European Union of Geosciences


Honorary Fellows
Edward Boyle

For his pioneering work in establishing modern marine trace element geochemistry, in particular for exploiting relationships between foraminiferal shell chemistry and sea water to provide insights into glacial-interglacial changes in ocean chemistry and circulation; and for establishing benchmark records of anthropogenic lead in the oceans.

Ulrich Christensen

For fundamental contributions to the understanding of planetary convection, for elucidating the possibility of a separation of the convection cells above and below the phase boundary at 670 km depth; and for his work on convection phenomena on Mars and Jupiter.

Stanley Hart

For his landmark contributions to isotope geochemistry, in particular to the study of the Earth's mantle and his development of the concept of end member type components that could be defined from the isotope geochemistry of ocean island basalts; and for pioneering of many applications of ion probe techniques to trace element geochemistry.

Claude Jaupart

For establishing the modern concepts of magma physics, notably the thermal and fluid mechanical evolution of magma reservoirs, the physics of magma outgassing and its applications on volcanic eruptions, based on a unique ability to combine high-profile physics with sophisticated experiments; and for much of our modern understanding of the thermal regime and evolution of the continental lithosphere.

James Kennett

For his contributions using expertise in biostratigraphy, based on foraminifera, and crucial discoveries in earth history from the South Pole to the equator; from the temperature ocean abyss to the methane in the atmosphere; from the scale of tens of million of years down to the shortest scale available to a geologist.

 
Andrew Knoll

For his outstanding contributions in palaeobiology, particularly the biodiversity and evolution of Proterozoic microbiota and early metazoans, including their embryonic microfossils, set in the frame of secular geochemical and environmental changes.

 
Nicholas Shackleton

For his pioneering contributions too numerous to list but including the development of stratigraphy using oxygen isotopes and astromonical calibration, exploitation of carbon isotope measurements on foraminifera to define reasons for glacial-interglacial changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide; and for his leadership and unselfish collaboration in palaeoceanography, a field in which he played major part in its definition.