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STAFF ACTIVITIES 2011

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

 



CONFERENCES AND OUTSIDE STUDIES

Earth Chemistry

Dr Y. AMELIN, 42nd Lunar and planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, TX, USA, March 1-5, 2010. Oral presentation and two poster presentations. Followed by 5 day stay at Q-Z. Yin’s lab at the University of California Davis, Hf isotope analysis of angrites.

Dr Y. AMELIN, 10th Australian Space Science Conference, Brisbane, Canberra, ACT, September 26 - 39, 2011. Oral presentation.

Dr Y. AMELIN, Workshop on Formation of the First Solids in the Solar System, Kauai, HI, USA, November 7-9, 2011. Oral and poster presentations as the first author, and two-co-authored presentations. Followed by visit to the University of Hawaii for initial petrologic and mineralogical characterisation of refractory inclusions from a newly discovered CV chondrite NWA 4502.

Dr Y. AMELIN, two poster presentations at the annual Meteoritical Society meeting in London, UK. Amelin is the first author but not attending the meeting (posters presented by a co-author).

Dr Y. AMELIN, oral presentation by a co-author at the Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (Amelin is the first author but not attending the meeting).

Dr V.C. BENNETT, Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, C, 13-18 June presented an invited talk in the symposium on Geology, Age and Origin of the Oldest Terrestrial Rocks and Minerals entitled, “Limited early continents from the
chemistry of Eoarchean rocks”.

Dr V.C. BENNETT conducted fieldwork to study the early Archean (>3.6 Ga) terranes of southwest Greenland in July and August.

Ms K. BOSTON, Biennial Conference of the Specialist Group in Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, Murramarang, NSW, 20-25 November 2011, presented a poster entitled “Geochronology of accessory allanite and monazite in the Barrovian metamorphic sequence of the Central Alps, Switzerland.”

Dr J.J. BROCKS – Oral presentation ‘Archean molecular fossils and a late rise of oxygenic photosynthesis?’, The Evolution of Photosynthesis and Oxygenation of the Earth Symposium, 29 – 29 June 2011, Sydney.

Dr J.J. BROCKS –– Oral presentation ‘Archean molecular fossils and a late rise of oxygenic photosynthesis?’, 20‑Annual V. M. Goldschmidt Conference Prague, Czech Republic, 14 – 19 August 2011.

Dr J.J. BROCKS – Oral presentation ‘Molecular fossils and the late rise of eukaryotes and oxygenic photosynthesis’, 25th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, Interlaken, Switzerland, 18 – 23 September 2011.

Mr A. CHOPRA, Stromlo Student Christmas Seminars in Canberra, Australia, 11 November, presented a talk entitled “CSI:Life”.

Mr A. CHOPRA, Australian Space Sciences Conference in Canberra, Australia, 28 September, presented a talk entitled “What can the elemental abundances tell us about the site of the origin of life?”

Mr A. CHOPRA, Research School of Earth Sciences Student Conference in Canberra, Australia, 22 September, presented a talk entitled “Where did it happen?”

Mr A. CHOPRA, 2011 Origins Conference in Montpellier, France and the 2011 European Workshop on Astrobiology in Cologne, Germany, July, presented a poster entitled “What do the elemental abundances tell us about the universality of life?”

Mr A. CHOPRA, 2011 Origins Conference in Montpellier, France and the 2011 European Workshop on Astrobiology in Cologne, Germany, July, presented a poster entitled “Elemental insights into the site of the origin and early evolution of life on Earth.”

Mr A. CHOPRA, 2011 European Workshop on Astrobiology in Cologne, Germany 13 July, presented a talk entitled “What do the elemental abundances tell us about the universality of life?”

Mr A. CHOPRA, 2011 UHNAI Astrobiology Winter School, Hawaii, USA, 5 January, presented a poster entitled “What do the elemental abundances tell us about life in the universe?”

Ms T.A. EWING, Goldschmidt 2011, Prague, Czech Republic, 14–19 August, presented a paper entitled “Insights into lower crustal evolution from Hf isotope and Zr thermometry data for rutile”.

Ms T.A. EWING, Biennial Conference of the Specialist Group in Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, Geological Society of Australia, Murramarang, Australia, 20–25 November, presented a paper entitled “Decoupled Zr thermometry and U–Pb geochronology of rutile record metamorphism and exhumation of the lower crust”.

Dr S. FALLON, attended the International Accelerator Mass Spectrometer Conference (AMS-12) in Wellington New Zealand and presented two papers “Three years on: an update on the ANU SSAMS” and “Bomb Radiocarbon at the Source: Coral D14C from Enewetak Atoll during the 1950s”.

Dr S. FALLON, attended the 6th International Symposium on Radiocarbon and Archaeology in Pafos, Cyprus.

Dr M.A. FORSTER attended the 36th Indonesia Association of Geophysicists and the 40th Indonesian Association of Geologists: “Exploring Eastern Indonesia”, Makassar, Indonesia, 26-29th September 2011.

Dr M.A. FORSTER undertook fieldwork on the southeastern arm of Sulawesi, Indonesia, with Prof. Suparka and PhD student Mr. Mawaleda from Bandung Institute of Technology, Java, 29th September till 2nd October.

Dr M.A. FORSTER undertook fieldwork on the island of Palawan, Philippines, with Dr Cottam, SE Asia Research Group, Royal Holloway University of London. 21st May till the 3rd June 2011.

Ms B. FRASL, 42th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, USA, 7-11. March, presented a paper entitled “Isotopic compositions of solar He and Ne in single lunar olivine grains of lunar soil 10084”.

Dr M. HONDA and Dr X. Zhang were invited by Thermo-Fisher Scientific in Bremen, Germany to inspect a new generation multi-collector Helix-MC noble gas mass spectrometer and to attend the software training course for the Qtegra software package for the Noble Gas Mass Spectrometers. They also attended TANG3O (Thermochronology and Noble Gas Geochemistry and Geochronology Organization) meeting held in Melbourne, and Dr M. Honda presented talks on “Noble gases and carbon in Argyle diamonds” and “The HELIX Multi-Collector Mass Spectrometer”.

Ms M. HUYSKENS attended the XVII International Congress on the Carboniferous and Permian 3-8 July 2011.

Ms M. HUYSKENS attended the Goldschmidt Conference 14-19 August 2011 in Prague and presented a poster with the title: A new highly effective silicagel emitter for lead isotopic measurements.

Ms M. HUYSKENS visited the geochronology lab in Geneva from 22 August -2 September.

Mrs A. JARRETT attended the Astrobiology Graduate Conference, Montana USA from June 5th – 8th.

Mrs A. JARRETT attended the International Geobiology Course, California USA from 12th June – 12th July.

Mrs A. JARRETT conducted field work in Darwin and Alice Springs, Australia from 4th -18th May.

Ms H. JEON, Goldschmidt 2011 Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 14-19 August, presented a paper entitled “Secular Trends in Granite Zircon εHf–δ18O, Australian Tasmanides”.

Ms A. F. KOMUGABE, 48th Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA) Conference, 3 - 7 July 2011 in Fremantle, Western Australia, presented a paper entitled ‘Can Black Corals Unravel the Mysteries of the Deep? A Study of Trace Element Composition in Antipatharian Skeletons’.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER attended and presented  "Is the Sun a Typical Star? " at the Gordon Research Conference  "The Origins of Planetary Systems" in Mt Holyoke, Massachusetts, 11-22 July, 2011.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER presented a talk "Entropy, Cosmology and the Maximum Entropy Production Principle" at  the international conference on "Maximum Entropy Production", RSB, ANU, 9am, September 14, 2011.

Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER chaired a session and presented a talk co-authored with Aditya Chopra: "What can life on Earth tell us about life in the Universe?" at the 11th Australian Space Science Conference Planetary Science Session, 2:30-2:45 pm Thursday, September 29, 2011, Canberra, Australia, www.nssa.com.au/ocs/viewabstract.php?id=388&cf=13

Dr L. MARTIN attended the Biennial Conference of the Specialist Group in Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology (SGGMP) of the Geological Society of Australia, Murramarang, Australia, 21-25 November 2011, presented a talk entitled "Carbon recycling in subduction zones: insight from gas chromatography analysis applied to partial melting experiments on altered oceanic crust." and a poster entitled "Superzoned garnet crystals in a lawsonitite from Alpine Corsica record a complex P-T and fluid history".

Dr L. MARTIN presented (but did not attend) a poster entitled “Experimental determination of CO2/H2O in subduction zone fluids by GC-TCD analysis” at the Goldschmidt Conference in Prague (14-19 August 2011).

Emeritus Professor Ian McDOUGALL was a participant in a workshop organized by the Turkana Basin Institute and held at the Turkwel facility, near Lodwar, Kenya, in September. This was the tenth Stony Brook Human Evolution Workshop under the title: Geological History of the Turkana basin.

Professor McDOUGALL also attended a one day workshop of the TANG3O group in Melbourne in October.

Dr D. RUBATTO, Biennial Conference of the GSA Specialist Group in Geochemistry, Petrology and Mineralogy, Murramarang 20-25 November.

Mr A. STEPANOV, Eclogite conference, Czech Republic, Marianske Lazne, August, presented a talk entitled “Melting of the Kokchetav UHP gneisses”.

Mr A. STEPANOV, Eclogite conference, Czech Republic, Marianske Lazne, August, presented a poster entitled “Melt inclusions in a UHP gneiss from the Kokchetav complex”.

Mr A. STEPANOV, Goldschmidt conference, Czech Republic, Prague, August, presented a talk entitled “Experimental study of monazite/melt partitioning”.

Mr A. STEPANOV, SGGMP, Murramarang, November, presented a talk entitled “Tracing ultra-high-pressure metamorphism and melting using zircon trace element composition”.

Mrs K. STRZEPEK presented two posters at the Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Conference in Wellington, 21-25 March, titled “When size really does matter; measurement of ultra-small samples at the ANU Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory” and “Lose 5,000 radiocarbon years in just one hour; improved backgrounds using zinc reduction for graphite target preparation”.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS privately funded his travel to Norway in June to attend the Eurogranites 2011 conference, then to Spain in July to attend the Hutton VII conference, at which he was an invited speaker. He presented a keynote lecture on "Granite petrogenesis in the Bega Batholith, southeastern Australia: new perspectives from zircon U-Pb, O and Hf isotopes".

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS privately funded his travel to Norway in July to work with Prof. R.W. Rutland and Dr A. Solli collecting samples for their joint project on the evolution of the Norwegian Caledonian nappes.

