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Goldschmidt Session 09h: Geobiological Controls on Weathering, Past and Present

Hello all,

Please consider submitting an abstract to our Goldschmidt 2019 Session 09h, ‘Geobiological Controls on Weathering, Past and Present’. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Tim Lenton. The full description can be accessed here (https://bit.ly/2U4bypS), and abstracts are due 3/29.

Best,

Dr.'s Matthew Winnick and Kimberly Lau

Brantley et al., 2018 Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory: Shale Hills in the Context of Shaver’s Creek Watershed

The Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory (SSHCZO) was established to investigate the form, function, and dynamics of the critical zone developed on sedimentary rocks in the Appalachian Mountains in central Pennsylvania. When first established, the SSHCZO encompassed only the Shale Hills catchment, a 0.08-km2 subcatchment within Shaver’s Creek watershed. The SSHCZO has now grown to include 120 km2 of the Shaver’s Creek watershed.

Catalyzing Opportunities for Research in the Earth Sciences (CORES): A Decadal Survey for NSF’s Division of Earth Sciences

Catalyzing Opportunities for Research in the Earth Sciences (CORES): A Decadal Survey for NSF’s Division of Earth Sciences

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2018 AGU session "Data Science and Geochemistry: Applying Data-driven Approach in Geochemistry-centric Studies."

Greetings to the Community,

Please consider submitting an abstract to the 2018 AGU session listed below.  Abstracts will be accepted from 13 June 2018 thru 1 August 2018 for the Fall Conference 10 December - 14 December in Washington, D.C.

Sincerely - The Conveners

Session Title:

Data Science and Geochemistry: Applying Data-driven Approach in Geochemistry-centric Studies

Session Description:

Richter et al., 2018 Biogeosciences Discussions: Elevating the biogeosciences within environmental research networks

Abstract. Collaborations between biologists and geologists are key to understanding and projecting how landscapes function and change over time. Such collaborations are stimulated by on-going scientific developments, advances in instrumentation and technology, and the growing recognition that environmental problems necessitate interdisciplinary investigation.

Jin et al. 2017 REE mobility and fractionation during shale weathering along a climate gradient

We systematically investigated six soil profiles developed on a climosequence of gray shale to constrain the mobility and fractionation of rare earth elements (REE) during chemical weathering processes. In addition, one site developed on black shale (Marcellus Formation) was included to document REE behaviors in organic-rich versus organic-poor shale end members under the same environmental conditions.

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