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STAFF ACTIVITIES 2010

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

 



CONFERENCES AND OUTSIDE STUDIES

Earth Chemistry

Dr Y. AMELIN, 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, USA, March 1-5, 2010. Oral presentation. Followed by 5 day stay at Q-Z. Yin’s lab at the University of California Davis, Cr isotope analysis of chondrites.

Dr Y. AMELIN, 2010 Australian Earth Sciences Convention, Canberra, Australia, July 4-8, 2010. Oral presentation.

Dr Y. AMELIN, V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Knoxville, TN, USA, June 13-18, 2010. Oral presentation.

Dr Y. AMELIN, 10th Australian Space Science Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, September 27 - 30, 2010. Oral presentation.

Dr Y. AMELIN, 2010 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Denver, Colorado, USA, October 31 - November 3 , 2010. Oral presentation. Followed by visits to geochronological labs at the University of Toronto, Boise State University, and Geological Survey of Canada, to explore new developments in high-precision U-Pb geochronology.

Dr V.C. BENNETT, Goldschmidt Conference, Knoxville, USA, 13-18 June presented a talk entitled, "Hadean isotopic signatures in Mesoarchean Pillow Basalts".

Dr V.C. BENNETT, Australian Earth Sciences Convention, Canberra, 4-8 July, presented a talk on: "4.5 billion years of crust -mantle evolution from a modern isotopic perspective".

Dr V.C. BENNETT, Fifth International Archean Symposium, Perth, Western Australia, 5-9 Sept, presented a talk entitled: "The Hadean Earth as viewed from the Eoarchean rock isotopic record The Hadean Earth as viewed from the Eoarchean rock isotopic record".

Dr J.J. BROCKS – Session Chair and Speaker ‘The origin of biomarkers (molecular fossils) of eukaryotes and oxygenic cyanobacteria in Archean and Proterozoic rocks’, 20th Australian Earth Sciences Convention, 4-8 July 2010, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

Dr J.J. BROCKS – Session Chair and Invited Speaker ‘Molecular Fossils and the late rise of eukaryotes and oxygenic photosynthesis’, 13th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME), Seattle, USE, August 21 - 27, 2010.

Dr J.J. BROCKS – Chair and organizer, The 16th Biannual Australian Organic Geochemistry Conference (AOGC 2010), National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 7 – 10 December 2010.

Mr A. CHOPRA, Seminar at the School of Biomedical and Chemical Sciences of the University of Western Australia in Perth, 22 September, presented a talk entitled "What do the elements tell us about life in the universe?".

Mr A. CHOPRA, Seminar at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research of the University of Western Australia in Perth, 24 September, presented a talk entitled "What do the elements tell us about planets and life in the universe?".

Mr A. CHOPRA, Student Seminars of the Research School of Earth Sciences, 20 July, presented a talk entitled "Astrobiology: One step ahead of the bible".

Mr A. CHOPRA, Earth Chemistry Seminars at RSES, 2 July, presented a talk entitled " Sun → Earth → Crust → Biosphere → Life: What do the elemental abundances tell us?"

Mr A. CHOPRA, 2010 Planetary Science and Astrobiology Workshop, 10 June, presented a lightening talk entitled "Sun → Earth → Crust → Biosphere → Life: What do the elemental abundances tell us?"

Mr A. CHOPRA, 2010 ANU ResearchFest, 6 April, presented a poster entitled "What is Life made of?" (awarded 2nd prize).

Mr A. CHOPRA, Research School of Earth Sciences Student Conference, 7 October, presented a talk entitled "How did we get here? From the Big Bang to the Big Ben."

Mr A. CHOPRA, Australian Space Sciences Conference in Brisbane, Australia, 28 September, presented a talk entitled "Stars to Planets to Life: An Elemental Scheme.

Mr A. CHOPRA, Australian Earth Sciences Convention in Canberra, Australia, 5 July, presented a talk entitled "Sun → Earth → Crust → Biosphere → Life: What do the elemental abundances tell us?"

Mr A. CHOPRA, Australian Earth Sciences Convention in Canberra, Australia, 5 July, presented a poster entitled "Evolution of the stoichiometry of the essential elements of life."

Mr A. CHOPRA, Astrobiology Graduate Conference in Tällberg, Sweden, 14 June, presented a talk entitled "From stars to planets to life: What do the elemental abundances tell us?"

Mr A. CHOPRA, Astrobiology Science Conference in League City, Texas, USA, 27 April, presented a talk and a poster entitled "Sun → Earth → Crust → Biosphere → Life: Quantifying the elemental fractionations that led to life on Earth."

Mr A. CHOPRA, Gordon Research Conference and Seminars on Origin of Life, Galveston, Texas, USA, 10 January, presented a poster entitled "Evolution of the stoichiometry of the essential elements of life."

Ms T.A. EWING, Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2010, Canberra, Australia, 4-8 July, presented a paper entitled “Testing the behaviour of Hf isotopes in rutile in a high-temperature metamorphic environment”.

Ms T.A. EWING attended the EURISPET intensive short course on “High-temperature metamorphism and crustal melting”, Padova, Italy, 1-10 June.

Dr S. FALLON, Australian Organic Geochemistry Conference, Canberra, Australia, 8-9 December, presented a paper entitled “Using radiocarbon to monitor atmospheric CO2 storage”.

Dr M.A. FORSTER participated in workshop sessions at The National University of Athens with a small group of four academics and students on the geology of Evia, Greece.

Dr J. FOSTER, 5th SHRIMP Workshop, Beijing, China, 10-11 October, Presented paper entitled “Construction and development of SHRIMP SI, International Workshops on Zircon Geochronology, Beijing, 12-20 October.

Ms B. FRASL, Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2010, Canberra, Australia, 4-8 July, presented a poster entitled “Solar Wind Exposure Effects on Lunar Metal Grains”.

Ms B. FRASL, Planetary Science and Astrobiology Workshop, Canberra, Australia, 09-10 June.

Ms B. FRASL, Science Communication Workshop, Canberra, Australia, 2-30 September.

Dr M. HONDA attended the Goldschmidt Conference in Knoxville and the Australian Earth Sciences Convention in Canberra, and presented a paper entitled "Distinct neon isotope compositions found in polycrystalline diamonds and framesites from the Jwaneng kimberlite pipe, Botswana".

Dr. T. IIZUKA, Australian Earth Science Convention 2010, Canberra, Australia, 4-8 July, presented a paper entitled "In situ U-Pb and Sm-Nd isotopic systematics of monazites from metasediments in Mt. Narryer, Western Australia: Constraints on the tectonothermal history and provenance".

Dr. T. IIZUKA, 5th International Archean Symposium, Perth, Australia, 5-9 September, presented a paper entitled "U-Pb age, trace elements and Nd isotopes of monazites from metasediments in Mt. Narryer, Western Australia".

Mrs A. JARRETT, Abgradcon- Astrobiology Graduate Conference, Tallberg, Sweden, 14-18 June, presented a paper entitled "Sterane Biomarkers in the Proterozoic: Implications for Eukaryote Evolution".

Mrs A. JARRETT, Australian Earth Sciences Convention, Canberra, Australia, 4-8 July, presented a paper entitled "The Syngeneity of Sterane Biomarkers in the Proterozoic".

Mrs A. JARRETT, Australian Organic Geochemistry Convention, Canberra, Australia, 7-10 December, presented a poster entitled “Molecular Fossils and Iron Speciation of the Wallara-1 drillcore, Central Australia".

Ms H. JEON, Australian Earth Science Convention, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 4-8 July, presented a paper entitled "Implications of contrasting patterns of inherited zircon in the Late Palaeozoic granites of the Lachlan and New England fold belts".

Ms H. JEON, 5TH SHRIMP Workshop (Workshop on Advances in High-Resolution Secondary Ion Mass-Spectrometry (HR-SIMS) and LA-ICP-MS Geochronology, and Application to Geological Processes), Beijing, China, 10-16 October, presented a paper entitled "Probing the petrogenesis of I-type granites using inherited zircon: the case of the Carboniferous granites of the Lachlan Fold Belt, southeastern Australia".

Ms H. JEON, New England Orogen 2010 Conference, Armidale, NSW, Australia, 16-19 November, presented a paper entitled "Zircon U-Pb and O isotopic evidence for the age and source of the S-type Bundarra Supersuite granites, southern NEO."

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER attended and presented 9 papers at the Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon, largest astrobiology conference in the world) April 25 to April 30, 2010, League City, Houston, Texas organized by NASA’s National Astrobiology Institute:

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER attended and presented “Cancer’s Place in Evolution: insights from astrobiology" at Cancer Forum Workshop at Arizona State University, organized by Paul Davies, Center for the Convergence of Physical Science and Cancer Biology, Director, Beyond: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, June 2-4, 2010.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER attended and presented a paper “Earliest Divergences in the Tree of Life and Constraints on the Earliest Terrestrial Environments" (with Chopra) at the Australian Space Science Conference, Univ. Queensland, September 27-30, 2010.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER attended and presented a paper “A Simple Treatment of Complexity: Cosmological Entropic Boundary Conditions on the Evolution of Complexity” at the Templeton Conference “Is there a general principle of Increasing Complexity?”, Arizona State University, Organized by Paul Davies, Director of Beyond: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, December 10-12, 2010.

Emeritus Professor I. McDOUGALL attended the Australian Earth Sciences Convention, held in Canberra in July, 2010. As an Invited Speaker he presented a paper related to dating the level at which Homo sapiens fossils have been found at Kibish, southern Ethiopia. At ~195 ka, these are the oldest presently known, well-dated fossils of our own species.

Mr S. McKIBBIN, Australian Society Exploration Geophysicists – Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia Conference (23rd to 26th August, Sydney).

Mr S. McKIBBIN, ATP Innovations workshop – Successfully commercializing your PhD (8th and 9th September, Sydney).

Mr S. McKIBBIN, Australian Earth Sciences Conference (4th to 8th July 2010, Canberra).

Mr S. McKIBBIN, Australian Space Science Conference (27th to 30th September, University of Queensland, Brisbane).

Mr S. McKIBBIN, Paneth Kolloquium (27th to 30th October, Noerdlingen Germany).

Mr S. McKIBBIN, UK Young Planetary Scientists Forum (4th November, London England).

Mr S. McKIBBIN, Geoengineering: Taking control of our planet’s climate (8th and 9th November, London, England).

Mr S. McKIBBIN, Eurispet: Experimental Petrology and Rock Deformation (20th to 27th November, Zürich, Switzerland).

Dr D. RUBATTO, 2010 Australian Geoscience Convention, Canberra, July 4-8 presented a paper on “Inheritance and polymetamorphism in monazite: examples from Central Australia and the Alps”.

Dr D. RUBATTO, 2010 Meeting of the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology, Ferrara, Italy, 13-15 September 2010, presented a plenary lecture on “Microanalysis and internal structure of U-Pb minerals: from melting to sub-solidus recrystallization”.

Dr D. RUBATTO, presented an invited talk at the University Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France, at the Universities of Lausanne, Bern and Geneve, Switzerland.

Dr D. RUBATTO conducted field work in Sikkiim, India from 6-19 April.

Dr D. RUBATTO visited the University of Lausanne from August to December 2010.

Mr R. SCHINTEIE, 16th Australian Organic Geochemistry Conference, Canberra, Australia, 7-10 December, presented a talk entitled “Compound-specific carbon isotopic signatures of biomarkers from Precambrian evaporites: pitfalls, solutions and insights into ancient biogeochemistry”.

Mr R. SCHINTEIE, Australian Earth Science Convention, Canberra, Australia, 4-8 July, presented a talk entitled “Assessing microbial diversity during the deposition of a Neoproterozoic (c.800 Ma) saline giant: evaporites as an archive for Precambrian halophiles ”.

Mr A. STEPANOV, AESC, Canberra, 4-8 July, presented a poster entitled “Experimental Study Of Monazite/Melt Trace Element Partitioning”.

Mr A. STEPANOV attended EURISPET school in Padova, Italy and presented a poster entitled “Experimental Study Of Monazite/Melt Trace Element Partitioning”.

Ms J. THORNE, Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2010, Canberra, Australia, 4-8 July.

Ms J. THORNE conducted fieldwork with T.R Ireland and P. Holden at Mt Narryer, Western Australia from 17th-23rd October 2010.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS attended the Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2010, Canberra, where he presented a talk entitled The Svecofennian of Fennoscandia and Eastern Europe: a Lachlan Fold Belt analogue, 4–8 July.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS attended the New England Orogen 2010 Conference at the University of Armidale, 12–20 November.

Mrs I. ZHUKOVA, RSES Student Conference 2010, Canberra, Australia, 7 October, presented a paper entitled "The experimental study of Al diffusion in synthetic forsterite at different silica activities: preliminary results".

Mrs I. ZHUKOVA, European Intensive Seminars of Petrology (EURISPET), Zurich, Switzerland, 20-27 November, presented a paper entitled “The experimental determination of PGE solubilities in forsterite using diffusion to avoid the micronugget problem”.


Earth Environment

Mr. N. DARRENOUGUE, AESC (Australian Earth Sciences Convention) July 2010, Canberra, presented parts of his PhD research through an oral presentation entitled “Rhodoliths: new biogenic archives of environmental change?”.

