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STAFF ACTIVITIES 2006

CONFERENCES AND OUTSIDE STUDIES
EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
OUTREACH AND WORKSHOPS
TEACHING ACTIVITIES
HONOURS SUPERVISION
OTHER MATTERS

 


CONFERENCES AND OUTSIDE STUDIES

Earth Chemistry

Mr A. AIKMAN, 16 th Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne , 27 August – 1 September, presented a paper entitled “Himalayan evolutionary models: constraints from Eocene – Miocene granitoid bodies”.

D r C.M. Allen, 16 th Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne , 27 August – 1 September, and presented a paper entitled “Identification of first and multi-cycle zircons through U-Pb and (U+Th)/He dating of river sands”.

Mrs J.N. ÁVILA, 16 th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne , Australia , 27 August - 1 September.

Mrs J.N. ÁVILA, 3 rd SHRIMP Workshop, Rottnest Island , Australia , 3 - 7 September.

Dr V.C. BENNETT was a visiting scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute and NASA Johnson Space Center , Houston , Texas , USA from 17 April - 14 July.

Dr V.C. BENNETT, 16 th Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne , 17 August - 1 September, presented a paper entitled “ Variable Earth evolution recorded in the oldest (>3.7 Ga) Archean terranes?”.

Dr V.C. BENNETT, Earth Dynamics Conference, 22 - 23 November, Canberra , presented a paper entitled “ In the beginning…early Earth dynamics from the old rock record”.

Dr V.C. BENNETT, 6 th Australian Space Science Conference, 19 - 21 July, Canberra , presented a paper on “Rapid Accretion and Formation of the Terrestrial Planets”.

Dr V.C. BENNETT, Lunar and Planetary Institute Planetary Differentiation Workshop, Sonoma , California , 7 - 9 December.

Dr V.C BENNETT, American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, USA, December, 10 - 15 December, presented a paper entitled “Combined 142 Nd- 143 Nd isotopic data of >3.7 Ga rock suites document incomplete mixing of the early mantle”.

Dr J.J. BROCKS, Australian Organic Geochemistry Conference, Rottnest Island , WA , 12 - 15 January, oral presentation “Eukaryote and steroid evolution in the Proterozoic”.

Dr J.J. BROCKS, Lake Tyrrell field trip, 4 – 10 March with Prof J. Banfield, Ms C. Jones (UC Berkeley), Dr Prof S. George, Prof M. Walter and Ms C. Oliver ( Macquarie University ) to study the hydrology and microbiology of saline Lake Tyrrell , Victoria .

Dr J.J. BROCKS, DEMS Planetary Sciences guest lecture, Canberra 31 May, “How to detect life on early Earth (and other planets?)”.

Dr J.J. BROCKS, From Stars to Brains – A Conference in Honour of Professor Paul Davies, Canberra 20 June, invited presentation “Geochemical cycles and the late rise of complex life”.

Dr J.J. BROCKS continued fieldwork in 21 August – 1 September at saline Lake Tyrrell , Victoria , with Prof J. Banfield, Ms C. Jones (UC Berkeley), Prof E. Roden (U. Wisconsin, Madison) and the Mars Robotics team of the University of Pennsylvania .

Dr J.J. BROCKS, 16 th Annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne 27 August - 1 September, invited presentation “Proterozoic ocean chemistry and the evolution of complex life”.

Dr I.H. CAMPBELL , 16 th Annual Goldschmidt Conference from 28 August - 1 September, presented a paper entitled “Testing the mantle plume theory”.

Dr I.H. CAMPBELL , IAVCEI 2006, Guangzhou , China , 14 – 18 May, presented a paper entitled “Do mantle plume exist?”

Mr J. CÉLÉRIER, 16 th V.M Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 27 August - 1 September, presented a paper entitled “Ar diffusion in muscovite”.

Mr A.J. CROSS, 3 rd SHRIMP workshop in Perth , WA , from 2 - 7 September and presented a paper entitled “Some insights into the SHRIMP U–Pb analysis of xenotime”.

Mr R.O.C. F onseca , 16th Annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne , 27 August - 1 September, presented a paper entitled “An experimental study of the chalcophile character of Re: the effect of ƒO 2 , ƒS 2 and temperature”.

Dr J.J. FOSTER, visit Ion Optical consultant regarding development of SHRIMP SI instrument, Prince Edward Island, Canada, and SHRIMP laboratory colleagues, Los Angeles, USA, 1 - 12 June.

Dr J.J. FOSTER, SHRIMP Workshop 2006, Rottnest Island , WA , 1 - 8 September.

Dr J.J. FOSTER, ATF and SEAP Conference, Sydney and Canberra , 15 - 20 October.

Ms C. GREGORY conducted fieldwork in the Central and Western Alps from 2 June – 14 July.

Ms C. GREGORY, visitor of the Institute of Geology , University of Bern , 4 June, presented a seminar entitled: “Geochronology, chemistry and petrology of allanite: exploring its potential as a geochronometer of high-grade crustal processes”.

Ms C. GREGORY, 16th Annual VM Goldschmidt conference, Melbourne , Australia , 27 August – 1 September, presented a paper entitled “Exploring the potential of allanite as a geochronometer of high-grade crustal processes”.

Ms C. GREGORY, 3rd Annual SHRIMP workshop, Rottnest Island , WA , 3 - 7 September, presented a paper entitled “SHRIMP and LA-ICP-MS analysis of allanite in magmatic and high-grade crustal rocks”.

Ms C. GREGORY, 3 rd Bringing Science Together conference, ANU, Canberra , 11 - 12 December, presented a paper entitled “Exploring the potential of allanite as a tool for dating geological processes”.

Mr J. HIESS conducted fieldwork in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland , 5 July – 21 August, Kapisillit area, Greenland .

Mr J. HIESS, 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne , Australia , 27 August - 1 September, presented a poster entitled “Ti zircon thermometry applied to metamorphic and igneous systems.”

Mr J. HIESS, 3rd SHRIMP Workshop, Rottnest Island , Australia , 3 - 7 September, presented an oral presentation entitled “Redesign of SHRIMP mounts to minimize geometric effects on isotopic and inter-elemental fractionation.”

Dr P. HOLDEN, 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne, 27 August - 1 September, poster presentation entitled “Automated mining of detrital Hadean zircons from Jack Hills , Western Australia : Flash geochronology with SHRIMP II.”

Dr P. HOLDEN, 3rd SHRIMP Workshop, Rottnest Island , WA , 3 - 7 September, presented talk entitled “SHRIMP quality control using NIST 610.”

Dr M. HONDA, 16 th Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne , 27 August – 1 September.

Mr R.B. ICKERT, GAC/MAC Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, 14 - 17 May, presented a paper entitled “Petrogenesis of adakite and high-Mg# andesite in the Eocene Princeton Group (BC): Remelting of metamorphosed Mesozoic arc basalt in the lithospheric mantle”

Mr R.B. ICKERT, SHRIMP Workshop, Perth , WA , 2 - 7 September, presented a paper entitled “Electron Induced Secondary Ion Emission (EISIE): An important consideration in the analysis of light isotopes in insulators”

Dr T.R. IRELAND , 37 th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference and Council Meeting, Houston , Texas , USA , 6 - 22 March.

Dr T.R. IRELAND , AUSCOPE Meeting, Sydney , 10 - 12 April.

Dr T.R. IRELAND , AUSCOPE Meeting, Adelaide , 27 - 28 April.

Dr T.R. IRELAND , AUSCOPE Meeting, Sydney , 31 May.

Dr T.R. IRELAND , AUSCOPE Meeting, Sydney , 6 - 7 June.

Dr T.R. IRELAND , Hayabusa Symposium II, Tokyo , Japan , 11 - 16 July.

Dr T.R. IRELAND , 69 th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, ETH Zurich , Switzerland , 3 - 13 August,

Dr T.R. IRELAND , 16 th Annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne , 27 August to 1 September.

Dr T.R. IRELAND , 3 rd SHRIMP Workshop 2006, Rottnest Island , WA , 1 - 8 September.

Dr T.R. IRELAND , U. Canterbury and U. Otago , New Zealand , 7 - 12 November, to discuss projects with colleagues and to talk with prospective students.

Dr T.R. IRELAND , final talks in conjunction with Australian Scientific Instruments and gave a presentation to the selection committee of the Korea Basic Science Institute, Daejeon , South Korea , 26 November - 1 December.

Mr B. JENKINS, 3 rd SHRIMP Workshop 2006, Rottnest Island , WA , 1 - 8 September.

Mr B. JENKINS, ATF and SEAP Conference, Sydney and Canberra , 15 - 20 October.

Ms F. JENNER, 16 th Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne , 27 August - 1 September.

Mr A.P. KALLIO, 6 th Australian Space Science Conference, Canberra , Australia , 19 - 21 July, and presented a paper entitled “Differentiation of terrestrial planets: insights from the volatile alkali elements rubidium and cesium”.

Mr A.P. KALLIO, 69 th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 6 - 11 August, and presented a paper entitled “The cosmochemical Cs-problem”.

Mr A.P. KALLIO, the 16 th Annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne , 27 August – 1 September, and presented a paper entitled “Silicate melt inclusions in archean komatiites as potential indicators for crustal growth”.

Mr A.P. KALLIO, 3 rd SHRIMP workshop, Perth , Australia , 3 - 7 September, presented a paper entitled “Measurements of cesium from olivine-hosted silicate melt inclusions using SHRIMP”.

Mr P. LANC, 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne, 27 - 28 August providing assistance Australian Scientific Instruments.

Mr P. LANC, 3 rd SHRIMP Workshop 2006, Rottnest Island , WA , 1 - 8 September.

