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NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LINKS 2005

COLLABORATION WITH AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES, CSIRO & INDUSTRY
INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION
COOPERATION WITH GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY

COLLABORATION WITH AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES, CSIRO & INDUSTRY

Earth Chemistry

Dr J.J. BROCKS with Dr B. Rasmussen ( University of Western Australia ), The carbon isotopic disparity of Precambrian kerogens and bitumens.

Dr I.H. CAMPBELL and Dr C. ALLEN with Dr R. Squire, ( Monash University ), Dating detrital zircons from Western Australia Archaean sediments.

Dr I.H. CAMPBELL and Dr C. ALLEN with Mr G. Phillips and Dr C.J.L. Wilson. ( Melbourne University ), Geochronology and geochemistry sedimentary rocks from the Prince Charles Mountains , East Antarctica .

Dr I.H. CAMPBELL and Ms A. STOLTZE with Placer Granny Smith Pty. Ltd., Ore-fluid pathways around the mesothermal gold deposits in the Laverton region, WA using alkali elements and stable isotopes (ARC SPIRT grant).

Prof W. COMPSTON with Dr D.M. Compston (Bogada Gold Pty. Ltd. Perth, WA), Review of SHRIMP zircon ages from granites, intrusives and metasediments in the Tennant Creek area, NT.

Prof W. COMPSTON, Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr R.T. Pidgeon ( Curtin University ), Evidence of shock and annealing from SHRIMP I ages in the lunar ‘Pomegranate' zircon.

Prof T.M. HARRISON, 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.

Prof T.M. HARRISON, member of the local organising committee for the 2006 Goldschmidt Conference to be held in Melbourne .

Prof T.M. HARRISON convened the external RSES Advisory Committee, which met on 1 April.

Prof T.M. HARRISON is a member of the Science Advisory Council of Tectonic Special Research Centre in Western Australia .

Dr M. HONDA with Dr D. Phillips ( University of Melbourne ), Continuation of collaboration on noble gas studies in diamonds.

Dr T.R. IRELAND with Australian Scientific Instruments, Geoscience Australia, Dr P. Vasconcelos (University of Queensland), Dr I. Buick (Monash University), Dr P. Carr & Dr C Fergusson (University of Wollongong), Dr G. Clarke (University of Sydney), Dr R. Large and Dr G. Davidson (University of Tasmania), Dr J Hellstrom (University of Melbourne), Dr A. Kennedy and Dr P. Kinny (Curtin University), and Dr B. McInnes (CSIRO), SHRIMP SI Project.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER with Prof P.C.W. Davies ( Macquarie University ) Finding a second sample of life of Earth.

Prof M.T. MCCULLOCH and Dr David Whitford and Ms Julie Trotter (CSIRO Petroleum, North Ryde Sydney), Using in-situ isotopic and trace element tracers to assess the feasibility of CO2 sequestration in coal mines of the Sydney basin.

Prof M.T. MCCULLOCH is a member of the Coral Reef Centre of Excellence which is based at James Cook University (Professor Terry Hughes, Director), and has nodes at the University of Queensland (Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Associate Director) and ANU (Professor MCCULLOCH, Associate Director).

Dr D. RUBATTO with Prof I.S. Buick (Monash University), Geochronology and trace element composition of accessory minerals in high grade rocks from the Limpopo Belt (Africa) and the Banded Gneiss Complex of India.

Ms D. VALENTE and Dr I.H. CAMPBELL with Phelps Dodge Incorporated, The geochemistry, geochronology and evolution of the El Abra porphyry copper deposit in Northern Chile .

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Prof B.W. Chappell ( Macquarie University ), Petrogenesis of SE Australian granites.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr P. Lennox, (University of New South Wales), Chronology of Wyangala granites and the structural history of the Wyangala Batholith.

 

Earth Environment

Dr G.B. DUNBAR with Dr H. Halide (Australian Institute of Marine Science) Collaboration on rainfall studies in Sulawesi , Indonesia .

Dr M.K. GAGAN with Prof A. Anderson (RSPAS, ANU), El Niño forcing of episodic late Holocene human migration in Remote Oceania.

Dr M.K. GAGAN with Prof P. De Deckker, Dr B. Opdyke, Dr J. Magee, Dr H. Bostock, and Ms M. Spooner (Department of Earth and Marine Science, ANU), Use of stable-isotope ratios in foraminifera and emu eggshell to reconstruct the post-glacial evolution of Australasian marginal seas and early human impacts in Australia.

Prof R. GRÜN and Dr M.K. GAGAN with Assoc. Prof D. Bowman (Charles Darwin University) and Assoc. Prof R. Wells (Flinders University), Co-Chief Investigators on ARC Discovery Grant DP0342788 (2003-2005) “Stable isotopes in marsupials: reconstruction of environmental change in Australia”.

Dr M.K. GAGAN with Drs I. Goodwin and R. Drysdale ( University of Newcastle ), Measurement of stable-isotope ratios in Australian speleothems and coral microatolls from the tropical southwest Pacific.

Dr M.K. GAGAN with Prof R. Roberts and Ms. K. Westaway (University of Wollongong), Analysis of stable-isotope ratios in speleothems to reconstruct Late Quaternary monsoon dynamics and early human impacts in southern Indonesia.

Dr M.K. GAGAN with Prof G. Skilbeck (University of Technology, Sydney), Reconstruction of the post-glacial history of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation using stable-isotope ratios in foraminifera and organic matter in Ocean Drilling Program cores from the Peruvian continental margin.

Dr M.K. GAGAN with Dr J.-x. Zhao ( University of Queensland ), Analysis of stable-isotope ratios in speleothems as indicators of abrupt climate change in tropical Australasia .

Dr M.K. GAGAN with Dr G. Meyers (CSIRO Division of Marine and Atmospheric Research), Partner Investigator on ARC Discovery Grant DP0342017 (2003-2005) “Quantifying the El Niño-Indian Ocean Dipole system using high-resolution coral palaeoclimate archives”.

Dr M.K. GAGAN with Dr K. Harle (CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems), Building a future on knowledge from the past: what palaeo-science can reveal about climate change and its potential impacts in Australia .

Prof GRÜN and Dr GAGAN collaborate on the ARC grant Stable isotopes in marsupials: reconstruction of environmental change in Australia with Dr R. Wells, Flinders University and Dr D. Bowman, Northern Territory University .

Prof GRÜN was successful with two ARC Discovery grants. With Dr I. WILLIAMS and Prof M SPRIGGS (Archaeology and Anthrolpology) he obtained a grant entitled Microanalysis of human fossils: new insights into age, diet and migration and with Prof Roberts and Dr Z. Jacobs, University of Wollongong, and Prof G. Duller, University of Aberystwyth, Out of Africa and into Australia: robust chronologies for turning points in modern human evolution and dispersal.

