Two recent articles, in Nature Communications and Geology, published by our team working on Oceanic Large Igneous Provinces (O-LIPs) point to a synchronised behaviour between tectonic plates and Earth’s deep mantle.
A recent Nature Communications article by PhD student Hamed Gamal El Dien questions the use of chromium spinel as a robust petrogenetic indicator and instead argues that it can be utilised as a tracer for metasomatic processes.
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!
Professor Zheng-Xiang Li has been named in the list of 62 new AGU Fellows to be honored at the AGU Fall Meeting 2019 in San Francisco, California.
Congratulations Prof. Li!
The IGCP 648 2019 Field Symposium on the Precambrian evolution of Madagascar was well attended, with 31 geoscientists representing 11 countries. Read an entertaining account of the symposium written by Prof. Damian Nance.
The IGCP 648 annual field symposium was held in the Three Gorges and Shennongjia regions in South China between 1 - 9 Nov., 2018. A wonderful recount of the symposium has been written by one of the student attendees, Ms Georgina Virgo.
The Earth Dynamics Research Group (and IGCP 648) had a strong showing at the inaugural Australian Geoscience Council Convention (AGCC 2018) held in Adelaide, South Australia.
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).
Important upcoming events
Delhi | India | 2-8 March 2020
Symposium 4.1 Supercontinent Amalgamation, Breakup, and the Driving Forces will be a dedicated session where members of IGCP 648 and other researchers will present and discuss their latest progresses in the studies of supercontinent cycles and the geodynamic driving forces.
Abstract Submission (deadline: August 31, 2019) and the Super Early Bird Registration (deadline: July 31, 2019) are now open.
More information can be found on the congress website or in the second circular.
Vienna | Austria | 3–8 May 2020
IGCP 648 will be featuring in session GD6.2: “From Gondwana to Pangaea: terrane “teleportation” during the assembly of the last supercontinent and geodynamic drivers”.
(deadline: January 15, 2020)
Immediately following EGU 2020, between 9-18 May, there will also be a special field conference led by Cecilio Quesada, Teresa Sánchez-García, J. Javier Álvaro, and Pedro Terrinha, titled “From the amalgamation of Gondwana to the breakup of Pangea: evidence in SW Iberia”.
The preliminary program is available here.
We also encourage you to fill a preliminary registration form and return it to Cecilio Quesada no later than November 30, 2019.
The final program, cost and payment method will be distributed to those responding to the preliminary registration by the end of 2019.
There will also be a special session GMPV 1.7 "Geochronology in hot and dynamic systems: approaches and tools to unravel the past" convened by EDRG member Silvia Volante.
See the flyer.