2003 Annual Report
Dr C. Allen, member of the editorial board of the Australian Journal of Earth Sciences.
Dr V.C. Bennett, associate editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research; guest editor of a Special Volume of Chemical Geology (vol. 196, May 2003)
on “Highly Siderophile Elements in the Earth and Meteorites”.
Dr J. Braun, Associate Editor of Journal of Geophysical Research.
Prof S.F Cox, member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Geofluids; and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Structural Geology.
Dr J. Fitz Gerald, member of the advisory board of Physics and Chemistry of Minerals; and member of the advisory board of CSEM.
Prof R. Grün, Editor of Quaternary Geochronology (Quaternary Science Reviews); associate editor of the Journal of human Evolution;
member of the Editorial Board of Quaternary International; member of the Editorial Board of Radiation Measurements; Member of reviewers'
panel of Ancient TL; standing member of the scientific committee and editor of the proceedings of the International Conferences on Luminescence
and Electron Spin Resonance Dating (next conference in this series will be in Cologne in July 2005).
Prof T.M. Harrison, member of the Editorial Board, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, and Associate Editor, Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta.
Prof I. Jackson, Associate Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research; member of the Editorial Board of Physics and Chemistry of Minerals;
member of the Editorial Board of Physics of Earth and Planetary Interiors.
Prof B.L.N. Kennett, Associate Editor of Earth and Planetary Science Letters; Associate Editor of Journal of Geophysical Research (Solid Earth);
and commenced as Editor-in-Chief of Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors in November, having previously been an Associate Editor.
Prof K. Lambeck, Editorial Advisory Board Member of Quaternary Science Reviews; and Editorial Advisory Board Member of Earth and
Planetary Science Letters.
Prof G. Lister, member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Structural Geology; Director of the Journal of the Virtual Explorer.
Dr J. Mavrogenes, Associate Editor of Economic Geology.
Dr W Müller, co-Editor (with Dr D. Vance and Dr I. Villa) of a Special Publication of the Geological Society of London “Geochronology:
linking the isotopic record with petrology and textures”, a Proceedings volume of a Special session at the Goldschmidt 2002 conference
Dr A.P. Nutman is a member of the editorial board of Precambrian Research.
Dr H. O’Neill, member of the Advisory Editorial Board of Earth and Planetary Science Letters; and member of the Editorial Board of
Dr B. Pillans, member of the Editorial Board of Catena; member of the editorial board of Quaternary Science Reviews; and member of the
Editorial Board of Geology.
Dr E. Rhodes, member of the Editorial Board of Quaternary Science Reviews.
Dr M. Sambridge, Pacific Region Editor for, and responsible for running Pacific Region Office of, Geophysical Journal International.
Mr J.G. Wynn, appointed Associate Editor of Journal of Human Evolution (term begins January 2004).
Dr C. Allen attended the Ishihara Symposium at Macquarie University in Sydney from 21 to 21 July.
Dr V.C. Bennett attended the Goldschmidt Conference in Kirashiki Japan and presented a paper entitled ‘Direct constraints on redox
compositions in the early (>3.85 Ga) Archean mantle from trace element compositions of peridotites’; and the American Geophysical
Union Meeting in December.
Dr C. Bryant was an invited speaker at Macquarie University, discussing geochemical variations in New England granites at the granite
symposium in honour of Prof Shunso Ishihara, 22-24 July. She also presented a paper titled ‘Li isotope variations in Eastern Australian
granites’ at the Goldschmidt Conference in Kurashiki, Japan, 7-12 September, and presented a paper titled ‘Lithium isotopes and granite
petrogenesis’ at the Fifth Hutton Symposium on the Origin of Granites and Related Rocks, in Toyohashi, Japan, 2-6 September.
Dr I. H Campbell gave invited talks on ‘The Efficiency of Melting in Mantle Plumes’ at an international plume meeting in Cardiff and at the
IUGG Meeting in Cardiff. He also gave a lecture on mantle plumes at the Danish Lithosphere Centre in Copenhagen, visited the Universities
of Cardiff and Bristol, and attended a meeting on carbon sequestration at the British Petroleum Institute.
Dr W.J. Dunlap attended the field forum ‘Structural controls on magma transport and vertical coupling in the continental lithosphere’, held in
Fiordland, New Zealand from 26 April to 8 May. He also conducted fieldwork in the Jack Hills region of Western Australia from 14-23 June,
and with Mr J. Célérier and others, in northern India from 31 August to 30 September.
Mr T. Fujioka presented a paper entitled ‘Evaluation of nucleogenic component in cosmogenic 21Ne surface exposure dating’ at the
Goldschmidt Conference held in Japan.
Prof T.M. Harrison attended the following conferences and meetings for outside studies: Travelled to Monash for discussions with Prof Gordon Lister
(4 March 2003); conducted fieldwork in the NW Indian Himalaya with new PhD student Mr J. Célérier (12-28 March 2003); attended SHRIMP
workshop at Murramarang Resort, NSW (30 March - 1 April); attended the 18th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet Workshop, at Ascona, Switzerland
(2-4 April); attended EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly, Nice, France (6-10 April); visited Manchester University for discussions with Dr Jamie
Gilmour, Department of Earth Sciences on the RELAX mass spectrometer system (10-11 April); held discussions with ARC collaborators at UCLA
(12-15 April; presented an invited talk to Geochemical Earth Reference Model (GERM) workshop at Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France
(17-24 May); conducted fieldwork in Western Australia (20 June - 2 July); gave an invited talk to the Indian Ocean Fan System Workshop in Boulder, Colorado, USA (18-27 July); gave two invited oral presentations to Goldschmidt Conference in Kurashiki, Japan (8-16 September); travelled to Adelaide University for seminar and student recruitment (18 September); and attended and presented a keynote address at 2003 SGTSG Field Meeting in Kalbarri, Western Australia (21-23 September).
