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STAFF ACTIVITIES 2008

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

 



CONFERENCES AND OUTSIDE STUDIES

Earth Chemistry

Ms. J.N. AVILA attended EURISPET - European Intensive Seminars of Petrology - Isotopes applied to petrological problems, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 31 January - 9 February.
Ms. J.N. AVILA attended Silicate Dust in Protostars: Astrophysical, Experimental and Meteoritic Links, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 25-26 July.
Ms. J.N. AVILA attended the 71st Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Matsue, Japan, 28 July - 1 August and presented a paper entitled "Tungsten Isotopic Compositions in Presolar Silicon Carbide Grains".
Ms. J.N. AVILA attended Chronology of the Solar System, Hiroshima, Japan, 3 August and presented a paper entitled "Tungsten Isotopic Compositions in Presolar Silicon Carbide Grains: Implications for 182Hf-182W and 187Re-187Os chronometers".
Ms. J.N. AVILA attended the 8th Australian Space Science Conference, Canberra, Australia, 29 September - 1 October and presented a paper entitled "Isotopic Signatures of Heavy Elements in Presolar Silicon Carbide Grains from AGB stars".
Dr. V.C. BENNETT, Visiting scientist Lunar and Planetary Institute and NASA- Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas from 15 May - 15 July, 2008.
Dr J.J. BROCKS attended 'Contamination-free biomarker analysis of shales using oxidative microwave digestion - 15th Australian Organic Geochemistry Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 9 - 12 August 2008.
Dr J.J. BROCKS, gave an invited lecture entitled, "Molecular fossils and the reconstruction of billion-years-old microbial ecosystems" at the 12th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME), Cairns, 17 - 23 August 2008.
Dr J.J. BROCKS, Keynote Lecture, 'Molecular fossils and the evolution of eukaryotes in the Precambrian', International Kalkowsky-Symposium, Göttingen, Germany, 5 - 11 October 2008.
Dr J.J. BROCKS, Invited Lecture, 'Toxic purple oceans and the reconstruction of a billion year old microbial ecosystems', ACT MS Symposium, Canberra, 25 November 2008.
Dr J.J. BROCKS, "Building the Biomarker Tree of Life - Molecular Fossils & Environmental Genomics", Tempo & Mode Series B presentation for the Centre of Macroevolution and Macroecology, The Australian National University, 14 May 2008.
Dr J.J. BROCKS, 'Integrating community proteogenomics and lipid biogeochemistry to unravel ancient evolutionary history' - 15th Australian Organic Geochemistry Conference, Adelaide, 9 - 12 August 2008.
Dr J.J. BROCKS with Ms C. Jones (UC Berkeley), Prof S. George and Mr S. Bray (Macquarie University), drilling expedition to Lake Tyrrell, Victoria, 20 - 26 July 2008.
Dr J.J. BROCKS with Ms C. Lee (RSES, ANU), Prof J. Banfield, Ms C. Jones (UC Berkeley), Prof E. Allen (UC San Diego), Prof E. Roden (U. Wisconsin, Madison) and Prof G. Luther (U. Delaware), Field Work at Lake Tyrrell, Victoria, to collect samples for biomarker analysis and environmental genomics, 9 - 13 August 2008
Dr J.J. BROCKS with Dr. S Hinsken (University of Basel), Field work in the Rebberg Quarry, Altkirch, France, to collect Oligocene hypersaline sediments, October 2008.
Ms T.A. Ewing attended the EURISPET Intensive Seminar - Isotopes applied to petrological problems, Canberra, 31 January - 9 February, presented a poster entitled "Hf isotope measurements and U-Pb dating of rutile - Challenges and preliminary results".
Dr. S.J. Fallon attended the 11th International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry in Rome, Italy, 14 - 19 September 2008, and presented 2 papers entitled "The Next Chapter in Radiocarbon Dating at the Australian National University: Status report on the single stage AMS" and "A simple radiocarbon dating method for determining the age and growth rate of deep-sea sponges".
Dr. S.J. Fallon attended the 4th International Deep Sea Coral Symposium in Wellington, NZ, 1 - 5 December 2008 and presented a paper entitled "Age Determination and Ecological and Compositional Correlates of Growth Rates in Deep-Water Bamboo Corals (Isididae)"
Dr M. Forster conducted field work in the Lesser Himalaya, NW India on 4-22 April, in the Core Complex region in Arizona, USA in April 30 till May 4, in Evvia Greece with academics from Athens University from 27-30 May (Dr Lazios, Dr Kranis and students) and 19-21 June (Dr N. Skarpelis, Prof D. Papanikilous); in Cyclades island Ios Greece 1-18 June, in ophiolitic zones in Northern Greece 13-21 September.
Dr M. Forster undertook collaborative research in Athens University 10-12 September.
Ms C. GREGORY attended EURISPET Intensive seminars - Isotopes applied to petrological problems, ANU, Canberra, February, and presented a poster entitled "Tracing the evolution of calc-alkaline magmas using micro-analysis of accessory minerals".
Mr J. HIESS attended the 18th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 13-18 July, and presented an invited talk entitled "Archean TTG petrogenesis - The U/Pb-O-Hf isotopic perspective."
Ms J. Hope attended 'Contamination-free biomarker analysis of shales using oxidative microwave digestion - 15th Australian Organic Geochemistry Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 9 - 12 August 2008.
Mr. S.J. McKibbin attended a workshop on Silicate Dust in Protostars: Astrophysical, Experimental and Meteoritic Link, 25-26 July, University of Tokyo, Japan, and a presented poster entitled "Isotopic Compositions and Systematics of Early Solar System and Presolar Materials: an Evaluation of Matrix Effects and Mass Interferences".
Mr. S.J. McKibbin attended the 71st Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, 28 July - 1 August, Matsue, Japan, and presented a talk entitled "A new ion-probe determination of 53Mn/55Mn in D'Orbigny and Sahara 99555 using matrix-matched standards".
Mr. S.J. McKibbin attended the 8th Australian Space Science Conference, 29 September - 1 October, Canberra, and presented a talk entitled "Evolution of the angrite parent body and concordancy of isotope chronometers in angrite meteorites".
Dr D. RUBATTO attended the 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway, 6-14 August 2008, presented a keynote paper on "U-Pb dating of high-grade metamorphism".
Dr D. RUBATTO conducted fieldwork in Corsica, France on September 17-20 2008.
Dr D. RUBATTO presented invited talk at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland on September 29 2008, and the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland on October 3 2008 on "U-Pb dating of metamorphism in the Central Alps".
Dr D. RUBATTO conducted fieldwork in Sikkim, India on November 1-10 2008.
Mr R. Schinteie attended the 15th Australian Organic Geochemistry Conference: Oil, soil, water wine, 8 - 12 September, Adelaide, and presented "Ancient life at the extremes: geochemical evidence for Neoproterozoic and Cambrian halophiles?"
Mr R. Schinteie attended the 2008 Kioloa Student seminars, Kioloa Campus, ANU, 16 November, and presented a talk entitled "Molecular palaeontology of the Neoproterozoic-Cambian interval: lipid biomarkers and ancient microbial ecosystems".
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS attended the Archaeological Science Conference, Canberra, 4 - 6 February and presented a paper entitled "A new technique for micro-scale analysis of oxygen isotopes in biogenic materials".
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS visited the Polish Geological Institute, Warsaw, 5 - 11 July, preparing work on the geochronology of the basement rocks of Poland carried out in collaboration with Dr J. Wiszniewska and Dr E. Krzeminska for publication.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS attended the 18th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 13 - 18 July, represented Australian Scientific Instruments at their exhibition booth, including demonstrating SHRIMP remote analysis. He also presented a paper entitled "Applications of SHRIMP II to oxygen isotopic analysis of granite zircon and conodont apatite".
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS attended the Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2008, Perth, 20 - 24 July and presented a paper entitled "Advances in SHRIMP zircon U-Pb geochronology and oxygen isotopic analysis".

