rocks of the Transantarctic Mountains, southern Victoria Land, using the laser ICP-MS, by Drs. I. H. CAMPBELL and C. Allen with Prof. A. Cooper, University of Otago.

Dating of a range of sites in South Africa, including the newly discovered human site of Cornelia by Prof. R. GRÜN with Dr. J. Brink, Bloemfontein.

Dating of Quaternary age coral samples from Barbados to determine past variations in climate and sea level by Dr. T. ESAT with Prof. U. Radtke, Geographisches Institut Universitaet zu Koeln, Germany.

Dating Sturtian-aged glacial events in central Africaby Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr. R. Key, British Geological Survey, UK.

Dating zircons from the two youngest caldera-forming ignimbrites of the Yellowstone volcanic field, using the laser ICP-MS, by Drs. I. H. CAMPBELL and C. Allen with Dr. M. Palin, University of Otago.

Deducing the composition of the Earth and its implications Dr. H.STC. O’NEILL with Prof. H. Palme, University of Köln

Deciphering the glacial history of Northern Victoria land in Antarctica with Dr. P. Augustinus, Department of Geology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Detailed zircon U-Pb dating of a complex granite batholiths, Japan by Dr. R.A ARMSTRONG with Dr. R. Anma, University of Tsukuba, Japan.

Determining Ar diffusion rates in mica at high pressure by Dr. G. YAXLEY with Drs. J. Lee and A. Camacho, Queens University, Canada.

Detrital zircon provenance studies in central Australia by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr A. Camacho, Kingston University, Canada.

Detrital zircon provenance of North Sea and Papua New Guinea sandstones by Mr. C.M. FANNING with Dr. A. Morton, HM Associates, UK.

Detrital zircon provenance of some Chilean sandstones by Mr. C.M. FANNING with Dr. H. Bahlburg and Ms C. Augustsson, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Germany.

Documenting the ages of Neoproterozoic glaciations by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with K. Hoffmann, Geological Survey of Namibia.

Dr. D. FABEL collaborated on the burial dating of marine sediment in South Gippsland, Victoria with Dr. T. Gardiner, Herndon Professor of Geology, Department of Geosciences, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.

Evidence for carbonatite and silicate melt involvement in the genesis of micro-diamonds in subducted continental crust by Dr. J. HERMANN with Dr. A. Korsakov, United Institute of Geology, Geophysics and Mineralogy, Novosibirsk, Russia.

Evolution and extent of a Caledonian eclogite province in East Greenland by Dr. A.P. NUTMAN with Dr. J.A. Gilotti, University of Iowa, USA.

Evolution of the southern Patagonian batholiths and outboard accreted terranes by Mr. C.M. FANNING with Prof. F. Hervé, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Evolution of fluid flow patterns in the Mont Blanc and Aar Massifs in the European Alps by Prof. S.J. COX with Drs. Boullier, Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, N Mancktelow ETH, Zurich and G. Pennachioni, University of Padova. The collaboration forms part of an ARC Large Grant project, held in the Geology Department, ANU.

Evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula by Mr. C.M. FANNING with Dr. I. Millar, British Antarctic Survey, UK.

Evolution of the Colorado Front Range by Mr C.M. FANNING with Mr W.V. Premo, US Geological Survey, Denver USA

Evolution of Corsica and beyond by Mr. C.M. FANNING with Dr. A. Cocherie and Dr. P. Rossi, BRGM, Orleans, France.

Evolution of the Terre Adelie Craton, Antarctica by Mr. C.M. FANNING with Dr. J.J. Peucat, Geosciences, Rennes, France.

Experimental determination of garnet-zircon-monazite-melt trace element partitioning and on relating zircon and monazite domains to garnet growth zones using trace elements by Dr. J. HERMANN with Dr. D. Rubatto, Geology Department, ANU.

Experimental studies of the genesis of island arc magmas under the influence of melt-fluxing by CO2 + H2O by Emeritus Prof. D.H. GREEN with Prof. M.W. Schmidt, ETH, Zürich.

