Dr Y. AMELIN with Dr I. Metcalfe, University of New England, and Dr. R. Nicoll, Geoscience Australia, on the timescale of Permian-Triassic transition in Australia.
Dr Y. AMELIN with Prof R. Cas, Monash University, on geochronology and the origin of ores in the Archaean Yilgarn block, Western Australia.
Dr V.C. BENNETT with Dr A.P. Nutman, University of Wollongong on geochemical and isotopic investigations of greater than 3.7 billion year old rocks from southwest Greenland to reveal early Earth chemical processes and environments.
Dr V.C. BENNETT and Dr M. Honda with Dr M.J. van Kranendonk, University of New South Wales; Determining early atmosphere compositions through noble gas investigations of the Archean Pilbara sediments.
Dr J.J. BROCKS with Prof B. Rasmussen (Curtin University of Technology), The thermal maturity of Archean organic matter.
Dr J.J. BROCKS with Prof P. De Deckker (RSES, ANU), The reconstruction of sea surface temperatures over the past 300 years on Australia’s east coast.
Dr J.J. BROCKS with Prof K. Grice and a cluster of researchers from Melbourne University, Curtin University and the University of Western Australia and international universities, ‘Organic Geochemistry of Mineral Systems’ CSIRO Flagship Cluster.
Dr J.J. BROCKS with Prof M. Kennedy (U. Adelaide), Organic Matter in the McArthur Basin.
Dr S.J. FALLON with Dr R. Thresher (CSIRO, Climate from Deep Sea Corals); Dr J. Lough and Dr K. Fabricius (Australian Institute of Marine Science, climate records from tropical corals); Dr E. Krull, Dr J. Sanderman (CSIRO, history of Coorong Delta); Dr L. Reed (Flinders University, Vegetation history of Naracoorte Cave region).
Dr M. FORSTER collaborates with Dr M. Roberts at Marengo Mining involving the supervision of a PhD student, Oleg Koudashev, involving argon geochronology dating and tectonic events at Yandera.
Dr M. FORSTER collaborates with Dr P. Lennox at the University of New South Wales involving argon geochronology of tectonic events on eastern Australia.
Dr M. FORSTER collaborates with Dr G. Batt at the University of Western Australia involving argon geochronology of tectonic events of China.
Mr T. HABER and Dr. M. Norman with Dr F. Jourdan (Curtin University, Perth) on using argon chronology to determine formation ages of lunar impact glasses.
Dr M. HONDA with A/Prof D. Phillips (The University of Melbourne) and Prof A. Chivas (The University of Wollongong), Continuation of collaboration on cosmogenic noble gas studies in young basalts; A/Prof D. Phillips (The University of Melbourne), Profs S. O’Reilly and B. Griffins (Macquarie University), Continuation of collaboration on noble gas studies in diamonds; Dr M. Kendrick (The University of Melbourne), Continuation of collaboration on combined studies on noble gas and halogen geochemistry on mantle-derived samples.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER collaborates with Dr Tamara Davis, University of Queensland on misconceptions about the big bang, energy conservation in cosmology and the relationship between entropy and gravity.
Ms A. F. KOMUGABE with Dr. R. E. Thresher (CSIRO MAR, Hobart), PhD Advisor.
Emeritus Professor Ian McDOUGALL is an Honorary Professor in the School of Earth Sciences, University of Queensland, where he has been collaborating with Professor P. Vasconcelos, Dr B. Cohen and Dr D. Thiede on further isotopic dating by the 40Ar/39Ar technique of samples from the Omo Group of the Omo-Turkana Basin in East Africa, especially in relation to evolution of the basin and the time scale for hominin evolution, as many important fossils have been found within the sedimentary sequences. This work has now been published.
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborates with Dr C. Spandler and Mr J. Hammerli from James Cook University, Townsville on oxygen composition of phosphates in metamorphic terranes .
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborates with Dr L. Martin, University of Western Australia, on the measurement of oxygen isotopic composition of garnet using SHRIMP.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Australian Scientific Instruments Pty. Ltd. (Canberra) – SHRIMP development and marketing.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr J.A. Trotter (University of Western Australia, Perth) and Prof. I. Metcalfe (University of New England, Armidale) – Palaeoclimatology using marine bioapatite oxygen isotopes. Dr Trotter visited RSES for three weeks in June-July and two weeks in August to work with Dr Williams on this project.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Prof J. Hergt, Dr J. Woodhead and Mr K. Iles (University of Melbourne) – The age and isotopic composition of zircon from the Middledale gabbroic diorite. Mr Iles visited RSES for three days in September to work with Dr Williams on this project.
Mr R. BURNE collaborates with Dr. A. Kendrick (Department of Environment and Conservation, Western Australia), Dr J. Hamilton, (Lithicon), and Prof. V. Paul Wright (BG).
Prof Patrick De Deckker is collaborating with: Dr D. Wilkins (Antarctic Division) on the Holocene history and dating of crater lakes, Dr J. Reeves (RMIT) on ostracod taxonomy and ecology, with Prof C. Murray Wallace (University of Wollongong) on the palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of the Lacepede Shelf offshore South Australia, with Professor N. Tapper (Monash University) on airborne dust.
Dr M.J. ELLWOOD collaborates with Dr. E. Butler (CISRO), Dr. A. Bowie (ACE CRC), Dr. C. Hassler (University of Technology Sydney) on trace metals in Tasman Sea waters, and Prof W. Maher (University of Canberra) on mercury cycling in organisms.
Dr M.K. GAGAN collaborates with Dr R. Drysdale and Dr J. Hellstrom (University of Melbourne) on ARC Discovery grant DP1095673 (2010-2012): Multi-proxy fingerprinting, absolute dating, and large-scale modelling of Quaternary climate-volcano-environment impacts in southern Australasia, and with Dr H. McGregor and Prof C. Woodroffe (University of Wollongong) and Dr S. Phipps (University of New South Wales) on coral reconstructions of El Niño-Southern Oscillation variability in the central equatorial Pacific, and with Prof. J.-X. Zhao (University of Queensland) on U-series dating of Indonesian speleothems.
Prof GRÜN collaborates with Dr R. Armstrong (RSES, ANU), Prof M. Spriggs (Archaeology and Anthropology, ANU), Dr C. Falgueres (Département de Préhistoire du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France) and Dr. B. Maureille (Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des populations du Passé, Université Bordeaux 1, France) on the ARC grant DP110101415: Understanding the migrations of prehistoric populations through direct dating and isotopic tracking of their mobility patterns. Prof GRÜN also collaborates with Dr N. Stern (La Trobe University) on the environmental reconstruction of the Lake Mungo Lunette. Prof GRÜN collaborates with Dr G. van den Berg and Prof M. Morwood (University of Wollongong) on the dating of a range of Indonesian Sites, and with Dr Z. Jacobs (University of Wollongong) on the dating of Italian middle Palaeolithic sites.