Earth Environment

Dr L. AYLIFFE visited Dr J. Hellstrom at The University of Melbourne in September to perform U-Th dating of micro-carbonate samples from Liang Luar, Flores, Indonesia.
Prof. P. DEDECKKER organised and ran, together with Prof. J. H. Cann from the University of South Australia, in December a field trip associated with the AQUA conference in South Australia in the Coorong area of South Australia.
Dr A. DUTTON, Australian Earth Science Convention, Perth, WA, 21-24 July presented a paper entitled “Sea level reconstructions from fossil coral reefs along the Cape Range coast, Western Australia.”
Dr A. DUTTON Frontiers of Science Symposium held by the Australian Academy of Science, 21-22 February, was invited to give a talk entitled “Discovering the Dynamics of Earth’s Environment: Geochemical Perspectives from Ancient Climates.”
Dr A. DUTTON conducted field work in Western Australia from 10-19 November.
Dr S. EGGINS conducted an extended field-based foraminifer culture program at the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies (USC) on Santa Catalina Island during July and August, and assisted Prof. M McCulloch with coral coring activities on the southern Great Barrier Reef during October.
Dr M.J.ELLWOOD’s Conference participation included:
J. Sutton, M. Wille, S. Eggins, W. Maher, P.L., Croot, AND M.J. ELLWOOD (2008) Germanium/Silicon and silicon isotopes fractionation in sponges. November 2008. Chemistry of the Biosphere, New Zealand Institute of Chemistry, Dunedin New Zealand.
A. De Leon, S. Wille, S. Eggins, AND M.J. ELLWOOD, (2008) A novel seawater palaeo-ph proxy in biogenic silica. November 2008. Chemistry of the Biosphere, New Zealand Institute of Chemistry, Dunedin New Zealand.
S.J. Fallon, K. James, R. Norman, AND M. ELLWOOD, (2008) Determining Age and Growth Rate of Marine Sponges by Radiocarbon Dating of Carbon trapped in Silica Spicules September 2008. 11th International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, Rome, Italy
M.B., Anderson, D. Vance, C. Archer, M. ELLWOOD, C. Allen, C.D. Hillenbrand and R.F. Anderson (2008) The Zn isotopic composition of diatom frustules: An archive of past trace metal depletion in HNLC zones? July, 18th Annual Goldschmidt Conference, Vancouver, Canada
C. Law, M. Wooward, P. Boyd, C. Stevens, P. Sutton, M. ELLWOOD, A. Marriner, J. Hall, and K. Safi(2008). New nitrogen sources in the subtropical South-west Pacific. 18 June. Geochemical Seminar Series, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK
C. Law, M. Wooward, P. Boyd, C. Stevens, P. Sutton, M. ELLWOOD, A. Marrier, J. Hall, AND K. Safi (2008). New nitrogen sources in the subtropical South-west Pacific. 25 June. Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
M.J. ELLWOOD AND P.W. Boyde (2008). Trace metal cycling during winter in the Subantarctic Zone from 40-52S; 155-160E. 14th Ocean Sciences Meeting, a joint meeting of AGU, ASLO, TOS, and ERF. 3-7 March. Orlando, Florida, USA
W.A. Maher, M.J. Ellwood AND P.L. Croot (2008). Oceanic germanium/silicon fractionation: evidence from oceanic profiles and diatom cultures. 14th Ocean Sciences Meeting, a joint meeting of AGU, ASLO, TOS, and ERF. 3-7 March. Orlando Florida.
M.J. ELLWOOD, P. Wilson, K. Vopel, AND M. Green (2008). Zinc cycling in the Whau Estuary, Auckland New Zealand. NZ Trace Elements Group Conference. 13-15 February. Hamilton, NZ
Dr K.E. FITZSIMMONS undertook a study visit to Aberystwyth University, UK, in October to December 2008 to participate in collaborative research relating to luminescence dating techniques.
Dr K.E. FITZSIMMONS, 12th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating, Beijing, China, September 2008, presented a paper entitled “Reconstructing Australian palaeoenvironments from lake records: evidence from Lake George, southeastern Australia.”
Dr K.E. FITZSIMMONS, Australasian Quaternary Conference, Victor Harbour, Australia, December 2008, presented a paper entitled “Late Quaternary landscape change at Lake George, New South Wales.”
Dr K.E. FITZSIMMONS, K.E., Australian and New Zealand Geomorphology Group 2008 Conference, Queenstown, Australia, February 2008, presented a paper entitled “The late Quaternary palaeoenvironmental history of Lake George, New South Wales”.
Dr K.E. FITZSIMMONS, K.E., ANU Archaeological Science Conference, Canberra, Australia, February 2008, presented a paper entitled “Dating the landscape: the timing of sediment deposition using optically stimulated luminescence”.
Dr M.K. GAGAN, Goldschmidt 2008 Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 13-18 July, presented an invited keynote paper entitled “The Indian Ocean Dipole and great earthquake cycle: long-term perspectives for improved prediction”.
Prof. R. GRÜN, as direct successor of Professors Martin Aitken and Ann Wintle, became the Chairman of the standing International Organising Committee for the International Conferences on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating.
Prof. R. GRÜN was invited to present The challenge of dating old human fossils at the Colloque international: Les premières expansions humaines en Eurasie à partir de l’Afrique Facteurs limitant ou favorisant. Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris 26-28 November 2008. He presented a talk entitled The relevance of parametric U-uptake models in ESR age calculations at the 12th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating. 18-22 September 2008, Beijing, China.
Miss T.E. KELLY, ANU Archaeological Science Conference, 4 - 6 February 2008, Canberra, ACT, AUS. Presented a paper titled "Sr Isotope Tracing at a Neanderthal Site in Southern France".
Miss T.E. KELLY, 6th Applications of Stable Isotopes to Ecological Studies Conference (IsoEcol VI), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. 25-29 August. Presented a paper titled "Strontium Isotope Tracing at a Neanderthal Site in France".
Miss T.E. KELLY, Old Forests, New Management Conference, Hobart, Tas, AUS. 17-21 February, was co-author (3rd) on a poster titled "Beetle assemblages in streamside reserves are edge-affected compared to unlogged forest".
Ms S.C. LEWIS, Goldschmidt 2008, Vancouver, Canada, 13-18 July, presented a paper entitled “Speleothem reconstructions of palaeomonsoon dynamics from Flores, Indonesia over the last 24 kyr”.
Ian MOFFAT made the following conference presentation Moffat, I., Wallis, L.A., Chang, N. and Beale, A., 2008, The Geophysical Detection of Historic Graves, The Australian National University Archaeological Science Conference, Canberra, Australia.
Prof. M.T. McCULLOCH, gave a plenary talk at the 11th International Coral reef Symposium: Reefs for the future. Miami, Florida in July 2008.
Prof. M.T. McCULLOCH, presented a paper at the 2008 Goldschmidt Conference, Vancouver on sea level changes.
Prof. M.T. McCULLOCH presented a talk entitled “Current state and future of the oceans and marine life in a high CO2 world.” Presented at ‘IMAGINING THE REAL
LIFE ON A GREENHOUSE EARTH’ A conference organised by Manning Clark House in honour of Dr Barry Jones.
Prof. M.T. McCULLOCH, presented a paper at the 4th International Deep Sea Coral Conference entitled ‘Proliferation and Demise of Deep-Sea Corals in the Mediterranean during the Younger Dryas’ . 
Prof. M.T. McCULLOCH was a co-author on 8 other presentations given at the 4th International Deep Sea Coral Conference.
Mr I. MOFFAT presented the conference posters Moffat, I., Wallis, L.A., Chang, N., Beale, A., Hall, S., Holt, L., Schuman, D.,  Snowdowne, L. and Snowdowne, J., 2008, The Role of Geophysical Techniques in Community Archaeology: Examples from Historic Cemeteries, AIMA/ASHA/AAMH Conference, Adelaide, South Australia
Mr I. MOFFAT presented the conference posters Keys, B., Wallis, L.A. and Moffat, I., 2008, Archaeological dating and the role of sedimentary analysis in exploring human-environment relationships at Gledswood 1, Queensland, AINSE Quaternary Dating Workshop, Sydney, New South Wales.
Mr I. MOFFAT presented the conference posters Moffat, I., Grün, R., Kelly, T.E., Fitzsimmons, K. and McMillan, R., 2008, Preliminary Findings on the Depositional History of the Lake Mungo Lunette, AINSE Quaternary Dating Workshop, Sydney, New South Wales.
Dr B. OPDYKE attended The International Coral Reef Society Meeting in Fort Lauderdale July 2008
Dr B. OPDYKE attended The Geological Society of America Meeting in Huston Texas, October 2008
Prof B.J. PILLANS conducted fieldwork in the Pilbara region, Western Australia from 5-19 May and in Brazil from 6-17 October 2008.
Prof B.J. PILLANS presented two papers at the 13th Australian & New Zealand Geomorphology Group Conference in Queenstown, Tasmania, 10th-15th February. Oral presentation: “Long term landscape evolution of the Western Australian Shield”. Poster Presentation: “Joe Jennings: Father of modern Australian geomorphology”.
Prof B.J. PILLANS gave an invited paper entitled“Challenges in Late Cenozoic chronostratigraphy and definition of the Quaternary” at the 33rd International Geological Congressin Oslo, 6th-14th August.
Prof B.J. PILLANS gave a keynote talk entitled “Geochronology of regolith-landform evolution in Australia: a brief review” at the Australian Earth Science Convention in Perth, 20th-24th July.
Prof B.J. PILLANS gave a plenary talk entitled: “Quaternary adventures in Zealandia: from Wanganui to the West Island” at the Geosciences’08 Conference in Wellington, New Zealand, 23rd-26th November.
Ms J. SUTTON, M. Wille, M. Ellwood, W. Maher, M. Kelly, S. Eggins.  2008.  Germanium/Silicon and Silicon Isotope Fractionation in Sponges: Implications for Paleo-Reconstruction of Oceanic Silicon.  Chemistry and the Biosphere conference, Dunnedin, New Zealand.
Dr P. TREBLE, attended an ARCNESS funded workshop “An integrated data modeling approach to the Australasian Holocene” at the University of New South Wales from 12-13 November.
Dr P. TREBLE conducted field work in southwest Western Australia from 5-12 April; 14-30 September.
Dr J. TROTTER, Goldschmidt conference, Vancouver, Canada, July 2008. Poster presentation, Trotter et al., “In-situ conodont thermometry: did cooler oceans trigger the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event (GOBE)?”
Dr J. TROTTER, International Deep Sea Coral conference, Wellington, New Zealand, December 2008. Joint author, Montagna et al., “Growth rate, trace elements, and stable isotopes in Corallium rubrum from shallow and bathyal settings in the Mediterranean Sea”.
Dr J. TROTTER participated in field work in the Great Barrier Reef in October and December 2008.