Dr M. Honda was an invited keynote speaker for the symposia ‘Unravelling geological processes by noble gas isotopes’ at the Goldschmidt
Conference held in Kurashiki, Japan, and he presented a paper entitled ‘Unusual noble gas compositions in polycrystalline diamonds: preliminary
results from Jwaneng, Botswana’. He also presented a seminar at the Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo.
Dr T.R. Ireland attended the 5th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry (AIG-5) held at Heron Island, Queensland, from 26-30
May. Dr Ireland also attended the 66th Annual Meeting of the Meteorical Society in Munster, Germany from 28 July to 1 August, and the Lunar &
Planetary Institute’s Workshop of Cometary Dust, held at Crystal Mountain, USA, from 10 to 15 August. Prof E.I. McDougall participated in a
workshop in Perth entitled ‘Bedout: An end-Permian impact crater, offshore northwestern Australia’ in August, a four-day workshop sponsored by
the Continental Dynamics Program of the US National Science Foundation, consisting of a series of focused presentations, as well as discussions as
to how to further investigate this apparent major impact event. Prof McDougall presented a talk in the workshop on isotopic dating of volcanics, as
such rocks occur in the Bedout structure.
Mr D. Maidment attended the Geological Society of Australia - Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology Field meeting 22-26 September.
Mr Maidment also attended the International Seminars of Petrology,Venice, Italy 13-18 October, and the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting,
Dr S. McLaren attended a Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology field meeting in Kalbarri, Western Australia, in September.
Dr A.P. Nutman was an invited attendee at a workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark during January hosted by Nunaminerals A/S on gold mineralisation
in the Nuuk district of Greenland. Dr Nutman, under the auspices and funding of an ARC Discovery grant, also undertook sampling in the Broken Hill
area, NSW in April.
Dr A.P. Nutman and Dr V.C. Bennett, with new Earth Chemistry PhD student Ms F. Jenner, undertook fieldwork in West Greenland in June and July.
This was mostly funded from an ARC Discovery Grant. The main ARC Discovery focus was late Archaean tectonics, plus Meso- and Palaeoarchaean
mafic rocks were collected for Ms Jenner's project.
Dr A.P. Nutman took overseas development leave in October to visit the U.K. and Japan. In the U.K. he completed two manuscripts with Dr C.R.L.
Friend. In Japan he visited the SHRIMP laboratory of Hiroshima University. There he completed a manuscript, and negotiated a collaborative
project between himself and his hosts. This will bring closer ties between the ANU and Hiroshima SHRIMP laboratories.
Dr R. Page attended the Broken Hill Exploration Initiative Conference (BHEI 2003), Broken Hill, 7-9 July.
Mr S. Paxton attended the Australian Petrographic and Geological Technicians Symposium 2003 held in Corowa from 17-21 November.
Dr I.S. Williams attended the 2003 SHRIMP Workshop, Canberra, March 30-April 4, where he presented a paper on the accuracy of SHRIMP
Pb/U measurements. July 22-24 he spoke at the Ishihara Symposium, Macquarie University, on the problem of measuring the ages of granites accurately.
He was one of four speakers invited to present a 3-day short course on granite petrogenesis at Seoul National University, Korea, 26-28 August.
He then presented a lecture on zircon inheritance at the Hutton V conference in Toyohashi, Japan (29 August- 6 September), and afterwards attended Goldschmidt 2003 in Kurashiki, Japan (September 7-12). November 6 he was an invited speaker at the Selwyn Symposium, Melbourne University,
where he spoke on assessing the accuracy of age measurements of igneous rocks.
Ms N. Abram attended the EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly in Nice in April where she presented the following two posters: (1) Abram N.J.,
Gagan M.K., McCulloch M.T., Chappell J. and Hantoro W.S. ‘Coral reef death linked to tropical wildfires in Indonesia during the 1997 Indian
Ocean Dipole’ and (2) Abram N.J., Gagan M.K., Chappell J., McCulloch M.T. and Hantoro W.S. ‘Coral records of interannual, century and
millennium scale climate dynamics in the tropical eastern Indian Ocean’.
Ms S.N. Burgess made an oral presentation at the Second International Deep-Sea Coral Symposium, Erlangen, Germany 8-13 September.
Dr E. Calvo presented the poster ‘Dust-induced changes in phytoplankton composition during the last four glacial cycles’ with co-authors
Dr C. Pelejero, Dr G.A. Logan, and Dr P. De Deckker, at the ‘Euro Conference: Comparison of Ice Core Records with Marine Sediments and
Climate Models’ in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Barcelona, Spain, 4-9 October. She also presented the poster ‘280-year long Sr/Ca and d18O records
from Flinders Reef, western Coral Sea’ jointly with Dr J.F. Marshall, Dr C. Pelejero and Dr M.T. McCulloch at the fall meeting ofthe American
Geophysical Union, San Fransisco, 8-12 December.
Prof J. Chappell presented both ‘New determinations of the long-term production and migration of soil, our largest mineral deposit’ and ‘Archives of environmental history and resources – reflections following CRC LEME Regolith Symposia 2003’ at Advances in Regolith: Proceedings of the
CRC LEME Regional Regolith Symposia, 2003. He presented the Plenary Address ‘Cold, dry and large? Greater Australia through the latter
stages of the last Ice Age’ at the Australian Archaeologic Association Conference, Jindabyne NSW 2003 and ‘Retrospective and prospective
changes of climate and environment in northern Australia: implications for sustainable development’ as an invited Lecture, 2 Darwin Symposium,
Charles Darwin University NT, July; and ‘Detailed sea level analysis of coral terraces at Huon Peninsula, PNG: 30-65,000 years BP’, at the
Sea-levels and Heinrich Events Workshop, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Columbia University, October.
