Carbon is the element central to the evolution of life and maintenance of the Earth’s habitability. Though the presence of carbon at Earth’s surface is well known and vitally important, the majority of Earth’s carbon is thought to reside in the Deep Earth. Constraining the magnitudes of the fluxes to and from the Earth’s interior, and how they are controlled, is vital for understanding how the present-day Earth came to be and how it may develop in the future.
This three-day meeting will bring together early career geoscientists and senior members of the Deep Carbon research community. Presentations and discussions will encompass the latest advances in our understanding of the behaviour of carbon at the extreme pressures and temperatures of the Earth’s deep interior, the exchange of carbon between the near-surface and deep reservoirs, the abiotic development of organic compounds through deep time, and the extreme limits of life on Earth. Mentoring activities will take place throughout the meeting, where senior scientists will lead small group discussions about their research careers and experiences in academia.
There is a call for abstracts and oral and poster contributions are invited. Abstract deadline is 14 December 2018.
For more information, see the Geological Society London Janet Watson Meeting 2019 webpage.