Motivation: The Earth is a great place to live, but how can we constrain Earth's birth and the processes that have modified it over the last ~4.5 billion years? Rocks and their constituents act as windows into the history of our planet. Meteorites and returned lunar samples offer clues about other bodies in our Solar System. As an avid petrological detective and isotope geochemist I unravel these rocky stories.
Tools to probe Earthly questions can often help us ask - What information do rocks from space carry? How, then, does this help us understand Solar System formation and evolution?
Some professional events & activities:
- February 2014, expedition coordinator/leader, PI: National Geographic/Waitt Grant #W284-13.
- July 29th to August 2nd 2013, 76th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Member of the local organising committee. Abstracts - author index. Summary - meeting report.
- November 27th 2013, Official opening of the Arctic Resources Geochemistry Laboratories. Major scientific infrastructure directed by Prof. D. Graham Pearson at the University of Alberta and linked with CCIM.