Communications 2016

 

Conferences and workshops

Esteem

Outreach

Visitors

 

CCFS web resources provide information on background, research and downloadable files of the Annual Report and Research Highlights. 

Links to the GEMOC website (http://www.gemoc.mq.edu.au/) provide past GEMOC Annual Reports, updated details on its methods, new analytical advances and software updates (GLITTER), activities of research teams within GEMOC, synthesised summaries of selected research outcomes and items for secondary school resources. 

Links to the CET (Centre for Exploration Targeting) website (http://www.cet.edu.au/) provide access to wider information about CET activities beyond its involvement in CCFS and especially the wide base of end-user interaction.

Links to The Institute for Geoscience Research (TiGer) website (http://tiger.curtin.edu.au/) provide information about their facilities, participants and research activities. 

Strong industry interaction in CCFS in 2016 ranged from presentations to specific industry groups in their offices to numerous formal and informal workshops at CET and GEMOC, and invited and plenary presentations at peak industry symposia, workshops and conferences nationally and internationally.
 

CCFS publications for 2016 are given in Appendix 5

The 165 CCFS publications that were published in 2016 are dominantly in high-impact international journals (Thomson ISI); the remainder are in outlets targeted to specific stakeholders (e.g., Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, Economic Geology).

CCFS has a LinkedIn Group – Join the conversation at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/6969996

 

PARTICIPATION IN WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES AND INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS IN 2016 

CCFS Investigators, associated staff, early-career researchers and postgraduates had a high profile at 41 peak geophysical, metallogenic, geodynamic and geochemical conferences as convenors, invited speakers, or presenters, with 222 presentations including:


•   Annual Meeting of The Israel Geological Society (IGS), Eilat, Israel, 19-21 January 2016
•   32nd Nordic Geological Winter Meeting, Helsinki, Finland, 13-15 January 2016
•   5th Australasian Universities Geoscience Educators Network Meeting, Canberra, Australia, 28-29 January 2016
•   24th Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis (ACMM24) Melbourne, Australia, 1-4 February 2016
•   GSWA Open Day 2016, Fremantle, Australia, 26 February 2016
•   NAC+ 2016, The North Atlantic Craton and Surrounding Belts: A Craton-Specific Approach to Exploration Targeting, Edinburgh, UK, 21-23 March 2016
•   47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, 21-25 March 2016
•   European Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016
•   17th International Seismix Symposium, Aviemore, Scotland, 15-20 May 2016
•   Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016, Makuhari Messe, Japan, 22-26 May 2016
•   Anisotropy and Dynamics of The Lithosphere- Asthenosphere System Workshop, Prague, Czech Republic, 22-25 May 2016
•   SEG Munich Technical Meeting, Munich, Germany, 1 June 2016
•   GAC-MAC 2016, Margins Through Time, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, 1-3 June 2016
•   EMPG XV Fifteenth International Symposium on Experimental Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, Zurich, Switzerland, 5-8 June 2016
•   International Diamond School 2016, Edmondton, Canada, 8 June 2016
•   Polar Symposium, Lubin, Poland, 8-11 June 2016
•   Gordon Research Conference, Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, 19-24 June 2016
•   AESC 2016 – Australian Earth Sciences Convention – Uncover Earth’s Past to Discover Our Future, Adelaide Convention Centre, Australia, 26-30 June 2016

 

Qing Xiong with his poster at the 26th Goldschmidt Conference.

 


•   26th Goldschmidt Conference, Yokohama, Japan, 26 June – 1 July 2016
•   Australian Astrobiology Meeting, Perth, Australia, 10-12 July 2016
•   Workshop on the Origin and Evolution of Plate Tectonics, Monte Veritá, Locarno, Switzerland, 17-22 July 2016
•   Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 13th Annual Meeting, Beijing, China, 31 July – 5 August 2016
•   7th International Dyke Conference (IDC7), Beijing, China, 18-20 August 2016
•   ASEG-PESA-AIG 2016 25th International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition in Adelaide, South Australia, August 21-24, 2016
•   European Microscopy Conference, Lyon, France, 28 August- 2 September 2016

 

Zheng-Xiang Li (second from right) and fellow delegates at the 35th IGC, Capetown.

 


•   35th IGC, International Geological Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 27 August – 4 September 2016
•   13th International Nickel-Copper-PGE Symposium, Fremantle, Australia, 5-9 September 2016
•   2nd European Mineralogical Conference, EMC2016 Minerals, Fluids and Rocks: Alphabet and Words of Planet Earth, Palacongressi of Rimini, Italy, 11-15 September 2016
•   GSA Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA, 25-28 September 2016
•   SEG 2016 Tethyan Tectonics and Metallogeny, Çeşme, Turkey, 25-28 September 2016
•   TIGeR Conference, Rock Alteration in The Upper Crust: Element Mobility and Concentration, Curtin University, Perth, Australia, 26-28 September 2016
•   16th Australian Space Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 26-28 September 2016
•   ACTER 2016 Annual Field Symposium, Xi’an, China, 20-29 October 2016
•   2016 International Conference on The Earth’s Deep Interior, Wuhan, China, 4-6 November 2016
•   SSERVI Australia Workshop 2016, Perth, Australia, 9-11 November 2016
•   Resources for the 21st Century Symposium, Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES), Canberra, Australia, 22-24 November 2016
•   TANG3O, Thermochronology and Noble Gas Geochronology and Geochemistry Organisation, Perth, Australia,29-30 November 2016
•   CET-UWA 2016 Corporation Members Day, Perth, Australia, 7 December 2016
•   Greenland Day Conference, Perth, Australia, 9 December 2016
•   AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 12-16 December 2016
•   Palaeontology Association Annual Meeting, Lyon, France, 14-17 December 2016