Dr C.H. Lineweaver, American Astronomical Society Meeting 207, Washington DC , USA , 8 - 12 January, presented a paper entitled “Quantifying the Short-Period Brown Dwarf Deserts”.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER, Brian Josephson Workshop on Quantum Physics and Biology, Macquarie University , 23 March.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER, From Stars to Brains, conference in honour of Paul Davies, Canberra , ACT, 20 - 21 June, Canberra , presented a paper entitled “Is Human-like Intelligence a Convergent Feature of Cosmic Biological Evolution?”

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER, 6 th Australian Space Science Conference, Canberra, ACT, 19-21 July, chaired a session and presented two papers entitled “Towards a Classification System of Terrestrial Planets” and “Is the Sun a Random Star?” with PhD student Mr J. Robles.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER, Goldschmidt 2006 Geochemistry conference, Melbourne, 27 August - 1 September, presented a paper entitled “The Range of Geochemistries of Terrestrial Planets in the Universe: Exogeochemistries”.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER presented a talk “Worlds without Water” to the Abi Environmental Consulting Conference at the Mitchell Library NSW Sydney , 28 September.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER, Earth Dynamics 2006, the annual conference of the Earth Systems Dynamics Network 22 - 24 November, ANU presented a talk entitled “The very early Earth, the heat budget, resurfacing and life”.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco , CA 12-16 December and presented paper entitled “Why We Should Expect to Find Alternative Forms of Life on Earth”.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER, Tree or Forest ? Searching for Alternative Forms of Life on Earth Conference, Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA, 17 - 20 December, presented a paper “What is life and how much don't we know about it?”

Mrs R.A. PETCH, 3 rd SHRIMP Workshop 2006, Rottnest Island , WA , 1 - 8 September.

Dr D. RUBATTO conducted fieldwork in the Alps ( Europe ), 14 - 28 June.

Dr D. RUBATTO, 16 th Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne , Victoria , 27 August - 1 September 2006 , presented an invited paper entitled “Geochronological constraints on fast exhumation: the example of the Central Alps ”, and a paper entitled “Zircon/garnet trace element partitioning: a tool for P-T-time paths”.

Dr D. RUBATTO, 3 rd SHRIMP Workshop 2006, Rottnest Island , WA , 1 - 8 September.

Dr R. SALMERON, Disks in Young Stars Conference, Centre of Astronomy Investigations (CIDA), Merida , Venezuela , 13 – 15 March, presented a talk entitled “Angular momentum transport in protostellar disks”.

Dr R. SALMERON, Physical Processes in circumstellar disks around young stars, Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto, Portugal, 18 – 23 September, presented a poster entitled “Angular momentum transport in protoplanetary disks”.

Dr R. SALMERON, 5 th Stromlo Symposium: Disks, Winds and Jets, from Planets to Quasars”, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National University, 3 – 8 December, presented a talk entitled “Radial and vertical angular momentum transport in protostellar disks”.

Ms D.L. VALENTE, 16 th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne, 27 August – 1 September, presented a poster entitled “The Geology, Geochemistry and Geochronology of the El Abra Mine, Chile and the adjacent Pajonal-El Abra suite of intrusions: a U/Pb zircon dating and thermal perspective.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS, conducted field work on southeastern Australian granites, 16 - 18 March, 5 - 6 April, 15 - 16 May, 6 - 7 June, and 9 November.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS, invited lecture at the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing, entitled “The surprising tectonic implications of SHRIMP dating ‘Proterozoic' granulites from central Australia”, 4 August.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS, invited lecture at the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Guangzhou, entitled “An introduction to the design and geological applications of the SHRIMP (Sensitive High Resolution Ion MicroProbe)”, 7 August.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS, 16 th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne , 27 August - 1 September, represented Australian Scientific Instruments at their exhibition booth by demonstrating SHRIMP remote analysis.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS, 3 rd SHRIMP Workshop, Rottnest Island , 3 – 7 September, presented a paper entitled “Further progress towards high precision oxygen isotopic analyses on the multicollector SHRIMP II”.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS, presentation to selection committee at the Korea Basic Science Institute, Daejeon, South Korea, entitled “An introduction to the SHRIMP II Sensitive High Resolution Ion MicroProbe”, 28 November.

Earth Environment

Mr M. AUBERT , Australian Archaeometry conference, Canberra , Australia , 12-15 December, presented a poster entitled “Uranium-series dating carbonate-covered rock art in East Timor ”.

Mr M. AUBERT, 150 Years of Neanderthal Discoveries, Bonn , Germany , 21-26 July, presented a poster entitled “High-resolution in situ analysis of O and Sr isotopes in fossil human teeth”

Mr M. AUBERT spent two months in France collecting reference samples of bedrock, soil and plants. The strontium isotopic composition of those samples will be compare with the skeletal Sr isotopic composition of tooth enamel in order to reconstruct Neanderthal annual and lifetime migrations.

Ms R.B. BERDIN, Australian Coral Reef 2006 Conference, Mission Beach , Queensland 18-20 August and 5 th NCCR Climate Summer School, Grindelwald , Switzerland , 27 August - 1 September, presented a paper entitled “Reconstructing Holocene climate from corals in the Philippines , northern Indo-Pacific Warm Pool” .

Dr S. EGGINS, attended the 15 th Annual Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne , Australia , 26 th Aug-1 st September.

Dr S. EGGINS undertook field work on the Eyre Peninsula from 30 th October to 6 th November; and participated as a shipboard scientist on the ‘AUSCAN 2006 and PalaeoMurrays' cruise aboard the CSIRO vessel ‘Southern Surveyor' from 28 th February to 15 th March.

Dr M.J. ELLWOOD, 7th International Sponge Symposium, Búzios, Brazil 7-13 May, presented a paper entitled “Silica Banding in the Deep-Sea Lithistid Sponge Corallistes undulatus: Investigating the Influence of Diet and Environmental Conditions on Growth”.

Dr T.M. ESAT attended an INQUA field meeting at Exmouth , WA , during August 2006.

Dr T.M. ESAT attended the SEALAIX'06 meeting on sea level changes: records, processes and modeling, in France during September-October and presented a paper titled “Growth Patterns of the Last Ice Age Coral Terraces at Huon Peninsula .”

Dr T.M. ESAT attended the 9 th symposium of Japanese AMS Society in Tokyo during October and presented a paper on “Radiocarbon Calibration Beyond 25,000 years before present.”

Mr T. FUJIOKA, the 12th Australian and New Zealand Geomorphology Group (ANZGG) conference, Taipa Bay , New Zealand , 13-17 February 2006, presented a paper entitled “Initiation of Australian stony desert, dated by cosmogenic 21 Ne and 10 Be”.

Dr M.K. GAGAN, Earth Dynamics 2006, RSES, ANU, 22-24 November, presented a talk entitled “Chemical seismometers – revealing past disasters.”

Dr M.K. GAGAN led a coral drilling expedition to the Mentawai islands, Sumatra , Indonesia from 21 May to 30 June and a speleothem collecting expedition to Flores , Indonesia from 23 July to 26 August.

Prof R. GRÜN gave a presentation entitled High-resolution in situ analysis of O and Sr isotopes in fossil human teeth , co-authored by M. AUBERT, Drs S. EGGINS, I. WILLIAMS and M.H. Moncel, at the meeting: 150 years of Neanderthal discoveries. Early Europeans - continuity & discontinuity. 21-26 July 2006, Bonn , Germany (see Terra Nostra 2006/2: p. 115).

Prof R. GRÜN gave two seminars at Département de Préhistoire du Musée National d'Historie Naturelle, Paris, a seminar at the Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des populations du Passé, Université Bordeaux 1, one at the Geographisches Insitut der Universität zu Köln and a three hour lecture at the Marillac Field-School of the Department of Archaeology, Princeton University.

Dr S.D. JUPITER, 13 th Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu , USA , 20-24 February, presented a poster entitled, “Coral trace element records of terrestrial, agricultural and land-use change in a Great Barrier Reef catchment.”

Dr S.D. JUPITER conducted field work on the central Great Barrier Reef from 6-12 March, on the far northern Great Barrier Reef from 1-11 October, and in Molokai , Hawaii , from 13-17 November.

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH, conducted field work in Hawaii , on Molokai from 13-17 November and on the Big Island from 18-26 November.

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH, 2006 Goldschmidt Conference, far north, Queensland and Melbourne, Victoria, 22-31 August, presented 3 papers entitled “Proliferation and demise of Mediterranean deep-sea corals”; “Contemporary changes in continental run-off: Evidence for increased sediment and freshwater fluxes into the Great Barrier Reef”; and “Coral record of human impacts on land-sea interactions in the inner Great Barrier Reef ” and co-authored a further 6 papers presented at the conference.

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH, Coral Reef Society Conference, Mission Beach, far north Queensland, 18-20 August, presented a paper entitled “A Tale from Two Continents: Soil erosion and sediment fluxes into coral reefs from Kenya, Africa and the Grest Barrier Reef of Australia”.

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH, Australian Maritime Safety Association AMSA 2006 “Catchments to Coast Conference” in Cairns, 9-13 July, presented a paper entitled “Coral record of human impacts on land-sea interaction in the inner Great Barrier Reef”.

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH, presented a paper at the AGU 2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu , Hawaii , entitled "Coral record of landuse changes and terrestrial runoff into the Great Barrier Reef ", 19-22 February.

Prof B.J. PILLANS, 12 th Australian & New Zealand Geomorphology Group Conference, Taipa Bay, New Zealand, 13-17 February. Keynote Speaker: “Timescales in geomorphology”.

Prof B.J. PILLANS, Beyond the GSSP: The Future of Chronostratigraphy. Penrose Conference, Schloss Seggau , Austria , 3-9 June 2006. Invited Speaker: “The Quaternary: Where do we go from here?'

Prof B.J. PILLANS, Geological Society of New Zealand Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 4-7 December 2006. Plenary Speaker: “Defining the Quaternary”

Prof B.J. PILLANS conducted field work in the Tanami Desert, Northern Territory, from 15 th to 25 th August.