Earth Materials

Dr M.-A. BONNARDOT went to the Australian Earth Sciences Convention in Perth, July 2008.
Dr A. G. CHRISTY, Dr M.D. Norman and Prof R.J. Arculus were co-authors on the paper “A new variety of eucrite:  clues to early differentiation of igneous asteroids.” presented by former Honours Student Ms. K. R. Bermingham at the 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, League City, Texas, USA, 10-14 Mar, 2008.
Dr A. G. CHRISTY and Prof D.J. Ellis were co-authors on the paper “The petrology of eclogiteS From the Bantimala Complex, Southern Sulawesi” presented by M.Phil student Mr A. Maulana at the 37th Annual Convention, Indonesian Association of Geologists, Bandung, Indonesia,  26-30 Aug, 2008.
Prof S.F. COX presented an invited lecture and a volunteered lecture at the Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, in December, together with a presentation at the Hubble Quorum at the US Geological Survey immediately prior to AGU. He also gave an invited plenary keynote lecture at the AusIMM PACRIM 2008 meeting at the Gold Coast in November.
Mr R.J.M. FARLA, 32nd Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting, Wagga Wagga, Australia, presented a paper on “Dislocation Annealing in Fine-Grained Synthetic Olivine.”
Mr R.J.M. FARLA, 2008 Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC), Perth, Australia, presented a poster on “From Dislocation Recovery to Dislocation Damping in Upper Mantle Materials.”
Mr R.J.M. FARLA, 1st The Asian Network for Deep Earth Mineralogy (TANDEM) Symposium, Matsuyama, Japan, presented an updated poster on “Prospects for Laboratory Studies of Dislocation Damping.”
Dr F. E JENNER, with Dr P. Holden, Dr J.A. Mavrogenes, Prof H. t.C. O’Neill and Dr C.M. Allen: AGU 2008 Fall Meeting, presented a poster entitled “Geochemical Behavior of Selenium in Igneous Systems”.
DR F.E. JENNER, with Dr J.A. Mavrogenes, Prof R.J. Arculus: AGU 2008 Fall Meeting, presented a poster entitled “Magnetite fractionation of "chalcophile" elements.”
DR F.E. JENNER, with Dr L.I. Karrei, Dr J.E. Mungall, Prof R.J. Arculus, and Dr J.A. Mavrogenes AGU 2008 Fall Meeting, presented a poster entitled “High-Ca Boninites From the Northern Tonga Region: Involvement of Four Independent Components During Petrogenesis, and Retention of Monosulfide Solid Solution in the Source”.
Dr J.D. FITZ GERALD attended the 20th Australian Conference on Microscopy & Microanalysis in Perth 10-15 February to present a paper “Paleaoclimatology, Microanalysis and Microscopy of the Foraminifera Orbulina universa” and two coauthored posters “Dislocation Annealing in Fine-Grained Synthetic Olivine” and “Structured Diffuse Scattering and Polar Nano Regions in BaTiO3-based Relaxor Ferrolelectrics”.
Dr A. HALFPENNY, ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits, Sciences Planning Meeting, CODES, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2-5 June, presented a talk entitled “Effects of stress states and fluid pressure on fluid dynamics and compositional evolution of intrusion-related hydrothermal systems.”
Dr A. HALFPENNY conducted field work in the Porgera Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea from 11-28 April; 16 September – 5 October and 26 October – 8 November.
Dr J. HERMANN, Australian Earth Science Convention, Perth, Australia, 20-24 July, presented a paper “Experimental constraints on the slab component of arc magmas”.
Dr J. HERMANN, Experimental Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, Innsbruck, Austria, 7-10 September, presented a keynote lecture “Cooking the subduction soup”.
Dr J. HERMANN attended the AESC pre-conference fieldtrip to the Pilbara region (Australia) from 13.-20.7. 2008.
Dr J. HERMANN conducted fieldwork in Corsica (France) from 14.-20. September and in Liguria (Italy) on the 21. September.
Dr J. HERMANN presented a seminar at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, on the 30th September 2008.
Prof I. JACKSON attended and presented papers at the 32st Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting (Wagga Wagga, NSW, February), the Misasa III Symposium (Okayama University, Misasa, Japan, March, invited), the Australian Earth Sciences Convention, Perth, July), the Rheology Grand Challenge Workshop (MIT, Boston, August, invited), the Gordon Research Conference on Rock Deformation (Tilton, New Hampshire, August) and participated in a scientific workshop at Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan (March) and in collegial discussions with Prof R. C. Liebermann and colleagues at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York (August).
Dr G.S. LISTER attended the Donald Harrington Symposium on the Geology of the Aegean. Jackson School Geosciences, Austin Texas. U.S.A. The accretionary model for orogenesis and its application to the evolution of the Aegean crust, and – invited lecture.
Dr G.S. LISTER attended Tectonic mode switches and the nature of orogenesis.   Invited Lecture, Athens University, June 18th, 2008.
Dr G.S. LISTER, Tectonic mode switches and the nature of orogenesis. Ophiolites 2008, Kalambaka, Greece 13-20 September – invited lecture.
Dr G.S. LISTER, Argon enters the retentive zone. At the 5th TANG3O workshop meeting at University of Queensland.
Mr G. MALLMANN, 1st Global COE symposium: Formation of The Asian Network in Deep Earth Mineralogy (TANDEM), Matsuyama, Japan, 23-25 November, presented a paper entitled “Determining the redox states of basalts and picrites using V/Sc olivine-melt partitioning: Experimental calibration and application to natural systems”.
Mr G. MALLMANN visited the Argonne Photon Source in Chicago, USA, 13-15 February 2008, to work on the oxidation state of vanadium in silicate glasses.
Prof H.St.C. O’NEILL attended the 18th Goldschmidt conference in Vancouver, Canada, where he presented papers on “Clarification of the influence of water on mantle wedge melting” and “Collisional erosion and the non-chondritic composition of the Earth”. He conducted experiments using synchrotron X-rays at the Advanced Photon Source, Chicago, in February, the Diamond Light Source, U.K., in August and the Photon Factory, Japan, in October.
Mr C. PIRARD, Eurispet Canberra 2008, Canberra, Australia, 31 January – 9 February presented a poster entitled “Time and chemicals evidenceS For suprasubduction dykes in Massif du sud, New Caledonia”.
Mr C. PIRARD, Eurispet Budapest 2008, Budapest, Hungary, 21-31 August 2008 presented a poster entitled “Records of metasomatic events in the obducted lithospheric mantle of New Caledonia”.
Mr C. PIRARD, Experimental Mineralogy Petrology Geochemistry (EMPG XII), Innsbruck, Austria, 8-10 September 2008 presented a talk entitled “Experimental investigation of fluid transfer in sub-arc mantle conditions”.
Dr R. RAPP, 9th International Kimberlite Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, 9-15th August, presented a paper entitled “Continent formation and chemical evolution of the cratonic lithosphere".

Earth Physics

Dr P. ARROUCAU, 2008 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, Cairns, Australia, 9 July-1 August, presented a paper entitled “High Resolution Ambient Noise Tomography in Southeast Australia”.
Dr G.F. DAVIES, Australian Earth Science Convention, Perth, 20-24 July 2008, presented the invited paper “The early mantle: depletion, plates, resurfacing episodes and isotopes”.
Prof. R. W. GRIFFITHS, the American Physical Society – Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Antonio, USA, presented a paper on “Responses to changed boundary conditions in horizontal convection”.
Prof. R. W. GRIFFITHS, attended the International Congress of the Union of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics, Adelaide, 25-29 August 2008.
Prof. R. W. GRIFFITHS, presented a paper “Effects of topography on mixing in controlled exchange flows”; Sandström Symposium on Ocean Circulation workshop, Stockholm, 3 November 2008.
Dr A.McC. HOGG, Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society 15th Annual Conference, Geelong, 29 January – 1 February 2008.
Dr A.McC. HOGG presented a paper “Enhanced warming of the Southern Ocean”. European Geophysical Union General Assembly, Vienna, 14-18 April 2008.
Dr A.McC. HOGG presented a solicited paper “The Turbulent Oscillator: A mechanism of low-frequency variability of the wind-driven ocean gyres”, and a paper “Eddy Heat Flux in the Southern Ocean: Response to variable wind forcing”. International Congress of the Union of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics, Adelaide, 25-29 August 2008.
Dr A.McC. HOGG presented a paper “The large-scale effect of mesoscale ocean-atmosphere coupling”. Sandström Symposium on Ocean Circulation workshop, Stockholm, 3 November 2008.
Dr G.O. HUGHES, the International Congress of the Union of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics, Adelaide, 25-29 August 2008.
Dr G.O. HUGHES presented a paper “Adjustment processes in horizontal convection”; Sandström Symposium on Ocean Circulation workshop, Stockholm, 3 November 2008, presented a paper “Available potential energy and irreversible mixing in the meridional overturning circulation”.
Prof. B.L.N. KENNETT made a short visit to Europe in February for a Ph.D. examination in Utrecht and collaborative work in Munich. 
Prof. B.L.N. KENNETT attended the Goldschmidt Conference in Vancouver with a presentation on mantle mixing scales.  He then attended the Australian Earth Sciences Convention on Perth where he delivered a keynote address on the structure of the Australian lithosphere.
Prof. B.L.N. KENNETT In September visited Ehime University in Japan and gave a set of lectures and two seminars, he then engaged in collaborative work at the Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo where he also presented a seminar. 
Prof. B.L.N. KENNETT in late October went with an ANU delegation to Peking University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing presenting two seminars.
Prof. B.L.N. KENNETT attended the European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna in April, where he received the Gutenberg Medal in Seismology.
Prof. B.L.N. KENNETT also attended the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
Dr R.C. KERR, the International Congress of the Union of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics, Adelaide, 25-29 August 2008, presented a paper “The effect of diffusion on the stability of strongly tilted mantle plume tails”.
Ms M.J. O’BYRNE, the International Congress of the Union of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics, Adelaide, 25-29 August 2008, presented a paper “Effects of upstream disturbances in a model of headland wakes”.
Dr S.H. POZGAY, American Geophysical Union, December 2008, presented a paper entitled “Seismic Investigations of Lithospheric Transitions between the Northern and Southern Australian Cratons (BILBY)”. American Geophysical Union, December 2008, presented a paper entitled “Detection of Multiply Reflected Core Phases at Broadband and Short Period Arrays in Australia”.
Dr S.H. POZGAY conducted field work in north Sumatra, Indonesia in April-May 2008, Central Australia in Aug-Sept 2008 and Nov 2008 and in southern New South Wales in Oct 2008.
Dr. N. RAWLINSON spent three months at Bristol University in the United Kingdom, where he collaborated with members of the seismology group on ambient noise and teleseismic tomography. He gave talks at Bristol University and the University of Leeds during his stay.
Dr. N. RAWLINSON presented a paper “Exploring deep Australia using active and passive seismic arrays” at Seismix 2008, June 2008, Saariselka, Finland and presented a paper “WOMBAT: An evolving seismic array experiment in Australia” at Australian Earth Sciences Convention, July 2008, Perth, Australia.
Dr M.L. RODERICK, American Geophysical Union Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, Cairns, 29 July-1 August.
Dr M.L. RODERICK co-authored a paper entitled “Parameterizing evaporative demand in the Palmer Drought Severity Index across Australia”.
Dr M.L. RODERICK attended American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference on Water Vapour and Climate Change, Kona, Hawaii, 20-24 October, presented a paper entitled “Evaporative demand and water resources under a changing climate”
Dr M.L. RODERICK attended American Geophysical Union Fall Conference, San Francisco, USA, 15-19 December, presented a paper entitled “Stilling and terrestrial hydrologic cycle”. American Geophysical Union Fall Conference, San Francisco, USA, 15-19 December, co-organized and convened a session entitled “Evaporation and Water Transport Dynamics in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer”.
Dr M. SALMON Thrust belt Formation followed by Back-Arc Extension: Mantle Dynamics from central North Island , New Zealand, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T13D-1986.
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE, attended the CIG workshop on Mathematical and Computational Issues in the Solid Earth Geosciences, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, between 15-17th September 2008.
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE visited and gave seminars at Univ. of Edinburgh, Univ. of Strasbourg, Univ. of Rennes, ETH Zurich, Colorado School of Mines.
Mr K. STEWART, the International Congress of the Union of Theoretical and Applied Mathematics, Adelaide, 25-29 August 2008.
Dr H. TKALCIC, co-chaired the session “The crustal and deep earth structures under Asia and Oceania” for the AOGS Annual Meeting 2008 in Busan, South Korea.
Dr H. TKALCIC also co-chaired the session “Ins and Outs of the Earth’s core” at The American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2008 in San Francisco, USA, and participated in eight presentations.
Dr H. TKALCIC was sponsored by The University of Zagreb, Croatia to work at the Department of Geophysics in Zagreb for two weeks (May) on the lithospheric structure under Croatia and the Adriatic Sea.
Dr H. TKALCIC conducted field-work in Central Australia (BILBY seismic deployment installation) for two weeks in September.
Dr. P. TREGONING attended the Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting where he presented two papers: “Present-day crustal deformation in Papua New Guinea”, “Drought detection in the Murray-Darling basin from space gravity and hydrologic observations” and a poster “Detecting Hydrological Loading Effect variations from GRACE/GPS over the Amazon basin”.
Dr. J. ZHANG conducted GPS field work from 21 May to 1 July 2008 in PNG .
Dr. J. ZHANG presented a poster in the Ocean Surface Topograpy Science Team (OSTST) meeting held on 10-15 Nov. 2008 in Nice, France, in the name of “Bass Straite In-Situ Calibration Site: Trials of the French Transportable Satellite Laser Ranging System”.

