School of Earth and Environment

SEE Researchers attend EGU Assembly

21.04.2017 - 09:50

The Austria Vienna Centre. (Credit: Copernicus/EGU)

The Austria Vienna Centre. (Credit: Copernicus/EGU)

Researchers representing all of our Institutes in the School of Earth and Environment will be in Vienna this week show casing their work at the European Geoscience Unions General Assembly (24th – 28th April).

Representatives from ICAS, IGT and ESSI will be involved with convening and co-convening sessions during the conference. Amanda Maycock (ICAS) is convening a session titled ‘Past and future atmospheric temperature changes and their drivers’ and Jurgen Neuberg (IGT) is convenor of a session on Volcano monitoring with instrument networks with fellow IGT member Evgenia Ilyinskaya co-convening.

There will be a number of oral presentations given by researchers from across our institutes. Highlights include IGT member Laura Gregory who will be giving a talk on ‘Millennial strain partitioning revealed by 36Cl cosmogenic data on active bedrock fault scarps from Abruzzo, Italy’, Andy Dougill of SRI discussing the Challenges for Sustainable Land Management through Climate-Smart Agriculture. Alex Dunhill of ESSI will be giving his presentation on Intrinsic and extrinsic ecological determinants of extinction at the Late Triassic mass extinction, and Menno Hofstra (IAG) is looking at Understanding the morphodynamics of sediment waves in ancient deepwater CLTZs. ICAS are well represented at the conference with researchers Doug Parker, Joe McNorton, Jesus Vergara Temprado and John Prytherch all giving talks during the week.

The School’s PhD community will also be represented strongly; Giorgio Taverna, Tim Keslake and Chris Kelly, based in ICAS and George Taylor based in IGT will all be giving oral presentations and Josh Williams (IGT), Jennifer Dentith (ESSI & ICAS), Prodeo Agbotui (IAG &ESSI), and ICAS students Matthew Rowlinson, Hanna Pearce, Tasha Aylett and Marieanne Leong will be showcasing their work with poster presentations.

You can download a full list of all the presentations (including date/time) involving our researchers being exhibited at EGU 2017 here.

Additionally the School are very pleased to congratulate Professor Paul Wignall who will be receiving the Jean Baptiste Lamarck Medal in recognition of scientific achievement in Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology. The awardees alternate each year between these three subdivisions. Professor Wignall has received this award for his exceptional contribution to the field of Palaeontology. He is well known for his approach to unpicking the fossil record at times biotic crisis and the role of global warming and marine anoxia in the Permian-Triassic mass extinction. More recently he has carried out important work testing the link between mass extinctions and large igneous provinces volcanism, particularly between the Emeishan Traps and the Middle Permian extinction, and the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province and end-Triassic extinction. The work on the Middle Permian event has helped to elevate this previously little known extinction to its place amongst the “big 5”. Professor Wignall will receive his award at the EGU award ceremony which will take place on Wednesday 26th April.

Why not follow all the action on twitter by following our Institutes @ICASLeeds, @IGTLeeds, @ESSILeeds, @SRILeeds and @IAGLeeds and the hashtag #EGU17