Dr S. Eggins attended the XVI International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) Congress, Reno, 23-30 July, where he presented two posters:
(1) ‘The distribution of Mg in placktonic foraminifera tests: implications for Mg/Ca paleoseawater thermometry and habitat migration’,
jointly with Prof De Deckker, Dr J. Marshall; and (2) ‘Open-system U-series dating of marine mollusc shells’ jointly with Prof R. Grün
and Assoc Prof C. Murray-Wallace. Dr Eggins also attended the Victor Goldschmidt Conference, in Kurashiki, Japan, where he presented
‘Open-system U-series dating of marine mollusc shells jointly with Prof R. Grün and Assoc Prof C. Murray-Wallace. He also presented an invited
lecture ‘In-situ U-series dating by laser ablation ICPMS’ at the AINSE 3rd Quaternary Dating Workshop, 1-2 October, Lucas Heights.
Ms R. Fraser made a 6 week visit to the Research Laboratory of Archaeology and Art History at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom,
to undertake stable isotope analysis of samples during September and October.
Mr T. Fujioka gave an oral presentation at the Goldschmidt Conference at Kurashiki, Japan, 8-12 September.
Dr M. Gagan undertook an outside studies program from March to July with the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences,
Stanford University, USA (hosted by Prof R.B. Dunbar) where he presented the seminar ‘Holocene ocean-atmosphere interactions in the
Pacific Warm Pool and the tropical general circulation’.
Prof R. Grün was co-organiser of Session 50, S-30 ‘New developments in Quaternary numerical dating methods at the 16th INQUA Congress,
23-30 July, Reno, USA. He was invited by the organisers of the Archéométrie meeting, Bordeaux, France (16-19 April, France) to present
‘Physical dating methods in archaeology’. Prof Grün was invited by the session organisers ‘Dating Methods for Quaternary Geochronology’ to
present ‘The age of the Border Cave 5 mandible’ (with P. Beaumont, P.V. Tobias and S. Eggins) at the 13th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference,
7-12 September, Kurashiki, Japan, and to give two talks at the 12th Workshop on Applied Metrology, 13-14 September, Okayama, Japan, entitled
‘The role of ESR dating in the reconstruction of the chronology of modern human evolution and ‘Introduction to Quaternary geochronology’. Prof Grün
also presented ‘Direct dating of fossil hominids’ at Archéométrie 2003, 16-19 April, Bordeaux, France; ‘The age of the Border Cave 5 mandible’
(with S. Eggins and P.V. Tobias) at the 16th Congress of the International Quaternary Association, 23-30 July, Reno, and ‘ESR dating’ at the
AINSE 3rd Quaternary Dating Workshop. 1-2 October, Lucas Heights.
Dr Y. Jia attended the American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting in December in Denver, USA at which he gave a presentation on
‘The secular decrease in atmosphere d15N: Atmosphere origin and crustal cycling’, and poster on ‘Thorium/U systematics of Precambrian
deep-sea pelagic black shales: implications for redox state of the early atmosphere’.
Dr J. Marshall, Mr T. Wyndham and Ms B. Ayling also attended the 80th Annual Conference of the Australian Coral Reef Society in Townsville in September.
Prof M.T. McCulloch attended the 80th Annual Conference of the Australian Coral Reef Society, Townsville, in September at which he
delivered the paper ‘Water Quality in the Inner Great Barrier Reef: What were the ‘Natural’ Levels of Turbidity and Salinity prior to
Prof M.T. McCulloch, Dr J.M. Lough, and Dr M.K. Gagan, attended the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco,
EEUU, 8-12 December; Eos Trans. AGU, 84(46), Fall Meet. Suppl, Abstract PP52A-0954, 2003.
Dr W. Müller was co-convener of the Special session ‘Archaeological Geochemistry: Isotopically Decoding Prehistoric Human Life and Nature’
Goldschmidt Conference 2003, Kurashiki (Japan), in which he also made the oral presentation ‘In-situ isotopic and trace elemental analysis of
teeth by LA-MC-ICPMS’ jointly with Dr S. Eggins. Dr Müller was also co-author of a paper ‘Resolving the issue of provenance through
radiogenic and stable isotope analysis of skeletal materials’ by Chatfield, J., Harradine, H., Müller, W., Westaway, M, presented at AAA
(Australian Archaeological Association) Conference, December, Jindabyne, NSW, and of the paper ‘Resolving the issue of provenance
through stable isotope analysis’ by Harradine, H., Müller, W., Westaway, M., presented at WAC-5 (World Archaeological Congress,
Washington, D.C., USA), June.
Dr C. Pelejero presented the poster ‘Synchronous climatic response in the south-western Pacific and Antarctica during Stage 5e’ jointly with
Dr E. Calvo, Dr G.A. Logan, and Prof Prof De Deckker at the Euro Conference: Comparison of Ice Core Records with Marine Sediments and
Climate Models, in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Barcelona, Spain, 4-9 October. Dr C. Pelejero also attended the Fall Meeting of the American
Geophysical Union, San Francisco, EEUU, 8-12 December where he presented the poster ‘Marine Isotope Stage 5e in the Southwest Pacific:
Similarities with Antarctica and ENSO inference’ jointly with Dr E. Calvo, Dr G.A. Logan, and Prof P. De Deckker; Eos Trans. AGU, 84(46),
Fall Meet. Suppl, Abstract PP32A-0278, 2003. He also gave a seminar entitled ‘Multicollector Mass Spectrometry, Applications in Earth and
Marine Sciences’ in the Marine Sciences Institute (CMIMA-CSIC) in Barcelona (Spain), 26 September.
Dr B. Pillans presented papers at the following conferences: Geological Timescales Conference, Mt Tremblant, Canada, 15-18 March;
Regolith and Landscapes in Eastern Australia, Canberra, 21-23 November; and the XVI International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)
Congress, Reno, 23-30 July.
