Metamorphic record of 2 billion years of plate tectonics and supercontinent cycles
A recent study led by EDRG member, Yebo Liu, attempted to discover if a clear spatiotemporal correlation between different types of metamorphism and active convergent plate margins holds true back to 2 billion years ago. The study has been published in Geology.
Palaeogeographic maps of metamorphic occurnces.
Members of the Earth Dynamics Research Group have co-authored an article in Earth and Planetary Science Letters investigating the frequency of asteroid impacts in the inner solar system, specifically on Mars, Earth and the Moon.
More than 500 large Martian craters were analysed using a crater detection algorithm which automatically counts the visible impact craters from a high-resolution image.
The Earth Dynamics Research Group held their Annual Science Retreat in May, coming full circle to once again visit the venue where the original planning meeting was held in 2016.
An article published last year in the journal Scientific Reports, has recently been announced as one of the top 100 most downloaded earth science papers for Scientific Reports in 2021.
The article reports the discovery that diamonds found in oceanic rocks and the so-called super-deep continental diamonds share a common origin of recycled organic carbon deep within the Earth’s mantle.
The EDRG welcome our first new students since the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Both Ms Maëlys Privat and Ms Yuchi Cui joined us on Curtin University's Bentley campus from early 2022 to undertake their PhD research with our group.
Welcome Yuchi and Maëlys!
The GSA – Earth Science Student Symposium (GESSS-WA) was hosted at Curtin University in November 2021. Curtin EPS HDR students took home four of the six best presentation prizes including EDRG's own Daniel Brennan.
EDRG members recently returned from the first post- COVID-19 field trip. The trip to the Jack Hills, including visiting a site that contains some of the Earth's oldest zircons, was a great success with fantastic outcrops and exceptional wildflowers.
Important upcoming events
The final seminar of series 4 was held on 9th December, but the Virstual Seminar Series will look to return in 2022 after a short break.
Please feel free to email (IGCP648.firstname.lastname@example.org) with any comments, recommendations, or future speaker requests.
View more information about the seminar series and watch some of the recorded previous seminars.
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Community Feature Article
Prof. Li was recently featured in an article discussing the work that we do in the Earth Dynamics Research Group. The article was produced by Futurum, a magazine and online platform aimed at inspiring young people to follow a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).