Dr E.J. RHODES, Australian New Zealand Geomorphology Group 2006 meeting, 13-17 th February, presented a joint talk titled ” Ancient surfaces?
Dating archaeological surfaces in western NSW using OSL” and a poster titled “OSL and cosmogenic dating of linear dunes in the Simpson Desert , Australia ”, and at the 2006 Australasian INTIMATE meeting, 29-30 th November, presented a joint talk titled “Central Australian palaeoenvironments of the last 30,000 years – evidence from dune building”.

Dr P.C. TREBLE, Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne, 27-31 August, presented an invited paper entitled “High resolution SIMS d 18 O of Hulu Cave at the time of Heinrich event 1”.

Earth Materials

Mr S. BARKER, 17th American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco , USA , 5-9 December, presented a paper entitled “Chemical evidence for episodic growth of a fibrous antitaxial calcite vein from externally derived fluid”.

Mr S. BARKER, 6 th Gordon Research Conference on Rock Deformation, Big Sky, Montana , USA , September 3-8, presented a paper entitled “Episodic fluid migration during crustal deformation – vein chemistry at all scales”

Mr M. BELTRANDO, Gordon Research Conference/workshop, Montana , USA , 3-16 September.

Prof S.F. COX presented invited lectures at the Geological Society of London Fermor Conference, London , 13-15 September, 2006, and at the meeting of the Asia-Oceania Geoscience Society, Singapore , July 10 –14, 2006. Prof S COX also participated in a workshop on “Active Fluid Flow and Deformation”, Wellington , New Zealand , November 28 – 30.

Dr W.J. DUNLAP attended the Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet Conference in Cambridge , U.K. , from March 21-29.

Dr K.A. EVANS Invited Talk. Synchrotrons in the geosciences, Synchrotron workshop, MacQuarie University , Sydney .

Dr K.A. EVANS Invited Keynote. Redox budget: an extensive variable for quantification of redox processes. Goldschmidt 2006, Melbourne Australia .

Dr K.A. EVANS and Powell, R., (2006) . Improvements in thermodynamic models of hydrothermal fluids through better configurational entropy terms. Goldschmidt 2006, Melbourne Australia .

Dr K.A. EVANS attended the 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne , 27 th August to 1 st September 2006 , where she gave two talks, one of which was an invited keynote.

Dr K.A. EVANS made visits to the NSRRC (Taiwan Synchrotron) in April and November, and to the APS (American Synchrotron) in Chicago , USA , in October. She conducted research on the nature of sulphur and chlorine complexation in silicate glasses, and on the effects of CO2 on the molecular structure of supercritical fluids.

Dr J.D. FITZ GERALD, 19th Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis, Sydney , 5-9 February, presented a poster detailing defects of exsolution in alkali feldspars.

Dr M. FORSTER, 21 st Himalaya-Karakoram Tibet (HKT) Workshop, Cambridge, England, 29-31 March, presented a paper entitled “Tectonic shuffle zones: Lithosphere-scale movement zones that reverse their shear sense during orogenesis”.

Dr M. FORSTER, 21 st Himalaya-Karakoram Tibet (HKT) Workshop, Cambridge , England , 29-31 March, co-authored a paper entitled “Episodes in Himalayan orogenesis”.

Dr M. FORSTER, Backbone of the Americas, Patagonia to Alaska Conference, Mendoza, Argentina, 3-7 April, presented a paper entitled “Tectonic shuffle zones: Lithosphere-scale movement zones that reverse their shear sense during orogenesis”.

Dr M. FORSTER, Backbone of the Americas , Patagonia to Alaska Conference, Mendoza , Argentina , 3-7 April, coo-author on a paper entitled “The plate-tectonic significance of inversion cycles during orogenesis”.

Dr M. FORSTER, Australian Earth Sciences Convention, Melbourne , Australia , 3-7 April, coo-author on a paper entitled “Contrasting styles in accretionary versus collisional orogens”.

Dr M. FORSTER, 16 th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 27 August- 1 September, presented on a paper entitled “Seismogenic strain rates during ductile deformation: The example of South Cyclades Shear Zones, Greece”.

Dr M. FORSTER, Gordon Research Conference/workshop, Montana , USA , 3-16 September.

Dr M. FORSTER conducted fieldwork in the Franciscan Blueschist Belt and Shuffle Zone , California from 8-18 April.

Dr M. FORSTER conducted fieldwork in the NW Himalaya, Ladakh India from 14-23 August.

Dr M. FORSTER conducted fieldwork in core complexes of NW China from 25-26 September.

Dr M. FORSTER conducted fieldwork on major movement zones in Broken Hill region, Australia from 26 July to 2 August.

Dr M. FORSTER conducted collaboration at New Delhi University , India from 24-30 August.

Dr M. FORSTER conducted collaboration with structure and geochronology group at Stanford University , USA . Presented a lecture titled: “ Argon Geochronology: Dating deformation in the argon partial retention zone”.

Dr M. FORSTER conducted collaboration with structure and geochronology group at Peking University , China , from 20 September – 2 October. Presented a double lecture titled: “ Unravelling the timing of deformation events ”.

Mr S. GIGER, Geologia strutturale “Giampaolo Pialli”, Perugia , Italy , 18-22 September, participated in a course entitled “Mechanics and physics of the earthquake process”.

Mr S. GIGER, 18th American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco , USA , 11-15 December, presented a paper entitled “Permeability and porosity evolution of quartz fault gouges during hot pressing under hydrothermal conditions”.

Prof D. H. GREEN attended the 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne , 27 th August to 1 st September 2006 , where he gave two talks.

Prof I. JACKSON attended the Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting in Wagga Wagga (7-10 February) presenting two poster papers; the Ahrens Symposium, California Institute of Technology (11-12 May) and the Margins Symposium ‘Interpreting Upper-Mantle Images', Woods Hole (17-19 May) presenting invited papers on the laboratory measurement of seismic wave attenuation at both and at Yale University (15 May). He also visited Stony Brook University for discussion of collaborative research on 22 May.

Dr J. HERMANN, 16 th annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference , Melbourne, Australia, 27 August-1 September, presented a Key-note lecture “Experiments and eclogites: constraints on element recycling in subducted crust” a paper entitled “Sediment melts at sub arc depths” and was co-author on 10 other contributions.

Dr J. HERMANN conducted field work in the Central Alps from 19-28 June; in the Western Alps from 18-23 July 2005 and in New Caledonia from 22-29 November.

Mr I. KOVACS, 16 th Annual Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne , 27 August-1 September, presented a paper entitled “Water solubility in forsterite and enstatite: implications for the secular evolution of mantle convection”

Mr I. KOVACS, Workshop on Nominally Anhydrous Minerals, Verbania , Italy , 1-4 October, gave a talk and presented a poster entitled “ Water solubili ty in forsterite and enstatite as a function of temperature and silica activity” and “ Quantitative IR spectroscopy with unpolarized light”, respectively.

Mr I. KOVACS, 4th meeting of the Central European Tectonic Studies Group (Ceteg), Zakopane, Poland, 20-24 April, presented a poster entiled “Paleogene-Early Miocene Igneous Rocks and Geodynamics of the Alpine-Carpathian-Pannonian-Dinaric Region: an Integrated Approach” and “Geodynamic Implications of Flattened Equigranular Textured Peridotites from the Central Part of the Carpathian–Pannonian Region”

Dr J.J. KURTZ, 2006 American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, USA, 11-15 December, presented a paper entitled “ Improving Reconstruction With Deformable Continents: The fit of South America and Africa” (260108).

Emeritus Prof I. MCDOUGALL attended the 16 th Goldschmidt Conference held in Melbourne in August 2006 and presented a paper entitled “Earliest known modern humans from Kibish , Ethiopia ”.

Dr J. MAVROGENES and Dr McFarlane conducted fieldwork in August on the Morila gold mine, Mali .

Dr J. MAVROGENES attended the 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne , 27 th August to 1 st September 2006 , and presented a paper.

Dr J. MAVROGENES attended the Spring AGU Conference, in Baltimore , Maryland in May, presented a paper and chaired a special session (with B. Scaillet, CNRS, Orleans France ) on sulfur in magmas.

Dr J. MAVROGENES presented a seminar on Metamorphism of Ore Deposits to the School of Earth and Geographical sciences, UWA in October.

Dr J. MAVROGENES presented a seminar on Sulfur Solubility in melts to the Geology Department, University of Witswatersrand , Johannesburg South Africa in August.

Dr C.R.M. McFARLANE attended the joint meeting of the Geological Association of Canada and the Mineralogical Association of Canada (GACMAC), Montreal, May 2006, and presented a paper entitlted “Seeing a hydrothermal Au deposit through the veil of partial melting: physical and geochemical constraints on precursor mineralization at Challenger, South Australia,” Diversification of mineral exploration special session.

Dr C.R.M. McFARLANE & Prof M. McCULLOCH presented at talk entitled “In-situ 143Nd/144Nd in LREE-rich minerals via LA-MC-ICPMS,” in the Thematic session on geochemical constraints on timescales and mechanisms of tectonic processes, 16th Annual Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne, August 2006

Dr C.R.M. McFARLANE undertook one week of fieldwork at the Morila Mine, Mali , in September 2006.

Dr S. MICKLETHWAITE, 2006 American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco , USA , 10-15 December, presented a paper entitled “Fluid flow controlled by progressive fault triggering and aftershock distributions in Archean fault systems”.

Prof H. O'NEILL attended the 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne , 27 th August to 1 st September 2006 , where he gave two talks.

Ms S.N. BURGESS, 3rd International Deep-Sea Coral Symposium, Miami , Florida , USA , 28 November – 2 December, presented a paper entitled “Evaluating the use of Plesiastrea versipora as a coral archive of temperate paleoclimate.”

Dr R. RAPP, Geological Society of America, Penrose Conference on "Arc Crustal Genesis", Valdez, Alaska, 9-15 July, presented a paper on "17th American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, USA, 5-9 December, presented a paper entitled “Whither the source? Interactions between slab-derived adakitic melts and the mantle wedge, and the origin of high-magnesian andesites."

