Professor Geoffrey Eglinton passed away

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of one of the original pioneers of modern organic geochemistry, former Chair of the EAOG, mentor, colleague and friend, Prof. Geoffrey Eglinton. Geoff has been an inspiration to many of us. His accomplishments and contributions to organic geochemistry and science in . . . → Read More: Professor Geoffrey Eglinton passed away

Evidence of ancient life discovered in mantle rocks deep below the seafloor — ScienceDaily

Ancient rocks harbored microbial life deep below the seafloor, reports scientists. This first-time evidence was contained in drilled rock samples of Earth’s mantle — thrust by tectonic forces to the seafloor during the Early Cretaceous period. The discovery confirms a long-standing hypothesis that interactions between mantle rocks and seawater can create potential for life even . . . → Read More: Evidence of ancient life discovered in mantle rocks deep below the seafloor — ScienceDaily

Oxygen oasis in Antarctic lake reflects Earth in distant past — ScienceDaily

At the bottom of a frigid Antarctic lake, a thin layer of green slime is generating a little oasis of oxygen, a team of researchers has found. It’s the first modern replica discovered of conditions on Earth two and a half billion years ago, before oxygen became common in the atmosphere.

Source: Oxygen oasis in . . . → Read More: Oxygen oasis in Antarctic lake reflects Earth in distant past — ScienceDaily

Dairy farming is really old!

Colleagues from Bristol and Helsinki Universities traced dairy farming back to 4500 BP.

Ref: Lucy J E Cramp, Richard P Evershed, Mika Lavento, Petri Halinen, Kristiina Mannermaa, Markku Oinonen, Johannes Kettunen, Markus Perola, Päivi Onkamo and Volker Heyd. Neolithic dairy farming at the extreme of agriculture in northern Europe. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, . . . → Read More: Dairy farming is really old!

Organic Geochemistry, the of official EAOG Journal enters Q1

This is really good news! Organic Geochemistry (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/organic-geochemistry/), the International Journal for the rapid publication of current research in organic geochemistry and biogeochemistry and our Official EAOG Journal, reached in 2013 its highest ever impact factor (IF 2.828). Organic Geochemistry is now included in the first quartile in its category (Geochemistry & Geophysics). Congratulations to . . . → Read More: Organic Geochemistry, the of official EAOG Journal enters Q1

Professor of Microbial Biogeochemistry, Department of Environmental Science, Kuopio Campus, deadline 18 July at 3 pm

Professor of Microbial Biogeochemistry, Department of Environmental Science, Kuopio Campus, deadline 18 July at 3 pm

via www.uef.fi – **.

Key issues regarding the next IMOG

Dear EAOG member,

We are about a year away from the next IMOG taking place in Prague, Czech Republic (13th – 18th of September 2015; www.IMOG2015.org). I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that to be entitled to the discounted registration fee for this meeting you must have been an EAOG member . . . → Read More: Key issues regarding the next IMOG

Plant Wax 2015 ascona 16-20 June 2015

Plant Wax 2015 – Home.

An interesting workshop is being organized for next year (June 16-20, 2015) in beautiful Ascona, Ticino, Switzerland on:

“Plant Waxes – Biosynthesis to Burial”

The goal of the workshop is to explore all facets of plant cuticular waxes, from their production and physiological roles, to their environmental fate and diverse . . . → Read More: Plant Wax 2015 ascona 16-20 June 2015

Join us at the EAOG

Why become an EAOG member?

-Receive Organic Geochemistry at special membership rate -Discounts on Elsevier online book orders and purchases from the WebShop -Reduced registration fees at our international meetings

To be entitled to the discounted registration fee you will need to be:

-A member in 2014 (registration possible until 31st . . . → Read More: Join us at the EAOG

Elsevier Research Scholarsip 2014

The Elsevier Research Scholarship, co-sponsored by the journalOrganic Geochemistry and the European Association of Organic Geochemists (EAOG), is intended for early-career researchers working in the field of organic geochemistry. The Research Scholarships aim to foster the scientific dialogue which Elsevier and IAMG believe to be fundamental to the advancement of research.

Two awards of up . . . → Read More: Elsevier Research Scholarsip 2014