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)

Dr Neville Exon organized and chaired a session at the Australian Earth Science Convention in Perth in July entitled "The Geology of Australia's Offshore Areas", and presented three papers there, two related to IODP.

PRISE

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG, Archaeological Science Conference to launch the Masters in Archaeological Science degree, Canberra, 4-6 February, presented a talk with L. Shewan (University of Sydney) on “Assessment of human mobility in Cambodia”.
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG, 6th South American Symposium on Isotope Geology, Bariloche, Argentina, 13-17 April.
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG, Australian Earth Science Convention 2008, Perth, 20-24 July, presented a talk on “In situ measurement of sulphur isotope ratios: New developments and results using the SHRIMP”.
Mr C.M. FANNING, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research / International Arctic Science Committee International Polar Year Open Science Conference, St Petersburg, Russia, 8-11 July, presented a paper entitled “Isotopic constraints on the provenance of Patagonian and Antarctica Peninsula turbidites; implications for plate reconstructions”.
Mr C.M. FANNING, The 2008 SHRIMP Workshop, St Petersburg, Russia, 29 June – 4 July.
Mr C.M. FANNING, VI South American Symposium of Isotope Geology, San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, 13-17 April, presented an invited keynote talk entitled “An overview of current and new research dealing with micro-chronology (U-Pb ion microprobe) and micro-isotope geochemistry (Lu-Hf and Oxygen isotope studies)” and co-authored a number of other presentations.
Mr C.M. FANNING, Australian Earth Sciences Conference, Perth, 20-24 August, presented a paper entitled “Age constraints on the Sturtian Glaciation in Adelaide Geoscyncline, South Australia and the Pocatelo Formation of Idaho, USA indicate that there was no single Sturtian Snowball”.
Mr C.M. FANNING, Selwyn Symposium 2008, Melbourne, 25 September, presented an invited paper entitled “Age constraints for the Sturtian Glaciation; data from the Adelaide Geoscyncline, South Australia and Pocatello Formation, Idaho, USA”.
Mr C.M. FANNING conducted fieldwork in the Sierras Pampeanas, Argentina, 24 April to 2 May, in Mendoza Province, Argentina, 15-20 November and in Tierra del Fuego, Chile, 27 November – 8 December.
Mr S. Hui, 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, Texas, 10-14 March co-authored a poster “Petrography and Chemistry of Cosmic Spherules from the Lewis Cliff, Antarctica” (presented by Dr M.D. Norman).
Mr S. Hui, Australian Earth Sciences Convention, Perth, Australia, 20-24 July, co-authored a poster entitled “Petrography and Chemistry of Cosmic Spherules from the Lewis Cliff, Antarctica” (presented by Dr M.D. Norman).
Mr S. Hui, 8th Australian Space Science Conference, Canberra, Australia, 29 September – 1 October, presented a talk entitled “Geochemistry and analysis of Apollo 16 lunar impact glasses: Preliminary Results”.
Ms. E.S. Kiseeva, EurISPet (European Intensive Seminars of Petrology) in Canberra (Australia), 31 January – 9 February.
Ms. E.S. Kiseeva, 9th International Kimberlite Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, 10-15 August, presented a poster entitled “The role of carbonated eclogite in kimberlite and carbonatite petrogenesis”.
Dr M.D. NORMAN, Goldschmidt Conference, Vancouver, Canada 13-18 July, presented a paper entitled “Age and origin of Apollo 16 feldspathic fragmental breccias”.
Dr M.D. NORMAN, Australian Earth Science Convention, Perth, Australia, 21 – 25 July, presented two papers entitled “New perspectives on the lunar cataclysm from crater density populations” and “A new type of basaltic eucrite: clues to early differentiation of igneous asteroids”.
Dr M.D. NORMAN, 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, USA, 5-9 December, presented an invited paper entitled “The lunar cataclysm: status and prospects”.
A. Rosenthal, Goldschmidt Conference 2008, Vancouver, Canada, 13-18 July, (as part of Mervyn and Katalin Paterson Fellowship), gave an oral presentation entitled “Melting of residual eclogites with variable proportions of quartz/coesite” and co-authored a second oral presentation entitled “Clarification of the influence of water on mantle wedge melting”.
A. Rosenthal, 9th International Kimberlite Conference, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 10-15 August, (as part of Mervyn and Katalin Paterson Fellowship), presented two posters entitled “New insights into the genesis of peridotite-pyroxenite layers: Western Gneiss Region, Norway” and “Origin of kamafugite magmas in the East African Rift of western Uganda” and co-authored an oral presentation entitled “Experimental melting of peridotites in the presence of CO2 and H2O at 40-60kbar”.
A. Rosenthal, Marie Curie EURISPET Seminar on “Isotopes Applied to Petrological Problems”, Canberra, Australia, 31 January - 9 February, presented a talk and a poster.
A. Rosenthal, Marie Curie EURISPET Seminar on “Petrology of the lithosphere in extensional settings”, Budapest, Hungary, 21 - 31 August, presented a talk and a poster.
Dr G. Yaxley, 9th International Kimberlite Conference, Frankfurt, Germany, 10-15 August, presented a paper entitled “Ni in garnet thermometry - a new experimental calibration at 3.0 – 4.5 GPa of Ni-Mg exchange between garnet and olivine at upper mantle pressures”.

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EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Earth Chemistry

Dr Y. AMELIN is Associate Editor, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
Dr Y. AMELIN is a member of the editorial board, Chemical Geology.
Dr J.J. BROCKS, Associate Editor, PALAIOS, a Journal of the Society of Sedimentary Geology.
Dr J.J. BROCKS, Editor, Chemical Geology.
Dr M. Forster routinely reviewed manuscripts for Journal of Geophysical Research (Solid Earth) and Lithos.
Dr. M. Honda, Associate Editor, Geochemical Journal.
Prof T.R. IRELAND is an Associate Editor of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
Dr D. RUBATTO, Associated Editor, Lithos.
Dr D. RUBATTO, Editorial Board, Chemical Geology
Dr D. RUBATTO, Editorial Review Board, Journal of Metamorphic Geology.

Earth Environment

Prof. P. DE DECKKER is on the editorial board of Journal of Paleolimnology, Palaeogeography-Palaeoclimatology-Palaeoecology, and Journal of Marine Micropaleontology
Dr S. EGGINS, Editorial Board, Quaternary Geochronology.
Dr K.E. Fitzsimmons, Editor, Quaternary Australasia.
Prof. R. GRÜN is the Editor-in-Chief of Quaternary Geochronology, associate editor of the Journal of Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences and member of the Editorial Boards of Quaternary Science Reviews and Radiation Measurements.
Mr I. MOFFAT, Associate Editor, Exploration Geophysics.
Dr B. OPDYKE, Editor, Geology
Prof. B.J. PILLANS, Editorial Board, Quaternary Science Reviews.
Dr G. YOUNG, Editorial Board, Alcheringa; Guest editor, Palaeoworld (IGCP 491 special issue).