Dr David Heslop collaborates with Dr P. Hesse (Macquarie University) on the analysis of Australian dust in marine sediments.
Ms Claire KRAUSE collaborates with Dr S. Phipps (CCRC, University of NSW) on Palaeoclimate Modelling, with Dr J. Hellstrom (University of Melbourne) on Uranium Thorium Dating of Speleothems, with Dr J. Reeves (University of Ballarat) on Aus-INTIMATE Publications, and with the working group of the Australian Quaternary Association, Aus-INTIMATE on two forthcoming publications.
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL collaborates with Dr J. Moreau (University of Melbourne), Dr F. Reith and Prof J. Brugger (Adelaide University), and Dr A. Dosseto (University of Wollongong) on the fractionation of uranium isotopes in the regolith.
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL collaborates with Dr W. McLean and Ms E. Webb (Parsons Brinckerhoff, Sydney) on groundwater dynamics in the Lower Murrumbidgee catchment, NSW.
Mr S. MEYERINK collaborates with Prof W. Maher (University of Canberra) and works on SIT extraction and identification with D. Jolley (University of Wollongong).
Mr R.J. OWENS collaborates with Mr J. Caves (Stanford University), on Reconstructing Cenozoic Seawater Chemistry.
Prof B.J. PILLANS with Prof M. Morwood, Dr G.D. van den Berg (University of Wollongong) on the Quaternary stratigraphy of Soa Basin, Flores and Walanae Basin, Sulawesi, Indonesia, and with Dr K. Mulvaney (Rio Tinto Iron Ore) on Aboriginal rock art, Burrup Peninsula, Western Australia.
Ms Jenna Roberts collaborated with and received assistance from CSIRO Centre for Environmental Contaminant Research (bioanalytical and chemical analytical facilities), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW, and Actew Corporation, ACT.
Mr. N. SCROXTON collaborated on U/Th dating with Dr J. Hellstrom (University of Melbourne).
Dr Jimin YU collaborated with Dr L. Menviel (University of New South Wales).
Earth Materials & Processes
PROFESSOR RICHARD ARCULUS collaborated with Professor Simon Turner (Macquarie University); Professor Leonid Danyushevsky (University of Tasmania) and Professor Jon Woodhead (University of Melbourne)
PROFESSOR STEPHEN COX collaborates with Prof D Cooke (University of Tasmania) on aspects of the development of fracture-controlled flow regimes in intrusion-related hydrothermal ore systems. This collaboration forms part of the activities in the ARC Centre for Excellence in Ore Deposits.
MR BRENDAN HANGER collaborates with Prof. V. Kamenetsky, Dr S. Feig and Dr K. Goemann (University of Tasmania) on the EPMA analysis of peridotite xenoliths from the Kimberley pipe, South Africa and Assoc Prof M. Kilburn and Dr R. Liu on the NanoSIMS analysis of zoned garnet from Wesselton, South Africa.
PROFESSOR JOERG HERMANN collaborates with Dr. C. Spandler (James Cook University, Townsville), on element recycling in subduction zones; Dr M. Turner (Macquarie University, Sydney) on water incorporation into clinopyroxene; Dr. M. Kendrick (Melbourne University) on subduction recycling of nobel gases and Prof. P. Vasconcelo and Dr. G. Rosenbaum (University of Queensland) on teaching undergraduate field geology.
PROFESSOR IAN JACKSON collaborated with Z. Stachurski (Dept. of Engineering, CECS, ANU).
PROFESSOR HUGH O’NEILL is collaborating with Dr Carl Spandler of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, on diffusion of trace elements in olivine and other minerals at high temperature.
DR JOSE-ALBERTO PADRON-NAVARTA collaborates with Dr. M. Kendrick (Melbourne University) on subduction recycling of noble gases.
DR GREG YAXLEY collaborated with Prof Dima Kamenetsky, Dr Geoff Nichols (formerly Macquarie University), Dr Roland Maas (University of Melbourne), Dr Elena Belousova (Macquarie University), Dr Anja Rosenthal (University of Bayreuth) and Dr Marc Norman (RSES) on a study of the first reported occurrence of kimberlite in Antarctica. He also collaborated with Prof Keith Scott (CSIRO) on the use of sedimentary carbonates at Century Mine as an exploration tool. As well as a collaboration with Dr Andrew Berry (RSES) and Mr Brendan Hanger (RSES) on the application of Fe K-edge XANES to determination of Fe3+ in garnets from garnet peridotite xenoliths from the Kaapvaal, Slave and Siberian Cratons.
Dr N BALFOUR collaborates with Craig O’Neill (Macquarie University), Tim Rawling (University of Melbourne) and Anya Reading (University of Tasmania) on Seismometers in Schools.
Mr C.C. CHAPMAN and Dr A.McC. HOGG with Dr. S.R. Rintoul (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research) on variability in the Southern Ocean.
Dr S. DOWNES with Dr. P. Petrelli (University of Tasmania/ National Computational Infrastructure) on CMIP5 model output contributing to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report.
Dr A.McC. HOGG and Dr M.L. Ward with Prof M.H. England and Dr P.A. Spence (University of New South Wales) on the development of a high-resolution ocean model.
Dr G.O. HUGHES with Prof. K. Lovegrove and Dr J. Pye (Engineering, ANU) on convective flows in solar thermal systems.
Dr Giampiero IAFFALDANO collaborates with Dr Cristian HEINE and Prof Dietmar MUELLER from the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney.
Prof B.L.N. KENNETT and Dr M. SALMON have worked on the construction of the Australian Seismological Reference Model (AuSREM) that has been part funded by AuScope. The Model was completed during the year and three papers have been accepted for publication. The model itself is available from the website http://rses.anu.edu.au/seismology/AuSREM.
Dr S. MCCLUSKY has collaborated with; Dr. C. Watson and Dr R. Burgette (University of Tasmania), Dr A. Van Dijk, Dr J.L. Pena Arancibia, and Dr R. Crosbie (CSIRO).
Dr. J.-P. MONTILLET is working with Dr. K. YU from the satellite and positioning laboratory (SNAP) at the University of New South of Wales on different studies.
Dr N. RAWLINSON with Dr. Anya Reading (University of Tasmania), Dr. Yingjie Yang (Macquarie University), Dr. Juan Carlos Affonso (Macquarie University), Dr. Nick Direen (FrOGtech), Dr. David Robson (Geological Survey of NSW), Dr. Dick Glen (Geological Survey of NSW), Dr. Mark Duffett (Mineral Resources Tasmania), Dr. Peter O'Shea (Geoscience Victoria), Prof. M. Sandiford (University of Melbourne), Prof. David Lumley (University of Western Australia), Prof. Mike Dentith (University of Western Australia), Dr. Jeffrey Shragge (University of Western Australia), Dr. Wouter Schellart (Monash University)
Ms I. ROSSO and Dr A.McC. HOGG with Assoc. Prof. P.G. Strutton (Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, UTAS), Dr. A.E. Kiss (School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, UNSW at ADFA) and Dr. R.J. Matear (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research) on transport of nutrients in the ocean.