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS privately funded his travel to Sicily in July to work with Drs P. Fiannacca and R. Cirrincione, preparing some of their joint work on the Sicilian basement for publication. While there he gave a lecture at the University of Catania entitled "From oldest to hottest: Dating complex metamorphic rocks with the SHRIMP ion probe".

Dr I.S. WILLIAMS visited the National Institute of Polar Research, Tachikawa, Japan, in November, where he gave a lecture entitled "Solving geological problems by SHRIMP microanalysis of radiogenic and stable isotopes".


Earth Environment

Dr A. Abrajevitch attended the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly, Melbourne, Australia, 27 June - 8 July and presented a paper entitled “Diagenetic sensitivity of paleoenvironmental proxies: A rock magnetic study of Australian continental margin sediments.” She attended the American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, USA, 5-9 December, presented an invited paper entitled “Diagenetic Sensitivity of Rock Magnetic Environmental Proxies”.

Dr L. AYLIFFE conducted fieldwork in Indonesia, 11 June to 24 July, and with Ms C. KRAUSE, attended the AINSE AusIntimate workshop held at ANSTO from 12-15 December.

Mr N. DARRENOUGUE, American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, USA, 5-9 December, presented a poster entitled “Rhodolith-forming coralline red algae record half-a-century of sea-surface temperature variations and mining history”, and conducted fieldwork in New Caledonia from 7-12 February and from 24 August to 3 September.

Dr S.M. EGGINS attended the Conference on Ocean Acidification, Shine Dome, Canberra, in June 2011.

Dr S.M. EGGINS and Mr G.J. Nash sampled live and fossil Anadara trapezia along a coastal transect from Westernport Bay to Tuggerah Lakes from 28 October to 4 November, and from Lake Macquarie to Gladstone from 6-13 December.

Dr S.M. EGGINS and Ms K. HOLLAND undertook field-based studies of planktic foraminifers at the Wrigley Centre for Environmental Studies, Santa Catalina, California, from 18-27 July and 18 July to 28 August respectively.

Dr M.K. GAGAN attended the Australia-Indonesia Environmental Science Workshop, ANU Shine Dome, Canberra, 18-19 April, presented an invited paper entitled “Earthquake supercycle terminations in Sumatra over the last 5,500 years”, and attended the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 5-9 December, presented an invited paper entitled “Orbital- and millennial-scale changes in the Australasian monsoon over the last 470,000 years”.

Prof R. GRÜN attended the Italian-Australian Workshop on New Scientific Techniques in Cultural Heritage as an invited speaker and presented a talk entitled “Laser ablation ICP-MS scanning of isotopes in human fossils”, 14-17 April. He attended the 13th International Luminescence and Electronic Spin Resonance Dating (LED) conference, Torun, Poland, 9-14 July, and presented a talk entitled “Ionization efficiencies of alanine dosimeters and tooth enamel irradiated by gamma and X-ray sources”, and attended the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) conference, 20 – 27 July. He conducted fieldwork with PhD student Mr M. Willmes and Honours student Ms C. Boel in the Bordeaux region, France, 16 May – 1 June, and conducted fieldwork at Melka Kunture, Ethiopia as part of a collaborative team led by Prof M. Mussi, Universita di Roma, Italy, 17 November to 2 December.

Dr D. HESLOP attended the 2011 IUGG General Assembly, Melbourne, 28 June to 5 July, and presented a paper entitled “The Decomposition of Hysteresis Loops into Environmentally Meaningful Mixing Models”.

Ms C. KRAUSE presented at the AINSE INTIMATE conference at Lucas Heights, NSW, 13-15 December, and conducted fieldwork at Tumut NSW, 9-10 November.

Ms J. MAZERAT attended the XVIII International Union for Quaternary Research, Bern, Switzerland, 21-27 July 2011, and presented a talk entitled “The 8.2ka event in southern Australasia: a different response between the ocean and atmosphere?”

Dr D.C. McPhail conducted fieldwork in the Lower Murrumbidgee catchment, NSW, in January, May and July 2011, and in the Northern Flinders Ranges, SA, in May 2011. He presented “Groundwater-surface water interaction in the Lower Peel River, NSW” at the 4th Australasian Hydrogeology Research Conference in Cairns, Qld in July 2011, and led ANU Honours students to present at the AusIMM Student Challenge in Moss Vale, NSW in September 2011.

Dr B. Opdyke attended the Geological Society of America meeting in Minneapolis USA and presented the paper “Discovering Dolomite”.

Mr R.J. Owens attended the 8th Urbino Summer School in Paleoclimatology (USSP), Urbino University, Italy, July 13 – August 2, and presented the poster “Sr/Ca in Planktonic Foraminifera: a proxy for surface ocean carbonate saturation state?” He attended the Symposium on “Ocean acidification and implications for living marine resources in the Southern Hemisphere” at the Shine Dome, Canberra, Australia, June 15-17.

Prof B.J. Pillans attended the 14th Biennial conference of the Australian & New Zealand Geomorphology Group (ANZGG) in Oamaru, New Zealand, from 31 January to 4 February 2011 and presented a paper: Weathering history of rock surfaces associated with Aboriginal rock art, Burrup Peninsula, Western Australia”, and attended a joint INQUA-EAQUA Workshop in Zanzibar, Tanzania, from 7-12 February 2011 and presented an oral paper: “Stratigraphy and chronology in Quaternary Research. He attended the 18th International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) Congress in Bern, Switzerland, from 20 - 27 July 2011 and presented a poster paper: “Erosion rates of rock surfaces associated with Aboriginal rock art, Burrup Peninsula, Western Australia”. He conducted fieldwork in Western Australia in May 2011 and September 2011 with Prof. L.K. Fifield (ANU) and Dr P. Morris (GSWA) to collect samples for regolith geochronology, and in Indonesia n July 2011 with Dr B. Jones (University of Wollongong) on the Quaternary stratigraphy of Soa Basin, Flores.

Ms J. Roberts attended the ALS/Actew Research and Development Workshop, October 2011.

Miss C. THOMPSON attended and presented at the RSES Student Conference, and visited the chemical oceanography labs at the University of Otago to supplement PhD research by learning a voltammetric technique for the measurement of organic copper chelators in seawater.


Earth Materials & Processes


Prof R. ARCULUS attended Goldschmidt Conference (August, Prague); American Geophysical Union Meeting (December 4-10, San Francisco)

Mr C. AUGENSTEIN gave a talk titled "The Alpine "orogenic lid" - upper plate of a metamorphic core complex?" at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco from December 4-10.

Prof I.H. CAMPBELL attended an International Symposium in Beijing on “Craton fromation and destruction” where he gave an invited talk entitled “What detrital zircons tell us about craton formation”.

Prof I.H. CAMPBELL attended the final sponsors meeting of a joint LINKAGE project with Professor R. Cass and Dr R. Squire, (Monash University); entitled “Understanding the stratigraphic and structural architecture of late Archean basins and the context of their gold deposits” where he gave a talk on “Dykes, sills and Magma chambers”.

Prof I.H. CAMPBELL attended the International Union of Geophysics and Geodacy in Melbourne where he co-convened a session to honour Geoff Davies and gave a talk entitles “Did the formation of D” cause the Archaean-Proterozoic boundary?”.

In June, Prof S.F. COX presented a lecture on “Fault Mechanics and Fluid-Driven Failure in High Fluid Flux Regimes” at the IUGG meerting in Melbourne.  He also co-convened a symposium on “Fluids in the crust and mantle: geodynamic and seismological consequences - geophysical and geological constraints” a that conference.

From August 2011 to January 2012 Prof S.F.COX engaged in outside studies at RWTH-University of Aachen, working with Prof Janos Urai and his group on aspects of coupling between fluid flow and crustal deformation processes. During his stay in Europe, Cox also presented invited lectures at Ruhr Univerity (Bochum, Germany), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), ETH-Zurich, Ludwig Maximilian University (Munich), Technical University of Delft (Netherlands), Utrecht University (Netherlands) and Charles University (Prague).

Mr B.J HANGER gave an oral presentation and volunteered at the XXV General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, July 2011, Melbourne; and presented at poster at the Biennial Meeting of the Specialist Group for Geochemistry, Petrology and Mineralogy, Geological Society of Australia, November 2011, Murramarang, NSW.

Prof I. JACKSON participated as an invited Discussion Leader at the Gordon Research Conference on the Earth’s Interior (South Hadley, Massachusetts, June), in discussions with colleagues at Stony Brook (May), Yale (June), and Boston Universities (June), including research seminars at each of the latter, and attended and presented papers at the General Assembly of the International Union for Geodesy and Geophysics (Melbourne, July).

Miss S. McALPINE studied with Prof J. BLUNDY, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, United Kingdom on the cumulative vs. xenocrystic nature of peridotites from the West Bismarck Arc.

Miss S. McALPINE, Goldschimdt Conference 2011, Prague, Czech Republic, 14-19 August, presentated a talk entitled “Pristine mantle xenoliths from the active Bismarck Arc”.

Miss S. McALPINE, Biennial Conference of the Specialist Group in Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, Murramarang, Australia, 20-25 November, presented a poster entitled “A detailed petrological study of a pristine xenolith suite, West-Bismarck Arc”.

Dr O. NEBEL attended the IGCC conference in Melbourne and the Goldschmidt Conference in Prague and gave oral presentations on his recent research.

Prof. H. O’NEILL gave a keynote lecture at the Goldschmidt 2011 conference in Prague in August.

Prof H. O’NEILL conducted experiments using synchrotron X-rays at the Diamond Light Source, UK, in May.

Mr P. STENHOUSE attended the IUGG Conference in Melbourne, 28 June-7 July, 2011.

Mr P. STENHOUSE attended the CAGS summer school on geological storage of carbon, 21-25 August, 2011.

Mr P. STENHOUSE attended the Advanced Structural Geology for Petroleum Exploration short course, 24-27 October, 2011.

Mr P. STENHOUSE attended the FRLP workshops on project management during October and November, 2011.

Mr P. STENHOUSE conducted fieldwork from 12 January to 4 March in Oman.

Miss D. TANNER, ECROFI XXI, 21st Biennial Conference, Leoben, 9-11 August, presented a paper entitled “Fluids in high-sulfidation gold deposits: insights from in situ stable isotopes and noble gas analyses”.

Miss D. TANNER, Goldschmidt 2011, Prague, 14-19 August, presented a poster entitled “Oxygen isotope chemistry beneath paleo-fumaroles”.

Miss D. TANNER, SGGMP 2011 Biennial Conference, Canberra, 20-25 November, presented a poster entitled “Amagmatic chromite in olivine-bearing Merensky Reef”.

