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Peter Clift

Professor Peter Clift
Louisiana State University, USA

Keywords: Geology of Asia and Asian marginal seas, Geology of the Caledonides in the British Isles, subduction tectonics, sedimentary provenance, sediment geochemistry, paleoclimatology, chemical weathering, marine geology

Executive Editors
Emese M Bordy

Dr Emese Bordy
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Keywords: Sedimentology

Tim Johnson

Dr Tim Johnson
Curtin University, Australia

Metamorphic petrology, crystalline rocks, early Earth processes, Archaean geodynamics

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Professor Olivier Lacombe Sorbonne Université, France

Keywords: Structural geology and tectonics; Mountain belts and sedimentary basins; Folds, faults and fractures; Microstructures; Stress and strain; Rock mechanics; Paleopiezometry; Fluid-rock interactions and fluid flow in the shallow crust


Dr Sarah Sherlock Open University, UK

Keywords: Igneous petrology

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Dr Bas Van de SchootbruggeUtrecht University, The Netherlands

Keywords: Palaeontology, Palynology, Mass-extinctions, Ocean Anoxic Events, Proxies, Stable Isotopes, Paleoceanography & Paleoclimate

Associate Editors
Antonio Alvarez Valero2

Dr Antonio Alvarez-Valero
University of Salamanca, Spain

Keywords: Petrologist-geochemist, integrating different approaches (petrography + mineral chemistry + reaction balance + phase diagram modelling + stable and noble gas isotopes), magma genesis and crustal partial melting with implications on volcanic evolution in different systems (extinct and active; basic and acid; onland and submarine)

Maria de Fatima Bitencourt

Professor Maria de Fatima Bitencourt
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Keywords: Granites and related rocks from south Brazil and Uruguay, as well as the African connection, syntectonic magmatism, post-collisional magmatism, shear zones, magmatic structures at meso to microscale, geological mapping, migmatites and magma genesis

Laura Bracciali

Dr Laura Bracciali
 - British Geological Survey, UK

Keywords: Sediment provenance, geochronology, geology of the Himalayas and surface processes

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Professor Alan Collins University of Adelaide, Australia

Keywords: Past plate tectonics and tectonic geography of the Proterozoic. Gondwana-forming orogens, sedimentary geochemistry and geochemical proxies for earth surface systems. Geology of Tethys, Africa, South America, Asia and Australasia. Sedimentology and Basin analysis. Proterozoic basins. 

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Dr Irene Cornacchia Istituto di Geoscienze e Georisorse IGG-CNR, Italy

Keywords: Cenozoic evolution of Mediterranean carbonate systems, shallow-water carbonates, carbonate sedimentology, carbonate facies and microfacies analyses, stable isotope stratigraphy, radiogenic (Sr and Nd) isotope systematics applied to stratigraphic studies, paleoceanography and paleoclimate

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Dr Kathryn Fitzsimmons - University of Tübingen, Germany

Keywords: Terrestrial sedimentology, geochronology, quaternary

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Dr Kathryn GoodenoughBritish Geological Survey, UK

Keywords: Mineral resources, critical metals, igneous petrogenesis, crustal evolution

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Dr George Guice- Smithsonian Institution, USA

Keywords: Ore geology, mafic/ultramafic igneous petrology and high-temperature geochemistry


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Dr Geoffrey Howarth- University of Cape Town, South Africa

Keywords: Igneous petrology, kimberlites, meteorites and ore geology 

Lily Jackson

Dr Lily Jackson
University of Wyoming, USA

Keywords: Sedimentary Geology, Tectonics, sedimentology, zircon geochronology, Geology of the Andes


Dr Eleanor JenningsBirkbeck, University of London, UK

Keywords: Igneous geochemistry, igneous petrology, mineral chemistry, volcanology, mantle geochemistry, melt generation, core geochemistry, planetary differentiation and high temperature planetary geochemistry 

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Dr Johan Le GoffLabocea, Brest, France

Keywords: Carbonate Sedimentology, Submarine depositional processes, Stratigraphic architecture, Modern and Ancient Carbonate Slopes

Xian-Hua Li

Professor Xian-Hua Li
Institute of Geology and Geophysics CAS, China

Isotope geochronology and geochemistry, Igneous geochemistry, Precambrian geology and continental evolution of China, Isotopic microanalysis

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Professor Guido MeinholdTechnical University Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

Keywords: Source-to-sink studies / Sedimentary Provenance Analysis, Basin analysis, Regional geology, Palaeogeography. Regional specialities: Baltoscandia, Central Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa, Middle East

Dejan Prelevic

Professor Dejan Prelevic
Johannes Gutenburg University of Mainz, Germany

Keywords: Magmatic Processes, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Experimental Petrology, Geodynamics, High-Temperature Geochemistry, the geology of the Mediterranean area

Dilip Saha

Dr Dilip Saha
Indian Statistical Institute, India

Keywords: Structure and tectonics in Archean granite-greenstone terrains and Proterozoic fold-and-thrust belts. microstructures and fabric development, the Himalayan orogen, geology of India


Dr Renata SchmittUniversity of Bern, Switzerland

Keywords: Tectonics and geochronology

Simon Schorn Associate Editor

Dr Simon Schorn Karl-Franzens Universität Graz, Austria

Keywords: Metamorphic petrology, granulites, eclogites & eclogitization, reaction textures, thermal consequences of (de)hydration & melting, thermodynamic modelling, calculated chemical potential relationships, zircon- & monazite U-Pb geochronology

Lara Sciscio

Dr Lara Sciscio
Jurassica Museum, Switzerland

Keywords: Sedimentology, Triassic-Jurassic boundary, palaeontology, palaeoenvironments, continental ichnology


Professor Paul Spry
Iowa State University, USA

Keywords: Economic geology (metallic minerals), mineralogy, and metamorphic petrology

Shiming Wan

Dr Shiming Wan
Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Keywords: Marine sedimentology and paleoclimatology. Sediment from source to sink, Weathering and erosion, River evolution, Eolian dust, East Asian monsoon evolution, Tectonic-climate interactions, Carbon cycle, Clay minerals, Sediment geochemistry, Cenozoic and Quaternary climate change, East Asian marginal seas, West Pacific

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Dr Bo Wang Department of Earth Sciences, Nanjing University, China

Keywords: Rheology and deformation of rocks, tectonic evolution of orogenic belts; Mechanism of magma emplacement in different tectonic settings; Accretionary orogenesis and intracontinental overprintings in Central Asia and South China.


Professor Yongdong WangNanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Chun-Jing Wei

Professor Chun-Jing Wei
Peking University, China

Keywords: Metamorphic petrology, Precambrian geology and orogenic evolution