IBiS: Isotopes in Biogenic Silica


Upcoming meetings

1. IBiS at AGU 2014 AGU Fall Meeting Session: Isotopes in Biogenic Silica

This session focuses on recent developments in isotopes in biogenic silica (BSi) (including diatoms, phytoliths, sponge spicules, radiolaria and chrysophytes). The development of these proxies provides important constraints on paleoreconstructions over a range of temporal and spatial scales and we welcome abstracts that cover all aspects of this advancement, including methodological and analytical practices. The session will cover studies that use either stable (e.g., δ18O, δ30Si, δ66Zn and δ13C, δ15N in organic inclusions) or radiogenic isotopes (e.g., δ32Si, δ14C) as tracers of environmental change and biogeochemistry (e.g. precipitation, temperature, nutrient utilization). In particular we encourage contributions focusing on methodological developments as well as contemporary studies from field and laboratory experiments, which are essential in order to constrain the interpretation of paleoreconstructions.


PP - Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
B - Biogeosciences
GC - Global Environmental Change
OS - Ocean Sciences
V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology

Abstract submissions are open. The deadline for submissions is August 6th, 2014.

Please contact Dr George Swann for further information.

2. Isotopes in Biogenic Silica (IBiS) 2015

This meeting will be held at University College London, UK, from the evening of the 5th to the 7th May. There will be the possibility of a field excursion on the 8th May.

The meeting will be organised by:
Prof Anson W. Mackay at UCL in conjunction with Dr George Swann

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 0558

Fax: +44 (0)20 7679 0565

E-mail a.mackay@ucl.ac.uk

Web: about.me/ansonmackay

Twitter: twitter.com/AnsonMackay


Previous meetings

2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007 and 2006

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