Coevolution of Life and the Planet Spring School 2013:
Biogeochemical Cycles and Evolution
Biogeochemical Cycles and Evolution
2013 "Life & the Planet" Spring School focused on biogeochemical cycles and evolution. The school started with two-day GENIE workshop, followed by three days of seminars and presentations and ended with weekend fieldtrip in Somerset. During the school, 12 UK-based academics gave of their time to guide fieldwork, give lectures and participate in evening discussions. Below are listed all the academics involved in the school, thank you for your contribution and effort - we had a very fruitful experience! We have their names, short CV and secured links to the ppt of the talks as below!
To download the talks please go to the page: Talks and download. Because of the sensitivity of some unpublished data, the download page is password protected and only accessable to the Spring School participants.
Andy Ridgwell: Andy is a professor of Earth System Modelling at University of Bristol and a Royal Society University Research Fellow. His research interests at present concern the implications for global carbon cycling of changes in the rate, locus, and primary mineralogy of calcium carbonate, and the control of marine productivity and so on.
Timothy Lenton: Tim is a professor in University Exeter where he holds the Chair in Climate Change/Earth Systems Science. He and his group are focussed on understanding past revolutions in Earth history, on developing an evolutionary model of the marine ecosystem, and on early warning of climate tipping points.
Toby Tyrrell: Toby is a professor at National oceanography Centre in Southhampton and an expert on ocean acidification. His research focuses on how organisms interact with their environments; ecology of phytoplankton; ocean biogeochemistry, ocean carbon cycle, marine cycles of N, P, C, Si; and modelling of all of the above.
Simon Poulton: Simon is a professor in University of Leeds and Chair in Biogeochemistry & Earth History. His research focuses on geochemical and biogeochemical processes in modern sediments and waters, with a view to applying this understanding to ancient environments.
Daniel Condon: Dan is an isotope geoscientist at the British Geological Survey. He is the head of the Geochronology Research there and an expert in the field of Isotope Geochemistry, specifically U-daughter geochronology and mass spectrometry. He is also interested in stratigraphy and field based geology.
Heiko Pälike: Heiko is an adjunct Professor of Palaeoceanography at the University of Southampton, UK and at MARUM/Geosciences, Bremen University, Germany. His curiosity for research has led him to explore climate forcing through variations in the Earth’s orbit on time scales from thousands to millions of years.
Andy Purvis: Andy is a Professor of Biodiversity at Imperial College London. He and his group use primarily comparative approaches to study a wide range of fundamental questions in biodiversity science, using a range of taxa.
Jane Francis: Jane is a Professor of Palaeoclimatology at the University of Leeds. She has been appointed as the new Director of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). She has research interests in ancient climates, particularly of the polar regions.
Richard Pancost: Richard is a Professor of Biogeochemistry at the University of Bristol. His research interests are Molecular and isotopic proxies for biogeochemical processes in modern and ancient sediments.
Gregory Price: Greg is an associate Professor (Reader) in Environmental Geology, School of Geography, University of Plymouth. His current research involves the investigation of past climate and environmental change (chiefly during the Jurassic and Cretaceous) and more specifically understanding larger perturbations in the Earth’s physical and biological systems.
Topics of their talks
cGENIE workshop for Life&the Planet Spring School:
http://www.seao2.info/mycgenie.html (material and guide can be found here)
More about GENIE: http://www.genie.ac.uk/index.htm
The Inception Revolution
The Oxygen Revolution
The Complexity Revolution
Limiting Nutrients for Ocean Productivity
Carbonate Compensation: Strange Feedback in the Ocean Carbon Cycle
Ocean Redox Controls on Nutrient Cycling through Time
Where do radio-isotopic dates come from?
The double-edged sword of high-precision Geochronology
Examples of applications
Orbital Time Scales & Cyclostratigraphic tools
Macroevolution: An Introduction
Sea ice in the Cretaceous greenhouse world ~70Ma
Organic carbon in the terrestrial and ocean system: Proxies and Biogeochemistry
Isotope Stratigraphy & Inorganic Palaeoclimate Proxies
Chair of evening discussions