Dr E. Rhodes organised a one-day informal meeting for luminescence dating specialists within RSES 29 August, with around 25 attending. He
was an invited speaker at ‘Modern Human Origins: Australian Perspectives’, held at UNSW, 29-30 September, presenting a paper entitled
‘Early Australian settlement: The non-radiocarbon chronology’, which was subsequently reported in Science. He attended the Quaternary Dating
Workshop, at ANSTO, Lucas Heights, 1-2 October. At the CRC LEME Eastern Regolith Symposium, ANU, 19-21 November, and the
CRC LEME Western Regolith Symposium, Curtin University, 27-28 November, he presented a paper entitled ‘Age and mobility of regolith:
assessment by luminescence dating method’, jointly with Prof J. Chappell & Dr N. Spooner and Dr B. Pillans.
Mr M. Smith presented the paper ‘U - Pb dating of anatase in silcrete’ at 2003 CRC LEME symposia: Advances in Regolith in Canberra and Perth,
Ms J. Trotter presented a paper at the 9th International Symposium on the Ordovician System (ISOS), San Juan, Argentina, August (reference above),
and attended post-symposia field excursion to the Andes.
Dr J.G. Wynn presented High Spatial and Temporal Resolution Paleoenvironmental Records from Paleosols of Kenya and Ethiopia at the Pardee
Symposium Paleoenvironmental and Paleoclimatic Framework of Human Evolution. Geol. Soc. Am. Abstracts with Programs (Annual Meeting,
Seattle, WA), paper 73 - 4. He also presented a Report on the extension of soil organic carbon and carbon isotope inventories to soils of variable
texture, co-authored with Bird, M.I., Vellen, L., Grand-Clement, E. to the CRC for Greenhouse Accounting Annual Science Meeting, May, 2003, Murramurang, NSW. Dr J.G. Wynn co-authored the paper ‘Stone age archeological survey in the Busidima region, Ethiopia’, presented by
Riel-Salvatore, J., Alemseged, Z., Reed, D., Wynn, J.G., at the Paleoanthropology Society Annual Meeting, April. He was also co-author of the
paper Krull, E., Skjemstad, J., Wynn, J.G., Burrows, W., Bray, S., ‘Time course of vegetation change from grassland (C4) to woodland (C3) in
central Queensland: Evidence from d13C and 14C of soil organic matter’, presented at the 18th International Radiocarbon Conference, Wellington, NZ.
Prof S. F Cox presented a keynote lecture at the meeting of the Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology of the Geological Society
of Australia at Kalbarri (WA) in September. At that conference, he also co-authored another oral presentation with Dr S. Micklethwaite, and
co-authored three poster presentations. Prof S.F Cox also gave an invited presentation at a Kyoto University conference in December.
Ms Katie Dowell attended the CRC Leme conferences in Canberra and Perth, the Opal symposium in Quilpie, Queensland and the Opal
seminar at Sydney University.
Dr J. Freeman attended the VUESC Conference where he presented a paper titled ‘Non-Newtonian Stagnant Lid Convection with a
Water Ice Rheology’. This work was done in collaboration with Prof L. Moresi (Mathematical Sciences, Monash University) and
Dr D. May (Computational Scientist, Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing). This work has also been submitted to Geophysical
Research Letters (not yet accepted).
Prof D.H. Green continued research in Germany from mid March to late July supported by Humboldt Foundation Research Prize.
He was hosted by Prof D. Dingwell at Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich and delivered a short course on ‘Magma Genesis in the
Earth’s Mantle’. He was also an invited lecturer at Universities of Nancy (France), Utrecht (Netherlands), Heidelberg, Bayreuth (Germany),
Vienna (Austria) and Budapest (Hungary). He presented a paper at the combined European Union of Geosciences/American Geophysical
Union in Nice (France) in April. From 24-29 August, Prof D.H. Green was an invited speaker and participant in the Penrose Conference
‘Plume IV: Beyond the Plume Hypothesis’ held near Reykjavik, Iceland. He presented evidence for compositional buoyancy and mantle
inhomogeneity, rather than a deep-seated thermal plume, as the cause of ‘Hot-Spot’ volcanism. This was followed by an extended visit to
MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, during which he collaborated
with Prof F.A. Frey (MIT) and Prof N. Shimizu (WHOI) on geochemistry and petrogenesis of Hawaiian magmas. During this visit Prof
Green gave a seminar course to graduate students from both institutions. Prof Green was an invited lecturer at MIT, WHOI, Brown University
(Providence, RI, USA) and Yale University (New Haven, Conn, USA).
Mr A. Hack attended the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco where a poster entitled ‘Copper solubility and speciation in mineral-buffered
fluids at crust to upper mantle conditions’ was presented.
Dr J. Hermann attended the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Seattle, USA from 2-5 November where he gave a keynote lecture in the Pardee Symposium on ‘Modeling Metamorphism: Petrology, Geochemistry and Tectonics’. Dr Hermann talked about rates of high grade metamorphic processes. He also gave a second talk on carbonate melts and diamond formation in subducted continental crust.
Prof I. Jackson attended the EUG/EGS/AGU conference Nice, April; presented two papers at the IUGG Sapporo, Japan, July; co-presented
a paper with Dr U. Faul at the AGU December; and visited Ehime University May-August for outside studies.
Dr J. Mavrogenes attended the Geological Society of America Fall Meeting in Seattle, USA. He also presented seminars at the University
of Melbourne, Auckland, Waikato and Victoria Universities in New Zealand where he, with students, presented recent results on sulfide
partial melting. At the University of British Columbia, Canada he presented a seminar on the effects of metamorphism on ore deposits. He
was an invited contributor to a short course entitled: Metallogenesis and Metallogeny of Magmatic NiS and PGE Deposits, held at the University
of Western Australia in February. Dr Mavrogenes contributed to a short course on fluid inclusions sponsored by the Predictive Mineral Deposits
CRC held in Canberra.
