Goldschmidt 2016 – Yokohama -Session 15e: Isotope Approaches to Characterize the Impacts of Natural Resource Development and Other Human Activities on the Environment

Goldschmidt 2016 – Yokohama – Abstract Submission deadline Feb. 26th 2016
Dear Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to the Goldschmidt session that we are organizing. The 2016 Goldschmidt Conference will be held between June 26th and July 1rst in Yokohama, Japan.
http://goldschmidt.info/2016/abstracts

Session 15e: Isotope Approaches to Characterize the Impacts of Natural Resource Development and Other Human Activities on the Environment
Recent analytical developments of isotope systematics, for instance metals and metalloids (Hg, Cr, Zn, Cu, Pb, Cd, Tl, Ag, Sn, U, Fe, Se, Mo, U, Ra, Th) in the Environment, have experienced an unprecedented increase over the past few years. It is well known that: 1- metals mining and both conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon extraction can have a considerable environmental footprint, 2- within the framework of the exploitation of unconventional gases and oil, chemical elements potentially toxic to humans and wildlife (called the radionuclides toxic metals: RTM) pollute the flowback, 3- more generally the contribution of human activities such as industries, agriculture and various domestic inputs, becomes more and more significant in natural systems.
The aim of this session is to explore methods, indicators and research applications using innovative isotope systematics of elements such as H, C, N, O, S and Hg, Zn, Cr, Cu, Cd, Mo, Ag, Se, that in fine will provide: i) stronger constraints on the origin(s) and ii) a better characterization of the processes controlling the budgets of toxic metals and compounds in the Environment (e.g., soil, sediment, water, air) at local and global scales, in addition to transfer of these constituents to the food chain and potential effect on human health.
Conveners: Romain Millot (French Geological Survey) Jason M.E. Ahad (Geological Survey of Canada), Guillaume Berthe (IFPEN, France)
Keynote: Nathaniel R. Warner (Pennsylvania State University)

We are looking forward to meeting you in Yokohama

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