Next draft: Robertson circular
toschi at uow.edu.au
Thu Aug 2 14:39:34 EST 2001
> Second Circular
> 7th Australasian Conference on Isotopes in the Environment
> 24-26 September, 2001
> Location: Ranelagh House, Robertson, NSW (120km SW of Sydney)
> Theme: Stable isotopes, radiogenic isotopes, and cosmogenic isotopes in the
> natural environment.
> Contibutions are invited for the 7th Australasian Conference on Isotopes in
> the Environment. The subject matter encompasses the geological,
> hydrological, biological, oceanographic, atmospheric, and food sciences.
> The number of persons who can be accommodated at Ranelagh House effectively
> limits participation to 80 persons.
> REGISTRATION: A$50 (A$20 for students). The applicable amount for
> registration will be payable upon arrival at the conference and is used to
> cover the cost of mini-bus transport, abstract volume, laboratory tour,
> subsidy for dinners, etc.
> Delegates will also need to pay (directly to the guest house, and before
> departure) approximately A$260, which is the bulk rate that covers all their
> accommodation and meals at Ranelagh House (i.e. two nights' accommodation,
> three main meals for two and a half days, morning teas/coffees and
> suppers). Ranelagh House accepts credit cards from AMEX, BankCard,
> MasterCard, and VISA, but NOT Diners Club. Accommodation will be in twin-
> and triple-share rooms. Rooms are comfortable but basic. Not all rooms
> have ensuites.
> Note for overseas participants: The A$ is about US$0.51 at present;
> therefore Australian $ prices are approximately halved to convert to US$.
> There are no banks or Automatic Teller Machines (i.e. 'Cash Machines') in
> Robertson. Small amounts of cash may be available via EFTPOS at the
> STUDENT SUPPORT: Some of the invested funds accrued from the International
> Conference on Geochronology and Isotope Geology (Canberra, 1990) are
> available to partially support Australian postgraduate students to attend
> the Robertson conference. Such grants from the Canberra ICOG-7 Fund will be
> preferentially awarded to students from institutions that are distant from
> the Sydney-Wollongong-Canberra region, and who are presenting a paper.
> HOW TO REGISTER: Send an email to Allan Chivas (toschi at uow.edu.au),
> providing the following information:
> 1. Name (Given name (lower case) and Family name (all upper case)).
> 2. Institutional Address
> 3. Phone/fax/email addresses.
> 4. If presenting a paper: Provide a one-page abstract as an emailed
> attachment in MSWord before 24 August.
> 5. If you are a post-graduate student from an Australian university and
> presenting a paper: Do you wish to be considered for travel support?
> 6. Laboratory tour. Please indicate if you wish to attend a tour of some
> of the isotope/dating facilities at the University of Wollongong, on the
> morning of Monday 24 September. For those persons who wish to attend this
> tour, please note that the starting point is at the University of
> Wollongong, in North Wollongong, and that this is on the coast, about 70 km
> south of Sydney and 50 km east of Robertson. The laboratory tour will
> commence from the foyer of Building 41, near the mineral display cabinets,
> at 10.30 a.m. At the completion of the laboratory tour, delegates will be
> dispatched by mini-bus directly to Robertson for the commencement of the
> conference at 1.00 p.m.(lunch is the first item!)
> 7. Please provide your travel arrangements (e.g. arrival flight and time
> into Sydney, for those so arriving). We are prepared to try to move
> delegates in mini-buses, as is appropriate to their travel arrangements,
> (a) Sydney airport and Wollongong on the evening of Sunday 23
> (b) Sydney airport and Wollongong early on the morning of Monday
> 24 September (to attend laboratory tour).
> (c) Sydney airport and Robertson on the morning of Monday 24
> 8. Indicate if you wish to share a room with particular colleague(s).
> 9. Indicate how you will leave Robertson at the conclusion of the
> conference, and your destination (e.g. back to Sydney airport?). There is a
> tourist train that leaves from Ranelagh House at 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday 26
> September, at the conclusion of the meeting. This train descends the scenic
> Illawarra escarpment and coastal route, stops at Wollongong at 4.35 p.m. and
> terminates at Sydney Central Station at 6.30 p.m., whereupon another train
> connection is available to Sydney domestic and international airports (allow
> another 30 to 40 mins at most, including possible waiting time). The cost of
> the Ranelagh House-Sydney train could be A$40, depending on whether we are
> able to book for more than 20 participants, otherwise the cost will be
> A$55. There is always a small chance that the train will have insufficient
> remaining seats for our party if we delay the booking beyond late August.
> The journey is highly recommended in its own right, and would make a
> convenient return for those going back to Sydney. Please indicate if you
> wish to reserve a seat on this train.
> DEADLINES: Please provide all of the above information before 24 August
> 2001. At that time bookings will be finalised with Ranelagh House and for
> the train. There are at least 65 persons who have already indicated that
> they may attend the conference. Be quick. There is scope for only another
> 15 persons, before the accommodation is complete. Bookings will be accepted
> in the order received.
> RELATED WORKSHOP: On the two days immediately following the Robertson
> Conference (i.e. Thursday 27 and Friday 28 September) the AINSE Environment
> Workshop 2001 entitled "Archives of human impact of the last 200 years" will
> be held at Lucas Heights (a southern suburb of Sydney).
> Persons interested in attending this meeting may contact Dr Henk Heijnis at
> hhx at ansto.gov.au
> All persons who have already indicated an intent to attend the Robertson
> Conference should still complete Questions 1 to 9 above and return these to
> Allan Chivas.
> The following alphabetical list indicates those persons and their
> (abbreviated) proposed topics for presentation as received to date....