Dr C. McFarlane attended the Geological Association of Canada/Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint Annual Meeting in Vancouver,
BC in May and presented a paper called ‘Redistribution of Pb via high-T recovery of lattice strain in zircon’.
Dr S. Micklethwaite presented an oral paper at the annual international conference of the Structural Geology and Tectonics Study Group
(SGTSG). This was held at Kalbarri Beach Resort, Western Australia 21-27 September. Dr S. Micklethwaite attended the pre-conference
workshop on Electron Backscatter Diffraction Analysis (EBSD), run by Prof D. Prior and Dr S. Reddy (20th September).
Ms M. Miller attended the 17th Victorian Universities Earth Sciences Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, September where she
presented a paper on three-dimensional slab structure of the Northwest Pacific margin and the American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting,
San Francisco, CA, USA, December where she gave a paper on three-dimensional slab structure of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc system.
Dr H. O’Neill attended a workshop on ‘Mantle structure, composition and phase transitions at Fréjus, France, 2-6 April where he presented
a paper on the origin of chrome-diopside pyroxenites and their significance for the determination of the composition of the mantle. He also
attended the joint EAG-EUG-AGU meeting in Nice, France from 6-11 April. Dr H. O’Neill conducted field work sampling ophiolites, in New
Caledonia from 14 to 19 August. He also visited the Laboratoire Pierre Süe, CEA/CNRS, Paris, on 10 November and travelled to Grenoble to
conduct experiments from 12-18 November at the ESRF on tracking the effects of composition, oxygen fugacity, pressure and cooling on sulfur
speciation in quenched silicate melts by µXANES.
Dr T. Sharp attended the American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting where he presented a paper co-authored by Dr H. Jung, J. Fitz Gerald
and Dr S. Karato on ‘Dislocation Microstructures in Deformed Olivine Displaying the C-type and B-type Fabrics’.
Mr D. Wood attended the 17th Victorian Universities Earth Sciences Conference, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, September where he
gave a paper titled ‘Evidence for Metamorphic Core-Complex formation in central-east Queensland’.
Mr J. Wykes attended the GSA Annual meeting in Seattle in November where he presented a paper based on his Honours thesis research.
Dr J. Braun attended the following conferences and seminars: Penrose Conference on Tectonics, Climate and Landscape Evolution, 13-17
January, Taroko National Park, Taiwan; EGS-AGU-EUG 2003 Joint Assembly, 6-11 April, Nice, France. Earth System Evolution Programme
of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, first bi-annual meeting, 3-4 June, Montreal, Canada; ACCESS workshop, Brisbane, 27-29
October; Brownian landscapes, Seminar series, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, 5 November ; Earth System Evolution
Programme of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, second bi-annual meeting, 6-7 December, San Francisco, USA; AGU Fall
meeting, 8-12 December, San Francisco, USA; Gilbert Club, University of Berkeley, 13 December, Berkeley, USA. He also visited
Laboratoire de Geodynamique des Chaines Alpines, Universite Joseph Fourier de Grenoble, France, 17-26 August.
Dr G.F. Davies presented an invited paper at the European Geophysical Society conference, 6-11 April in Nice, France, on Stirring and
Stratification in the Early and Late Mantle. He also presented a paper at the Second Workshop on Mantle Structure, Composition and Phase
Transitions, 2-6 April in Frejus, France, organised by the Ecole Normale Superieur de Lyon. Subsequently he visited and gave seminars at
Princeton University, Harvard University, the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Prof R.W. Griffiths attended the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) Congress in Sapporo, Japan, 29 June-6 July and
presented a paper on processes governing the ocean thermohaline circulation. He also attended and gave two lectures at the Geophysical
Fluid Dynamics Summer Program at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA, 7-19 July.
Prof B.L.N. Kennett travelled to Germany in January to visit the GeoforschungZentrum in Potsdam and deliver an invited paper at the
memorial symposium for Prof G. Mueller in Frankfurt. In March he went to Boulder, Colorado, for the SEAP meeting on enhancing seismic
studies in Antarctica and developed a model for improved coverage using semi-permanent and portable stations. In late March he visited the
University of Cambridge and the University of Leeds giving seminars on seismic structure beneath Australia, and then travelled to Nice for the
joint meeting of the European Geoscience Union and the American Geophysical Union. He gave presentations on the nature of deep mantle
heterogeneity from global tomography and on the synthesis of body wave and surface wave studies for Australia. He then visited the University
of Utrecht and initiated collaboration on global studies of higher mode surface waves. In July he attended the General Assembly of the
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics and gave the IASPEI Presidential Address on developments in strong-ground-motion seismology
and presented another paper. In September he was a Keynote Speaker at the Goldschmidt Conference in Kurashiki, Japan with a presentation
on the nature of mantle heterogeneity. After the conference he visited the Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo to continue
collaboration with Dr T. Furumura on seismic wave propagation problems.
Dr A.E. Kiss attended the Tenth Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society National Conference, University of Western Australia,
Perth, 10-12 February and presented a paper on the dynamics responsible for western boundary current separation. He also attended the
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) Congress in Sapporo, Japan, 30 June-11 July and presented a paper on this topic.
He also delivered an invited seminar on this topic at the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Symposium on Rotating Fluids,
Melbourne, 2 October.
Prof K. Lambeck visited the Ente per le Nuova Technologie, l’Energia e l’Ambient (ENEA) and Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
(INGV) in Rome and examined Roman fish tanks along theTyrrhenian coast in March and May.
Prof K. Lambeck attended the Inter-Akademie-Symposium, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Litertur Mainz, Mainz from 3-5 September.
He presented a paper ‘Sea level change through the last glacial cycle: geophysical, glaciological and palaeogeographic consequences.’
Prof K. Lambeck also attended the Karthaus Summer School from 9- 20 September, Glaciers and ice sheets in the climate system.
