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List of AMGC seminars for 2021 (currently via Zoom)


Seminars with external speakers will be once a month. On other weeks, seminars are held by the internal AMGC researchers, students, and guests. 

For more information, contact  Lawrence Percival, Vincent Perrot, or Besarta Matranxhi.

Update January 2021: Currently, the seminars are taking place via Zoom until further notice. An email with the meeting link is sent out earlier in the week; if you wish to be added to the mailing list, please contact Lawrence Percival, Vincent Perrot, or Besarta Matranxhi.

Thursday 28 January, 4 PM CET (Zoom Webinar)

Dr. Karen Fontijn

Associate Professor at Université libre de Bruxelles

Volcanology of the East African Rift

Thursday 11 February, 4 PM CET (Zoom Webinar)

Dr. Carl Lamborg

University of California, Santa Cruz 

Changes in the Mercury Cycle: Now and Then

Thursday 25 February, 4 PM CET (Zoom Webinar)

Dr. Pierre Delmelle

UC Louvain 

Volcanic explosive eruptions sequestrate more carbon in soils than what they emit in the atmosphere.

Thursday 11 March, 4 PM CET (Zoom Webinar)

Dr. Stephane Guedron

ISTerre (University Grenoble Alpes)

Mercury deposition during the Holocene in the Andes: Deciphering climatic and anthropogenic contribution


Thursday 25 March, 4 PM CET (Zoom Webinar)

Pincelli Hull

Yale University

Some like it hot: tropical temperatures and ecosystems over the last 100 million years

Thursday 8 April, 4 PM CET (Zoom Webinar)

Ryoga Maeda

PhD Student on EOS project ET-Home  - Joint PhD VUB-ULB

The distribution of trace elements among constituent minerals in H chondrites: focusing on rare earth elements and some other lithophile elements.

Thursday 22 April, 4 PM CET (Zoom Webinar)

Carina Gerritzen

Isotopes: The Key to travel through Time and Space 

Tessi Loeffelmann                                                                               

Come will Muspell’s people o’er the sea: the case of the Heath Wood Vikings. 

Jacob Griffith                                                                               
Outreach & Impact In A Period Of No Contact 

Thursday 6 May, 4 PM CET (Zoom Webinar)

Tianhui Ma

Biogeochemical cycle of Hg in water and sediment in the Scheldt estuary and the Belgian Coastal Zone (BCZ). 

Wednesday 12 May, 4 PM CET (Zoom Webinar)

Dr. Mario Fischer-Gödde

University of Cologne

Isotopic constraints on the nature of Earth’s building blocks

Thursday 20 May, 4 PM CET (Zoom Webinar)

Christophe Delaere (Ph.D)

Université libre de Bruxelles
Centre de Recherches en Archéologie et Patrimoine

Archaeology of high-altitude lacustrine socio-ecosystems and evolution of the global climatic signal in the central Andes (Bolivia, Peru)

Wednesday 2 June, 4 PM CET (Zoom Webinar)

Dr. Jens Fiebig 

Goethe Universität - Frankfurt am Main


Thursday 17 June, 4 PM CET (Zoom Webinar)

Dr. Lisette Kootker 

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Mapping dynamic  and human-influenced landscapes  A critical review on the accuracy of the Dutch Sr isoscape(s)   


Full Program for 2021 to be online soon