ESSc

Earth System Science is an interdisciplinary group set up to unite scientists working on the global evolution of the planet. The research is essentially focused on the physical environment of the Earth, its evolution through time, and the interactions between the biosphere and the geosphere.

The group carries out projects in a variety of themes such as global changes, climatology, hydrology, archeology, oceanography biogeochemistry, remote sensing and geophysics. The accent is on two scientific approaches: mathematical modeling and the use of isotopes and trace elements to document biogeochemical processes.

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17.09.2014 - ANTARCTICA - THE NEXT GENERATION.

Dr. Steven Goderis will present his results on micrometeorites from Antarctica during the Conference : ANTARCTICA - THE NEXT GENERATION & AWARD CEREMONY FOR THE INBEV-BAILLET LATOUR ANTARCTICA FELLOWSHIP, at the Palais des Académies, in Brussels.

Steven was the 2009-2011 InBev-Baillet Latour Awardee.

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08.09.2014 - The Influence of Orbital Forcing on the Devonian Extreme Greenhouse Climate.

David De Vleeschouwer (FWO, PhD fellowship) public PhD thesis presentation : The Influence of Orbital Forcing on the Devonian Extreme Greenhouse Climate. Jury members: E. Keppens, M. Elskens, J. Dhondt, J. Schouckens (all VUB), S. Meyers (Univ. Wisconsin-Madison), D. Bond (Univ. Hull), Heiko Palike (Univ. Bremen), M. Crucifix (UCL, co-advisor), Ph. Claeys (VUB, advisor).

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02.09.2014 - Geochemical News.

Paper highlighted in Geochemical News : The Mg isotope composition of presolar silicate grains from red giant stars by Dr. Janos Kodolanyi published online in Geochemica and Cosmochemica Acta September 2014.

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01.06.2014 - PhD student in Glaciology, Harry Zekollari’s research profile highlighted by the Research Foundation Flanders.

Harry is an FWO PhD fellow working with Philippe Huybrechts on modelling the dynamics of the Morterasch glacier in Switzerland.

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12.11.2013 - Adolhe Wetrems Award.

Award for best oral presentation to David De Vleeschouwer for his talk "The impact of astronomical forcing on the Late-Devonian greenhouse climate" presented at the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) Summer School 2013 (9 - 20 September) in Bremen, Germany.

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