During the course of the School he gave three lectures: ‘Geodynamics - Introduction’, ‘Interaction between ice sheet and solid earth’ and
‘What can we learn from glacial rebound’. He also visited the Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar-und Meeresforschung, Bremerhaven
between the 7-8 September, where he gave a seminar ‘Constraints on the ice history of Northern Europe from sea-level and crustal-rebound data’.
Prof Lambeck attended Puglia 2003: International Conference on ‘Quaternary coastal morphology and sea level changes’, September 21-28,
Otranto, Puglia Italy. He presented a paper ‘Sea level change and shoreline migration along the Italian coast from the Last Glacial Maximum to
Prof K. Lambeck, in his role as Foreign Secretary, Australian Academy of Science, attended the Inter Academy Panel (IAP) Executive
Committee meetings in Rome at the Academie Linceia, in May, and the IAP Conference and General Assembly ‘Science for Society’,
held in Mexico City, from 1-5 December.
Dr H. McQueen attended the 23rd Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics in Sapporo, Japan, in July and took
part in meetings of the Global Geophysics Program.
Dr N. Rawlinson attended the Fall Meeting of the AGU, San Francisco, 7-12 December.
Dr M Sambridge attended the joint AGU-EGS-EUG meeting in Nice, France, where he gave presentations on `Empirical travel time
estimation' and `Fast marching approaches toseismic wavefront simulation'. He also visited the University of Copenhagen and gave a
seminar at the Niels Bohr Institute. While there he served as an external examiner of a Ph.D defence.
Mr R. Stanaway attended the 23rd IUGG Symposium in Sapporo, Japan. He presented a Poster ‘Implementation of a Dynamic Geodetic
datum: A Case Study in Papua New Guinea’.
Dr Paul Tregoning attended the EGU conference in Nice, France in April where he made two oral presentations, ‘Using geodetic data to
disentangle the co- and post-seismic
deformation caused by three large earthquakes in Papua New Guinea’ and ‘Application of the Arrival Pattern method to aftershock relocation
using teleseismic data’ and one poster presentation, ‘Rates of Present-day uplift near the Lambert Glacier, Antarctica,
derived from GPS observations.
Mr C.M. Fanning co-convened a session on the ‘Isotopic Determination of Sediment Provenance’ and presented a poster at the Annual meeting
of the Geology Society of America in Seattle in early November. He presented a paper at the IV South American Symposium on Isotope Geology
(SSAGI IV) in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil in la
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on Antarctic Earth Sciences (ISAES IX) in
Potsdam, Germany in mid September. He presented two invited Keynote papers at a workshop on SHRIMP U-Pb geochronology in Wroclaw
Poland, and an invited talk at the University of Bremen, Germany, both in early September. He presented an invited paper at the Broken Hill
Exploration Initiative meeting in Broken Hill, in early July and conducted field work in the Olary Block of the Curnamona Province. He presented
a seminar at Melbourne University in late July. Mr Fanning conducted field work in the Chilean region of Patagonia during March.
Mr C.M. Fanning and Drs R.A. Armstrong and G. Yaxley attended the SHRIMP Workshop at Murramurang, NSW in April, where Mr
Fanning presented a paper.
Dr R.A. Armstrong presented a Keynote Address at the IV South American Symposium on Isotope Geology (SSAGI) in Salvador, Brazil in
August. He also co-authored a number of papers presented at the symposium. Results of collaborative research were presented by co-workers
at a number of international conferences this year, including EUG 2003 (Nice, France), SCAR 2003 (Potsdam, Germany) and Geoforum 2003 (Johannesburg, South Africa).
Dr G. Yaxley attended the Goldschmidt Conference held in Kurashiki, Japan in September, where he presented a paper entitled ‘Petrological
Constraints on Carbonated Eclogite as a Source of Carbonatites and Kimberlites’. Following the conference he attended a one day workshop
on Mantle Heterogeneities held at Kurashiki. He then visited the Japanese Marine Science and Technology institute in Yokosuka where he
presented a seminar entitled ‘Phase and melting relations of carbonate-bearing eclogite assemblages - Implications for carbonatite petrogenesis’.
He also attended the International Diamond Conference held in December in Perth, WA, where he received an update of Australian and International
diamond exploration projects and held discussions regarding possible commercial and collaborative projects between industry and PRISE.
He presented a briefing to exploration geologists at Rio Tinto Exploration in Perth regarding diamond related projects and the capabilities of
PRISE in this area.
Dr M. Norman attended the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco where he presented papers entitled ‘Magnesium Isotopes in
the Earth and Moon by Laser Ablation MC-ICPMS’ and ‘No Core Contribution in Mantle Plumes: New Evidence From Tungsten Isotopes’.
Ms N. Abram was one of sixteen early career scientists selected to present her research to the media and the general public at the Melbourne
Museum as part of the ‘Fresh Science’ National Science Week. As a ‘Fresh Science’ finalist, she also completed an ‘Econnect’ media-training course.
Dr A. J. Berry is a member of the Instrument Advisory Team (IAT) for the powder neutron diffraction beamlines (HRPD and HIPD) at the
new Replacement Research Reactor at Lucas Heights; Coordinator of a special interest group called GEOSYNC designed to educate, inform
and represent Australian geoscientists on all matters relating to synchrotron science; and a member of the organising committee
of Photons@Work, Australian Synchrotron Summer School.
Dr J. Braun coordinated a high school student visit to RSES in November.
Prof J. Chappell participated with the National Committee for Earth Sciences in the development of a National Strategic Plan for the Geosciences.
Prof J. Chappell presented the field class “Rivers in time: geomorphology and the ancient past of the Lachlan River” Environment
Workshop, Institute of the Arts ANU 19-20 March, and participated in the Workshop exhibition at Grenfell 5-9 June (personal
contribution, sculpture “Dammed Rivers”), and the major exhibition “Landscape Gold & Water” at Orange (personal contributions, sculptures
“Dammed Rivers” and “Water Stress”).