Earth Materials

Dr A.G. CHRISTY, Editorial Board, Mineralogical Magazine.
Dr A.G. CHRISTY, Editorial Board, Central European Journal of Geosciences.
Prof S.F. COX continued as a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of Journal of Structural Geology and Geofluids.
Dr J.D. FITZ GERALD, Editorial Board, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals.
Dr J. HERMANN, Associate Editor, LITHOS.
Prof I. JACKSON, Member Editorial Board, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
Prof G. LISTER, Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research, American Geophysical Union.
Prof H. St.C. O’NEILL, Editorial Board, Chemical Geology; Editorial Board, Elements; and Editorial Board, eEarth.
Dr D.C. “BEAR” McPHAIL, Guest Editor, Chemical Geology, for Geofluids IV, April 2009.
Dr U. TROITZSCH, Reviewer, Journal of the American Ceramic Society.

Earth Physics

Prof. R.W. GRIFFITHS, Associate Editor, Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Prof. R.W. GRIFFITHS, member of the Editorial Committee for the Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics.
Prof. B.L.N. KENNETT, Member of Advisory Editorial board for Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors and Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
Dr S.H. Pozgay, Associate Editor for special issue entitled “The Izu-Bonin-Mariana Subduction System: A Comprehensive Overview” in Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems
Dr P. TREGONING is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth.

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)

NEVILLE EXON, Editorial Board, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences.

PRISE

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG, Editorial Board, Journal of African Earth Sciences.
Dr M.D. NORMAN, Editorial Board, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences and Open Mineralogy Journal.
Dr G. Yaxley coordinated production of 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 Y. AMELIN translated from Russian into English the preface by Victor Safronov (one of the founders of modern planetary physics) on Minoru Ozima's book "The History of the Earth". The material will be published in Eos.
Dr V.C. BENNETT presented a lecture on "Introduction to Radiogenic Isotope Tracers" at the EURISPET School, Canberra, 1-10 February.
Dr J.J. BROCKS was interviewed by Nature and several journalists about his publication "Reassessing the first appearance of eukaryotes and cyanobacteria".
Dr. S.J. Fallon hosted two students from the CSIRO Student Research Scheme.
Dr M. Forster visited Assoc Prof David Phillips at the University of Melbourne, Argon Laboratory, 27 March.
Dr M. Forster visited Dr Fred Jourdan at the Western Australian Argon Isotope Facility, Curtin University, 23 July.
Dr M. Forster attended the TANG3O workshop and meeting at University Queensland on 27-28 November.
Ms C. GREGORY participated in "Rock your World" at Questacon, presented by the Research School of Earth Sciences, 7 June, Canberra.
Dr D. RUBATTO organised the EURISPET international postgraduate school, Canberra, 1-9 February 2008, an event within the EURISPET Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses.
Dr D. RUBATTO organised an outreach day at Questacon under the theme "Rock your World" on June 7 2008.  
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS hosted a visit to the SHRIMP laboratory by students attending the National Youth Science Forum, 3 and 17 January.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS hosted a visit to the SHRIMP laboratory by students and teachers from Radford College, 7 April.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS joined many other staff and students from RSES as an explainer at Earth Science Day at Questacon, 7 June.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS was a member of the organising committee for EURISPET08, held at RSES, 1 - 8 February. He presented a lecture entitled "An introduction to U-Pb geochronology (from a SHRIMPers point of view)" and was one of the guides for the 2-day geological field trip.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS attended the 2008 SHRIMP Workshop, St Petersburg, Russia, 29 June - 4 July. He presented a paper entitled " Measuring SHRIMP U-Pb ages of Palaeozoic zircons: Can we do better?".
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS attended the Workshop on Data Handling in LA U-Th-Pb Geochronology, Vancouver, Canada, 12 - 13 July.

Earth Environment

Prof. P. DE DECKKER was a keynote speaker at an EGU session in Vienna on “Aeolian dust”, and also on “Deep-sea canyons to the evolution of the Lacepede Shelf” at the Australasian Quaternary Association at Victor Harbour, SA.
Dr A. DUTTON, Pages Workshop on Empirical constraints on sea-level rise over the next century, Bern, Switzerland, 25-29 August, presented an invited paper entitled, Sea level reconstructions from submerged speleothems of Argentarola Cave, Italy.”
Dr A. DUTTON participated in the “Rock Your World” day at Questacon and gave two lectures on climate change to Questacon visitors.
Dr S. EGGINS participated in the “Ocean Acidification: Australian Impacts in the Global Context” workshop in Hobart, June 2008, hosted by the ACE CRC.
Dr M.J. ELLWOOD was interviewed on radio about the growth of sponges in the deep ocean. Approximately 3 minute interview with Leigh Hatcher, ABC Radio Canberra, broadcast at 4.30 pm 26 July.
Dr K.E. FITZSIMMONS was guest lecturer at Aberystwyth University, UK, and Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre, UK.
Dr K.E. FITZSIMMONS is a regular contributor on the Fuzzy Logic Popular Science radio show, 2XX FM.
Dr M.K. GAGAN was interviewed in July by Eric Hand of Nature magazine (Coral isotopes show quake history, v. 454, p. 378, 2008) regarding the use of carbon isotopes in corals to reconstruct submarine earthquake recurrence intervals.
Dr M.K. GAGAN was interviewed in November for television, radio, newspaper, and web-site postings regarding a publication in Nature Geoscience (v. 1: 849-853, 2008) entitled Recent intensification of tropical climate variability in the Indian Ocean.
Miss T.E. KELLY had her research reported in ScienceWise, the ANU College of Science magazine, in an article titled "How Wombats are Getting Their Teeth into the Climate Change Debate: the climate history of Willandra Lakes" (also available online at http://sciencewise.anu.edu.au/articles/wombats)
Prof M.T. McCULLOCH gave a presentation on ‘Response of coral reefs to rapidly increasing ocean acidification’ at the workshop on ‘Ocean Acidification: Australian Impacts in the Global Context’ sponsored by the Department of Climate Change in Hobart Tasmania in June 2008.
Prof. M.T. McCULLOCH was interviewed on ABC radio Brisbane regarding Ocean acidification, September 2008.
Prof. M.T. McCULLOCH was interviewed by ABC radio Adelaide regarding his plenary presentation at the at the 11th International Coral reef Symposium in Florida.
Prof. M.T. McCULLOCH presented a talk entitled “Coral Reefs Acid Trip” at the ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies Public Symposium, Canberra, Academy of Science, October.
Prof. M.T. McCULLOCH presented a talk entitled “Coral Reefs in a High CO2 World”at the  Botanic Gardens, Canberra in November.
Prof. M.T. McCULLOCH gave a presentation entitled ‘Coral reefs and Global Change: an Australian Perspective’ to the Department of the Environment and Heritage in Canberra in November 2008.
Mr I. MOFFAT contributed to a newspaper article discussing research, Bone hunters search for Meadows’ secrets, The Courier, 03/10/08
Mr I. MOFFAT contributed to a newsletter article discussing research, Inland Northwest Queensland Archaeological Excavation, Southern Gulf links, October 2008.
Mr I. MOFFAT presented to the Meadows Primary School, South Australia about the application of geophysical to locating historic graves 28/11/08
Mr I. MOFFAT was interviewed by Radio 99.3 FM:
A Modern Australian Explorer, Sydney, 05/10/08
The Use of Geophysics for Historical Graves, Sydney, 22/10/08.
Mr I. MOFFAT contributed to a newsletter article discussing research, History and Archaeology: Working as One, Looking East: Newsletter of the City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters, 2008.
Mr I. MOFFAT contributed to a magazine article discussing research, Aboriginals and academics bury bones of contention, New Scientist, 9/9/08.
Mr I. MOFFAT made a television appearance using geophysical techniques to locate clandestine burials, Missing Persons Unit, Channel Nine, 29/5/08
Mr I. MOFFAT contributed to a magazine article discussing research, How wombats are getting their teeth into the climate change debate: The climate history of the Willandra Lakes, Science Wise Magazine, Vol. 5, Num 2, March/April 2008.
Mr I. MOFFAT contributed to a newsletter article discussing research, The Search for Casurina’s Lost Anchor, The Link: DEH Volunteer News, Issue 14, 11/01/08
Mr I. MOFFAT gave a lecture in the  Department of Archaeology Public Lecture Series, Flinders University, 2008, MOFFAT, I., Wallis, L.A., Chang, N. and Beale, A., “Locating Historic Graves with Geophysical Techniques”.
Mr I. MOFFAT was a co-presenter to the Forensic Science Society of South Australia, 2008, Wallis, L.A. and Moffat, I., “Understanding the interplay between archaeology, geophysics and forensics: Case studies including the Woolgar Aboriginal Massacre, the Maesbury Street Cemetery, Sellheim Cemetery and Ngarrindjeri burials”.
Dr B. OPDYKE does regular interviews on community radio, focussed on Climate Change issues.
Dr B. OPDYKE gave regular Climate Change talk to Melrose HS Students, in 2008 Dr B. OPDYKE gave a Climate Change talk to Public School Science Teachers as well as helped with a special Science teachers field trip showing the Geology around Canberra.
Ms J SUTTON participated in the “Rock Your World” day at Questacon.
Dr P. TREBLE was interviewed for The West Australian newspaper for the article “Drying caves studied for climate change link” which appeared 14/7/2008, for ECOS magazine “Caves provide new clues to Australian climate” on 28/10/08. Dr Treble was also interviewed for Bush Telegraph “Stalagmites and rainfall” on ABC Radio National on 1/2/2008. Her research also featured in The Sydney Morning Herald “Stalagmites’ nuclear touch a record of climate change” 23/1/08.
Dr J. TROTTER participated in the “Ocean Acidification: Australian Impacts in the Global Context” workshop in Hobart, June 2008, hosted by the ACE CRC.
Dr J. TROTTER was interviewed by international and local media about her recent publication in “Science”, covering Ordovician palaeoseawater temperatures and links with major marine biodiversification events. Media coverage included ABC radio, Deutschlandfunk, National Geographic, The Australian, The Advertiser, Geonieuws (Dutch Geological Assoc.), ScienceNetwork WA, Forskning (Norwegian research and science portal), Science Education News, and Sea Technology.
Dr J. TROTTER participated in the ARC Major Grants Announcements Expo at Parliament House, October 2008, highlighting the success of Discovery Project Proposal DP0986505 “Ocean Acidification in a Rapidly Increasing CO2 World” submitted by Prof. M McCulloch, Dr J Trotter, and Prof. R Dunbar.
Dr G. YOUNG conducted daily geology walks for members of the public during the ANU Open Week at Kioloa Field Station in January, demonstrating the Permian geology and palaeontology at Merry Beach. He also gave an evening public lecture on ‘Ancient fossil fish from Australia’. He was interviewed on ABC 666 on 29 May about the Nature paper reporting the oldest evidence of vertebrate live birth; this received wide media attention across the world. An article on the significance of fossil fish collections at ANU was published in The Canberra Times (July 13, 2008).