 

INVITED TALKS AT MAJOR CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS IN 2016

Annual Meeting of The Israel Geological Society (IGS), Eilat, Israel, 19-21 January 2016
Deep-Earth methane, mantle dynamics and mineral exploration: insights from northern Israel, southern Tibet and Kamchatka
W.L. Griffin, S.E.M. Gain, D. Adams, V. Toledo, N.J. Pearson and S.Y. O'Reilly    Plenary


The role of the deep lithosphere in metallogeny
S.Y. O’Reilly, W.L. Griffin and N.J. Pearson    Keynote

32nd Nordic Geological Winter Meeting, Helsinki, Finland, 13-15 January 2016
From Nuna to Rodinia: Stenian-Tonian paleogeography
S.A. Pisarevsky   Invited

GSWA Open Day 2016, Fremantle, Australia, 26 February 2016
Secular change in Archean crust formation recorded in Western Australia
H. Yuan   Keynote

EGU, Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016
Uncertainty quantification in complex joint inversion problems
J.C. Afonso   Invited

17th International Seismix Symposium, Aviemore, Scotland, 15-20 May 2016
Multi-observable probabilistic tomography for the physical state of the Earth’s interior
J.C. Afonso   Keynote

Anisotropy and Dynamics of the Lithosphere-Asthenosphere System Workshop, Prague, Czech Republic, 22-25 May 2016
Thermochemical tomography for the physical state of the Earth’s interior
J.C. Afonso   Keynote



International Diamond School 2016, Edmondton, Canada, 8 June 2016
Trace element traverses across kimberlite olivine: A new tool to decipher the evolution of kimberlite magmas
A. Giuliani, A. Soltys, W.L. Griffin, S. Foley, D. Phillips and A. Greig   Invited

AESC 2016 – Australian Earth Sciences Convention – Uncover Earth’s Past to Discover Our Future, Adelaide Convention Centre, Australia, 26-30 June 2016
Plume and superplumes: their formation, nature and geodynamic roles
Z.X. Li   Keynote

1800-900 Ma global paleogeography: new insights
S. Pisarevsky   Invited

Duration of tectonic processes constrained by Lu-Hf garnet geochronology – Insights from HP/LT oceanic rocks (Halilbağı Complex) and Barrovian-type mica-schist (Menderes Massif)
A. Pourteau   Keynote

Pb isotope evolution in the Martian mantle
J. Belluccci, A. Nemchin, M. Whitehouse and J. Snape   Invited

26th Goldschmidt Conference, Yokohama, Japan, 26 June – 1 July 2016
Pb isotope evolution in the Martian mantle
J. Belluccci, A. Nemchin, M. Whitehouse and J. Snape   Invited

Evolution of the early continents and localisation of Ni-Cu-Pge systems
D. Mole, M.L. Fiorentini, C. Kirkland, S. Barnes, C. McCuaig, K. Cassidy, E. Belousova, S. Romano and M. Doublier   Invited

Early-formed chemical heterogeneity recorded by 142Nd-143Nd in 3.8-3.0 Ga samples from the Archean Anshan Complex, North China Craton
X.-C. Wang, C.-F. Li, S. Wilde, X.-H. Li and Y.-F. Wang   Invited

Australian Astrobiology Meeting, Perth, Australia, 10-12 July 2016

A terrestrial origin of life
B. Damer, M.J. Van Kranendonk, T. Djokic and D. Deamer    Invited

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 13th Annual Meeting, Beijing, China, 31 July – 5 August 2016
Paleoproterozoic subductions and their roles in craton assembly in Western Australia
H. Yuan, S. Johnson, M. Dentith, R. Murdie and K. Gessner    Invited


7th International Dyke Conference (IDC7), Beijing, China, 18-20 August 2016

Proterozoic dyke swarms of the Siberian Craton and their geodynamic implications
D.P. Gladkochub, T.V. Donskaya, R. Ernst, S.A. Pisarevsky , M.T.D. Wingate and U. Söderlund   Invited

Paleomagnetic data and dyke swarms geometries – Important tools for Precambrian paleogeographic reconstructions
S.A Pisarevsky    Keynote

Updated digital map of mafic dyke swarms and large igneous provinces in Western Australia
M.T.D. Wingate, and D. McB. Martin   Invited

ASEG-PESA-AIG 2016, Adelaide, South Australia, August 21-24, 2016
Multi-observable thermochemical tomography: a new approach to an old problem
J.C. Afonso    Keynote

3D imaging of the Earth’s lithosphere using noise from ocean waves
Y. Yang, J. Xie and K. Zhao    Keynote

35th IGC, Cape Town, South Africa, 27 August – 4 September 2016
Trace element variations across olivine record the evolution of kimberlite melts: Case studies from the Kimberley kimberlites (South Africa)
A. Giuliani, A. Soltys, W.L. Griffin, S. Foley, V.S. Kamenetsky, D. Phillips, A. Greig and K. Goemann    Keynote

Global Seismic LAB measurements from full waveform tomography
H. Yuan and B. Romanowicz    Invited