Prof J. Chappell organised and supervised as part of the CSIRO-ANU Student Research Scheme two student projects,
“Monte-carlo simulation of soil creep” (student, Alison Sham, Merici College), and “Floodwater signals in coral growth bands”
(jointly with Dr J Marshall RSES) (student, Ben Huntley, Canberra Grammar)
Prof S.F. Cox and Dr S. Micklethwaite made a number of presentations to geoscientific staff of Gold Fields Ltd, Kalgoorlie
Consolidated Gold Mines, Newmont, Placer Dome Ltd and AngloGold as part of their ARC/AMIRA-funded Yilgarn stress
transfer modelling project.
Ms R. Fraser made a day visit to St Thomas the Apostle primary school, Kambah to talk about to three junior classes about
Australian megafauna fossils.
Dr J. Fitz Gerald, CSEM hosted a lecture and workshop on Convergent Beam Electron Diffraction 11-13 June by Prof Jean-Paul Morniroli,
Laboratoire de Métallurgie Physique et Génie des Matériaux, Universite de Lille I, France.
Prof D.H. Green presented a short course on Magma Genesis in the “Earth’s Mantle” at L.-M. University of Munich, Germany,
with graduate students attending from Italy, Denmark, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Austria, as well as German graduate students.
A similar seminar series was presented to graduate students and post-docs in the joint geochemistry program run by M.I.T.,
and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Dr T.R. Ireland convened the inaugural SHRIMP Workshop in March, a week-long meeting which was attended by
Prof T.M. Harrison, Emeritus Prof W. Compston, Dr I.S. Williams, Dr J.J. Foster, Dr P. Holden, Dr A.P. Nutman, several SHRIMP
technical staff, Geoscience Australia staff and a number of national and international delegates involved in SHRIMP research and development.
Dr W. Müller presented the results of his recent Iceman research, “Origin and Migration of the Neolithic Alpine Iceman, Ötzi”
at the Australian Academy of Science, Dinner Club, 27 February. “Aus dem Zahnschmelz des Eismannes seine Herkunft ablesen…”
(in German) at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology (‘Iceman Museum’), 1 July; Origin and Migration of the Alpine Iceman at the
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, 3 July, and the University of Vienna, 8 July; Origin and Migration of the Alpine
Iceman Ötzi at the Goethe Society, Canberra, 23 October; Isotopes, Iceman and Insights into Anthropology/Archaeology at RSES
seminar series, 30 October; and A paradigm shift in using teeth as archives of chronology, diet, and place of origin” at the Royal Holloway
University of London, 13 November.
Dr W. Müller was interviewed by ABC radio and TV following publication of Müller et al. (2003), ‘Origin and Migration of the
Alpine Iceman’ in Science; and more than 30 articles subsequently appeared in Australian and overseas several newspapers including;
The Canberra Times, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian Financial Review, New Scientist, Scientific American, Italian
Television (RAI), Austrian Radio, National Public Radio (USA), New York Times, Washington Post, Die Presse, Tiroler Tageszeitung,
The Seattle Times, Die Welt etc.
Dr S. McLaren presented a Research Seminar, "Some speculations on the nature of Proterozoic tectonics in Australia”,
at Geoscience Australia, in August.
Dr E. Rhodes made two TV appearances in UK concerning OSL dating of Wilmington Long Man, Sussex, UK, and dating of a
large standing stone, The Cove, Avebury, UK.
Dr S. Micklethwaite and Prof S.F. Cox organised and ran 2 industrial workshops on the implications of seismological observations
and the application of advanced structural techniques to mineral exploration, at Kalgoorlie, WA, for geoscientists from Newmont
Australia, KCGM, Goldfields St Ives, Placerdome and Anglogold (May & November). After each workshop, Dr S. Micklethwaite
ran a short half-day field trip to key outcrops on local mine sites, providing informal advice in the field to the attendees.
Dr S. Micklethwaite contributed general scientific information and was interviewed twice for the Sunday science program "Fuzzy Logic"
broadcast on 2XX, a local community radio station (98.3FM). He is a member of the Geological Society of Australia's committee
(ACT division), in which capacity he has arranged and organised seminars for the wider public and geological community, and
promoted geoscience at schools.
Dr E. Tenthorey participated in the CSIRO Student Research Scheme, in which he supervised two year 11 students undertaking a
Dr I.S. Williams and Prof D.H. Green hosted seven science teachers from Narrabundah College during January to learn from
about research in isotope geochronology and experimental petrology.
Dr I.S. Williams with Prof B.W. Chappell (Macquarie University), Emeritus Prof A.J.R. White (La Trobe University) and Dr P.L.
Blevin (PetroChem Consultants Pty. Ltd.) presented a 3-day short course on granite petrogenesis at Seoul National University, Korea.
Mr D. Wood attended a workshop in Perth at AngoGold Australia, who provide field support for his research.
Dr J. Braun and Dr G. Davies taught the Physics of the Earth Honours course ‘Plate Tectonics and Mantle Dynamics’.
Prof J. Chappell gave a two week lecture course and associated laboratories to classes GEOL 2007 and GEOL 3019 at the
Department of Geology, ANU. He also gave two lectures and a laboratory class to 1st year and advanced students, during
April at the Department of Geology, University of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby.
Prof S.F. Cox taught structural geology and tectonics courses at 2nd and 3rd year levels, and contributed to three other courses
at 1st to 3rd year levels as part of his joint appointment at RSES and the Department of Geology, ANU.
Dr G. F. Davies taught a one-week intensive unit on Dynamics of the Earth’s Mantle (PEAT8001) as part of the RSES Honours
programme in Physics of the Earth.
Prof R.W. Griffiths lectured half the third year unit (Physics 3034: Physics of Fluid Flows) within the undergraduate Physics curriculum.
