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STRATI 2010 (August 30 - September 2, 2010, UPMC, Paris 6, France)
The 4th "French" Congress on Stratigraphy (= 4ème Congrès Français de Stratigraphie) is an INTERNATIONAL meeting dedicated to stratigraphy that will cover the several aspects of this field of the geosciences (sequence stratigraphy, chimiostratigraphy, advanced biostratigraphy, cyclostratigraphy, ...).
Contact: Bruno Granier
Published: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 17:04:22 GMT
6th Regional Symposium of the IFAA (July 1-5, 2009, Milano,Italy)
Following a consolidate tradition of our symposia, the scientific topics cover any aspects of calcareous algae and microbialites, including their present-day distribution and abundance. In addition, we are inviting to present your contribution to a cross-cut topic with strong implications in biology, palaeontology, sedimentology, geology and climatology: the quantification (in space or time, at any scale) of the carbonate production of calcareous algae. Although calcareous algae commonly occur both in the present-day shelf environments at all latitudes and in the fossil record, we still need a tentative quantification of their abundance, in space and time. Calcareous algae are sensitive to the expected consequences of global change, therefore our contribution will be particularly important to a wide scientific community, not only to algae specialists. Therefore, especially welcome are contributions aimed at the identification/delimitation of marine habitats dominated by calcareous algae, also by geophysical survey, and all approaches to the quantification of living/fossil calcareous algae in different environmental/paleoenvironmental settings. Contact: Daniela Basso
Published: Wed, 20 May 2009 19:25:51

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Post-doctoral Fellowship, Bushveld Intelligence Centre, Department of Geology, University of Pretoria
To start in 2008, for a renewable one year contract (maximum is two years). Annual Fellowship is R100,000-00 (normally non-taxable), single return airfare from overseas (where relevant), plus field expenses.
The project is to carry out a holistic study of the tectonic and structural setting of the Bushveld Complex, within a framework of Transvaal and Waterberg Basins geodynamic development. Key topics to be addressed are given below (# s 4 to 6, particularly):
(1) To critically assess existing work on basin analysis of the Transvaal basin, and to fill in the gaps in the western part of that preservational basin, and in its adjacent eastern-Botswana portion;
(2) to carry out a basin analysis of the central Main Waterberg Basin, to complement more geographically limited extant studies along its southern and NE margins, and in the smaller Middelberg Basin;
(3) to fully examine, in detail the nature and history of the deposits of the Loskop, Glentig and Rust de Winter Formations (traditionally regarded as uppermost Transvaal units, but clearly syn-Bushveld molasse deposits, from the preliminary work of Jacques Martini [1998. The Loskop Formation and its relationship to the Bushveld Complex, South Africa, J. Afr. Earth Sci., 27/2, 193-222] on certain Loskop outcrops) in order to better understand spatial and chronological relations between the three suites of the Bushveld, the Rooiberg volcanics and these essentially syn-Bushveld Loskop sedimentary and lesser volcanic deposits. The structural effects of Bushveld mafic activity can be read, to a certain extent, from the nature and variability of these pan-Loskop deposits.
(4) To collate existing and collect new structural data on the Bushveld Complex (also relevant geophysical data) to build a regional data set.
(5) Most importantly, to link the evolution of the Bushveld Complex to the gedynamic history of its enclosing Transvaal and Waterberg Basins, and to existing cratonic architecture, and to post-Bushveld tectonic events.
(6) To establish the regional metamorphic history related to Bushveld intrusion and to integrate this with the above studies.
More information: Available from Pat Eriksson at 27-(0)12-4202238.
Published: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 13:11:48 GMT
Research Associate - Department of Geology, University of Leicester (UK)
Available from 1 December 2007
Fixed Term Contract for 3 years
A Research Associate is required to undertake high quality original scientific research for NERC-funded project: The problem of vertebrate origins ­ comparative taphonomy and gaps in the fossil record.
A PhD in a relevant palaeontological or biological subject is essential.
More information: Available from Mark Purnell.
Published: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 11:00:00 GMT
Ingénieurs de Gisement, Géophysiciens et Géologues expérimentés h/f (Beicip-Franlab)
English language is mandatory and other language capabilities such as Spanish is a must.
More information: Available from Direction des Ressources Humaines.
Published: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 10:00:00 GMT
Structural Geologist (ZADCO, Abu Dhabi)
Structural analysis/interpretation, 2D/3D modeling using large scale reservoir structural geology and geomechanics data. This will involve interpreting and integrating all technical aspects of structural geology, trap definition and validation, kinematics, fault geometries, fault property prediction, with some exposure to fracture characterization, modeling and geomechanics using seismic and other available data. A high level of integration will be expected with other subsurface disciplines such as imaging logs, drilling data and reservoir engineering.
Contact: Zakum Development Company.
Published: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 09:00:00 GMT
Senior Geologist - France (VERMILION ENERGY TRUST)
The Senior Geologist – France will report directly to the Asset Team Leader, Paris Basin based in Calgary. This position will be responsible for exploiting the hydrocarbon resources of Vermilion-owned assets in France, with a focus in the Paris Basin. The ideal candidate will have a B. Science in Geology with professional designation and at least 8 years of related petroleum industry geological experience. Having both French and English language skills and related experience in France, Netherlands and/or Australia are assets.
Contact: Vermilion Energy Trust.
Published: Mon, 6 Aug 2007 09:45:00 GMT