Prof P. DE DECKKER attended the AMOS Conference and lead the associated fieldtrip to Lake George.

Prof P. DE DECKKER attended Lakes Advisory Committee meetings for the Corangmite Shire, Victoria on several occasions.

Prof P. DE DECKKER attended the Eden Marine Forum, 19-21 March.

Prof P. DE DECKKER attended the Dust Workshop, Lamont USA, 25-28 June.

Prof P. DE DECKKER attended the Peter Kershaw Symposium at Monash University, Melbourne, 1 November.

Ms A. DE LEON, Australian Earth Sciences Convention, Canberra 4-9 July, presented a paper entitled “The boron geochemistry of siliceous sponges from the Southern Ocean”.

Ms A. DE LEON attended ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies symposium, “Coral Reefs in a Changing Environment” 7-8 October.

Dr M.J. ELLWOOD attended the Australian Marine Science Association Conference and presented a talk entitled “Characterising the macro and micro-nutrient status of the North Tasman Sea”, Wollongong, 4-8 July 2010.

Dr M.J. ELLWOOD and Ms J.N. SUTTON attended the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting and presented the paper “Silicon isotopic fractionation in marine sponges: A new model for understanding silicon isotopic variations in sponges”, Portland, Oregon, USA, 22-26 February 2010.

Dr M.K. GAGAN, 1st Australasian 2k (Aus2K) PAGES Regional Workshop: Towards Data Synthesis, Melbourne, 31 May to 2 June, presented a paper entitled “The last 2,000 years in tropical Australasia: Towards a comprehensive climate analysis based on speleothems and corals”.

Dr M.K. GAGAN, Onshore Science Party for Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 325 (Great Barrier Reef Environmental Changes), Bremen, Germany, 2-16 July.

Dr M.K. GAGAN, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 325 (Great Barrier Reef Environmental Changes) Post-cruise Meeting, College Station, Texas, USA, 7-11 December.

Prof R. Grün gave a ten-hour lecture series on Quaternary Geochronology at the Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration, Beijing and was invited to give a seminar at the Dept of Geography, Peking University and the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana, Burgos. He gave seminars at the Research school of Biological Studies, ANU, and the John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU.

Mr S. HUI attended the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Workshop, 9th-10th June 2010 and presented a lightning talk entitled “Lunar Spherule Age Distributions: Gardening or Young Spike?”.

Mr S. HUI’s presentation at the Goldschmidt 2010 conference, Knoxville, Tennessee 13th -18th June – “Lunar Spherule Age Distributions: Gardening or Young Spike?” was given by Dr. F. Jourdan.

Mr S. HUI attended the Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2010, 4th-8th July and presented a Poster entitled “Records of Bombardment History: Provenance and Age Distribution of Lunar Impact Spherules from Apollo 16” and and an Oral Presentation “Provenance and Age Distribution of Lunar Impact Spherules from Apollo 16: Integration of Major and Trace Element Chemistry and 40Ar/39Ar Ages”.

Ms T.E. KELLY participated in the Terrestrial Archives of Past Climate and Biodiversity Change Workshop, Archaeology and Natural History, ANU. 2 – 6 February, 2010.

Ms T.E. KELLY attended The Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA) Annual Conference, International Research Centre for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, Japan, 1 - 3 December, 2010, and presented a paper entitled “Interactions between humans and the environment in semi-arid Australia: from Australia’s earliest occupants to European pastoralists”.

Ms S.C. LEWIS, AMOS 17th Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia, 27-29 January, presented a paper entitled “Water vapour source impacts on tropical δ18Op during Heinrich events.”

Dr J. MALLELA presented a talk entitled “Long-term records of fertiliser use in the Tully catchment captured in near-shore coral cores.” Marine and Tropical Research Facility, 18-20 May 2010.

Dr J. MALLELA presented a talk entitled “Tobago brain coral provides a long-term archive of South American river runoff, tropical climate variability and shifts in coral growth.” At the 85th Annual Australian Coral Reef Society Conference, Coffs Harbour, September 2010.

Dr J. MALLELA presented a talk entitled “From catchment to reef: deciphering terrestrial runoff signals in coral cores and assessing the implications on reef health” at the 85th Annual Australian Coral Reef Society Conference, Coffs Harbour, September 2010.

Ms J. MAZERAT, AMOS National conference, Canberra, 27-29 January 2010, presented a paper entitled “Coral and Speleothem Reconstruction of Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics in Southern Indonesia during the 8.2ka event”.

Ms J. MAZERAT, Australian Earth Sciences Convention, Canberra, 4-8 July 2010, presented a paper entitled “Coral and Speleothem Reconstruction of Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics in Southern Indonesia during the 8.2ka event”.

Ms J. MAZERAT, 10th International conference on paleoceanography, San Diego, USA, 31 August-3 September 2010, presented a paper entitled “The 8.2ka response of the ocean-atmosphere system in southern Australasia”.

Prof. A.P. ROBERTS, Invited speaker, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA.

Prof. A.P. ROBERTS, Invited speaker, 2nd International Symposium, Earth’s & Planetary Interiors: Observations & Numerical Models of Paleomagnetism and Planetary Magnetism, Beijing, China.

Prof. A.P. ROBERTS, Invited speaker, Australian Earth Sciences Convention, Canberra.

Prof. A.P. ROBERTS, Invited speaker, Santa Fe Rock Magnetism Workshop, New Mexico, USA.

Prof. A.P. ROBERTS, Invited speaker, Cosmic Magnetism from Stellar to Intergalactic Scales Conference, Kiama.

Miss C.M. THOMPSON attended the Eden Marine Science Forum, 20/21 March 2010.

Miss C.M. THOMPSON attended the RSES Sea-level change workshop, 28 May 2010.

Miss C.M. THOMPSON presented a poster at the Australian Marine Science Association annual conference, 4 – 8 July 2010, entitled “Copper cycling in the oligotrophic north Tasman Sea”.

Miss C.M. THOMPSON presented a talk at the RSES marine science forum, 1 October 2010, titled “Refining the role of nutrient copper in marine systems”.

Miss C.M. THOMPSON presented a talk at the RSES student conference, 7 October 2010, titled “Refining the role of nutrient copper in marine systems”.

Miss C.M. THOMPSON conducted fieldwork in the Tasman Sea during the ‘primary productivity induced by nitrogen and iron in the Tasman Sea’ voyage, 23 January 2010 – 15 February 2010.

Miss C.M. THOMPSON is conducting weekly water sampling in Lake Burley Griffin, 25 November 2010 – ongoing.


Earth Materials & Processes


Dr C. ALLEN attended and gave a talk at the Goldschmidt meeting in June 2010 in Knoxville TN, USA entitled: Changes of detrital zircon composition through time: deductions from a large database.

Dr C. ALLEN attended a Linkage Proposal Sponsors meeting and field trip in Leinster, WA in Nov 2010 and presented a talk entitled: “U-Pb dating of zircon using LA-Q-ICP-MS for provenance studies of Archean sandstones.” The linkage grant is to Squire, Cas and Campbell.

Mr A. ARAD attended the meeting of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts in Perth, June 19th-23rd, where he gave an invited talk as the recipient of the 2009 Hugh Crocker Scholarship on “Understanding elastic properties and acoustic anisotropy at the pore/grain scale”.

Prof R.J. ARCULUS attended the Australian Earth Science Convention, Canberra, 4-8 July 2010 and presented a paper entitled ”New backarc magma types, active boninite magmatism, fresh peridotites: reports of some recent Marine National Facility voyages to the Southwest Pacific”, and was a co-author of several other papers. He also attended the 5th State of the Arc Meeting held on Syros and Santorini in September, 2010.

Prof R.J. ARCULUS was a shipboard scientist (RV Kilo Moana) on two research voyages in the northern Lau Basin in April and December, 2010, and conducted field work in the Bushveld Complex, South Africa in April 2010.

Mr C. AUGENSTEIN visited the Structural Geology and Tectonics working group at ETH Zurich and conducted field work in the Central European Alps from the 29th June to the 27th July.

Dr A.G. CHRISTY attended the Australian Earth Sciences Convention, Canberra, 4th-8th July 2010, where he gave talks “Are Archaean microfossils really biomorphs?” and “What really controls coordination number in mineral crystal structures?”, a poster “Pressure-dependent Zr-in-rutile thermometry of western Chinese eclogites from varied tectonic settings” (with Drs D.J. Ellis and G. Zhang) and co-authored a poster with Drs K.J.D. Adena and M.D. Norman “The geochemistry of volcanic and impact glasses from the Taurus-Littrow Valley on the Moon.” He chaired half of the Special Session in memory of Ernie Nickel. He also attended the Conference Field Trip to the unconformity underneath Parliament House.

Dr A.G. CHRISTY attended the 21st Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis, Brisbane, 11th-15th July, 2010.

Dr A.G. CHRISTY attended the 20th meeting of the International Mineralogical Association, Budapest, Hungary, 20th-27th August, 2010, where he presented a talk “What really determines coordination numbers in mineral structures – can a two-radius model for atoms help?”, co-authored a talk by Stuart Mills “Maximal-degree-of-order structures based on hydromagnesite layers” and a poster by Jing Chen “Spinel and orthopyroxene exsolution in clinopyroxene from gabbro, southwest Tianshan Mountains: an indicator of fO2 decrease during cooling in post-collision environment”, and attended business meetings of the Commission on New Minerals Nomenclature and Classification.

Dr A.G. CHRISTY attended the IMA field trips to Slovenia, 17th-20th August 2010, and the Czech Republic, 28th August – 1st September, 2010.

Dr A.G. CHRISTY conducted fieldwork in southwest England, 2nd-4th September 2010.

Dr A.G. CHRISTY visited the Institut für Mineralogie at the University of Münster (Germany) for discussions with Prof A. Putnis and others, 7th-8th September 2010.

Dr A.G. CHRISTY visited the University of Bristol (UK) and gave a talk “Are Archaean microfossils really biomorphs?”, 10th September 2010.

Dr A.G. CHRISTY attended the Digicore Consortium Meeting, Canberra, 16th-17th November, 2010, where he gave a talk on “Analysis of acoustic anisotropy: the role of grain contact orientation ” , co-authored by Messrs A. Arad and M. Madadi.

Prof S. COX, , presented a paper entitled “Stress-driven growth versus fluid-driven growth of fracture permeability: Experimental approaches and implications for coupled fluid flow and deformation in hydrothermal ore systems” at the Australian Earth Science Convention, Canberra, July 5-8. He also presented an invited paper at a conference at Tohoku University, Japan, and presented another paper at the EM Anderson Conference at the University of Glasgow, 6-8 September.

Prof D. ELLIS attended the Australian Earth Science Convention (Canberra) July 2010 with a poster presentation on Zr-in-rutile thermometry.

Dr J.D. FITZ GERALD presented a paper “Three dimensional analysis of the hard structures in a sea urchin spine” at the 21st Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis held at Brisbane in July.

Dr A. HALFPENNY attended the Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology (SGTSG), Port Macquarie, Australia, 1st-5th February 2010 and presented a talk entitled “Evolution of Fracture-Controlled Flow Regimes: Implications for Gold Mineralisation.”

Dr A. HALFPENNY attended the Australian Earth Science Convention (AESC), Canberra, Australia, 4th-8th July 2010 and presented a talk entitled “Controls on Mineralisation at the Porgera Gold Deposit, PNG” and presented a poster entitled “Comparison of Dynamically recrystallised Quartz Rich Microstructures utilising Electron Backscatter Diffraction.”

Dr A. HALFPENNY attended the ARC Centre of Excellence for Ore Deposits Science Planning Meeting, Hobart, Australia, 10th June 2010 and presented a talk entitled “Macro- to Microstructures from the Porgera Gold Deposit, PNG.”

Dr A. HALFPENNY attended the HKL users group meeting, Sydney, Australia, 23rd-24th September 2010 and presented a talk entitled “Mineralisation characteristics at the Porgera Gold Deposit, PNG.”

Mr B.J. HANGER attended the Australian Earth Science Convention in Canberra, July 2010.

Mr B.J. HANGER organized the RSES Student Conference in October with K. Stewart and C. Thompson.

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

Dr J. HERMANN, Australian Earth Science convention, Canberra, Austrtalia, 4-8 July, presented a paper “Carbonate melts released from subducted sediments at sub-arc depth” and was co-author on 6 other contributions.

Dr J. HERMANN, State of the Arc meeting, Santorini, Greece, 19-26 September, presented a paper “Experimental constraints on mantle wedge metasomatism” and was coordinating one day of the meeting.

Dr J. HERMANN, Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Fribourg, Switzerland, 20 November, presented a paper “Pre-Alpine metamorphism in the classical Alpine staurolite-garnet schist of Campolungo”.

Dr J. HERMANN was on sabbatical at University of Lausanne, Switzerland from the 8 August to 23 December.

Dr J. HERMANN presented invited seminars at the Macquarie University, Sydney; Universities of Lyon (France); Lausanne, Geneva, Bern (Switzerland); Bochum and Frankfurt (Germany)

Mr K.N. HORNER, Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2010, Canberra, Australia 4-8 July, presented a poster titled “Development of a Geochemical Toolbox for the Lower Murrumbidgee GMA”.