Dr G.M. YAXLEY, IUGG XXV General Assembly, Melbourne, Australia, 27 June-8 July, presented a paper entitled “Mineral compositional controls on REE patterns in cratonic garnet lherzolite xenoliths and implications for mantle metasomatism”.

Dr J.A MAVROGENES presented a talk at the 2011 Goldschmidt Conference in Prague, 11-14 August.

Dr J.A MAVROGENES presented a talk at the ECROFI 2011 Conference held in Leoben Austria 8 – 11 August.

Mr L. WHITE, attended Goldschmidt 2011, Prague, Czech Republic, 14-19 August and presented a paper entitled: “Correlated Uranium Concentration, Radiation Damage and Increased SHRIMP U/Pb ages of Zircon.

Mr J. WYKES, attended the University of California Los Angeles from June 2010 to June 2011 as the 2009 Fulbright Postgraduate Scholar in Science and Engineering sponsored by BHP Billiton.

Mr J. WYKES, attended Goldschmidt 2011 Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, August 14-19, presented a paper entitled: “XANES investigation of selenium speciation in silicate glasses”.

Mr J. WYKES, attended 2011 Mineralogical Society of America Short Course: Sulfur in Magmas and Melts, Goslar, Germany, August 21-23.

Mr J. WYKES was the author of a paper entitled “Forsterite solubility in NaCl-H2O fluids at upper mantle P-T conditions” presented at the 2011 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, USA, December 5-9.

Dr G.M. YAXLEY, Goldschmidt 2011, Prague, Czech Republic, 14-19 August, presented a paper entitled “Redox profile through the Siberian craton: Fe K-edge XANES determination of Fe3+/Fe2+ in garnet from peridotite xenoliths of the Udachnaya kimberlite”.

Dr G.M. YAXLEY, Biennial Conference of the SGGMP, Murramarang, Australia, 21-25 November, presented a poster entitled “Application of Fe K-Edge XANES Determinations of Fe3+/∑Fe in Garnet to Peridotite Xenoliths from the Udachnaya Kimberlite”.

Dr G.M.YAXLEY visited Profs Alan Woodland and Gerhard Brey at the Institut für Mineralogie, Universität Frankfurt during August.

Graduate Student YUNXING XUE was sponsored by the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) to attend the SEG student fieldtrip to Chile to investigate the iron oxide copper gold deposits and gold-silver districts in Northern Chile.

Graduate student I. ZHUKOVA attended the Goldschmidt congress in Prague where she gave a talk entitled “Al diffusion in olivine: an experimental study”.


Earth Physics

Dr N BALFOUR prepared a poster for IUGG entitled “A National Seismometers in Schools Project in Australia” and for AGU entitled “The Australian Seismometers in Schools Project: Building Relationships Between Scientists, Schools and Local Enthusiasts”

Dr N BALFOUR attended and presented an RSES update at the Australian Seismologists Meeting in Adelaide.

Dr N BALFOUR attended the Joint IEA - GIA / IPGT Induced Seismicity Working Group Meeting in Melbourne.

Self-Adaptive Tomography With the Reversible Jump Algorithm. Bodin, T., Sambridge, M. and Gallagher, K. (2010) /EGU/ General Assembly, Vienna , Austria.

A Hierarchical Bayes Formulation of Inverse Problems. Application to Joint Inversion of Receiver Function and Surface wave Dispersion. Bodin, T., Sambridge, M., Tkalcic, H., Gallagher, K. and Arroucau, P. (2010), AGU Fall Meeting, San Fransisco.

Mr C.C. CHAPMAN, the 18th Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (in conjunction with the Meteorological Society of New Zealand), Wellington, NZ, February, presented a paper entitled “Immersed Boundary Methods for the representation of coastlines in high-resolution numerical models of the Southern Ocean”; the American Meteorological Society's 18th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, Spokane, WA, USA, June, presented a paper entitled “Rapid Changes in Frontal Position in a simplified model of the Southern Ocean”; the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Conference, Melbourne, June-July, presented a paper entitled “Rapid Changes in Frontal Position in a simplified model of the Southern Ocean”.

Prof P. CUMMINS, XXV IUGG General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics presented three papers entitled “Earthquake and Tsunami Generation along the Margin of the Australian Plate: What does it tell us About Seismic Coupling and its variability”, “Improved Earthquake Hazard Assessment for Indonesia”, and “2011 Tohoku Earthquake: The Sensitivity of Tsunami Inundation to Differences in Rupture Models”
Prof P. CUMMINS, 10th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Oceania Geosciences Society presented a paper entitled “Toward Using W Phase and Near Field Earthquake Waveforms in Regional and Local Tsunami Warning”
Dr Neda DARBEHESHTI MXXVth IUGG General Assembly, Melbourne, Australia, 28 june-7 July 2011, presented a paper entitled “Tuning a gravimetric quasigeoid to GPS-levelling by non-stationary least-squares collocation N. Darbeheshti & W.E. Featherstone.”

Dr A.McC. HOGG, the American Meteorological Society’s 18th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, Spokane WA, June, presented a paper entitled “Sensitivity of the overturning circulation in the Southern Ocean to changes in wind forcing”; the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Conference, Melbourne, June-July, presented a paper entitled “Dynamics and transport of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current”; the 7th International Symposium on Stratified Flows, Rome, August, presented a paper entitled “Ocean Mixing Induced by Hydraulically Controlled Flow”; Japan Australia workshop on Polar Ocean Modelling, Tokyo, November, presented a paper entitled “What Controls the Global Ocean Stratification & Circulation in Eddy-permitting Models?”.

Dr G.O. HUGHES, the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Conference, Melbourne, June-July, presented a paper entitled “Mixing and energetics of the ocean overturning circulation”; the 7th International Symposium on Stratified Flows, Rome, August, presented a paper entitled “Horizontal convection from an energetics viewpoint”.

Prof B.L.N. KENNETT attended the General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics in July where he gave a Plenary Lecture and an invited talk on Mantle tomography. In August he gave a talk on combining seismology and mineral physics at the Goldschmidt meeting in Prague, and then spent the next two months in Munich. At the beginning of September he gave a Plenary Lecture at the “Fragile Earth” meeting in Munich in September organised jointly by the Geological Societies of Germany and America, and a talk on the influence of structure in the subduction zone on the 2011 Offshore-Tohuku earthquake in Japan. Whilst in Munich he gave a seminar in the Munich GeoCentre series “frontiers of Earth Science” and also made short visits to Bayreuth and Copenhagen where he gave seminars. In December he gave an invited talk at the Fall Meeting of the American geophysical Union in the session on the Future of Structural Seismology.

Dr R.C. KERR, the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Conference, Melbourne, June-July, presented a paper entitled “The gravitational stability of mantle plumes”.

Dr S. MCCLUSKY, 2010 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec, 2010,, presented an invited paper entitled, Assimilation of Heterogeneous Continuous and Episodic GNSS Observations for Board Scale Earth Science Studies, S. McClusky, R. Reilinger, T. Uzel, K. Eren, A. Dindar.

Dr S. MCCLUSKY, 2011 IUGG Meeting, Melbourne, Australia, June 28th – July 7th, 2011, presented an invited paper entitled, Great Earthquakes and the Stability of the Australian Plate: Implications for Terrestrial Reference Frame Definition, 
S. McClusky, P. Tregoning, C. Watson, R. Burgette, S. Lejeune.

Ms A.K. MORRISON, the American Meteorological Society’s 18th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, Spokane WA, June, presented a paper entitled “Sensitivity of Southern Ocean Overturning to Buoyancy Forcing”; the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Conference, Melbourne, June-July, presented a poster entitled “Sensitivity of Southern Ocean Overturning to Buoyancy Forcing”; the American Geophysical Union Fall Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December, presented a paper “Sensitivity of Southern Ocean Overturning to Buoyancy Forcing”.

Dr. A. PURCELL, at XXV IUGG General Assembly, Melbourne, Australia, 28 June - 7 July 2011, presented two papers. One entitled “Incorporating Lake-loading into Calculations of Post-Glacial Rebound and Sea-Level Change”. And a second entitled “Deriving GIA-induced Uplift Rates from Observations of Gravitational Potential”.

Dr N. RAWLINSON attended the EGU General Assembly in Vienna and presented a paper titled "Seismic imaging results from a transportable array experiment in southeast Australia"

Dr N. RAWLINSON attended the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco and presented a paper titled "New Results from WOMBAT: Seismic Attenuation Tomography in Southeast Australia"

Mr J.C. ROBERTSON, the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Conference, Melbourne, June-July, presented papers entitled “Isothermal kinetics of channeled viscoplastic lava flows” and “Effects of internal rheology on the dynamics of solidifying lava flows”; the American Geophysical Union Fall Annual Meeting, San Francisco, December, presented a paper “Channeled lava dynamics: implications for Hawaiian lava studies”; the Geological Society of NZ Conference, Nelson, December, presented a paper entitled “Channeled viscoplastic lava dynamics”.

Dr M.L. RODERICK, American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, USA, 5-9 December, convened a session titled “Evaporation and Water Transport Dynamics in the ABL”.

Dr M.L. RODERICK, American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, USA, 5-9 December, presented a paper titled “Drought or climate change? Distinguishing change from variability in observations and climate model projections of rainfall”

Dr M.L. RODERICK, American Geophysical Union Conference, San Francisco, USA, 5-9 December, presented a paper titled “Does past performance guarantee future skill of climate models? A new approach to an important problem”

Dr M.L. RODERICK, ANU Climate Change Institute, Canberra, 22 August, presented a paper titled “Introducing the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science”

Dr M.L. RODERICK, European Geosciences Union, Vienna, 3-8 April, presented the Dooge Memorial Lecture titled “Robust responses of the terrestrial component of the hydrological cycle to global warming”

Dr M.L. RODERICK, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, 14 April, presented the MPI Colloquium titled “Robust responses of the terrestrial component of the hydrological cycle to global warming”

Dr M.L. RODERICK, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Melbourne, 1 July, presented the keynote address titled “Climate Variability versus Climate Change: How do you tell the difference”

Dr M.L. RODERICK, International Symposium on Environmental Changes and Efficient Use of Agricultural Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shijiazhuang, 20-22 October, presented the keynote address titled “Climate change, water availability and vegetation”

Dr M.L. RODERICK, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi, 28 October, presented the Academy Colloquium titled “Climate change, water availability and vegetation”

Ms I. ROSSO, the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Conference, Melbourne, June-July.

Dr J.A. SAENZ, the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Conference, Melbourne, June-July, presented a paper entitled “Mechanisms and rates of energy transfer affecting the global overturning circulation”.