Prof GRÜN collaborates with Dr J. Field, Dept. of Archaeology, University of Sydney, on the dating of the archaeological and megafauna site of Cuddie Springs, Dr J. Dorth, Department of Archaeology, University of Sydney and Dr M Cupper, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, on the dating of the megafauna site of Lancefield, and Dr R. Wells, Flinders University, on dating a series of South Australian sites with faunal remains including Naracoorte Cave and the Rocky River Site on Kangaroo Island.

DR B.J. PILLANS with Dr M. Paine ( Curtin University ). Dating regolith in southern Australia .

Dr E.J. RHODES, with Prof J. Nott, James Cook University , Cairns , Queensland , collaborated on a project to provide a chronology of Holocene monsoon storm beach ridge building at Cowley Beach , QLD.

Dr E.J. RHODES with Dr R. Twidale, University of Adelaide , SA, collaborated on a project to date dunes around Waikerie, SA.

Dr E.J. RHODES with Dr P. Fanning, Macquarie University , Sydney , NSW, and Dr S. Holdaway, University of Aukland , NZ, collaborated on a project to assess the archaeology of Poolamacca, western NSW.

Dr E.J. RHODES with Dr P. Fanning, Macquarie University , Sydney , NSW, and Dr S. Holdaway, University of Aukland , NZ, collaborated on a project to date the archaeological occupation of Fowlers Gap research station, western NSW.

Dr E.J. RHODES with Dr P. Fanning, Macquarie University , Sydney , NSW, and Dr S. Holdaway, University of Aukland , NZ, collaborated on a project to assess the archaeology of Peery Section, Paroo Darling National Park , western NSW.

Dr E.J. RHODES and Prof R. GRÜN with Dr R. Wells, Flinders University , SA, collaborated to date the megafaunal fosill site of Rocky River , Kangaroo Island , SA.

Dr E.J. RHODES, with Prof A. Anderson, Prof P. Bellwood, Prof M. Spriggs, Dr S. O'Connor and Dr S. Haberle (RSES, ANU) to date a wide range of pottery from Pacific Islands and mainland Asia.

Dr E.J. RHODES, with Prof E. Colhoun, University of Newcastle , NSW, collaborated to provide a chronology for glaciation in Ireland .

Dr E.J. RHODES, with Mr. C. Thompson and Dr J. Croke, Australian Defence Force Academy , Canberra , ACT, collaborated to determine rates of sediment flushing in mountain rivers, NSW.

Dr E.J. RHODES, with Mr T. Ralph, Macquarie University , Sydney , NSW, collaborated to date sediments from the Macquarie Marshes, NSW.

Dr E. J. RHODES, with Ms. L. Gayler, University of Newcastle , NSW, collaborated to date sediments from the Paroo catchment, QLD.

Dr E.J. RHODES, with Mr. P. Shimeld, University of Newcastle , NSW, collaborated to date sediments from Moffat Swamp , Newcastle , NSW.

Dr E.J. RHODES, with Dr A. Keene, Southern Cross University, NSW, collaborated to date sediments from the Widden Valley catchment, NSW.

Dr P.C. TREBLE with Dr B. Bates ( CSIRO Land and Water, Perth ) and Dr E. Campbell (CSIRO Mathematics and Information Science, Perth ), Reconstructing and characterizing southwest Australia 's recent rainfall history.

 

Earth Materials

Dr W.J. DUNLAP with Prof C. Teyssier ( University of Minnesota , USA ), Thermotectonic history of the Zhangbaling metamorphic belt, eastern China .

Dr W.J. DUNLAP with A. Harris (CODES, University of Tasmania ), Thermal history modeling with K-feldspars from mineralized pit in Chile .

Dr W.J. DUNLAP with Prof H. Fossen ( Bergen , Norway ), New insights into the history of Baltica-Laurentia collision in the Bergen Arcs, western Norway .

Dr W.J. DUNLAP with Dr N. Mortimer (IGNS, Dunedin , New Zealand ), Thermotectonic evolution of the Livingstone Fault Zone, boundary of the Maitai suture, southern South Island , New Zealand : Building of an acretionary arc.

Dr W.J. DUNLAP with Dr A. Tulloch (IGNS, Dunedin , New Zealand ), Age and significance of the Sam's Creek dyke rock, Taranaki, South Island , New Zealand .

Dr W.J. DUNLAP with Dr M. Dawson and colleagues ( New South Wales , Geological Survey), Investigation of the age, aerial distribution, and emplacement mechanisms of basaltic lavas in eastern New South Wales .

Dr W.J. DUNLAP with P. Waters (ANGLO American, Philippines ), Emplacement ages of volcanic and subvolcanic edifices in the Philippines : Revision of the regional volcanic history in light of new 40Ar/39Ar results.

Dr W.J. DUNLAP with W. Dickinson (Victoria University of Wellington) Age of the Sirius Tillite from the Antarctic Dry Valleys, using K-Ar and 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of authigenic chabazite in sediments from the Table Mountain area.

Dr W.J. DUNLAP with H. Davies (University of Papua New Guinea), James Menzies (University of Adelaide), and Sue Golding (University of Queensland), Determination of the age of the Yonki Diprotodontid skull found in Miocene sediments of the Papuan Highlands, application of K-Ar and 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology to differentiation of the timing of phreatomagmatic eruption and subsequent sediment transport.

Dr W.J. DUNLAP with D. Braxton (CODES, University of Tasmania ), Assessment of the age of illite and alunite alteration in the volcanic and magmatic complexes of Boyongan , Philippines .

Dr W.J. DUNLAP with Oolithica Geoscience (UK), Age determinations of basaltic to intermediate volcanic rocks for reconnaissance purposes, using the K-Ar and 40Ar/39Ar methods.

Dr W.J. DUNLAP with M. Carter (CAMECO Pty Ltd, Australia ). Assessment of the cooling history of Proterozoic gneissic complexes in Australia through 40Ar/39Ar age determination of white micas.

Dr W.J. Dunlap and Dr M. Norman, RSES, with Hess Oil Company, Evaluation of the composition and age of illite clay concentrates from quartzites using XRD, XRF, K-Ar and 40Ar/39Ar analysis.

Dr J.D. FITZ GERALD with Prof I. Parsons and Dr N. Cayzer (Grant Institute of Earth Science, University of Edinburgh ), Continuation of collaboration on alkali feldspar exsolution microstructures.

Dr J.D. FITZ GERALD with Drs N.S. Mancktelow and K. Kunze (Geologisches Institute, ETH, Switzerland) and Dr G. Pennacchioni (Dipartimento di Geologia, Paleontologia and Geofisica, Università di Padova, Italy), Continuation of collaboration on quartz deformation microstructures.