Extraction of late Quaternary climatic histories from raised coral terraces in Indonesia by Dr. M. GAGAN, Ms. N. Abram and Mr. D. Qu with Dr. W. Hantoro, Indonesian Institute of Sciences.

Fabrication of polycrystalline samples of magnesium oxide by Dr. I. JACKSON with S. Moricca, ANSTO and K. Itatani, Sophia University, Tokyo.

For the study of present-day tectonic motion in the region of Papua New Guinea Dr. P. TREGONING has continued cooperation with Drs. R. King, T. Herring and S. McClusky of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the maintenance and development of the GAMIT GPS analysis software.

Geochemistry of early Archean terranes of Greenland by Dr. V. BENNETT with Dr. C. Friend, Oxford-Brookes University.

Geochemistry and geochronology of the Bushmanland Sequence, South Africa by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof. D. Reid, R. Baillie, University of Cape Town, RSA.

Geochemistry of melt inclusions from basaltic magma systems by Dr. M.D. NORMAN with Prof. R. Nielsen and Dr. A. Kent, Oregon State University, USA.

Geochronological studies in Botswana by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof. A.B. Kampunzu and Dr. R. Mapeo, University of Botswana

Geochronology, magmatism and tectonics associated with the Cape Granites, South Africa by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof. A. Kisters and Prof. R. Scheepers, Stellenbosch University, RSA.

Geochronology of the Sierras Pampenas - PAMPRE by Mr. C.M. FANNING with Dr. R.J. Pankhurst, British Geological Survey & the NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory, UK.

Geochronology, stratigraphy and tectonics of critical lithologies in Namaqualand by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr. B. Eglington, Dr. R.H. Harmer, Dr. G. Grantham, P. Macey, G. Moen and Dr B. Thomas, Council for Geoscience, RSA.

Geochronology and stratigraphy of critical sequences on the Korean peninsula by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr. D.L. Cho, Korea institute of Geology, Mining and Materials.

Geochronology of high-grade metasediments (of the Anápolis-Itauçu Complex) and granitoids between metasediments of the Araxá Group; dating the Brasiliano mafic magmatism in the Brasiliano Belt by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with Drs. M. Pimentel, D. Fischel, M.H. de Hollanda, University of Brazilia, Brazil.

Geochronology and provenance studies on various sequences in Brazil and Namibia by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof. F. Chemale, Rio Grande do Sul University, Brazil.

Geochronology of Cretaceous tuffs in South Island, New Zealand by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof. S. Weaver, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Geology and geochronology of the SW Pacific Gondwana margin by Dr. T.R. IRELAND with Prof. S. Weaver and Prof. J. Bradshaw, Canterbury University, New Zealand.

Geochronology of the Vredefort impact structure by Dr. R.A ARMSTRONG with Drs. R. Gibson, C. Lana, C. Rainaud, and Prof. W.U. Reimold, University of the Witwatersrand, RSA.

Geological investigations and hazard assessment from faulting at the Lucas Heights replacement nuclear reactor site in Sydney by Dr. B. PILLANS with the New Zealand Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences IGNS.

Granites from Marie Byrd Land and the Ross Sea by Mr. C.M. FANNING with Dr. C. Smith-Siddoway, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, USA.

Heavy mineral provenance of the Richards Bay Minerals deposit by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr. G. Whitmore, University of Natal, RSA.

High pressure experimental projects to examine the role of upper mantle heterogeneities in intraplate magmatism, a collaborative study involving Dr. G. YAXLEY and Dr Alex Sobolev, Max Planck Institut für Chemie, Mainz, Germany.

High-resolution AMS measurements of nuclear bomb- test C-14 in eastern Indian Ocean corals by Dr. M. GAGAN with Dr. W. Beck, University of Arizona, and Dr. R. Dunbar, Stanford University.

Iceman stable isotopes research by Dr. W. MÜLLER with Dr. H. Fricke, Colorado College, USA. Dr. W. MÜLLER also collaborated with Prof. A. Halliday, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, Dr. P. Tropper, University of Innsbruck, Austria and Dr. E. Egarter-Vigl, Bolzano, Italy, on various aspects of Iceman work.