Dr M. SALMON National Information and Communications Technology Australia (NICTA) – Geothermal Machine Learning project
Dr M. SALMON Geoscience Australia – AuSREM project
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE with Dr. V. Brando (CSIRO) on joint supervision of Ph.D. student project on transdimensional inversion approaches to remote sensing of geospatial data.
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE, Dr. N. BALFOUR and Dr. M. SALMON with Dr. C. O’Neill (Macquarie Univ.) on the Australian Seismometers in Schools program, part of the AuScope Australian Geophysical Observing System (AGOS) Educational strand.
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE with Dr. L. Gross (Univ. of Queensland) on development of inversion software, part of the AuScope Australian Geophysical Observing System (AGOS) Inversion laboratory strand.
Prof. M. SAMBRIDGE with Dr. R. Joannes-Boyau (Southern Cross University) on assessing the role of climate change on tropical cyclone variability.
Ms K. SNOW, Dr A.McC. Hogg, Dr S.M. Downes with Dr B.M. Sloyan (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research) on Southern Ocean overflow parameterisations.
Dr H TKALČIĆ collaborates with Dr A. Reading (University of Tasmania) on a range of various research projects in seismology.
Dr P. TREGONING collaborated with Dr C. Watson and Dr R. Burgette (University of Tasmania) on global deformation caused by great earthquakes and with Dr G. McGrath on continent-scale drought in Australia.
Australian National Seismic Imaging Resource (ANSIR) Research Facility in Earth Sounding
Prof B.L.N. KENNETT is Director of ANSIR which continues as a National Research Facility, a joint venture between The Australian National University, Geoscience Australia and the University of Adelaide, linking to the Earth Imaging component of AuScope. RSES supports the portable seismic instruments.
The ANSIR portable equipment is available via a competitive proposal scheme, with support in 2011 for broadband instruments in North Island, New Zealand and around Bass Strait, and short-period experiments in NSW and Tasmania
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)
The Australian IODP Office (AIO) at RSES is also the contact point for ANZIC – the Australian and New Zealand IODP Consortium. The Australian Research Council, fourteen Universities, three Government agencies, and a marine geoscience peak body (MARGO) provide funding for Australia’s membership of IODP. Naturally, the office has collaborated with a great number of individuals in Universities, Government agencies and foreign agencies.
ANU Professors Andrew Roberts, Richard Arculus and Neville Exon are on the Governing Council of ANZIC, but Professor Roberts is soon to be replaced by Professor Ian Jackson (ne Director of RSES). Professors Neville Exon and Michael Gagan are on the ANZIC Science Committee. Professor Richard Arculus is a member of the key IODP Planning Evaluation Committee
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr L. Shewan (University of Sydney) on studies of human mobility on Archaeological sites from Cambodia.
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with A. Giuliani (University of Melbourne) on the age and isotopic characteristics of possible metasomatic mantle zircons.
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr M. Roberts (Marengo Mining Ltd) on the geochronology of the Yandera region, Papua New Guinea.
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr M. Doyle (AngloGold-Ashanti) on geochronology of the Tropicana deposit, Western Australia.
A/Prof C.M. FANNING with Dr Pavlina Hasalova (Monash University) on the age of zircon and monazite from Himalayan and Australian rocks.
Dr B. Fu with A/Prof D. Phillips (The University of Melbourne) on determining the timing and origin of gold mineralisation in central Victoria.
Dr K. A. W. CROOK is working with Dr D. Fink of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Dr E. A. Felton, Earth and Marine Sciences, RSES, ANU & on cosmogenic age dating of rocky coastal geomorphic features.
Dr K. A. W. CROOK is working with Dr John Molony and others from ANU’s Emeritus Faculty, on a research project re-evaluating evidence for Portuguese mapping of eastern Australia 250 years prior to Captain James Cook’s voyages.
Emeritus Professor Richard A. Eggleton. Unsolicited and unpaid advice to Australian Bauxite Ltd.
Emeritus Professor Richard A. Eggleton. Collaborative research into the bauxites of the southern Highlands with Emeritus Prof G Taylor, UC.
Dr E. A. FELTON is working with Dr D. Fink of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and Dr K. A. W. Crook, Earth and Marine Sciences, RSES, ANU on cosmogenic age dating of rock coastal geomorphic features.
Dr E. A. Felton is working with Dr John Molony and others from ANU’s Emeritus Faculty, on a research project re-evaluating evidence for Portuguese mapping of eastern Australia 250 years prior to Captain James Cook’s voyages.
Dr C. Klootwijk collaborates with Dr E. Tohver (University of Western Australia) on magnetostratigraphy of upper Permian rocks from the Sydney and Gunnedah Basins and with Prof G. Rosenbaum (University of Queensland) on evolution of the Southern New England Orogen.
Dr D.L. STRUSZ with Dr I.G. Percival (Geological Survey of New South Wales) on a description and biostratigraphic analysis of the Silurian brachiopod fauna of the Delegate River Mudstone, southern New South Wales.
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Dr Y. AMELIN with Dr R. Tucker, US Geological Survey, USA, on studying geological evolution and mineralisation in Madagascar, Afghanistan, and north-eastern US (New England).
Dr Y. AMELIN with Dr C. Stirling, Otago University, NZ, on detecting small uranium isotopic variations in nature and evaluating their origin and significance.
Dr Y. AMELIN with Dr A. Krot, University of Hawaii, USA, on the origin of chondrites and their parent asteroids.
Dr Y. AMELIN with Prof S. Jacobsen, Harvard University, USA, on chronology of the Solar System’s oldest solids.
Dr Y. AMELIN with Dr K. Kossert, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany, on determination of half-lives of short-lived isotopes.
Dr Y. AMELIN with Dr Q. Yin, University of California Davis, USA, on the origin of chondrites and their parent asteroids.
Dr Y. AMELIN with Dr M. Schonbachler, University of Manchester, UK, in the extinct radionuclide systematics of the early Solar System.
Dr Y. AMELIN with Dr T. Iizuka, University of Tokyo, Japan, in the extinct radionuclide systematics and chronology of the early Solar System.
Dr Y. AMELIN with Dr T. Irving, University on Washington, USA, on chronology and origin of differentiated meteorites.
Dr V.C. BENNETT with Dr M. Handler (Victoria University of Wellington) on the development of analytical techniques for measurement of Pt stable isotopic compositions applied to understanding terrestrial core formation.
Dr V.C. BENNETT with Dr Q. Yin (University of California, Davis) and Dr V. Debaille (University Libre de Bruxelles) on determining high precision Nd isotopic compositions of meteorites.
Dr V.C. BENNETT with Dr N. Dauphas (University of Chicago) on integrated heavy stable isotope studies of Earth’s oldest carbonates to reconstruct early atmosphere development and evolution.
