September news items
12th September - Short course participants visit Anglesea River
Last week, Southern Cross GeoScience ran its professional acid sulfate soil short course in Torquay, Victoria. The course was well attended by representatives from state government and private industry. During the course, participants visited the Anglesea River, south-west of Melbourne, which is the site of one of Victoria's worse acid sulfate soil related fish kills.For further information on Southern Cross GeoScience's short courses visit www.scu.edu.au/geoscience/index.php/15
28th September - Prof Stefan Peiffer from the University of Bayreuth visits
Prof Stefan Peiffer from the University of Bayreuth (Germany) is visiting Southern Cross GeoScience today and tomorrow.Stefan is currently Head of the Department of Hydrology at the University of Bayreuth and Managing Director of BayCEER (the Bayreuth Centre for Ecological and Environmental Research) as well as the chair of the European Science Foundation network on the "Functionality of iron minerals in the environment".Stefan is a hydrologist by training, and is an internationally recognised authority on the environmental redox cycling of iron, sulfur and inorganic trace contaminants. His work has made particularly significant contributions in the areas of ferric (hydr)oxide sulfidization, the biogeochemistry and mineralogy of iron in acid mine lakes, and groundwater/surface water interactions [especially in acidic systems, such as lignite mine lakes].During his time at Southern Cross GeoScience, Stefan will meet with a number of staff and deliver a lunchtime seminar on his work.
Updated: 06 October 2011