Earth Sciences Seminars - 2020

Researchers from the Department of Earth Sciences host regular seminars to facilitate a collaborative approach which applies cutting-edge methods to issues vital to sustaining our way of life on this planet .

Academics and students from collaborative institutions are also invited to share their research and knowledge when visiting our department and school.

The seminars are open to the public, industry, researchers from other departments, schools and universities, and to current and past students.



Seminar schedule - Department of Earth Sciences

  • Location: Mawson Lecture Theatre - Mawson building | Map
  • Time: 3:00 - 4:00pm (unless otherwise stated)
  • Semester 2 update: Earth Sciences' seminars for Semester 2 will be available via Zoom. You are also welcome to join us in person in the Mawson Lecture Theatre, subject to evolving government advice and capacity of the lecture theatre. Adelaide-based speakers will deliver seminars live; interstate and international speakers will be via Zoom.
  • To subscribe to the weekly seminars and to obtain the Zoom link, please fill in the Seminar RSVP below.
Date Speaker Presentation
March 6
PhD student - University of Adelaide

Reconstructing the late Pleistocene environmental history of South Australia: High-resolution geochronology and palaeoenvironmental proxies.

March 6
Dillon Brown
PhD student  - University of Adelaide

Exploring styles of metamorphism from the Palaeoproterozoic to the Palaeozoic – a few case studies

March 12

Professor Patrick De Deckker
Australian National University

Climatic evolution in the Australian region over the last 94 ka - spanning human occupancy - and unveiling the Local Last Glacial Maximum

March 13

Dr Sam Boone
Melbourne University

The application of low-temperature thermochronlogy in intra-continental rift settings: Insights from the East African Rift System

July 31

Dr Kathy Ehrig
BHP Olympic Dam

Preservation of the Olympic Dam IOCG-U deposit - the missing piece of the puzzle

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August 7

Dr Bo Yang
University of Adelaide

Tectonic geography reconstruction of the mesoproterozoic wilton package, greater McArthur Basin, northern Australia


August 14

Dr April Abbott 
Macquarie University

Widespread overprinting of authigenic neodymium isotope records and its implications to bottom water εNd

August 21

Prof Martin van Kranendonk
University of New South Wales

Geological complexity and the origin of life on land: Promising new insights from deep time Earth and implications for solar system exploration
August 28
Dr Derrick Hasterok 
University of Adelaide 

What can heat production tell us about continental evolution?

Friday September 4 Associate Professor Carl Spandler 
University of Adelaide

Jurassic Arc: discovering the lost world of eastern Australia

Friday September 11

Professor Balz Kamber

Petrology and geochemistry of the 1.85 Ga Sudbury impact basins: lessons for the Hadean Earth and the Palaeoproterozoic ocean

Friday September 18 Dr Mario Werner 
Geological Society of South Australia
The importance of the Uno Fault for the southern Gawler Ranges: regional controls on volcanism, magmatism, fluid flow and alteration
Friday October 2

Elaine Smid
University of Auckland

Dr Jenni Hopkins
Victorian University of Wellington

Towards determining volcanic risk in the urban Auckland volcanic field, New Zealand

Friday October 9 Dr Lorna Strachan
University of Auckland
Friday October 16 Dr Jonathon Tyler
University of Adelaide
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