Mr K.N. HORNER, International Association of Hydrogeologists 2010 Annual Congress, Krakow, Poland, 12-17 September, presented a paper titled “Quantifying groundwater dynamics in a semi-arid silicate aquifer, Murray Basin, Australia”.

Mr K.N. HORNER, Groundwater 2010, Canberra, Australia, 31 October to 4 November, presented a paper titled “A Conceptual Model of Groundwater Salinity in the Lower Murrumbidgee GMA”.

Mr K.N. HORNER conducted field work in the Eastern Murray Basin, NSW, from 23-30 January, 13-18 May, and 12-16 July.

Mr K.N. HORNER conducted a cross-institutional study with Dr D. Allen and Dr D. Kirste at the Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada from 27 September to 17 December.

Prof I. JACKSON attended a meeting of the Bureau of the International Association for Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior (Shanghai, March), attended and presented papers at the Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting (Taipei, June) and at the Meeting of the Americas (Iguassu Falls, Brazil, August), presented a paper at the Australian Earth Sciences Convention (Canberra, July), and visited and lectured at the Deep Earth Mineralogy Centre of Excellence (Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan, March), the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada, July), and the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, July).

Ms K. KISEEVA attended the 20th general meeting of the International Mineralogical Association, 21-27 August, Budapest, Hungary.

Ms K. KISEEVA attended the New England Orogen Conference, November 16th-19th, 2010 with pre-conference field trip

Ms K. KISEEVA gave a seminar in the Saint-Petersburg State Mining Institute on the 14th of September, 2010

Huijuan Li, Australian Earth Sciences convection 2010, Canberra, Australia, 4-8 July, presented a paper entitled “Experimental constraints on Chlorine behavior in subducted sediments”.

Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL, convened a session on Water Resources and presented a paper entitled “Groundwater Interactions in the Lower Murrumbidgee Catchment, New South Wales” at the Australian Earth Sciences Convention, Canberra, July 2010;

Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL, presented a paper entitled “River Water and Groundwater Interaction in the Lower Murrumbidgee Catchment, NSW, Australia” at Groundwater November 2010, Canberra;

Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL, had 4 field trips (3-5 days each) to the Lower Murrumbidgee for groundwater and river water studies;

Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL, had a 7-day field trip to the Namoi catchment, northern New South Wales.

Dr O. NEBEL, 5th International Archaean Conference Perth, presented a paper.

Dr O. NEBEL, bi-annual Australian Earth Science Convention AESC, Canberra

Dr O. NEBEL attended the post-conference field trip (5th IAS, Perth) to the Murchison Domain in Western Australia

Mr T.P. O’KANE attended the "SGTSG Biennial Conference" in Port Macquarie, Australia, from 1–5 February 2010, presenting a paper entitled " Evolution of the subducting Solomon Sea Plate ". Attended the "Australian Earth Sciences Convention" in Canberra, Australia, from 4–8 July 2010, presenting a poster entitled "Trench dynamics of the Northern Melanesian Arc". Attended "The Meeting of the Americas" in Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, from 8–13 August 2010, presenting a paper entitled "The evolution of the Bolivian orocline: application of the Pplates deformable plate tectonic reconstruction software to the question of straightening the Andes".

Prof H. O’NEILL gave a plenary lecture at the Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft conference in Münster, Germany in Sept., and also attended the State-of-the-Arc meeting in Sanotorini, Greece.

Prof H. O’NEILL conducted experiments using synchrotron X-rays at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France, and the Australian National Beamline Facility (ANBF) at the Photon Factory, Tsukuba, Japan in April, and the Diamond Light Source, UK, in August.

Mr J. PARK, 11th International Platinum Symposium, Sudbury, Canada, 21-24 June, presented an abstract entitled “The role of chromite crystallization on the PGE geochemistry of mafic magmas”.

Ms I. STENHOUSE, PhD Candidate, SGTSG 2010 conference, presented a paper entitled “Diffusional rims and moats around ilmenite inclusions in garnet and their significance for garnet geospeedometry” and European Geosciences union general assembly 2010, presented a paper entitled ‘Diffusion in Natural Ilmenite”.

Ms I. STENHOUSE conducted field work in NE Scotland from 30th May – 17th June 2010.

Mr P. STENHOUSE attended the FRACS group field meeting from 28 February to 5 March.

Mr P. STENHOUSE attended the ArcGIS Desktop 2: Tools and functionality workshop from 25-27 May.

Mr P. STENHOUSE attended the Structural Analysis of crystalline rocks EGU summer school from the 22-28 August.

Mr P. STENHOUSE attended the CPAS Science communication workshop from 28-30 September.

Mr P. STENHOUSE conducted fieldwork from 11 January to 27 February in Oman.

Mr P. STENHOUSE conducted fieldwork from 11-20 August in Switzerland.

Miss D. TANNER conducted fieldwork on the Bushveld Complex in South Africa from 18-26 May.

Miss D. TANNER, Australian Earth Science Convention 2010, Canberra, 4-8 July presented a paper called “Re-equilibration of plagioclase under magmatic conditions”.

Mr J. WYKES 11th International Platinum Symposium, Sudbury, Canada, 18-29 June 2010 presented a paper entitled: “The effect of FeO on the sulfur content at sulfide saturation (SCSS): A comparison between sulfur and selenium”


Earth Physics

Mr C.C. CHAPMAN, the 17th National Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Canberra, January; the Australian-New Zealand Climate Forum, Hobart, October, presented a paper entitled “Immersed boundary methods for the representation of coastlines in high-resolution numerical models of the Southern Ocean”; CAWCR Annual Workshop, Hobart, November.

Prof P. CUMMINS, co-convened a subtheme ‘New Science for a Changing Natural Hazard Landscape’ in the ‘Geoscience for Society’ theme of the Australian Earth Sciences Convention in Canberra, 4-8 July, and also gave a presentation at this session.

Prof P. CUMMINS gave a seminar at Geoscience Australia.

Dr. G.F. DAVIES attended the American Geophysical Union Fall Annual Meeting, at San Francisco in December, giving a paper entitled “Noble Gases in a Heterogeneous, Dynamic Mantle”.

Dr R.W. GRIFFITHS, the 17th National Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Canberra, February, presented a paper entitled “Effects of topography on mixing efficiency in exchange flows”; American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences, Portland, February, presented a paper entitled “Mixing efficiency in exchange flows over topographic sills”; 63rd American Physical Society – Division of Fluid Dynamics, Longbeach California, November, presented a Plenary Lecture on “Ocean overturning circulation and surface buoyancy fluxes: dynamics and energetics”; 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Auckland, December, presented a paper entitled “Mixing efficiency in exchange flows over topography”.

Dr A.McC. HOGG, the 17th National Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Canberra, February, presented a paper entitled “Buoyancy and wind forcing of an eddy-resolving Antarctic Circumpolar Current”; American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences, Portland, February, presented a poster entitled “Buoyancy & wind forcing of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current”; 6th meeting of the CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Implementation Panel, Southampton, June, presented a paper entitled “Buoyancy forcing of an eddy-saturated ACC”; Australian Academy of Science/Royal Society UK Frontiers of Science meeting, Perth, October, presented a paper entitled “How & why do small things matter?”; CAWCR Annual Workshop, Hobart, November, presented a keynote address entitled “Eddies and Climate”.

Dr G.O. HUGHES, the 17th National Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Canberra, February, presented a paper entitled “Consequences of the parameterisation in ocean models of deep and bottom water formation”; American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences, Portland, February, presented a paper entitled “The role of available potential energy in the ocean overturning circulation”; 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Auckland, December, presented a paper entitled “Shallow wake flows and the shallow-water approximation”.

Dr G. IAFFALDANO attended the EGU General Assembly 2-7 May 2010. Contribution title: “Monsoon speeds up Indian plate motion”.

Dr G. IAFFALDANO attended Australian Earth Science Convention 4-8 July 2010.

Prof B.L.N. KENNETT attended the European Geosciences Union Meeting in Vienna in May where he gave a presentation on nested regional tomography and an invited talk on “Reconciling Seismology and Mineral Physics in the Mantle. He combined this meeting with a visit to ENS Lyon where he gave two seminars and a short visit to Munich. He gave an invited

presentation on Seismic Arrays at the IRIS Workshop in Snowbird, Utah in June. In July he presented on the Earth Imaging component of AuScope at the AESC in Canberra. In August he delivered a Keynote Address on Australian structure at the international SEISMIX2010 conference in Cairns.

Professor K. LAMBECK attended the Quaternary Research Association meeting ‘Sea-Level Changes: the Science of a Changing World’ in Durham (UK) in January where he gave keynote lecture ‘From sea level to ice sheets: New results for the Eurasian ice sheets from Saalian to Holocene’; the Arctic Frontiers meeting in Tromso, Norway, with the lecture ‘The ice sheets of northern Eurasia from MIS 6 to the Holocene: solutions from glacial rebound analyses’; the International Space Science Institute (in March in Bern) workshop on the Earth’s cryosphere and sea level change with the invited lecture ‘Evolution of ice sheets during glacier cycles: lessons from the past’; the Australian Academy of Science Symposium ‘Following in the Footsteps of Darwin’, Galapagos in May; the Albert Tarantola memorial workshop at the Institut de Physique du Globe (in Paris in June); The Lindau Nobel Meeting (Lindau, Germany in June-July); the PALSEA workshop on palaeo-constraints on sea level change (in Bristol in September); and, as lecturer, the Karthaus 2010 Summer School on Ice Sheets and Glaciers in the Climate System.

Ms A.K. MORRISON, the 17th National Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Canberra, January; the Australian-New Zealand Climate Forum, Hobart, October, presented a paper entitled “The Response of the Southern Ocean Overturning to Past and Future Climate Change”; CAWCR Annual Workshop, Hobart, November.

Dr. N. RAWLINSON attended the Seismix 2010 meeting held in Cairns between August 29 - September 3, and presented a paper titled "Seismic imaging results from a decade of rolling array deployments in southeast Australia".

Mr J.C. ROBERTSON attended the Australian Geological Convention, Canberra, July, where he presented a paper entitled “Cooling and solidification of channelized viscoplastic lava flows”. He also attended the 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Auckland, December, where he presented a paper entitled “Rheological controls on the dynamics of channeled lava flows”.

Dr S POZGAY presented a paper at the Australian Earth Sciences Convention entitled “High Resolution Imaging of the Core-Mantle Boundary with PcP-P Seismic Traveltime Data” with colleagues H Tkalcic and N Rawlinson.

Dr S POZGAY presented a paper at the Australian Earth Sciences Convention entitled “A New Master of Natural Hazards Program at The Australian National University” with colleague D Zoleta-Nantes.

Dr S POZGAY presented a paper at the Australian Earth Sciences Convention entitled “Rayleigh and Love Wave Ambient Noise Tomography of Australian Continent” with colleagues E Saygin and B Kennett.

Dr S POZGAY presented a paper at SEISMIX convention entitled “Crustal Structure of Australia from Ambient Noise Tomography” with colleagues E Saygin and B Kennett.

Dr S POZGAY presented a paper at the SEISMIX convention entitled “New High-Resolution Seismic Imaging of Australian Lithosphere and the CMB with the WOMBAT Array” with colleagues H Tkalcic and N Rawlinson.

Dr. N. RAWLINSON conducted fieldwork in New South Wales to deploy, service and retrieve WOMBAT array stations on four separate occasions

Dr M.L. RODERICK, American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, USA, 13-17 December, convened a session titled “Evaporation and Water Transport Dynamics in the ABL”.

Dr M.L. RODERICK, presented an invited talk at the GRACE: Science Outcomes and Future Prospects” workshop, Canberra, 26 May.

Dr M.L. RODERICK, presented the keynote address titled “Water, Forests and Fire” at the Canopy Processes in a Changing Climate International Conference, Tarraleah (Tasmania), 7-15 October.

Dr. M. SALMON, SEISMIX 2010, The 14th International Symposium on “Deep Seismic Profiling of the Continents and their Margins, Cairns, Australia, 29 August – 3rd September, presented a paper entitled “AusMoho: The Moho Map of the Australian Continent.

Dr M. SALMON, AESC 2010, Canberra, Australia, 5-8th July, presented two papers entitled “New Results from the South Australian Seismic Arrays” and “AusMoho: The Moho Map of the Australian Continent”

Dr M. SALMON, EGU General Assembly 2010, Vienna, Austria, co-author of paper entitled “Slab break off –or loss of mantle instability – beneath Western North Island, New Zealand?”

Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE, attended and gave presentations at the Australian Earth Sciences Convention in Canberra, 4-8 July, and at the Australian Society for Exploration geophysics meeting in Sydney, 22-26 August.

Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE visited and gave seminars at Univ. of Rennes and Univ. of Lyon.

Dr E. SAYGIN presented two posters at EGU 2010 entitled Australian Crust and Upper-Mantle Structure from Ambient Noise Tomography with colleagues B.L.N. Kennett and Sara Pozgay, The Ambient Noise Tomography of Turkey: Crust to Upper Mantle with colleagues T. Taymaz and B.L.N. Kennett.

Dr E. SAYGIN presented a poster at the Australian Earth Sciences Convention entitled “Rayleigh and Love Wave Ambient Noise Tomography of Australian Continent” with colleagues B.L.N. Kennett and Sara Pozgay.

