Dr Y. AMELIN collaborated with Dr. R. Nicoll (Geoscience Australia)
and Dr. I. Metcalfe (University of New England) on the timescale of
Permian-Triassic transition in Australia.
Ms. J.N. Avila collaborated with Prof. E. Zinner, Dr. S. Amari and Mr.
F. Gyngard, Laboratory for Space Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis,
USA, on the study of light and heavy elements on presolar silicon carbide
Ms. J.N. Avila collaborated with Dr. P. Heck, University of Wisconsin,
Madison, USA, on the study of interstellar residence times of presolar
silicon carbide grains.
Dr. V.C. BENNETT collaborated with Dr A. Brandon, NASA-Johnson Space
Center, Dr. A.P. Nutman and Dr. Y. Wan (Chinese Academy of Geological
Sciences) on determining the isotopic signatures of extinct nuclides
in the oldest rocks from the Archean terranes of Greenland and China.
Dr J.J. BROCKS collaborated with Prof S. George and S. Bray (Macquarie
University), The organic geochemistry, geochronology and microbial
history of saline Lake Tyrrell in outback Victoria.
Dr J.J. BROCKS collaborated with Prof B. Rasmussen (Curtin University
of Technology), The carbon isotopic composition of Precambrian organic
matter and the syngeneity of ancient biomarkers.
Dr J.J. BROCKS collaborated with Prof A. Cooper (University of Adelaide),
The preservation of lipids, proteins and DNA in the Devonian Gogo Fish.
Dr J.J. BROCKS collaborated with Dr J. Moreau, Dr. S. McLaren (Melbourne
University), Dr D. Gleeson, Dr J. Cliff and Dr M. Kilburn (University
of Western Australia), Seafloor clay mineral diagenesis and seismicity
in the Nankai Trough Subduction Zone: a microbially-mediated process?
Dr J.J. BROCKS collaborated with Mr R. Schinteie (RSES, ANU) and Dr
G. Halverson (University of Adelaide), The geochemical and biological
evolution of the oceans in the Neoproterozoic.
Dr J.J. BROCKS collaborated with Prof P. De Deckker (RSES, ANU), Dr
G. Allison and Mr C. Munday (BamBi, ANU)
Prof I.H. CAMPBELL and Dr C. ALLEN collaborated with Professor
R. Cass and Dr R. Squire, (Monash University); Understanding the stratigraphic
and structural architecture of late Archean basins and the context
of their gold deposits.
Prof I.H. CAMPBELL and Dr C. ALLEN collaborated with Dr A. Harris
(University of Tasmania); U-Pb dating of felsic intrusions from Cadia
Prof I.H. CAMPBELL and Dr C. ALLEN collaborated with Professor
C. Wilson and Ms E. Henry (University of Melbourne); zircon age patterns
from Early Paleozoic sandstones of western Victoria.
Dr. S.J. FALLON collaborated with Dr. R. Thresher (CSIRO, Climate
from Deep Sea Corals); M. Cheetham (Southern Cross University, history
of rainfall in N. Queensland); Dr. J. Lough (Australian Institute of
Marine Science, climate records from tropical corals); Dr. E. Krull
(CSIRO, history of Coorong Delta); Dr. L. Wallis (Flinders University,
dating of Coorong settlement); Dr. L. Reed (Flinders University, Vegetation
history of Naracoorte Cave region); Prof. A. Cooper (Adelaide University,
Dating of fossils for ancient DNAanalysis.
Dr M. Forster collaborated with the members of TANG3O (Thermochronology
and Noble Gas, Geochronology and Geochemistry Organization) in particular
Dr P. Vasconcelos (University of Queensland), Assoc. Prof D. Phillips
(University of Melbourne), and Dr F. Jourdan (Curtin University).
Dr M. Honda collaborated with Prof A. Chivas (The University of Wollongong)
and A/Prof D. Phillips (The University of Melbourne), Continuation
of collaboration on cosmogenic noble gas studies in young basalts;
A/Prof D. Phillips (The University of Melbourne), Continuation of collaboration
on noble gas studies in diamonds; Dr M. Kendrick (The University of
Melbourne), Continuation of collaboration on noble gas studies in ore-forming
Prof T.R. IRELAND with Australian Scientific Instruments, Geoscience
Australia, Prof P. Vasconcelos (University of Queensland), Prof A.
Gleadow (University of Melbourne), 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), on the SHRIMP SI Project and TANG3O.
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborated with Dr D. Haley, Curtin University of
Technology on the subduction of Corsican ophiolites.
Mr R. Schinteie’s thesis co-advisors are Dr. E. Grosjean, (Geoscience
Australia, Canberra), and Dr G. Halverson (University of Adelaide).
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Australian Scientific Instruments – SHRIMP
development, and Prof B.W. Chappell (University of Wollongong) – granite
Mr M. AUBERT collaborates with Prof Paul Taçon and Dr Sally May
(Griffith University) on investigating rock art in Yunnan, China for
Dr L. K. AYLLIFFE with Dr G. J. Prideaux (Flinders University), Dr
J Hellstrom (University of Melbourne).
Prof. P. DE DECKKER and Dr S. Eggins collaborated with Prof. C. Murray-Wallace
(University of Wollongong) and Dr J. Cann (University of Sth Australia)
on dating paleo-Murray River channels and estuaries on the Lacepede
Prof. P. DE DECKKER, Dr M. Norman, Dr K.E. Fitzsimmons and Dr S. Fallon
completed a research paper on a >40,000 years old aeolian deposits
from Blanche cave in Naracoorte, SA together with Mr N. Darrenougue
from Bordeaux, Dr S. van der Kaars of the University of Gottingen,
and Dr L. Reed from Flinders University.
Dr A. DUTTON with Dr C. Woodroffe (University of Wollongong) and Dr
S. Smithers (James Cook University) on Holocene Sea Level in the Australian
Dr A. DUTTON with Dr T. Esat (ANSTO) on submerged speleothems from
the Mediterranean and last interglacial corals from Western Australia.
Dr S. EGGINS collaborated with Dr B. LANDENBERGER (University of Newcastle)
on radiogenic isotope microanalysis and geochronology of granites from
the New England Fold Belt.
Dr M.J. ELLWOOD collaborates with Dr. Edward Butler (CISRO), Dr. Andrew
Bowie (ACE CRC) on Trace metals in Southern Ocean waters, and Prof.
William Maher (University of Canberra) on Germanium and silicon isotope
fractionation in sponges and diatoms.
Dr K.E. FITZSIMMONS collaborates with Dr T.T. Barrows (ANU) on high
resolution geochronology and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction in
the southeastern Australian highlands.
Dr K.E. FITZSIMMONS collaborates with Prof. J.M. Bowler (University
of Melbourne), Prof. P. Veth (ANU) and Prof. M. Smith (National Museum
of Australia), on human-environmental interactions at Mulan, northwestern
Dr K.E. FITZSIMMONS collaborates with Prof. P. De Deckker (ANU) on
fine resolution geochronology of southeastern Australian cave records.
Dr K.E. FITZSIMMONS collaborates with Dr A. Keene and Mr M. Cheetham
(Southern Cross University) on fluvial geomorphology in eastern Australia.
Dr K.E. FITZSIMMONS collaborates with Dr N. Porch (ANU) on palaeoenvironmental
records in western Victoria.