Dr J.D. FITZ GERALD with Dr R. Spiess (Dipartimento di Geologia, Paleontologia and Geofisica, Università di Padova , Italy ), Collaboration on garnet deformation microstructures.

Dr J.D. FITZ GERALD with Dr C. Hilgers (Geologie - Endogene Dynamik, RWTH Aachen, Germany), Collaboration on formation processes of fibrous veins.

Dr M.A. FORSTER and Prof G.S. LISTER with Dr Simon Sheen, DeBeers Pty Ltd:

Eclogite samples from around the diamond-rich kimberlite pipes at Kimberley , South Africa . Samples supplied by DeBeers for microstructural analysis.

Prof D.H. GREEN with Dr T.J. Falloon, School of Earth Sciences , University of Tasmania on the genesis of primitive basalts in different tectonic settings and their implications for mantle dynamics.

Dr J. HERMANN with Prof I. Buick ( Monash University , Melbourne ), Trace element distribution in high temperature metamorphic minerals present during partial melting.

Prof I. JACKSON and Dr J.D. FITZ GERALD with Z.H. Stachurski (FEIT, ANU) and Mr. G. Wang ( Harbin University , China ), mechanical behaviour of metallic glass.

Prof G.S. LISTER, Director-at-Large, ACcESS MNRF, working with colleagues at The University of Queensland, The University of Melbourne, Monash University and CSIRO.

Prof G.S. LISTER, working with colleagues at Macquarie University focused on developing theory for large-scale exploration geodynamics.

Dr J. MAVROGENES is collaborating with Dr S Hagemann, UWA on analysis of melt inclusions from Archean granites associated with lode Au deposits.

Professor Emeritus I. McDOUGALL continued his active collaborations with Dr F.H. Brown ( University of Utah ) and Dr J.G. Fleagle (University of Stony Brook) on the numerical dating of sequences in the Turkana Basin in East Africa . This work provides major constraints on the age of important fossils relating to the evolution of hominids.

Dr C.R.M. McFARLANE continues to work with the support of CSIRO Exploration & Mining on a series of projects aimed at understand the effects of metamorphism on Au and base-metal deposits.

Dr C.R.M. McFARLANE & Dr J. Mavrogenes with Dr A. Tomkins ( Monash University ), using whole-rock major and trace-element geochemistry to documented relict alteration patterns at the Challenger Gold Mine, South Australia

Dr S.N. McLAREN with Dr S. Reddy and Dr J-A. Wartho (Curtin University of Technology), Linking microstructure and 40Ar/39Ar age in K-feldspars.

Dr S.N. McLAREN with Prof M. Sandiford and Prof R. Powell (University of Melbourne) investigating the origins of intraplate crustal anatexis in South Australia and various problems of Australian Proterozoic tectonic evolution.

Dr A.M. WALKER with Prof J.D. Gale ( Curtin University , Perth ), The incorporation of Ti in forsterite from first principles using the SIESTA methodology.

Dr S. MICKLETHWAITE with Dr H. Sheldon (CSIRO), Damage rate change and stress transfer modeling of mineralized fossil fault systems.

Prof H.St.C. O'NEILL continued to collaborate with Prof Herbert Palme at the University zu Köln on geochemical aspects of terrestrial planet formation.

 

Earth Physics

Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS and Ms M.A. O'BYRNE collaborated with Prof J.H. Middleton ( University of New South Wales ) on the effects on wake flows of disturbances in the incident flow, funded by the ARC Discovery Scheme.

Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS, Dr G.O. HUGHES and Ms M.A. COMAN collaborated with Dr T.J. McDOUGALL (CSIRO Marine Laboratory, Hobart) on processes important for the convective overturning circulation in the global oceans.

Dr G.O. HUGHES collaborated with Mr S. PAITOONSURIKARN (Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems, ANU) on the modeling of convective flows in solar cavity thermal receivers.

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

Dr W.P. SCHELLART continued collaborating with Prof G.S. LISTER (RSES, Earth Materials), working on a reconstruction of the Southwest Pacific region from the Late Cretaceous to the Present. Dr W.P. Schellart has also started a collaboration with Prof B.L.N. KENNETT (RSES, Seismology group) to investigate the tomography of the Southwest Pacific region in order to locate potential remnants of subducted slabs in the upper and lower mantle. Dr Schellart further collaborated with Dr J. FREEMAN (RSES, Earth Materials) and Dr D. STEGMAN (Monash University) working on two- and three-dimensional numerical subduction simulations. Dr Schellart also collaborated with Prof M. SANDIFORD ( University of Melbourne ), working on mechanical coupling and stress transfer between the slab and the trailing plate, in particular looking at stresses in the Indo-Australian plate and their relation to the Sunda subduction zone.

Dr P. TREGONING with Prof R. Coleman and Dr C. Watson (The University of Tasmania), Solid Earth tides and their effects on GPS analyses.

Australian National Seismic Imaging Resource (ANSIR)

Prof B.L.N KENNETT is Director of ANSIR which continues as a National Research Facility until mid-2007, as a joint venture between The Australian National University and Geoscience Australia . RSES has responsibility for the reflection equipment and vibrator sources, as well as the portable instruments that are housed at RSES.

The ANSIR equipment is available via a competitive proposal scheme. In 2005 instrumentation has been provided to:

• University of Western Australia for studies of the use of mine blasts for seismic refraction,

• 20 sets of broad-band equipment to RSES for the Tasman Line experiments

• 4 sets of broad-band equipment to pmd*CRC for crustal studies in the Gawler craton

• 8 sets of broad-band equipment to Geoscience Australia for imaging of active faults in the Flinders Ranges

• 40 sets of short period equipment for detailed structural studies in SE Australia

Reflection experiments carried out in 2005:

• Tanami desert, NT & WA (700 km of profile)

• Thomson-Lachlan transition, NSW, (250 km of profiles)

and a number of smaller experiments using the mini-vibrator

 

PRISE

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof M. Barley and Dr B. Krapez (The University of Western Australia), ARC-funded project on "Precise global time scale for the oxidation of Earth's atmosphere between 2.6 and 2.0 billion years ago".

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG and Dr G. YAXLEY with Dr I. Graham (The Australian Museum) and Dr J. Woodhead (University of Melbourne), The origins of sapphire-ruby-zircon deposits within basaltic volcanic fields along West Pacific margins.

Mr C.M. FANNING with Dr C.L. Fergusson (The University of Wollongong) and Prof R.A. Henderson ( James Cook University ), provenance and evolution of Neoproterozoic to Ordovician sequences in north Queensland .

Dr M.D. NORMAN with Dr R. Hough (CSIRO), Trace element characteristics of regolith particles for precious metal exploration.

Dr M.D. NORMAN with Dr D. Milton (CSIRO), Trace element characteristics of otoliths to track barramundi migration patterns.