Earth Materials

Dr A.G. CHRISTY assisted Prof D.J. ELLIS and Dr S.G. BEAVIS in delivering presentations at ANU to approximately 70 High School StudentS From the NSW South Coast, July 2008.
Prof S.F. COX presented a 3 day structural geology training workshop for Barrick Gold Ltd geoscientists and undergraduates of the University of Papua New Guinea during a research field visit to the Porgera gold mine (PNG) in October.
Dr J. HERMANN presented a talk at the Earth Science Day at Questacon (7 June) on “How to make Diamonds”.
Dr J. HERMANN coordinated two visits of students participating at the National Youth Science Forum at RSES.
Prof G. LISTER was interviewed on television about the Sichuan Earthquake, China. 
Dr D.C. “BEAR” McPHAIL gave an interview with Serena Locke of Radio 666, Canberra (13 October, 2008) on groundwater in the Lower Murrumbidgee Catchment, the subject of a new ARC Linkage Grant starting in 2009.
Dr D.C. “BEAR” McPHAIL provided independent expert commentary on the environmental impacts of potential uranium mining and transport of copper and uranium ore near Alice Springs, NT for the Alice Springs News, November-December 2008.
Dr D.C. “BEAR” McPHAIL represented RSES and the ANU on the Minerals Tertiary Education Council (MTEC), which is education and training body of the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA).
Dr D.C. “BEAR” McPHAIL represented RSES and the ANU on the Central Coast and Western NSW branch committee of the Australian Institute of Minerals and Metallurgy (AusIMM).
Dr D.C. “BEAR” McPHAIL represented RSES and the ANU for the Anglo American Scholarship in Applied Geochemistry (3rd- and 4th-year undergraduate scholarship).
Dr D.C. “BEAR” McPHAIL hosted a visiting group of students from the University of the 3rd age for a tour of Earth and Marine Science displays and facilities (4 April, 2008).
Dr D.C. “BEAR” McPHAIL gave a lecture on acid mine drainage to a group of school students as part of the Australian School Innovation in Science, Technology and Mathematics (ASISTM) outreach program coordinated by David Ellis and Sara Beavis (28 July 2008).
Dr D. MICKLETHWAITE participated in the QUESTACON public outreach event.
Dr U. TROITZSCH coordinated ANU Open Day activities for the Earth and Marine Sciences Education Program.

Earth Physics

Prof. B.L.N. KENNETT gave a number of radio interviews on issues related to earthquakes and tsunamis.
Dr R.C. KERR and Mr J. ROBERTSON gave presentations on earth science to students at Aranda Primary School, Orana Primary School, and the Australian Science Festival.
Several members of the GFD Group introduced Year 11 students at the ANU Secondary College to the variety of research undertaken in the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.
Dr. N. RAWLINSON ran a four week course in seismology (EMSC8002) as part of the RSES Earth Physics Masters course.
Dr M.L. RODERICK presented an address entitled “The surface water balance: how is it panning out?” at the Annual General Meeting of the Geological Society of Australia (Canberra Branch), 15 April.
Dr M.L. RODERICK presented a public lecture titled “Climate Change and Water: Getting the Big Picture Right” at the National Science Festival, 21 August.
Dr M.L. RODERICK is the nominated “Scientist-in-Schools” representative at Radford College and ran a 1 day workshop on “Climate change and water” for the science teaching staff on 30 June.
Dr M. SALMON and Dr P. ARROUCAU were part of the organisation committee for the RSES Questacon earth science day. They helped plan and implement the seismology component. 7 June.
Dr H. TKALCIC gave two invited talks; at the University of Zagreb, Croatia and the University of Belgrade, Serbia, entitled: “Modern global seismology and things that Jules Verne didn’t know on his journey to the centre of the earth”.
Dr P. TREGONING was invited to give a presentation at the Australia-China Remote Sensing Symposium at the Australian Academy of Science in November 2008. He also attended the AuScope Workshop in October 2008

PRISE

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG was invited to participate in a Field Workshop on the Limpopo Belt – International Field Laboratory, in the Limpopo Province, South Africa from 13 – 19 July.
Mr S. Hui was a demonstrator at the Questacon “Rock Your World” Day 7th June 2008.
Ms E.S. Kiseeva gave a talk at the A. P. Karpinsky Russian Geological Research Institute during her visit in Saint-Petersburg in July, 2008.
Dr M.D. NORMAN was interviewed by ABC regional radio stations about planetary science activities at the July 2008 Australian Earth Science Convention, Perth.
A. Rosenthal wrote a 'Student Profile' for CoS international postgraduate prospectus, published in the ANU College of Science prospectus 2009: “Anja”. Science Graduate Prospectus, ANU, College of Science, p. 46. This is a printed publication aimed at recruiting international and interstate postgraduate students at ANU.
A. Rosenthal participated in an ANU Workshop in Science Communication.
Dr G. Yaxley was invited to participate as a lecturer in the EurISPet Workshop held in Budapest in August.
Dr G. Yaxley presented a seminar at GEMOC, Macquarie University in May, entitled “Melting of heterogeneous upper mantle – implications for magma genesis”.

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TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Earth Chemistry

Dr J.J. BROCKS taught 'Early evolution of life on Earth (and other planets?)' in Geol3022 Planetary Science.
Dr J.J. BROCKS taught the 'Carbon Cycle' as part of the 'Global Cycles' course EMSC3027.
Dr M. Forster taught the Honours course "Reading Rocks".
Prof T.R. IRELAND convened and taught the Planetary Geology course (EMSC 3022), and participated in a course on the Nuclear Cycle (PHYS 8205) and the Field Geology Course (EMSC 1007).
Dr D. RUBATTO coordinated and taught (60%) "Chemistry of Earth and Oceans", a 2nd year undergraduate course (GEOL2015).
Dr D. RUBATTO taught "U-Pb dating of high-grade metamorphism" at the EURISPET international postgraduate school, Canberra, 1-9 February 2008.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS ran an intensive hands-on training course in SHRIMP analysis procedures for new SHRIMP users at Australian Scientific Instruments, 24 September - 17 October.

Earth Environment

Prof. P. DE DECKKER taught 2nd year Marine Palaeontology and Evolution of Life and shared the teaching of the 3rd year course Environmental and Regolith Geoscience, together with Prof. B. Pillans.
Prof. P. DE DECKKER taught one week in the 1st year course The Blue Planet.
Prof. P. DE DECKKER taught the 3rd year course on Carbonate Reef Field Studies in New Caledonia. Several staff form the IRD [Institut de Recherche pour Le Dévelopement] in Nouméa participated in the teaching activities and staff helped ferry students to the island which the students mapped as part of their work. The course commenced in 2007 and continued into 2008.
Dr A. DUTTON taught a 2-week section of the Surficial Processes course (EMSC 2014).
Dr A. DUTTON participated as a field instructor for one day of the field mapping course near Wee Jasper.
Dr A. DUTTON taught a component of Introduction to Earth Science in the Field (EMSC 1007) which included 6-days on site at the Kioloa campus.
Dr S. EGGINS taught a third year course Special Topics (EMSC 3050).
Dr S. EGGINS with Dr M. ELLWOOD (40:60) taught the third year course Marine Biogeochemistry (EMSC 3023).
Dr S. EGGINS taught a week long unit on marine chemistry and a related fieldwork component in the 1st year course Blue Planet (EMSC 1006).
Dr M.J. ELLWOOD coordinated and taught the third year course Marine Biogeochemistry (EMSC 3023).
Dr M.J. ELLWOOD taught the third year course Special Topics (EMSC 3050).
Dr M.J. ELLWOOD taught the second year course Chemistry of the Earth and Oceans (EMSC 2015).
Dr K.E. FITZSIMMONS gave a guest lecture and laboratory tour for the ANU Centre for Archaeological Research workshop for Honours and Masters students.
Dr M.K. GAGAN taught a section on stable isotope geochemistry for the Earth and Marine Science course Chemistry of the Earth and Oceans (EMSC2015, second semester)
Dr M.K. GAGAN served as 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 a 6 unit course Scientific dating techniques and isotope analysis for archaeology and palaeoanthropology (BIAN 3010/6510) at the Dept. of Archaeology and Anthropology, ANU.
Miss T.E. KELLY taught as a lab and field demonstrator in SRES1004, Australia's Environment.
Ian MOFFAT was the principal lecturer for the subject “Introduction to Archaeological Geophysics”, Department of Archaeology, Flinders University.
Ian MOFFAT was a sessional lecturer in “Indigenous Archaeology Field School”, “Archaeological Field Methods Field School” and “Archaeological Field Methods”, Department of Archaeology, Flinders University. 
Dr B. OPDYKE has taught the following course units:
EMSC1006 The Blue Planet including Course Coordinator 2 hour Lectures (given), attended 15 Lectures, planned and ran a 2 day field trip, tutored 5 practicals (each repeated 4 times) and helped mark them, marked field reports, helped mark the exams, 6 one hour tutorials, 126 Students
EMSC2014 Surficial Processes including 30 lectures, 9 (2 hour) practicals, 2 day field trip.
EMSC2012 Introduction to Structural and Field Geology including 6 full days in the field.
EMSC3027 Global Cycles including Course Coordinator, attended all 39 lectures, 18 students.
EMSC3019 Coral Reefs including 7 Days in the field, 3 full days travel.
Prof. B. PILLANS gave 12 lectures and co-convened EMSC3026 “Environmental and regolith geoscience” (third year undergraduate course, second semester)
Dr G. YOUNG taught the vertebrate palaeontology part of the ‘Marine Palaeontology and Evolution’ course (EMSC 2019).
Dr G. YOUNG had one student (D. Evans) on a special topic project during first semester (GEOL 3050).