M. SALMON and B. KENNETT. AuSREM – Australian Seismological Reference Earth Model, AGU 2011 S21B-2198

M. SALMON and B. KENNETT, AuSREM – Australian Seismological Reference Earth Model, IUGG Melbourne 28 June –7 July 2011

M. SALMON, B. KENNETT, E. SAYGIN, AuSREM - Australian Seismological Reference Earth Model, EGU Vienna April 4 – 9 2011

M. SALMON conducted fieldwork in Northern Queensland for the MINQ Seismic array September 2011.

Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE, attended and gave presentations at the IASPEI component of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics meeting in Melbourne, in June/July.

Dr. E. SaAYGIN, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria, 03 – 08 April 2011, presented a paper entitled “The Crustal Structure of Australian Continent from Seismic Ambient Noise”.

Dr. E. SAYGIN, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2011, San Francisco, USA, 05-09 December 2011, presented a paper entitled “Crustal Structure of Australia from Ambient Seismic Noise Tomography”.

Dr E. Saygin conducted fieldwork in the Jakarta metro area from 20-30 September.

Mr K.D. STEWART, the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, August, presented a paper entitled “The Effects of Topographic Sills and Mixing on the Global Ocean Density Structure”; the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, La Jolla, September, presented a paper entitled “The Effects of Topographic Sills and Mixing on the Global Ocean Density Structure”; the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, September, presented a paper entitled “The Effects of Topographic Sills and Mixing on the Global Ocean Density Structure”; the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, September, presented a paper entitled “The Effects of Topographic Sills on the Global Ocean Density Structure”.

Dr H TKALČIĆ gave an invited talk entitled “The inner core of the Earth from a seismological perspective” at the Union session of the IUGG General Assembly in Melbourne, June 2011.

Dr H TKALČIĆ coauthored 5 presentations and gave a talk entitled “Shuffling rotation of the Earth’s inner core” in the special session on the terrestrial cores at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, December 2011.

Dr H TKALČIĆ gave a talk on “The new paradigm for imaging lithosphere using receiver functions from the hierarchical Bayes algorithm” at the EGU Meeting in Vienna, April 2011.

Dr H TKALČIĆ spent 5 weeks in Japan (Jan/Feb) working on the Earth’s core using Hi-net dense array.

Dr P. TREGONING, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics conference, Melbourne, 28 June – 10 July, presented a paper entitled “Simultaneous inversion of GRACE, GPS and ocean bottom pressure observations”.

Dr P. TREGONING, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics conference, Melbourne, 28 June – 10 July, co-authored a paper entitled “Deriving GIA-induced Uplift Rates from observations of Gravitational Potential”

Dr P. TREGONING, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics conference, Melbourne, 28 June – 10 July, co-authored a paper entitled “Great Earthquakes and the Stability of the Australian Plate: Implications for Terrestrial Reference Frame Definition”

Dr P. TREGONING, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics conference, Melbourne, 28 June – 10 July, co-authored a paper entitled “Draconitic Biases in GPS Versus GRACE Estimates of Hydrology”

M.K. YOUNG, attended the Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 5-9 December, and presented a paper entitled “New P-wave Images of the Core Mantle Boundary Region from a Bayesian Inversion of PKP, PcP, and P4KP Differential Travel Times.”

M.K. YOUNG, attended the 25th International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics General Assembly, Melbourne, 28 June - 7 July, and presented two papers entitled “On the Differential Rotation of the Earth's Inner Core from Testing the Nature of Differences in Repetitive Seismic Waveforms” and “Group and Phase Velocity Variations in Tasmania from Ambient Seismic Noise.”

M.K. YOUNG conducted field work to deploy the EAL3 seismic array in New South Wales from 9-18 November.


Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)

Professor Neville Exon attended the Asian Marine Geology Conference in Goa, India, in October, and gave a paper on Australia’s role in scientific ocean drilling in the past.

Professor Exon is on the organising committees of two Symposia at the International Geological Congress to be held in Brisbane in August 2012: one deals with IODP and the other with marine minerals.

He initiated and is on the organising committee of a proposed Southwest Pacific IODP Workshop to be held at Sydney University in October 2012.


PRISE

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG (funded by AusAid), 23rd Colloquium of African Geology, Johannesburg, 8-14 January, presented an invited paper entitled “Advances in in situ stable isotope studies using SHRIMP”.

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG undertook field work in the Lobatse area, Botswana, 15-19 January.

Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG undertook field work in the Siep Riep area, Cambodia, 7-13 June as part of his ARC-funded research.

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

Mr C.M. FANNING conducted fieldwork in northern Chile from 24-30 October.


Visiting Fellows

Dr E.A. FELTON attended the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre’s Marine Science Forum ‘Food for Thought’ at Eden on 26-27 March.

Dr E.A. FELTON co-authored “Overturned mega boulders on coastal cliff-tops and in bedrock river channels: can cosmogenic nuclides constrain tsunami and palaeo-flood events in Australia?” (D. Fink, T. Fujioka, C. Mifsud, G. Nanson, A. Felton, K.
Crook, A. Switzer), presented at the 12th International AMS Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, March 2011.

Dr E.A. FELTON co-authored “Overturned mega boulders on coastal cliff-tops and in bedrock river channels: can cosmogenic nuclides constrain tsunami and palaeo-flood events in Australia?” (D. Fink, T. Fujioka, C. Mifsud, G. Nanson, A. Felton, K.
Crook, A. Switzer), presented at the XVIII INQUA Congress, Berne, July 2011.

Dr W. Mayer. Baudin’s naturalists in Australia: Early surveys of the fauna, flora and the geology of the country’s coastal regions, 1801-1803. The Freycinet Map of 1811 - 200th Anniversary of the publication of the first map of Australia. Symposium held at The National Library of Australia, 19 June 2011.

Dr Scott:Assessment of aeolian dust properties in the Port Hedland area and implications for future air quality management strategies. Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand Conference. 31 July-2 August, Auckland.

Dr Scott: Siderite chemistry as an exploration guide to Proterozoic stratiform Pb-Zn-Ag mineralisation, Australia. 25th International Applied Geochemistry Symposium. 22-26 August, Rovaniemi, Finland.

Dr Scott: Detecting distal footprints of ore deposits under cover. 11th Biennial Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Meeting. 26-29 September, Antofagasta, Chile.

Dr D.L. STRUSZ took part in a meeting in Ludlow (UK) of the International Subcommittee on Silurian Stratigraphy, to examine the reliability of the previously chosen stratotype sections for Silurian Series and Stages.

Dr Truswell presented a paper entitled ‘ Thulia: a Tale of the Antarctic (1843) and its musical setting’ to the conference ‘Antarctica and Music’ ANU, June 26 – 29th.-it deals inter alia with J.D.Dana, pioneer geologist in Australia.

Dr Truswell is presenting a paper ‘ Dredging up Mawson: implications for the geology of coastal East Antarctica’ in the Mawson Symposium, Royal Society of Tasmania & Australian Antarctic Division. November 30/December 1. Hobart.

Dr Truswell presented an exhibition of drawings (jointly with R.E.Barwick) entitled ‘Reflecting on Sullivans Creek’ Foyer Gallery ANU, February 28 – March 12th.

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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.
Dr M.A. FORSTER, Editor for the Journal of the Virtual Explorer.
Dr M. HONDA, Associate Editor, Geochemical Journal.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER, Member of the Editorial Board, Astrobiology, Editor-in-Chief Sherry Cady, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Dr L. MARTIN reviews publications for Lithos, The Journal of Metamorphic Geology and The Journal of Structural Geology.
Dr D. RUBATTO, Associated Editor, Lithos.
Dr D. RUBATTO, Editorial Board, Chemical Geology
Dr D. RUBATTO, Editorial Review Board, Journal of Metamorphic Geology.


Earth Environment

Dr N.J. ABRAM is Editor of the journal publication Climate of the Past.
Prof P. De DECKKER is on the editorial boards of Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoeceology, Palaeogeography, as well as Marine Micropalentology, and the Journal of Paleolimnology.
Dr S.M. EGGINS is on the Editorial Board of Quaternary Geochronology.
Dr. M.J. ELLWOOD is an Associate Editor for Marine and Freshwater Research.
Prof R. GRüN is Editor-in-Chief of Quaternary Geochronology, Associate Editor of the Journal of Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, and a member of the Editorial Boardsof Quaternary Science Reviews and Radiation Measurements.
Dr B. Opdyke has completed a four-year term as Science Editor for the journal Geology.
Prof B.J. PILLANS is on the Editorial Board of Quaternary Science Reviews.


Earth Materials & Processes

Prof S F COX continued as a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of Journal of Structural Geology and Geofluids.
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.
Prof. H. O’NEILL is on 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 the Advisory Editorial boards for Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors and Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
Dr POZGAY acted as peer-reviewer of various scientific journal articles.
Dr N. RAWLINSON, member of Editorial Board, Tectonophysics
Dr. M.L. RODERICK, Associate Editor, Water Resources Research (American Geophysical Union).
Dr MONTILLET reviewed a couple of papers for the conference IEEE VTC (fall) 2011.
Dr P. TREGONING, Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research (solid Earth).


PRISE

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


IODP

Professor Neville Exon is involved in writing and editing various IODP documents, including the ANZIC Annual Report, reports relating to the Indian Ocean IODP Workshop, and the proposal for a Southwest Pacific IODP Workshop in Sydney in 2012.
Professor Richard Arculus was one of a small group of writers and editors who produced the IODP Science Plan for 2013-2023 – Illuminating Earth’s Past, Present, and Future. This was published in mid-2011.


Visiting Fellows

Dr R.V.BURNE has reviewed papers for GEOLOGY and PNAS.
Dr E.A. FELTON reviewed papers for the journals Marine Geology, Geology, and International Journal of Earth Science.
Dr C. Klootwijk was Guest Editor Special Volume on Paleomagnetism and Rock Magnetism for the Australian Journal of Earth Sciences.
Dr Mayer has been appointed to the position of Editor of publications for INHIGEO (International Commission for the History of Geological Sciences), for  
the period 1012-2016
KEITH SCOTT has continued on the Editorial Board for the Book “Shaping a nation: A geology of Australia” being produced for the 34th International Geological Congress (Brisbane).
He is also editing a special Australasian issue of Episodes (27 papers) to be published in March 2012.