Carnets de Géologie - Notebooks on Geology
Launched in 2002 this open-access e-journal presents peer-reviewed papers in the field of sedimentology, stratigraphy, and paleontology.
Simple and practical techniques to manage small databases, illustrated by a case study: bibliographic data from the "Fossil Cnidaria & Porifera" newsletter
Katarzyna Zalecka, Tomasz Wrzo?ek & Bruno Granier.- Small databases, i.e., with less than 15,000 entries, are sometimes handled using inappropriate, complex, and often expensive data management systems. We present and briefly discuss a few types of proprietary and open-source, relational and non-relational, server-based versus portable databases and specific tools to handle the latter. With a collection of nearly 7,000 bibliographic notes during its 40-year history "Fossil Cnidaria & Porifera (FC&P)", the newsletter of the "International Association for Study of Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera", was chosen as a case study. The analysis of the temporal trends in the FC&P bibliographic database shows a decrease over the years in the number of publications effectively reported in FC&P. Almost all relevant papers for the decade 1981-1990 are reported, but this good coverage ratio falls down to less than 50% after 2000; accordingly, the concern about the data representativeness is addressed in our interpretation. Besides the classical database management systems and spreadsheet software, which were originally used with the FC&P case study, we present two discrete, open-source, flat and portable options where data can be displayed using any widely available Internet browser, and that are suitable to handle most small databases (XML or JS files) as documented herein.- Handle-ID: http://hdl.handle.net/2042/56249
Published: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:33:14 GMT
Lower Aptian ammonites of the Sierra de Parras, Coahuila State, northern Mexico
José R. Ovando-Figueroa, Josep A. Moreno-Bedmar, Gabriel Chávez-Cabello & Keith P. Minor.- We report an interesting Aptian ammonite record from the La Peña Formation in the Sierra de Parras, Coahuila State. This assemblage is analyzed from a paleoecological perspective. It contains the first reported occurrence of a macroconch of Dufrenoyia from Mexico, and the largest known specimen of 'Gargasiceras' adkinsi. Such an assemblage yielding large ammonites is unusual in deposits of this age in Mexico. To properly document this ammonite record, we review 'Gargasiceras' adkinsi, formerly misidentified as Rhytidoplites robertsi, and allied taxa. From our analysis, we conclude that 'Gargasiceras' adkinsi exhibits strong intraspecific variability. We also analyze in detail the differences that exist between 'Gargasiceras' adkinsi and Rhytidoplites robertsi, and emend the concept of the genus Rhytidoplites. These revisions are important from a biostratigraphic point of view since 'Gargasiceras' adkinsi is an index species for the lower Aptian ammonite zonation of Mexico.- Handle-ID: http://hdl.handle.net/2042/56250
Published: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:02:12 GMT
In memoriam of my colleague and friend Guy Tronchetti (1938-2014)
Michel Moullade.- The chief editor of a prestigious scientific journal, who is about to publish a major article of which Guy is one of the lead authors, replied to the news of his passing: "I am very sorry to hear about that. I have known Guy Tronchetti from publications, for a long time. It is really sad." This quote and Googling his name show that, according to his publications, some of them very recent, Guy was still both at the cutting edges of research and a scientist at an international level. His great modesty did not allow people to necessarily acknowledge this, especially those who did not attempt to overcome such an obstacle. - Handle-ID: http://hdl.handle.net/2042/56047
Published: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:06:35 GMT
Significance of partial leaching in calcareous ooids: The case study of Hauterivian oolites in Switzerland
Bruno Granier, Vincent Barbin & Jean Charollais.- In the Canton of Vaud (Switzerland), two Hauterivian oolitic units were penetrated by a borehole. In both units, the ooids are partly leached. More specifically, the ooid cortices were partly leached and some ooid nuclei appear suspended in the middle of cortical moldic cavities created by leaching, rather than having fallen to the bottom of these cavities before the final cementation take place. We demonstrate that these ooids were originally calcitic, not aragonitic, not "two-phase" nor "bimineral". This leaching is not an early diagenetic feature related to subaerial exposure, but a late diagenetic feature, possibly related to the migration of acidic pore waters, brought about by Alpine tectonics and/or karstification.- Handle-ID: http://hdl.handle.net/2042/56045
Published: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:01:57 GMT
Borings and etchings in the Upper Bathonian-Lower Callovian oolite of the Paris Basin (France)
Bruno Granier.- The oolite of the "Dalle Nacrée" Formation in the Paris Basin is made of marine calcareous ooids with, from base to top, radial (and therefore likely to have been calcite), concentric and micritic fabrics, each corresponding to a discrete stratigraphic unit. Several hardgrounds and oolitic pebble-cobble layers in the succession are encrusted and bored. Three main types of boring have been identified ranging in sizes from some tens of µm (sponge borings) to centimeters (bivalve borings), with an intermediate category (worm borings). Some worm borings have rough walls, where early marine fibrous cement is less corroded than the cortices of cemented ooids. The key to understanding this differential dissolution could be related to organic matter, present within the ooid cortices but lacking in the fibrous cement. Polychaete worms that use chemical means (enzymes or acids) to bore are probably responsible for these peculiar borings. A secondary conclusion is that partly or fully leached ooid cortices do not necessarily indicate an original aragonitic mineralogy of the dissolved parts.- Handle-ID: http://hdl.handle.net/2042/56043
Published: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:58:26 GMT


