In a recently published article in Geology, a team of researchers associated with Curtin University’s Earth Dynamics Research Group provide the first clues about the infancy of the supercontinent cycle in deeper time.
Recent geodynamic modelling published in the new Nature journal Communications Earth and Environment shows that while the break-up of a supercontinent is triggered by mantle plumes, the locations for the development of continental rifts is largely guided by the orogens.
Adapted from Dang et al., 2020.
An article published last year in the journal Scientific Reports, has recently been announced as one of the top 100 downloaded earth science papers for Scientific Reports in 2020. The work, led by recent PhD graduate Hamed Gamal El Dien, also gained siginifcant attention in the media. More details of the work can be found here.
Well done to the entire team for this achievement.
PhD graduate, Hamed Gamal El Dien, was recently acknowledged with a Chancellor's commendation for his extraordinary efforts during his doctoral research.
Congratualtions and well done Hamed!
A recently published Nature Geoscience article outlines the critical importance of water in the melting that occurs in subduction zones.
This work, lead by Prof. Bill Collins, also discusses how this fluid-fluxed melting influences the mineralogical and geochemical signatures of the continental crust.
Dr Sergei Pisarevsky was recently awarded a Russian "megagrant" for the project "Orogenesis: Assembly and Growth of Continents and Supercontinents". The grant will lead to the creation of a new facility at the Institute of the Earth's Crust, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
PhD student Daniel Brennan was recently awarded the best student geologic map at the 2019 Geological Society of America's Annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.
Well done Dan!
Important upcoming events
The next seminar series will held in Q1/Q2 of 2021 with the start date TBA.
We look forward to another interesting series of seminars throughout 2021.
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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).