Dr E. SAYGIN presented a poster at the Australian Earth Sciences Convention entitled AusMoho: the Moho map of the Australian continent with colleagues M. Salmon and AusMoho working group.

Dr E. SAYGIN presented a poster at SEISMIX convention entitled “Crustal Structure of Australia from Ambient Noise Tomography” with colleagues B.L.N. Kennett and Sara Pozgay.

Dr E. SAYGIN presented a poster at SEISMIX convention entitled “Crustal Structure of Australia from Ambient Noise Tomography” with colleagues B.L.N. Kennett and Sara Pozgay.

Dr E. SAYGIN presented a poster at SEISMIX convention entitled “AusMoho: The Moho Map of the Australian Continent.” with colleagues M. Salmon, B.L.N. Kennett and AusMoho group.

Dr E. SAYGIN presented a poster at SEISMIX convention entitled “Imaging Turkey's Crust with receiver functions and ambient noise” with colleagues E. Vanacore, Y. Cubuk, and T. Taymaz.Mallory Young, SEISMIX 2010: 14th International Symposium on “Deep Seismic Profiling of the Continents and their Margins”, Cairns, Australia, 29 August – 3 September 2010, presented a poster entitled “Ambient Noise Tomography of Tasmania.”

Mr K.D. STEWART, the 17th National Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Canberra, January, presented a paper entitled “Effects of Marginal Seas on Global Ocean Density Structure”; American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences, Portland, February, presented a paper entitled “Effects of Marginal Seas on Global Ocean Density Structure”; University of Rhode Island, USA, March, presented a paper entitled “Diapycnal Mixing and the Rate of the Global Overturning Circulation of the Oceans: Insights from a Laboratory Experiment”; Fundamental Processes in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics and the Climate System, Alpine Summer School XVIII, Valsavarenche, Italy, June; CAWCR Annual Workshop, Hobart, November.

Dr H TKALČIĆ chaired a special session entitled “Structure and Dynamics of the Earth’s Core” at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, December 2010.

Dr H TKALČIĆ coauthored 7 presentations and gave a talk entitled “Earth’s Core as a Conglomerate of Anisotropic Domains” in the special session on the Earth’s core at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, December 2010.

Dr H TKALČIĆ gave a talk on the Earth’s inner core in the geodynamics session of the AESC in Canberra, June 2010.

Dr H TKALČIĆ spent 2 weeks at Academia Sinica in Taiwan collaborating with Dr B-S Huang and his students.

Dr P. TREGONING attended the European Geophysical Union meeting in Vienna in May and was a co-author three papers: “Origin of the ITRF: finding consistency between GPS and GIA models”, “Uplift in the Prince Charles Mountain: A perspective from GPS, GRACE and GIA models” and “Spurious draconitic harmonic errors in GPS analyses”.

Dr P. TREGONING attended the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco in December and was a co-author on three papers: “An Australian contribution to CryoSat-II cal/val in East Antarctica including the Totten glacier region”, “Environmental effects and the validation of GPS time series” (invited) and “Great Earthquakes and the stability of the Australian Plate” (invited).

Dr. E. VANACORE, AESC Conference, July 2010, presented the paper Multiple Seismic Analyses of the SEAL3 Dataset to Determine Crust and Lithosphere Structure in Central New South Wales

Dr. E. VANACORE, Seismix Conference, 29 Aug – 3 Sept, presented the paper, Imaging Turkey’s Crust with Receiver Functions and Ambient Noise Tomography

Dr. E. VANACORE, AGU Conference, Dec 12-17, presented the papers: 1. Imaging Turkey’s Crust with Receiver Functions and Ambient Noise Tomography; 2. Simultaneous Absolute and Relative Traveltime Inversion Technique to Combine Independent Arrays in southeastern Australia.

Dr M.L. WARD, the 17th National Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Canberra, January, presented a paper entitled “The Force Balance of Wind-Driven Channel Flows”; American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences, Portland, February, presented a poster entitled “The Force Balance of Wind-Driven Channels”; Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, March, presented a paper entitled “The Force Balance of Wind-Driven Channel Flows”; Florida State University, Tallahassee, March, presented a paper entitled “The Force Balance of Wind-Driven Channels”; Australian-New Zealand Climate Forum, Hobart, October, presented a paper entitled “The Arrested Development of Wind-Driven Southern Ocean Models”; 17th Australiasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Auckland, December, presented a paper entitled “Scattering of Gravity Waves by Potential Vorticity in a Shallow Water Fluid”.

MIiss M. YOUNG, Fall American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, USA, 13-17 December, presented a poster entitled “A Synthesis of Local, Teleseismic, and Ambient Noise Data for High-Resolution Models of Seismic Structure in Western and Southeast Australia”.

Miss M. YOUNG conducted field work in New South Wales from the 10th to 18th of May.


Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)

Neville Exon helped organize and chair an IODP session at the Australian Earth Sciences Convention in Canberra, and presented a paper there. He also gave a public lecture in Wellington, on IODP and what it means for New Zealand. Sarah Howgego organised an information booth at this conference. There was a range of questions regarding applications for shipboard positions, the science, life on board and general information about the membership and organisation of IODP. A number of IODP brochures, expedition fact sheets and media presentations where displayed and distributed.


PRISE

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG attended Goldschmidt 2010, Knoxville, USA, 13-18 June.

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG, Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2010, Canberra, 4-8 July, presented a paper “Rapid emplacement of one of the world’s greatest continental magmatic provinces – precise age constraints on the Bushveld Complex”.

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG, VII South American Symposium on Isotope Geology, Brasilia, Brazil, 25-28 July, presented a paper “High spatial resolution analyses of sulphur isotopes using the SHRIMP II: Developments and new potential”.

Mr C.M. FANNING co-convened a session in honour of Dr Kenneth R Ludwig at Goldschmidt 2010, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, 13-18 June and presented two papers entitled “U-Pb and Trace Elements in Xenotime from Sediment-Hosted Co-Cu-Au and Cu-Ag Deposits” and “Zircon Oxygen and Hf Isotopic Constraints on 150 My of subduction magmatism, South Patagonian Batholith, South America”.

Mr C.M. FANNING, Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2010, Canberra, 4-8 July, presented a paper entitled “Oxygen and Hf isotopic constraints on 150 My of subduction-generated magmatism in the South Patagonian Batholith, South America: implications for tracking plate configurations and movements”.

Mr C.M. FANNING, VII South American Symposium on Isotope Geology, Brasilia, Brazil, 25–28 July, presented a paper entitled “Multi-dimensional zircon tracking: a case study using the 150my evolution of the South Patagonian Batholith”. He also attended a post conference field trip to examine Neoproterozoic sequences.

Mr C.M. FANNING attended the SCAR Open Science Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3–7 August.

Mr C.M. FANNING conducted fieldwork in central Chile, 8-20 October.

Mr C.M. FANNING conducted fieldwork in southern Victoria Land and the Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica, 17 November 2010 - 12 January 2011.


Visiting Fellows

Dr K. A. W. Crook attended the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre’s Marine Science Forum ‘Living on the Edge’ at Eden on 21-22 March, 2010.

Dr K. A. W. Crook co-authored “The age of the coastal cliff-top platform and boulders at Little Beecroft Head, southeast Australia”, presented at the European Geological Union General Assembly (D. M. Fink, A. D. Switzer, E. A. Felton and K. A. W. Crook).

Dr K. A. W. CROOK attended the Australian Earth Sciences Convention and associated field-trips in Canberra on 4-9 July 2010. The paper “Overturned cliff-top mega-boulders at Little Beecroft Head, Jervis Bay, NSW, Australia: A mega-tsunami or above-ground bolide impact about 20 ka BP?” was presented by Dr. E. A. Felton at the Australian Earth Science Convention, Canberra, ACT, co-authored by A. D. Switzer, D. M. Fink and K. A. W. Crook.

Dr K. A. W. CROOK attended the New England Orogen Symposium and associated Field-trips in Armidale, NSW on 13-17 November 2010.

Dr E. A. FELTON attended the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre’s Marine Science Forum ‘Living on the Edge’ at Eden on 21-22 March, 2010.

Dr E. A. FELTON co-authored “The age of the coastal cliff-top platform and boulders at Little Beecroft Head, southeast Australia”, presented at the European Geological Union General Assembly (D. M. Fink, A. D. Switzer, E. A. Felton and K. A. W. Crook).

Dr E. A. FELTON presented “Overturned cliff-top mega-boulders at Little Beecroft Head, Jervis Bay, NSW, Australia: A mega-tsunami or aboveground bolide impact about 20 ka BP?” at the Australian Earth Science Convention, Canberra, ACT 3-8 July, 2010 (E. A. Felton, A. D. Switzer, D. M. Fink and K. A. W. Crook).

Dr C. Klootwijk, 19th Australian Geoscience Convention, Canberra, 4-8 July, presented a paper “A heretic view of the Alice Springs Orogeny: Australia-Asia collision and tectonic extrusion

Dr W. Mayer, The discovery and exploitation of iron ores in colonial Australia, with emphasis on deposits in the Tamar Valley district of northern Tasmania. International Commission for the History of Geology, Annual Conference, Madrid-Almadén-Iberian Pyritic Belt, Spain, July 2010.

Dr W. Mayer, Experiments carried out by François Péron and Louis Depuch to determine the temperature and salinity of seawater at various depths in the ocean. François Péron and the figure of the scientific traveller, Symposium held at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, November 2010

KEITH SCOTT, 17th National Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, ANU, 27-29 January 2010, contributed a paper entitled “Source area characteristics of aeolian materials across northwest Australia”.

KEITH SCOTT, First Australian Regolith Geoscientists Association Conference, Arkaroola, South Australia, 21-27 February 2010, presented a paper entitled “Characteristics of soils at the Hera Au-Zn-Pb-Cu-Ag deposit, Nymagee region, NSW”.

KEITH SCOTT, Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2010, Canberra, 4-8 July 2010, contributed a paper entitled “Shaping a continent – building a nation: a geology of Australia”.

KEITH SCOTT, 7th International Conference on Aeolian Research, Santa Rosa, Argentina, 5-9 July 2010, contributed paper entitled “Transport of aeolian dust west of the Lake Eyre Basin, Australia”.

Dr GAVIN YOUNG presented two papers at the Australian Earth Science Convention (Canberra 4-8 July 2010) entitled ‘Terrestrialization of the biota and atmospheric fluctuations during the Middle Palaeozoic’ and ‘Marine-terrestrial transitions associated with the world’s oldest coral reef fish assemblage (Early Devonian, Wee Jasper, New South Wales)’. He produced a 48 pp. field guide and led a one day post-convention excursion to the Wee Jasper area on Saturday 10 July 2010.

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EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Earth Chemistry

Dr Y. AMELIN, Associate Editor, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
Dr Y. AMELIN, Member of the Editorial Board, Chemical Geology.
Dr J.J. BROCKS, Associate Editor, PALAIOS, a Journal of the Society of Sedimentary Geology.
Mr A. CHOPRA, Editor, ANU Undergraduate Research Journal.
Dr M. HONDA, Associate Editor, Geochemical Journal.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER, Newest Member of the Editorial Board, Astrobiology Journal.
Dr D. RUBATTO, Associate Editor, Lithos.
Dr D. RUBATTO, Editorial Board, Chemical Geology.
Dr D. RUBATTO, Editorial Review Board, Journal of Metamorphic Geology.


Earth Environment

Prof R. GRÜN collaborates with the Department of Environment and Conservation, NSW, and the Three Traditional Tribal Groups in the ARC Linkage grant Environmental Evolution of the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area.
Dr B.J. PILLANS, Editorial Board, Quaternary Science Reviews.
Prof. A.P. ROBERTS, Associate Editor, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.
Prof. A.P. ROBERTS, Editorial Board, Frontiers of Earth Science in China.


Earth Materials & Processes

Dr A.G. CHRISTY, Editorial Board, Mineralogical Magazine (UK).
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, Editor, JOURNAL OF PETROLOGY. 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 is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research, Solid Earth and routinely reviews for several professional journals. Dr J. MAVROGENES is a member of the Editorial Board of Ore Geology Reviews. Prof H. O’NEILL is a member of the Editorial Board, Chemical Geology

Earth Physics

Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS, Associate Editor, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Cambridge University Press.
Dr G. IAFFALDANO, Associate editor of Annals of Geophysics
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. N. RAWLINSON, editorial board, Tectonophysics
Dr. N. RAWLINSON, guest editor on special volume "Convergent plate margin dynamics: new perspectives from structural geology, geophysics and geodynamic modelling" Rawlinson and Schellart (eds), Tectonophysics
Dr. M.L. RODERICK, Associate Editor, Water Resources Research (American Geophysical Union).
Dr P. TREGONING, Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research (solid Earth).

Visiting Fellows

Dr K. A. W. CROOK is a Foundation Member of the Editorial Board, and an Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the journal Sedimentary Geology, who continues to serve as a reviewer on request. Recently he reviewed the paper “Palaeo-tsunami in the Pacific Islands” by James Goff and 13 other authors.
Dr E. A. FELTON reviewed papers on aspects of tsunami deposit sedimentology for the journals Geology and Earth Science Reviews.
Dr C. Klootwijk, Guest Editor Special Volume on Paleomagnetism and Rock Magnetism for the Australian Journal of Earth Sciences.
KEITH SCOTT, Editorial Board for book “Shaping a continent, Building a nation: A geology of Australia” for 34th International Geological Congress 2012.
Dr GAVIN YOUNG, Editorial Board, Alcheringa; Guest editor, Palaeoworld (IGCP 491 special issue).