In laboratory modeling of the surface solidification in shear flows and long basaltic lava flows Prof. R. W. GRIFFITHS and Dr. R.C. Kerr continued collaborations with Prof. K.V. Cashman, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon.

In modelling of the role of internal gravity waves in ocean outflows from gulfs and marginal seas Prof. R. GRIFFITHS continued collaboration with Dr. A.A Bidokhti, Department of Geophysics, University of Tehran, Iran

In the area of surface waveform inversion with variable parameterizations Dr. M SAMBRIDGE worked with Dr. E. DeBayle, CNRS and Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France.

Investigation of the geochemistry of foraminifera in deep-sea cores by Dr. M. GAGAN with Prof. H. Spero, University of California at Davis, and Prof. D. Lea, University of California at Santa Barbara.

Isotopic systematics of presolar grains and refractory inclusions in meteorites by Dr. T.R. IRELAND with Prof. E. Zinner, Washington University and Prof. K. McKeegan, UCLA.

Isotopic and elemental analysis of siliceous sponges by Dr. S. EGGINS with Dr. M. Ellwood, National Institute of Water, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Luminescence dating of New Zealand loess by Dr. B. PILLANS with Prof. G. Berger, Desert Research Institute, Reno.

Measurement of elastic wave speeds by Dr. I. JACKSON with Prof. Liebermann Stony Brook University in New York state – ARC Linkage International proposal pending.

Modelling of the role of internal gravity waves in ocean outflows from gulfs and marginal seas Prof. R. GRIFFITHS continued collaboration with Dr. A.A. Bidokhti, Department of Geophysics, University of Tehran, Iran.

Monitoring of local deformation at Rabaul and in the surrounding region by Dr. P. TREGONING with the Papua New Guinea University of Technology, Lae and with the Rabaul Volcano Observatory, with staff at the observatory using RSES equipment.

Ms. P. TREBLE collaborated with Prof. K. McKeegan and Dr. M. Grove, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

Noble gas studies in diamonds by Dr. M. HONDA with Dr J.W. Harris University of Glasgow and Dr P. Cartigny, University of Paris.

On a large AIF/ACOA research grant funding the development of a large-scale three-dimensional numerical model of the Earth's mantle and crust Dr. J. BRAUN is Partner Investigator. The purpose of the model is to understand the complex interactions between the Earth's crust, the underlying mantle and the hydrosphere. The Chief Investigator is Prof. Beaumont of Dalhousie University.

On an ARC Discovery grant to study the complex interactions between landform evolution and tectonics in the Southern Alps of New Zealand Dr. J. BRAUN is Chief Investigator, partner investigators are Prof. Beaumont of Dalhousie University, Prof. Whipple of MIT and Dr. Batt of Royal Holloway, London.

On a research project aiming to constrain the age of the large-scale relief in the European Alps using thermochronological data and numerical models Dr. J.BRAUN is also Co-investigator with Dr. van der Beek of the Universite Joseph Fourier of Grenoble France.

On receiver function inversion Dr. M. SAMBRIDGE worked with Dr. Honn Kao Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

Onset of dune formation in the Stretzlecki Desert by Prof. R. GRÜN with Prof. Helmut Wopfner and Dr. A. Hilgers, Universität zu Köln.

17O nuclear magnetic resonance studies of wadsleyite by Dr. A. BERRY with Drs. S. Wimperis and S.E. Ashbrook, University of Exeter, UK.

On tomography in irregular parameterisations and visualization by Dr. M. SAMBRIDGE with Dr. A. Gorbatov, JAMSTEC, Japan.

On zircon metasomatism in a subduction zone garnet peridotite by Dr. J. HERMANN with Prof. V. Trommsdorff, ETH, Zürich.

Operating and analysing a Superconducting Gravimeter at Mt Stromlo to monitor dynamic processes in the Earth by Dr. H. MCQUEEN and Prof. K. Lambeck with Prof. T. Sato of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.

Oxygen isotopes in zircon by Dr.I. WILLIAMS with Dr. S. Claesson and Dr. M. Whitehouse Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Stockholm.