Dr R. RAPP, 16 th Annual Goldschmidt Conference, 27 August- 1 September, Melbourne , Australia , presented a paper entitled "Experimental insights into slab-mantle interactions in subduction zones: melting of adakite-metasomatized peridotite and the origin of the "arc signature".

Mr N. TAILBY, 16th Annual Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne , AUSTRALIA , 27 August - 1 September, presented a talk entitled “Solubility, activity and phase relationships in silicate-H 2 O systems: insights from new hydrothermal experimental techniques”.

Dr Dr Eric Tenthorey attended the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Annual Meeting, Singapore and presented a talk entitled: “Cohesive strengthening of fault zones during the interseismic period.”

T. ULRICH attended two conferences and presented results of my research this year. I gave an invited keynote presentation on LA ICPMS analysis of fluid inclusions at the Asian Current Research on Fluid Inclusions (ACROFI I) conference in Nanjing in May 2006 and presented some results of the sulphur solubility study at the 16th Goldschmidt Conference in Melbourne in September 2006.

Earth Physics

Dr D.R. CHRISTIE, 28 th Seismic Research Review Symposium, Orlando , Florida , 19-21 September, presented a paper entitled “Detection of Atmospheric Explosions at IMS Monitoring Stations Using Infrasound Techniques”.

Dr D.R. CHRISTIE, Infrasound Technology Workshop, Fairbanks , Alaska , 25-28 September, presented a paper entitled “Wind Noise Reduction at Infrasound Monitoring Stations”.

Ms M.A. COMAN, Ocean Sciences meeting of the AGU, Hawaii, USA, 20-24 February 2006, presented a paper on “Horizontal convection and Sandstrom's postulate re-visited” (with R.W. GRIFFITHS and G.O. HUGHES).

Ms M.A. COMAN, 6th International Symposium for Stratified Flows, Perth, 11-14 December 2006, presented a paper entitled "Horizontal convection driven by two spatially separated regions of destabilising flux" (with R.W. GRIFFITHS and  G.O. HUGHES).

Dr G.F. DAVIES presented a paper at the Penrose Conference “When Did Plate Tectonics Begin?” in Lander, Wyoming , June 2006.

Dr G.F. DAVIES presented a paper at the Goldschmidt International Geochemistry Conference in Melbourne , August 2006 entitled “Depletion, plates and a revised cooling history”.

Dr G.F. DAVIES presented three papers (including one invited) at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco , USA , 11-15 December 2006.

”Dynamics of the early, hot mantle: depletion, plates and slower cooling.”

”Mantle regulation of core cooling: geodynamo without core radioactivity?

”Controls on stirring in three-dimensional mantle stirring models.”

entitled “Relative sea-level changes due to recent mountain deglaciation

Ms G. ESTERMANN, World Climate Research Program, Workshop on “Understanding sea level rise and variability”, Paris , France , 6-9 June, presented (by invitation) a poster”.

PROF R.W. GRIFFITHS, Ocean Sciences meeting of the AGU, Hawaii, USA, 20-24 February 2006, presented a paper on “Mixing in two-layer exchange flows” (with T.J. Prastowo , G.O. HUGHES and A.McC. Hogg ).

PROF R.W. GRIFFITHS, Complex Dynamics of Rotating Flows Workshop, Adelaide , 13-14 July 2006.

Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS, Ocean Sciences Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Hawaii, USA, 20-24 February 2006, presented a paper on “Mixing in two-layer exchange flows” (with G.O. HUGHES and T.PRASTOWO). He also co-authored papers presented by Dr J.C. Mullarney( Dalhousie University , Canada ) Dr G.O. HUGHES and Ms M.A. COMAN.

PROF R.W. GRIFFITHS, 6th International Symposium for Stratified Flows, Perth, 11-14 December 2006, presented a paper entitled "Adjustment Processes and Timescales in Horizontal Convection" (with G.O. HUGHES).

Dr A.McC. HOGG, Turbulence and coherent structures workshop, 10-13 January 2006, presented a paper entitled “Low Frequency Ocean Variability: Feedbacks between eddies and the mean flow”.

Dr A.McC. HOGG, Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society 13 th Annual Conference, Newcastle , 6-8 February 2006, presented a paper entitled “Interdecadal Variability of the Southern Ocean”.

Dr A.McC. HOGG presented a seminar at Monash University , 20 April 2006 entitled “Hydraulic Control in Geophysical Flows: Viscosity, Shear and Time-dependence” (with G.O. Hughes and L.M. Frankcombe).

Dr A.McC. HOGG presented a seminar to CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, 21 April 2006 entitled “Interdecadal Variability & Eddies in the Southern Ocean” (with M.P. Meredith and J.R. Blundell).

Dr A.McC. HOGG, Complex Dynamics of Rotating Flows Workshop, Adelaide , 13-14 July 2006, presented a paper entitled “The turbulent oscillator in the double gyre circulation” (with P. Berloff and W.K. Dewar).

Dr A.McC. HOGG, 17 th Australia New Zealand Climate Forum, Canberra, 5-7 September 2006, presented a paper entitled “Circumpolar response of Southern Ocean eddy activity to changes in the Southern Annular Mode” (with M.P. Meredith).

Dr A.McC. HOGG, Magic of Modelling, Southampton, UK, 28-29 September 2006, presented a paper entitled “Self-similarity and hydraulics in stratified exchange flows”.

Dr A.McC. HOGG presented a seminar to the Institute for Theoretical Geophysics, University of Cambridge , 2 October 2006 entitled “Eddies, Interdecadal Variability & Warming in the Southern Ocean” (with M.P. Meredith and J.R. Blundell).

Dr A.McC. HOGG, 6th International Symposium for Stratified Flows, Perth, 11-14 December 2006, presented a paper entitled "Viscous hydraulic control: A reduced gravity model" (with G.O. HUGHES).

Dr J.S. HUANG presented a paper at the 2006 West Pacific Geophysics Meeting, Beijing , China , 24-27 July 2006 entitled “Stirring in Three-Dimensional Mantle Convection and Implications for Geochemistry” (with G.F. Davies ).

Dr J.S. HUANG presented a paper at the Australian Institute of Physics 17 th National Congress, Brisbane, 3-8 December 2006 entitled “Stirring in Three-Dimensional Mantle Convection Models: Differentiation of heavy tracers” (with G.F. Davies).

Dr G.O. HUGHES, 6th International Symposium for Stratified Flows, Perth, 11-14 December 2006, presented a paper entitled "A theoretical model for 'horizontal convection'" (with R.W. GRIFFITHS, J.C. MULLARNEY and W.H. PETERSON).

Dr G.O. HUGHES, American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences Meeting, Hawaii, USA, 20-24 February 2006, presented a paper entitled “A simple convective model of the global overturning circulation, including effects of entrainment into sinking regions” (with R.W. GRIFFITHS).

Dr G.O. HUGHES, European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna , 2-7 April 2006, presented an invited paper entitled “The sensitivity of the convective circulation in a rectangular ocean basin to entrainment into slope currents and interior vertical mixing” (with R.W. GRIFFITHS). He also presented a poster entitled “Horizontal convection and Sandstrom's postulate revisited” (with M.A. COMAN and R.W. GRIFFITHS).

Dr G.O. HUGHES gave seminars at Utrecht and Eindhoven on “Sandström's observations, horizontal convection, and the ocean overturning circulation”.

Dr G.O. HUGHES, Complex Dynamics of Rotating Flows Workshop, Adelaide , 13-14 July 2006, presented a paper entitled “The role of dense geostrophic slope currents in the global overturning circulation of the oceans” (with R.W. GRIFFITHS).

Prof B.L.N. KENNETT spent most of May and June in Europe on Outside Studies Leave based at the University of Munich . In early May he went to London to receive the Murchison Medal of the Geological Society of London. He returned to Australia at the beginning of July and made two presentations at the Australian Earth Sciences Convention. In August he attended the Goldschmidt conference in Melbourne and gave an invited talk on Lithosphere structure beneath Australia . He also attended the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union with two oral presentations.

Dr R. KERR, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco , USA , 11-15 December 2006, presented a paper entitled “ The formation of channelized lava flows on an unconfined slope ”.

Prof K. LAMBECK, London Geological Society Conference on External Controls on Deepwater Depositional Systems, London, UK, 27-29 March 2006, presented a paper entitled “Sea level during glacial cycles: constraints on ice sheets and their rates of growth and decay during the past 140,000 years”.

Prof K. LAMBECK, World Climate Research Programme Workshop on Understanding Sea-level Rise and Variability, Paris , France , 6-9 June 2006, presented a paper entitled “Paleo- and 20 th Century Sea-level Variations”.

Prof K. LAMBECK, ACE CRC Symposium 2006, Hobart, Tasmania, 29-30 August 2006, presented a paper entitled “Quantifying ice volumes during glacial cycles”.

Prof K. LAMBECK, International Symposium SEALAIX'06 “Sea level changes: Records, processes and modeling”, Giens , France , 25-29 September 2006, presented a paper entitled “Sea-level change during the last glacial cycle: constraints on ice sheets and their rates of growth and decay”.

Prof K. LAMBECK, 15 th International Laser Ranging Workshop, Canberra , Australia , 16-20 October, presented a paper entitled “Satellite Laser Ranging in the National (Australian) Collaborative Research Infrastructure Proposal for Geospatial R&D”.

Prof K. LAMBECK, Inter Academy Panel Conference and General Assembly, Alexandria, Egypt, 1–5 December 2006, presented a paper entitled “The Shape of the Earth: From Erostothenes to the Space Age” in his role as President of the Australian Academy of Science.

As President of the Australian Academy of Science, Prof K. LAMBECK participated in several Conferences and Symposia including the Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies (FASAS) Council Meeting, Singapore, 11-12 September 2006, The High Flyers Think Tank on Innovative technical solutions for water management in Australia, Adelaide, 30 October 2006, and the Australia-China Energy Symposium, Sydney, 5-7 November 2006.

