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GSDG Anthropocene

20 March 2024
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Event type:
Geological Discussion, Specialist Group
Organised by:
Geological Society Events, Geological Society Discussion Group
University Women's Club, 2 Audley Square, London
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Time and location

6.30pm at University Women's Club, 2 Audley Square London W1K 1DB.

Event details

Hear from Dr Simon Turner – Senior Research Associate, Dept of Geography, UCL. 

Dr Turner carries out research into the impact of human activity on environmental systems, mainly in lakes and wetlands, over the past 150 years and the Anthropocene. 

This involves using geochemical, physical and radiometric analyses (mercury, trace metals, nitrogen and carbon isotopes, fly-ash, microplastics, organic pollutants, weapons test and natural radionuclides) to record environmental change and the history of anthropogenic contamination and its impact on freshwater organisms.  

Dr Turner has been working on Anthropocene timescales of environmental change since PhD research in the late 1990s. He is currently working with the international Anthropocene Working Group, to formalise the Global Boundary Stratotype and Section Point (GSSP, or ‘golden spike’) for the Anthropocene. 

Further information

The cost of the dinner is usually £70 per person.

To register your interest or find out more, please email the Group Secretary at [email protected]