Dr M.D. NORMAN with Mr D. Braxton and Dr David Cooke ( University of Tasmania ), Timing of mineralization and alteration at the Boyongan and Bayugo porphyry Cu-Au deposits, Phillipines..

Dr M.D. NORMAN with Dr S. Nielsen ( Macquarie University ), Source characteristics of the Hawaiian plume.

Dr M.D. NORMAN with Drs V. Kamenetsky and L. Danyushevsky ( University of Tasmania ), Melt inclusions in lunar basalts.

Dr G.M. YAXLEY with Dr G.T. Nichols (Macquarie University) and Dr V. Kamenetsky (University of Tasmania), Petrogenesis of carbonate-rich alkali picrites from the Prince Charles Mountains, Antarctica.

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INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

Earth Chemistry

Dr V.C. BENNETT with Prof M. Garcia ( University of Hawaii ), Continuation of development of in situ Pb isotope analysis methods for melt inclusion research.

Dr V.C. BENNETT with Dr J. Lindsay (NASA), Investigation of C isotopic compositions of Archean carbonates from Western Australia .

Dr J.J. BROCKS with Dr G.D. Love (MIT), Dr S.A. Bowden (University of Aberdeen), Dr G.A. Logan (Geoscience Australia), Prof R.E. Summons (MIT), Dr P. Schaeffer (Université de Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg), Prof A.H. Knoll (Harvard University), Biomarkers and ecology of the Paleoproterozoic McArthur Basin.

Dr J.J. BROCKS with Prof R.E. Summons, Mr A. Bradley, Dr G.D. Love (MIT), A/Prof K. Grice, Dr P. Greenwood (Curtin University of Technology), Branched Alkanes with Quaternary Carbon Atoms.

Dr J.J. BROCKS with Prof J. Banfield and Ms C. Jones ( Berkeley ), The biogeochemistry of hypersaline waters, Lake Tyrrell .

Dr I.H. CAMPBELL and Dr C. ALLEN with Dr M. Palin ( University of Otago ); Dating zircons from the two youngest caldera-forming ignimbrites of the Yellowstone volcanic field, using the laser ablation ICP-MS.

Dr I.H. CAMPBELL and Dr C. ALLEN with Prof P. Reiners ( Yale University ); Double-dating [U/Pb and (Th + U)/He)] of detrital zircons in sedimentary provenance studies.

Dr I.H. CAMPBELL and Dr C. ALLEN with Dr S. Bryan ( Yale University ), Geochronology and geochemistry of the long-lived, large-volume silicic magmatism of the Sierra Madre Occidental , Mexico .

Prof W. COMPSTON with Dr K. Gallagher ( Imperial College , London ), Collaboration on ‘BayesMix' modelling for interpretation of composite and disturbed SHRIMP ages.

Prof T.M. HARRISON with Dr J. Blichert-Toft and Prof F. Albarede (Laboratoire des Sciences de la Terre, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France), Continuation of collaboration on old zircons analysis.

Prof T.M. HARRISON with Embassy of Italy to link Italian and Australian researchers and promote exchange of students through ISPET/ARIA.

Dr M. HONDA with Dr J. Harris (The University of Glasgow, UK), Continuation of collaboration on noble gas studies in diamonds.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER with Prof D. Schwartzman and Dr H Piontkivska (Howard University and Kent State University respectively) Statistical analyses of the characteristics of the Last Universal Common Ancestor of life on Earth.

Dr A.P. NUTMAN with Dr M. Basei (The University of Sao Paulo), Dating volcanic zircons from the Parana Basin , South America .

Dr A.P. NUTMAN with Mr H. Prazeres (The University of Sao Paulo), Tectonothermal evolution of Brazilian Neoproterozoic rocks.

Dr A.P. NUTMAN with Dr G. Campahna (The University of Sao Paulo), Age of deposition of rocks in the Riberia belt, Brazil .

Dr A.P. NUTMAN with Dr J. Hollis (The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland ), Archaean crustal evolution in the Kapisillit district, Greenland .

Dr A.P. NUTMAN with Mr O. Christiansen (Nunaminerals A/S), The timing of gold mineralization in the Nuuk district, Greenland .

Dr D. RUBATTO with Prof M.T Gomez-Pugnaire (University of Granada, Spain) and Prof B. Cesare (University of Padova, Italy), Age of Tertiary magmatism in Neogene Volcanic Province of SE Spain.

Dr D. RUBATTO with Prof D. Visoná (CNR-University of Padova, Italy ) and Dr R. Carosi ( University of Pisa , Italy ), Geochronology of monazite in extensional shear zones, Higher Himalayan Crystallines.

Dr D. RUBATTO with Prof O. Müntener ( University of Bern , Switzerland ) and Miss M.-A. Kaczmarek ( University of Neuchatel , Switzerland ), Geochronology of the Lanzo Massif, Western Alps .

Dr D. RUBATTO with Dr F. Rossetti and Mr G. Vignaroli (University Roma 3, Italy ), Exhumation of the Voltri Massif, Western Alps .

Dr D. RUBATTO with Dr B. Lombardo ( University of Torino , Italy ) and Prof D. Visoná (CNR-University of Padova, Italy ), Himalayan granulites: geochronology and trace elements.

Dr D. RUBATTO with Prof C.W. Oh and Prof S.W. Kim ( Chonbuk National University , South Korea ), Trace element composition of zircon in retrogressed eclogites from the Gyeonggi Massif, South Korea .

Dr D. RUBATTO with Dr A. Korsakov and Prof N.L. Dobrestov ( Russian Academy of Sciences), Diachronous UHP metamorphism in the Kokchetav massif.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS and Prof R.W.R. RUTLAND with Dr K.Korsman and Dr J.Kousa (Geological Survey of Finland) and Dr T. Schiöld (Swedish Museum of Natural History , Stockholm ), The evolution of the Svecofennian orogen.

Dr I.S.WILLIAMS with Dr J. Wisniewska and Ms E. Krzeminska (Polish Geological Institute, Warsaw ), The evolution of the basement beneath the East European Platform in Poland .

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr P. Fiannacca ( Università di Catania , Sicily ), The chronolgy and petrogenesis of Sicilian trondhjemites.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Prof A. Neiva ( Universidade de Coimbra , Portugal ) and Ms R. Solá (Instituto Nacional de Engenharia, Tecnologia e Inovação , Portugal ), The chronology of metamorphism and magmatism in the Iberian Massif , Portugal .

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr A. Fioretti (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche , Italy ), The age and origin of the Vedrette di Ries granite, Italy .

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Prof Oh C.W. and Dr Kim S.W. (Chonbuk National University, South Korea), The timing of UHP and UHT metamorphism in South Korea and its relationship to the Dabie-Sulu UHP metamorphic belt in China.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Prof S. Bowring and Dr R. Flowers (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Resolving the ages of granulite facies metamorphic events in the Snowbird Tectonic Zone, Canada.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Prof F. Pereira and Mr M. Chichorro ( Universidade de Évora , Portugal ), The source and metamorphic history of the Neoproterozoic metasediments in the Évora Massif , Portugal .

