Travel Awards 2019
On behalf of the Evaluation Committee, we are pleased to announce the winners of the Geosciences 2019 Travel Award: Mr. Mussa Raja and Dr. Patricio Becerra, who will receive 600 Swiss Francs each towards the cost of participation at their chosen conferences.
Mr. Mussa Raja is a PhD student at the Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behaviour (ICArEHB), Universidade do Algarve, Portugal. His research focus is Archaeology, specifically Geoarchaeology. He has demonstrated interest in presenting the latest results of his research to the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) at their 84th annual meeting, from 10 to 14 April 2019 in Albuquerque, NM, USA. He will make an oral presentation related to his PhD work under the title “Geochemical and Sedimentary Based Reconstruction of the Palaeoenvironment and Formation of the Late Stone Age Site of Txina-Txina (Massingir, Mozambique)”.
Dr. Patricio Becerra is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Physics Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland. His research centers on understanding the relationship between planetary ice and the climate on terrestrial planets. He will attend the Ninth International Conference on Mars (Mars 9) (Pasadena, CA, USA, 22–26 July 2019). He plans to present his research of the climate record of the south polar layered deposits (SPLD) of Mars. These stratified deposits represent the largest reservoir of water on Mars and are believed to have been forced by periodic changes to its orbital parameters.
We wish to congratulate Mr. Mussa Raja and Dr. Patricio Becerra on their accomplishments.
Prof. Dr. Jesús Martinez-Frias
The Geosciences Editorial Board and Team would like to acknowledge the time and energy given by reviewers in checking manuscripts submitted to the journal. It is thanks to their efforts that the high quality of the journal and quick submission to publication process are maintained. The median time to first decision is 18 days and the median time to publication is 47 days.
The Editor-in-Chief of Geosciences, Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias, has selected one awardee, Dmitry A. Ruban, to receive the “Geosciences 2018 Outstanding Reviewer Awards” for the quantity, timeliness and quality of his reviews in 2018. He will receive 500 CHF and a certificate for his outstanding review work:
Dmitry A. Ruban
Higher School of Business, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
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Travel Award 2018
On behalf of the Evaluation Committee, we are pleased to announce the winners of the Geosciences 2018 Travel Award: Mr. Ilya Bobrovskiy and Ms. Lauren N. Schaefer, who will be supported with 600 Swiss Francs each towards the cost of participation at their chosen conferences.
Mr. Ilya Bobrovskiy is a PhD student at the Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University, Australia. His research interests focus on reconstruction of palaeoenvironments and palaeoecology of the Northern part of the East European platform during the terminal Neoproterozoic time, studying biomarkers, sedimentology and geochemistry. He is keen to present the latest results of his research on the Ediacara biota at the International Conference on Ediacaran and Cambrian Sciences, 11–21 August 2018 in Xi’an, China (ICECS 2018).
Ms. Lauren N. Schaefer is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Her research interests focus on investigating earthquake-induced landslides, volcanic collapse hazards, material damage evolution in dynamic systems, rock physics in geothermal systems, and remote sensing applications to landslide and volcanic hazards. The research she will present at the AGU (American Geophysical Union 2018 Fall Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, 10–14 December 2018) aims to improve our understanding of hazards around volcanoes based on a unique combination of hyperspectral airborne imaging, laboratory, and field techniques. We wish to congratulate Mr. Ilya Bobrovskiy and Ms. Lauren N. Schaefer for their accomplishments.
Prof. Dr. Jesús Martinez-Frias
The Geosciences Editorial Board and Editorial Team would like to gratefully acknowledge the time and energy given by reviewers in checking manuscripts submitted to the journal. It is thanks to their efforts that the high quality of the journal and quick submission to publication process is maintained. The median time to first decision is 22 days and the median time to publication is 61 days.
The Editor-in-Chief of Geosciences, Prof. Dr. Jesus Martinez-Frias, selected one awardee, Maurizio Barbieri (Department of Earth Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), to receive the “Geosciences 2017 Outstanding Reviewer Awards” for the quantity, timeliness and quality of his reviews in 2017. He will receive 500 CHF and a certificate for his outstanding review work.
Travel Awards 2017
Ms. Amelia Jane Davies is a PhD student at the Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, United Kingdom. Her research interests focus on research investigating paleo-temperatures and kinetic fractionation in non-traditional fossil groups using clumped isotope geochemistry. She is keen to present her work on (dis)equilibrium effects in the clumped isotope composition of non-traditional fossil groups at Goldschmidt 2017.
We wish to congratulate Ms. Amelia Jane Davies for her accomplishments.
Travel Award 2016
We are pleased to announce the winner of the Geosciences 2016 Travel Award, Mr. Sainath Parasram Aher, who will be supported with 800 Swiss Francs towards his travel expenses to attend international conferences in 2016.
Mr. Sainath Aher is an energetic Geographer and PhD student at Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India. His professional track record consists of a combination of applied research and teaching transactions at S.N. Arts, D.J.M. Commerce and B.N.S. Science College, Sangamner, India. His research focuses on remote sensing, natural hazards and water resources management which are linked with society. Mr. Sainath Aher is pursuing his PhD in ‘Runoff Diversion from the Western Slopes of Western Ghats to Godavari Basin using Geoinformatics’. He was the rank holder at PG education in Pune University in 2009. Moreover, he has completed Applied Remote Sensing Training in Water Resources Management from NASA and Bhuvan Overview Training from NRSC-ISRO. He has also done an internship at the School of Hydro-informatics Engineering, NIT, Agartala (Tripura). For his excellence in academic, research and extension activities he has awarded the Young Geographer Award, Avishkar Prize and Special Encouragement Award by different academic and professional institutions. Currently, Mr. Sainath Aher is in the fourth year of his PhD track. He has authored and co-authored 25 peer-reviewed articles and they are frequently cited (H-index = 04 and i10-index = 01 according to Web of Science).
We wish to congratulate Mr. Sainath Parasram Aher for his accomplishments.