Dr V.C. BENNETT and PhD student Alex McCoy-West with Dr R. Walker and Dr I. Puchtel (University of Maryland) on determining the age structure of the southern ocean basin through rhenium-osmium isotope analyses of mantle peridotites.
Dr J.J. BROCKS with Prof J. Banfield (UC Berkeley), Dr Karla Heidelberg (University of Southern California), Lipidomics and metagenomics of saline Lake Tyrrell, Victoria.
Dr J.J. BROCKS with Prof N. Butterfield, M. Pawlowska (University of Cambridge) and Dr R. Schinteie (Caltech), The Paleontology and organic geochemistry of Mesoproterozoic successions from Russia, and Molecular Taphonomic Models of the Proterozoic.
Dr J.J. BROCKS with J. Logemann and Prof J. Rullkötter (University of Oldenburg), Intact polar lipids of halophilic bacteria and archaea.
Dr J.J. BROCKS with J. Colangelo-Lillis and Prof J. Sachs (University of Washington, Seattle), Compounds specific hydrogen isotopes of a Proterozoic hypersaline basin.
Dr J.J. BROCKS with B. J. Bruisten (ANU), Dr R. Schinteie (Caltech), J. Colangelo-Lillis (U. Wash.), Dr L. Reuning and Prof R. Littke (RWTH Aachen University), Hydrothermal destruction of hydrocarbons in the Neoproterozoic Bitter Springs Formation, Amadeus Basin, central Australia.
Dr J.J. BROCKS with the Agouron Pilbara Drilling Project including Prof R. Summons and K. French (MIT), Dr C. Hallmann (MPI Bremen), Prof S. George (Macquarie U.), Prof G. Davidson Love (UC Riverside), Prof M. Van Kranendonk (UNSW), Prof R. Buick (U. Washington, Seattle), Prof J. Abelson (Agouron) and many others.
Dr S.J. FALLON collaborates with Dr B. Roark (Texas A&M), P Dr T. Guilderson (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) on climate records from North Pacific Deep Sea Corals; Dr L. Skinner on ocean overturning from deep sea sediment cores; Drs P. Montagna, on Mediterrean sea level and radiocarbon reservoir ages.
Dr M. FORSTER collaborates with Prof R. Hall and Dr L. White, Royal Holloway University of London, SE Asia Research Group (SEARG) on the tectonics and dating of geological events on Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Dr M. FORSTER collaborates with Dr M. Cottam and Dr S. Suggate, Royal Holloway University of London, SE Asia Research Group (SEARG) on the tectonics and dating of geological events on northern Borneo, Malaysia, and the island of Palawan, Philippines.
Dr M. FORSTER collaborates with Prof E. Suparka, Institute Technical of Bandung (ITB), on the tectonics and dating of geological events on the south east arm of Sulawesi and central Java, Indonesia.
Dr M. FORSTER collaborates with Prof T. Ahmad, Kashmir University, on the tectonics and dating of geological events on in the NW Himalaya.
Dr M. FORSTER collaborates with National Institution of Oceanography (NIO), Goa, India, on the timing of mid-ocean spreading.
Dr M. HONDA collaborates with Dr J. Harris (The University of Glasgow, UK) and Dr D. Araújo (Universidade de Brasília) on noble gas studies in diamonds.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER collaborates with Prof P.C.W. Davies, Director of Beyond: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, Arizona State University on efforts to find alternative or “shadow” life on Earth and on taking an astrobiological approach to understanding cancer.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER collaborates with Prof C. McKay NASA Ames on efforts to find alternative or “shadow” life on Earth.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER collaborates with Prof D. Schwartzman, Geology and Geochemistry, Howard University, on the thermal history of the Earth and life on billion year timescales.
Dr C.H. LINEWEAVER is developing collaborations with Prof Norm Sleep, Stanford University, Prof Phil Nicholson, Cornell University, Prof Lawrence Krauss, Director of the Origins Initiative, Arizona State University and Dr Carlo Maley, Center for Evolution and Cancer, University of California, San Francisco.
Mr A. J. McCOY-WEST collaboration is ongoing with Prof R.J. Walker and Dr I.S. Puchtel, University of Maryland, USA on the age structure and development of the lithospheric mantle in New Zealand.
Mr A. J. McCOY-WEST and Prof T. Ireland are working with Dr N. Mortimer, GNS Science, Dunedin, New Zealand on the determining the age of gabbroic plutons of the Longwoods Range in Southland, New Zealand.
Emeritus Professor Ian McDOUGALL has been working closely with Professor F.H. Brown of the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, in relation to the Omo-Turkana Basin in East Africa. Professor Brown and his collaborators have been responsible for much of the stratigraphy and stratigraphic assignments of fossils in the basin.
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborates with Prof P. Philippot and Miss C. Francois from Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France on the metamorphic evolution of Archean terranes in Pilbara and Barbeton.
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborates with Prof L. Baumgartner, Dr B. Putlitz, University of Lausanne, Switzerland on calibration of standards for oxygen isotopic analysis and oxygen in garnet.
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborates with Prof I. Buick, Stellenbosch University, South Africa on the development of standards for SIMS isotopic analysis.
Dr D RUBATTO collaborates with Dr D. Harlov, Deutsches Geo Forschungs Zentrum, Potsdam, Germany on the effect of recrystallization on monazite oxygen composition.
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborates with Prof D. Whitney and Prof C. Tessier, University of Minnesota, USA on the geochemical and geochronological evolution of the blueschist belt in Turkey.
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborates with Prof M. Engi, Mr D. Regis and Miss P. Manzotti University of Bern, Switzerland, on the chronology of Alpine metamorphism.
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborates with Dr M. Beltrando University of Turin, Italy on the chronology of paleo-margins assembled within the Alpine orogeny.
Dr D. RUBATTO collaborates with Prof S. Chakraborty, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany, Dr R. Anczkiewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland, Prof S. Dasguspta, University of Allahabad, India and Prof D. K. Mukhopadhyay, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India on the chronology of metamorphism in the Sikkim region of the Himalayas.
Mrs K. STRZEPEK with Dr D. Roberts (University of Tasmania), Dr A. Revill (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research), Dr R. Leeming (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research), Dr R. Thresher (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research).
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS and Prof R.W.R. RUTLAND with Dr A. Solli (Geological Survey of Norway). The evolution of the Caledonian nappes of Norway. Prof. Rutland visited Norway for 10 days in July to collect samples for this project.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr E. Krzeminska and Dr J. Wiszniewska (Polish Geological Institute, Warsaw). The evolution of the basement beneath the East European Platform in Poland.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr E. Krzeminska and Dr I. Wysocka (Polish Geological Institute, Warsaw). Drs Krzeminska and Wysocka visited ASI, RSES and GA for a week in October for initial training in sample preparation for, and the operation of, the SHRIMP IIe ion microprobe.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Prof F. Bea and Dr P. Montero (University of Granada, Spain). Dr Williams visited the University of Granada for two weeks in January-February to provide advanced training in the operation of their new SHRIMP IIe/mc ion microprobe.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr P. Fiannacca, Dr R. Cirrincione and Prof A. Pezzino (University of Catania, Sicily). The chronology of thermal events in the Serre Massif, Calabria. Dr Fiannacca visited RSES for four weeks in November to work with Dr Williams on this project.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Prof D. Liu, Dr Z. Ji and Dr G. Wu (Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing). Tracing Permo-Triassic palaeoclimate in Tibet using marine bioapatite O isotopes. Dr Williams worked visited Beijing in April, partly to work on this project.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr M. Rigo and Dr N. Preto (University of Padova, Italy). Late Triassic palaeoclimate in Sicily.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr M. Chichorro (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Dr R. Sola (Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia) and Dr F. Pereira (Universidade de Lisboa). Neoproterozoic to lower Paleozoic geodynamic evolution of northern Gondwana (SW Iberia).