GSA Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA, 25-28 September 2016
Assessing trace element (dis)equilibrium and the application of single element thermometers in metamorphic rocks
A.M. Cruz-Uribe, M. Feinman, T. Zack, and D.E. Jacob   Invited

SEG 2016, Çeşme, Turkey, 25-28 September 2016
Zircon compositions as a pathfinder for porphyry Cu ± Mo ± Au systems
Y. Lu, R.R. Loucks, M.L. Fiorentini, T.C. McCuaig, N.J. Evans, Z. Yang, Z. Hou, C.L. Kirkland, L.A. Parra-Avila and A. Kobussen    Keynote

TIGeR Conference, Perth, Australia, 26-28 September 2016
Metal and sulfur cycles in the deep continental crust: Insights from the Ni-Cu-PGE sulfide deposits of the Ivrea Zone (Italy)
M.L. Fiorentini, M. Locmelis, T. Rushmer, R. Arevalo Jr., J. Adam, S.W. Denyszyn, and C. LaFlamme    Invited

2016 International Conference on the Earth’s Deep Interior, Wuhan, China, 4-6 November 2016
Iron spin transitions in the Earth
S. Clark    Invited

Corundum crystallization and ultra-low fO2 in a volcanic plumbing system: Mt Carmel area, Israel
W.L. Griffin, S.E.M. Gain, J-X. Huang, V. Toledo, N.J. Pearson and S.Y. O’Reilly    Keynote

Resources for the 21st Century Symposium, RSES, Canberra, Australia, 22-24 November 2016
Tracing metal and fluid sources in magmatic and hydrothermal systems
M.L. Fiorentini   Keynote

Targeting new deposits: Margins, metasomatism and metallogeny
S.Y. O’Reilly   Invited

CET-UWA 2016 Corporation Members Day, Perth, Australia, 7 December 2016
Understanding the Precambrian crust in the Capricorn region – some results from recent passive source deployments
H. Yuan, S.P. Johnson, M. Dentith, R. Murdie, K. Gessner, F. Korhonen and T. Bodin   Invited



AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 12-16 December 2016
Pb-Pb systematics of lunar rocks: Differentiation, magmatic and impact history of the Moon
A. Nemchin, M. Whitehouse, M.D Norman, J. Snape, J.J. Bellucci and M. Grange    Invited

Crustal structure of the late-Archean to Proterozoic Glenburgh Terrane in the Western Australian Craton: roles of a micro-continent in craton formation and reworking
H. Yuan, S. Johnson, M.C. Dentith, R. Murdie, K. Gessner, F.J. Korhonen and T. Bodin    Invited

Lithospheric layering in major continents: results using full waveform tomography
H. Yuan, P. Clouzet, B.A Romanowicz and L. Zhao    Invited

The Hainan Lone Plume prompted by encircling subduction zones around the South China Sea
N. Zhang and Z.X. Li    Invited

 

 

A full list of abstract titles and authors for Conferences and Workshops attended is given in Appendix 6 and on the Abstracts page. 

 

OTHER CONFERENCE ROLES

Conference Role
5th Australasian Universities Geoscience Educators Network Meeting, Canberra, Australia, 28-29 January 2016

Co-Organiser:
Nathan Daczko

 


GAC-MAC 2016, Margins Through Time, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, 1-3 June 2016


Member of Organising and Scientific Committee:
Zheng-Xiang Li – Special Session 2 (SS2): “Northwest Laurentia's Neighbours in Proterozoic Supercontinents: Cratonic Identifications and Their Geodynamic Implications”

 


AESC 2016 – Australian Earth Sciences Convention – Uncover Earth’s Past to Discover Our Future, Adelaide Convention Centre, Australia, 26-30 June 2016


Sub Theme Chair:
Kelsie Dadd – Theme: “Earth’s Environment – Past to Present” – Sub Theme: “Scientific Results of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)”

Sub Theme Co-Chairs:
Juan Carlos Afonso and Louis Moresi – Theme: “Deep Earth Geodynamics” – Sub Theme: “Linking Plate Tectonics and Mantle Convection to Surface Processes”

Sub Theme Chair:
Chris Kirkland – Theme: “Tectonics of the Planet” – Sub Theme: “Proterozoic Orogens Welding the West, North and South Australian Cratons”

Sub Theme Co-Convenor:
Zheng-Xiang Li – Theme: “Tectonics of the Planet” – Sub Theme: “Supercontinent Cycles and Global Geodynamics”

Sub Theme Chair:
Ross Mitchell – Theme: “Tectonics of the Planet” – Sub Theme: “Supercontinent Cycles and Global Geodynamics”

Symposium Co-Chair:
Juan Carlos Afonso“Early to Mid Career Researchers Symposium”

 


26th Goldschmidt Conference, Yokohama, Japan, 26 June – 1 July 2016


Session Co-Convenor:
William Griffin – Session 09a: “Sustainable Resourcing of Ore Deposits Related to Ultramafic-Mafic Magmas”

 


The 4th Conference on Earth System Science, Shanghai, China, 4-6 July 2016


Symposium Co-Convenor:
Zheng-Xiang Li“Eastern Eurasian Tectonics, Evolution of the Western Pacific, and Ocean-Continent Collision Processes”

 


Australian Astrobiology Meeting, Perth, Australia, 10-12 July 2016


Organising Committee/Scientific Committee:
Martin Van Kranendonk“Eastern Eurasian Tectonics, Evolution of the Western Pacific, and Ocean-Continent Collision Processes”
Session Chair:
Simon George – Session 7: “Early Life 2”

