Barefoot scientists travel to Goldschmidt in Japan

August 2016 Author Jackie Webb

Jackie Webb, Dr.Douglas Tait, Philip Riekenberg and Judith Rosentreter recently travelled to Yokohama, Japanto attend the Goldschmidt 2016 conference. The conference presents some of the leading geochemistry research undertaken in the world today. With topics ranging from plenary science to the earth’s core there was much to be explored. Jackie and Douglas both presented in the “Linked landscapes: biogeochemical connections among headwater streams, rivers, estuaries and coastal Systems" with their work on carbon and porewater dynamics in floodplain and coastal ecosystems. It was a great opportunity to share their work with the international community but also allowed for great insight into how others were addressing similar research questions but from different angles. Towards the end of the conference, the group  attended the Picarro floating dinner cruise which not only allowed them to nail the Picarro technicians with some interesting questions, but also gave them an opportunity to explore future collaborations. The week was filled with many laughs, great science, new friends and colleagues and an interesting glimpse into Japanese culture.