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with Dr M. Kusiak (Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw). Chronology of the composite Karkonosze pluton, Sudetes. Dr Kusiak visited RSES for a week in September to work with Dr Williams on this project.
Dr I.S. WILLIAMS with with Drs T. Kon and H. Shimoda (Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology). Training in the operation of the SHRIMP II ion microprobe.
Dr A. Abrajevitch collaborates with Prof K. Kodama (Center for Advanced Marine Core Research, Kochi University, Japan) on the environmental rock magnetic study of ODP core 747a.
Dr N. ABRAM collaborates with Dr R. Mulvaney and Prof E. Wolff (British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK) on polar ice core palaoeclimate reconstructions, and with Prof W. Hantoro (Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Indonesia), and Dr H. Rifai (Padang University, Indonesia) on tropical palaeoclimate studies using coral and cave samples.
Mr R. BURNE collaborates with Prof J. Paul (Göttingen University) and Dr T. Peryt (Geological Institute, Poland).
Mr N. DARRENOUGUE collaborates with Dr C. Payri (Institute for Research and Development (IRD), Noumea, New Caledonia).
Prof Patrick De Deckker collaborates: Dr S. Schmidt (University of Bordeaux I, France) on dating marine sediments using a variety of radionuclides, with Prof S. Schouten and his student Ms R. Lopez (NIOZ, Holland) on lipid biomarkers in deep-sea marine cores, Dr J.-B. Stuut (NIOZ, Holland) on airborne dust and deep-sea sediments and their composition, with Dr A. Wegner (AWI, Germany) and Dr P. Gabrielli (Ohio State University, USA) on the composition of dust in ice cores from Antarctica, with Dr R. Abed (University of Oman) on the microbiology of Australian airborne dust, with Dr M. Moros and Dr K. Perner (The Baltic Sea Research Institute) on the faunal composition and isotopic composition of deep-sea core offshore South Australia, with Dr A. Rathburn and his PhD student Ms A. Burkett (Indiana State University, USA) on deep-sea foraminifera from the Australian region, with Dr R. Speier (University of Leuven, Belgium) on the chemical composition of marine ostracods, and Prof K. Martens (Museum of Natural Sciences, Belgium) on the ontogeny of extraordinarily ornamented ostracods belonging to the Australian genus Bennelongia.
Dr M.J. ELLWOOD collaborates with Dr P. Boyd (NIWA, NZ) and Dr C. Law (NIWA, NZ) on trace element cycling in the Tasman Sea and Pacific Oceans, and with Dr D. Vance (University of Bristol, UK) on copper isotope fractionation in oceanic waters.
Dr M.K. GAGAN collaborates with Prof W. Hantoro (Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Indonesia), Prof L. Edwards and Dr H Cheng (University of Minnesota, USA), and Dr G. Schmidt (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA) on ARC Discovery grant DP1095673 (2010-2012): Multi-proxy fingerprinting, absolute dating, and large-scale modelling of Quaternary climate-volcano-environment impacts in southern Australasia, and with Prof W. Hantoro and Dr D. Natawidjaja (Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Indonesia), Prof. C.-C. Shen (National Taiwan University), Prof K. Sieh (Earth Observatory of Singapore), Prof L. Edwards and Dr H. Cheng (University of Minnesota, USA), and Dr G. Schmidt (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, USA) on ARC Discovery grant DP110101161 (2011-2015): Climate and natural hazards in Australasia: A comprehensive impact analysis of prehistoric droughts, great earthquakes, and the Toba super-eruption, and with Co-Chief Investigators Dr J. Webster (University of Sydney) and Associate Prof Y. Yokoyama (University of Tokyo, Japan) and the Expedition Scientists of Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 325: Great Barrier Reef Environmental Changes.
Prof R. GRÜN collaborated with Prof C. Falgueres, Dr J.J. Bahain and other staff members of the the Département de Préhistoire du Musée National d'Historie Naturelle, Paris, France, and Dr M. Duval (Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana, Burgos, Spain) on the further development of dating techniques. He collaborates with Drs D. Grimaud-Hervé and M.H. Moncel on the application of new isotopic systems on Neanderthal remains. Prof R. GRÜN collaborates on similar applications with Prof B. Maureille (Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des populations du Passé, Université Bordeaux 1, France) on the sites of Les Predelles, La-Chapelle-aux-Saints, La Piage, Les Fieux, and Rescoundudou where Mr. I. Moffat is carrying out aspects of his PhD studies. He collaborated with Dr P. Coutaud (Université Bordeaux 1, France) on Sr analysis of human remains at the site of Tumulus des Sabres, Dr V. Mourre (Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail, France) on Grotte Nosetier, where Mr M. Willmes carries out part of his PhD research, and Dr S. Pratt (UPR 2147, CNRS, France) on the dating of the Grotte de la Chèvre. Prof R. GRÜN is also part of Dr P. Villa's NSF grant on the dating of Middle Palaeolithic sites in Italy.
Prof R. GRÜN collaborates with many international scholars on the timing of modern human evolution. He has collected hominid samples from Skhul, Qafzeh, Tabun, Kebara and Amud, Israel in collaboration with Prof Y. Rak (Haifa University, Israel), Broken Hill, Omo 1, Wadjak, Iwo Eleru samples in collaboration with Prof C.B. Stringer (Natural History Museum, London UK). He collaborates with Dr J. Brink (Bloemfontein), Dr C.B. Bousman (Texas State University, USA) and Prof M. Bateman (University of Sheffield, UK) on the dating of a range of sites in South Africa, including the newly discovered human site of Cornelia. For the dating work in Africa, he collaborates with Prof G. Barker (University of Cambridge, UK), Dr M. Lahr (University of Cambridge, UK), Prof S. McBrearty (University of Connecticut, USA) and Prof M. Musso (Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy).
Prof R. GRÜN collaborates with the Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration, Beijing, on the dating of elevated river terraces for the reconstruction of elevation rates in the Himalayas as well as using paramagnetic centres in quartz for the calculation of cooling rates in the Pamir. He collaborates with Prof Z.-P. Lai (State Key Laboratory for Cryosphere Sciences, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Lanzhou, China) to work on environmental change in the Qaidam Basin. Collaboration also continues with Dr A. Pike (University of Southampton, UK) on uranium uptake of bones, and with Prof T. de Torres (Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid, Spain) on the calibration of amino acid racemisation in bones, and cave bear evolution.