Dr K.E. FITZSIMMONS collaborates with Prof. G. Hope (ANU) on archaeological
deposits at Kosipe, Papua New Guinea.
Dr K.E. FITZSIMMONS collaborates with Mr D. Horne (UNSW@ADFA) on coastal
dune development and sea level change in northern Australia.
Dr K.E. FITZSIMMONS collaborates with Assoc. Prof. R.T. Wells
(Flinders University) on arid zone palaeoenvironmental reconstruction.
Dr M.K. GAGAN, Dr. L.K. AYLIFFE, Mr. D. QU, Ms R. BERDIN, and Ms J.
MAZERAT with Dr. J. Lough (Australian Institute of Marine Science)
and Dr G. Meyers (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research), Co-investigators
on ARC Discovery Grant DP0663227 (2006-2010): The Indian Ocean Dipole,
Australasian drought, and the great-earthquake cycle: Long-term perspectives
for improved prediction.
Dr M.K. GAGAN, Dr L.K. AYLIFFE and Ms S. Lewis with Dr J.-x. Zhao (University
of Queensland) and Dr R. Drysdale (University of Newcastle), Co-investigators
on ARC Discovery Grant DP0663274 (2006-2008): Monsoon extremes, environmental
shifts, and catastrophic volcanic eruptions: Quantifying impacts on
the early human history of southern Australasia.
Dr M.K. GAGAN with Dr H. McGregor, Dr D. Fink and Dr E. Hodge (Australian
Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation), Comparison of radiocarbon
and stable-isotope ratios in Holocene coral microatolls from the tropical
Prof R. GRÜN, Dr. I. WILLIAMS and Prof. M SPRIGGS (Archaeology
and Anthropology) collaborated with a large number of international
scholars on the ARC grant Microanalysis of human fossils: new insights
into age, diet and migration.
Prof R. GRÜN collaborated with Prof. Roberts and Dr. Z. Jacobs,
University of Wollongong, and Prof. G. Duller, University of Aberystwyth,
on the ARC grant Out of Africa and into Australia: robust chronologies
for turning points in modern human evolution and dispersal.
Prof R. GRÜN worked with Dr. E. RHODES, Prof S Webb (Bond)
and Drs N Stern (La Trobe) and A. Fairbairn (UQ), on the ARC Linkage
grant Environmental Evolution of the Willandra Lakes World Heritage
Prof R. GRÜN collaborates with Dr J. Field, Dept. of Archaeology,
University of Sydney, on the dating of the archaeological and megafauna
site of Cuddie Springs.
Prof R. GRÜN collaborates with 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.
Prof R. GRÜN collaborates with 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.
Miss T.E. KELLY collaborated with Dr N Stern & Miss J Tumney (Latrobe
University) and with the 3TTG inc. (three traditional tribal groups),
Prof M. McCULLOCH is an Associate Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence
Coral Reef Studies. The new Centre, known as the ARC Centre of Excellence
for Coral Reef Studies is a partnership of James Cook University (JCU),
the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), The Australian National
University (ANU), the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA)
and The University of Queensland (UQ). The budget for the Centre of
Excellence will be approximately A$40 million over the first 5 years
with funding recently extended with additional funding to 2013. The
centre is headquartered at James Cook University, in Townsville under
the Directorship of Professor Terry Hughes and is now the centre for
Australia's leading contribution to coral reef sciences, and acts to
focus foster stronger collaborative links between the major partners
and 24 other leading institutions in nine countries. Collectively,
the Centre creates the world's largest concentration and highest cited
group of coral reef scientists.
Prof. M. McCULLOCH is collaborating with Dr. J. Lough from the Australian
Institute of Marine Sciences (AIMS) on a wide range of coral reef projects.
Prof. M. McCULLOCH is collaborating with Dr Steve Lewis and John
Brody and Dr Stacy Jupiter together with Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg,
(UQ) and Professor Robert Dunbar ( Stanford University ) are chief
investigators 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
Prof. M. McCULLOCH and Professor Mike Kingsford from James Cook University
are continuing their collaboration on the study of the geochemistry
of fish otoliths from the Great Barrier Reef.
Prof. M. McCULLOCH and Dr Brian Gulson from CSIRO and Macquarie University
are continuing collaborating on a medical project on the possible human
health hazards of zinc nano particles in sunburn protections.
Mr I. MOFFAT collaborated with Professor Rainer Grün, Research
School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University on a project
investigating the applicability of Sr isotope tracing to human migration
in the Levant.
Mr I. MOFFAT collaborated with Professor Rainer Grün, Tegan
Kelly and Kathryn Fitzimmons from the Research School of Earth Sciences,
The Australian National University and Dr Nikki Stern and Jacqui Tumney
from the Department of Archaeology, La Trobe University on a project
investigating the stratigraphic and palaeo-environmental evolution
of the Lake Mungo Lunette
Mr I. MOFFAT collaborated with Dr Lynley Wallis, Department of Archaeology,
Flinders University on a project excavating the Gledswood One Rockshelter
in North West Queensland.
Ian MOFFAT collaborated with Mark Reily, Whistler Research on a project
investigating the stratigraphy and ichnology of the Darling River,
Ian MOFFAT collaborated with Dr Lynley Wallis, Department of Archaeology,
Flinders University on a project investigating the effectiveness of
various geophysical techniques to locate historic graves in a variety
of geological environments.
Dr. B. OPDYKE has ongoing collaboration with Dr. L. Collins at Curtin
University and Dr. K. Burns at the Australian Institute of Marine Science.
Prof B.J. PILLANS with Prof R. Roberts (University of Wollongong)
on luminescence dating of Aboriginal rock art.
Prof B.J. PILLANS with Prof M.A.J. Williams (University of Adelaide)
and Prof R. Bourman (University of South Australia) on landscape evolution
in southern South Australia.
Prof B.J. PILLANS with Dr B. Kohn (University of Melbourne) on apatite
fission track thermochronology and landscape evolution in the Tanami
Prof B.J. PILLANS with Woodside Energy, regolith and rock art on the
Burrup Peninsula, Western Australia.
Ms J. SUTTON with Alan Williams and Monika Schlacher-Hoenlinger for
Tasmanina sponge material collect on Southern Surveyor voyage SS0207.
Financial Support for this voyage was through the Australian Government
Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, the CSIRO
Wealth from Oceans Flagship, and Australia's Marine National Facility
vessel. Funding to facilitate the collection of the East Antarctic
sponges was from the Australian Antarctic Division and two Australian
Research Council grants DP0770820 and DP0771519.
Dr P TREBLE collaborates with Dr M. Fischer, ANSTO, Drs J. McDonald
and R. Drysdale, University of Newcastle and Dr J. Hellstrom, University
of Melbourne, on reconstructing rainfall records for southern Australia
Dr J. TROTTER collaborates with Prof. P. Cawood (Uni. of WA) on Sr
isotope compositions of conodonts, Assoc. Prof. A George on oxygen
isotope compositions of conodonts, Prof. B. Gulson (Macquarie University;
CSIRO) on Zn isotope absorption in human blood, Dr R Thresher (CSIRO)
on geochemistry of cold water corals.
Dr G. YOUNG with A/Prof. John Long (Museum Victoria), Drs I. Percival
and L. Sherwin (NSW Geological Survey), Dr E. Papp (Papp Geophysical
Survices), Dr C. Burrow and Dr S. Turner (Queensland Museum), Dr K. Trinajstic
(University of WA), and Dr Yong-Yi Zhen (Australian Museum).