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr D. Matukov (VSEGEI All Russian Geological Research Institute, St Petersburg ), Optimisation of the SHRIMP II ion microprobe for multiple collection light isotope analysis.

Earth Environment

Dr G.B. DUNBAR and Dr M.K. GAGAN with Dr Wayhoe Hantoro and Mr Bambang Suwargadi (Indonesian Institute of Sciences). Continuation of collaboration on collection and analysis of Indonesian corals and speleothems.

Dr M.K. GAGAN, Dr G. DUNBAR and Mr D. QU with Dr W. Hantoro and colleagues (Indonesian Institute of Sciences), Partner Investigator on ARC Discovery Grant DP0342017 (2003-2005) “Quantifying the El Niño-Indian Ocean Dipole system using high-resolution coral palaeoclimate archives”.

Dr M.K. GAGAN and Ms R. BERDIN with Dr F. Siringan (University of the Philippines ), PhD dissertation on Late Quaternary climatic histories from raised coral terraces in the Philippines .

Dr M.K. GAGAN with Drs T. Correge, G. Cabioch, and F. Le Cornec (Institute for Research and Development, New Caledonia ) and Drs W. Beck and G. Burr ( University of Arizona ), Coral-based reconstructions of tropical palaeoclimates in the southwestern Pacific region.

Dr M.K. GAGAN with Dr H. Kawahata ( Tohoku University ) and Dr A. Suzuki (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Geochemical tracers in corals from the Philippines and Indonesia as proxies of past climate change and the history of marine pollution.

Dr M.K. GAGAN with Prof G. Miller (University of Colorado), Dr M. Fogel (Carnegie Institution of Washington) and Dr B. Johnson (Bates College), Reconstructing Australian palaeoclimates and megafaunal extinction using carbon-isotope signatures in emu and Genyornis eggshell.

Dr M.K. GAGAN with Dr D. Sun (South China Sea Institute of Oceanology), and Prof R. Edwards and Dr H. Cheng (University of Minnesota), Reconstructing seasonal and interannual variability in the mid-Holocene east Asian monsoon using stable-isotope ratios in corals from the South China Sea.

Prof R. GRÜN was invited as Visiting Professor at the Institute de Paleontologie Humaine of the Museum National d'Historie Naturelle, Paris , during May where he collaborated with Prof C. Falgueres, Dr J.J. Bahain and other staff members of the IPH.

Prof R. GRÜN collaborates with many international scholars on the timing of modern human evolution. He has collected hominid samples from the anthropological sites Cave of Hearths, and Hutjiespunt, South Africa (Prof V.A. Tobias, Dr L. Berger, Dept of Anatomy, Medical School, University of the Witwatersrand, Prof J. Parkington, Dept of Archaeology, Cape Town University), Skhul, Qafzeh, Tabun, Kebara and Amud, Israel (Prof Y. Rak, Department of Anatomy, Haifa University, Prof C.B. Stringer, Natural History Museum, London), Banyoles, Spain (Prof J. Maroto, Area de Prehistoria, Universitat de Girona), Irhoud, Sale and Thomas Quarry, Marocco (Prof J.J. Hublin, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig). He collaborates with Dr J. Brink, Bloemfontein , on the dating of a range of sites in South Africa , including the newly discovered human site of Cornelia.

Prof GRÜN's collaboration continues with Dr A. Pike, Department of Archaeology, University of Bristol, on uranium uptake of bones and Prof T. de Torres, Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid, on the calibration of amino acid racemisation in bones, cave bear evolution and dating human material from Sidron.

Prof GRÜN collaborates with Prof U. Radtke and Dr A. Hilgers, Universität zu Köln, on the onset of dune formation in the Stretzlecki Desert .

Prof R. GRÜN collaborates with Dr A. Gurbanov, Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Moscow , and Dr D. Koshchug, Department of Geology, Moscow State University , on the reconstruction of cooling and denudation rates of the Greater Caucasus

DR B.J. PILLANS with Drs B. Alloway and T. Naish (Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences, New Zealand , and Prof J. Westgate ( University of Toronto , Canada ). Quaternary stratigraphy of Wanganui Basin .

Prof M.T. MCCULLOCH with Prof Claudio Mazzoli (Dipartimento di Mineralogia e Petrologia, Università di Padova , Italy ), and Dr. Paolo Montagna and Dr. Sergio Silenzi (Istituto Centrale di Ricerca Applicata al Mare – ICRAM, Rome , Italy ) collaborating on shallow water coral reefs in the Mediterranean .

Prof M.T. MCCULLOCH with Dr Marco Taviani, and Dr Alessandro Remia (ISMAR-CNR, Bologna, Italy) and Dr Paolo Montagna (Istituto Centrale di Ricerca Applicata al Mare – ICRAM, Rome, Italy), on Deep Sea Corals in the Mediterraean.

Prof M,.T. MCCULLOCH with Dr Brendan Roarck and Professor Robert Dunbar (Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, California, USA) on Deep Sea corals in the Pacific Ocean.

Prof M.T. MCCULLOCH with Dr J. Blichert-Toft and Prof F. Albarede (Laboratoire des Sciences de la Terre, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France), on Boron isotopic systematics in marine bio-apatites and Lu-Hf isotopes in ancient zircons.

Prof M.T. MCCULLOCH with Dr Juan Pablo Bernal (Septo.Geoquimica, Instituto de Geologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico ) on the Terrestrial impacts on Coral reef in the Carribean.

Prof M.T. MCCULLOCH with Prof Thierry Correge (Departement de Geologie et Oceanographie, Universite de Bordeaux I, France) on U-series dating of modern corals from New Caledonia.

Prof M.T. MCCULLOCH with Dr Dominik Fleitmann (Department of Geosciences,

University of Massachusetts , Massachusetts , USA ) and Prof Robert Dunbar (Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University , Califonia , USA ) on the 2. Impacts of river runoff on the coral reefs of Kenya .

Mr D. QU with Prof Dr Ulrich Radtke (Department of Geography, University of Koeln , Germany ), ESR dating of fossil corals from Sumba , Indonesia .

Dr E. J. RHODES with Dr C. Marcen, University of Zaragoza , Spain , collaborated on a project to date badland development, Aragon , Spain .

Dr E. J. RHODES with Dr J.-M. Garcia, Pyrenean Institute, Zaragoza , Spain , collaborated on a project to date glaciation, Pyrenees , Spain .

Dr E. J. RHODES, Prof R. GRÜN and Mr. L. Nejman (RSES) with Dr P. Naruda, Moravian Museum , Brno , Czech Republic , collaborated on a project to date the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition, and timing of Neanderthal extinction at caves and open sites in the Czech Republic .