M.J. O'BYRNE Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society 13 th Annual Conference, Newcastle, 6-8 February 2006, presented a paper entitled “Interaction of coherent eddies with headland wakes” (with R.W. GRIFFITHS).

Mr T. PRASTOWO, 6th International Symposium for Stratified Flows, Perth, 11-14 December 2006, presented a paper entitled "Mixing in exchange flows through a contraction" (with R.W. GRIFFITHS, G.O. HUGHES and A.McC. HOGG).

Dr. N. RAWLINSON, Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2006, Melbourne, 2-6 July, presented two papers: “Seismic wavefront tracking in 3-D heterogeneous media” and “Detailed teleseismic imaging of the crust and upper mantle beneath south east Australia”.

Dr. N. RAWLINSON, Mastering the data explosion in the earth and environmental sciences, Canberra , 19-21 April, presented a paper entitled “Teleseismic Imaging in South East Australia using data from Multiple high density Seismic Arrays”

Dr. N. RAWLINSON conducted fieldwork in Victoria from 4-15 January; 20-31 March; 15-23 May, and in Tasmania from 1-12 October and 15-22 November

Dr A.M. READING, European Geophysical Union , Vienna , 02-07 April 2006. Presented a contribution on ‘Seismic structure of Precambrian terranes in Western Australia and East Antarctica : insights into building ancient cratons and supercontinents'.

Dr A.M. READING, Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research, Open Science Meeting in Hobart , 12-14 July 2006. Presented a contribution entitled ‘POLENET, the polar Earth observing network'.

Dr A.M. READING, Goldschmidt Meeting, Melbourne , 28 August – 01 September 2006 . Presented a contribution on ‘Precambrian terranes in West Australia and East Antarctica : seismic structure and implications for continent formation and evolution'.

Dr A.M. READING, American Geophysical Union , San Francisco , 11-15 December 2006. Presented a contribution on ‘Lithospheric Structure and Seismotectonics of Central East Antarctica'.

Dr A.M. READING conducted seismological fieldwork in West Australia from 23 January- 03 February, 13-30 June and 6-20 November 2006.

Dr A.M. READING conducted seismological fieldwork in East Australia 15-23 May 2006.

David Robinson, Australian Earth Science Convention, Melbourne, 2-6 July 2006, presented a paper entitled “ Coda wave interferometry and constraints on relative earthquake locations ”

Dr M. SAMBRIDGE, Lorentz Center workshop The World a Jigsaw: Tessellations in the Sciences , 6-10 March 2006, Lorentz Center , Univ. of Leiden , The Netherlands (invited speaker).

Dr M. SAMBRIDGE, 3 rd SPICE Research and Training workshop on Computational Seismology and Inverse Problems , 23-28 July, Kinsale , Ireland (invited speaker).

Dr M. SAMBRIDGE, Australian Earth Sciences Convention, 2-6 July 2006.

Dr. W.P. Schellart presented a seminar at The University of Queensland entitled “ Incorporating Northland ( New Zealand ) and New Caledonia geology into Southwest Pacific tectonic reconstructions ”, 25 May 2006 .

Dr. W.P. Schellart presented a seminar at The Australian National University entitled “ Physical parameters that control the trench velocity and the mode of subduction” , 15 June 2006 .

Dr. W.P. Schellart presented a seminar at The University of Western Australia entitled “Late Cretaceous-Cenozoic reconstructions of the SW Pacific: Incorporating geological data from Northland ( New Zealand ) and New Caledonia ” 13 October 2006 .

Dr. W.P. Schellart, 18 th Australian Earth Science Convention Melbourne, July 2006 presented a poster entitled “Dependence of subducting plate motion, trench motion and mantle flow patterns on the plate/mantle viscosity ratio” (with Prof. R.W. Griffiths).

Dr. W.P. Schellart , 18 th Australian Earth Science Convention Melbourne, July 2006 presented a paper entitled “Fitting Northland, New Caledonia and d'Entrecasteaux geology into the Late Cretaceous-Cenozoic Southwest Pacific tectonic framework .

Dr. W.P. Schellart , 18 th Australian Earth Science Convention Melbourne, July 2006 co-authored a paper presented with Stegman et al entitled “New insights into upper mantle flow from 3D numerical models of subduction .

Dr. W.P. Schellart presented a paper at the 18 th Australian Earth Science Convention in Melbourne (July 2006) with co-authors Freeman and S tegman entitled “Defining an absolute reference frame for plate motions on Earth from minimizing subduction zone trench migration”.

Dr. W.P. Schellart presented a paper at the 16 th Annual Goldschmidt Conference in Melbourne (August-September 2006) with co-authors Freeman and S tegman entitled “ Subduction-induced mantle convection on Earth: Poloidal versus toroidal flow”.

Dr W.P. Schellart was co-author on a paper presented by S tegman et al. at the 16 th Annual Goldschmidt Conference in Melbourne (August-September 2006) entitled “ Evolution and dynamics of subduction zones from 4-D geodynamic models”.

Dr C.SINADINOVSKI, 8 th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Centenial SSA Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 18-22 April.

Dr C.SINADINOVSKI, 15 th Australian Earthquake Engineering Society (AEES)Conference, Canberra , ACT, 24-26 November.

Dr P. TREGONING spend two weeks at the Laboratoire de Meteorologie Physique, Observatoire de Physique du Globe de Clermont-Ferrand , Clermont-Ferrand , France to integrate surface atmospheric observations into GPS analysis and to discuss GPS tomography.

PRISE

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG, South American Symposium on Isotope Geology V, Punta del Este, Uruguay, 24-27 April, presented a Keynote address entitled “The expanding world of the SHRIMP: new developments and future trends”, and co-authored a number of other papers. Attended the 21 st Colloquium of African Geology, Maputo , Mozambique , 3-6 July, and co-authored a number of presentations and attended business meetings. Attended 16 th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne , Victoria , 27 August – 1 September, and co-authored one paper.

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG conducted field work in Namibia in July with Dr T. Becker of the Namibian Geological Survey.

Mr C.M. FANNING, V South American Symposium on Isotope Geology, Punta del Este, Uruguay, 24 – 27 April, presented a paper entitled “U-Pb and Lu-Hf isotopic constraints on the provenance of Permian detritus in metasedimentary rocks of southern Chile and Livingston Island, Antarctica” and co-authored five other papers.

Mr C.M. FANNING, Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2006, Melbourne , Australia , 2 – 6 July.

Mr C.M. FANNING, 19 th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association, Kobe , Japan , 23 – 28 July, convened a session and presented an invited paper entitled “An update of More SHRIMP for the Geological Feast; new developments and future trends”.

Mr C.M. FANNING, 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference 2006, Melbourne, Australia, 27 August – 1 September, presented a paper entitled “U-Pb and Lu-Hf Isotopic Constraints on the Provenance of Permian Detritus in Metasedimentary rocks of Southern Chile and Livingston Island, Antarctica “ and a poster entitled “Constraints on the timing and isotopic evolution for the 150 my emplacement history of the South Patagonian batholith, southern Chile”.

Mr C.M. FANNING, 2006 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, USA, 22 – 25 October, presented two papers entitled “U-Pb and Lu-Hf isotopic constraints on the provenance of Permian detritus in turbidites from Patagonia and Livingston Island, Antarctica; implications for plate reconstructions” and “Constraints on the timing of the Sturtian glaciation from southern Australia; ie for the true Sturtian” and co-authored six other papers and two posters.

Mr C.M. FANNING conducted fieldwork in the Flinders Ranges , South Australia from 27 February – 4 March and in Chile and Argentina from 10 November – 13 December.

Dr M.D. NORMAN, 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference 2006, Melbourne, Australia, 27 August – 1 September, presented a paper entitled “Compositions of Hawaiian Basalts Preclude Eclogite Mantle Plumes”, and Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, USA, 12-17 March, presented a paper entitled “Impactor Populations and Lunar Crustal Compositions Inferred from Highly Siderophile Elements in Apollo 16 and 17 Melt Breccias”.

Dr G.M. YAXLEY, 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference 2006, Melbourne , Australia , 27 August – 1 September, presented a talk entitled “Carbonate-eclogite in the upper mantle”, attended a synchrotron-related Seminar-Series held by the Australian X-ray Analytical Association (AXAA) at CSIRO in April.

Dr C. MAGEE, 16 th Annual Goldschmidt conference, Melbourne , August 28-Sept 1, presented a poster, “Alkali background reduction in routine laser ICP-MS analysis”; attended an Agilent Users group conference, August 24-25, Melbourne .

Ms A ROSENTHAL, 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference 2006, Melbourne, Australia, 27 August – 1 September, presented a paper entitled “Ugandan kamafugites: re-melting of a variable enriched veined subcontinental lithospheric mantle”.

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EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Earth Chemistry

Dr C.M. Allen , Associate Editor, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences.

Dr V.C. BENNETT, Co-editor of “Earth's Oldest Rocks”, Elsevier Press.

Dr J.J. BROCKS is a newly appointed Associate Editor of Palaios, a Journal of the Society of Sedimentary Geology.

Dr I.H. Campbell, Co-editor Chemical Geology Special Issue on Mantle Plumes.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER, co-editor, Proceedings of the 5 th Stromlo Symposium Disks, Winds and Jets: from Planets to Quasars, Conference held at Mt Stromlo, Dec 4-8.

Dr D. RUBATTO, Associated Editor, Lithos.

Dr D. RUBATTO, Editorial Review Board, Journal of Metamorphic Geology.

Dr R. SALMERON, Reviewer, Origins of Solar Systems/Terrestrial Planets Finder Programs, NASA.

Earth Environment

Dr S.M. EGGINS, Editorial Board, Journal of Geostandards and Geoanalysis.

Dr S.M. EGGINS, Editorial Board, Quaternary Geochronology.

Prof R. GRÜN is Editor of Quaternary Geochronology.