OUTREACH AND WORKSHOPS

Earth Chemistry

Mr A. CHOPRA participated in a workshop on journal article writing for scientists organised by Research Student Development Centre, ANU on 24 August.
Mr A. CHOPRA participated in a workshop on media skills for researchers organised by the Communications and External Liaison Office at ANU on 6 September.
Mr A. CHOPRA’s comments were featured in SBS and ABC TV news stories on the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Brian Schmidt et al. on 5 October.
Mr A. CHOPRA assisted with other RSES staff and students in organising hands-on astronomy and planetary science based activities at the 2011 National Science Week event hosted at CSIRO Discovery Centre on 13-21 August.
Mr A. CHOPRA assisted with other RSAA and RSES staff and students at the 2011 ANU Open Day on 28 August.
Mr A. CHOPRA assisted with demonstrations and observing with other RSAA staff and students at the 2011 Mt. Stromlo Open Day on 4 December.
Mr A. CHOPRA organised a premiere screening of the movie “First Orbit” and led a discussion session on space activities on the 50th Anniversary of man's first orbit in space at UniLodge ANU on 12 April.
Dr M.A. FORSTER was invited to give a lecture to Hasanuddin University, Sulawesi: Titled Tectonics and Geochronology: Dating Deformation. September 25th, 2011.
Dr M.A. FORSTER was invited to visit Bandung Institute of Technology, Java, Indonesia, by Prof. Suparka. 2nd October, 2011.
Dr M.A. FORSTER was invited to South East Research Group, Royal Holloway University of London by Prof. Hall, Dr Cottam and Dr Watkinson. 21st March till 28th March 2011.
Dr M.A. FORSTER attended a workshop given by Thermo Fisher Scientific. Workshop was on ’Imhotep Software Package’ for the new noble gas mass spectrometers (based on the Argus VI), Bremen, Germany.  28th till 31st March 2011.
Dr M.A. FORSTER was invited to South East Research Group, Royal Holloway University of London to give workshop to the PhD students on 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and dating deformation.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER talked to National Youth Science Foundation elite Year 10 and 11 students selected from the best high school science students from around the country about his research, careers in astronomy and answered questions about astronomy/cosmology/astrobiology. 3:30- 4:30 pm, RSAA January 7, 2011 and January 21, 2011 4-5 pm, and January 24, 2011,  11am to 12 pm.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER participated in a panel discussion at Mt Stromlo with female Korean astronaut and Danial Bayliss about human space flight, the International Space Station, Mars and the colonization of space. January 27, 2011 6pm to 7:30 pm.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave a guest lecture on "Are We Alone?" to year 11 students at Gungahlin College hosted by Peter Smythe, 3-4 pm, Monday, February 28, 2011.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was invited as a distinguished professor to give a series of 6 lectures at Bogazici University, Bebek/Istanbul, Turkey, April 29 to May 8, 2011, hosted by Prof Alpar Sevgen, Physics Department. The 6 lectures consisted of two research seminars, three undergraduate lectures and a public lecture: "Are We Alone?" May 3, 3-4pm .
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave a short public lecture and participated in a panel discussion  (with Prof Phil Diamond) at Questacon, Canberra on the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Friday, May 20, 2011.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave a Science Week talk "Our Earth, Other Earths and the Universe", Finkel Auditorium, 6 pm to 7:30 pm, August 19, 2011.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave a guest lecture on "Are We Alone?" to year 11 students at Ginnindera College, organized by Sarah Taylor, 12-1pm, Friday, September 2, 2011.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave a lecture on Black Holes and Entropy, to Year 10 students at Melrose High School, organized by Geoff McNamara, 2-3pm, Tuesday, August 30, 2011.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER helped host a star-gazing night at Mt Stromlo for the Korean Ambassador and family, 7pm - 9pm, Saturday, September 3, 2011.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave an invited lecture to the Canberra Skeptics, "J'accuse: Aliens and Free Will, the gods of choice for atheists", 6-7:30 pm, CSIRO Discovery Theatre, Tuesday September 13, 2011.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER participated in a panel discussion recorded for Radio National about "Life, the Universe and Everything" at the Coonabarabran Festival of the Stars Open Day. Also performed on the guitar the song "Evolving a Life Form" at the Royal Hotel, Coonabarabran, NSW, 6:30 pm - 9pm, Saturday, October 15th.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave a Star-gazing talk at an ANU Law School Retreat at Kioloa, NSW, 10pm, Friday, March 11, 2011.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave a lecture "Intergalactic Diplomacy" to the ACT Diplomatic Corps, including several dozen ambassadors and ANU VC Ian Young, at Mt Stromlo, 6 pm, March 14th, 2011
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave a lecture to the Canberra Astronomical Society at Mt Stromlo on "Increasing Complexity in the Universe?" hosted by Kim Rawlings, 8 pm, March 17, 2011.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave the keynote lecture "Is Who Alone?" at the Annual Queensland Astrofest, Duckadang, Queensland, 3-4 pm, Sunday, July 30, 2011
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave a lecture "Does the Universe Contain an Infinite Number of Kevin Rudds?" at Burgmann College, ANU, 7-8:30 pm, Tuesday, August 9, 2011.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave the keynote lecture at the ANU PhB Student Research Conference on "My Life as a Graduate Student and the 2006 Physics Nobel Prize", 2:15 to 2:50 pm, Bambi Seminar Rm, Peter Baume Bldg. Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER gave a Mt Stromlo Open Day lecture "Are We Alone?"  Duffield Lecture Theatre, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Mt Stromlo Observatory, Canberra, Sunday, December 4, 2011.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER provided topical interviews for television science programs including “Catalyst” and ABC News, 6 times in 2011.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was interviewed on a wide range of science topics for radio programs 11 times in 2011.
Mrs K. STRZEPEK has spoken about her activities at the University’s welcome to summer scholars for three years running (Nov 2009, 2010, 2011). She has also spoken at the Universities Open Day on a panel of Graduate Students. She has also spoken about her experiences at Melba Copland High School, St Francis Xavier High School and to students visiting from Rossmoyne High School. She is also founder of the RSES Blog “Oncirculation” that will go live at the end of December.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS hosted a visit to the SHRIMP laboratory by students attending the National Youth Science Forum, 15th and 27th January.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS helped to organise the April visit to RSES by the Jaeger-Hales lecturer, Prof. Hugh P. Taylor Jr, and arranged a 2-day Workshop on Stable Isotopes, at which Prof. Taylor was guest speaker. He also arranged a 3-day field trip for the workshop participants.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS assisted in providing advice to prospective students at the ANU Open Day, 27th August.

Earth Environment

Dr N.J. ABRAM was featured in the video reflections collection for the “Scott’s Last Expedition” exhibition, prepared by the Natural History Museum and touring Sydney-London-Christchurch in 2011-2012. She was profiled for “How does she do it?” article, The Times newspaper, London UK, and featured in the BBC television series “Men of Rock”, interviewed by Dr Iain Stewart. She also featured in a profile article about the British Antarctic Survey in the Cambridge News newspaper.
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 B. Opdyke is part of a monthly radio show that discusses environmental issues on local radio 2XX.
Prof B.J. PILLANS is Chair of the Steering Committee of the National Rock Garden Trust.

Earth Materials & Processes

Prof R. ARCULUS Alteration Haloes (Science-Art exhibition, results of a research voyage, CSIRO Discovery Centre); interview Classic FM (Margaret Throsby); numerous interviews on radio & TV re Chilean Volcano; lectures at Australian National Botanic Gardens & U3A.
Prof S.F. COX provided a 2-day workshop on “Structural Processes and Controls on the Formation of Lode Gold Systems” to Goldfields Ltd geoscientists at Kalgoorlie in July. He also provided a half day of lectures to Goldfields geoscientists in Perth.
In September, Prof COX provided a 3-day workshop on “Structure, permeability and fluid flow at depth in the Earth’s crust” to a group of 35 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, from various universities across Europe, as part of his outside studies program visit to RWTH-Aachen University in Germany.
Prof. G. LISTER has run industry workshops as part of the 4D porphyry project.
Prof. G. LISTER lectured at SEARG RHUL on “Closing Tethys”.
Dr J.A MAVROGENES was part of a College of Science Outreach Tour of Central Victoria.
Dr J. A MAVROGENES presented talks to three groups of visiting students and visited two local schools.
Miss S. McALPINE participated in the Scientists in Schools initiative, with weekly in class visits to Yr 8 Science, Amaroo School, ACT.
Mr L. WHITE was interviewed by ABC radio about the plate boundary between India and Eurasia. Approximately 10 minute interview with Louise Maher, ABC 666 radio, broadcast at 3:15 pm 2 November.
Dr G.M. YAXLEY was involved in organisation of the biennial conference of the Specialist Group in Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology of the Geological Society of Australia, held at Murramarang Resort in late November.
Dr G.M. YAXLEY was lead convenor of a session at the IUGG 2011 conference held in Melbourne in June-July.
Dr G.M. YAXLEY undertook fieldwork on Norfolk Island in May, with members of the Petrochemistry and Experimental Petrology Group.
Dr G.M. YAXLEY coordinated two visits to RSES from Year 11-12 students participating in the National Youth Science Summer School in January.

