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GD Geodynamics Division on Geodynamics

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Division on Geodynamics
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Division on Geodynamics

President: Jeroen van Hunen (gd@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Paul Tackley (ptackley@gmail.com)

Studies related to the Geodynamics Division include all aspects of geodynamic processes in the lithosphere, mantle, and core. They encompass different approaches, including observations, imaging, theory, modelling (numerical simulations and laboratory experiments), and interpretation. Examples include the dynamics of subduction, mid-ocean-ridge processes, vertical and horizontal plate movements driving mountain building and basin formation, lithosphere dynamics, mantle convection, and core dynamics.

Recent awardees

David Bercovici

David Bercovici

  • 2022
  • Augustus Love Medal

The 2022 Augustus Love Medal is awarded to David Bercovici for fundamental and long-lasting contributions that advance our understanding of the dynamics and evolution of mantle convection, lithospheric rheology and plate tectonics.


Timothy J. Craig

Timothy J. Craig

  • 2022
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2022 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Timothy J. Craig for fundamental and multi-disciplinary contributions to geodynamics, such as developing a new paradigm for intraplate earthquakes, and uniting disparate datasets in a single geodynamic framework.


Kira Musiyachenko

Kira Musiyachenko

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Kira Musiyachenko Secular change in the age of TTG sources during the Archean from in-situ Sr and Hf isotope analysis by LA-MC-ICPMS


Michaël Pons

Michaël Pons

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Michaël Pons Variability of the shortening rate in Central Andes controlled by subduction dynamics and interaction between slab and overriding plate


Irina M. Artemieva

Irina M. Artemieva

  • 2021
  • Augustus Love Medal

The 2021 Augustus Love Medal is awarded to Irina M. Artemieva for her outstanding research contributions to our understanding of the complex processes that control the evolution, thermal structure, stability, and dynamic topography of the continental lithosphere.


Mark J. Hoggard

Mark J. Hoggard

  • 2021
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2021 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Mark J. Hoggard for outstanding research in connecting observations at the Earth’s surface to its deep interior.


Sara Vulpius

Sara Vulpius

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Sara Vulpius Effects on the volatile release from magmatic intrusions


Zhibin Lei

Zhibin Lei

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Zhibin Lei Impact of trench retreat rate on initiating focused back-arc extension within a mobile overriding plate

Latest posts from the GD blog

The Tectonic Memory of the Mantle

The study of the mantle helps us in understanding the tectonic evolution of the Earth. In this week’s news and views, we have honors student Mr. Robert Marks, sharing his insights. Mr. Marks has completed this Bachelors (Hons) from the University of Wollongong. When tectonic plates collide at the surface, often the denser plate will sink down into the Earth’s mantle. These subducted slabs of oceanic lithosphere are one of the principal drivers of our planet’s evolution; They pull on …


The Sassy Scientist – Rolling The Dice

The amount of work required to apply for grants and jobs in academia seems unnecessarily endless. Both for permanent and (even worse) short-term positions one needs to prepare a bunch of hogwash that really makes you wonder: does anybody have the time to actually read this? Out in the real world, a CV and a cover letter are quite enough most of the times, but in academia? Nope! Let’s have everybody waste their time on loads of extra codswallop! DEI …


Geodynamics @ EGU 2023: Financial support and vacancies

Are you looking forward to EGU 2023? Planning to attend, either in-person or online? Here are a few things to consider. First of all, there are several options for financial support to attend the meeting. Secondly, if you are interested in playing a more active role in the coordination and organisation of EGU, we are looking for several people to join the organisational team within the EGU Geodynamics division. So if you are interested in any of these, please read …


Magnets are cool, and….. so is the Earth!

Magnets are cool, who does not like them? And the planet that we live in, the Earth, itself is a huge magnet. Not only does the Earth’s magnetic field protect us from harmful radiation from space, but it can also help us reveal some of the secrets of our planet. Local variations in the magnetic field can be used to probe the subsurface of the Earth from crustal to mantle depths. Although there is a whole suite of electromagnetic methods …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the November newsletter, we celebrate geoscientists who see the unseen: from German scientist Alfred Wegener who proposed the shocking theory of continental drift, to Morelia Urlaub, researcher of underwater landslides, a phenomena otherwise unseen by humans.

We also hear from Sustainable Energy Geoscientist Munira Raji who reflects on attending the UN’s COP27 in Egypt, and EGU Policy Manager Chloe Hill describes what happened during our special EU Parliament event, ‘Supporting the EU’s Biodiversity Targets by Bridging the Science-Policy Divide’.

Lastly, don’t forget to check your inbox for the next EGU23 monthly Update from Copernicus, arriving early December. If you miss an Update you can subscribe here.

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