 


AOGS 13th Annual Meeting, Beijing, China, 31 July – 5 August 2016


Primary Session Convenor:
Huaiyu Yuan – Session SE06: “Across-scale And Multi-discipline Studying of Continental Lithosphere”

 


7th International Dyke Conference (IDC7), Beijing, China, 18-20 August 2016


Members of Organising committee:
Sergei Pisarevsky
Michael Wingate


International Steering Committee Member, Session Convenor:
Steven Denyszyn – Session: “Remote Sensing of Dykes”

Session Chair:
Michael Wingate – Session 4: “Geochronology of dyke swarms”

 


35th IGC, Cape Town, South Africa, 27 August – 4 September 2016


Symposium Co-convenor:
Zheng-Xiang Li – Theme: “Supercontinent Cycles and Global Geodynamics (IGCP 648)”

Theme Champion:
Simon Wilde – Theme: “Geochronology”

Session Convenor:
Simon Wilde – Session: “Hadean and Archaean Earth”

 


13th International Nickel-Copper-PGE Symposium, Fremantle, Australia, 5-9 September 2016


Organising Committee:
Marco Fiorentini

 


AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 12-16 December 2016


Session Co-Convenor and Co-Chair:
Craig O’Neill – Session T53C: “Secular Change in Earth Processes: Shifting Uniformitarianism II”

 

 

SELECTED WORKSHOP ROLES

Activity

Details and Participant/s

Date

CET Seminar Series Cam McCuaig 2016
CCFS/EPS Seminar Series CCFS/EPS MQ, organised by Stefan Loehr 2016
A Short Course in Numerical Geodynamic Modelling Co-instructors Weronica Gorczyk and Christopher Gonzalez, hosted by UWA 6-8 June 2016
EPS HDR Conference Day Organised by MQ EPS and CCFS MQ PhD studentsfeaturing presentations and posters from EPS and CCFS MQ PhD students 15 June 2016
Goldschmidt 2016 Workshop – Atom Probe Microscopy for Geoscientists Workshop Co Leader Steven Reddy 25-26 June 2016
Gold workshop at The Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany Speaker – Stefano Caruso 28 June 2016
UNCOVER Isotope geology: a window into crustal evolution, fertility and the geodynamics of Earth Co-organiser – Chris Kirkland 1 July 2016
Pilbara Craton field trip – Australia Astrobiology Meeting, Perth, Australia Organiser – Martin Van Kranendonk, Co-Field Trip Leaders Martin Van Kranendonk and Tara Djokic 13-17 July 2016
CCFS Short Course on Snowball Earth Instructor – Professor Paul Hoffman (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA. Organised by Zheng-Xiang Li, Hosted by Curtin. Lectures were live streamed and made available here: http://tectonics.curtin.edu.au/ccfs-sponsored-short-course-snowball-earth-lectures/
15 July 2016
Workshop for early and mid-career geoscientists, ASEG-PESA-AIG 2016 Convenor – Juan Carlos Afonso 1 August 2016
MetSoc 2016 Workshop – Microstructure and geochronology of shocked accessory minerals Co-Converor – Timmons Erickson 7 August 2016
CNRS Forsterite Master Class – Structural Geology, France Presenter – Nicolas Thébaud 5-7 October 2016
West African Metallogeny Workshop, Ouagadougou, Burkina Fasso Presenter – Nicolas Thébaud 17-22 October 2016
ACTER 2016 Field Symposium/Workshop – Orogenesis during Supercontinent Cycles Event Co-organiser – Zheng-Xiang Li 20-29 October 2016
EPS HDR Conference Day, MQ Organised by MQ EPS and CCFS MQ PhD studentsfeaturing presentations and posters from EPS and CCFS MQ PhD students 16 November 2016
CCFS sponsored shortcourse: Raman, Luminescence Spectroscopy and Imaging in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Instructor – Professor Lutz Nasdala (Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography, University of Vienna, Austria). Organised by Dorrit Jacob, hosted by Macquarie University. See photo p. 108. 28 November-1 December 2016
CET-UWA 2016 Members’ Day Presenters included – Weronika Gorczyk, Huaiyu Yuan 7 December 2016

 

 

ESTEEM

AWARDS

 

Participant

Activity

Juan Carlos Afonso Awarded the 2017 Anton Hales Medal for being “at the forefront of revolutionising the way that geoscientists interpret the signals they obtain from deep in the Earth by geophysical methods

Bill Griffin Recognised by Clarivate Analytics (previously Thomson Reuters) as a Highly-Cited Researcher 2016
Citation Milestone – Google Scholar named him as one of Australias’ most highly cited researchers when his H-Index passed 100

David Wacey Gained entry into the “Guinness Book of World Records” as part of the team responsible for the first discovery of a fossilised dinosaur brain (photo – David Wacey). The brain once belonged to an iguanodon and is 133 million-years old.