OUTREACH AND WORKSHOPS

Earth Chemistry

Dr J.J. BROCKS was interviewed by the NRC Handelsblad, about 3.2 billion year old microfossils and biomarker evidence for early life.
Dr J.J. BROCKS was interviewed by freelance science writer Amy Maxman about the evolution of early life and oceans.
Dr J.J. BROCKS and Prof J. Rullkötter (U. Oldenburg) gave a two week workshop ‘Echoes of Life’ on molecular fossils for students of the German Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes) in September in Guidel, Brittany, France.
Mr A. CHOPRA was interviewed live on radio about the significance of the discovery of bacteria using arsenic instead of phosphorus. Approximately 9 minute interview with Sonya Feldhoff, 891 ABC Radio Adelaide's Drive Program at 5:15pm on 4 December.
Mr A. CHOPRA was interviewed on radio about the significance of the discovery of bacteria using arsenic instead of phosphorus. Approximately 4 minute interview with Ashley Hall, ABC Radio National's The World Today Program at 12:15pm on 4 December.
Mr A. CHOPRA provided written commentary for the Australian Science Media Centre's Expert's Response on the discovery of bacteria using arsenic instead of phosphorus on 4 December.
Mr A. CHOPRA was an invited guest on the Fuzzy Logic Science Show. Approximately 60 minute interview with Rod Taylor, Canberra's Community Radio 2XX at 11pm on 23 May.
Mr A. CHOPRA was featured in a newspaper science article on his PhD research titled 'A recipe for evolution' published in the Sunday Canberra times 23 May by writer Nyssa Skilton.
Mr A. CHOPRA presented a public lecture discussing planetary processes that shaped the Earth and the future of life on the Earth, leading up to the annual Earth Hour event entitled 'The Earth in an Hour' at UniLodge ANU on 27 March.
Mr A. CHOPRA assisted with other RSES staff and students in organising hands-on astronomy and planetary science based activities at the 2010 National Science Week event hosted at CSIRO Discovery Centre on 20-22 August.
Mr A. CHOPRA was invited to represent ANU at the Post-graduate and MBA Expo in Perth, WA on 23 September.
Mr A. CHOPRA participated in the 8th Annual Stromlo Student Christmas Seminars in Canberra, Australia on 26 November.
Mr A. CHOPRA participated in a 3-day online NASA Astrobiology Institute “Workshop Without Walls on Molecular Paleontology and Resurrection” on 8-10 November.
Mr A. CHOPRA participated in a series of workshops during the ResearchFest week on scientific poster design and abstract writing organised by Research Student Development Centre, ANU on 6-9 April.
Mr A. CHOPRA participated in a series of 6 workshops introducing teaching and tutoring organised by Research Student Development Centre, ANU (through August and September). Topics: student learning, small group facilitation, building confidence for teaching, marking and giving feedback and effective presentations for learning.
Mr A. CHOPRA completed a Tutor Induction Workshop at ANU on 5 March 2010.
Mr A. CHOPRA’s comment was featured in a newspaper science article on the discovery of bacteria using arsenic instead of phosphorus titled 'Planet Arsenic' published in the Daily Telegraph by reporter Malcolm Holland on 4 December.
Mrs A. JARRETT was interviewed in the Swedish magazine Popular Astronomy about organic geochemistry and its use in the field of Astrobiology.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER appeared in the ABC Compass UNSW production of the retrial of Galileo. Interview about Galileo’s contribution to science. Lineweaver played the Vatican astronomer Christopher Clavius. Broadcast May 9, 2010 on ABC television at 10 pm.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER appeared on the ABC “Catalyst” science show, interviewed by Graham Philips about Entropy and the Universe, filmed on May 21, 2010, broadcast “Is the end of the universe nearer than we thought?” 8 pm, Thursday, July 15, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER appeared on the ABC “Catalyst” science show, interviewed by Graham Philips about the Big Questions in Astronomy over the past decade, with L. Krauss, B. Schmidt, R. Norris, filmed at Mt Stromlo July 23, 2010, broadcast “Cosmology” 8 pm, September 16, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER participated in a public debate with Mary Rodwell at the Australian Academy of Science’s Shine Dome “We should tell the public we are not alone” August 26, 2010. The debate was filmed as part of an SBS documentary “My Mum Talks to Aliens” Broadcast Nov 30, 2010, 8:30 pm on SBS One. ~5 minutes of the documentary is the debate.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by Al Jazeera television, about Stephen Hawking’s new book “The Grand Design” Recorded 11 – 11:08 am.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by David Oldfield, Drive Programme, Radio 2GB Sydney, 5:50 – 5:56 pm January 5, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by Denis Rose for Australian Press about the entropy of the universe. 11 am January 25, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed live by Kelly Devine and Pauline Turnbull of Queensland Brisbane Radio ABC 612, 3:45 – 3:56 pm, January 25, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by Annie Guest of ABC World Today, 1 pm, January 27, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by Rod Quinn, ABC Radio 10:15 – 10:30 pm, broadcast at 7am on Friday, January 29th, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed on Community Radio, 2XX, 98.3 FM in Canberra by Nyssa Skilton and Rod Taylor on Fuzzy Logic, 10am – 11am Sunday, January 31, 2010. http://fuzzylogicon2xx.podbean.com/?s=Lineweaver
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed live about his research on dwarf planets and Pluto, on ABC 666 Canberra, Drive Show with Louise Maher, 3:20 -3:27pm, April 8, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed live about his research on dwarf planets and Pluto, on ABC 702 Sydney, Breakfast Show with Adam Spencer, 6:37am -6:39am, April 12, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed live about his research on dwarf planetsand Pluto on ABC Central Australia by Alice Brennan, 10:46am – 10:53am, April 12, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed live about his research on dwarf planets and Pluto on ABC Illawara (Wollongong) by Nick Rheinberger, 10:51 – 10:58 am April 12, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed on Thursday, April 8, 2010 3:45 to 4pm about his research on dwarf planets and Pluto by Stuart Garry for ABC’s Science Starstuff Program, which broadcast on Thursday April 15th on various ABC stations.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by Marc West of 2SER Sydney community radio, 107.3 fm from 12-12:30 pm April 12, broadcast on April 19th, 6:30 pm.
Dr C.H. Lineweaver was interviewed live on ABC Perth radio by Geoff Hutchinson on Mornings Program, 11:35-11:45, producer Leonie Harris, April 12, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed live about his research on dwarf planets and Pluto on ABC 936 Hobart by Michael Veitch, 3:40 – 3:57 pm April 12, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by Pia of “The Wire” (thewire.org) distributed on the CAAMA network of community radio stations in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. 12:45-1:15 pm, April 14, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by Lindy Burns, ABC Melbourne, 3:10 – 3:22 pm, produced by Tim Wright, April 14, 2010 about Spudis and Reiss articles.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by John Barron ABC Radio National, ~5:30 pm April 15, 2010 about Obama’s plans for NASA.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed live on ABC 774 Melbourne, Drive Show by Lindy Burns about Stephen Hawking and time travel, 3:36 – 3:45pm, on May 6, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed about his research on uninhabited water on Earth, live on ABC Southern Queensland (Toowoomba) Mornings Show by Robert Blackmore 9:53 – 9:59am, on June 9, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by Paula Kruger on ABC World Today, Tomorrow, Canberra 666, about new Kepler mission planet discoveries. ~ 3 – 3:10 pm, June 17, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by Ilona Fraser 9:40 am for Capital Radio about the June 26th, 2010 partial lunar eclipse, 9:40 am, June 26, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed by Genevieve Jacobs ABC 666 Canberra about “ANU for a day” lecture series at Hyatt Hotel, Canberra, July 23, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed live about coronal mass ejections from the Sun and their effects, on ABC 774 Melbourne Drive Show by Lindy Burns 4:25 – 4:31pm, on August 4, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed at the ABC Canberra Northbourne studios by Anthony Funnel for Future Tense, ABC Radio National, Brisbane, 10:30- 11:30 am August 5, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER participated in a public panel discussion “Are We Still Alone?” organized by ABC Café Scientifique, ABC1 radio MC’ed by Bernie Hobbs and Paul Willis, with Fred Watson and Carol Oliver. www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2010/08/17/2984127.htm
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed live about a new report on the red rain of Kerala, India on ABC 774 Melbourne Drive Show by Lindy Burns 4:18 – 4:23pm, on September 10, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed live about potentially habitable planets orbiting Gliese 581 on 2CC Canberra 12:01 – 12:02 pm, on October 1, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER interview by Eleni Psaltis about potentially habitable planets orbiting Gliese 581 rebroadcast on 2CC Canberra 1206 AM 3:02 – 3:03pm, on October 1, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER had a recorded interview with Stuart Garry for RadioNational StarStuff Program, about habitable planets and Gliese 581, 4 pm October 1, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER interviewed live on ABC South East NSW by Tim Holt, about solar flares and coronal mass ejections. 9:05 -9:15 am November 19, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER’s research on the entropy of the universe was reported
on January 25th, 2010 in:

AAP Newswire
on January 26th, 2010 in:
The Bendigo Advertiser p 11, “Scientists hot on energy trail”
The Age, p 3, “End to end all ends is closer than you think”
Canberra Times, p 3, “End of the world is nigh but still 5b years away”
Ballarat Courier, p 10, “The is not nigh just yet”
Newcastle Herald, p 3 “Universe running out of gas, scientists say”
Daily Liberal, p 8 “Universe is low on fuel: experts”
and on January 27th in:
The Age, p 13, “Harness those black holes for good not evil”
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER’s research on the lower size limit for dwarf planets was reported on April 8, 2010 in
AAP Newswire “Pluto’s place in solar system under question again”
on April 9, 2010 in
Herald Sun, p 15, “Pluto will be dwarfed by change”
Canberra Times, p 3, “Potato plan could dwarf Pluto further”
Border Mail, p 16, “New blow to Pluto”
on April 10, 2010 in
Newcastle Herald, p 34, “Tiny Pluto dogged by size want”
on April 12, 2010 in
Sydney Morning Herald, p 3, “Pluto’s reputation further dwarfed”
West Australian, p 16, “Things go from bad to worse for Pluto”
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed about his research on dwarf planets and Pluto by Monica Garriga for Agency EFE, the major multimedia news agency in Spanish language and the fifth of the world. The story was picked up by over 100 outlets which can be found by an advanced search on Google in Spanish “EFE Lineweaver Pluton” or “Lineweaver Pluto” in German.
Cosmos magazine article on Lineweaver & Norman’s research on dwarf planets and Pluto by Aaron Cook, April 12, 2010 “Pluto joined by up to 50 more dwarf planets” www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/3399/pluto-joined-50-more-dwarf-planets

Cosmos magazine article on Jones & Lineweaver’s research on uninhabited wateron Earth “Water not always a guide to finding life” May 19, 2010 by Lindsey Doermann www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/3452/water-not-always-a-guide-finding-life

Australian Geographic article on Lineweaver and Norman’s research on dwarf planets is reported on in “Dwarf planets accumulate in outer Solar System” by Heather Catchpole, April 8, 2010 www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/dwarf-planets-accumulate-in-outer-solar-system.htm

ScienceWise (ANU science magazine) Report on Lineweaver and Norman’s research on dwarf planets Winter 2010 issue “Pluto and the potatoes: Could there be ten times as many dwarf planets as we currently think?” sciencewise.anu.edu.au/articles/Pluto and the potatoes

ScienceWise (ANU science magazine) Report on Jones’ and Lineweaver’s phase diagram analysis of habitability on Mars, Spring 2010 issue “Do Martians Live Underground” (cover story) sciencewise.anu.edu.au/articles/martians underground

Australasian Science article on Egan and Lineweaver’s Entropy research “Entropy Theories in State of Disorder” by Stephen Lutz, June 2010. www.australasianscience.com.au/article/issue-june-2010/entropy-theories-state-disorder.html