Prof S.F. COX and Dr A. Halfpenny are collaborating with Assoc Prof
D. Cooke, University of Tasmania, on aspects of the development of
fracture-controlled flow systems in intrusion-related hydrothermal
ore systems. This collaboration forms part of the activities
of the ARC Centre for Excellence in Ore Deposits.
Mr R.J.M. FARLA collaborated with Assoc Prof U.H. Faul (Boston University),
A. Barnhoorn (Utrecht University).
Dr J.D. FITZ GERALD with Dr J. Keeling (Primary Industries and Resources,
South Australia) on crystallography and defect structures in asbestiform
antigorite deposit from Rowland Flat.
Prof. W. Collins and Dr S. Richards (James Cook University),
Dr P. Betts (Monash University), Professor A. Gleadow and Professor
M. Sandiford (The University of Melbourne).
Dr A. HALFPENNY collaborated with Dr D.R. Cooke, CODES, University
of Tasmania, Hobart.
Prof I. JACKSON collaborated with Dr R.P. Wang (RSPSE, ANU) and Dr
Z.H. Stachurski (Dept. of Engineering, CECS, ANU).
Prof G. LISTER collaborated with Australian Scientific Instruments,
Geoscience Australia, Dr P. Vasconcelos, Dr H. Mulhaus and Mr S. McTaggart
(University of Queensland),
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL collaborated
with Dr P. de Caritat (Geoscience Australia) on groundwater geochemistry
for mineral exploration in Cobar, NSW, northwestern India and northern
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL collaborated with Prof J. Brugger
(South Australian Museum and University of Ireland) on the aqueous
chemistry of gold, tellurium and zinc;
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL collaborated with Dr B. Macdonald
(Fenner School of Environment and Society) on origin and nature of
salinity in the Hunter catchment, NSW;
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL collaborated with Assoc Prof K.
McQueen (University of Canberra), Mr M. Wimberger and Mr R. Berthelsen
(The Peak Gold Mines, Cobar), and Mr K. Scott (CSIRO Exploration and
Mining) on groundwater geochemistry and exploration geochemistry in
the Lachlan Fold Belt, NSW;
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL collaborated with Dr P. Polito
(Anglo American, Perth) and Prof T. Crawford (University of Tasmania)
on exploration geochemistry in northern Queensland
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL collaborated with Dr B. Bourne
(Barrick, Perth/South Africa) on mineral exploration in Tanzania; and
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL collaborated with Dr W. McLean
(Parsons Brinckerhoff, Sydney) and Dr M. Norman (RSES) on groundwater
dynamics in the Lower Murrumbidgee catchment, NSW.
Mr N.D. TAILBY collaborated with Dr K. Evan (Curtin University) on
Ti-in-zircon and RbBr synchrotron research at the Advanced Photon Source
and Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Dr U. TROITZSCH with A. Willis from Research School of Chemistry, ANU,
and with Dr K. Grice and Dr B. Nabbefeld from Curtin University of
Mr L. WHITE has been collaborating with Dr P. Lennox (UNSW) on understanding
the character of shear zones in the Wyangala Batholith, Lachlan Fold
Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS, Dr G.O. HUGHES and Ms M. O’BYRNE with Prof
J. Middleton (University of New South Wales) on wake flows in coastal
oceans, funded by a joint ARC Discovery grant.
Prof B.L.N. KENNETT is Director of ANSIR which continues as a National
Research Facility, as a joint venture between The Australian National
University and Geoscience Australia linking to the Earth Imaging component
of AuScope. RSES supports the portable seismic instrument.
The ANSIR portable equipment is available via a competitive proposal
scheme with support in 2008 for broadband instruments in Western and
Southern Australia and short-period experiments in NSW and Tasmania
Prof B.L.N. KENNETT acts as Program Manager and Senior Scientist for
the Earth Imaging component of AuScope. In addition to equipment
provision via ANSIR, the Earth Imaging program supports major Geotransects. Work
this year was concentrated in South Australia with a deployment of
passive sensors across the Gawler craton to complement refection profiling. A
large reflection experiment (‘GOMA’) carried out in November
2008 starting in the Northern Territory and working southwards along
the side of the Adelaide to Darwin railway with a combination of funding
from Geoscience Australia, AuScope and Primary Industries South Australia.
Prof K. LAMBECK with Dr J. Church, Dr N. White and Dr J. Hunter, Briefing:
A post-IPCC AR4 update on sea-level rise, for the Department of Climate
Dr M.L. RODERICK collaborates with with Dr T. McVicar & Dr L.
Rotstayn (CSIRO), Dr G. McKeon & Dr J Carter (Qld Department of
Natural Resources, Mines and Water), Dr I. Hume (NSW Dept of Primary
Dr N. RAWLINSON collaborates with Dr. Anya Reading (University of
Dr H. TKALCIC continues collaboration with Geoscience Australia (Dr.
A. Gorbatov), on the construction of synthetic seismograms for the
implementation of earthquake source parameters inversion in Australia.
Dr H. TKALCIC collaborates with Dr A. Reading, University of Tasmania,
on studying the lowermost mantle and core from core-sensitive seismic
waves recorded at the GSN and SSCUA stations in Antarctica, installed
by Dr Reading.
Dr P. TREGONING collaborated with Dr M. Leblanc (James Cook University)
on a study of drought in the Murray-Darling Basin. He also collaborated
with Dr C. Watson and Prof. R. Coleman on a satellite altimetry calibration
experiment in Bass Strait. He collaborated with Dr C. Watson on a study
of atmospheric pressure loading and propagation effects in the analysis
of GPS data.
Australian National Seismic Imaging Resource (ANSIR)
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)
The Australian IODP Office (AIO) was established at RSES in 2008.
The Australian Research Council, fourteen Universities and three Government
Agencies provided funding for Australia to join the Integrated Ocean
Drilling Program (IODP), a major international program, from the beginning
of 2008 ($8,150,000 over five years). Dr Neville Exon was acting Head
of Australian IODP activities in the early part of the year, and later
Program Scientist with the Australian IODP Office under a professorial
contract. The office also represents New Zealand in what is now a joint
IODP consortium (ANZIC). Naturally, the office has collaborated with
a great variety of individuals in Universities, Government agencies
and foreign agencies.
The program now has a Governing Council and a Science Committee, and we
have representatives on a number of IODP panels. Australian and New Zealand
scientists have been placed on a number of forthcoming IODP expeditions.
A web page has been established as www.iodp.org.au.
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG collaborated with Dr I. Graham (University of NSW)
on megacrystic zircons from Cenozoic intraplate basalts along
the Indo-Pacific continental margins; Dr L. Shewan (University of Sydney)
on studies of human mobility on Archaeological sites from Cambodia;
Dr J. Dodson, (ANSTO) on the isotope fingerprinting of archaeological
samples from China.
Mr C.M. FANNING with Dr S. Boger (University of Melbourne) on the timing
and tectonic evolution of Madagascar; Professor G. Clarke (Sydney University)
on the timing and tectonic evolution of Cordillera Darwin, Tierra del Fuego;
Geological Survey of South Australia and Mr G. Teale (Teale and Associates)
on SHRIMP projects.