Elena Belousova
Presented with the 2016 Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science at the Shine Dome, ACT in May 2016 (pictured centre)

Andrea Giuliani, Montgarri Castillo-Oliver Received a European Commission, Europlanet 2020 Research Award
Robert Loucks Awarded the A.B. Edwards Medal of Geological Society of Australia (Presented June 2016 GSA Meeting)

Received the Stillwell Award of Geological Society of Australia (Presented June 2016 GSA Meeting)
Simon Wilde Recognised by Clarivate Analytics (previously Thomson Reuters) as a Highly-Cited Researcher 2016
Sue O’Reilly
Became a 2016 Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for “significant service to the Earth Sciences as an academic and researcher, to tertiary education and to scientific associations”. The Award was presented by his Excellency General, The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d).
Recognised by Thomson-Reuters as a Highly-Cited Researcher

Zheng-Xiang Li Received the Geological Society of Australia S.W. Carey Medal, 2016
Recognised by Thomson-Reuters as a Highly-Cited Researcher

  

  

2016 NEW APPOINTMENTS AND POSITIONS

Ian Fitzsimons
Fellow of the Geological Society, London

Fellow of the Mineralogical Society

Keynote Speaker for SEG 2016: Tethyan Tectonics and Metallogeny

Marco Fiorentini
Appointed Associate Editor Mineralium Deposita

Weronika Gorczyk
Appointed as committee member of Geoconferences WA

Bill Griffin
Co-Convenor for Session 09a Sustainable Resourcing of Ore Deposits Related to Ultramafic-Mafic Magmas at Goldschmidt 2016 at Yokohama, Japan

Appointed Co-Editor with Sisir Mondal of a book to be published by Elsevier in 2017 titled “Processes and ore deposits of ultramafic-mafic magmas through space and time

Yongjun Lu
Appointed Associate Editor for SEG 2016 Special Publication on Tethys

Appointed Councillor for Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) in 2016-2019

Craig O’Neill
Member of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Earth Sciences

Sue O’Reilly
Member Executive Committee, UNCOVER national initiative (Auspices of the Australian Academy of Science)

Chair, Academy of Science National Committee for Earth Sciences, and Decadal Plan preparation

Elected Member of Council, Australian Academy of Science (http://www.mq.edu.au/newsroom/2014/11/14/eminent-geologist-joins-australian-academy-of-science-council/)

(With Professor Peter Koopman) set up an Equity and Diversity Reference Group at the request of the Council of the Australian Academy of Science. Sue O’Reilly is Deputy Chair of that group for 2017

Invited Convenor – Lithosphere evolution during subduction and collision session, Goldschmidt 2017

Member of the Order of Australia (2016)

  


EDITORIAL APPOINTMENTS

 

Acta Geologica Sinica Li
Acta Geoscientia Sinica Li
American Journal of Science Wilde
American Mineralogist Piazolo
Chemical Geology Wilde
Cogent Geosciences O'Neill, Moressi
EGU Journal Solid Earth Afonso, Schaefer
Exploration Geophysics Yang
Geology Wacey
Geodynamics & Tectonophysics Pisarevsky
Geology C. Clark
Geological Society of America Bulletin Griffin, Li
Geosphere Yuan
GeoResJ George, Jacob, Schaefer
Journal of Earth Sciences Griffin
Journal of the Geological Society, London C. Clark, Fitzsimons
Journal of Jilin University – Earth Science Wilde
Journal of Metamorphic Geology Brown
Journal of Petrology Turner
Journal of Structural Geology Piazolo
Lithos C. Clark, Foley, Griffin
Mineralium Deposita Fiorentini
Nature Science Reports Wacey
Ore Geology Reviews Bagas
Physics and Chemistry of Minerals McCammon
Precambrian Research Barley, Pisarevsky, Van Kranendonk
Scientific Reports< Piazolo

  

OUTREACH

Forum

Participant/s

Date

Public lectures – Nancy, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Brussels Andrea Giuliani 2016
Public lectures – McGill University, University of New Brunswick, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Technical University of Munich, Northern Star Resources, BHPB iron ore Crystal LaFlamme 2016
Numerous government briefings Chris Kirkland 2016
Feature presenter – TV documentary “The Living Universe” ABC television Martin Van Kranendonk 2016
Public lecture to the Western Australian Chinese Scientists Association (WACSA) on “How the Earth Engine Works – from the Crust to the Core” Zheng-Xiang Li 20 January 2016
Presenter – GSWA 2016 Open Day Lectures Huaiyu Yuan 26 February 2016
Public lecture – Australian National University – RSES Seminars “Atoms on the move: deformation-induced trace element redistribution in zircon” Sandra Piazolo 10 March 2016
Talk – Science at the Shine Dome 2016“Evolution of Earth’s crust through the prism of zircon crystals” Elena Belousova 25 May 2016
Public lecture – University of Adelaide “Seismic structure of the Paleoproterozoic Gascoyne Province: roles of a micro-continent in craton amalgamation and reworking processes” Huaiyu Yuan 3 June 2016
Public lecture “Alfred Wegener and modern plate tectonics” Goethe Society, WA, Australia Uwe Kirscher 6 June 2016
Chief Scientist briefing (NRIS) Matthew Kilburn 20 July 2016
Public lecture – iVEC-Pawsey Supercomputing Open Day Gregory Dering 20 August 2016
Feature presenter – IMAX documentary film, “Earth Story” Martin Van Kranendonk 18 August – 30 September 2016
Public lecture – CMCA Geoscience industry open house Matthew Kilburn 17 November 2016
Public lecture – Geological Survey of Western Australia annual lecture series Gregory Dering 23 November 2016
Address – Australian Academy of Science Decadal Plan for Earth Science – Town Hall Meeting, ANU, 23 Nov 2016 Sue O’Reilly 23 November 2016
Talk – Greenland Day, Perth“Reconnaissance-scale geodynamic understanding of basement-cover relationships linked to mineral systems targeting in North-West Greenland” Crystal LaFlamme 9 December 2016
Talk to high school students“Tectonics, geodynamics, and the life of geoscience researchers” Zheng-Xiang Li 12 December 2016

