Marine Biogeochemistry short course 2021 on Application of Isotopes in Ocean, Earth, and Environmental Research | - CCMAR -
 

Marine Biogeochemistry short course 2021 on Application of Isotopes in Ocean, Earth, and Environmental Research

Monday, May 24, 2021 to Friday, June 4, 2021
 
Course Description 

The COVID19 pandemic has prevented the realization of last years’ edition of the Marine Biogeochemistry Course and it will also prevent it from taking place in-person this year, forcing us to postpone the course to 2022. However, many students have registered and have been patiently waiting for the 2021 course, and so, we are planning to offer a virtual short course centered on the use of different isotope systems in geological, oceanographic, biological, and environmental studies at low temperature.

The course will cover the use of isotopes as tracers for weathering rate, biogeochemical cycling, food-web structure, ecology, paleo ocean chemistry, archeology, provenance, ocean circulation, anthropogenic impacts, and more. We will cover a broad array of elements including: O, C, H, N, Si, S, B, Sr, Ca, Mg, Li, Os, Nd, Pb, Th, U, Mo, Hg, Fe and other metals.

The fact that the course will be virtual enables world experts on these isotope systems to give virtual lectures and we are hoping that all the contacted colleagues (table below) will be able to joint us.

Provisional programme

 

Day Hour (GMT, pm) Theme Instructor
May 24

4

5

Introduction, stable isotope refresher

O isotopes

Adina Paytan, Jerry McManus
 
Jerry McManus
May 25

4

5

C isotopes

H isotopes

Heather Stoll
 
Alex Sessions
May 26

4

5

N isotopes

Si and Ba isotopes

Scott Wankel
 
Tristan Horner
May 27

4

5

S isotopes

Sr isotopes

Alexandra Turchyn
 
Adina Paytan
May 28

4

5

B isotopes (also B/Ca)

Ca and Mg isotopes K

Barbel Honisch
 
Elizabeth Griffith
May 31

4

5

Li isotopes

Os, Rh isotopes

Sambuda Misra
 
Kevin Burton
Jun 01

4

5

Hg  isotopes

Th isotopes

David Amouroux
 
Jerry McManus
Jun 02

4

5

Mo, V, U isotopes

Fe and other metals (Cd, Zn)

Jim McManus
 
Jessica Fitzsimmons
Jun 03

4

5

Nd and Pb isotopes 

Short student presentations

Tina Van Der Flierdt
 
Adina Paytan, Jerry McManus
Jun 04

4

5

Short student presentations

Short student presentations

Adina Paytan, Jerry McManus
 
Adina Paytan, Jerry McManus

 

We are sure that this course will be of great value for many students and professionals and hope to count on you.

Format 

The event will be held online, registrations are mandatory but free. 

 

Pre-requisites 

Participants need to have basic background in isotope geochemistry. Please refresh your memory by reading the introduction sections of any isotope geochemistry book.  

Click here to the online book.

 

 

Agenda 

This is a virtual short course that will take place from May 24th to June 4th, from 4 to 6PM (GMT).
On each day 2 isotope systems will be covered. Each topic will consist of 45 minutes lecture by expert instructors followed by 15 minutes of discussion and questions, to best accommodate for the different time zones the course will take place.
Reading materials will be provided for each topic. The last session will consist of short student presentations.

 

 

Scientific Organisation 
Adina Paytan
Jerry McManus
Instructors 

Adyna Paytan

Institute of Marine Sciences Earth & Marine Sciences University of California Santa Cruz

Alex Sessions

Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Caltech

Alexandra Turchyn

Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge

Bärbel Hönisch

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of Columbia University

David Amouroux

CNRS, Directeur de Recherche, Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology, Institute of Analytical Sciences and Physical-Chemistry for the Environment and Materials,  Pau France

Elizabeth Griffith

School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University

Heather Stoll

Department of Earth Sciences, ETH Zurich

Jerry Mcmanus

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Jessica Fitzsimmons

Texas A&M University, Department of Oceanography

Jim McManus

Vice President for Research and Administration, Research Faculty, Colby College, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Kevin Burton

Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University

Sambuddha Misra

Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

Scott David Wankel

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Tina Van De Flierdt

Department of Earth Science & Engineering, Imperial College of London

Tristan J. Horner

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Venue 

Online / virtual

Location 
Type of Training 
Advanced Training
Presentation Language  
English