May 2020 - SA Division Online Presentation (Available Now)

The GSA SA Division has generously shared recordings from their online meeting in May featuring GSA members Teagan Romyn and Dillon Brown (both University of Adelaide). 

 Click here to watch both presentations.

 Teagan presented ‘Felsic metastability during continental subduction: The Norwegian Western Gneiss Complex as a case study’.

 Teagan is an Honours (Geology) student at the University of Adelaide working with the Continental Evolution Research Group (CERG). Her Honours project examined the metastability of felsic rocks within UHP metamorphic terranes - with her field area located in the Western Gneiss Complex, Norway. Her specific areas of interest include igneous and metamorphic geology, geochemistry, and geoscience communication.

 Dillon presented ‘Evidence for Mesoproterozoic- & Cambrian-aged metamorphism from the high-grade rocks of central Tasmania: insights into the metamorphic history of western Laurentia and East Gondwana’.

 Dillon is a PhD candidate within the Continental Evolution Research Group (CERG) of The Centre for Tectonics, Resources and Exploration (TRaX). His research focuses on understanding the development of metamorphic systems - particularly those in the lower crust - through the implementation of an array of techniques within the themes of metamorphic petrology, thermobarometric modelling, geochronology and geochemistry.

 Thanks to both Teagan and Dillon for presenting and to the SA Division for sharing their presentations. 


9-12 February 2021 - Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2021: Core to Cosmos

Details: The convention will showcase current trends and advances in earth science, including the latest findings on the deep structure and composition of our planet, our diverse crust and surface environments, developments in the energy and resources sectors and critically, the essential role that geoscience plays in our sustainable future. Themes for the convention include:
Theme 1: Energy and resources
Theme 2: Earth structure
Theme 3: Core to crust
Theme 4: Crust, surface and cosmos
Theme 5: Geoscience in society, education and environment
Theme 6: Earth observations and models

Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania
Website: Click here
Abstract submissions open March 10



As you know, the rapid spread of COVID-19 has led to the WHO declaring this a global pandemic.

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Best wishes

Joanna Parr
GSA President

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