  

MEDIA

Activity Participant/s Date, Forum Web address
Heaven on Earth... Bll Griffin 26/1/2016, YouTube video, Shefa Yamim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5vHjnsL0L4&feature=youtu.be
The role of the deep lithosphere in metallogeny Sue O’Reilly 1/2/2016, YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYTzKv8PApc
Defining mineral system footprints in the Edmund Basin of the Capricorn Orogen, Western Australia Heta Lampinen et.al. 18/2/2016, ASDInc. http://discover.asdi.com/defining-mineral-system-footprints-in-the-edmund-basin-of-the-capricorn-orogen-western-australia
PhD student gets some help to detect mineral system footprints Heta Lampinen et.al. 19/2/2016, CET News and Events http://www.cet.edu.au/news-and-media/news/news-details/2016/02/19/phd-student-gets-some-help-to-detect-mineral-system-footprints
Australian university confirms Israeli rare mineral discovery Bill Griffin 21/2/2016, J-Wire http://www.jwire.com.au/60546-2/
Kosciuszko explained: mystery of the Snowy Mountains solved Craig O’Neill 14/4/2016, Sydney Morning Herald http://www.smh.com.au/environment/kosciuszko-explained-mystery-of-the-snowy-mountains-solved-20160314-gnj2zg.html
Kosciuszko explained: mystery of the Snowy Mountains solved Craig O’Neill 14/4/2016, The Age http://www.theage.com.au/environment/kosciuszko-explained-mystery-of-the-snowy-mountains-solved-20160314-gnj2zg
Kosciuszko explained: mystery of the Snowy Mountains solved Craig O’Neill 14/4/2016, Canberra Times http://www.canberratimes.com.au/environment/kosciuszko-explained-mystery-of-the-snowy-mountains-solved-20160314-gnj2zg.html
Kosciuszko explained: mystery of the Snowy Mountains solved Craig O’Neill 14/4/2016, WA Today http://www.watoday.com.au/environment/kosciuszko-explained-mystery-of-the-snowy-mountains-solved-20160314-gnj2zg.html
Plate tectonics just a stage in Earth’s life cycle; Simulation shows crust to stop shifting in 5 billion years Craig O’Neill 31/05/2016, Science News https://www.sciencenews.org/article/plate-tectonics-just-stage-earth%E2%80%99s-life-cycle
Asteroids delivered bulk of the Moon’s water, study finds Craig O’Neill 1/6/2016, ABC Online http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-01/asteroids-may-have-delivered-bulk-of-the-moon’s-water/7463102
Asteroids delivered bulk of the Moon’s water, study finds Craig O’Neill 1/6/2016, ABC Radio Australia http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-06-01/asteroids-delivered-bulk-of-the-moons-water-study-finds/1586242
Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016: the full list Sue O’Reilly 13/6/2016, Sydney Morning Herald http://www.smh.com.au/national/queens-birthday-honours-2016-the-full-list-20160608-gpec51.html
Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016: the full list Sue O’Reilly 13/6/2016, The Age http://www.theage.com.au/national/queens-birthday-honours-2016-the-full-list-20160608-gpec51.html
Queen’s Birthday Honours List: Ros Packer tops list of Aussies awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) Sue O’Reilly 13/6/2016, The Daily Telegraph http://online.isentialink.com/dailytelegraph.com.au/2016/06/13/891f8388-ee50-4df8-81ac-b39267b515ef.html
Queen’s Birthday Honours Sue O’Reilly 15/6/2016, Northern District Times Print only
Sue O’Reilly rocks! Sue O’Reilly 20/6/2016, This Week, Macquarie University http://www.mq.edu.au/thisweek/2016/06/20/sue-oreilly-rocks/#.WJKFWbZ97OZ
Modern-day regional mapping training in the Aussie Outback Heta Lampinen et.al. 22/6/2016, CET News and Events http://www.cet.edu.au/news-and-media/news/news-details/2016/06/22/modern-day-regional-mapping-training-in-the-aussie-outback
Does a planet need plate tectonics to develop life? Craig O’Neill 29/6/2016, The Conversation https://theconversation.com/does-a-planet-need-plate-tectonics-to-develop-life-61303
Does a planet need plate tectonics to develop life? Craig O’Neill 29/6/2016, IFLScience http://www.iflscience.com/environment/does-a-planet-need-plate-tectonics-to-develop-life/
Does a planet need plate tectonics to develop life? Craig O’Neill 29/6/2016, Australasian Science http://www.australasianscience.com.au/article/science-and-technology/does-planet-need-plate-tectonics-develop-life.html
Does a planet need plate tectonics to develop life? Craig O’Neill 29/6/2016, Australasian Science http://www.australasianscience.com.au/article/science-and-technology/does-planet-need-plate-tectonics-develop-life.html
Does a planet need plate tectonics to develop life? Craig O’Neill 29/6/2016, Phys Org http://phys.org/news/2016-06-planet-plate-tectonics-life.html
Does a planet need plate tectonics to develop life? Craig O’Neill 4/7/2016, Cosmos https://cosmosmagazine.com/geoscience/does-a-planet-need-plate-tectonics-to-develop-life
World’s oldest gem leading us to hidden treasures Elena Belousova 4/7/2016, Stories of Australian Science http://stories.scienceinpublic.com.au/2016/oldestgem/
Study Says Earth’s Plate Tectonics May Be Just a Phase Craig O’Neill 8/7/2016, Smithsonian magazine http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/study-says-earths-plate-tectonics-may-be-just-phase-180959705/
Old planets always get too hot or cold for life in the end Craig O’Neill 27/7/2016, New Scientist  https://www.newscientist.com/article/2099139-old-planets-always-get-too-hot-or-cold-for-life-in-the-end/
Old planets always get too hot or cold for life in the end Craig O’Neill 27/7/2016, New Sceintist https://www.newscientist.com/article/2099139-old-planets-always-get-too-hot-or-cold-for-life-in-the-end/
Top geologist: Israel has major deposits of precious stones Bill Griffin 1/8/2016, Globes http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-israel-has-significant-precious-stone-and-diamond-deposits-1001143242
What 3.7-billion-year-old fossils mean for life on Mars Craig O’Neill 1/9/2016, Cosmos Magazine https://cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/what-3-7-billion-year-old-fossils-mean-for-life-on-mars
Journal of Geophysical Research - Editorial Highlight Juan Carlos Afonso, Yingjie Yang 1/10/2016, AGU Publications http://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/article/10.1002/2016JB013049/editor-highlight/
Professional fossil hunter discovers fossilised dinosaur brain tissue, scientists say David Wacey 28/10/16, ABC radio http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2016/s4564887.htm
Macquarie Earth Sciences researcher awarded prestigious Medal Juan Carlos Afonso 18/11/2016, Macquarie University News http://www.mq.edu.au/newsroom/2016/11/18/macquarie-earth-sciences-researcher-awarded-prestigious-medal/
Macquarie Earth Sciences researcher awarded prestigious Medal (Macquarie University) Juan Carlos Afonso 18/11/2016, Wn.com News https://article.wn.com/view/2016/11/18/Macquarie_Earth_Sciences_researcher_awarded_prestigious_Meda/
Prestigious Earth Sciences medal for Macquarie researcher Juan Carlos Afonso 21/11/2016, This Week, Macquarie University http://www.mq.edu.au/thisweek/2016/11/21/prestigious-earth-sciences-medal-macquarie-researcher/#.WJJ-5LZ97OY
Macquarie Earth Sciences researcher awarded prestigious Medal Juan Carlos Afonso 23/11/2016, Foreign Affairs http://foreignaffairs.co.nz/2016/11/23/macquarie-earth-sciences-researcher-awarded-prestigious-medal/
SEG Students Head to the Kimberleys Heta Lampinen, Constanza Jara, et.al. 29/11/2016, CET News and Events http://www.cet.edu.au/news-and-media/news/news-details/2016/11/29/seg-students-head-to-the-kimberley-s
Australian Academy of Science 201 Awardees - Early career honorifics - 2017 Anton Hales Medal Juan Carlos Afonso 18/11/2016, Australian Academy of Science https://www.science.org.au/opportunities-scientists/recognition/honorific-awards/honorific-awardees/2017-awardees#hales
Geoscience really rocks Juan Carlos Afonso 07/12/2016, Rouse Hill Times Print only
DMP tests earthquake recording site in Broome Klaus Gessner, Huaiyu Yuan, Liang Zhao 22/12/2016, WA Department of Mines and Petrolium http://www.dmp.wa.gov.au/News/DMP-tests-earthquake-recording-20715.aspx?platform=hootsuite
First discovery of a fossilised dinosaur brain David Wacey 27/10/2016, Official Guiness Records Magazine http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/449184-first-discovery-of-a-fossilised-dinosaur-brain