Mr S. Hui collaborated with Dr. Fred Jourdan, Western Australia Argon Isotope
Facility, Curtin University, Western Australia, on 39Ar-40Ar dating of
Lunar Impact Spherules.
Dr M.D. NORMAN collaborated with Parsons-Brinkerhoff on the geochemistry
of groundwaters in NSW; Dr Philip Blevin (Geological Survey of NSW) on
ages of mineralization related to granites; Medivac-Diakyne on development
of laser ablation technologies; Dr A. Nemchin and Prof. R.A. Pidgeon (Curtin
University) on the origin and evolution of the Moon.
A. Rosenthal collaborated with Dr Terry Mernagh, Laser Raman Spectroscopy, Geoscience Australia, on studies of minor amounts of H2O in melts.
Dr G. YAXLEY collaborated with BHP-Billiton, de Beers and Rio
Tinto Exploration through an ARC Linkage Project with AMIRA International,
to develop new mineralogical tools for diamond exploration. He also collaborated
with Dr V. Kamenetsky at CODES, University of Tasmania, in
joint supervision of RSES PhD student Kate Kiseeva, on experimental
investigations of the melting of carbonate eclogite in the upper mantle and
with Drs Ian Graham (Sydney University) and Lin Sutherland (Australian Museum)
on the genesis of gem quality zircons.
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Dr Y. AMELIN collaborated with Dr. Qing-zhu Yin, University of California,
Davis, and Prof. T. Irving, University of Washington, on chronology
and origin of angrites.
Dr Y. AMELIN collaborated with Dr. C. Stirling, Otago University, on detecting
small uranium isotopic variations in nature and evaluating their origin
Dr Y. AMELIN collaborated with Dr. A. Krot, University of Hawaii, on the
origin of chondrites and their parent asteroids
Dr Y. AMELIN collaborated with Prof. M. Wadhwa, Arizona State University,
and Prof. Stein Jacobsen, Harvard University, on refining techniques of
Dr. V.C. BENNETT and Dr. M. Honda collaborated with Dr. M. VanKranendonk
(Geological Survey of Western Australia), Rare earth element and noble
gas geochemistry of Archean cherts from the Pilbara drill core, Western
Dr J.J. BROCKS collaborated with Prof P. De Deckker (RSES, ANU), Dr G.
Allison and C. Munday (BamBi, ANU), Prof K.-U. Hinrichs, Dr E. Schefuss
and Ms M. Bausch (Marum, University of Bremen), Molecular Signatures of
Biological Soil Crusts and Salt Lakes of South Australia.
Dr J.J. BROCKS collaborated with Prof J. Banfield, Ms C. Jones (UC Berkeley),
Dr K. Heidelberg (University of Southern California), Prof E. Allen (UC
San Diego), Prof E. Roden (University of Wisconsin in Madison), the J.
Craig Venter Institute and JCI, Lipidomics and metagenomics of saline Lake
Dr J.J. BROCKS collaborated with Prof A. Pearson (Harvard University) and
Prof T. Bosak (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Molecular fossils
and physiological function of oligoprenyl-curcumenes.
Dr J.J. BROCKS collaborated with Prof N. Butterfield, Ms M. Pawlowska (University
of Cambridge) and Mr R. Schinteie (RSES, ANU), The Paleontology and organic
geochemistry of Mesoproterozoic successions from Russia.
Dr J.J. BROCKS collaborated with Dr P. Wynn (Lancaster University), Molecular
fossils and elemental iodine in Stalagmites.
Dr J.J. BROCKS collaborated with Dr P. Schaeffer (University of Strasbourg,
France), Carotenoids of the Palaeoproterozoic Barney Creek Formation.
Prof I.H. CAMPBELL, Y. WANG and Dr C. ALLEN collaborated with
Prof P. Reiners (Yale University); Triple-dating detrital zircons from
the Ganges River.
Prof I.H. CAMPBELL and Dr C. ALLEN collaborated with Prof P. Clift
(University of Glasgow); Double-dating zircons from Southeast Asian
Prof I.H. CAMPBELL and Dr C. ALLEN collaborated with Prof J. Gill
(University of California at Santa Cruz); zircon age patterns from
sandstones of Fiji, and their and oxygen and hafnium isotope composition
Prof I.H. CAMPBELL and Dr C. ALLEN collaborated with Prof B. Nash
and Dr H. Cathey (University of Utah); age, and oxygen and hafnium
isotope composition of zircon from ancient Yellowstone volcanic centres.
Prof I.H. CAMPBELL and Dr C. ALLEN collaborated with Dr S. Bryan
(University of Queensland/Kingston University, London) and Mr A. Ramos
(Kingston University); age and inheritance history of zircons from
the Sierra Madre Occidental
Dr. S.J. Fallon collaborated with Dr. B. Roark (Texas A&M), Prof
R. Dunbar (Stanford University) and Dr T. Guilderson (Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory) on climate records from North Pacific Deep Sea
Corals; with Dr L. Skinner on ocean overturning from deep sea sediment
cores; with Dr P. Montagna and Dr S. Silenzi (ICRAM, Italy) on Mediterranean
sea level and radiocarbon reservoir ages; and with Dr O. Sherwood (Memorial
University, on dating and climate from deep sea corals.
Dr M. Forster collaborated with Prof T. Ahmad, University of Delhi on the
structure and metamorphism of the NW Himalaya; with Prof D. Papanikolous,
Dr N. Scarpelis, Dr S. Lozios, Mr K. Soukis and Ms E. Moustaka (all from
Athens University) on shear zone operation and exhumation of HP rocks on
Evvia, Greece; with Dr M. Cottam and Prof Hall (Royal Holloway, University
of London), on the exhumation of Mt Kinabalu, SE Asia.
Dr M. Honda with Dr J. Harris (The University of Glasgow, UK), Continuation
of collaboration on noble gas studies in diamonds.
Prof T.R. IRELAND is collaborating with Prof E. Zinner and Prof B.
Fegley (Washington University in St Louis), and Prof K. McKeegan (UCLA).
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborated with Prof M. Engi, Dr A. Berger and Dr
E. Janots, University of Bern, Switzerland, on the behavior of LREE
accessory minerals during prograde metamorphism and the timing of anatexis
in the Central Alps.
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborated with Dr A. Azor of the University of Granada
on the geochronology of mafic magmatism in the South Iberian Suture.
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborated with Prof R. Carosi, Univeristy of Pisa,
Italy and Dr D. Visona, University of Padova, Italy on the chronology
of high-temperature shear zones in the core of the Higher Himalayan
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborated with Dr P. H. Leloup and Miss C. Sassier,
Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, France, on the duration of deformation
along the Ailao-Shan - Red River Shear Zone, China.
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborated with Prof S. Chakraborty, Ruhr Universität
Bochum, Germany, Dr R. Anczkiewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow,
Poland, Prof S. Dasguspta, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research,
Kolkata, India and Prof D. K. Mukhopadhyay, Indian Institute of Technology
Roorkee, India on the chronology of metamorphism in the Sikkim region
of the Himalayas.
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborated with Dr R. Anczkiewicz, Polish Academy
of Sciences, Krakow, Poland, on the composition and age of highly differentiated
melts from Vietnam and the timing of metamorphism in the Polish Sudetes.