Earth Physics

Dr N BALFOUR had an interview with the Canberra Times (17/9/2011) regarding seismometers recording explosions from the Mitchell fire. Story quoted in was entitled “Inner north residents told to stay indoors after late wind change”.
Dr N BALFOUR had a radio interview with ABC 666 (16/9/2011) discussing seismometers in schools and how the instruments recorded explosions from the Mitchell fire.
Dr N BALFOUR wrote an article for the AEES newsletter (#3 August 2011) on the Australian Seismometers in Schools program.
Dr. N. BALFOUR and Prof. M. Sambridge began a new outreach project Australian Seismometers in schools. A four year program to put 40 seismometers in Australian high schools across the nation. The project is a collaboration with Macquarie Univ. and is part of the education component of the AuScope-AGOS program funded by the Federal Government through the Education Investment Fund (EIF3).
Mr C.C. CHAPMAN presented at the ANU Climate Change Institute expo, August. 
Prof P. CUMMINS, 2011 Asia Antelope users Group Meeting, delivered invited paper entitled “Australian Science Applications Using Antelope”. 
Prof. P. CUMMINS delivered a public lecture entitled lecture on great earthquakes at the U. Melbourne Panel Discussion “What’s up with all These Earthquakes”.
Prof. Phil R. CUMMINS delivered a lecture entitled “Lessons from Recent Tsunamigenic Earthquakes Worldwide” at the Australia–Indonesia Environmental Science Workshop, organised by the Australian Academy of Sciences.
Dr Neda DARBEHESHTI GRACE Workshop at ANU Kioloa Coastal Campus - 15 to 17 November 2011, presented a paper entitled “Improving the spatial resolution of GRACE Results”
Members of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Group presented tours of the GFD Laboratory and fluid flow demonstrations during visits of high school and undergraduate students, the interested public during National Science Week, and the National Youth Science Forum.
Dr. A.McC. HOGG, Dr. M.L. WARD and Dr. J.A. SAENZ participated in the planning workshop for the ARC Center of Excellence in Climate System Sciences, Robertson, September.
Dr G. IAFFALDANO had a radio interview with SBS (Broadcasting in Italian)
Dr G. IAFFALDANO had a radio interview with Robyn Williams (The science show on ABC)
Dr G. IAFFALDANO had two feature articles on The Australian Geographic
Dr G. IAFFALDANO had several clips originated by two media releases.
Prof B.L.N. KENNETT gave a number of radio interviews on issues related to earthquakes and tsunamis.
Dr S. MCCLUSKY was interviewed live on ABC 891 morning’s radio on March 15th 2011 at 11:40 am. The interview lasting 15 minutes was about crustal deformation resulting from the March 11th 2010 Tohoku great earthquake.
Dr. MONTILLET and its co-author published a conference paper in IEEE VTC 2011 (Poster Presentation).
Ms A.K. MORRISON participated as a fellow at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Summer Program, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, June – August.
Dr POZGAY was featured in Canberra’s CityNews and Melbourne’s The Age, both featuring the Master of Natural Hazards & Disasters program. She was active in outreach and student recruitment with both CAP and CPMS teams.
Dr N. RAWLINSON was interviewed on ABC 666 on November 1 2011 at 4.20pm on the subject of a successful ARC LIEF grant. He was also interviewed on the same subject for an article that appeared in the Canberra Times the following day.
Dr M.L. RODERICK and Dr A.M. HOGG organised the annual workshop of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, Robertson, NSW, 27-30 September.
Dr M. SALMON helped with the Research School of Earth Sciences booth at University open day
Dr M. SaALMON helped organise the RSES demonstrations at the National Science Week at CSIRO
Dr M. SALMON gave talks and tours to National Youth Science Forum students and high school students visiting RSES
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE attended a workshop on uncertainty analysis in geophysical inverse problems in Leiden, The Netherlands in Nov.
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE attended a NICTA workshop on Machine learning approaches to Geothermal exploration and characterization, in Sydney in September.
Dr H TKALČIĆ gave a series of invited seminar talks at the University of Tokyo, University of Kyoto, Tohoku University, University of Hokkaido, JAMSTEC and Disaster Prevention Research Institute in Kyoto, on the Earth’s core and the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Moho.
Dr H TKALČIĆ gave a seminar talk at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, on Benford’s Law in geosciences.
Dr H TKALČIĆ was interviewed by the Croatian National Radio-Television on the core research and on the Benford’s Law.
Dr P. TREGONING was interviewed on radio about technical aspects of the GPS system. Approximately 8 minute interview with Genevieve Jacobs on ABC666, 28 February.
Dr P. TREGONING was interviewed for online article about the 2011 Japan earthquake, The Conversation, 16 June.
Dr P. TREGONING was interviewed for newspaper article about joining the Science Team of the NASA GRACE mission. Canberra Times, 17 September.
Dr P. TREGONING was interviewed for newspaper article about the Australian Space Research Program. The Australian Financial Review, 31 October.
Dr P. TREGONING was invited to present information on the GRACE Follow On mission at the CSIRO Tweetup event. Tidbinbilla Deep Space Network tracking station, 25 November.
Dr P. TREGONING was invited to talk about climate change to Year 11 students at Canberra Grammar School as part of the “Australian Studies” course.
M.K. YOUNG volunteered at this year's Experimentathon/Family Science Spectacular, held at the Discovery Centre, CSIRO, from the 12th to 14th of August in honour of National Science Week.

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)

ANZIC partnered India in setting up a very successful Indian Ocean IODP Workshop, held in Goa, India, in October 2011. Professor Neville Exon (RSES) instigated the Workshop and he and Professor Stephen Gallagher (University of Melbourne) were part of the three-man organising committee. The workshop drew funding from AIO, IODP-MI, Ocean Leadership (US), and individual member countries. Ten Australians, including Professor Exon and Professor Richard Arculus from RSES, and one New Zealander were funded to attend by AIO.
Professor Exon gave a paper, and is an author of forthcoming Indian Ocean workshop reports for EOS, Scientific Drilling and the IODP website. He is also on the organising committee of a proposed Southwest Pacific IODP Workshop to be held at Sydney University in October 2012.

Visiting Fellows

Dr E.A. FELTON serves on the Board of the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, Eden, NSW, a marine education and research organisation. She is executive officer to the Centre’s Research Advisory Group. She also conducts educational beach geology walks for the general public, and is a volunteer guide in the Discovery Centre.
Dr E.A. FELTON prepared and presented a display for the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre illustrating and explaining the effects of the Tohoku, Japan, tsunami in Twofold Bay, Eden NSW.
Dr E.A. FELTON gave a presentation about tsunami in SE Australia at Merimbula Probus Club.
Dr Truswell presented a talk “Antarctica, Glossopteris and a Sexual Revolution” on Robyn Williams’ ABC Radio National Program Ockams Razor, broadcast at 8.45am on March 6th. Above talk presented to Australian Botanic Gardens 17th March. Talk ‘Writing a life in Science’  Independent Scholars Association, National Library of Australia  9th February.  Talk ‘All at sea in search of the forests’  National Library of Australia 16th August. Workshop, Geoscience Australia – Antarctic margin data, November 8th. Instigated with Dr P.T.Harris.

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TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Earth Chemistry

Dr Y. AMELIN gave two 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 ~20 Year 8 Science class students at Melrose High School in Canberra, ACT on life in extreme environments on 20 October.
Mr A. CHOPRA presented a guest lecture to ~20 Year 12 Science class students at Trinity College in Perth, WA on life in extreme environments on 1 July.
Mr A. CHOPRA presented a guest lecture to ~60 Year 12 Science class students at Methodist Ladies College in Perth, WA on life in extreme environments in particular hydrothermal vents in the deep sea on 1 July.
Mr A. CHOPRA presented a guest lecture to ~20 Year 8 Science Extension class students at Rossmoyne Senior High School in Perth, WA on life in extreme environments on 1 July.
Mr A. CHOPRA presented a guest lecture to ~30 Year 12 Human Biology class students at Rossmoyne Senior High School in Perth, WA on astrobiology topics on 1 July.
Mr A. CHOPRA presented a guest lecture to ~60 Year 10 Science Discovery class at Rossmoyne Senior High School students in Perth, WA on life at hydrothermal vents and recent research voyages on 1 July.
Mr A. CHOPRA presented an invited “Future Focus” seminar to ~100 Year 11-12 students at Rossmoyne Senior High School students in Perth, WA. During this seminar I shared my experiences during my high school and undergraduate life.
Mr A. CHOPRA presented a talk to summer scholars at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, ANU on the topic “Questions in Astrobiology” on 19 January.
Dr M.A. FORSTER co-taught 3rd year subject EMSC 3024 Magmatism & Metamorphism (with Dr J. Hermann - the practical sessions and several lectures).
Ms B. FRASL was teaching assistant for the undergraduate course Chemistry of the Earth and Ocean (EMSC2015).
Ms A. F. KOMUGABE tutored and demonstrated the Blue Planet (EMSC1006) in second semester.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER team-taught with Prof T. Ireland, the EMSC 3022, Planetary Science Course, Feb-July, 2011.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER was invited as a distinguished professor to give a series of 6 lectures at Bogazici University, Bebek/Istanbul, Turkey, April 29 to May 8, 2011, hosted by Prof Alpar Sevgen, Physics Department.  Two lectures were research seminars to colleagues (listed under seminars). Three lectures were to undergraduates: May 2, 9 am - 10 am "Cosmology" May 2, 2-3pm "Life, Gravity and the Second Law of Thermodynamics" May 4, 9-10 am "Darwinism and Astrobiology".
Dr L. MARTIN co-supervised Eleanor Peterson (B. Sc student) during December 2010 (Chemical characterisation of garnet-bearing rocks from Broken Hill, co-supervisor: Oliver Nebel).
Dr D. RUBATTO coordinated and co-taught the second semester course EMSC2015 “Chemistry of Planet Earth”
Dr D. RUBATTO was a tutor at the third year field course EMSC3001. 
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS gave 10 undergraduate lectures on isotope geochemistry in October-November as part of the EMSC2015 course on the geochemistry of the Earth.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS assisted with the March undergraduate field excursion to the Kosciuszko region.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS led a sampling trip to the south coast in December for undergraduates working with him on special research topics related to Permian palaeoclimate.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS was an invited lecturer at the induction of ANU higher degree students in September.

Earth Environment

Prof P. De DECKKER taught the course Marine Palaeontology and Evolution of Life on Earth (EMSC2019), coordinated and contributed to more than half the teaching and assessment of the course entitled Resources & Environment (EMSC2016).
Dr S.M. EGGINS, with Dr M.J. ELLWOOD, taught an Honours level short-course on Quantitative Analysis in Research.
Dr S.M. EGGINS taught modules on Origin of Earth, Introductory Global Cycles and Field Studies in the first year course Blue Planet (EMSC 1006), and supervised third year ‘3 Special Topics’ courses, two in Earth and Marine Science and one in Chemistry.
Dr M.J. ELLWOOD and Dr S.M. EGGINS taught the six-unit third year course Global Cycles II – the modern Ocean (EMSC 3023).
Dr M.J. ELLWOOD coordinated and taught in the first year course The Blue Planet (EMSC1006), and taught in the second year course Analytical Chemistry (CHEM2207).
Dr M.K. GAGAN co-convened Chemistry of the Earth and Oceans (EMSC2015) and delivered 15 lectures, 5 practicals, and examined the course.
Prof R. GRÜN taught the School of Archaeology and Anthropology six-unit course Scientific Dating Techniques and Isotope Analysis for Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology (BIAN 3010/6510).
Dr D.C. McPhail co-convened and taught 50% of Environmental Chemistry (CHEM2204), a joint second year course with RSC and RSES, and convened and taught the Groundwater course (EMSC3025).
Dr D.C. McPhail coordinated with Prof. Brad Pillans the Minerals Tertiary Education Council Honours course, Regolith Geoscience and Mineral Exploration, held in April 2011.
Mr S. Meyerink worked as a demonstrator during The Blue Planet (EMSC1006) first year course taught by Dr M.J. Ellwood, and assisted with assessments.
Mr G.J. Nash demonstrated for Prof P. De Deckker and assisted with field studies for the second year Palaeontology course (EMSC2019), and presented a guest presentation on methane seeps off the Costa Rica Margin for Dr P. Blackwell’s RSBS second year marine biology course.
Dr B. Opdyke taught the Surficial Processes (EMSC2014) course, and  conducted the field portion of the second year Structural and Field Geology course (EMSC2012).
Dr B. Opdyke convened and taught half of the third year Global Cycles course (EMSC3027), and taught the third year Coral Reefs (EMSC3019) course.
Mr R.J. Owens was a teaching assistant for Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (EMSC2014) convened by Dr B. Opdyke, and was a personal tutor to Mr R. Williams through the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) for the Sedimentology and Stratigraphy course (EMSC2014).
Prof B. PILLANS gave nine lectures in the Environmental and Regolith Geoscience (EMSC2016) second year undergraduate course.
Ms J. Roberts tutored for the Water Resources Management course (combined third year and postgraduate class), assisting Dr Sara Beavis.
Mr N. SCROXTON demonstrated on the second year Mapping field course in Taemas (EMSC2012).
Miss C. THOMPSON worked with Summer Scholar Miss A. Robinson (Lincoln University, New Zealand) and RSES intern Mrs M. Samanta on copper toxicity to blue-green algal blooms in Lake Burley Griffin, ACT.