Australasian Science article on Lineweaver and Norman’s Dwarf Planet research “Dwarf Planets are Not So Rare’ by Stephen Lutz, June 2010 www.australasianscience.com.au/article/issue-june-2010/dwarf-planets-are-not- so-rare.html ABC Science Online: Quotes, interviews and reports of Lineweaver’s research appear at
www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/10/28/3049628.htm
www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/07/29/2967908.htm?
www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/10/08/3028955.htm?
www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/04/13/2871245.htm?
www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/05/13/2898466.htm?
www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2010/03/11/2841781.htm
Australia and New Zealand Science Alert: Quotes, interviews and reports of Lineweaver’s research appear at
www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20102601-20534.html
www.sciencealert.com.au/features/20102610-21496.html
www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20100904-20824.html
www.sciencealert.com.au/features/20100810-21405.html
www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20101405-20948.html
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave a Café Scientifique lecture on the big bang at Telopea Park School, Canberra to high school students from 4 – 5:30 pm, March 10, 2010, organized by Oliver Ngo.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave a public lecture at the Sydney Observatory for Earth Day, 7:45 pm, March 27, 2010, on “50 years of SETI”, organized by Andrew Jacobs.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave the after-dinner speech at the National Convention of Amateur Astronomers, Rydges Hotel, 8-9pm, April 3, 2010, organized by Margaret Streamer.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER participated in a panel discussion on science and the media organized by ANU Media Office/Science Communicators, evening, April 9, 2010, Manning Clark Theatre 6, ANU.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER participated with Fred Watson and Carol Oliver in an ABC TV sponsored panel discussion on the existence of extraterrestrial life, May 3, 2010, 6-8 pm in “The Basement” (jazz nightclub) in Sydney.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave a lecture on the big bang origin of the universe at Melrose High School, organized by Geoff McNamara, 2:15 – 3:15 pm, October 19, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave a lecture “50 years of SETI” at Swinburne University, organized by Glen Mackie and Sarah Maddison, Astronomy Department, November 19, 2010, 7-8 pm.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave a seminar to the UNSW Physics and Astronomy Department on his latest paper on the entropy of the universe, 4pm March 9, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave a seminar at the Australian National Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ANITA) 2-Day Workshop at Swinburne University, on entropy, 4 pm on March 23, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave the keynote “inspirational” talk at the UNSW Astronomy PhD Student Symposium, for astronomy PhD students in the Sydney area, held in the UNSW School of Business, 10 am, June 18, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave a lecture at UNSW Australian Centre for Astrobiology, on Stephen Hawking’s new book “The Grand Design”, organized by the Malcolm Walter, Director, entitled “Stephen Hawking, Gods and Astrobiology: the Sisyphean Task of Marginalizing the Supernatural” 1-2pm, November 4, 2010.
Mr S. McKIBBIN assisted with RSES’s stall at CSIRO’s Discovery Week event.
Mr R. SCHINTEIE attended a seminar on the “Introduction to the petroleum industry” (Australian Production & Exploration Association Limited) and the “Graduate short course in science communication” (Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science) at ANU late September.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS hosted a visit to the SHRIMP laboratory by students attending the National Youth Science Forum, 13th and 27th January.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS visited the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 15–18 January, and gave a lecture on the SHRIMP II and its geological applications.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS visited the Polish Geological Institute, Warsaw, 10–16 August, and gave two invited lectures on the SHRIMP II and its geological applications.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS visited the University of São Paulo, Brazil, 15–30 September, and gave an invited lecture on SHRIMP II and its geological applications.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS was an invited speaker at the 5th SHRIMP Workshop and the Zircon Geochronology Training Course in Beijing, 8–20 October, where he gave lectures on - The expanding application of the SHRIMP II to oxygen isotopic analysis, and SHRIMP U-Th-Pb geochronology and the interpretation of mineral ages. He also ran a practical training course in SHRIMP operation for selected Geochronology Course participants.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS assisted in providing advice to prospective students at the ANU Open Day, 28 August.

Earth Environment

Prof P. DE DECKKER participates on the Lakes Advisory Committee for the Corangmite Shire, Victoria.
Ms A. DE LEON spoke at Eden Marine High School to year 9-11 students in March 2010.
Ms A. DE LEON presented at the ANU Marine Science Forum, 1 October.
Dr M.K. GAGAN served as a member of the Science Advisory Board for the Earth Observatory of Singapore (Nanyang Technological University), whose mission is to study and forecast natural phenomena threatening Southeast Asia.
Dr M.K. GAGAN and Expedition Scientists were interviewed and filmed for media coverage related to the Onshore Science Party for Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 325 (Great Barrier Reef Environmental Changes), held in July at the Bremen Core Repository (Germany).
MR S. HUI assisted as a demonstrator at the CSIRO Discovery Centre for National Science Week, RSES stall, 20 August 2010.
MR S. HUI featured in the ANU Sciencewise Magazine Autumn edition 2010: “Cosmic Time Machine”.
MR S. HUI featured in the ANU Reporter Winter edition 2010: “Cosmic Time Machine”.
MR S. HUI submitted an article in the Canberra Times newspaper and website: 21/7/2010 – “Dirt reveals story of asteroid belting”.
MR S. HUI was interviewed for an ANU Podcast: Sciencefeed by Matthew McGann and Jamie Freestone.
Ms T.E. KELLY had her research reported in the CSIRO children’s magazine, Scientriffic, “Wombats get their teeth into climate change”, Scientriffic, Issue 68, July – August 2010.
Ms T.E. KELLY participated in Science Meets Parliament, sponsored by the Australian Academy of Science, March 9-10 2010.
Ms T.E. KELLY contributed to the RSES Research Highlights booklet.
Prof B.J. PILLANS, Chair of Organising Committee, Australian Earth Sciences Convention, Canberra, 4 - 9 July 2010.
Profs. A.P. ROBERTS & R. GRÜN were extensively quoted in the international media in relation to a New and Views piece reported in Nature on the earliest evidence for humans in Britain.
Prof. A.P. ROBERTS opened the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre in Eden, NSW, August.
Miss C.M. THOMPSON spoke to Eden Marine Science High School grade 11 students about tertiary study and marine science at ANU, 19 March 2010.
Miss C.M. THOMPSON volunteered at the RSES display during CSIRO National Science Week, 20 August 2010.
Miss C.M. THOMPSON volunteered at the RSES display at ANU Open Day, 28 August 2010.
Miss C.M. THOMPSON participated in the RSDC Graduate Training Program, 21 July 2010 to 3 November 2010.
Miss C.M. THOMPSON participated in the RSDC ‘Taking the Stage’ workshop, 19 November 2010.

Earth Materials & Processes

Prof R.J. ARCULUS was interviewed on commercial and ABC radio stations concerning Icelandic and Indonesian volcanic eruptions.
Dr A.G. CHRISTY wrote an article “ Australian new minerals: 2008-present” for the June 2010 newsletter of the Specialist Group for Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, Geological Society of Australia.
Prof S. COX contributed lectures and field supervision for the First EGU summer school which was held over 6 days in the South Tyrol, Italy during August. He also presented a 2-day workshop in September to postgraduate students at CODES at the University of Tasmania, and presented a lecture to Gold Fields geoscientists at Kambalda in September.
Prof S. COX presented in August, a lecture on Earth Sciences to senior students at Orana School in Canberra, and also helped guide a field trip with students of that school on the NSW South Coast during two days in October.
Prof D. ELLIS collaborates with the NSW Education Department, through the Bournda Education centre communicating Coastal Earth and Marine Science to secondary school students.
Dr A. HALFPENNY gave a talk and discussion session at the HKL users group meeting on the use of electron backscatter diffraction
Dr J. HERMANN coordinated two visits (13 and 27 January) of students from the National Youth Science Forum at RSES.
Mr K.N. HORNER volunteered at a geoscience career day held at Geoscience Australia as part of the Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2010.
Mr K.N. HORNER co-ordinated a student social event held during the Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2010.
Mr K.N. HORNER volunteered at the Geological Society of Australia’s exhibition booth at CSIRO Discovery Centre as part of National Science Week activities.
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPhail, Radio interview about groundwater in Australia. Interview with Ms D. Martin (ABC Radio National) for “Walking on Water”, broadcast on 24 October 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed on television about the relaunch of NASA’s Space Shuttle. Approximately 3 minute interview with Leigh Hatcher, Sky News Australia, broadcast at 5:15 pm 26 July.
Dr O. NEBEL convened the School seminar
Dr O. NEBEL convened a session in exploration targeting at the AESC

Earth Physics

Prof P. CUMMINS was interviewed about Australian earthquakes for an article to appear in Australian Geographic.
Prof P. CUMMINS gave an invited presentation at a workshop in Sri Lanka sponsored by the UN Development Program on tsunami risk in the Indian Ocean.
Prof P. CUMMINS gave an invited presentation on ‘The Changing Face of Disaster Risk in the 21st Century’ at AusAID’s Disaster Risk Reduction Day on 12 October, 2010.
Throughout the year, members of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Group presented tours and demonstrations during visits of high school and undergraduate students to the GFD Laboratory, including for the National Youth Science Forum and Work Experience students from ACT High Schools.
Prof B.L.N. KENNETT gave a number of radio interviews on issues related to earthquakes and tsunamis.
Dr S POZGAY was involved in the RSES Outreach committee, represented RSES at several graduate recruitment activities, created flyers and the website for the new Master of Natural Hazards & Disasters program.
DR. N. RAWLINSON co-convened (together with Prof. Malcolm Sambridge) a workshop on AuScope 2 Geoimaging on October 27.
DR. N. RAWLINSON was on the organising comittee of the SEISMIX 2010 conference held in Cairns.
Dr M.L. RODERICK helped to organise and presented an invited lecture at the “Climate Change and Risks to Water Resources of the Murray-Darling Basin” workshop, Canberra, 4 March.
Dr M. SALMON participated in ANU University open day.
Dr M. SALMON supervised a work experience student from Canberra High School for a day in the seismology group.
Dr M. SALMON introduced National Youth Science Forum students and graduate students from Japan to the Seismology Lab.
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE was interviewed on various local ABC radio stations during the year talking about recent regional earthquakes and also discussing his work on Benford’s law.
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE attended a workshop on uncertainty quantification for resources at the CSIRO division of exploration and mining in Western Australia.
Dr H TKALČIĆ gave invited seminar talks to the National Taiwan University and Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
Dr P. TREGONING was interviewed by the Canberra Times (July 2010) in relation to the funding received for the GRACE Follow On project through the Australian Space Research Program. He was an invited scientist at the Cafe Scientifique held at Telopea Park School in Canberra (May 2010). He gave an invited presentation at Canberra Grammar School (August 2010) as part of their “Australian Studies” program and talked to Year 5 at Telopea Park School (May 2010) as part of their “Global Warming” unit.
Dr P. TREGONING and Dr E.-K. POTTER organised a “GRACE: Science outcomes and future prospects” workshop at the AAS Science Dome in May 2010.
Miss M. YOUNG completed the CPAS Workshop in Science Communication during September 28th to 30th, 2010.

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)

Neville Exon attended two meetings related to the potential formation of an Asia Pacific IODP Consortium in Korea and Taiwan. He gave papers at those meetings. He reviewed several research papers during the year and was an author of three IODP review papers (one in ARC Discovery). He helped organize the ANZIC Southwest Pacific Workshop held in Canberra in July, which led to plans for two IODP proposals.
He is also a member of the Technical Advisory Group for the new Marine National Facility Future Research Vessel, which will continue to deal with shipboard equipment for at least a year, although the shipbuilding contract is to be awarded soon.
Exon and Sarah Howgego have been involved in outreach activities associated with the port calls of the IODP drilling platforms GreatShip Maya to Townsville and JOIDES Resolution to Hobart. These activities involved the Minister for Science, Kim Carr, in Hobart, VIPs, scientists, science students and journalists.

PRISE

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG gave a talk on “Exploring new avenues with in situ isotope analysis” and participated in a Workshop and field trip on deep continental drilling on the site of a proposed deep drillhole in the Barberton Mountain Land, South Africa.
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG and colleagues were interviewed by journalist Brian Calvert on the archaeological investigations of the body jars of the Cardamom Hills, Cambodia, for broadcast on CBC.
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG presented a talk on 19th April 2010 on new developments and data from southern Africa to staff of De Beers, in Johannesburg, South Africa

Visiting Fellows

Dr K. A. W. CROOK is a member of the Board of Management of the Eden Killer Whale Museum, Eden NSW. During 2010 he has provided assistance and professional advice on the acquisition and display of replicas of Devonian fish fossils from sites on the NSW Far South Coast, supplied by Dr Gavin Young of Earth& Marine Sciences, RSES.
Dr K. A. W. CROOK has assisted Dr E. A. FELTON (Earth & Marine Sciences, RSES) in 2010 in providing NSW National Parks officers with accurate geological information for signage in coastal national parks on the NSW South Coast.
Dr E. A. FELTON serves on the Board of the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, Eden, NSW. She also conducts educational beach geology walks for the general public, and is a volunteer guide in the Discovery Centre.
Dr E. A. FELTON is providing NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service with accurate geological information for signage in coastal national parks in the NSW South Coast. She was also interviewed about coastal geology along the ‘Light to Light’ walk in Ben Boyd National Park, parts of the interview to be featured on the National Parks website.
Elizabeth Truswell: Six public lectures were presented during 2010. They include a presentation ‘Lake George, the ancient history’ to the Australian National Botanic Gardens; another, ‘Antarctica, Glossopteris and the sexual revolution’ to the ACT branch of the GSA; lectures on the way science informs my art practice to the Australian Federation of University Women and to the UWA Alumni; and on the art and science of early Antarctic voyages to the conference ‘Antarctic Visions’ in Hobart in June, and to the
Elizabeth Truswell: Australian National Library in May. Ockham’s Razor. A session for the ABC program was recorded by Robyn Williams in November – ‘Antarctica, Glossopteris and the sexual revolution’ focussing on the palaeobotanical contributions of Marie Stopes and her possible influence on Scott’s expedition.
Elizabeth Truswell: Committees. I continue to represent the Australian Academy of Science on the Council of the National Science Summer School (the National Youth Science Forum); on the selection committee for the AAS Dorothy Hill Awards, and as a member of the national committee for the UNESCO International Geological Correlation Program (IGCP).
DR GAVIN YOUNG conducted daily geology walks demonstrating the Permian geology and palaeontology at Merry Beach for members of the public during the ANU Open Week at Kioloa Field Station in January, 2010. He prepared and lodged a nomination for National Heritage Listing for the Wee Jasper-Lake Burrinjuck fossil fish sites to the Australian Government in March, 2010, and gave a presentation on this topic to a ‘Symposium on Geodiversity, Geological Heritage and Geotourism’ at Port Macquarie NSW (6-10 Sept, 2010). A group of geology students from Radford College visited the department on 10 March 2010 and were demonstrated the research activities in the vertebrate palaeontology lab and palaeontological collections. A year 11 student (Marnie Bucton) and Mr Jeff Hunt (ACT DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION & TRAINING) were shown through the vertebrate palaeontology lab and collections on 13 August, she was taken on a day’s fieldwork on 22 October and worked in the lab for a day during November as part of a work experience project in palaeontology. Fieldwork and fossil discoveries near Eden on the south coast were the subject of filming by Dr Paul Willis and an ABC film crew on 10-11 November (field site) and 9 December (ANU campus) for an ABC Catalyst program for 2011. Research with colleague Dr Kate Trinajstic who received the Prime Minister’s Prize for science was mentioned in The Weekend Australian on 20 November.