Prof R. GRÜN is a member of the Editorial Boards of Quaternary Science Reviews and Radiation Measurements.

Prof R. GRÜN is a Member of reviewers' panel of Ancient TL.

Prof R. GRÜN is member of the Organising Committee of the Congress of the International Quaternary Association, which will be held in Cairns in July 2007.

Prof R. GRÜN is a standing member of the scientific committee.

Prof R. GRÜN is a editor of the proceedings of the International Conferences on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating, the next conference will be held in Beijing 2008.

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH is on the Editorial Board of Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Prof B.J. PILLANS, Editorial Board, Quaternary Science Reviews.

Prof B.J. PILLANS, Editorial Board, Catena

Prof B.J. PILLANS, Section Editor, Elsevier Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science

Dr E.J. RHODES, Editorial Board, Quaternary Geochronology.

Earth Materials

Prof S.F. COX continued as a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of Journal of Structural Geology and Geofluids.

Dr W.J. DUNLAP, Associate Editor, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences.

Dr J.D. FITZ GERALD, Editorial Board, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals.

Dr J. HERMANN, Associate Editor, LITHOS.

Prof I. JACKSON, Editorial Boards, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors.

Prof H. O'NEILL , Advisory Editorial Board of Earth and Planetary Science Letters; Editorial Board of Chemical Geology; Advisory Board, Elements; and Associate Editor, e-Earth.

Earth Physics

Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS served as a member of the Editorial Committee of the Annual Reviews of Fluid Dynamics (this journal has the highest impact factor of 120 journals in the area of mechanics).

Prof B.L.N. KENNETT, Editor-in-Chief of Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors (until June 2006) and an Associate Editor for Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

D. ROBINSON, Book Review Editor, Preview Magazine

Dr. P. TREGONING, Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth.

Dr. P. TREGONING, Dynamic Planet: Monitoring and Understanding a Dynamic Planet with Geodetic and Oceanographic Tools, IAG Symposium, Cairns , Australia , 22-26 August, 2005, Vol 130, edited by P. Tregoning and C. Rizos.

r. W.P. Schellart served as an Associate Editor of Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth.

PRISE

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG, Editorial Board, Journal of African Earth Sciences.

Dr G.M. YAXLEY and Prof Gerhard Brey ( University of Frankfurt ) are currently co-ordinating a special issue of the Journal of Petrology to honour the career of Prof David Green.

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OUTREACH AND WORKSHOPS

Earth Chemistry

Dr V.C. BENNETT participated in the “Workshop on Surface ages and Histories: Issues in Planetary Chronology”, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston , Texas , 21-23 May.

Dr V.C. BENNETT gave an invited talk entitled “Deep Time, Deep Earth: The Accretion, early History and Large Scale Geochemical Evolution of the Earth” at the “Stars to Brains Conference” Australian Academy of Science, Canberra , 20-21 June.

Dr V.C. BENNETT gave a presentation at the ANU Planetary Science Institute workshop held in conjunction with the visit of the Jaeger-Hales lecturer, Professor David Stevenson.

Dr J.J. BROCKS was interviewed for the newspage Biogeosciences.org on 4 April ( http://www.biogeosciences.org/interviews/interviews/brocks.htm ).

Dr J.J. BROCKS was interviewed by the ANU magazine ‘Science Wise'.

Dr T.R. IRELAND , with Prof M. McCulloch and Dr M. Gagan , hosted a o ne-day visit by Dr Yusuke Yokoyama, with 16 staff and students from the University of Tokyo, Japan, to visit the RSES SHRIMP laboratories and other facilities.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by Sarah Clarke for the “ A sk an Expert” segment of ABC Science online, July 13,

http://www.abc.net.au/science/expert/realexpert/space/01.htm

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by ABC radio about the demotion of Pluto from planet status, 16 August,

http://www.abc.gov.au/science/news/space/SpaceRepublish_1427030.htm

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by Jonathan Green of The Age about the status of Pluto.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by Andrew Carswell of the Daily Telegraph about the status of Pluto.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed on ABC National television about the demotion of Pluto from planet status, August 17, a 3-minute interview organised by Sarah Clarke of ABC, broadcast 17 August.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by Sarah Clarke for ABC National News about the new IAU draft resolution on the definition of a planet, broadcast 7pm , 23 August.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by Sarah Clarke for ABC National News about the IAU decision to demote Pluto to “dwarf planet'', broadcast midday and 7pm , 25 August.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by Juanita Phillips for Radio Adelaide, 101.5 FM, 5-minute interview on demoting Pluto to “dwarf planet'' status, broadcast at 5 pm Adelaide time.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by Triple 6 Radio, Canberra , 666 AM, a 5-minute interview on hitting golf balls from the Moon, with David Kilby, July 12.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER participated in a debate about physics, cosmology and exoplanets organised by Abbie Thomas for ABC for Science Week. The debate was titled Café Scientific and took place at the Glasshouse Bar, UTS, Sydney , 20 August.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by Will Ockenden on the status of Pluto for the Melbourne youth radio station, SYN FM. 90.7.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER moderated a discussion/debate on the topic “Proposals, promotion and patent applications: does communication get in the way of good science?” at the CSIRO Discovery Centre, Black Mountain Laboratories, Clunies Ross St, Acton, 25 September .

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave a talk at Melrose High School entitled “Cosmology and Are We Alone?” to Year 10 science class of Geoff McNamara, 7 November.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave a talk at the Planetary Science Institute Research Workshop in honour of David Stevenson held at RSES 24 October. The talk was entitled “Estimating the Compositions of Extrasolar Terrestrial Planets”.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER, at the Thiess Environmental Workshop, gave a presentation entitled “Worlds without Water”, Nov 15.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by Phil Clarke on 2GB radio (873 AM) about NASA's plans to set up a Moon base (7-minute live interview), Nov.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by “Big George” on BBC London 94.9 FM about Mars Global Surveyor's discovery of recent water on Mars (20-minute live interview), which was also broadcast on the Internet at www.bbc.co.uk .

Dr D. RUBATTO was interviewed on SBS-Italian Radio for National Science Week (approximately 5 minutes interview).

Dr R. SALMERON, Colloquium speaker, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, “Jets and outflows in protostellar disks”.

Dr R. SALMERON, S peaker, Planetary Sciences Institute Workshop, “Magnetic fields in protostellar disks”.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS hosted a visit to the SHRIMP laboratory by students from Radford College , 4 April.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS hosted a visit to the SHRIMP laboratory by students attending the Siemens Summer School, 6 October.

Earth Environment

Dr S. EGGINS was invited to a workshop on laser ablation ICPMS, Vrije University , Amsterdam , by the Netherlands Research School for Sedimentary Geology, where he presented seminars on ‘Fundamentals of Laser Ablation ICPMS' and ‘Applications of LA-ICPMS to environmental and climate research'

Dr M.K. GAGAN was interviewed for the ABC television science show, Catalyst, about coral records of submarine groundwater discharge to the Great Barrier Reef . Approximately 5 minute interview with Mark Horstman, broadcast at 8:00 pm 18 May.

Dr M.K. GAGAN contributed information on his coral research for a feature article in the spring edition of the ANU Reporter (Coral seer, ANU Reporter, 37(3): 10-13), written by Simon Couper with the aim of communicating ANU research to the wider public.

Dr M.K. GAGAN jointly hosted with Prof M.T. McCULLOCH and Dr T. Ireland a RSES laboratory information and workshop to visiting academics and students from University of Tokyo , 15 September.

Dr S.D. JUPITER was interviewed on Channel 7 news, Mackay, following fieldwork on the Mackay section of the Great Barrier Reef , 13 March.

Dr S.D. JUPITER presented to Stanford University study abroad students during a workshop in Mackay, QLD, on regional environmental issues, 3 November.

Dr S.D. JUPITER delivered a presentation entitled “History of environmental change in the Mackay Whitsunday region: a case study from the Pioneer catchment” at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies 2006 Public Forum, 19-20 October, Townsville, QLD.

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH was interviewed on ABC radio Brisbane regarding Ocean acidification, July.

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH pr esented a talk to visiting academics from Stanford University , Herron Island Queensland , entitled "Coral Reefs: Silent Sentinels of Global Change", 5 February.

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH was interviewed and quoted in an article in the Western Australian entitled “Reef exposes evidence of 4m ocean rise”, 10 November.

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH was interviewed by ABC radio Adelaide regarding the fossil coral reef findings, November.

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH was interviewed and quoted in an article in The Sydney Morning Herald entitled “Reef insight on global meltdown on the rocks”, 10 November.

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH was interviewed and quoted in an article in The Canberra Times entitled “Oceans can't soak up greenhouse gas emissions indefinitely: geochemist”, 7 July.

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH received editorial citation in The Canberra Times, regarding the impact on the oceans' food chain as the marine environment reaches its limit of ability to absorb carbon dioxide, 8 July.

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH presented a paper at the History of the Great Barrier Reef Workshop, Townsville , Queensland , entitled “Coral Reefs and the History of the Great Barrier Reef ”, 2 February.

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH attended the Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility Workshop in Townsville , Queensland , 16 March.

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH presented a talk entitled “Environmental changes in coral reefs: Back to the future” at the ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies Public Symposium, Townsville , Queensland , 19-20 October.

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH jointly hosted with Dr M. GAGAN and Dr T. Ireland a RSES laboratory information and workshop to visiting academics and students from University of Tokyo , 15 September.

Dr P.C. TREBLE was interviewed for the Western Wildlife Newsletter issued by the Department of Conservation and Land Management (January issue) and The Naracoorte Herald (27 July). Her research also featured in the Australian Caves & Karst Management Journal (July issue). Dr Treble attended the British Council INYS workshop on Abrupt Climate Change (ANU) 22-24 February.

Earth Materials

Prof S.F. COX presented a structural geology workshop to geoscientists of Gold Fields Australia Ltd at Kambalda, May 17-18, 2006 . He also presented a lecture course on coupling between fluid flow and deformation to graduate students and staff from various Swiss universities at the University of Geneva , 19-20 September, 2006.