Prof R. Grün gave a lecture series on topics of Quaternary geochronology to students of the Department of Archaeology and
Anthropology, The Faculties, ANU.
Prof T.M. Harrison presented a short course (2-5 February) MSc lecture at Centre for Global Metallogeny, UWA:Orogenic and
Intrusion-related Gold Deposits.
Prof T. M. Harriosn presented a short course (24-29 April) on Deformation and Metamorphism of the Crust (ESC3201)
for The Great Debate: The Himalayas at Monash University.
Prof T.M. Harrison travelled to Los Angeles, USA, for the periods 28 September-25 October and 29 October-1 December during
which time he taught a graduate course on Advanced Interpretive Methods in Geochronology and supervised students and projects at UCLA.
Prof I. Jackson presented a graduate short course ‘Elasticity and anelasticity of geological materials: theoretical background, experimental
techniques and selected seismological applications’, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan, July.
Prof B.L.N. Kennett prepared the online courses: ‘Introduction to Geophysical Continuum Mechanics’ for RSES Honours students; and
‘Imaging the Earth's Interior’
for Master of Contemporary Science, Faculty of Science
Dr A.E. Kiss, Prof R.W. Griffiths and Dr G.O. Hughes taught the Physics of the Earth Honours course ‘Dynamics of the Oceans’
Dr A.E. Kiss was a guest lecturer for the ANU Bachelor of Computational Science course, 18 August.
Prof K. Lambeck participated in the honours teaching program ‘Physics of the Earth’.
Dr J. Mavrogenes taught 3rd year Economic Geology, 30 % of 2nd year Resources and Environmental Geochemistry, and 20 %
of the 1st year course.
Dr S. Micklethwaite accompanied Prof S.F. Cox on the Bermagui structural field trip, demonstrator, a weekend long, 2nd Year
undergraduate field trip, during which students were trained in field-based structural skills. Dr S. Micklethwaite also undertook
informal and formal training of industrial geoscientists throughout the year at the workshops mentioned above (see also 'Outreach and workshops')
and during different mine site visits.
Dr W Müller was a guest Lecturer at Environmental Archaeology, ANU (Prof Matthew Spriggs), May.
Dr B. Pillans gave lectures in regolith geology courses in Department of Geology, ANU, and School of Applied Science, University of Canberra.
Dr N. Rawlinson, Dr M. Sambridge and Dr A. Reading co-lectured a short course on seismology as part of Earth Physic honours course.
Dr M. Sambridge, Dr N. Rawlinson and Dr A. Reading took part in the Physics of the Earth Honours year and delivered an intensive
lecture course on `Seismology and Seismic imaging'.
Ms J. Trotter, demonstrated for GEOL2008 Palaeobiology & Palaeoenvironments, Semester 2, Department of Geology,
Prof S.F Cox, Dr S. Micklethwaite, and Dr I.S. Williams supervised Mr S. Zasiadczyk (Department of Geology, ANU) in his SHRIMP
study of the age of dykes from the Minotaur/North Revenge mine near Kambalda.
Dr M. Gagan co-supervised (with Dr B. Opdyke, Department of Geology, ANU) the Honours thesis work of Ms K. Lilly on the topic:
‘Coral reconstruction of extreme El Niño events in the Australian Great Barrier Reef’.
Dr G.O. Hughes and Prof R.W. Griffiths supervised the Honours project of Ms M. Coman (‘Convective exchange between two connected chambers’)
in the GFD Group for the Physics of the Earth Honours Program.
Dr J. Mavrogenes supervised the Honours projects of Mr J. Wykes (Department of Geology, ANU) on water solubility in sulfide melts, and
Ms H. Sparks (Department of Geology, ANU) on sulfide partial melting at Broken Hill.
Prof G. Lister jointly supervises Ms K. Bishop, Ms C. Gregory, Mr J. Clulow, and Mr A. Reed (Department of Geology, ANU).
Dr V.C. Bennett, was co-author of a successful proposal to the Australian Academy of Science to host a Fredrick and Elizabeth White Conference on ‘Planetary Timescales: Stardust to Continents’.
Dr I.H. Campbell, member of the Commission for Igneous and Metamorphic Petrogenesis, a subcommission of the International Union of
Geological Sciences; councillor of the International Mineralogical Association; and co-leader of the Commission for Large Igneous Provinces (LIP).
Prof S.F. Cox, served on the Federal Government appointed panel reviewing the first year of research activity in the CRC for Predictive
Prof R.W. Griffiths served as a member of the Advisory Board, Centre for Complex Systems, ANU; chaired the Sir Frederick White Prize
Committee, Australian Academy of Science; was a member of the Academy’s Section Committee 4 (Earth Sciences); served on the Section
Fellows Committee (VGP), American Geophysical Union; Chair of the ACT Centre of the Australian Meteorology and Oceanography Society
(AMOS); member of the national AMOS Council; and member of the Program Committee for the 2005 Australian Institute of Physics Congress.
Dr T.R. Ireland, attended a site inspection of the Cairns Convention Centre in Queensland from 26-29 June in relation to the proposal for the
2008 Annual Meeting of the Meteorical Society to be held in Australia.
Dr J. Mavrogenes, served on the Board of the Faculties (ANU) and on the Board of the Faculty of Science (ANU).
Dr S. McLaren, member of the Committee of the Geological Society of Australia ACT Division.
Dr H. O’Neill, a member of the Geochemical Fellows Selection Committee of the Geochemical Society; and Chairman of the ACT branch of the
Geological Society of Australia.
Dr N. Rawlinson, RSES seminar convener. He organized weekly seminars, post-seminar dinners, food and drink, etc (annual budget ~$8,500).
Mr R. Stanaway presented two seminars in October: ‘Lae, a deforming city’ at PNG University of Technology, and ‘PNG & Gazelle Regional
Tectonics, A brief overview of ANU and RVO’s collaboration 1996- 2003’ at the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory.
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