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Mieng Abrahams celebratory picnic.
Congratulations to PhD graduate Mieng Abrahams!
The Department of Geological Sciences hosted a celebratory picnic at Arderne Gardens, Claremont on Friday 23 October. The occasion was to celebrate the successful completion of a PhD by Mieng Abrahams, nGAP lecturer in our department.
New postgraduate funding opportunity!
A competitively awarded scholarship, in honour of the late Prof. John Gurney, is being offered to support postgraduate research on some aspect of kimberlite-, mantle- or diamond-related geology at the University of Cape Town.
Karoo firewalkers make tracks amid lava flows!
UCT Associate Prof Emese Bordy and colleagues describe vertebrate trackways that offer rare insights about ancient life in a stressful, hostile environment some 183 million years ago in the Early Jurassic.
Namibian rocks point to reorganisation of the marine calcium cycle
UCT Lecturer Rosalie Tostevin and colleagues have uncovered isotopic changes in rocks from southern Namibia that suggest a reorganization of the marine calcium cycle, just as animals were starting to build skeletons for the first time.
Phosphate availability in Mesoproterzoic seas
UCT Lecturer Rosalie Tostevin and colleagues studied 1300 million year old sediments from Australia, and provide strong evidence that phosphate was readily available in Mesoproterozoic seas, and did not present a barrier to microbial ecosystems...

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Friday, 4 December 2020
Million year old monkey

Dr Pickering, a lead researcher involved in the discovery of an extinct monkey species in the Dominican Republic.

Publication Date:
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 - 12:15
Messengers of the Mantle Exhibit at the GeoCongress 2018
Mantle rocks visit the GeoCongress 2018!

Messengers from the Mantle exhibition makes a splash at the GeoCongress week

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The Messengers from the Mantle: Diamonds and Craton Roots exhibition was featured at the GeoCongress meeting, at the University of Johannesburg’s Kingsway Campus Main Library in Auckland Park in July 2018. The exhibition was developed from 2014 to 2016 by a team led by UCT Emeritus Professor and famed exploration geologist John Gurney and was first put on display at the International Geological Congress in Cape Town in August 2016, to widespread acclaim.

Publication Date:
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 - 13:30
American Geophysical Union 2018

The AGU 2018 Fall Meeting will mark another dynamic year of discovery in Earth and space science, serve as the advent of AGU’s Centennial year, and provide a special opportunity to share our science with world leaders in Washington, D.C.

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The Palaeontological Society of South Africa - Abstracts due!

Abstract due date is 15 April for the upcoming annual PSSA Conference in Stellenbosch.

Publication Date:
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 - 22:30

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