Earth Materials & Processes

Prof R. ARCULUS taught EMSC2020 Lithosphere (50%); EMSC3024 Magmatism and Metamorphism (50%)
Prof S F COX taught EMSC2012 Introduction to Structural and Field Geology, and EMSC3002 Structural Geology and Tectonics, as part of the RSES Education program.  He also contributed to the ENVS1004 Australia’s Environment course.
Mr B.J. HANGER demonstrated laboratory classes and a field trip to Eden, NSW for the course EMSC1006: The Blue Planet.
Prof I. JACKSON coordinated and co-taught EMSC8011 Introduction to Earth Materials (with Prof. H. O’NEILL) and co-taught PHYS3070 Physics of the Earth (with Dr. H. TKALCIC), and supervised the 4th-year engineering project of M. OLIN and two Ph. B. projects of R. SKELTON.
Prof. G. LISTER assisted Prof. S. COX in his third year structural geology course.
Prof. G. LISTER is the Chair of Panel for four PhD candidates, and supervised and co-supervised a total of five PhD candidates: Lloyd White, Clemens Augenstein, Iona Stenhouse, Jia-Urnn Lee and Tomas O’Kane.
Dr J.A MAVROGENES taught half of Australia’s Environment (ENVS1004) and Economic Geology (EMSC 3007).
Dr O.  NEBEL taught courses in volcanic hazards (Natural Hazard and Disaster Management)
Prof. H. O’NEILL gave part of the second year course Chemistry of the Earth and Oceans (EMSC 2015).
Mr P. STENHOUSE assisted on several undergraduate fieldtrips.
Miss D. TANNER tutored the 3rd year course Economic Geology (EMSC 3007) and presented one lecture.
Miss D. TANNER tutored the 1st year field course Earth Science in the Field (EMSC 1007).

Earth Physics

Prof P. CUMMINS delivered lectures in tsunami science in Geological Hazards (EMSC8707) and in Understanding Natural Hazards (EMSC8706).
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).
Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS, Dr G.O. HUGHES and Dr A.McC. HOGG taught Special Topics course (EMSC3050).
Dr A.McC. HOGG contributed lectures and laboratories to The Blue Planet (EMSC1006). Dr HUGHES supervised an add-on research project in EMSC1006.
Dr A.McC. HOGG supervised an Advanced Studies Course.
Dr G. IAFFALDANO taught and convened EMSC8016
Dr G. IAFFALDANO was a guest lecturer in PHYS3070
Prof B.L.N. KENNETT – a number of students took the on-line course EMSC8015 “Imaging the Earth”.
Dr POZGAY taught two Master level classes, Introduction to Natural Hazards and Understanding Geological Hazards; co-supervised eight Master student research projects; convened the Master of Natural Hazards & Disasters program; and supervised an undergraduate Special Topic student.
Dr N. RAWLINSON was Physics of the Earth Honours Convener for 2011
Dr N. RAWLINSON delivered EMSC8002 (Seismology) as a reading course in Semester 1 and Semester 2.
Dr M.L. RODERICK convened the Bachelor of Global and Ocean Science (Hons) degree program.
Dr M.L. RODERICK taught part of the third year course, Global Cycles and Paleooceanography (EMSC3027) - {A contribution to a course taught by Brad Opdyke}
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE gave a guest lecture in the 3rd year undergraduate course (PHYS3070) ‘Physics of the Earth’.
Dr. E. SAYGIN taught the geophysics part of Introduction to Earth Science in the Field (EMSC 1007).
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 P. TREGONING supervised the Special Topics research project of Puvanesavari Rajan on the analysis of GRACE data.
Dr H TKALČIĆ coordinated and taught an undergraduate course “Physics of the Earth” with Prof I Jackson (PHYS 3070).
M.K. YOUNG was a student demonstrator for the Physics of the Earth Honours PHYS3070 course.

Visiting Fellows

KEITH SCOTT led the Minerals Tertiary Education Council-sponsored “Regolith Geoscience and Mineral Exploration” Honours course (April 2011).

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HONOURS AND MASTERS SUPERVISION

Earth Chemistry

Dr J.J. BROCKS supervised the honours project of Ms Marita Smith on “Australasian Sea Surface Temperatures over the past millennium”.
Dr M.A. FORSTER supervised the honours project of Mr Oleg Koudashev: Titled  ‘Microstructurally Focused Argon Geochronology on Two Classic High Pressure Terranes’.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER supervised RSAA Physics Honours Student Tim Bovaird “The Statistical Exploration of Exoplanets" Feb - Nov 2011.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER supervised physics undergraduate Callum Waugh on a 3rd year research project: Terraforming Mars, First Semester 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER supervised 3rd year physics PhD student Kaitlin Cook on an Advanced Study Course research project  “Investigating the Elementary Composition of the Earth, Comets and Jupiter” completed July 2, 2010.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER began supervising Honours student Lucie James, in astrobiology research.
Dr D. RUBATTO supervised the honours project of Mr Luke Hogan on the continental margin of the Sesia Zone (Western Alps).
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS helped supervise Ms E. O'Shea in oxygen isotope micro-analysis as part of her honours project on the growth of corals.

Earth Environment

Dr N.J. ABRAM supervised the Natural Hazards Masters research project of Mr B. Plunkett on the optimum region of Indian Ocean Dipole activity.
Prof P. De DECKKER supervised two Honours students, Ms L. Dean on her project on the microfauna and sediments of Two Fold Bay, Eden, NSW, and Ms M. Smith (co-supervised with Dr J.J. Brocks) on her project on 300 years of sea-surface temperatures in the Tasman Sea.
Dr S.M. EGGINS supervised the Honours projects of Ms K. Holland on the ‘Mg Isotope fractionation in planktic foraminifer Orbulina universa’ and Ms E. O’Shea on ‘Carbon sources in the scleractinian coral Acropora pulchra’. Dr S.M. EGGINS also supervised the mid-year start Honours projects of Ms R. Dargill on the ‘Temperature and inorganic carbon system controls on U incorporation in scleractinian corals’ and Mr C. Rouen on ‘Temperature and inorganic carbon system controls on B incorporation in scleractinian corals’. In addition, Dr S.M. EGGINS and Dr M.J. ELLWOOD co-supervised the mid-year start Honours project of Ms R. Dargill on the ‘Development and Application of a UV-Vis system for automated analysis of seawater pH’.
Dr M.J. ELLWOOD supervised the Honours project of Mr J.  Rousseau.
Prof R. GRÜN supervised School of Archaeology and Anthropology Honours student Ms C. Boel, who won the annual prize for best Honours thesis in 2011 in the School of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Dr D.C. McPhail supervised the Honours project of Mr. J. Carr on the Hydrogeochemistry of groundwater in the Coleambally region of New South Wales, and co-supervised with Dr. Éva Papp the Honours project of Ms L. Burraston on the Hydrogeophysics of groundwater in the Lower Murrumbidgee catchment, NSW.
Dr B. Opdyke supervised the Honours project of Jen Deng Lee on the Seismic Stratigraphy of the offshore northern Perth Basin.

Earth Materials & Processes

Prof. R. ARCULUS  supervised projects of Matt Valetich
Prof S.F. COX supervised the projects of Lisa Howat and Leigh Gibson.
Dr J. MAVROGENES supervised the honours projects of Mr J Bennett on the effect of Ni and C on sulfur solubility in mafic melts and A Murray on the Geology of the Wallaby Deposit, W.A.
Dr G.M. YAXLEY supervised a Special Topics student (Clare Connolly) who performed an experimental investigation of Ni-in-garnet thermometry.

Earth Physics

Dr P. CUMMINS supervised the Masters research of Mr. Amalfi Omang, Mr. Ariska Rudyanto and Mr. Indra Gunawan.
Dr P. CUMMINS supervised the PhD research of Mr.Jakir Hossen.
Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS and Dr G.O HUGHES supervised the Honours thesis project of Ms. X. QIN on the effects of bottom slope on turbulent mixing efficiency in dense currents.
Dr A.McC. HOGG supervised the Honours thesis project of Mr C. SHAKESPEARE on a conceptual model of the ocean overturning circulation.
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE co-supervised along with Prof. P. Cummins (RSES) and Prof. S. Roberts (MSI) honours student Ms Micaela Hartley on a project on multi-pathing in heterogeneous seismic media.
Dr H TKALČIĆ supervised the PhB project of Richard Skelton on “Heterogeneities in the deep mantle using body waves”.
Dr H TKALČIĆ supervised the PhB project of HongAn Le on “Using spectrograms for determination of onset times of seismic signals”.
Dr H TKALČIĆ supervised the internship project of Aleksandra Denisenko on “Regional time-domain moment tensor inversion”.
Dr H TKALČIĆ supervised the internship project of Caroline Bartlett on “Using PcP-P and ScS-S differential travel times to determine the nature of deep mantle heterogeneities”.
Dr H TKALČIĆ supervised the summer internship project of Don McKinnon on “Using normal modes to determine splitting functions sensitive to the Earth’s core”.
Dr P. TREGONING supervised the honours project of Miss Sarah Christmas on the 2000 New Ireland earthquake, Papua New Guinea.

Visiting Fellows

Dr C Klootwijk was examiner for the Honours Thesis of Stephanie Doos “A Geophysical and Hydrogeological Approach to Delineating the Great Chesney Fault, Cobar, NSW”.
Dr Truswell served as Ph.D. thesis advisor to Natalie Sinclair (submitted April 29th) Honours Examiner  Jeng Den Lee 1/2nd November. Advisor (informal)  Ph.D student Luna Brentagani (ongoing).