Dr E. J. RHODES with Prof E. Colhoun, University of Newcastle , NSW and Prof S. Fitzsimons, Otago University , NZ, collaborated to date sediments from the South Island , NZ.

Dr E. J. RHODES with Prof N. Barton, University of Oxford, UK, and Dr J. Bouzouggar, Institut National des Sciences de l'Archéologie et du Patrimoine, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Morocco, collaborated to provide a chronology for human evolution, dispersal and development in Morocco.

Dr E. J. RHODES with Dr P. Augustinus, University of Aukland , NZ, collaborated to date sediments from Tasmania and Antarctica .

Dr E. J. RHODES with Dr J.-P. Raynal, University of Bordeaux , France , collaborated to date archaeological sediments from Casablanca , Morocco .

Dr E. J. RHODES with Prof D. McCarroll, University of Wales , Swansea , UK , collaborated to date glacial sediments from Abermawr, west Wales .

Dr E. J. RHODES with Dr C. Arenas and Dr G. Pardo, University of Zaragoza , Spain , collaborated on a project to date tufa deposits, Monasterio del Piedra, Iberian Massif, Spain .

Earth Materials

Dr A. BARNHOORN with Prof J.-P. Burg, Dr K. Kunze, Dr L. Burlini ( ETH-Zürich , Switzerland ) and Dr M. Bystricky ( University of Toulouse , France ), Large-strain deformation of calcite rocks.

Dr A. BARNHOORN with Dr N. Oesterling, Prof R. Heilbronner and Dr H. Stünitz ( University of Basel , Switzerland ), Microstructural evolution of naturally deformed Carrara marble.

Dr A. BARNHOORN with Dr M. Herwegh ( University of Berne , Switzerland ), Extrapolation of calcite grain size data from laboratory experiments to nature.

Dr M.A. FORSTER and Prof G.S. LISTER with Prof R. Compagnoni ( University of Torino , Italy ): Continuation of collaboration on large-scale orogenesis in the Western Alps ; Microstructural analysis of eclogitic rocks from Western Alps and Alpine Chain; and Pressure and Temperature analysis of eclogitic rocks from Western Alps and Alpine Chain.

Prof D.H. GREEN with Dr F. Chalot-Prat, (CRPG-CNRS, University of Nancy , France ), on the experimental characterization of basaltic liquids in equilibrium with plagioclase lherzolite residue at pressures to 1 GPa, with emphasis on the controlling role of plagioclase composition (an0-100).

Prof D.H. GREEN with Dr K. Niida, (Faculty of Sciences, Univ. of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan), on the nature and origin of Dunite channels in the Horoman Peridotite, Hokkaido, Japan

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

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

Dr J. HERMANN with Prof V. Trommsdorff ( ETH-Zurich , Switzerland ), Alpine zircon growth in a garnet-peridotite by infiltration of crustal fluids

Dr J. HERMANN with Dr A. Hack ( ETH-Zurich , Switzerland ), Phase relations in solid-water systems

Dr J. HERMANN with Prof L. Morton ( University of Bologna , Italy ), Trace element variations in hydrous minerals in mantle wedge peridotites and implications for mantle metasomatism

Dr J. HERMANN with Prof M. Engi ( University of Berne , Switzerland ), Barrovian metamorphism in the Central Alps

Dr J. HERMANN with Dr M. Satish-Kumar ( Shizuoka University , Japan ), The significance of scapolite to monitor volatile and trace element contents of fluids in granulite facies rocks.

Prof I. JACKSON with Prof R.C. Liebermann, Dr J. Kung and Ms. S. M. Antao (Stony Brook University, Stony Brook) and Prof G. Gwanmesia (Delaware State University, Dover), high-temperature measurement of elastic wave speeds

Prof I. JACKSON, Dr J.D. FITZ GERALD and A. BARNHOORN with Prof S.J.S. Morris (University of California, Berkeley) and Prof K. Itatani (Sophia University, Tokyo), grain-boundary sliding in high-temperature ceramics

Prof I. JACKSON, Dr J.D. FITZ GERALD and U.H. FAUL with Dr Y. Aizawa (Okayama University, Misasa) and F. Béjina (Laboratoire Mécanismes Transferts Géologie, Toulouse), seismic wave attenuation and related properties of ultramafic materials

Prof I. JACKSON with Prof D.R. Schmitt ( University of Alberta , Edmonton ), seismic properties of fluid-saturated crustal rocks

Professor G.S. LISTER, Dr W.J. DUNLAP and Dr M. FORSTER with colleagues at The University of Torino, Italy, and ETH Zurich , concerned with large-scale structural geology, metamorphic petrology and geochronology, and the tectonic evolution of the Western Alps .

Professor G.S. LISTER, Dr W.J. DUNLAP and Dr M. FORSTER with colleagues at IGME, Athens , Greece , Potsdam , Germany , and Istanbul , Turkey concerned with large-scale structural geology, metamorphic petrology and geochronology, and the tectonic evolution of the Aegean and Western Turkey .

Dr J. MAVROGENES is collaborating with Drs B. Scaillet and M. Pichavant and ISTO, Orleans , France on Au solubility in hydrous silicate melts.

Dr C.R.M. McFARLANE and Prof T.M. HARRISON with Dr M. Grove (Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California , Los Angeles ), ion-microprobe depth profiling of monazite to measure Pb-diffusion in natural monazite.

Dr C.R.M. McFARLANE with Dr J.N. Connelly (Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Earth Sciences, University of Texas at Austin ), documenting major- and accessory mineral reactions and concomitant Lu-Hf resetting in garnet in a high-temperature contact aureole.

Dr A.M. WALKER with Dr M. Stimpfl, Prof M.J. Drake and Dr P. Deymier ( University of Arizona ), the interaction of water and silicates and the accretion of the Earth.

Dr A.M. WALKER with Dr M.J Akhtar (Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology) and Prof C.R.A. Catlow, Dr B. Slater and Dr S.M. Woodley (The Royal Institution of Great Britain), bulk and surface simulation studies of the colossal magnetoresistive perovskite solid solution La1-xCaxMnO3.

Dr A.M. WALKER with Dr B. Slater (The Royal Institution of Great Britain) and Prof J.D. Gale ( Curtin University , Perth ), CO2 diffusion along screw defects in zeolites.

Earth Physics

Dr D.R. CHRISTIE with Dr P. Campus (Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, United Nations, Vienna, Austria) on infrasound monitoring of volcanos.

Dr A. DUTTON, Dr T. ESAT, and Prof K. LAMBECK with Dr F. Antonioli (ENEA, Rome, Italy) and Dr C. Monaco (University of Catania, Italy), Dating submerged speleothems from the Mediterranean.