Dr David Heslop collaborates with Dr A. Govin and Dr J. Collins (MARUM, University of Bremen, Germany) on the elemental composition of Atlantic surface sediments.
Ms Alena Kimbrough, collaborates with Mr. Hai Cheng (University of Minnesota, USA) to process Uranium/Thorium dates.
Dr D.C. “Bear” McPHAIL collaborates with Prof K. Kyser (Queen’s University, Canada) and Dr. C. Stirling (Otago University, NZ) on uranium isotope fractionation in the regolith.
Mr S. MEYERINK collaborated with Dr P. Curnow (University of Bristol, UK) on SIT extraction.
Dr. B.N. Opdyke began a major international collaborative project with the International Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) by sailing on EXP342 to the North Atlantic early in the year.
Prof B.J. PILLANS with Prof J. Ogg (Purdue University, USA), Prof. F. Gradstein (University of Oslo, Norway) and Prof P. Gibbard (Cambridge University, UK) on a new book, “The Geological Time Scale 2012”, Elsevier. Prof
PILLANS also collaborates with Dr B. Alloway (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ) on the Quaternary stratigraphy of Soa Basin, Flores, Indonesia, and with Dr T. Barrows (Exeter University) on Southern Hemisphere Late Pleistocene glacial chronologies.
Ms Jenna ROBERTS collaborated and received assistance from Dr P. Behnisch, (Biodetection Systems, Amsterdam).
Mr. N. SCROXTON collaborated on U/Th dating from with Hai Cheng (Xi’an Jiatong University/University of Minnesota).
Ms. S. TYNAN collaborates with Dr A. Dutton, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida, on the reconstruction environmental information from the geochemical signatures of bivalve shells.
Dr Jimin YU collaborated with Dr A.W. Piotrowski (University of Cambridge, UK) on neodymium isotopes as a tracer for ocean circulation, and Drs. B. Anderson and W.S. Broecker (LDEO of Columbia University, USA), Dr R. Ryerson (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA) and Dr Z.D. Jin (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China) on deep ocean carbonate chemistry.
Earth Materials & Processes
PROFESSOR RICHARD ARCULUS collaborated with Professor Jon Blundy (University of Bristol) Professor Jon Davidson (University of Durham)
Dr John Lupton, Dr Ed Baker, Dr Joe Resing (NOAA) Dr Erik Hauri, Dr Frances Jenner (Carnegie Insitution of Washington).
DR ANDREW BERRY Collaborated with Anglo American, Jamie Wilkinson (Imperial College London), and the Richard Herrington (Natural History Museum London) on the project "Geology of the Sakatti Cu-Ni-PGE deposit, Lapland, Finland" (PhD student: Will Brownscombe); Dominik Weiss, Ramon Vilar Compte, and Daryl Williams (Imperial College London) on the NERC funded project "AS-sure: new technology for delivering safe drinking water" (PhD student: Flo Bullough); Paul Schofield (Natural History Museum London) and Fred Mosselmans (Diamond Light Source) on the project "Using synchrotron radiation to investigate the geochemistry of magmas" (PhD student: Helen Halse); Jamie Wilkinson (Imperial College London) on the project "Molybdenum transport and deposition in porphyry ore systems" (PhD student: Ed Spencer); Sharon Ashbrook (University of St Andrews) and Stephen Wimperis on using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to study the incorporation of water in nominally anhydrous mantle minerals; Paul Schofield (Natural History Museum London) and Andrew Walker (University of Bristol) on the crystal chemistry of hibonite.
PROFESSOR STEPHEN COX collaborated with PhD students M Arndt and S Virgo, and with Professor Janos Urai (all at RWTH - University of Aachen, Germany) on using C/O isotope studies to explore aspects of fluid flow associated with the formation of calcite vein arrays in Oman; with PhD student J Klaver and Professor J Urai (RWTH - University of Aachen) in using Broad Ion Bean polishing techniques, in conjunction with scanning electron microscopy, to quantify the evolution of pore structures during compaction of quartz aggregates at high temperature hydrothermal conditions. The study is exploring evolution of fluid transport properties in simulated fault rock during interseismic healing; co-supervising, with Prof C Hilgers (RWTH – University of Aachen) the research activities of MSc student F Schwartz on the geometry, kinematics and structural evolution of major shear zones associated with Au mineralization at Kambalda (WA).
PROFESSOR JOERG HERMANN collaborates with Dr. Q. Qing (Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China) on the formation of high Mg-diorites and the differentiation of the continental crust; Dr. Q. Liu (China University of Geociences, Wuhan, China) on the melting of subducted crust during exhumation; Prof. Y.F. Zheng (University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China) on fluids in subducted continental crust; Dr. A. Korsakov (Novosibirsk, Russia) on coesite and diamond facies metamorphism in the Kokchetav Massif, Kazakhstan; Prof. L. Baumgartner and Prof. O. Müntener (University of Lausanne, Switzerland), on the formation and subduction of altered oceanic crust in the Alps; Prof. M. Engi (University of Berne, Switzerland) on Barrovian metamorphism in the Central Alps; Prof. B. Cesare (University of Padova, Italy), Prof. I. Buick (Stellenbosch University, South Africa) and Dr. A. Acosta Vigil (University of Granada, Spain), on partial melting in crustal xenoliths of the South Spanish volcanic province and Dr. M. Beltrando (University of Torino, Italy), on formation and evolution of blueschist and eclogite facies rocks in the Western Alps.
PROFESSOR IAN JACKSON collaborated with D.R. Schmitt and H. Schijns (University of Alberta, Canada), U.H. Faul (Boston University, D.L. Kohlstedt and M. Zimmermann (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis), A. Barnhoorn (Technical University, Delft), R.J.M. Farla and S. Karato, Yale University, J. Kung (National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan), R.C. Liebermann (Stony Brook University), Y. Kono (Carnegie Institution of Washington), and S.J.S. Morris (University of California, Berkeley) in the laboratory measurement and modelling of seismic properties.
DR PENNY KING collaborated with R.L. Hervig (Arizona State University); S. Wirick
(Brookhaven National Laboratory); P. Vernazza (Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, France); M.D.Dyar (Mt Holyoke College); D.W. Beaty( NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; S.R. Sutton and A. Lanzirotti (University of Chicago/Advanced Photon Source); J.L. Campbell and R. Gellert (University of Guelph, Canada); Ms. G. Perrett and Mr. N.I. Boyd (University of New Brunswick, Canada) J.G. Spray and L.M. Thompson, and Ms. B.E. Elliott (University of New Mexico, USA) C.B. Agee, Dr. T. Fischer, Dr. H. Newsom, Dr. Z.D. Sharp, Mr. M. Spilde, Mr. J. Berger, Mr. M. de Moor (University of Pittsburg, USA) M.S. Ramsey and R.J. Lee (University of Western Ontario, Canada); G. Southam, Dr. T.K. Sham, Mr. M. Izawa and Ms. L. Loiselle
DR OLIVER NEBEL visited the Universities of Hamburg, Germany; Tübingen, Germany; Hefei, China; and Guangzhou, China to establish and continue scientific collaboration.
