The Value of Field Training in Geochemistry

Jun 15, 2020 No Comments by 506 views
Field work is a key part of training for many geological careers. From locating and describing new deposits to excavating rocks and fossils, to identifying structural relationships between different geological units, fieldwork is essential for geologists to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the geological problems they are studying. But what about for geochemists, […]
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Geochemists in the time of COVID-19: part 2

May 12, 2020 No Comments by 709 views
In this new series on the EAG blogosphere, geochemists from around the world have been telling us about their experiences during this difficult period of the COVID-19 pandemic: how it has affected their academic and research activities, and how they have been adjusting to new ways of life. In the posts below, James Bradley, and Jon […]
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Geochemists in the time of COVID-19: part 1

May 12, 2020 No Comments by 610 views
In this new series on the EAG blogosphere, geochemists from around the world tell us about their experiences during this difficult period of the COVID-19 pandemic: how it has affected their academic and research activities, and how they have been adjusting to new ways of life. In the first two posts below, Rosalie Tostevin in South […]
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DIY for the field

Apr 14, 2020 No Comments by 535 views
Last month in ‘Lab Corner’, we featured some tips and tricks for repurposing everyday items for the lab and field. In this next contribution, geomicrobiologists from the University of Oklahoma put together an ingenious gadget for homogenizing biological samples, and a glaciologist from Cardiff University repurposes a climbing frame for fieldwork in Greenland. The field […]
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Sun, sand and speed dating in Belgium – ChemCYS 2020

Apr 09, 2020 No Comments by 370 views
ChemCYS Conference 2020 in Blankenberge (Belgium), 19th – 21st February 2020 Welcome to Blankenberge! A famous Belgian seaside resort by the North Sea, meeting place of families and old people in summer, and of young chemists in wintertime for the renowned ChemCYS Conference. The 15th edition of the CHEMistry Conference for Young Scientists 2020 (ChemCYS  […]
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Repurposing everyday items for geochemistry

Mar 10, 2020 No Comments by 965 views
For the EAG Blogosphere’s new “Lab Corner”, the EAG want to know: What everyday item or household tool have you repurposed for science?  Read our first contributions below, and if you have any tips or tricks of your own that you’d like to share with the community, send them to us at the EAG Office!   […]
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A field course in Tenerife: the importance of understanding physical volcanology for a geochemist!

Jan 29, 2020 No Comments 778 views

  During my first years as an undergraduate geology student I developed a passion for fieldwork and fieldtrips. In my experience, geology is best taught and understood in the field and therefore, I consider them inseparable to the nature of a geologist. While advancing in geology, I also developed a passion for igneous rock geochemistry. […]

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AGU Chapman Conference on Asian Monsoons, Washington DC, January 5-9, 2020

Jan 29, 2020 No Comments 406 views

In early January, sub-zero temperatures and long dark days aren’t exactly conducive to stimulating and energizing oneself. However, in Washington D.C. this year, my January Blues swiftly disappeared whilst attending the AGU Chapman Conference on the Evolution of the Monsoon, Biosphere and Mountain Building in Cenozoic Asia, with my mind being carried away to the […]

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AGU Fall Meeting 2019: Hong Chin Ng

Jan 20, 2020 No Comments 293 views

I was very excited to attend AGU this year because it was the first time I was provided the opportunity to give an invited talk at such a prestigious conference. I presented my recent study in reconstructing ocean circulation during past climate changes using a geochemical toolbox. At AGU, my research findings and their implications […]

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AGU Fall Meeting 2019: James Bradley

Jan 20, 2020 No Comments 333 views

Every year, the American Geophysical Union presents its flagship meeting, the AGU Fall Meeting – the largest international Earth and space science meeting in the world, with more than 25,000 attendees. Thanks to the generous support of the EAG Early Career Science Ambassador program, I was able to attend this meeting. The sheer size of […]

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