Dr K.A. EVANS was invited to present on ‘Synchrotron Applications in the Geosciences' at the synchrotron workshop recently held at MacQuarie University .

Dr M. FORSTER, set up, co-ordinate and chair the ‘Australian Noble Gas and Argon User Group' includes University of Queensland , The University of Melbourne, Geoscience Australia and The Research School of Earth Sciences.

Dr M. FORSTER, 1 st Australian Noble Gas and Argon User Group workshop, at RSES. Presented a paper entitled “The Structure and Tectonic Team and Argon Geochronology at RSES”.

Dr M. FORSTER, representing 1 st Australian Noble Gas and Argon User Group in a workshop with ANSTO Lucas Heights, Sydney. Presenting RSES needs for future use of OPAL reactor.

Dr J. HERMANN was interviewed on radio SBS (in Italian) about the activities in science week and his personal research.

Dr J. HERMANN supervised two high-school students for a week for the 2006 CSIRO Student Research Scheme.

Dr J.J. KURTZ, 2006 Earth Dynamics conference, 22-24 November, RSES, Australian National University , chaired Auscope Pplates Workshop.

Dr S. MICKLETHWAITE organised the visit of 15 high-school students to RSES, as part of the Siemens Science Experience 2006. This involved a half-hour introduction to Earth Science and laboratory visits to GFD, Experimental Petrology and SHRIMP.

Dr S. MICKLETHWAITE arranged and presented in conjunction with Dr S. RICHARDS a geological workshop for the climbing guides of the Sydney Harbour Bridge Company. This ran for approximately 90 minutes.

Earth Physics

Drs A.McC. HOGG, G.O. HUGHES, Ms M.J. O'BYRNE and Mr Tjipto PRASTOWO introduced participants in the National Youth Science Forum, held in Canberra , to the variety of research undertaken in the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.

Dr A.McC. HOGG and Mr Tjipto PRASTOWO introduced a group of undergraduate students from Tokyo University to the research undertaken in the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.

Prof B.L.N. KENNETT gave a number of radio interviews about the tsunami that hit the south coast of Java in July including the ABC ( Canberra and Northern Territory ), and the Foreign Service of Radio Beijing.

Drs R.C. KERR, G.O. HUGHES, Ms M.A. COMAN and Mr T.J. PRASTOWO introduced participants in the Siemens Science Experience, held in Canberra , to the research undertaken in the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.

Prof K. LAMBECK, as President of the Academy of Science , has provided a number of interviews on television, radio and print during 2006.

Prof K. LAMBECK presented a televised address at the National Press Club on 23 August 2006 entitled “Sea level in a changing climate environment”.

Dr A.M. READING appeared on ABC television in connection with air support of deep field science in Australian Antarctic Territory . Dr A.M. Reading wrote the website for POLENET, an international consortium of observational geophysics in the polar regions , approved for the International Polar Year 2007-08.

Dr M. SAMBRIDGE was the lead organizer of the Australian Academy of Sciences , Elizabeth and Frederick White conference on `Mastering the data explosion' 19-21 April 2006, an interdisciplinary meeting attended by national and international scientists from academia, government and industry.

Dr P. TREGONING was the rapporteur for the session "Geodetic observation and the precise reference system for global an regional sea-level measurements" at the World Climate Research Programme Workshop on Understanding Sea-level Rise and Variability in Paris , June 6-9, 2006 .

Dr. W.P. Schellart was interviewed for an article that appeared in News in Science from the ABC “ Mountains grow in wind and rain ”, 24 April 2006 .

Dr. W.P. Schellart published a letter in TAG (The Australian Geologist) “ Plate tectonics is not a myth ”, volume 140, pages 40-41, September 2006.

PRISE

Dr G.M. YAXLEY's diamond indicator research was featured in an article in Materials Monthly, a publication of ANU's Centre for the Science and Engineering of Materials.

Dr G.M. YAXLEY was Co-chair of the Scientific Program Committee for Goldschmidt 2006, held in Melbourne in August-September. He also co-convened several symposia and sessions during the conference.

Dr G.M. YAXLEY organised a workshop in the electron microprobe-based Flank Method for measuring Fe 3+ contents of garnet at RSES. The workshop was conducted by Dr Heidi Höfer from the Institut für Mineralogie and the University of Frankfurt, Germany, and was attended by members of the Earth Materials group at RSES and DEMS.

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TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Earth Chemistry

Dr J.J. BROCKS taught Principles of Organic Geochemistry and the History of the Atmosphere and Oceans in the Precambrian (second semester).

Dr T.R. IRELAND taught the Planetary Science Honours course at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics with Dr C. Lineweaver and Dr Paul Francis (Department of Physics).

Dr T.R. IRELAND co-taught Geology 3022 with Professor R. Arculus at the Department of Earth and Marine Sciences.

Dr T.R. IRELAND gave three lectures for the Department of Earth and Marine Sciences first year course 1005.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER taught part of the ANU DEMS Planetary Geology Course convened by Dr R. Arculus, 7, 8 and 10 March.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER taught three lectures of the Introduction to Astronomy, ASTR1001, convened by Paul Francis, 1 – 3 August.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER taught the RSAA Honours course in Planetary Science 7 - 11 August.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER presented a lecture “Are We Alone?” at the Macquarie University , Foundation for Astronomy, School of Astronomy 12 - 13 August.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER presented a lecture “Are We Alone?” to Year 9 students as part of the National Youth Science Forum, 4 October.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER presented a lecture “Our Place in the Universe” for Malcolm Walter's Astrobiology Course, Macquarie University , 6 October.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER organised a one-day Planetary Science Institute Research Workshop in honour of David Stevenson, the Jaeger-Hales 2006 lecturer, 24 October.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER, convener of the RSAA Summer Scholarship Program 20 Nov 2006 – 3 Feb, 2007 .

Dr D. RUBATTO supervised two Year 12 students within the Students Research Scheme ACT 2006.

Earth Environment

Dr S. EGGINS taught units on seawater chemistry and the properties of seawater in the 1 st year course ‘Marine Science for a Sustainable Future' (GEOL 1004), College of Science (first semester); and delivered a lecture on the carbonate chemistry of seawater in the 2 nd year course ‘Chemistry of the Earth and Oceans' (GEOL2015).

Dr M.J. ELLWOOD contributed lectures and practicals to the Department of Earth and Marine Sciences 2 nd year course course ‘Chemistry of the Earth and Oceans' (GEOL2015).

Dr M.K. GAGAN began a term as official external supervisor (2006-2008) for Ms E. St Pierre, ARC Postgraduate Research Scholar with Dr J.-x. Zhao and Assoc. Prof S. Golding at the University of Queensland ; and for Mr M. Griffiths, ARC Postgraduate Research Scholar with Dr R. Drysdale at the University of Newcastle .

Prof R. GRÜN taught the complete course ‘Scientific Dating Techniques for Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology' (BIAN 3010) at the Dept. of Archaeology and Anthropology, ANU.

Dr P.C. TREBLE taught ‘Marine Science for a Sustainable Future' practicals (GEOL1004), College of Science (first semester).

Earth Materials

Mr S. BARKER assisted with teaching of the Department of Earth and Marine Sciences 2 nd year Field Mapping course.

Prof S.F. COX taught GEOL2012 Introduction to Structural and Field Geology, GEOL 3005 Exploration Geophysics, GEOL 3002 Structural Geology and Tectonics, and portions of GEOL 1004 and GEOL 1005 in the Department of Earth & Marine Sciences as part of his joint appointment at the Deparrtment of Earth & Maine Sciences and RSES.

Dr K.A. EVANS has co-superivised Pat Harvey and Rikki Bailey (DEMS) on projects .

Dr M. FORSTER supervises an RSES internship student, Jesse Robertson, from Otago University , Dunedin NZ. Student is undertaking project involving microstructural analysis and PT analysis of Blueschist facies rocks from Greece .

Dr M. FORSTER supervised a Leeds University structure and tectonics student, Peter Holland, for joint project at Leeds University and RSES. Research area Broken Hill region, Australia , from 7-11 July.

Dr M. FORSTER supervises a DEMS undergraduate student, Ms Jia Urnn Lee two afternoons a week for work experience. Ms Lee is a prospective summer student, she has been working on GIS maps from Sifnos Greece during 2006. Her summer project for 2006 and 2007 will involve Argon Geochronology of UHP rocks from the Western Alps .

Dr M. FORSTER advise PhD candidates Daniel Viete and Marco Beltrando on argon geochronology for their PhD research.

Dr J. HERMANN taught one hour for first year and four hours of third year metamorphic petrology at DEMS.

Dr J. MAVROGENES coordinated and taught the bulk of the GEOL1005 Earth Science and the Environment course.

Dr C.R.M. McFARLANE helped teach introductory metamorphic geology to the DEMS1003 Spring class.

Mr N. TAILBY – tutored the undergraduate Earth Science course: GEOL1005 – Earth Science and the Environment, Faculty of Science (second semester).

Earth Physics

Dr G.F. DAVIES taught the Physics of the Earth Honours course Plate Tectonics and Mantle Dynamics (PEAT 8001).

Prof R.W.GRIFFITHS, Dr G.O. HUGHES and Dr A.McC. HOGG taught the physics of the Earth Honours course on Ocean Circulation Dynamics (PEAT 8004).

Dr A.McC. HOGG taught a part of GEOL 1004 (Marine Science for a Sustainable Future).

Dr G.O. HUGHES, Dr A.McC HOGG and Pro R.W. GRIFFITHS taught Physics 3034 (Physics of Fluid Flows) and Dr R.C. KERR organized the laboratory component of that course.

Prof B.L.N. KENNETT – Online Course: Imaging the Earth's Interior. Delivered to Master of Contemporary Science, Faculty of Science (first semester).