Dr A. DUTTON, Dr S. EGGINS, and Prof K. LAMBECK with Dr F. Antonioli (ENEA, Rome , Italy ), Laser ablation U-Th dating of molluscan shells from Mediterranean interglacial deposits.

Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS, Dr R.C. KERR and Mr A.W. LYMAN continued collaboration with Prof K.V. Cashman ( University of Oregon , USA ) on the dynamics of channelized lava flows, a project funded by the ARC Discovery scheme.

Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS continued a collaborative project with Prof C. Kincaid ( University of Rhode Island , USA ) on the three-dimensional flow and temperature distribution in slab subduction zones, with funding from the US National Science Foundation and the ARC Linkage International scheme.

Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS and Dr G.O. HUGHES continued collaborating with Prof R. Watts ( University of Rhode Island , USA ) on the processes governing the convective overturning and density stratification in the Sea of Japan .

Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS and Dr G.O. HUGHES continued collaboration with Dr J.C. Mullarney ( Dalhousie University , Canada ) on the dynamics of ‘horizontal convection' and global overturning of the oceans.

Dr A.McC. HOGG continued collaboration with Prof P.D. Killworth (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK) and Prof W.K. Dewar (Florida State University, USA) relating to ocean-atmosphere dynamics in the mid-latitudes.

Dr A.McC. HOGG also embarked on a new collaboration with Dr P. Berloff ( Cambridge University , UK and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA ) on the role of eddies in the midlatitude oceans.

Dr A.McC. HOGG maintained collaboration with Dr J. Nycander ( Stockholm University , Sweden ) to work on formulating a new scheme for open boundary conditions of ocean models.

Prof B.L.N. KENNETT is Past-President of the International Association for Seismology and the Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI) and a member of the Finance Committee of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics.

Prof B.L.N. KENNETT and Dr S. FISHWICK are collaborating with Dr E. Debayle, University of Strasbourg , France , Dr K. Priestley, University of Cambridge , UK , Dr M. Ritzwoller, University of Colorado and Dr K. Yoshizawa, University of Hokkaido , Japan on surface wave tomography.

Prof B.L.N. KENNETT has collaborated with Dr T. Furumura at the Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo , Japan on a variety of issues in seismic wave propagation , particularly propagation of high frequency waves in subduction zones from deeper earthquakes.

Dr N. RAWLINSON and Prof Greg Houseman ( University of Leeds , UK ), Seismic imaging in south east Australia

Dr W.P. SCHELLART continued collaboration with Ms V.G. TOY ( Otago University , New Zealand ), primarily working on a reconstruction of the Southwest Pacific region since the Late Cretaceous. He has also started collaborating with Prof H. KOYI ( Uppsala University , Sweden ), working on laboratory simulations of asymmetric subduction and slab tearing.

Dr P. TREGONING and Dr H. MCQUEEN with Mr S. Saunders and Mr I. Itikarai (Rabaul Volcano Observatory), Mr S. Hasiata and Mr S. Bannerman (The Papua New Guinea University of Technology) and Mr R. Rosa (PNG National Mapping Bureau, Continuation of tectonic studies in Papua New Guinea.

Dr P. TREGONING with Dr J. Boehm and Prof H. Schuh ( University of Technology , Vienna , Austria ) and Dr A. Niell (Haystack Observatory, MA, USA ), Tropospheric mapping functions based on meteorological data.

Dr P. TREGONING with Prof T.A. Herring, Dr R.W. King and Dr S.C. McClusky (Massachuessetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA), Continued development of the GAMIT/GLOBK GPS software.

Dr P. TREGONING with Dr T.A. van Dam ( European Center for Geodynamics and Seismology, Walferdange , Luxembourg ), Atmospheric pressure loading effect in geodetic analyses.

Dr P. TREGONING with Dr L. Wallace (Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt , New Zealand ), Tectonics of Papua New Guinea .

Dr P. TREGONING with Dr A. Walpersdorf (Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble , France ), Tectonic deformation in the Jura, France.

PRISE

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof N.J. Beukes, Dr H. Dorland, and Dr L.L. Coetzee (The University of Johannesburg), geochronology of the Neoarchaean and Proterozoic of southern Africa .

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof D. van Reenen and Ms R. Boshoff (The University of Johannesburg), precise geochronology of the Limpopo Mobile Belt.

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof L.J. Robb (The University of the Witwatersrand ), SHRIMP U-Pb dating of the eastern margin of the Congo Craton.

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof M. Macambira and M. Vasquez (Federal University of Pará, Belém , Brazil ), Crustal growth of the southeastern part of the Amazonian Craton; the Archaean-Paleoproterozoic boundary.

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof M. de Hollanda ( University of São Paulo , Brazil ), Geochronology of Cambro-Ordovician magmatism in the Borborema Province, NE Brazil.

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr D.-L. Cho (Korea Institute of Geology, Mining and Materials, South Korea ), Geochronology and stratigraphy of the Korean peninsula.

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with C. McClung ( University of Johannesburg ), Provenance and geochronology of sediments from Namaqualand , South Africa .

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr M. Roberts and Dr G. Grantham (Council for Geoscience , South Africa ), Geochronology and petrology of Pan-African granites from central Mozambique .

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof G. Borg (Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany ), A geochronological framework for the Angouran deposit, Iran .

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof S. McCourt ( University of KwaZulu-Natal , South Africa ), SHRIMP U-Pb dating of basement rocks from Kwazulu-Natal .

Mr C.M. FANNING with Dr J.N. Aleinikoff (U.S. Geological Survey), Continuation of collaboration on SHRIMP II U-Pb analyses of zircon and xenotime.

Mr C.M. FANNING with Professor F. Hervé ( University of Chile ) and Dr R.J. Pankhurst (British Geological Survey), Continuation of collaboration on the geochronological and tectonic evolution of the southern Patagonian batholith.

Mr C.M. FANNING with Dr C. Rapela (University of La Plata) and Dr R.J. Pankhurst (British Geological Survey), Continuation of collaboration on the geochronological and tectonic evolution of the north Patagonian massif and adjacent cratons/terrains of Argentina.

Mr C.M. FANNING with Professor P.K. Link ( Idaho State University , Pocatello ) and Dr C. Dehler ( Utah State University , Logan ), Continuation of collaboration on the provenance and time of deposition of Neoproterozoic sequences in Utah and Idaho .

Mr C.M. FANNING with Dr B.J. Mahoney ( University of Wisconsin ) and Dr D.L. Kimbrough ( San Diego State University ), Continuation of collaboration on the geochronological and tectonic evolution of Baja , California and its relationship to sequences in British Columbia .

Mr C.M. FANNING with Dr J. Goodge ( University of Minnesota , Duluth ), Continuation of collaboration on the geochronological and tectonic evolution of the Late Palaeozoic to Proterozoic sequences in the Transantartic Mountains .