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborated with Prof R. Compagnoni and Mr I. Gabudianu-Rudulescu,
University of Torino, Italy, on the stability of allanite and monazite
at high pressure and the age of high-pressure metamorphism in the Gran
Paradiso Massif, Western Alps.
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborated with Prof R. Compagnoni, Dr B. Lombardo
and Dr S. Ferrando, University of Torino, Italy, on the age and composition
of zircon in high-pressure granulites from the Argentera Massif, Western
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborated with Dr M. Beltrando University of Turin,
Italy and Dr G. Manatchal, University of Strassburg, France, on the
chronology of major detachments within the Alpine orogeny.
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborated with Dr M. Beltrando and Mr A. Vitale-Brovarone
University of Turin, Italy on the timing of subduction of the Corsican
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborated with Prof B. Cesare University of Padova,
Italy on the volcanism in the Neogene Volcanic Province of SE Spain.
Mr R. Schinteie collaborated with M.M. Pawlowska, Department of Earth
Sciences, Cambridge University, UK, on biomarkers of fossil-bearing
Mesoproterozoic sedimentary rocks.
Ms D. VALENTE and Professor I. H. CAMPBELL collaborated with Phelps
Dodge Ltd; the geochemistry, geochronology and evolution of the El
Abra porphyry copper deposit in Northern Chile.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS and Prof R.W.R. RUTLAND with Dr J. Kousa (Geological
Survey of Finland). The evolution of the Svecofennian orogen.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr J. Wiszniewska and Dr E. Krzeminska (Polish
Geological Institute, Warsaw). The evolution of the basement beneath
the East European Platform in Poland.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Prof Oh Chang Whan and Dr Kim Sung Won (Chonbuk
National University, South Korea). The timing of thermal events in
South Korea and South China.
DR I.S. WILLIAMS with Prof Cho Moonsup, Dr Cheong Chang Sik, Dr Kim
Jeongmin, Mr Yi Keewook and Mr Kim Yoonsup (Korea Basic Science Institute
and Seoul National University, South Korea). The chronology of thermal
events in South Korea.
DR I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr Sun Weidong and Dr Liu Yulong (Chinese Academy
of Science, Guangzhou). The age of carbonatite magmas associated with
the Bayan Obo rare earth element deposit, Inner Mongolia.
DR I.S. WILLIAMS with Prof A. Nieva (University of Coimbra, Portugal).
Petrogenesis of Early Ordovician granodiorite and Variscan two-mica
granites from central Portugal.
DR I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr A.R. Sola (Instituto Nacional de Engenharia
Tecnologia e Inovação, Portugal). U-Pb zircon ages and
oxygen isotopic compositions of late Variscan granitoids from the Nisa-Albuquerque
batholith, SW Iberian Massif.
DR I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr P. Fiannacca (University of Catania, Sicily).
Age, sources and metamorphic history of para- and augen gneisses from
the Peloritani Mountains, Sicily.
DR I.S. WILLIAMS with Prof F. Bea (University of Granada, Spain). SHRIMP
Mr M. AUBERT collaborates with Director Yang Decong and Mr. Ji Xueping
(Yunnan Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology) and Mr. Li Gang
(Diqing Tibethan Autonomous Prefecture Cultural Relics Administration
Office, China) on investigating rock art in Yunnan, China for Uranium-series
Dr L. K. AYLIFFE with Dr T.E. Cerling (University of Utah), Dr B.
H. Passey (CALTECH).
Prof. P. DE DECKKER continues his large ARC Discovery-funded project
on the geochemical and microbiological fingerprinting of surficial
aeolian deposits from central Australia, together with Dr J. Brocks,
Dr G. Alison from the anu Medical School, and colleagues form the University
of Bremen [Drs K-U. Hinrichs, E. Schefuss and J-B. Stuut] and from
the Max Plank Institute of Marine Microbiology [ Drs D. de Beer and
R. Abed], Dr S. van der Kaars of the University of Gottingen,and Prof.
N.J. Tapper and Mr T. O’Loinsigh from Monash University. Onre
large paper was published in G-cubed in 2008.
Prof. P. DE DECKKER’s collaboration with Dr S. Schmidt from
the University of Bordeaux on radio-tracers in deep-sea marine cores
from offshore South Australia is near completion.
Prof. P. DE DECKKER competed a research paper with Dr Y. Yokoyama from
the University of Tokyo on post-glacial sea level change from the Gulf
Prof. P. DE DECKKER continues collaboration with Dr M. Moros from the
Baltic Sea Research Institute on a deep-sea core offshore the River
Murray mouth. Currently work is completed on the Holocene sequence
[paper submitted], and work on the older sequence has commenced.
Dr A. DUTTON collaborates with Dr E. Bard (CEREGE, France), Dr F. Antonioli
(ENEA, Italy), on dating submerged speleothems from Argentarola Cave,
Dr A. DUTTON collaborates with Dr F. Antonioli (ENEA, Italy), Dr C.
Monaco (University of Catania), and G. Scicchitano (University of Catania)
on dating submerged speleothems from Sicily.
Dr A. DUTTON collaborates with Dr R.M. Leckie, Dr S. Burns, and S.
Dameron (University of Massachusetts) on abrupt changes in ocean circulation
during the early Eocene climatic optimum.
Dr A. DUTTON collaborates with Dr P. Pearson (Cardiff University,
UK) , Dr T. Bralower (Penn State University, USA), and Dr B. Wade (Texas
A&M University, USA) on diagenesis in Eocene tropical planktonic
Dr A. DUTTON collaborates with Dr C. Stirling (Otago University, New
Zealand) on dating last interglacial corals from the Cape Range Peninsula,
Dr S. EGGINS collaborates with Dr Baerbel Hönisch (LDEO, USA),
and Dr Ann Russell and Prof. Howard Spero (UC Davis, USA) on culturing
planktic foraminifera (DP0880010); with Prof. James Zachos (University
of Santa Cruz, USA) on the chemistry of ancient foraminifers; with
Prof. Jonathon Erez (Hebrew Univeristy, Jerusalem) on the chemistry
of benthic foraminifers; and with Dr Dorrit Jacob (University of Mainz,
Ger) on in situ analysis of Ca and Sr isotopes in carbonates.
Dr M.J. ELLWOOD collaborates with Dr. Michelle Kelly (NIWA, NZ) on
Understanding the growth habits of deep sea sponges, with Dr. Philip
Boyd (NIWA, NZ) and Dr. Cliff Law (NIWA, NZ) on Trace element cycling
in the Tasman Sea, with Dr Derek Vance (University of Bristol, UK)
on isotope fractionation in diatoms and copper isotopes in oceanic
Dr K.E. FITZSIMMONS collaborates with Prof G.A.T. Duller (Aberystwyth
University) and Dr H.M. Roberts (Aberystwyth University) on further
developing thermally-transferred OSL dating techniques.
Dr K.E. FITZSIMMONS collaborates with Prof. G.H. Miller (University
of Colorado, Boulder) on comparison of aridity proxies (with Dr J.W.
Magee, ANU), and monsoon influence on the north Australian arid zone.
Dr M.K. GAGAN, Dr. L.K. AYLIFFE, Mr. D. QU, and Ms J. MAZERAT with
Dr W. Hantoro and Dr D. Natawidjaja (Indonesian Institute of Sciences),
Prof. Z. Liu (University of Wisconsin – Madison), and Prof. K.
