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Frontiers in Earth Sciences

Frontiers in Earth Science

As a direct outcome of the 2015 DCO Early Career Scientist Workshop, which took place from 31 August – 5 September at the University of the Azores, the open access journal Frontiers in Earth Sciences accepted a proposal to host a special research topic titled “Early Career Scientist Contributions to the Deep Carbon Observatory.”

The Research Topic, hosted by the Geochemistry section of Frontiers in Earth Sciences, will feature papers co-authored by the participants of both DCO Early Career Scientist Workshops (2014 in Costa Rica and 2015 in the Azores) and both DCO Summer Schools (2014 and 2016 in Yellowstone National Park).

The first article of the research topic appeared online in November 2016, co-authored by DCO Early Career Scientist and Executive Committee member Vincenzo Stagno (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy). Through 2107, the collection grew to 17 articles with 85 authors. The special issue is available for download here.

About the Editors

  • Donato Giovannelli, Earth-Life Science Institute, Japan
    Donato Giovannelli Earth-Life Science Institute, Japan
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    Donato Giovannelli, Earth-Life Science Institute, Japan
    Donato Giovannelli
    Earth-Life Science Institute, Japan

    Dr. Donato Giovannelli is a microbial ecologist working on the microbiology of extreme environments. He currently holds an appointment as a joint EON Research Fellow at the Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo and Rutgers University, USA He is also  a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Princeton, USA, and an Adjunct Researcher at the National Research Council of Italy. He received a B.Sc. in Marine Biology (2005) and M.Sc. in Marine Ecology (2007) from the Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy. His current research focuses on two major linked themes: 1) the metabolic and taxonomic diversity of prokaryotes in different geothermally influenced marine ecosystems; and 2) the emergence and evolution of early metabolism. Giovannelli is a member of DCO’s Deep Life community, a leader DCO’s synthesis projects Biology Meets Subuctionand Earth in Five Reactions, and was a recipient of DCO’s emerging leader award in 2015.

  • Alysia Cox, Montana Tech
    Alysia Danielle Cox Montana Tech of the University of Montana, USA
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    Alysia Cox, Montana Tech
    Alysia Danielle Cox
    Montana Tech of the University of Montana, USA

    Dr. Alysia Cox is an assistant professor of Environmental Chemistry at Montana Tech. She received her B.S. summa cum laude from Arizona State University and her PhD in Chemical Oceanography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 2011. After postdoctoral work at ASU and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Dr. Cox started the Laboratory Exploring Geobiochemical Engineering and Natural Dynamics at Montana Tech. Her research combines geochemistry with biochemistry to determine active mechanisms of chemical reactions with wide application to the environment. Cox is a member of the Deep Life Community. In 2014, she was a participant in DCO’s First Early Career Scientist Workshop, and in 2015 served on the organizing committee for the Second Deep Carbon Observatory Early Career Scientist Workshop.

  • Cody Sheik, Univ of Minnesota, Duluth
    Cody Sheik University of Minnesota, Duluth, USA
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    Cody Sheik, Univ of Minnesota, Duluth
    Cody Sheik
    University of Minnesota, Duluth, USA

    Dr. Cody Sheik is an assistant professor of Biology at the Large Lakes Observatory at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He received his Ph.D. in Microbiology in 2011 from the University of Oklahoma. Sheik’s research interests focus on the geomicrobiology and microbial ecology of large lakes, glaciated ecosystems, and deep-ocean hydrothermal vents. He uses techniques such as coupling culturing and high throughput metagenomic, and metatranscriptomic and metaproteomic sequencing to understand the roles of novel microbes. Sheik is a member of DCO’s Deep Life Community and lead author of one of the articles in the upcoming Earth in Five Reactions American Mineralogists pecial issue. 

  • Benjamin Black, City College of New York
    Benjamin Alexander Black City College of New York, USA
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    Benjamin Black, City College of New York
    Benjamin Alexander Black
    City College of New York, USA

    Dr. Benjamin Black is an assistant professor in the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Science at the City College of New York, where he runs the Black Volcano Lab. He received a Ph.D.in Geology and Geochemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2013), an M.F.A.in  Creative Writing from  New York University, (2007) and an A.B. in Earth and Planetary Science from Harvard University (2005). Black's research focuses on why and how volcanoes erupt; the consequences of gases released from magmas for climate and biota; and surface processes on Earth and other solar system bodies. His research and analytical tools include field work, geochemical measurements, spacecraft data, and numerical models He is a member of DCO’s Reservoirs and Fluxes Community. 

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