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OTHER MATTERS

Earth Chemistry

Dr Y. AMELIN, oversaw installation and acceptance of Triton Plus and developed procedures for using this instrument. Explored in detail the performance of the multiple ion counter detector array of Triton Plus.
Dr V.C. BENNETT is on the Program Committee and is the Early Earth Theme Coordinator, for the 2013 Goldschmidt Conference, Florence, Italy.
Dr V.C. BENNETT is on the Program Committee and is an organizer of the Early Earth theme and is a session chair for the 2012 International Geological Congress to be held in Brisbane, Australia
Dr V.C. BENNETT is on the Board of Directors of the Geochemical Society.
Dr V.C. BENNETT is the Chair of the 2012 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 supporting early career academics at ANU.
Dr J.J. BROCKS, member of the Academic Steering Committee of the mass spectrometer facility at the Research School of Biology, ANU. Mr A. CHOPRA, project assistant for 2011 volume of the ANU Undergraduate Research Journal and served on the editor selection panel.
Mr A. CHOPRA participated in the research cruise, to study submarine volcanoes on the Kermadec Arc, off the coast of New Zealand (on-board RV Tangaroa, 23 February – 21 March, GNS expedition TAN1104).
Mr A. CHOPRA assisted in set-up a Chemical Inventory System at the Research School of Earth Sciences.
Mr A. CHOPRA, student representative on the OH&S Committee at RSES, ANU (since June 2011).
Mr A. CHOPRA, co-administrator for the Stromlo Student Wiki.
Mr A. CHOPRA, organiser for the Planetary Science Institute Seminars at ANU.
Mr A. CHOPRA, co-organiser of the 2011 RSES Student Conference at ANU on 22 September.
Mr A. CHOPRA, local organising committee for the 2011 Australian Space Science Conference at ANU on 28 September.
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 ~800 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.
Dr M.A. FORSTER setting up the RSES ANU node of the new joint Argon Facility for 40Ar/39Ar geochronology.
Ms B. FRASL, Member, ACT Division Committee, Geological Society of Australia.
Ms M. HUYSKENS organizes weekly Earth Chemistry group meetings and seminars.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER is a member of the NASA National Astrobiology Institute Focus Group on “Thermodynamics, Disequilibrium and Evolution” convened by Javier Martin-Torres (Caltech), Michael Russell (JPL) and Eugenio Simoncini (Max Planck Institute, Jena).
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER is a member of the Local Organizing Committee of the Meteorological Society Meeting, Cairns, August 12-17, 2012.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER is on the organizing committee of the Planetary Science theme at the 34th International Geological Congress, Brisbane, August 5-12, 2012.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER conceived and planned, as part of the Scientific Organizing Committee with Prof Roderick Dewar (RSBS, ANU) and Prof Robert Niven (ADFA) an international conference on the Maximum Entropy Production Principle, at the Research School of Biology, ANU, September 12-14, 2011.  See webpage at http://biology.anu.edu.au/ps/MEP/
Dr D. RUBATTO, treasurer of the Specialist Group in Geochemistry, Petrology and Mineralogy, Geological Society of Australia.
Dr D. RUBATTO, organizing committee of the Biennial Conference of the Specialist Group in Geochemistry, Petrology and Mineralogy, Geological Society of Australia.

Earth Environment

Dr N.J. ABRAM consulted for the working group 1 palaeoclimate chapter of the IPCC 5th assessment report, and is an invited participant of the PAGES sea ice proxy working group.
Prof P. De DECKKER is the President of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Grand Observatoire du Pacifique Sud. He is also a member of the Lakes Advisory Committee for the Corangamite Shire Council in western Victoria.
Dr S.M. EGGINS serves as a member the Board of the Climate Change Institute, The Australian National University. He serves as a member of the Research Advisory Group, South Marine Discovery Centre.
Dr M.J. ELLWOOD supervised Summer Scholar Ms A. ROBINSON (Lincoln University, New Zealand). He supervised Masters student, Mrs M. Samanta, and PhD students, Miss C. Thompson and Mr S. Meyerink.
Dr M.K. GAGAN served on the Science Advisory Board for the Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, and attended the 3rd annual Board meeting held in February at NTU. He served on the ANZIC Science Steering Committee for the Australian Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). He 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, and he led a field expedition to sample speleothems in Sulawesi and Flores, Indonesia, from 12 June to 23 July.
Prof R. GRÜN is the Chairman of the Standing Scientific Committee for the International Conference Series on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating.
Ms C. KRAUSE was on the organising committee for the annual RSES Student Conference.
Dr D.C. McPhail served on the Steering Committee of the Minerals Tertiary Education Council (Minerals Council of Australia), and on the Lachlan Branch Committee of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Dr B. Opdyke is the Chair of the Sedimentary Geology Specialist group of the Geological Society of Australia. He completed two years as Chair of the ACT division of the Geological Society of Australia in April 2011.
Prof B.J. PILLANS is the President, Stratigraphy & Chronology Commission, International Union for Quaternary Research. He is the President, Geological Society of Australia and the Chair of the Working Group on Lower/Middle Pleistocene Boundary, International Commission on Stratigraphy.
Ms J. Roberts conducted several fieldwork and research trips, performing analyses with CSIRO Land and Water, and completing her midterm review, and completed an ANU graduate short course in Science Communication.
Mr N. SCROXTON conducted fieldwork on the islands of Flores and Sulawesi in Indonesia from 12 June to 25 July, caving and collecting speleological samples.
Miss C. THOMPSON completed four weeks of fieldwork collecting water samples from the Tasman Sea on the research vessel Southern Surveyor during the GP13 research voyage.

Earth Materials & Processes

Prof R. ARCULUS  continued as a of Member Steering Committee, Marine National Facility; Deputy Chair, Proposal Evaluation Panel of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
Prof I.H.CAMPBELL was Secretary General of the Commission for the Evolution of the Solid Earth, a sub-commission of the International Mineralogical Association; and is co-leader of the Commission for Large Igneous Provinces (LIP).
Prof S.F. COX continued in the position of Associate Director (Education) for RSES until the end of January.
Mr B.J. HANGER served as chair of the RSES Student Forum from May 2011.
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 co-convener of three symposia at that meeting.
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.A MAVROGENES served on the Organising Committee of the 2011 SGGMP meeting held at Murramarang NSW in Dec 2011.
Prof H.O’NEILL is chair of the Specialist Group for Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology (SGGMP) of the Geological Society of Australia.
Dr G.M. YAXLEY served as Secretary of the Specialist Group in Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology of the Geological Society of Australia.
Dr G.M. YAXLEY was awarded 5 days beamtime at the XFM beamline of the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne, from  9-13 March, for collaborative work with Dr A. Berry (Imperial College London) and Mr B. Hanger (PhD student, RSES).

Earth Physics

Dr N BALFOUR is working with Geoff McNamara at Melrose High School and Garry Knight at Daramalan College installing seismometers in their schools.
Prof P. CUMMINS served as coordinator of the Natural Hazards Theme for the 2012 International Geological Congress.
Prof. P. CUMMINS was nominated to the Intersessional Task Team on Hazard Assessment Related to Highest Potential Tsunami Source Areas  of the UNESCO IOC Working Group on Tsunamis and Other Hazards Related to Sea-Level Warning and Mitigation Systems (TOWS-WG).
Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS continued as a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts.
Prof B.L.N. KENNETT, Chair National Committee for Earth Sciences and Chair of Working Party on National Geotransects.
Dr S. MCCLUSKY served as a member of IAG sub commission 3.2a Global Crustal Deformation, and 3.2b Regional Crustal Deformation.
Dr A. PURCELL works as part of the GRACE Science team under the direction of Dr. P. Tregoning on “Ground Validation and Background Models for GRACE Data Analysis”
Dr N RAWLINSON is chair of SGSEG (Specialist Group on Solid Earth Geophysics), Geological Society of Australia
Dr N. RAWLINSON is chair of the RSES OBS steering committee
Dr. N RAWLINSON is chair of the RSES short period recorder steering committee
Dr M. SALMON is a member of the Seismic Instrument Steering Committee providing guidance for the design of new seismic recorders.
Dr M. SALMON created and is maintaining the AuSREM website. http://rses.anu.edu.au/seismology/AuSREM/
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE served on the AuScope Ltd II steering committee.
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE was appointed IASPEI representative to the Committee on Mathematical Geophysics.
Dr H TKALČIĆ is an academic manager of the Seismic and Infrasonic facility in Warramunga, Northern Territory.
Dr H TKALČIĆ is a liaison for the PhB program in the Earth Sciences for geophysics.
Dr P. TREGONING, Australian delegate to the International Association for Geodesy.
Dr P. TREGONING, Chair, AuScope Geospatial Gravity subcommittee.
Dr P. TREGONING, Stream Leader (1.1 The Antarctic Ice Sheet), Australian Antarctic Division.
Dr P. TREGONING, member, NASA GRACE Science Team.

IODP

Professor Exon reviewed several research papers during the year.
He is one of the two geoscience representatives on the Technical Advisory Group set up by CSIRO to provide advice on the scientific equipment for the new Australian Research Vessel The Investigator, which is being built in Singapore and will be carrying out research in our waters in 2013.
He is also on the Board of the Australian Association for Maritime Affairs, and on its organising committee for a 1.5 day seminar – The Sea and the Environment – Opportunities, Constraints and Risks - to be held at the Pacific 2012 International Maritime Exposition in Sydney in February 2012.

Visiting Fellows

Dr P.J. JONES examined the Earth Science content of a Masters thesis for the Masters of Natural Hazards & Disasters program, for J.M. Laud entitled ‘ Vulnerability of Settlements, Infrastructures, Agriculture, and Tourism along the Coastal Zones of Legaspi City, Philippines to the Impacts of Sea Level Rise’.
Dr P.J. JONES frequently held discussions with Prof. P. De Deckker on many different palaeontological issues and interacted at times with several of his students.
Dr P.J. JONES, Corresponding member of the Subcommission on Carboniferous Stratigraphy of the International Stratigraphic Commission, International Union of Geological Sciences
Dr D.L. STRUSZ is a corresponding Member of the International Subcommittee on Silurian Stratigraphy of the International Union of Geological Science.
Dr E. Truswell serves on the Council of the National Science Summer School (National Youth Science Forum)
Dr Truswell serves on the selection committee, Dorothy Hill Award, Australian Academy of Science.
Dr Truswell serves on the Australian National Committee for the International Geoscience Co-operation Program (IGCP). UNESCO International Geosciences Program.

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