Sieh (Earth Observatory of Singapore), Partner investigators on ARC
Discovery Grant DP0663227 (2006-2010): The Indian Ocean Dipole, Australasian
drought, and the great-earthquake cycle: Long-term perspectives for
Dr M.K. GAGAN, Dr L.K. AYLIFFE and Ms S. LEWIS with Dr W. Hantoro (Indonesian
Institute of Sciences) and Dr G. Schmidt (NASA Goddard Institute for
Space Studies), Partner investigators on ARC Discovery Grant DP0663274
(2006-2008): Monsoon extremes, environmental shifts, and catastrophic
volcanic eruptions: Quantifying impacts on the early human history
of southern Australasia.
Dr M.K. GAGAN and Ms R. BERDIN with Dr F. Siringan (University of the
Philippines), Dr H. Kawahata (Tohoku University) and Dr A. Suzuki (National
Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), PhD dissertation
on Late Quaternary climatic histories from raised coral terraces in
Dr M.K. GAGAN with Dr N. Abram (British Antarctic Survey), Holocene
history of the Indian Ocean Dipole during the Holocene.
Prof. R. GRÜN collaborated with Prof. C. Falgueres, Dr. J.J.
Bahain and other staff members of the the Département de Préhistoire
du Musée National d'Historie Naturelle, Paris, on the further
development of dating techniques, he co-supervises Mr M. Duval, who
visited the ANU to carry out ESR and isotopic measurements for his
PhD work and collaborates with Drs D. Grimaud-Hervé and M.H.
Moncel on the application of new isotopic systems on Neanderthal remains.
Prof. R. GRÜN collaborates on similar application with Dr. B.
Maureille, Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des populations du Passé,
Université Bordeaux 1, on the site of Les Predelles, where his
student Ms T Kelley carried out her Honours project.
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,
Prof. R. GRÜN 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. R. GRÜN collaborates with Prof. S. Brandt (Univeristy of
Florida), Prof. M. Rodrigo (University of Madrid), Prof. J. Richter
(Universität zu Köln), Prof. G. Barker (Univeristy of Cambridge)
for the dating work in Africa.
Prof R. 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.
Ms S.C. LEWIS visited Dr A. LeGrande, Dr M. Kelley and Dr G. Schmidt
at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, 21 July to 21
Prof. M.T. McCULLOCH is collaborating 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 is collaborating 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 is continuing collaborating with Professor Robert
Dunbar and Dr (Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences,
Stanford University, California, USA) Brendan Roarck (Texas A&M)
on Deep Sea corals in the Pacific Ocean. Dr Roarck was awarded an American
Australian Association Fellowship to undertake research with Professor
McCulloch at RSES
Prof. M.T. McCULLOCH is collaborating with Dr J. Blichert-Toft and
Prof F. Albarede (Laboratoire des Sciences de la Terre, Ecole Normale
Superieure de Lyon, France), on Lu-Hf isotopes in ancient zircons.
Prof M.T. McCULLOCH is collaborating 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 is collaborating with Dr N. Prouty, Dr M. Field & Dr
C. Storlazzi, U.S. Geological Survey, and Dr M. D’Iorio, William
Lettis & Associates (CA, USA) on linkages between land use and
water quality changes on Molokai, Hawaii.
Prof. M.T. McCULLOCH is continuing collaboration with Dr S.D. JUPITER
who is now at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), South Pacific
Prof M.T. McCULLOCH is collaborating with Dr Jens Zinke from the Vrije
Universiteit Amsterdam on coral research and land-use changes in eastern
Africa and the Indian ocean.
Mr I. MOFFAT collaborated with Professor Avraham Ronen, Department
of Archaeology, University of Haifa on a project investigating the
applicability of Sr isotope tracing to human migration in the Levant.
Mr I. MOFFAT collaborated with Associate Professor Steve Hasiotis,
Department of Geology, The University of Kansas on a project concerning
the stratigraphy and ichnology of the Darling River, Western NSW.
Dr. B. OPDYKE has ARC funded collaborative research funded with Prof.
J. Zachos of the University of Santa Cruz
Prof B.J. PILLANS with Prof J. Ogg (Purdue University, USA) and Prof
P. Gibbard (Cambridge University) on the status of the Quaternary in
the International Geological Time Scale.
Prof B.J. PILLANS with Prof A. Netto (Federal University of Rio de
Janeiro) on landscape evolution in Brazil.
Prof B.J. PILLANS co-editing a new book on Australian geomorphology
with Prof P. Bishop (Glasgow University).
Ms J. SUTTON with NIWA, the New Zealand Foundation for Research Science
Dr P. TREBLE collaborates with Prof I. Fairchild, University of Birmingham,
on reconstructing rainfall records for southern Australia using speleothems.
Dr J. TROTTER collaborates with Prof. C. Barnes (University of Victoria,
BC, Canada) and Prof. C. Lécuyer (CNRS & Université Claude
Bernard Lyon 1, France) on oxygen isotope compositions of conodonts,
with Prof. R Dunbar (Stanford University), Dr B. Roark (Texas A & M),
and Dr P. Montagna (ICRAM, Italy) on the geochemistry of cold water
corals, and Prof. C. Barnes on Sr isotopes of Tertiary forams.
Dr G. YOUNG’s collaborations include Prof Zhu Min, Prof Chang
Meemann and Dr Zhao Wen-Jin at the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology & Palaeoanthropology,
Academia Sinica, Beijing, Profs D. Goujet, P. Janvier and H. Lelievre
at the Museum nationale d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, Prof. P.
Ahlberg at the University of Uppsala, Dr T. Ryan Gregory at the University
of Guelph, Ontario, Prof. C. Marshall at Harvard University, Dr M.
Coates at the University of Chicago, Dr J. Maisey at the American Museum
of Natural History, and Prof. Ivan Schwab, University of California.
Dr A.G. CHRISTY collaborates with Dr S.A. Welch (Ohio State University,
USA) and Dr D. Kirste (Simon Fraser University, Canada) on incongruent
jarosite dissolution/precipitation and rare earth element fractionation
as a monitor of this process.
Dr A.G. CHRISTY collaborates with Prof S.M. Clark (Advanced Light Source,
Berkeley, California, USA) on the high-pressure structural behaviour of
mercury oxide studied in diamond anvil cell using synchrotron x-rays.
Prof S.F. COX continued a collaboration with Dr N. Mancktelow (ETH-Zurich),
Dr A.-M. Boullier (Univertite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble), Dr Y. Rolland
(Universite de Nice) a Dr G. Pennachioni (Universita di Padova) on
fluid flow in Alpine shear zones.
Dr J.D. FITZ GERALD collaborates with Prof I. Parsons, Grant Institute,
University of Edinburgh and Dr U. Golla-Schindler, University of Münster
on feldspar exsolution. He also collaborates with Dr A.K. Engvik,
Geological Survey of Norway, Prof A. Putnis, Institut fur Mineralogie,
University of Münster and Prof H. Austrheim, Institute of Geosciences,
University of Oslo on Albitisation of granitoids. Another collaboration,
on defect structures in phlogopite, continues with Dr A. Camacho, University
of Manitoba and Dr J.K. Lee, Queens University. Microstructures
in natural, growth-banded and recrystallized zircons are the focus
of a collaboration with Dr P. Vonlanthen, now at University of Lausanne.