GEOSCIENCE E-JOURNALS
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Acta Carsologica [ISSN 0583-6050] Acta Carsologica publishes original research papers and reviews in all scientific fields related to karst (geology, hydrology and geomorphology, speleology, hydrogeology, biospeleology and history of karst science).

Acta geographica Slovenica - Geografski zbornik [ISSN 1581-8314] First published in 1952, it is available online since 1995 in Slovene and English.

Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae [ISSN 0208-9068] Until 1980 Rocznik Polskiego Towarzystwa Geologicznego, this journal is a quarterly scientific journal of the Polish Geological Society.

Anuário do Instituto de Geociências [ISSN 0101-9759] Electronic version of the paper-printed peer-reviewed journal of Geology, Geography and Meteorology published since 1977 by the Instituto de Geociências/CCMN, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.

AIG Journal [ISSN 1443-1017] Applied geoscientific research and practice in Australia.

Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences [ISSN 0251-7493] The Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences is the official peer reviewed journal of the Austrian Geological Society. It publishes original scientific contributions covering a wide spectrum of earth science topics.

Cadernos do Laboratorio xeolóxico de Laxe [ISSN 0213-4497] In 1994 the Institute of Geology "Isidro Parga Pondal" (University of A Coruña) was created to promote the scientific publications, teaching, research and spreading of the geology of Galicia and the Peninsular Hercynian.

Carnets de Géologie - Notebooks on Geology [ISSN 1634-0744] Independent, peer-reviewed, bi-lingual geoscience e-magazine with emphasis on stratigraphy, sedimentology, and paleontology.

Cuaternario y Geomorfología [ISSN 0214-1744] Co-edited by the Spanish Quaternary Research Association (AEQUA) and the Spanish Society of Geomorphology (SEG), it publishes innovative papers covering the full range of pure and applied fields on Quaternary and Geomorphology.

CYBERGEO [ISSN 1278-3366] European Journal of Geography: Information, bibliography and news about geography

e-Terra [ISSN 1645-0388] Portuguese peer-reviewed electronic Journal of Earth Sciences

FOG Freiberg Online Geology [ISSN 1434-7512] Electronic Journal of the Freiberg Geoscience Departement. Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

GeoFocus [ISSN 1578-5157] Electronic peer-reviewed journal specialised on GIScience and Technologies. Access is free and it is open to contributions worldwide, being the main languages Portuguese and Spanish, although English contributions are also welcome.

GeoLines [ISSN 1210-9606] GeoLines is a series of papers and monothematic volumes of abstracts (not reviewed) or extended abstracts (reviewed) from workshops and conferences. It is published by the Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences of the CR, v.v.i.