 

MEDIA – FEATURED PAPERS

716. D.E. Jacob, S. Piazolo, A. Schreiber and P. Trimby 2016. Redox-freezing and nucleation of diamond via magnetite formation in the Earth’s mantle. Nature Communications, 7, 11891.

Activity Date, Forum Web address
Ultra-thin slices of diamonds reveal geological processes 21/6/2016, EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-06/ggph-uso061716.php
How to build a diamond factory 22/6/2016, Cosmos https://cosmosmagazine.com/geoscience/to-build-a-diamond-it-first-needs-sulfide-minerals
Ultra-thin slices of diamonds reveal geological processes 22/6/2016, Health Medicine Network http://healthmedicinet.com/i/ultra-thin-slices-of-diamonds-reveal-geological-processes/
Geology: Sulphides may be a diamond’s best friend 22/6/2016, Nature Asia https://www.natureasia.com/en/life-sci/research/10742

 

895. Barham, M., Kirkland, C.L., Reynolds, S., O’Leary, M.J., Evans, N.J., Allen, H., Haines, P.W., Hocking, R.M., McDonald, B.J., Belousova, E. and Goodall J. 2016. The answers are blowin’ in the wind: Ultra-distal ashfall zircons, indicators of Cretaceous super-eruptions in eastern Gondwana. Geology, 44, 643-646.