Oxidation state of the upper mantle by Dr. M.D. NORMAN with Dr. C.T. Lee, Rice University, Houston, USA.

Paleoceanographic studies along the Northern South China Sea by Dr. C. PELEJERO with Dr. T.J.J. Hanebuth, Department of Geosciences, University of Bremen, Germany, Dr. M.Kienast, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada, Dr. S. Steinke, Institute of Applied Geophysics, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan and Dr. L. Shao, Department of Marine Geology, Tongji University, China.

Petrology and geochemistry of Hawaiian volcanoes and mantle plumes by Dr. M.D. NORMAN with Prof. M. Garcia, University of Hawaii, USA.

Petrology and geochemistry of Hawaiian volcanoes and mantle plumes by Dr. M.D. NORMAN with Prof. M. Rhodes, University of Massachusetts, USA. 

Precambrian evolution of South America by Dr. A.P. NUTMAN with Prof. U.G. Cordani and Dr. M. Basei, University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Primary melt inclusions in andalusite from anatectic graphitic metapelites: implications for the Al2SiO5 triple point by Dr. J. HERMANN with Prof. B. Cesare, University of Padova, Italy.

Problems in Patagonia and PAMPRE by Mr. C.M. FANNING with Dr. C.W. Rapela, Universidad de la Plata, Argentina.

Quaternary climatic change research by Prof. J. CHAPPELL with Prof. W. Pinxian, Laboratory of Marine Geology Togji University, Shanghai. During 2002, analysis of long-period climate cycles in South China Sea was completed.

Reconstruction of Australian palaeoclimates using isotopic signatures in emu and Genyornis eggshell by Dr. M. GAGAN with Prof. G. Miller, University of Colorado.

Reconstruction of tropical palaeoclimates in the southwestern Pacific by Dr. M. GAGAN with Drs. T. Correge and G. Cabioch, Institute for Research and Development, New Caledonia.

Regional geochronology of Brazil and the completion of a new geological/chronostratigraphic map of Brazil by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr. L. da Silva, Geological Survey of Brazil.

Research into methods for the analysis of magnetotelluric data by Dr. T. LILLEY with Prof. J.T. Weaver of the University of Victoria, Canada.

Research on a variety of issues in seismic wave propagation ranging from strong ground motion in western Japan to the influence of changes in crustal thickness on regional seismic wave propagation is being conducted by Prof. B. KENNETT with Dr. T. Furumura at the Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Japan.

Research on coral reefs from Barbados by Prof. M.T. McCULLOCH with Prof. U. Radtke from Köln University.

SHRIMP geochronological projects in Greenland by Dr. A.P. NUTMAN with Drs. F. Kalsbeek, A.A. Garde and P.R. Dawes, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland.

SHRIMP U-Pb geochronology of various sequences in Brazil by Dr. R.A ARMSTRONG with Dr. E. Paiva, Instituto de Geosciencias – Unicamp, Brazil.

SHRIMP U-Pb dating of ash beds within the Karoo basin, South Africa by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with M. Werner, University of Würzburg, Germany.

SHRIMP U-Pb geochronology of the Limpopo Belt and other areas of Botswana by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with T. Majaule, B.K. Paya, Geological Survey of Botswana.

SHRIMP U-Pb zircon dating of Late Proterozoic magmatism and mineralisation in the Zambian Copper Belt by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with J. W. Barron, Colorado School of Mines, USA.

Sierras Pampeanas and the evolution of the Argentine PreCordillera by Mr. C.M. FANNING with Prof. C. Casquet and Dr. C. Galindo, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain.

Soil production and erosion research by Prof. J. CHAPPELL with Dr. A. Heimsath, Dartmouth University, Hanover NH. During 2002, two main outcomes were achieved: (i) established sampling strategies for determining erosion rates on rough rocky terrain using cosmogenic nuclides, March 28-April 3 at Hanover and (ii) obtained drill-core samples through deep saprolite Profile for geochemical mass balance analysis, Dec 14-20, Bega Valley NSW.