Dr A. HALFPENNY collaborates with Prof D. Prior, Department of Earth
and Ocean Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK, and Dr J. Wheeler,
Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK,
on the recrystallisation and nucleation mechanisms in quartzites and
Dr A. HALFPENNY collaborates with Prof D. Prior, Department of Earth
and Ocean Sciences, University of Liverpool, UK, on the controlling
deformation mechanisms of gabbroic shear zones collected on IODP Expedition
Dr J. HERMANN collaborates with Prof M. Scambelluri and Dr N. Malaspina
(University of Genova, Italy), Prof T. Pettke and Dr C. Spandler (University
of Berne, Switzerland), on constraints on subduction zone fluids from
high-pressure ultramafic rocks.
Dr J. HERMANN collaborates with Dr Q. Qing (Chinese Academy of Science,
Beijing, China) on the formation of high Mg-diorites and the differentiation
of the continental crust.
Dr J. HERMANN collaborates with Prof M. Harrison (UCLA, USA) and Dr
M. Heizler (Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Socorro, USA)
on the experimental determination of Ar diffusion in muscovite.
Dr J. HERMANN collaborates with Dr A. Korsakov (Novosibirsk, Russia)
on coesite and diamond facies metamorphism in the Kokchetav Massif,
Dr J. HERMANN collaborates with Dr M. Marocchi (University of Bologna,
Italy), on trace element variations in hydrous minerals in mantle wedge
peridotites and implications for mantle metasomatism.
Dr J. HERMANN collaborates with Prof M. Engi and Dr A. Berger (University
of Berne, Switzerland), on Barrovian metamorphism in the Central Alps.
Dr J. HERMANN collaborates with Prof B. Cesare (University of Padova,
Italy), Prof I. Buick (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) and Dr
A. Acosta Vigil (University ofGranada, Spain), on partial melting
in crustal xenoliths of the South Spanish volcanic province.
Dr J. HERMANN collaborates Dr M.T. Gomez Pugnaire and Mr. J.A. Padron (University
of Granada, Spain), on dehydration of antigorite in subducted serpentinites.
Dr J. HERMANN collaborates Prof R. Compagnoni and Dr M. Beltrando (University
of Torino, Italy), on formation and evolution of blueschist and eclogite
facies rocks in the Western Alps and Corsica.
Dr J. HERMANN collaborates with Dr M. Satish-Kumar (Shizuoka University,
Japan), on monitoring volatile and trace element contents of fluids
in high-grade marbles from Antarctica.
Prof I. JACKSON collaborated with Dr D.R. Schmitt (University of Alberta,
Canada), Assoc Prof U.H. Faul (Boston University, Dr Y. Aizawa (Japan
Manned Space Systems Corporation, Japan), Dr A. Barnhoorn (Utrecht
University), Dr J. Kung (National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan), Prof
R.C. Liebermann (Stony Brook University), and Dr S.J.S. Morris (University
of California, Berkeley) in the laboratory measurement and modelling
of seismic properties.
Dr F.E. JENNER collaborates with Dr J.E. Mungall, University of Toronto,
Department of Geology on the chemistry of High-Ca Boninites from the
Northern Tonga Region of the SW Pacific.
Prof G. LISTER collaborated: a) with Professor T. Ahmad at Delhi Universiy,
India in developing an AISRF project and in the Himalayan 08 geotransect;
b) with Professor Jean-Pierre Burg at ETH Zurich in initiating a PhD
prject for Mr C. Augenstein in the Swiss Alps; c) with Mr C. Soukis,
Dr N. Skarpelis and Prof D. Papanikolaou at Athens University in developing
a project on Evia, Greece.
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL collaborated
with Prof K. Kyser (Queen’s University, Canada) and Dr C. Oates
(Anglo American, London), with DR. P. de Caritat (Geoscience Australia)
on groundwater geochemistry for mineral exploration in northern Chile
and northwestern India.
Mr C. PIRARD collaborates with Dr F. Hatert (Laboratoire de Minéralogie,
University of Liège, Belgium) on the mineralogy and ore geology
of Katanga Cu-Co-U deposits, D.R. Congo.
Mr C. PIRARD collaborates with Prof A.-M. Fransolet and Dr F. Hatert
(Laboratoire de Minéralogie, University of Liège, Belgium)
on metasomatism in phosphates-bearing pegmatitic systems.
Mr C. PIRARD collaborates with O.Namur, Dr B.Charlier and Prof J.
Vander Auwera (U.R. Pétrologie & Géochimie endogènes,
University of Liège, Belgium) on the differentiation of ferrobasaltic
magmas in the Sept-Iles Layered Intrusion, Quebec, Canada.
Dr R. RAPP collaborates with Prof H. Martin and Dr D. Laporte, Laboratoire
Magmas et Volcans, Universite de Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France,
and Dr J.-F. Moyen, Department of Geology, University of Stellenbosch,
South Africa, on crust-mantle interactions in the Archean and the origin
of Archean granitoid magmatism.
Mr N.D. TAILBY collaborates with Dr A.M. Walker (University College
London), Dr A.J. Berry (Imperial College London), Dr S.R. Sutton (University
of Chicago), Dr I.S. Rodina and Dr A.V. Soldatov (Southern Federal
University, Russia), on Ti site occupancy in zircon.
Mr L. WHITE (and the structure and tectonics team) collaborates with
Prof T. Ahmad (Delhi University) on Himalayan geology.
Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS with Prof. C. Kincaid, University of Rhode Island,
USA, on the flow in mantle subduction zones and the interaction of
mantle plumes with subduction.
Dr A.McC. HOGG and Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS with Prof. W.K. Dewar, Florida
State University, USA, and Dr P. Berloff, Woods Hole Oceanographic
Institution, USA and University of Cambridge, UK, on small-scale ocean
mixing produced by mesoscale eddies.
Dr A.McC. HOGG with Dr. M.P. Meredith, British Antarctic Survey, UK,
Dr. C. Wilson, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, UK, and Mr J.R. Blundell,
National Oceanography Centre, UK, on eddy heat flux in the Southern
Prof B.L.N. KENNETT is collaborating with Dr S Fishwick, University
of Leicester, UK, and Mr A. Fichtner, University of Munich, Germany,
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 the propagation of seismic
waves in complex subduction zones and long range propagation in the
Dr R.C. KERR with Prof J.R. Lister, University of Cambridge, UK, on
the gravitational instability of strongly sheared mantle plumes.
Dr. S.H. POZGAY collaborated with Dr. Christian Haberland, Dr. Trond
Ryberg, Dr. Klaus Bauer, and Karl Otto (GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
[GFZ]), Bambang Suwargadi (GeoTek, LIPI, Indonesia), and Hendra (BMG,
Medan, Sumatra) installing seismic stations in north Sumatra, Indonesia.
Dr N. RAWLINSON collaborates with: Prof. Greg Houseman, University
of Leeds, on teleseismic tomography; Prof. Tim Stern from the Victoria
University of Wellington on wide-angle tomography; and Prof. Mike Kendall,
Bristol University, on ambient noise tomography.
Dr M.L. RODERICK collaborates with Dr A. Dai, National Centre for
Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, and Dr B. Liepert, Lamont-Doherty
Observatory, Columbia University, New York, on changes in the global
hydrologic cycle, and with Dr S. Schymanski, Max Planck Institute for
Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany and Prof M. Sivapalan, University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, on the development of a new theoretical
framework for ecohydrology, and with Prof J. Shuttleworth, University
of Arizona, on land surface physics.