Activity Date, Forum Web address
The answers are blowin’ in the wind: Ultra-distal ashfall zircons, indicators of Cretaceous super-eruptions in eastern Gondwana 21/7/2016, ENGGtalks https://www.enggtalks.com/news/5127/the-answers-are-blowin-in-the-wind-ultra-distal-ashfall-zircons
Curtin scientists make Earth-shattering discovery 12/8/2016, Curtin News http://news.curtin.edu.au/media-releases/curtin-scientists-make-earth-shattering-discovery/
Volcano ‘super-eruptions’ blasted crystals from Australia’s east coast to WA 12/8/2016, Herald Sun http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/volcano-supereruptions-blasted-crystals-from-australias-east-coast-to-wa/news-story/6aaf0491640ddc14419078af213f6388
Scientists make Earth-shattering discovery 14/8/2016, Geology Page http://www.geologypage.com/2016/08/scientists-make-earth-shattering-discovery.html
Curtin scientists make Earth-shattering discovery 15/8/2016, AZO Materials http://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=46183
Giant ancient supervolcanoes threw rock right across Australia 17/8/2016, New Scientist https://www.newscientist.com/article/2101518-giant-ancient-supervolcanoes-threw-rock-right-across-australia/
Ancient SUPERVOLCANOES blasted rock from one side of Australia to the other 100 million years ago 18/8/2016, Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3746954/Ancient-SUPERVOLCANOES-blasted-rock-one-Australia-100-million-years-ago.html
Mega volcanoes once blasted debris right across Australia 18/8/2016, Sky News http://news.sky.com/story/mega-volcanoes-once-blasted-debris-right-across-australia-10541485
Ancient supervolcanoes threw rocks right across Australia 19/8/2016, Science Alert http://www.sciencealert.com/ancient-supervolcanoes-had-the-power-to-throw-rocks-right-across-australia
Ancient super-eruptions blasted volcanic debris all the way across Australia 22/8/2016, IFL Science http://www.iflscience.com/environment/ancient-supereruptions-blasted-volcanic-debris-all-the-way-across-australia/
Scientists discover volcanic super eruptions in Australia 23/8/2016, National Geographic http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/australia/scientists-discover-super-volcanic-eruptions-in-australia.aspx

 

837. Nutman, A.P., Bennett, V.C., Friend, C.R.L., Van Kranendonk, M.J. and Chivas, A.R. 2016. Rapid emergence of life shown by discovery of 3,700-million-year-old microbial structures. Nature, 535-538.

Activity Date, Forum Web address
World’s oldest fossils unveil life 3.7 billion years ago (etc) 31/8/16 – 5/9/16, various Featured in 231 news outlets world wide

 

 

VISITORS

CCFS fosters links nationally and internationally through visits of collaborators to undertake defined short-term projects, or short-term visits to give lectures and seminar sessions. Formal collaborative arrangements are facilitated by partnerships in grants with reciprocal funding from international collaborators.

All Australian and international visitors are listed in Appendix 7.

They have participated in collaborative research, technology exchange, seminars, discussions and joint publications, collaboration in postgraduate programs.

CCFS provides funds to intetnational visitors who will add value to CCFS programs and contribute to the high visibility of research in the Centre. Recipients of 2016 CCFS Visiting Researcher Funds were:

Mr Alexis Geisler (pictured right) is an intern (MSc student) from Ecole Normale Superieure, France. Alexis visited CCFS from March to July 2016 to work on samples from Heard Island and use the MQ Geochemical Analysis Unit.

Dr Maibam Bidyananda Manipur from the University of India visited CCFS from June-July 2016 to collaborate on the Indo-Myanmar Ophiolite Belt.

Miss Zakie Kazemi (pictured left), is an exchange PhD student working on the “Petrology, geochemistry and tectonic model of Late Cretaceous volcanism” from Shahrood University of Technology, Iran. Zakie visited CCFS from August 2016 until March 2017, working with CCFS staff, using the MQ Geoanalytical facilities and treating everyone to her wonderful Iranian cooking.

Professor Paul Hoffman (pictured right), visited Curtin in July 2016 to present a CCFS sponsored short course on Snowball Earth. The series of seminars covered a range of aspects of the global climatic phenomenon known as snowball earth. The topics included geology, climate dynamics and geobiology (and everything in between) during two possible global glaciations. The event was extremely popular, with more than 80 delegates, along with a number of others who watched the event via a live webcast.

Dr Robert Loucks visited CET UWA from September to October 2016 to work on research related to CCFS Flagship Program 2 with Marco Fiorentini. During his stay he derived the thermodynamic formalism and compiled a dataset to calibrate a new zircon oxybarometer. See Research Highlight Cerium in zircon - serial tracking of mantle controls

Professor John Wheeler from Liverpool University, UK, visited in May to collaborate on work relating to diffusion creep and grain coarsening and developing an integrated model. Professor Wheeler’s expertise in diffusion creep modelling and deformation mechanisms in medium to high grade rocks made him an invaluable visitor, collaborating and interacting with Sandra Piazolo and Sandra’s research group as well as the MQ geophysics group.

Professor Richard Erns (pictured left) from Carleton University, visited in August 2016 to work on research related to CCFS Flagship Program 6 and interact with Professor Zheng-Xiang Li's Earth Dynamics Research Group (http://geodynamics. curtin.edu.au). Dr Ernst’s visit helped to provide constraints from the recently updated LIP record for supercontinent cycles and global Geodynamics.

Dr Stephan Wolf from the Institue for Glass and Ceramics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, visited CCFS MQ in September 2016, to collaborate on biomimetic materials from metastable precursors in the CaCO3 system.