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TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Earth Chemistry

Dr Y. AMELIN gave 3 lectures in the course PHYS8205 “Nuclear Fuel Cycle”.
Dr J.J. BROCKS taught the ‘Carbon Cycle’ as part of the ‘Global Cycles’ course EMSC3027.
Mr A. CHOPRA presented a guest lecture to ~60 Year 10 Rossmoyne Senior High School students in Perth, WA on the planetary science topics on 23 September.
Dr M.A. FORSTER co-taught the practical sessions with Dr J. Hermann for 3rd year subject EMSC 3024 Magmatism & Metamorphism.
Ms B. FRASL was teaching assistant for the undergraduate course Chemistry of the Earth and Ocean (EMSC2015).
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER team-taught with Prof T. Ireland, the EMSC 3022, Planetary Science Course, Feb-July, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave two guest lectures on astrobiology in Phys 1201 (convenor Dr P. Francis), October 12-13, 2010.
Dr D RUBATTO co-taught a short course on accessory minerals and trace elements at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, November 3-5 2010.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS gave 16 undergraduate lectures in July to September as part of the EMSC2015 course on the geochemistry of the Earth.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS assisted with undergraduate field excursions to the Kosciuszko region in March and Eden region in November.

Earth Environment

Prof P. DE DECKKER taught the second year courses Resources and the Environment (EMSC2016) and Marine Palaeontology and Evolution of Life on Earth (EMSC2019) during second semester.
Dr M.J. ELLWOOD coordinated and taught the third year course Global Cycles II – The modern Ocean (EMSC 3023).
Dr M.J. ELLWOOD taught in the second year course Chemistry of the Earth and Oceans (EMSC 2015).
Dr M.J. ELLWOOD coordinated and taught in the first year course The Blue Planet (EMSC 1006).
Dr M.J. Ellwood taught in the second year course Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 2207).
Dr M.K GAGAN co-convened EMSC2015 Chemistry of the Earth and Oceans and delivered 15 lectures, 5 practicals, and examined the course.
Prof R. GRÜN taught a 6 unit course Scientific dating techniques and isotope analysis for archaeology and palaeoanthropology (BIAN3010/6510) at the Deptartment of Archaeology and Anthropology, ANU.
Prof B. PILLANS gave nine lectures in Environmental and Regolith Geoscience (EMSC2016; second year undergraduate course, second semester).
Prof. A.P. ROBERTS contributed to first and second year classes.
Miss C.M. THOMPSON demonstrated for the first year ANU undergraduate course The Blue Planet (EMSC1006), 30 July 2010 to 29 October 2010.
Miss C.M. THOMPSON tutored year 11 Business Course students at Copland College for the ANU Regional Partnerships Program, 15 October 2010 to 5 November 2010.

Earth Materials & Processes

Prof R.J. ARCULUS co-taught EMSC2020 The Lithosphere and EMSC3024 Magmatism and Metamorphism.
Dr A.G. CHRISTY co-convened (with Prof D.J. Ellis) and delivered most of EMSC2017 (Mineralogy).
Dr A.G. CHRISTY delivered some lectures and a tutorial on Atomic Spectroscopy for CHEM2207 (Analytical Chemistry).
Prof S.F. COX taught EMSC2012 Introduction to Structural and Field Geology, EMSC3002 Structural Geology and Tectonics, and portions of EMSC1007 and ENVS 1004 as part of the RSES Education program.
Prof D. ELLIS jointly convened the second year, first semester Mineralogy course (EMSC 2017); the second year second semester Lithosphere course (EMSC 2020); the third year summer session Coastal Environmental Earth Science course (EMSC 3028)
Prof D. ELLIS was Honours Convener (EMSC 4005, 4008)
Mr B.J. HANGER demonstrated in the first courses The Blue Planet (EMSC1006) and Introduction to Earth Science in the Field (EMSC1007) as well as undertaking the Graduate Teaching Program.
Dr J. HERMANN was convener of the course “Magmatism and Metamorphism” (EMSC 3024) and taught 15 hours of lectures, 30 hours of practicum and one day of excursion.
Dr J. HERMANN taught a three-hour short course on subduction zone metamorphism at the Ecole Normale Supérieur in Lyon, France.
Dr J. HERMANN taught a three-day short course on accessory phases at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Prof I. JACKSON coordinated and co-taught EMSC8011 Introduction to Earth Materials (with Prof H. O’Neo;; and Dr J. Fitz Gerald) and co-taught PHYS3070 Physics of the Earth (with Dr H. Tkalcic), and supervised the M. Sc. project of Mr Y. Li, and the 4th-year engineering project of Mr A. Delmenico.
Prof G. LISTER taught two special units attended by BSc candidate Oleg Koudashev and PhB candidate Yan Zhao. One unit involved a five week long advanced mapping field camp, this year held on the island of Syros, Aegean Sea, Greece. The second unit involved advanced microstructural analysis.
Prof G. LISTER is the Chair of Panel for four PhD candidates, and supervises and co-supervises a total of five PhD candidates: Lloyd White, Clemens Augenstein, Iona Stenhouse, Jia-Urnn Lee and Tomas O’Kane.
Dr J. MAVROGENES taught the Earth Science component (50% of the course) of ENVS1004.
Dr J. MAVROGENES taught the EMSC3007 Economic Geology.
Dr J. MAVROGENES taught 50% of EMSC1007 Introduction to Earth Sciences in the Field.
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL, Convened and taught 3rd-year course: EMSC3025 Groundwater
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL, Co-convened and taught (50%) 2nd-year course: CHEM2204 Environmental Chemistry
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL, Convened and taught (20%) 4th-year course: Regolith Geoscience and Mineral Exploration (part of the Minerals Tertiary Education Council Honours program)
Dr O. NEBEL taught the Volcanic hazard course in the ANU program of Master’s of Natural Hazards.
Dr O. NEBEL attended the first year field camp at Kiaola.
Prof H. O’NEILL gave part of the second year course Chemistry of the Earth and Oceans (EMSC 2015) and gave a week’s course on Chemical Thermodynamics for EMSC 8011 Earth Materials: Crystal Structures, Defect Microstructures and Mechanical Behaviour.
Mr P. STENHOUSE demonstrated for EMSC 3002, Structural geology and tectonics.
Miss D. TANNER tutored Australia’s Environment (ENVS1004), Earth Science in the Field (EMSC1007) and Economic Geology (EMSC3007).
Miss D. TANNER completed the Pinnacle Teacher Training Program in second semester 2010.

Earth Physics

Prof P. CUMMINS gave guest lectures in tsunami hazard in the masters courses (EMSC8706) ‘Understanding Natural Hazards in the Asia-Pacific Region’ and (EMSC8707) ‘Understanding Subduction Zones and Geologic Hazards in the Asia-Pacific Region’, as well as running an earthquake magnitude practicle in ( (EMSC8002) ‘Seismology’.
Dr A.McC. HOGG contributed lectures to The Blue Planet (EMSC1006). Dr HUGHES supervised an add-on research project in EMSC1006.
Drs G.O. HUGHES, A.McC. HOGG and R.C. KERR, and Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS taught Physics of Fluid Flows (PHYS3034) and Current Topics in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (EMSC8004), and Special Topics course (EMSC3050).
Dr G. IAFFALDANO taught the Honours/Master course EMSC8016 Plate Tectonics and Mantle Dynamics – Lecturer and convener.
Dr G. IAFFALDANO involved with the Undergraduate course EMSC2018 Geophysics – Lecturer (1 of 6) and convener (1 of 2).
Prof B.L.N. KENNETT – Introductory lectures, radiometry and heat flow in EMSC2018 “Geophysics”, and delivery of the Masters course EMSC8031 “Research Methods and Management”. He also had a number of students taking the on-line course EMSC8015 “Imaging the Earth”.
Dr S POZGAY Convened the new Master of Natural Hazards & Disasters program.
Dr S POZGAY taught EMSC8706 Understanding Natural Hazards in the Asia Pacific Region.
Dr S POZGAY coordinated & taught part of EMSC8707 Understanding Subduction Zones & Geological Hazards in the Asia Pacific Region.
Dr. N. RAWLINSON is convener of the honours program in Physics of the Earth.
Dr. N. RAWLINSON taught the Masters in Physics of the Earth course EMSC 8002 (seismology).
Dr M.L. RODERICK convened the Bachelor of Global and Ocean Science (Hons) degree program.
Drs M. RODERICK, A.McC. HOGG, and M.L. WARD taught Ocean-Atmosphere Modelling (PHYS3029/EMSC3029).
Dr M.L. RODERICK taught part of the third year course, Global Cycles and Paleooceanography (EMSC3027).
Dr M. SALMON taught electromagnetic and seismology components of 2nd year Geophysics course (EMSC (GEOL) 2018).
Dr M. SALMON introduced ASTR101 students to the seismology lab.
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE taught the masters course (PHYS8012) ‘Introduction to inverse problems’, and co-convened the 2nd year Geophysics course (EMSC2018) with Dr. G. Iaffaldano.
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE gave a guest lecture in the 3rd year undergraduate course (PHYS3070) ‘Physics of the Earth’.
Dr E. SAYGIN taught Geophysics component of EMSC1007.
Dr H TKALČIĆ coordinated and taught an undergraduate course “Physics of the Earth” with Prof I Jackson (PHYS 3070), Faculty of Science.
Dr H TKALČIĆ took a share in teaching EMSC 2018 coordinated by Prof M Sambridge and Dr M Salmon.
Dr H TKALČIĆ took a share in teaching EMSC 8002 coordinated by Dr N Rawlinson.
Dr P. TREGONING taught the Master of Science course “Polar melting, climate change and sea level rise” (EMSC8009) and convened the MSc (specialising in Earth Physics) masters program.
Dr E. VANACORE assisted with the tomography practical for the geophysics masters course.

Visiting Fellows

Dr K. A. W. CROOK assisted Prof John Mavrogenes RSES in preparing for the Eden-based on-land component of the 12-day EMSC-1007 fieldwork program on the NSW FAR SOUTH COAST in November 2010.
KEITH SCOTT taught the Exploration Geochemistry component of the Minerals Tertiary Education Council Honours course “Regolith Geoscience and Mineral Exploration” April 12-16, 2010.
KEITH SCOTT supervised a post–graduate special topics project on dust in the Port Hedland region.
Dr GAVIN YOUNG taught the vertebrate palaeontology part of the ‘Marine Palaeontology and Evolution’ course (EMSC 2019) in the week of 20 September 2010.

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HONOURS AND MASTERS SUPERVISION

Earth Chemistry

Dr S.J. FALLON supervised the honours project of Ms R. Norman on the radiocarbon surface water history of Enewetak Lagoon.
Dr M. HONDA supervised the honours project of Ms V. Espanon (University of Wollongong) on “Cosmogenic 3He and 21Ne dating of young basaltic lavas from southern Mendoza, Argentina”.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER supervised physics undergraduate C. Waugh on a 3rd year research project: Terraforming Mars, First Semester 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER supervised 3rd year physics PhB student K. Cook on an Advanced Study Course research project “Investigating the Elementary Composition of the Earth, Comets and Jupiter” completed July 2, 2010.

Earth Environment

Prof R. GRÜN supervised the Masters project of Ms W. Lees on Sr isotope tracing of human migration in Vanuatu.
Prof R. GRÜN was appointed guest Professor to the State Key Laboratory of Earthquake Dynamics, Institute of Geology, Chinese Earthquake Administration, Beijing.
Dr M.J. ELLWOOD supervised Summer Research Scholar Mr Jake HOWE (University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand) during the 2009-2010 summer session.