Sr isotope analysis of garnet and clinopyroxene from mantle xenoliths by Dr. W. MÜLLER with Dr. D. Jacob, University of Greifswald, Germany.

Studies on siderophile element systematics of the Hawaiian plume by Dr. V. BENNETT with Prof. M. Garcia University of Hawaii.

Study and development of potential isotopic studies on siliceous sponges from Antarctica by Drs. E. CALVO and C. Pelejero with Prof. J. Maria Gili, Marine Sciences Institute CMIMA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain.

Sulphide partial melting by Dr. J. MAVROGENES with Dr. R. Frost, University of Wyoming, US.

Tectonic evolution of Dronning Maud Land, sensu lato by Mr. C.M. FANNING with Dr. J. Jacobs, University of Bremen, Germany.

The archaean to early Proterozoic impacts, Pilbara Craton, Western Australia by Dr. A. GLIKSON with Professors B.M. Simonson, Oberlin College, Ohio, USA, G.R. Byerly, State University of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, USA, and D. Lowe, Stanford University, California, USA.

The Baja-BC conundrum by Mr. C.M. FANNING with Dr B.J. Mahoney, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, USA.

The daily analysis of the REGAL Reseau GPS dans les Alpes network GPS data in the southern french Alpes is directed by Dr. P. TREGONING with Dr. J. Virieux Geosciences Azur, Nice and Dr. A. Walpersdorf LGIT, Grenoble.

The East Antarctic Craton in the Transantarctic Mountains by Mr. C.M. FANNING with Dr. J. Goodge, Southern Methodist University, USA.

The evolution of the Cape Fold Belt by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof. M. de Wit, University of Cape Town, RSA.

The evolution of the Lurio Belt, Mozambique by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with D. Jamal, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique.

The genesis of highly undersaturated, intraplate magmas by Emeritus Prof. D.H. GREEN with Prof. G.P. Brey, Dr. M. Seitz and Dr. D. Röhnert, Institut für Mineralogie and Petrologie, Goethe University of Frankfurt. This research has been supported by the Humboldt Foundation, Germany.

The Geological Evolution of the Himalayan-Tibetan Orogenic System by Prof. T.M. HARRISON with Professors An Yin, Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA and G. Lister, Monash University.

The Horoman Peridotite, Hokkaido — particularly on evidence for complex mantle recycling of the peridotite and late-stage channelling by volatile-rich magmas by Emeritus Prof. D.H. GREEN with Associate Prof. K. Niida, University of Hokkaido and Dr. T. Morishita, Kanazawa University.

The Neoproterozoic to Early Cambrian tectonism in the Gjelsvikfjella, Maud Belt, Antarctica by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with Professors H Frimmel, A. Bisnath, University of Cape Town, RSA.

The petrology and geochemistry of the Woodleigh impact structure, Western Australia by Dr. A. GLICKSON with Dr. J. Whitehead, University of New Brunswick, Canada.

The provenance of late Proterozoic and early Palaeozoic Gondwanan sediments of Antarctica and India by Dr. I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr. J. Goodge Southern Methodist University, Dallas and Prof. P. Myrow, The Colorado College, Colorado Springs.

The role of carbonated recycled oceanic crust in petrogenesis of carbonatites and related rocks by Dr. G. YAXLEY in collaboration with Prof. Dr. G. Brey, Universität Frankfurt, Germany.

The role of carbonated recycled oceanic crust in petrogenesis of carbonatites and related rocks by Dr. G.YAXLEY with Prof. G. Brey at the Universitat Frankfurt, Germany and Drs A. Woodland and M. Seitz at the Universität Frankfurt, Germany.

The role of upper mantle heterogeneities in intraplate magmatism by Dr. M. YAXLEY with Dr. A. Sobolev, Max Planck Institut für Chemie, Mainz, Germany and to determine Ar diffusion rates in mica at high pressure with Drs. J. Lee and A. Camacho, Queens University, Canada.

The role of Li abundances in upper mantle minerals as a petrogenetic indicator by Dr. G. YAXLEY with Drs. A. Woodland and M. Seitz, Universität Frankfurt, Germany.

The Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy (SQS) and the Working Group on the Lower-Middle Pleistocene Boundary, involvement by Dr. B Pillans both for the International Commission on Stratigraphy ICS.

The tectonic evolution of the Tugela Belt by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof. S. McCourt, University of Durban-Westville, RSA.

The trace element distribution in high temperature metamorphic minerals present during partial melting by Dr. J. HERMANN with Mr. I. Buick, La Trobe University, Melbourne.

The Zhangbaling metamorphic belt adjacent the Tan-Lu Fault in China by Dr. W.J. DUNLAP with C. Teyssier and Q. Zhang, University of Minnesota.

The zircon geochronology of the Merensky Reef, Bushveld Complex by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof. A. Wilson, University of Natal, RSA.

Thickness and composition of the lunar crust by Dr. M.D. NORMAN with Prof. I. McCallum, University of Washington, USA.

Timing of events in the New England region, North America by Mr. C.M. FANNING with Dr. J.A Aleinikoff, US Geological Survey, Denver USA.

Timing of modern human evolution by Prof. R. GRÜN with many international scholars. Prof. R. Grün has collected hominid samples from the anthropological sites Cave of Hearths, Hutjiespunt, Swartkrans, and Border Cave - South Africa, Prof. V.A. Tobias, Dr. L. Berger, Department of Anatomy, Medical School, University of the Witwatersrand, Prof. J. Parkington, Department of Archaeology, Cape Town University, Dr. F. Thakeray, Transvaal Museum, Pretoria, Skhul, Israel Dr. J. Pilbeam, Peabody Museum, Harvard University and Prof. O. Bar-Yosef, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Tabun Prof. C.B. Stringer, Natural History Museum, London and Atapuerca, Spain Prof. J.L. Arsuaga, Department of Palaeontology, Universidad Compultense, Madrid and Prof. J. Bermudes de Castro, Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid.

Tracing the Sr isotopic evolution of the Archean and Proterozoic mantle by Dr. V. BENNETT with Prof. D. DePaolo, University of California, Berkeley. 

Tropical river research by Prof. J. CHAPPELL with Prof. W. Dietrich, UC Berkeley. During March 14-25, Prof. J Chappell completed research on geomorphologic and sedimentary evolution of the Fly River, PNG.

U-Pb geochronology and provenance studies in eastern Namaqualand, the Limpopo Belt, the Pongola basin and various Proterozoic sediments by Dr. R.A. ARMSTRONG with Professors N. Beukes, R. Boshoff, H. Dorland, J. Mukhopadhyay, N. Nhleko and H. van Niekerk, Rand Afrikaans University, RSA.

U-Pb reference zircons by Mr. C.M. FANNING with Dr. K. Shiraishi and Dr. K. Misawa, National Institute for Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan.

Uranium isotope variations in Quaternary oceans by Dr. T. ESAT with Dr. L. Ayliffe, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah. 

Uranium uptake of bones by Prof. R. GRÜN with Dr. A. Pike, Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, Oxford University, UK.

U-series dating of cave bear teeth by Dr. W. MÜLLER with Prof. G. Rabeder, University of Vienna, Austria.

U-series dating of cyclic seismogenic fault cements to establish earthquake recurrence intervals by Dr. W. MÜLLER with Dr. P. Eichhubl, Stanford University, USA.

U-series of dating fossil corals from the uplifted coral terraces at Henderson Island by Prof. M.T. McCULLOCH with Dr. C. Stirling and Prof. A. Halliday, ETH Zürich.

Using XANES and EXAFS to determine the specification of ore-forming metals in natural and synthetic fluid inclusions by Dr. A.BERRY and Dr .J. MAVROGENES with Drs. S. Sutton and M. Newville, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, USA.

Variations in sea-levels, uranium isotopes and radiocarbon during the last glacial period by Dr. T. ESAT with Dr. Y. Yokoyama, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo. 

Zircons from Alpine eclogites by Mr. C.M. FANNING with Prof. D. Gebauer and Dr. A. Liati, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.