> Anita Andrew, CSIRO Exploration and Mining
> Stefan Arndt, University of Western Australia
> Sam Barker, PDZ Europa, UK
> Tim Barrows, University of Colorado, The timing of the Last Glacial Maximum
> in Australia.
Nancy Beavan, IGNS, NZ
> Juan-Pablo Bernal, Geology Department, University of Canberra
> Steve Brookes, Iso-Analytical Ltd, UK
Andrew Bryce, CSIRO Exploration and Mining, Defining NBS-22 on the V-PDB
> Sarah Bury , NIWA, NZ
> Jill Cainey, NIWA, New Zealand
> Ian Cartwright, Monash University, Victorian Mineral Springs.
> Martine Couapel, University of Wollongong
> Joan Cowley, RSES, The Australian National University
> Richard Cresswell, Bureau of Resource Science, Cl-36 in regolith pore
> Patrice de Caritat, AGSO, Groundwater processes, Curnamona Province.
> Roslyn Chan, AGSO
> Allan Chivas, School of Geosciences, University of Wollongong
> Rod Dann, University of Canberra
> John Dighton, CSIRO Land and Water, Hydrogen isotopes by the equilibration
> method, OR, Rn-222 in water.
> Russell Drysdale, University of Newcastle, Stable-isotope record, stalagmite
> from central Italy.
> Stephanie Dudd, Micromass UK, Natural product administration and supply.
> Koushik Dutta, PRL India, Atmospheric C-14 in CO2 over the Arabian Sea.
> Mansour Edraki, University of Queeensland, Stable isotopes and acid mine
> Derek Fabel, University of Melbourne, Cosmogenic isotopes and landscape
> David Fink, AMS group, ANSTO
> Russell Frew, University of Otago, NZ
> Michael Gagan, RSES, The Australian National University, Stable-isotopes and
> tropical palaeoclimate dynamics.
> Adriana Garcia, University of Wollongong
> Paul Greenwood, AGSO
> Kliti Grice, Curtin University, Carbon isotopes and plant biomarkers in
> Jurassic palaeoclimates.
> Rainer Grun, RSES, The Australian National University
> Beverley Henry, Queensland Dept of Natural Resources
> Andrew Herczeg, CSIRO Land and Water, Seasonal changes in Atherton
> Tablelands groundwaters.
> Amy Hirons, University of Alaska, Carbon Isotopes and productivity in the NE
> Pacific Ocean.
> Nikki Howes, Flinders University, Brine leakage from groundwater discharge
> Dirk Kirste, AGSO, Groundwater processes, Curnamona Province.
> Evelyn Krull, CSIRO Land and Water, Carbon isotopes in soils and the
> importance of charcoal.
> Fred Leaney, CSIRO Land and Water, Deep groundwater extraction by Mallee
> vegetation traced by C-14.
> Megan Lech, AGSO, Sulfur isotopes, Ranger uranium mine.
> Corinne Le Gal La Salle, Flinders University, Carbon geochemistry in
> reclaimed water in a carbonate aquifer.
> Micromass UK, Automated on-line atmospheric and soil-gas isotopic analysis.
> John Morrison, Micromass UK, Measuring hydrogen isotopes on waters and
> organic compounds.
> Andy Mower, Micromass Australia.
Brad McDonald, CIS Macquarie University
> Helen McGregor, RSES, The Australian National University, Coral
> stable-isotope records of ocean-atmosphere variability in the Western
> Pacific Warm Pool.
> Jodie Pritchard, CSIRO Land and Water, Tracing exchange of water between
> streams and alluvial aquifers using environmental isotopes.
> Andy Revill, CSIRO Marine Research, Nutrient cycling in estuaries by
> continuous-flow IRMS.
> Anjana Rajendram, University of Waikato, NZ
> Jessica Reeves, University of Wollongong, Stable isotopes of ostracods from
> the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Jill Rogerson, AGAL, Testing horse blood.
> Hilary Stuart-Williams, University of East Anglia, Fractionation effects in
> the processing of phosphates for O-18.
> Donald Schell, University of Alaska, C and N isotopes to assess productivity
> changes on the continental shelf.
> Heather Scott-Gagan, RSES, The Australian National University
Steve Sestak, CSIRO Petroleum
Linda Stalker, CSIRO Petroleum
David Stone, ANSTO groundwater group
> Pauline Treble, RSES, The Australian National University, A synoptic
> analysis of oxygen isotopes in rainfall.
> Julie Trotter, CSIRO Petroleum
> James Udy, Griffith University, Nitrogen in food webs.
> Joanne Vanderzalm, Flinders University, Redox processes in reclaimed water:
> sulfate isotopes.
> Stewart Walker, Flinders University, Applications of multi-element isotope
> analysis in forensic environments.
> Ingrid Ward, University of Wollongong, Cosmogenic in-situ dating of
> sandstone landscapes, Keep River, NT.
> Sue Wang, University of Wollongong
> Tamie Weaver, Melbourne University, Victorian mineral springs.
> David Wheeler, University of Wollongong, C and N isotopes in lacustrine
> organic matter.
> Rowan White, PDZ Europa, UK
> Stephen Wilson, University of Wollongong, Atmospheric chemistry.
> Jian-Xin Zhao, University of Queensland, Speleothem U-series dating of
> climate oscillations.
For futher information and replies:
Allan R. Chivas
School of Geosciences
University of Wollongong NSW 2522
toschi at uow.edu.au
Telephone: +61 2 4221 3263
Fax: +61 2 4221 5703
CSIRO Exploration and Mining
PO Box 136
North Ryde NSW 1670
a.andrew at dem.csiro.au
Telephone: +61 2 9490 8743
Fax: +61 2 9490 8921
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