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The secret life of carbon (lecture)

Wednesday, 23 October 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:
Dynamic Earth
Holyrood Road
Edinburgh, EH8 8AS United Kingdom

Edinburgh Geological Society public lecture

The role of carbon in the atmosphere is well known, but what else does carbon get up to as it cycles through Earth systems? Find out from experts about the role of carbon in soils, rivers and the oceans.


Susan Waldron, Professor of Biogeochemistry, School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow. Susan is an expert in the peats of Scotland and the role of carbon in soils and rivers.

Tom Wagner, Professor of Earth System Science, The Lyell Centre, Heriot Watt University. Tom will talk about carbon and nutrient cycling from land, through rivers to the oceans – in the modern environment and in the past.

Dick Kroon, Regius Professor of Geology, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh. Dick specialises in scientific ocean drilling, exploring relationships between long-term climate change and carbon cycling.

Parking is available in the Dynamic Earth underground car park (charges apply).

Tickets available now: £5, free for students and under 18s.