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Journal of Geological Society of London

Carbon Forms, Paths, and Processes in the Earth, March 2019

Carbon Forms, Paths, and Processes in the Earth is a Thematic Set of six papers in the Journal of the Geological Society of London arising from the lectures presented at the Lake Como School, held at Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy (15-20 October 2017), and organized by the Graduate School of Milano Bicocca. This collection of lecture notes focuses on the structure of carbon allotropes, the geodynamics of deep Earth's carbon transport and fixation at mantle conditions, carbon degassing by ascending magmas, and the vast tectonic carbon degassing at the Earth’s surface. 

The six papers of the Thematic Set focus on the forms, paths, and processes of Earth’s carbon were published in the March issue of the Journal of the Geological Society of London  and are available online.  The series was featured as part of the Geological Society of London's 2019 "Year of Carbon."  

How to cite this special issue: 

Frezzotti ML, Villa IM, eds. (2019) Carbon Forms, Paths, and Processes in the Earth. Special issue, Journal of the Geological Society of London 176

Editors

  • Maria Luce Frezzotti
    Maria Luce Frezzotti Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
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    Maria Luce Frezzotti
    Maria Luce Frezzotti
    Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy

    Dr. Frezzotti is an Associate Professor in Environmental and Earth Science at the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca. Her scientific interests center around fundamental problems concerning the origin of fluids in the Earth’s interior. She has been a member of the editorial boards of the European Journal of Mineralogy and the Journal of Geochemical Exploration. She has published on the fluid phases involved in most petrological and geochemical processes, on recycling of volatiles by mantle melting, and volcanism (e.g., CO2 recycling), and on the variations in the chemical composition of the lithosphere through time. Frezzotti was instrumental in organizing the Lake Como School of Advanced Studies course on Carbon forms, paths, and processes in the Earth (15-20 October 2017) from which this thematic set resulted.

  • Igor M. Villa
    Igor M. Villa Universität Bern, Switzerland
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    Igor M. Villa
    Igor M. Villa
    Universität Bern, Switzerland

    Igor M. Villa is Professor emeritus of Geochronology at Universität Bern (Switzerland) and Professor of Geochemistry at Università di Milano Bicocca, where he is also Director of the Centro Universitario Datazioni e Archeometria. His research interests include isotopic geochronology, noble gas geochemistry and archeometry.

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