Earth Materials

Dr A.G. CHRISTY co-convened (with Prof D.J. Ellis), demonstrated all practicals and delivered some lectures in EMSC 2017 Mineralogy, first semester, 2008.
Dr A.G. CHRISTY demonstrated all practicals and delivered some lectures in EMSC 2020 Lithosphere, second semester, 2008.
Dr A.G. CHRISTY delivered lectures and practicals in the Master of Nuclear Science course PHYS 8205 The Nuclear Fuel Cycle, August 2008.
Dr A.G. CHRISTY taught for the first week of the field course EMSC 1007 Introduction to Earth Sciences in the Field, November 2008.
Prof S.F. COX taught EMSC2012 Introduction to Structural and Field Geology, EMSC3002 Structural Geology and Tectonics, and portions of EMSC1007 as part of the RSES Earth and Marine Science Education program.
Dr J. HERMANN was convener of the course “Magmatism and Metamorphism” (EMSC 3024) and taught 15 hours of lectures, 36 hours of practicum and one day of excursion.
Dr J. HERMANN taught one hour at the course “Chemistry of Earth and Oceans” (EMSC 2019).
Dr J. HERMANN taught one day at the course “Introduction to Earth Science in the field” (EMSC 1007).
Prof I. JACKSON coordinated and co-taught PHYS3070 Physics of the Earth (with Drs. H. TKALCIC and P. TREGONING) and PEAT8011 Introduction to Earth Materials (with Prof H.St.C O’NEILL and Dr J.D. FITZ GERALD).
Prof G. LISTER taught third year Geology Field Camp (GEOL 3001).
Dr D.C. 'BEAR' McPHAIL coordinated and delivered the 3rd-year course EMSC3025 Groundwater, co-coordinated and taught 6 weeks of the 2nd-year course CHEM2204 Environmental Chemistry, co-coordinated and delivered part of the MTEC Honours course Regolith Geoscience for Mineral Exploration.
Mr N.D. TABILY tutored in first year earth science and third year economic geology courses.
Dr  U. TROITZSCH taught several lectures and practicals about X-ray Diffraction, X-ray Fluorescence, and Clay Mineralogy, as part of the undergraduate courses Mineralogy (EMSC2017) and Chemistry of the Earth and Oceans (EMSC2015).

Earth Physics

Dr P. ARROUCAU – Computer based practical course, Seismology (EMSC 8002).
Dr G.F. DAVIES taught the Physics of the Earth Honours and Masters course Plate Tectonics and Mantle Dynamics (EMSC8016).
Dr. G.F. DAVIES taught two weeks of Global Cycles and Paleoceanography (GEOL3027).
Dr A.McC. HOGG taught The Blue Planet (GEOL1006).
Dr A.McC. HOGG and Dr M. RODERICK taught Ocean and Atmosphere Modelling (EMSC3029).
Drs G.O. HUGHES, A.McC. HOGG and R.C. KERR, and Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS taught Physics of Fluid Flows (PHYS3034 and EMSC8004).
Prof. B.L.N. KENNETT – “Research Methods and Management”, a component of the Masters Course in Physics of the Earth and a component of EMSc1007 “Earth Sciences in the Field”.
Prof. B.L.N. KENNETT presented a set of lectures on “Imaging the Earth” as part of the Global Centre of Excellence in Deep Earth Studies at Ehime University, Japan – he was the first international lecturer in the new CoE.
Dr S.H. POZGAY taught laboratory practicals for Seismology (PEAT 8002). Dr S.H. POZGAY taught laboratory practicals for Physics of the Earth (PHYS 3070).
Dr. N. RAWLINSON ran a four week course in seismology (EMSC8002) as part of the RSES Earth Physics Masters course.
Dr M.L. RODERICK conducted lectures, for two weeks, on the hydrologic cycle as part of the third year course titled Global Cycles and Paleooceanography (EMSC3027).
Dr M.L. RODERICK conducted lectures, for two days, on surveying and mapping as part of the first year course titled Introduction to Earth Science in the Field (EMSC1007).
Dr M.L. RODERICK convenes the Bachelor of Global and Ocean Sciences (Hons) degree program.
Dr M. SALMON taught the earthquake magnitude lab class for Seismology masters course (EMSC8002).
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE taught a graduate course geophysical inversion at California Institute of Technology, USA, during his sabbatical visit there.
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE supervised the research project of Mr. Peter Crosthwaite as part of the Physics of the Earth Master’s course.
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE taught the pre-meeting short course on geophysical inversion at Colorado School of mines industry sponsors meeting in May 2008.
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE gave a guest lecture in the 3rd year undergraduate course (PHYS3070) entitled ‘Physics of the Earth’.
Dr H. TKALCIC taught an undergraduate course “Physics of the Earth” with Prof I. Jackson and Dr P. Tregoning (PHYS 3070), Faculty of Science (second semester).
Dr H. TKALCIC took a share in teaching a Masters course “Seismology” (PEAT 8002), Faculty of Science), with Dr. Rawlinson (first semester).
Dr P. TREGONING taught the Master’s course EMSC8009 “Melting polar ice sheets, sea level rise and climate change” and also taught 1/3 of the course PHYS3070 “Physics of the Earth”. He is the Masters Coordinator at RSES and was the sub-Coordinator of the Physics of the Earth Honours programme.

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HONOURS AND MASTERS SUPERVISION

Earth Chemistry

Dr J.J. BROCKS supervised the Honours project of Ms A. Green, The Evolution of Sterol Biomarkers in the Proterozoic.
Dr J.J. BROCKS co-supervised the Honours project of Mr C. Munday, Characterising the Microflora of Aeolian Dust and its Sources in Australia.
Dr J.J. BROCKS co-supervised the honours project of Ms M. Bausch (Marum, University of Bremen), Molecular Signatures of Biological Soil Crusts and Salt Lakes of South Australia.
Dr M. Forster supervised two honours projects: Ms C. Firth on the character of the greenschist overprint on the HP rocks on Ios Greece, and of Ms Jia-Urnn Lee on the microstructural character of shear zones within the Lesser Himalaya, NW India.
Mr R. Schinteie assisted in the laboratory supervision of honors student Ms A. Green.

Earth Environment

Prof. P. DE DECKKER supervised Mr G. Nash on ‘Aspects of the late Quaternary evolution of the Lacepede Shelf in South Australia”
Prof. P. DE DECKKER co-supervised the thesis of Mr C. Munday from the School of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  on the microflora of aerosols from the Lake Gnarpurt region of Victoria.
Dr A. DUTTON is supervising the honours project of Ms C. Thompson on “Diagenesis in Eocene tropical planktonic foraminifera”.
Ian MOFFAT is co-supervising the honors project of Mr. B Keys on “Geoarchaeology and Geochronology of the Gledswood One Rockshelter, North-west Queensland”, Department of Archaeology, Flinders University.
Dr B. OPDYKE has one current Honours student
Prof. P. DE DECKKER is co-supervising Ms L. Bean’s thesis on the fossil fish from Talbragar, NSW .
Prof. R. GRÜN supervised the Masters project of Ms W. Lees on Sr isotope tracing of human migration in Vanuatu.
Dr B. OPDYKE has one current Masters student
Dr GAVIN YOUNG supervised M.Sc student James Hunt and M.Phil student Greg Bell.
Dr D.C. “BEAR” McPHAIL supervised the three Honours projects of Mr J. McDonald on the Reactive Transport of Copper in Iron-Rich Regolith: Experiments and Modelling, Mr S. Biddlecombe on the Alteration Zoning at the Tusker Gold Deposit, Tanzania, and Ms L. Soroka on the Groundwater Geochemistry for Mineral Exploration in the Cobar Goldfields, NSW. He also co-supervised with Dr I. Roach (GA) the Honours project of Rhiannon Mann on the regolith characteristics and landscape evolution of the Tomingley Area, NSW.