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE with Prof. R. Snieder (Colorado School of Mines),
Coda wave interferometry, Dr. E. Debayle (Univ. of Strasbourg) on mantle
imaging with body waves, Prof. K. Gallagher (Univ. of Rennes) on Bayesian
inference methods, Prof. J. Tromp (California Inst. Of Tech.) on Adjoint
methods for seismic imaging.
Dr H. TKALCIC has collaborated with with Prof. Doug Dreger, University
of California at Berkeley, Prof. Gillian Foulger, University of Durham
and Dr. Bruce Julian, USGS, on anomalous seismic radiation earthquakes
in the Bárdarbunga area of Iceland.
Dr H. TKALCIC continues to collaborate with Prof. V. Cormier from
University of Connecticut on the deep Earth structure, with Dr Y. Chen
and Dr. Roland Gritto, Multimax, Inc., USA, on studying lithospheric
structure under China from teleseismic receiver functions, and on studying
lithospheric structure and seismic sources under the Zagros Mountains;
with Prof. M. Herak, Dr. S. Markusic and Ph.D. candidate J. Stipcevic,
on studying lithospheric structure under Croatia and the Adriatic Sea
from teleseismic receiver functions; with Ph.D. candidate A. Fitchtner,
University of Munich, Germany, on studying the crust and upper mantle
under Australia using waveform modelling, and on studying volcanic
earthquakes on Iceland.
Dr. P. TREGONING collaborated with Dr G. Ramillien and Dr J.-M. Lemoine
on the analysis and interpretation of GRACE space gravity data. He
collaborated with Drs R. King, T.A. Herring and S. McClusky on the
development of the GAMIT GPS software and with Dr M. Vergnolle, N.
Cotte and A. Walpersdorf on the slow-slip events in the Gurrero subduction
Dr. J. ZHANG participated in a joint French-Australian Project of
collaboration of Jason-1 altimeter using the French Transportable Satellite
Laser Ranging System (FTLRS) in Tasmania, from Dec, 2007 to April,
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)
Collaboration with a considerable number of scientists in the American,
Japanese, European, New Zealand and Korean IODP Offices in the IODP context.
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG collaborates with Prof. A. da Silva Filho and Assoc.
Prof. I. de Pinho Guimarães, Federal University of Pernambuco,
Recife, Brazil, on the geochronology and crustal growth history of
the Borborema province, Brazil; Prof. R. Hall and Dr M. Cottam, Royal
Holloway, University of London, on the geochronology of the mount Kinabalu
granite of North Borneo; Prof. N. Beukes, B. Nel and R. da Silva, University
of Johannesburg, South Africa, on the detrital and igneous zircon record
and chronology of the western margin of the Kaapvaal Craton; Prof.
N. Beukes and B. Masinga, University of Johannesburg, South Africa,
on the age of deposition and mineralization of the Transvaal Sequence
iron ore deposits, southern Africa; Dr E. Roberts, Witwatersrand University,
on provenance and age of detrital zircons from the Rukwa Rift Basin,
Tanzania; Dr. A. Cocherie and Dr. P Rossi, BRGM, France, on dating
of samples from northern Africa and Corsica; Dr G. de Kock, Council
for Geoscience, South Africa, on the geochronology and metamorphism
the Birimian sequences of Ghana; Dr Paul Macey, Council for Geoscience,
South Africa, on the geochronology of western Madagascar; L. Longridge
on the age and metamorphic history of the Khan valley region of Namibia;
Dr. J. Harnmeijer and Prof. R. Buick, Center for Astrobiology & Early
Earth Evolution, University of Washington on the age of ancient sediments
from Greenland; C. Sanchez-Garrido, University of Stellenbosch, on
the geochronology of pebbles in the Moodies Group, Barberton Mountain
Belt, South Africa; J. Taylor, University of Stellenbosch, on the geochronology
of migmatites on the Ancient Gneiss Complex, Swaziland; Prof, S. Siegesmund,
Göttingen University, Germany, on SHRIMP dating of samples from
Mr C.M. FANNING continued collaborations with Prof P.K. Link, Idaho
State University on the provenance and time of deposition of Neoproterozoic
sequences in Utah and Idaho; Dr J. Goodge, University of Minnesota,
Duluth on geochronology and provenance of sequences in the central
Transantarctic Mountains; Prof F. Hervé, Universidad de Chile
and Dr R.J. Pankhurst, British Geological Survey on the geochronological
and tectonic evolution of the Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and the
Antarctic Peninsula; Prof C. Rapela, Universidad Nacional de La Plata,
Argentina and Dr R.J. Pankhurst, British Geological Survey on the
geochronological and tectonic evolution of the north Patagonian massif
and adjacent cratons/terrains of Argentina; Dr C. Casquet and Dr
C. Galindo, Universidad Complutense, Madrid on the geochronological
and tectonic evolution of the Sierras Pampeanas, NW Argentina; Dr
J.N. Aleinikoff, United States Geological Survey on SHRIMP II U-Pb
analyses of zircon and xenotime; Dr Christine Siddoway, Colorado
College and Mr Rory McFadden, University of Minnesota on the tectonic
evolution of the Fosdick Mountains, Mary Byrd Land, Antarctica.
Mr S. Hui collaborated with Prof. Ralph P. Harvey, Case Western Reserve
University, Cleveland, USA on analysis of cosmic spherules from the
Lewis Cliff, Antarctica.
Dr M.D. NORMAN collaborates with Prof. M. Garcia, University of Hawai’i,
Honolulu, Prof. M. Rhodes, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Dr. Aaron
Pietruszka, San Diego State University, San Diego, and Prof. Dominique
Weis, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, on the composition of
the mantle and construction of Hawaiian volcanoes; Prof. R. Duncan, Oregon
State University, Corvallis, on the impact history of the Moon; and Prof.
D. Keppie, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, on the
tectonics of Central America.
A. Rosenthal collaborated with Drs M. Drury, A. Barnhoorn and H. van Roermund, University Utrecht, Netherlands, on deformation, structure and Norwegian regional petrology/geology (part of her Mervyn and Katalin Paterson Fellowship); Prof S. F. Foley, Mainz University, Germany, on the establishments of near-solidus melts of peridotite in the presence of CO2 and H2O at 40-60kbar, using piston-cylinder apparaturs and ongoing studies of the petrogenesis of Ugandan kamafugites; Profs H. E. Höfer, G. Brey and A.B. Woodland, University Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on using the electron microprobe 'flank method' (Höfer and Brey), and Mössbauer spectroscopy (Woodland) to study the establishment of the oxidation state of the Norwegian peridotite body and also on the development of standards for Fe3+/Fe in garnets; Dr I. Kovacs, Eötvös Lorand Geophysical Institute of Hungary, Budapest, Hungary, on ongoing studies of minor amounts of H2O in melts of residual eclogite.
Dr G. Yaxley collaborated with Prof Steven Foley, University of Mainz
on an experimental project relating to high pressure melting of hydrous
carbonate-bearing peridotite; Prof A. Woodland and Dr H Höfer, University of Frankfurt,
and Dr A. Berry, Imperial College, on determination of Fe3+ contents of
garnets in garnet peridotite xenoliths by Mössbauer Spectroscopy,
the Flank Method and synchrotron-based XANES.
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