PROFESSOR HUGH O’NEILL is collaborating with Dr Guilherme Mallmann of the Institute of Geosciences, (University of São Paulo, Brazil) on using XANES spectroscopy to quantify oxidation states in silicate melts. He continues to work with Dr. Frances Jenner of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, (Carnegie Institution of Washington), on the trace-element geochemistry of mid-ocean ridge basaltic glasses. He also collaborates with Dr Christine Putnis, Dr Andrew Putnis Ms Helen King and Mr Stephen Klemme (University of Munster).
DR JOSE-ALBERTO PADRON-NAVARTA collaborated with Dr. V. LOPEZ-SANCHEZ VIZCAINO (University of Jaen, Spain), and Dr. M.T. GOMEZ-PUGNAIRE (University of Granada, Spain) and Dr. C. MARCHESI (CSIC, Spain) on the high-pressure metamorphism of serpentinite and water recycling in subduction zones. He also collaborated with Dr. C.J. GARRIDO (CSIC, Spain) and Dr. K. HIDAS on the deformation of the subcontinental lithosphere from Ronda peridotite in South Spain.
DR GREG YAXLEY collaborated with Prof Gerhard Brey (University of Frankfurt) on a study of refractory spinel peridotites from the Kaapvaal Craton of southern Africa. He also collaborated with Prof Alan Woodland (University of Frankfurt) on investigations of redox conditions in the cratonic mantle. Collaborated with Prof Marc Hirschmann (University of Minnesota) and Dr Andreas Enggist (RSES) on a project concerning the earth’s deep carbon cycle, funded by the Deep Carbon Observatory of the Carnegie Institute at Washington. Collaborated with Dr Anja Rosenthal (Bayreuth University) on a high-pressure experimental investigation of the stability of phlogopite in peridotite with excess hydrous fluid. Collaborated with Dr Kate Kiseeva (Oxford University) and Prof Kostya Litasov (Tohoku University) on high pressure experimental investigations of the deep subduction of carbonate-bearing MORBs.
Mr. C.C. CHAPMAN with Dr. Rosemary Morrow, Laboratoire d’Études en Géophysique et Océangraphie Spatial, a joint division of CNRS, CNES and Université de Toulouse III, France, on the interaction of Southern Ocean currents with topography in the Southern Ocean.
Prof P.R. CUMMINS collaborates with Mr. Herve Damlamian of the Applied Geoscience and technology division (SOPAC) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) on tsunami inundation modeling to support evacuation planning in Nuku'alofa, Tonga.
Prof P.R. CUMMINS collaborates with Dr. Irwan Meilano of Bandung Insititute of Technology, Indonesia, Dr. Sri Hidayati of the Indonesian Geological Agency, and Mr. Suhardjono of the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics on research related to active tectonics and earthquake hazard in Indonesia.
Prof P.R. CUMMINS collaborates with Prof. Doug Wiens of Washington University and Dr. David Heeszel of Scripps Institute of Oceanography on a study of the 2006 Tonga Earthquake.
Dr S. DOWNES with Dr. E.Y. Kwon (University of California, USA), Prof. J. Sarmiento (Princeton University, USA), Dr Riccardo Farneti (International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy) and Dr C. Deutsch (University of California, USA) on the seasonal cycle of subduction of upper Southern Ocean waters.
Dr. S. DOWNES with Dr. R.M. Key (Princeton University, USA), Prof. A. Orsi (Texas A & M University, USA), Prof. K.G. Speer (Florida State University, USA) and Prof. J.H. Swift (Scripps Oceanographic Institute) on tracing hydrothermal plumes and deep ocean circulation in the Southwest Pacific basin.
Dr S. DOWNES with Dr. E.Y. Kwon (University of California, USA), Prof. J. Sarmiento (Princeton University, USA), Dr. D. Menemenlis (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA) and Dr. H. Zhang (University of California Los Angeles, USA) on the inter-annual variability of modelled subduction of upper Southern Ocean waters.
Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS with Prof C. Kincaid, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, USA and Dr K. Druken, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie institution, Washington, USA, on the interaction of mantle subduction zones with mantle plumes and the history of volcanism in the Pacific Northwest of USA.
Prof R.W. GRIFFITHS with Dr S. Kalevi, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, on lake convection and circulation under spring ice cover.
Dr A.McC. HOGG with Dr M. Meredith, British Antarctic Survey, UK, Dr A.C. Naveira Garabato, National Oceanography Centre, UK and Dr R. Farneti, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy on the Southern Ocean overturning circulation.
Dr A.McC. HOGG and Dr M.L. Ward with Dr Stephen Griffies, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, USA, on the development of a high resolution ocean model.
Dr Giampiero IAFFALDANO collaborates with Dr Rhodri DAVIES at Imperial College London.
Prof KENNETT has collaborated with Dr S Fishwick, University of Leicester, UK, Dr A. Fichtner, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, and Dr K. Yoshizawa, University of Hokkaido on the construction of the mantle component of the AuSREM seismological model.
Prof KENNETT has continued to collaborate with Dr T. Furumura at the Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Japan and Dr K. Chen at the National Taiwan Normal University on a variety of issues in seismic wave propagation, particularly guided waves in subduction zones.
Prof KENNETT acted as Chair of an External Review Panel for the Data Services Division of IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions in Seismology) the main international centre for earthquake seismology. The review was conducted in Seattle, WA in early November, Dr S. MCCLUSKY collaborates with; Prof. T.A. Herring, Dr R. Reilinger and Dr R.W. King, EAPS, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, on development of GAMIT/GLOBK GPS analysis software and Mediterranean/Mid East geodynamics studies.
Dr S. MCCLUSKY collaborates with; Dr P.Vernant, Géosciences Montpellier, Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France, on Western Mediterranean geodynamics.
Dr S. MCCLUSKY collaborates with; Dr S. Ergintav, TUBITAK, Marmara Research Center, Gebze, Turkey, on earthquake hazards in Turkey.
Dr S. MCCLUSKY collaborates with; Dr I. Meilano, GREAT, ITB, Bandung, Indonesia, on crustal deformation studies and earthquake hazards in Indonesia.
Dr. J.P. MONTILLET is collaborating with the Geospatial center at the University of Nottingham (U.K.). He is also supervising Mr. Lukasz Bonenberg (since 2010).
Dr. N. RAWLINSON collaborates with Dr. Stewart Fishwick (University of Leicester), Prof. Greg Houseman (University of Leeds) & Prof. Youxue Wang (Guilin University of Technology).