Geologia Croatica (Online) [ISSN 1443-1017] Scientific journal of the Croatian Geological Survey and the Croatian Geological Society, published semi-annually in English all aspects of the Earth sciences

Geologia Sudetica [ISSN 0072-100X] Electronic version of the peer-reviewed journal published annually by the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Wroclaw University. Papers cover all aspects of geosciences in SW Poland and adjacent regions (Czech Republic and Germany).

Géologie de la France [ISSN 1638-5977] Geology of France and surrounding areas

Géosciences [ISSN 1772-094X] BRGM's review for a sustainable Earth, takes a fresh scientific look at the impact of geosciences on today's society and economy. It aims to increase overall awareness of sustainable development and addresses a wide audience.

GeoTropico [ISSN 1692-0791] Electronic peer-reviewed geographical journal, published semi-annually by the GeoLat Group in Bogota, Colombia. Papers in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French

International Journal of Speleology [ISSN 0392 6672] Peer reviewed international scientific review publishing in the field of cave and karst science.

Irish Journal of Earth Sciences [ISSN 0790-1763] Annual journal published by the Royal Irish Academy. It accepts original research and review articles on Irish earth science topics and on research performed at Irish institutions or of general Irish interest.

Joannea Geologie und Paläontologie [ISSN 1562-9449] Peer-reviewed journal dealing with all aspects of the Earth Sciences in Styria (Austria). Published annually by the Landesmuseum Joanneum in Graz. Contributions in German and English

Journal of GEOsciences [ISSN 1802-6222] Formerly Journal of the Czech Geological Society, it publishes original scientific papers concerned with all aspects of nature and origin of crystalline complexes.

Journal of Paleontological Techniques [ISSN 1646-5806] A peer-reviewed journal focus on the paleontological methods and techniques, including articles and notes on fossil preparation, technology-related techniques applied to paleontology, etc.

M@ppemonde [ISSN 1769-7298] Since 1988 the journal M@ppemonde has published 72 numbers. In January 2004 it became an open electronic review accepting all articles about geography and land forms. Museologia Scientifica e Naturalistica

Museologia Scientifica e Naturalistica [ISSN 1824-2707] The journal represents a section of the Annali dell'Universitá degli Studi di Ferrara. This section publishes contributions about Museum scientific activities including research, education, teaching and expositions.

New Mexico Geology [ISSN (printed): 0196-948X] Quarterly peer-reviewed journal published by New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources covering the geology of New Mexico and surrounding areas.

New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics [ISSN 0028-8306] An international journal of Pacific Rim geoscience relevant to New Zealand, the Pacific and Antarctica.

OCEANOLOGIA quarterly journal [ISSN 0078-3234] OCEANOLOGIA is a journal of basic research in marine sciences. It publishes primarily fundamental research results expanding knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological processes in marine environment and their models.

Palaeontologia Electronica [ISSN 1094-8074] The world's first internationally-sponsored, peer-reviewed paleontological journal.

Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geologicas [ISSN 1026-8774] Every April, August and December, RMCG publishes original research papers about Earth Sciences, with emphasis on works of Iberoamerica. It is indexed in SCI-Expanded and others.

Revue de Paléobiologie (en ligne) [ISSN 1661-5468] Published by the Museum of Natural History of the City of Geneva, Revue de Paléobiologie publishes articles on all fields of the palaeontology. Since 2005, it is also available on line (pdf format).

Solstice: Geography and Mathematics [ISSN 1059-5325] Solstice was first published in 1990 using TeX; the TeX files were transmitted via e-mail. Since 1990, Solstice has been published by the Institute of Mathematical Geography in state-of-the-art electronic formats and distributed twice annually.

Speleogenesis and Evolution of Karst Aquifers [ISSN 1814-294X] The scope of the journal is the origin and development of dissolution caves (speleogenesis) and related aspects of karst hydrogeology and evolution of karst.

Studia Geologica Polonica [ISSN 0081-6426] A series of original scientific monographs covering a wide spectrum of geological sciences, including geological results of the Polish Arctic and Antarctic scientific expeditions, etc.

Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai, Geologia [ISSN 1221-0803] The official publication of the "Babeş-Bolyai" University publishes research articles in all fields of Earth Sciences.

Trabajos de Geología [ISSN 0474-9588] A yearly publication whose objective is publishing those works and research of quality about any Geology topic, to allow the diffusion of local data such as geological maps, geochemical analyses, etc.

Volumina Jurassica [ISSN 1731-3708] Volumina Jurassica is a geological journal devoted to the publication of original research papers on all aspects of the Jurassic System.


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