Earth Materials & Processes

Prof R.J. ARCULUS supervised the honours project of Mr T. Curran on the stability of spinel and sulfide in the Greenhills Layered Igneous Complex, New Zealand.
Prof S.F. COX supervised the projects of Mr P. Le Roux, Ms L. Howat, and Leigh Gibson, and co-supervised Mr A. Lukomskyj with Dr J. Mavrogenes.
Prof D. Ellis supervised the honours project of Mr N. Claydon on The hydrodynamic properties associated with the recovery of an ICOLL after flood conditions. He jointly supervised the honours project of Ms B. Bauer (Fenner School with Dr Beavis).
Dr J.D. FITZ GERALD was awarded a John Sanders medal in July by the Australian Society for Microscopy and Microanalysis, and a Vice Chancellor’s Career Achievement Award at the 2010 ANU Staff Awards ceremony.
Dr A. HALFPENNY trained honours students in analytical techniques
Mr K.N. HORNER served as an advisor for three honours projects on groundwater and aqueous geochemistry completed in 2010 by Mr J. Knight, Ms R. Garner, and Mr C. Zimmerman.
Dr J. MAVROGENES supervised the honours project of Mr N. Tailby on the Spitskopf carbonatite and of Mr M. Stevens on the Plattreef, South Africa.
Dr J. MAVROGENES supervised the honours project of Mr T. Whan on The Magnetite Crisis.
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL, supervised 3 honours students in 2010: Mr J. Knight on groundwater dynamics and Ms R. Garner on geophysics and groundwater in the Lower Murrumbidgee, New South Wales; and Mr C. Zimmermann on groundwater-surface water interaction in the Peel River, New South Wales.
Dr G.M. YAXLEY supervised the honours project of Mr M.J. Doull on the depletion and metasomatic history of garnet peridotites from the Kaapvaal craton, southern Africa.

Earth Physics

Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS supervised the Honours thesis project of Mr. M. PITTARD on Antarctic ice melting.
Dr A.McC. HOGG and Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS supervised the Honours thesis project of Miss N. MAHER on the dynamics of the Southern Ocean.
Professor K. LAMBECK was elected Foreign Member to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in April. He was also appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales in November.
Dr S POZGAY sat on the Honours Thesis committee for Nicola Maher, studying ocean circulation with respect to the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.
Dr P. TREGONING supervised the masters research project (EMSC8030) of Mr A. Hanna the comparison of GRACE and soil moisture models in the Australian Great Artesian Basin.

Visiting Fellows

KEITH SCOTT supervised the honours project of Lance Karlson on the characterization of dust in NW Australia. (Awarded 1st class Honours, July 2010)
Dr GAVIN YOUNG supervised Ph.D students Brian Choo, Alice Clement, and Greg Bell, and honours student Nicola Power.



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OTHER MATTERS

Earth Chemistry

Dr Y. AMELIN and Dr. V.C. BENNETT oversaw installation of LIEF funded “Triton Plus” thermal ionization mass spectrometer (still in progress).
Dr V.C. BENNETT was a Program Committee Member and the Early Earth Theme Coordinator, Goldschmidt Conference 2010.
Dr V.C. BENNETT continues on the Board of Directors of the Geochemical Society.
Dr V.C. BENNETT is on the Goldschmidt Medal selection committee, Geochemical Society.
Dr V.C. BENNETT is a member of the Kuno Award Committee of the American Geophysical Union.
Dr V.C. BENNETT continues as a member of the ANU Major Equipment Committee.
Dr J.J. BROCKS, Member of the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Advisory Board.
Dr J.J. BROCKS, Founding Member and Custodian of NECTAR, a group that supports early Career academics at ANU.
Dr J.J. BROCKS, member of the review panel and Academic Steering Committee for the mass specrometer facility of the Research School of Biology, ANU.
Mr A. CHOPRA, Co-administrator for the voluntary student outreach program at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, ANU which offers outreach nights to ~600 high school students every year from around Australia.
Mr A. CHOPRA continues to lead the EARTHRISE (Education and Research through Interesting Space Experiments) program at ANU involving low cost balloon borne near-space experiments such as high-altitude photography and atmospheric profiling. The proposal was awarded a $1600 seed grant by the Directors at RSES and the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, ANU for a demonstration flight. The program offers graduate and undergraduate students project management, teaching and scientific research opportunities.
Dr M.A. FORSTER is the Chair of the RSES OH&S Committee.
Ms B. FRASL served as a student representative on the HDR recruitment committee.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER organized a Planetary Science and Astrobiology Workshop in honour of Prof P. Nicholson (Cornell University) and Prof N. Sleep (Stanford University) June 9 and 10, 2010. Co-organizers were A. Chopra, R. Salmeron and R. Petch.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER became a member of the NASA National Astrobiology Institute Focus Group on “Thermodynamics, Disequilibrium and Evolution” convened by J. Martin-Torres (Caltech), M. Russell (JPL) and E. Simoncini (Max Planck, Jena).
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER chaired the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics Colloquium Committee, responsible for weekly speakers at Mt Stromlo Observatory, maintained the Colloquium Online Calendar and helped develop the current ability to record and archive RSAA Colloquia.
Dr D. RUBATTO, Treasurer, Association for Research between Italy and Australasia.

Earth Environment

Dr M.K. GAGAN oversaw the refurbishment of the Earth Environment Stable Isotope Laboratory and the installation of the new ARC LIEF-funded Thermo Finnigan MAT-253, KielIV device, and GasbenchII stable isotope facilities in the Jaeger 1 building.
Dr M.K. GAGAN served on the Science Advisory Board for the Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, and attended the 2nd annual Board meeting held in January at NTU.
Dr M.K. GAGAN served on the Scientific Organizing Committee for the 10th International Conference on Paleoceanography held in August-September in San Diego, USA.
Dr M.K. GAGAN served on 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.Prof B.J. PILLANS, President, Stratigraphy & Chronology Commission, International Union for Quaternary Research.
Prof B.J. PILLANS, 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. A.P. ROBERTS, Member, Governing Council, Australia-New Zealand Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Consortium.
Prof. A.P. ROBERTS, Member, Review and Advisory Committee, Institute for Rock Magnetism (NSF-funded National Facility), University of Minnesota, USA.
Miss C.M. THOMPSON is co-supervising 2010/2011 summer scholar student Miss A. Robinson (Lincoln University, New Zealand), looking at algal bloom dynamics in Lake Burley Griffin, 22 November 2010 to 28 January 2011.
Miss C.M. THOMPSON served as a member of the 2009 RSES Christmas Party organising committee.
Miss C.M. THOMPSON served as a member of the 2010 RSES Student Conference organising committee.
Miss C.M. THOMPSON served as seminar convener for the Earth Environment group, RSES, December 2009 – ongoing.

Earth Materials & Processes

Dr C. ALLEN attended a Linkage Proposal Sponsors meeting and field trip in Leinster, WA in Nov 2010 and presented a talk entitled: “U-Pb dating of zircon using LA-Q-ICP-MS for provenance studies of Archean sandstones.” The linkage grant is to Squire, Cas and Campbell.
Dr C. ALLEN gave a talk at QUT in Brisbane in December 2010 entitled: The joys and pitfalls of LA-ICP-MS analysis, focusing on geological applications.
Mr A. ARAD has suspended his PhD program and scholarship for six months in order to attend an industrial internship at Shell Exploration, Houston, Texas, commencing October 2010.
Prof R.J. ARCULUS served as a member of the Steering Committee of the Marine National Facility.
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 new Hydrotalcite 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.
Dr A.G. CHRISTY is Treasurer of the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society from October 2010.
Dr A.G. CHRISTY seconded to a Senior Lectureship / Earth Science Microscopist position in the Centre for Advanced Microscopy, ANU, for three years from July 2010.
Prof S. COX continued in the position of Associate Director (Education) for RSES.
Dr A. HALFPENNY was responsible for the maintenance, supervision and new users training of the optical cathodoluminescence microscope
Mr K.N. HORNER serves as the post-graduate student representative on the council of the ACT Chapter of the Geological Society of Australia.
Mr K.N. HORNER was commissioned to write an unrefereed article on current trends in Australian hydrogeology research for The Australian Geologist, a quarterly geoscience magazine produced by the Geological Society of Australia.
Prof I. JACKSON served as Executive Committee member and Vice-President, International Association for Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior, as a member of the Scientific Program Committee for the 2011 IUGG General Assembly in Melbourne, and as con-convener of two symposia for that forthcoming meeting.
Ms K. KISEEVA attended student’s field trip to Victoria 28.04.10 – 05.05.10
Prof G. LISTER is the Chair of the committee charged with developing the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.
Dr J. MAVROGENES was a member of the Organizing Committee for 2010 Australian Earth Science Convention in Canberra.
Dr D C “Bear” McPHAIL, Minerals Council of Australia (MCA): Member of the Steering Committee for the Minerals Tertiary Education Council (MTEC) Honours program, coordinator and presenter of the MTEC Honours course on Regolith Geoscience and Mineral Exploration
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL, Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM): Committee member of the Canberra Central West NSW branch
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL, Member of the Steering Committee for the ANU Water Initiative
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL, Fellow of the Association of Applied Geochemists
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL, Coordinated ANU sponsorship of Groundwater 2010, international conference for hydrogeology, Canberra.
Dr G.M. YAXLEY, Secretary of the Specialist Group in Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, of the Geological Society of Australia.
Mr L. WHITE, a member of Mapping and Planning Support (MAPS) assisted the Victorian Police with GIS support during the 2009 Victorian bushfires (DATES).

Earth Physics

Prof P. CUMMINS gave guest lectures in tsunami hazard in the masters courses (EMSC8706) ‘Understanding Natural Hazards in the Asia-Pacific Region’ and (EMSC8707) ‘Understanding Subduction Zones and Geologic Hazards in the Asia-Pacific Region’, as well as running an earthquake magnitude practicle in ( (EMSC8002) ‘Seismology’.
Dr A.McC. HOGG contributed lectures to The Blue Planet (EMSC1006). Dr HUGHES supervised an add-on research project in EMSC1006.
Drs G.O. HUGHES, A.McC. HOGG and R.C. KERR, and Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS taught Physics of Fluid Flows (PHYS3034) and Current Topics in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (EMSC8004), and Special Topics course (EMSC3050).
Dr G. IAFFALDANO taught the Honours/Master course EMSC8016 Plate Tectonics and Mantle Dynamics – Lecturer and convener.
Dr G. IAFFALDANO involved with the Undergraduate course EMSC2018 Geophysics – Lecturer (1 of 6) and convener (1 of 2).
Prof B.L.N. KENNETT – Introductory lectures, radiometry and heat flow in EMSC2018 “Geophysics”, and delivery of the Masters course EMSC8031 “Research Methods and Management”. He also had a number of students taking the on-line course EMSC8015 “Imaging the Earth”.
Dr S POZGAY Convened the new Master of Natural Hazards & Disasters program.
Dr S POZGAY taught EMSC8706 Understanding Natural Hazards in the Asia Pacific Region.
Dr S POZGAY coordinated & taught part of EMSC8707 Understanding Subduction Zones & Geological Hazards in the Asia Pacific Region.
Dr. N. RAWLINSON is convener of the honours program in Physics of the Earth.
Dr. N. RAWLINSON taught the Masters in Physics of the Earth course EMSC 8002 (seismology).
Dr M.L. RODERICK convened the Bachelor of Global and Ocean Science (Hons) degree program.
Drs M. RODERICK, A.McC. HOGG, and M.L. WARD taught Ocean-Atmosphere Modelling (PHYS3029/EMSC3029).
Dr M.L. RODERICK taught part of the third year course, Global Cycles and Paleooceanography (EMSC3027).
Dr M. SALMON taught electromagnetic and seismology components of 2nd year Geophysics course (EMSC (GEOL) 2018).
Dr M. SALMON introduced ASTR101 students to the seismology lab.
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE taught the masters course (PHYS8012) ‘Introduction to inverse problems’, and co-convened the 2nd year Geophysics course (EMSC2018) with Dr. G. Iaffaldano.
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE gave a guest lecture in the 3rd year undergraduate course (PHYS3070) ‘Physics of the Earth’.
Dr E. SAYGIN taught Geophysics component of EMSC1007.
Dr H TKALČIĆ coordinated and taught an undergraduate course “Physics of the Earth” with Prof I Jackson (PHYS 3070), Faculty of Science.
Dr H TKALČIĆ took a share in teaching EMSC 2018 coordinated by Prof M Sambridge and Dr M Salmon.
Dr H TKALČIĆ took a share in teaching EMSC 8002 coordinated by Dr N Rawlinson.
Dr P. TREGONING taught the Master of Science course “Polar melting, climate change and sea level rise” (EMSC8009) and convened the MSc (specialising in Earth Physics) masters program.
Dr E. VANACORE assisted with the tomography practical for the geophysics masters course.

Visiting Fellows

Dr P.J. JONES, Corresponding member of the Subcommission on Carboniferous Stratigraphy of the International Stratigraphic Commission, International Union of Geological Sciences.
Wolf Mayer was interviewed on ABC Radio National on the subject of the scientific discoveries made by the Baudin expedition to Australia from 1801 to 1803. The subject matter of this interview will form part of the program Hindsight to be broadcast early in the new year.
Dr GAVIN YOUNG is a Titular Member of the International Union of Geosciences Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy, and a committee member for the ACT division of the Geological Society of Australia. As co-leader with Prof ZHU MIN, (Beijing) of IGCP Project 491 (‘Middle Palaeozoic Vertebrate Biogeography, Palaeogeography and Climate’) he was heavily involved in preparation and editing of the final results volume for that project, published as a special issue of the journal Palaeoworld in March 2010.

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