Dr M. SALMON collaborated with Prof T. Stern, Institute of Geophysics, Victoria University of Wellington on the New Zealand Moho depth.
Dr M. SALMON collaborated with Prof T. Stern, Institute of Geophysics, Victoria University of Wellington, Prof G. Houseman and L. Evans, School of the Environment, University of Leeds on convective edge-instability in continental interiors.
Dr M. SALMON collaborated with Dr T. Bodin, Earth and Planetary Science, University of California Berkley on using probabilistic surface reconstruction to map the Moho.
Prof M. SAMBRIDGE collaborates with Dr. T. Bodin, University of Berkeley, and Prof. K. Gallagher Univ. of Rennes, France) on Bayesian methods of data inference.
Dr E. SAYGIN with Dr A. Fichtner (ETH), Dr L. Vanacore (Unv. of Leeds), Prof. T. Taymaz (Istanbul Tech. Unv.) on seismic structure of Turkey, with Mr. Suhardjono (Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi, dan Geofisika), Prof. S. Widiyantoro (ITB), Dr K. Nishida (ERI-Tokyo) on crustal structure of Indonesia and surrounding regions.
Dr. H TKALČIĆ collaborates with Dr S Tanaka, JAMSTEC, Japan, on structure of the inner core and core-mantle boundary, with Prof. J Rhee, Soul University on the Earth’s core, with Prof. M. Mattesini from the Universidad Compultense de Madrid on the Earth’s core, with Prof. R. Garcia from the University of Toulouse on the Earth’s core, with Prof. M Herak and postdoctoral fellow J. Stipcevic, University of Zagreb, on lithospheric structure of Croatia and the Adriatic Sea, with Dr A Fichtner, Utrecht University on earthquake sources, with Dr Jan Dettmer from the University of Victoria on the application of Bayesian methods, and with Dr Y Chen, 3D Array Technologies, United States, on lithospheric structure of China.
Dr P. TREGONING collaborated with Dr K. Fleming, GeoForschungsZentrum on sea level change around the Australian coastline
M.K. YOUNG collaborates with T. Bodin, Berkeley Seismological Lab, University of Berkeley, USA, on seismic tomography using a transdimensional Bayesian approach.
M.K. YOUNG collaborates with S. Tanaka, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan, on imaging the lowermost mantle using differential body wave travel times.
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)
Collaboration occurs with many scientists in America, Japan, Europe, New Zealand, India and Korea in the IODP context. We send Australian scientists to join IODP drilling expeditions each year. We also provide scientists for various IODP panels and reviews, and AIO is in daily contact with partner scientists and organizations around the world.
The relationship with New Zealand is very close and they are represented on the ANZIC Governing Council and Science Committee. Their scientists are part of the ANZIC quota for drilling expeditions and IODP panels.
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof. A. da Silva Filho and Assoc. Prof. I. de Pinho Guimaraes (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil) on the geochronology and crustal growth history of the Borborema province, Brazil.
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof M. Pimentel and Mr Luis de Lana (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) on establishing geochronological and provenance constraints on the Bambui Group, Brazil.
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof F. Chemale (University of Brasilia, Brazil) on provenance of detrital zircons from various sedimentary basins in South America.
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr C. Marsicano and Dr E.G. Ottone (University of Buenos Aires) on the age of tuffs associated with new dinosaur discoveries in Argentina.
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with C. Lana (Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil) on the geochronology of the Quadrilatero Ferrifero, South America.
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr S. Master and Ms S. Glynn (University of the Witwatersrand) on the geochronology of the Magondi Belt, Zimbabwe and various African extraterrestrial impact sites.
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof M. Macambira (Federal University of Para, Brazil) on geochronology of the Amazonian craton, Brazil.
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Prof C. E. Suh (University of BUEA, Cameroon) on geochronology of the Congo craton and margins.
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr G. de Kock (Council for Geoscience, South Africa) on the geochronology of the Damaran Belt, Namibia.
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Dr P.Poprawa (Polish Geological Institute) on geochronology and provenance of zircons from Poland.
Dr R.A. ARMSTRONG with Professor S. McCourt (University of KwaZulu-Natal) on the geochronology and O and Hf isotope characterisation of volcanic rocks of the Tugela Valley, South Africa and on the geochronology of the Limpopo Belt, Botswana and surrounding cratons.
A/Prof C.M. FANNING with Prof P. K. Link and Mr J. Keeley (Idaho State University) and Dr C. Dehler (Utah State University) on the provenance and time of deposition of Neoproterozoic sequences in Utah and Idaho.
A/Prof C.M. FANNING with Dr J. Goodge (University of Minnesota, Duluth) on the geochronology and provenance of sequences in the central Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica.
A/Prof C.M. FANNING with Prof F. Hervé (Universidad de Chile), Dr M. Calderón (Geological Survey of Chile, SERNAGEOMIN) and Dr R.J. Pankhurst (British Geological Survey) on the geochronological and tectonic evolution of the central Chile basement rocks.
A/Prof C.M. FANNING with Dr C. Rapela (Uni La Plata) and Dr C. Casquet and Dr C. Galindo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) on the geochronological and tectonic evolution of the Sierras Pampeanas, NW Argentina.
A/Prof C.M. FANNING with Dr C. Siddoway (Colorado College), Prof M. Brown and Mr C.Yakymchuk (University of Maryland) on the tectonic evolution of the Fosdick Mountains, Mary Byrd Land, Antarctica.
A/Prof C.M. FANNING with Dr F. Espinoza (Geological Survey of Chile, SERNAGEOMIN) on the age and isotopic characteristics of Cretaceous to Tertiary volcanism in northern Chile.
A/Prof C.M. Fanning and Dr D. Elliot (Ohio State University) on the geochronology and isotopic characteristics of Permo-Triassic detritus in the Transantarctic Mountains.
A/Prof C.M. Fanning with Dr J. Aleinikoff (U.S. Geological Survey) on the age of igneous and metamorphic rocks in the New England area, USA.
Dr B. Fu with Prof M. Bröcker (Universität Münster, Germany) on O-Hf isotopic studies of zircons in pre-Cretaceous igneous rocks from the Cyclades, Greece.
Dr B. Fu with Prof Z. Xu (Nanjing University) on determining the timing and origin of molybdenum mineralisation and associated magmatism in eastern China.
Dr K. A. W. CROOK collaborates with A/Prof. A. SWITZER, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, on cosmogenic age dating of rocky coastal geomorphic features.
Dr E. A. FELTON collaborates with A/Prof. A. Switzer, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, on cosmogenic age dating of rock coastal geomorphic features.
Dr C. Klootwijk collaborates with Dr H. Théveniaut, Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, France, on paleomagnetism of the Upper Permian Newcastle Coal Measures, Sydney Basin.
Dr Truswell continues to collaborate with a number of researchers in the US on sedimentary sequences on the Antarctic margin (Dr E.Domack, Hamilton College New York) and on Cenozoic vegetation history of Antarctica (Dr Sophy Warny, Louisiana State University).
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