Invitation: Dorothy Hill Women in Earth Sciences Symposium

Dorothy Hill Women in Earth Sciences Symposium takes place on 15th and 16th of November at UQ’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, St Lucia campus, with presentations and a chance to network with some of the leading women in Earth Sciences from across the world.

The topics and speakers presenting them are:

  • Where have all the women gone? An overview of women in Earth Science.  Professor Adina Paytan
  • The unexpected CEO - Navigating a career in mining.  Dr Vanessa Guthrie
  • The long-term evolution of the Australian continent, from hot-plate tectonics to our recent climate history.  Dr Sandra McLaren
  • Ticking bombs: Triggering explosive volcanic eruptions.  Assoc. Prof. Heather Handley
  • The land of fire and ice – An overview of volcanic activity and monitoring in Iceland.  Dr Michelle Parks
  • Reconstructing the evolution of Neotethyan double subduction from the tectonic record of Anatolia.  Derya Gurer
  • The evolution of life: It’s preservation across ocean anoxic events (and major mass extinction events) from biomolecules and geomolecules to cellular remains.  Professor Kliti Grice
  • Structural evolution of convergent plate margins from a field-based broadband seismology perspective.  Dr Meghan Miller
  • The on-going mystery of glacial-interglacial CO2 change.  Associate Professor Zanna Chase
  • Maintaining the wonder.  Jill Stevens
  • Deciphering Earth history: Coupling sedimentological and geochemical insights to ancient and modern carbonates.  Dr Catherine Rose
  • Biogeochemical processes in canga ecosystems.  Dr Emma Gagen
  • From Black Sea to Arctic and Antarctic: An unplanned career.  Professor Carmen Gaina

Other guests are:

  • Professor Peter Høj, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Queensland
  • Dr Christine Williams – Acting Queensland Chief Scientist
  • Mr Ian Macfarlane – Chief Executive of Queensland Resources Council
  • Mr Tony Knight – Chief Government Geologist

Registration includes inspirational speakers, day catering, and a BBQ on the Wednesday night. For full details of the symposium, please see the event program.