Earth Materials

Dr A.G. CHRISTY and Prof D.J. ELLIS are supervising Mr A. Maulana in his M.Phil project on high-pressure rocks in subduction complexes of southwest Sulawesi, Indonesia
Dr M.-A. BONNARDOT supervised half-time the honours project of Mr T. O’Kane on the tectonic reconstruction of Papua New Guinea and full-time the intern Ms D. Tanner on relationship between transform/transfer faults and anorogenic alkaline trends in Namibia and Angola.
Dr J. HERMANN supervised two Honours projects of Ms. K. Boston on “P-T-t history of the, Sesia-Lanzo Zone, Western Alps” and Ms S. McAlpine on “An Investigation of the Contact metamorphic Overprint on Eclogite Facies Rocks, Sesia-Lanzo Zone, Western Alps”.
Prof I. JACKSON supervised the M. Sc. project of Mr R. Chopping on modeling the seismic signature of altered rocks in crustal shear zones.
Prof G. LISTER supervised the honours project of Mr A. Barker on a the large-scale tectonics of the Aegean Sea, Greece; b) Mr T. O’Kane on a the large-scale tectonics of PNG; and c) Ms I. Stenhouse on Geospeedometry using the garnet-ilmenite system
Dr D.C. “BEAR” McPHAIL supervised the three Honours projects of Mr J. McDonald on the Reactive Transport of Copper in Iron-Rich Regolith: Experiments and Modelling, Mr S. Biddlecombe on the Alteration Zoning at the Tusker Gold Deposit, Tanzania, and Ms L. Soroka on the Groundwater Geochemistry for Mineral Exploration in the Cobar Goldfields, NSW. He also co-supervised with Dr I. Roach (GA) the Honours project of Rhiannon Mann on the regolith characteristics and landscape evolution of the Tomingley Area, NSW.

Earth Physics

Dr A.McC. HOGG supervised the Honours project of Mr D. Hutchinson on “Wind Stress Parameterisation in the Southern Ocean”.
Dr G.F. DAVIES supervised the Masters project of Mr Chow Song Wei on “Thermal evolution of the Earth with plate bending”.
Dr H. TKALCIC supervised the Honours project of Myall Hingee, on a development of a real-time system for source parameter determination in the Australian region.
Dr H. TKALCIC supervised the final project (Engineering Degree) of Edward Leask, on studying the source of the 2007 Shark Bay, WA earthquake.
Dr H. TKALCIC supervised the GEOL 3050 special topic research project of Steven Petkovski, on studying the lithospheric structure under The Republic of Macedonia using teleseismic receiver functions.
Dr H. TKALCIC supervised the Ph.B. project of Daniel Leykam, on studying the Earth’s core using seismic data from Antarctica.

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OTHER MATTERS

Earth Chemistry

Dr V.C. BENNETT was on the Program Committee of the 2008 Goldschmidt Conference and was the theme organizer for the Early Earth sessions.
Dr V.C. BENNETT is on the Board of Directors of the Geochemical Society.
Dr V.C. BENNETT, member ANU Major Equipment Committee.
Dr V.C. BENNETT served as a member of the Petrology and Geochemistry Panel of the US National Science Foundation.
Dr J.J. BROCKS, Member of the ANU College Advisory Board.
Dr J.J. BROCKS was selected for the ANU Earl Career Development Program.
Dr J.J. BROCKS, Member of The ANU Early Career Think Tank.
Dr J.J. BROCKS, Selection Committee for the Stanley Miller Award (given to young scientists working in the field of the Origin of Life).
Professor I.H. CAMPBELL, Secretary General of the Commission for the Evolution of the Solid Earth, a sub-commission of the International Mineralogical Association; and is co-leader of the Commission for Large Igneous Provinces (LIP).
Dr M. Forster is a member for the TANG3O group, a national group involved in noble gas geochronology.
Dr M. Forster is a member for the OHS committee, RSES.
Dr M. Forster is a member of Organizing Committee for 2010 Australian Earth Science Conference to be held in Canberra.
Dr D. RUBATTO, Treasurer, Association for Research between Italy and Australasia.
Mr R. Schinteie assisted visiting student Ms M.M. Pawlowska (Cambridge University, UK) settle into the biogeochemistry laboratories (Jaeger 1) and showed her how to use equipment and teach principles of organic geochemistry.

Earth Environment

Mr M. AUBERT was awarded a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC): Rock-Art Science Task Group.
Prof. P. DE DECKKER is a member of the Australian IODP Council.
Dr A. DUTTON served as a member of the MARGO committee to promote Marine Geoscience in Australia.
Dr A. DUTTON is the treasurer for the Sedimentary Division of the Geological Society of Australia.
Dr A. Dutton is a member of the ANU Climate Initiative.
Dr M.K. GAGAN served as a member of the ANZIC Science Steering Committee for the Australian Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP).
Dr M.K. GAGAN is a member of the Australasian INTIMATE Project (INTegration of Ice, MArine and TErrestrial records of the Last Glacial Maximum and Termination), which is a core program of the INQUA Palaeoclimate Commission.
Dr M.K. GAGAN is a corresponding member of the INQUA Palaeoclimate Commission (PALCOMM).
Miss T.E. KELLY, Committee Member, ANU Postgraduate Representative Council (PRC).
Miss T.E. KELLY, Representative for Research School of Earth Sciences, Postgraduate and Research Student Association.
Miss T.E. KELLY, Representative for PARSA, University Research Committee.
Miss T.E. KELLY, Representative for PARSA, College of Science HDR Committee.
Miss T.E. KELLY, Committee Member and Newsletter Editor, Canberra Archaeological Society.
Prof. M.T. McCULLOCH, is a counsel member of the Australian Coral Reef Society, and attended the meetings in 2008.
Prof. M.T. McCULLOCH, participated Centre of Excellence, Scientific Management Meeting, Miami Florida July 2008.
Prof. M.T. McCULLOCH, organised a coral reef session entitled Lessons from the Past at the 11th International Coral reef Symposium, Florida USA.
Prof. M.T. McCULLOCH, attended the Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility Workshop in Townsville, Queensland.
Dr B. OPDYKE is the Chair of the Australian Sedimentologists Specialists Group (subdivision of the Geological Society of Australia)
Dr B. OPDYKE served on the Geological Society of Australia’s Executive council until July 2008.
Prof B.J. PILLANS, President, Stratigraphy & Chronology Commission, International Union for Quaternary Research.
Prof B.J. PILLANS, Vice President, Geological Society of Australia
Prof B.J. PILLANS, President, Australian & New Zealand Geomorphology Group
Prof B.J. PILLANS, Chair, Working Group on Lower/Middle Pleistocene Boundary, International Commission on Stratigraphy
Prof B.J. PILLANS, President, ACT Branch, Geological Society of Australia
Dr P. TREBLE began employment at the Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation in July 2008. She remains a Visiting Fellow at RSES, ANU until July 2009.
Dr GAVIN YOUNG is a Titular Member of the International Union of Geosciences Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy, and co-leader (with Prof ZHU MIN, Beijing) of IGCP Project 491 (‘Middle Palaeozoic Vertebrate Biogeography,
Palaeogeography and Climate’)

Earth Materials

Dr A.G. CHRISTY is Australian National Representative on the Commission for New Minerals and Mineral Classification of the International Mineralogical Association.
Dr A.G. CHRISTY is a member of the Pyrochlore Group Nomenclature subcommittee of the Commission for New Minerals and Mineral Classification.
Dr A.G. CHRISTY is co-ordinator for the Ph.B. program in the Earth Sciences disciplinary area, exclusive of Geophysics.
Prof I. JACKSON served as Executive Committee member and Vice-President, International Association for Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior, and as co-convenor of Symposium L1 Structure and dynamics of the lithosphere: observations, modelling and laboratory constraints, IASPEI General Assembly Capetown, South Africa 10-16 January 2009.
Prof H.St.C. O’NEILL serves on the Program Advisory Committee of the Bragg Institute, for the new OPAL Reactor at Lucas Heights, NSW.
Dr D.C. “BEAR” McPHAIL served on the Executive of the Cooperative Research Centre for Landscape Environments and Mineral Exploration, followed by serving as an alternate Board member representing ANU.

Earth Physics

Dr P. ARROUCAU collaborated with Telopea Park School (Barton, ACT) to develop “Sismos a l'Ecole”, a project aimed at setting up a seismic station in a school as a springboard for educational and scientific activities dealing with earthquakes and natural hazard.
Prof. B.L.N. KENNETT, Chair, Geological Society of Australia Specialist Group in Solid Earth Geophysics to July 2008.
Prof B.L.N. KENNETT, Member National Committee for Earth Sciences and Chair of Working Party on National Geotransects.
Dr H. TKALCIC was responsible for the managing of the seismic and infrasonic facility in Warramunga, NT.
Dr H. TKALCIC, with Dr. C Tarlowski, Mr. A. Arcidiaco and Mr. J. Li organised an effort for the major seismic data reformatting, reorganisation and building the acquisition tools to access the RSES archive of seismic data.
Dr H. TKALCIC hosted a three month long visit by Professor Vernon Cormier from the United States, sponsored by the VC’s Office.
Dr P. TREGONING was the Geodesy representative on the Program Committee of the Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting held in Cairns in August 2008.

PRISE

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG acted as the external supervisor and advisor for 2 PhD and 2 MSc students from South Africa and assisted RSES PhD students with analytical procedures, laboratory practice and interpretation of data for their theses and publication.
Dr M.D. NORMAN, Steering Committee, Australian Space Science Decadal Plan and Chair, Planetary Science Working Group.
Dr M.D. NORMAN, National Executive Committee, Geological Society of Australia.
Dr M.D. NORMAN, Program Committee, Australian Earth Science Convention, Perth.
A. Rosenthal acted as RSES Student Facilitator and initiated the RSES mentoring network for new PhD students.
A. Rosenthal coordinated organization of the inaugural RSES Student Conference (April 30th, 2008), aimed at facilitating exchange of recent scientific research results and experiences, including an oral presentation.
A. Rosenthal coordinated organization of the presentations in honour of Professor David H. Green's '18th birthday' (February 29th, 2008), including an oral presentation.
A. Rosenthal gave an invited talk at Utrecht University, The Netherlands within a Solid Rock Seminar Series.

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