Dr. N. RAWLINSON taught the Physics of the Earth Honours course Seismology and Seismic Imaging with Dr. Anya Reading, Dr. Maggy Heintz, and Dr. S. Fishwick.

Dr A.M. READING taught the Physics of the Earth Honours course in Seismology (PEAT 8002).

Dr M. SAMBRIDGE taught in the Physics of the Earth Honours course Seismology and seismic imaging (PEAT 8006).

r P. TREGONING was the Honours Convener for the Physics of The Earth honours programme at RSES during 2006.

PRISE

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG acting as the external supervisor and advisor for two PhD students from Brazil and two PhD students from South Africa .

Dr M.D. NORMAN supervised undergraduate special topics courses for Mr Scott Williams (DEMS, ANU), and supervised postgraduate intern Ms. Nicola Fry.

Dr G.M. YAXLEY has supervised a new PhD student in PRISE, Ms Anja Rosenthal, who is investigating the melting of heterogeneous upper mantle.

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HONOURS SUPERVISION

Earth Chemistry

Dr C.M. Allen, with Dr J. Mavrogenes, supervised Mr P. Collett's Honours thesis in DEMS, on the Petrogenesis of the Rössing Uranium Deposit, Namibia .

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER supervised PhD student Mr D. Grether (UNSW) on statistical properties of exoplanets.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER supervised PhD student Mr J. Robles (RSAA) on the classification of the chemical compositions of terrestrial planets.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER supervised PhD student Mr C. Egan (UNSW) on various topics in theoretical cosmology.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER co-supervised the PhD of Mr G. Kennedy (RSAA) with Dr S. Kenyon (Harvard) and Dr P. Francis (RSAA) on numerical simulations of proto-planetary disks around low mass stars.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER supervised Honours student Mr S. Williams, with Prof R. Arculus (DEMS), on the formation of the Earth from Enstatite Chondrites.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER co-supervised the MSc of Mr M. Sundaram (RSPhyseSE) with Dr F. Mills (RSPhysSE) on the atmosphere of Venus.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER supervised 3 rd year physics research topic by Mr J. Smith on “The Evolution of the cosmic abundances of Elements”, February - December.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER supervised Summer Research Scholar Ms S. Long ( University of Tasmania ) on the Circumstellar Habitable Zone.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER supervised Summer Research Scholar Ms A. Chopra ( University of Western Australia ) on the topic “What was the Chemical Composition of the Last Universal Common Ancestor?”

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER supervised a PhB 3-month project by Honours student, Ms E. Jones on using the phase diagram of water to locate life in the Solar System, December 2006 – February 2007.

Earth Environment

Dr E.J. RHODES supervised the honours project of Ms C. Bolton on the ‘Chronology and Palaeoenvironments of the Willandra Lakes , NSW.'

Earth Materials

Mr S. Barker was awarded an Outstanding Student Paper award at the 17 th Fall AGU meeting, San Francisco , USA , December 5-9, 2005 for a paper entitled “Chemical evidence for episodic growth of a fibrous antitaxial calcite vein from externally derived fluid”.

Prof S.F. COX supervised the Honours project of Ms Alexandra Hickey on the internal structure, petrology and geochemistry of the Condenser Dolerite, Kambalda , WA .

Dr J. MAVROGENES supervised the honours project of Pete Collet on the Rossing Uranium Mine in Namibia .

Dr J. MAVROGENES supervised the honours project of Mr N. Tailby on the Spitskopf carbonatite and of Mr M. Stevens on the Plattreef, South Africa .

Earth Physics

Dr G.F. DAVIES supervised Ms. Andreea Papuc's Honours project on the internal activity and thermal evolution of Earthlike planets of different masses.

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OTHER MATTERS

Earth Chemistry

Dr V.C. BENNETT was appointed as member of the Earth Sciences review panel for the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Dr V.C. BENNETT, Program Committee, 16 th Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne, 27 August- 1 September, where she was also co-convenor of a special session on “Earth Evolution 4.5 to 3.5 Ga: Deciphering the Earliest Global Systems”.

Dr I.H. CAMPBELL, Secretary General of the Commission for the Evolution of the Solid Earth, a sub-commission of the International Union of Geological Sciences; councilor of the International Mineralogical Association; co-leader of the Commission for Large Igneous Provinces (LIP); and served on the advisory Committee for COE-21, Institute for Study of the Earth's Interior, University of Okayama.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER's PhD student, Ms T. Davis, was awarded the UNSW Faculty of Science prize for the best thesis, March 30.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER presented a talk “Are We Alone?” to the ANU School of Physics, March 30.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER presented a talk “WMAP Third Year Results” at the Feast of Facts, RSAA, March 31

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER presented a talk “ Astrobiology, Viruses and the Origin of Life" in the Finkel Lecture Theatre to the Curtin School of Medicine, 26 July.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave a lecture “Cosmoplanetology” to the RSAA Summer Scholars November 28

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER, Member, Organising Committee for 2006 Goldschmidt Conference held in Melbourne 27 August – 1 September. Co-convenor and Session Chair with Jochen Brocks and Mark Harrison of the Symposium Session: “Cosmochemistry of Habitable Planets”.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER, Member of the Local Organising Committee of the 5 th Stromlo Symposium Disks, Winds and Jets: from Planets to Quasars, Conference, RSAA, Mt Stromlo, ACT, 4 - 8 December.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER organised with P. Davies the conference: Tree or Forest ? Searching for Alternative Forms of Life on Earth, Arizona State University , USA , 17 - 20 December.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER chaired the RSAA Colloquia Committee and organised various Planetary Science Institute Lectures.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER helped organise the fortnightly Planetary Science Institute Planet Informal Seminars held at RSAA.

Dr D. RUBATTO, Secretary, Association for Research between Italy and Australasia .

Dr D. RUBATTO, Convener, Session on Accessory Phases and Trace Elements, 2006 Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne, Victoria.

Dr R. SALMERON, Member, Local and Scientific Organizing Committees for the 5 th Stromlo Symposium “Disks, Winds and Jets: From Planets to Quasars”, held in the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, ANU.

Dr R. SALMERON, Visiting Fellow, Macquarie University .

Earth Environment

Dr T.M. ESAT is a member of the MUSES-C Task Force of the Australian Academy of Science.

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH, is a counsel member of the Australian Coral Reef Society, and attended meetings on 18 August 2006 .

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH is a member of the governing counsel of the Geochemical Society.

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH, participated Centre of Excellence, Scientific Management Meeting, Townsville, 17 February.

Prof M.T. McCULLOCH, organised the 2006 Goldschmidt Conference fieldtrip on the Great Barrier Reef , far north Queensland , 23 - 28 August.

Dr E.J. RHODES served as the secretary to the ACT branch of the Geological Society of Australia.

Prof B.J. PILLANS, President, Stratigraphy & Chronology Commission, International Union for Quaternary Research.

Prof B.J. PILLANS, Member, Cooperative Research Centre for Landscape Environments & Mineral Exploration.

Prof B.J. PILLANS, President, ACT Branch, Geological Society of Australia .

Prof B.J. PILLANS, Chair, Working Group on Lower/Middle Pleistocene Boundary, International Commission on Stratigraphy.

Earth Materials

Dr M. FORSTER, member of the OHS Committee for RSES.

Dr M. FORSTER, maintains microscope laboratory. Supervise students undertaking micro-structural analysis, preparation of single crystal analysis for micro-drilling and argon geochronology analysis in the Microscope Laboratory and Argon Laboratory for the Structure Tectonic Team at RSES.

Dr J. HERMANN, Organizer of a research theme and convener of session for 2006 Goldschmidt Conference held in Melbourne , Victoria .

Prof I. JACKSON served as a member of the Executive Committee of IASPEI and of the Bid Committee seeking to host the 2011 IUGG General Assembly in Melbourne , and Chair of the Organising Committee for the Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting in Wagga Wagga in February 2007.

Mr I KOVACS received the E. Szadeczky-Kardoss Award from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for his outstanding publications

Mr I KOVACS received the Mervin and Katalin Paterson Fellowship from the RSES, ANU to carry out H analysis at the Carnegie Institute, Washington , USA .

Dr J. MAVROGENES was the chairman of the Geoscience Curriculum committee of the College of Science .

Prof H. O'NEILL was the Scientific Program Convenor, 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne 2006

Earth Physics

Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS served as a member of the Sectional Committee 4 for Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Australian Academy of Science.

Dr A. McC. HOGG was a Member of the Organizing Committee for 17 th Australia New Zealand Climate Forum, 2006, held in Canberra .

Prof B.L.N. KENNETT served as a member of Sectional Committee 4 for Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Australian Academy of Science.

Prof B.L.N. KENNETT, Chair, Geological Society of Australia Specialist Group in Solid Earth Geophysics.

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

Dr A.M. READING is a member of the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research group of experts on Antarctic Neotectonics.

Dr A.M. READING co-convened a Workshop on Polar Seismology, San Francisco , 12 December 2006 .

D. ROBINSON is a committee member for the ACT Branch of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Dr M. SAMBRIDGE, was a member of the AuScope working group on Vision and Integration, formed in response to section 5.13 of the Government's NCRIS strategic roadmap.

Dr P. TREGONING, Australian representative for the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) and member of the Bid Committee for the IUGG to be held in Melbourne in 2011.

Mr J. Dawson, Session Chair, Advances in the realization of global and regional reference frames, IAG/IAPSO/IABO Joint Assembly 2005.

Dr P. TREGONING, Vice President and Science Program Chair, IAG/IAPSO/IABO Joint Assembly 2005 Local Organising Committee.

PRISE

Dr M.D. NORMAN, Chair, Geological Society of Australia Specialist Group in Planetary Geoscience, Chair, Planetary Geochemistry Task Group and Member, Organizing Committee for 2006 Goldschmidt Conference held in Melbourne, Victoria, Chair, Planetary Sciences Working Group and Member, Steering Committee for Australian National Committee for Space Sciences Decadal Plan.

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