Dr M.D. NORMAN with Profs. M. Garcia ( University of Hawaii ), J.M. Rhodes ( University of Massachusetts ), M. Rehkamper ( Imperial University ), Alex Halliday ( Oxford University ), M. Humayun ( Florida State University ), and A. Pietruszka ( San Diego State University ), Source characteristics and magmatic evolution of mantle plume volcanism.

Dr M.D. NORMAN with Dr L. Nyquist, D. Bogard, A. Brandon, K. Righter (NASA Johnson Space Center), R. Duncan (Oregon State University), and L. Taylor (University of Tennessee) on the composition and evolution of the Moon.

Dr G.M. YAXLEY and Dr H.St.C. O'NEILL with Dr A. Berry (Imperial College) and Prof Alan Woodland (Frankfurt University), Calibration of XANES for Fe3+/?Fe determination in garnet.

Dr G.M. YAXLEY with Prof A. V. Sobolev (Max-Planck-Institute, Mainz ), Experimental investigations of high pressure melting of heterogeneous sources for Hawaiian volcanics.

Dr G.M. YAXLEY with Dr A. Morton (HM Research Associates, Ltd), Applications for detrital apatite geochemistry to sediment provenance studies.

Dr G.M. YAXLEY and Dr R. Sweeney (de Beers), Experimental calibration of Ni partitioning between mantle garnet and olivine – implications for “Ni-in-garnet” thermometry in diamond exploration.

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COOPERATION WITH GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY

Earth Chemistry

Dr J.J. BROCKS with Dr E. Grosjean and Dr G.A. Logan (Geoscience Australia ), Petroleum Seeps and Signatures.

Mr J. CÉLÉRIER spent one month at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris , working with Dr Olivier Beyssac constraining peak metamorphic temperatures of schist and slate samples from the Indian Himalaya.

Prof W. COMPSTON continued work with Dr L.P. Black (Geoscience Australia ) on assessment of SHRIMP Pb/U ages from the major faunal extinction event near the Permo-Triassic boundary at Meishan , China .

Prof T.M. HARRISON continues as a member of the College of Experts of the Australian Research Council (ARC) to assist in assessing and providing advice on Discovery and LIEF applications.

Prof T.M. HARRISON continues collaboration with Australian Scientific Instruments and ANU Enterprises Pty Ltd regarding SHRIMP and other matters.

Prof T.M. HARRISON continues discussion in establishing links with the CO2 CRC and involvement in energy/environmental issues.

Prof T.M. HARRISON is a member of the Mawson Medal and Lecture Standing Committee at the Australian Academy of Science.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS holds a 25% appointment as Applications Scientist at Australian Scientific Instruments Pty. Ltd. where he works on SHRIMP development, marketing, testing and operator training.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS provided SHRIMP technical and applications advice to the Geological Survey of Canada ( Ottawa ), Hiroshima University ( Japan ), The National Institute of Polar Research ( Japan ), The Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences ( Beijing ) and the All Russian Geological Research Institute ( St. Petersburg ). In the last three cases, the consultancy involved laboratory visits.

Earth Environment

Dr M.K. GAGAN with Dr J. Lough (Australian Institute of Marine Science ), Partner Investigator on ARC Discovery Grant DP0342017 (2003-2005) “Quantifying the El Niño-Indian Ocean Dipole system using high-resolution coral palaeoclimate archives”.

Dr M.K. GAGAN with Dr D. Fink (ANSTO), Partner Investigator on AINSE Grant AINGRA05059 (2005) “Climate between the tropics and the poles: coral AMS C-14 record of abrupt tropical cooling 8,000 years ago”.

Together with Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg (UQ) and Professor Robert Dunbar ( Stanford University ) Professor MCCULLOCH is a chief investigator on the ARC Linkage grant entitled “Long-term records of water quality and connectivity between Coral Reefs and Mangrove Ecosystems in the Great Barrier Reef ”. Industry Partners include GBRMPA, Mackay City Council and The Queensland Department of Primary Industry

DR B.J. PILLANS is collaborating with Newmont Australia , Tanam Gold NL and the Northern Territory Geological Survey, to undertake paleomagnetic dating of regolith in the Northern Territory and northern Western Australia .

Dr E. J. RHODES with Mr. M. Linton, CRC LEME, Bentley , WA , collaborated on a project to date the formation of calcrete containing gold anomalies.

Dr E. RHODES with Dr R. Torrence, Australian Museum , Sydney , collaborated on the dating of Pleistocene tephras associated with Palaeolithic artefacts in PNG.

Dr P.C. TREBLE with the WA Department of Conservation and Land Management, the Water Corporation, WA Department of Environment and the Indian Ocean Climate Initiative, Reconstructing and characterizing southwest Australia 's recent rainfall history.

Earth Materials

Dr S. MICKLETHWAITE is in a collaborative research project with five gold industry partners (Newcrest, Barrick, Placer Dome, Goldfields, Newmont), Exploration potential of stress transfer modeling in fault-related mineral deposits (AMIRA P718A). As ore deposits becoming increasingly hard to discover, the challenge for industry becomes one of predictive blind exploration. Stress transfer modelling is a potentially valuable exploration tool, predicting targets based on the likely seismogenic behaviour of ancient mineralised faults systems.

Earth Physics

Dr D.R. CHRISTIE with Dr D.J. Brown (Geoscience Australia ) on matters related to infrasound verification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

Prof B.L.N. KENNETT 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 ably supported by Jingming Duan and Scott Savage. Very high reliability has been achieved with data transmitted continuously to the International Data Centre in Vienna via satellite link. Additional help at the array has been provided by Tony Percival.

PRISE

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with A. Esterhuizen (Pangea Exploration), The provenance and age distribution of the Corridor Sands, Mozambique .

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with P. Heidstra and G. Cameron (Randgold Resources Limited), Geochronology of gold deposits in the Mara District, Tanzania, and reconnaissance in situ sulphur isotope characterization of the Morila gold deposit, Mali.

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr I. Beresford (BHP Billiton), Geochronology of sulphide deposits in China .

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof T.S. McCarthy (AfriOre Limited), Identification of potential Witwatersrand basin extensions.

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG has continued to cooperate with the Geological Surveys or equivalent organisations of Brazil , Botswana , South Africa , Namibia and Mozambique by providing geochronological and stratigraphic information for their strategic mapping initiatives.

Mr C.M. FANNING has continued to collaborate with Geological Survey of South Australia on the geochronological evolution of The Gawler Craton, the Curnamona Craton and the Adelaide Fold Belt.

Mr C.M. FANNING has continued to collaborate with the Geological Survey of Queensland on the geochronology of central Queensland , and the Cape River area and Charter Towers Region, north Queensland .

Dr M.D. NORMAN served on the NASA Cosmochemistry proposal review panel and the Curation Analysis Planning Team for Extraterrestrial Materials (Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston).

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