Cradle Mountain, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania

Tasmania

Talks & Events

16 November 2018 – GESSS TAS
Description: GESSS TAS is an event that brings together Earth Science undergraduate, honours, masters and doctoral students in a forum where they can present research to the local scientific community, gain experience in communicating research findings, promote their talents to future employers, and expand their knowledge on other research areas.
Location: Discipline of Earth Sciences, UTAS (Sandy Bay Campus)
Registrations: Please 
click here to register before 15 November 2018
Abstracts: Please email your abstract to gesss.abstracts.tas@gmail.com before Friday 9 November 2018
Website: 
Please click here for more details

6-7 December 2018 – Tasmanian Geoscience Forum
Location: Tall Timbers, Smithton
Time: TBA

23-24 March 2019 - A Symposium: Dinosaurs and Evolution of Life (Royal Society of Tasmania, GSA TAS Division and The University of Tasmania)
Location: Stanley Burbury Theatre, University of Tasmania, Churchill Avenue, Hobart
Details:
 The Organizing and Scientific Committee of DEL2019, invites you to participate in a 2 day symposium to highlight recent advances in understanding the evolution of life on Earth, with a focus on Dinosaurs. The Symposium will run in parallel with an exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) called “Dinosaur rEvolution; Secrets of Survival” prepared by Gondwana Studios

Participants will benefit from hearing Plenary Session Keynote talks by several distinguished scientists on dinosaurs, evolution and mass extinction including:  

  • Prof John Long (Flinders University) will give an overview on the origin of the species, including dinosaurs
  • Dr Steve Salisbury (University of Queensland) will talk about the recent discovery of dinosaur tracks in northwest Western Australia
  • Dr Stephen Poropat (Swinburne University of Technology) will talk about Australian dinosaurs through the Mesozoic period and the Triassic fossils found in the Hobart area – are they dinosaurs
  • Dr Phil Bell  (University of New England, will talk on recent opalized dinosaur discoveries from Lightning Ridge, NSW
  • Prof Ross Large (University of Tasmania) will talk about research on past ocean chemistry, evolution and mass extinctions over the last 600 million years
  • Peter Norton (Gondwana Studios) is the creator of the Dinosaur rEvolution exhibition at TMAG. He will talk about bringing dinosaurs to life by exhibition
  • John Pickell – _a well-known author who has published several books on dinosaurs will run a Q & A session on dinosaurs, fielding questions from the audience

Themes of Symposium

  • Recent research on dinosaurs
  • Evolution of dinosaurs and birds
  • Proterozoic evolution of life
  • Phanerozoic evolution of life
  • Mass extinction events

Abstracts: should be a maximum of 250 words in Times 12 font, headed by the title, authors and affiliations. Please email to: royal.society@tmag.tas.gov.au before the deadline of January 12, 2019

Previous Division Meetings

7 October 2018 – TAS Division Field Trip
Details: 'Volcanoes of the Derwent Valley' led by Phil Sansom
Location: Derwent Valley

13 September 2018 – TAS Division Meeting
Speaker: Mike Hall (Monash University)
Topic: The late Cambrian rift system and the Tabberabberan Orogeny in western Tasmania

23 August 2018 – TAS Division Dinner
Speaker: Nic Haygarth (Heritage Tasmania)
Topics: History of mining in Tasmania

11 July 2018
Speaker: Todd Halihan (Oklahoma State University)
Topic: McElhinny Lecture (Joint IAH/GSA meeting)

28 June 2018 
Speaker: Rebecca Carey
Topic: Evolution of the 2018 Kilauea East Rift Eruption, Hawai'i

31 May 2018 – TAS Division Annual General Meeting
Speaker: Claire Kain (MRT)
Topic: Alluvial fan flooding and debris flow hazard at Caveside, Tasmania: A sediment and modelling analysis of the 2011 and 2016 events

7 April 2018 – TAS Division Field Trip
Location: Near Maydena

22 March 2018
Speaker: Dr Adam Soule (Chief Scientist of the National Deep Submergence Facility, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute)
Topic: Humans, Robots, and the most active volcanic systems on Earth

 12 October 2017
Topic: PNG and the minerals potential of the Papuan Peninsula
Speaker: Bob Findlay

24 August 2017
Topic: Geotrourism in Tasmania
Speakers: Ralph Bottrill, Clive Calver, Keith Corbett, Peter Manchester and Andy Spate

12 July 2017
Topic: Using geophysics to empower communities to study and understand the Earth beneath their feet
Speaker: Michelle Salmon, ANU

 1 June 2017
Topic: A new view on the initiation of intra-oceanic arcs: adventures in the SW Pacific and Ordovician of the Lachlan Fold Belt
Speaker: Dr. Sebastien Meffre, University of Tasmania


6 March 2017 

Topic: Where can geology take you?
Speaker: Professor Ross Large

Committee

Chair: Andrew McNeill
E: andrew.mcneill@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Vice Chair: Matt Ferguson
E: matt.f76@gmail.com

Secretary: Karin Orth
E: 

karin.orth@utas.edu.au



Treasurer: Jacqui Halpin
E: jahalpin@utas.edu.au

Membership Officer: Rebecca Carey
E: rebecca.carey@utas.edu.au

Newsletter Editor
Karin Orth
E: 

karin.orth@utas.edu.au



Committee Members

Sebastien Meffre
E: smeffre@utas.edu.au


Grace Cumming
E: Grace.Cumming@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Peter McGoldrick
E: P.McGoldrick@utas.edu.au

Phil Sansom
E: psansom@iinet.net.au

Mike Vicary
E: Mike.vicary@stategrowth.tas.gov.au

Heritage representative
Clive Calver
E: clivecalver@gmail.com

Sean Johnson
E: sean.johnson@ucc.ie


Rock Garden representative
Ralph Bottrill
E: Ralph.Bottrill@dier.tas.gov.au