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EarthArXiv is a global endeavor. Most of us do not know each other, so please say a few words about yourself in the comments.


Bruce Caron Thu 19 Oct 2017 2:16PM

I'm Bruce Caron. I'm the Community Architect for ESIP (Earth Science Information Partners). I'm interested in moving science back/forward to an open-sharing economy.


Stéphanie Girardclos Tue 7 Nov 2017 8:12AM

I'm Stéphanie Girardclos. I research interactions between geological processes and the human society using lake sediments as archives of the past - with an emphasis on the geology of the Anthropocene and lacustrine tsunamis.
I'm a senior lecturer at the University of Geneva, teaching to Earth science students but also to students with social sciences background - thus working hard to improve my interdisciplinarity skills.
Besides these scientific+teaching interests, I really aim to increase equity, open access and good practice in the academia!


[deactivated account] Wed 8 Nov 2017 11:58AM

Hi all, I’m Sara Bosshart. I have a research background in paleoceanography and have been working in publishing for the past couple of years. First for Frontiers and now as the Open Access Publisher for IWA Publishing. I’m a huge proponent of ‘Openness’ and easy, global access to knowledge and research!


Angelo Pio Rossi Wed 8 Nov 2017 12:03PM

Hi all, I am Angelo Rossi (although Chris somehow always calls me by last name ;) ) . I am a planetary geologist. In my topical neighbourhood I try to promote open practices (including data/code/tools) with/within http://openplanetary.co


Chris Waigl Wed 8 Nov 2017 10:08PM

Hi all, I'm another Chris it seems. I can go by Christine if that makes it easier. I literally defended my PhD in geophysics/remote sensing last week, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. My work's on wildfire remote sensing and my wider interest center around circum-polar landscapes with a data science slant. I find it relatively easy to open-source code libraries and tools but am a beginner when it comes to open publication practices.


Jamie Farquharson Thu 9 Nov 2017 9:26AM

Hi everyone,
I'm Jamie Farquharson. My research background is in volcanology, especially the experimental side of things. I am (like everyone here, I guess) an advocate of open access research, and have been pushing for this in my field. I am also involved in the start-up of a free open-access journal.


Daniel Ibarra Thu 9 Nov 2017 11:34PM

Hi everyone, I am a graduate student at Stanford University in California. I will be defending my PhD next spring and hoping to stay in the area for a postdoc. I am an isotope geochemist and work on terrestrial paleoclimate and silicate weathering. I'm excited to promote EarthArXiv and happy to help out in any way possible. If anyone is at AGU this year in New Orleans it would be fun to meet up!


Bruce Caron Sat 11 Nov 2017 8:21PM

Stop off at the ESIP booth for free stickers! and come to Ignite@AGU on wednesday evening!


Han Geurdes Fri 10 Nov 2017 8:42PM

Hi. My name is Han Geurdes. Thanks for inviting me to the EarthArxiv loomio group. I work in hydrology related data science. Have my own small company. Studying at this moment the possibility to enter the international market & reading a great, somewhat old, mathematical book about convex sets and multifunctions. The latter adds to my possibilities of creating new algorithms (think differential interval equations) that are useful in the hydro domain.


Divyesh Varade Sat 11 Nov 2017 8:53AM

Hello everyone, I am Divyesh Varade a Ph.D. student at the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. My expertise is in remote sensing. My research includes characterization of snow cover using multisensor data, which also includes quantitative estimation of snow geophysical parameters based on multispectral and polarimetric SAR data. I am also interested in the application of machine learning techniques for EO applications. I will be defending my thesis in summer next year and thereafter be seeking postdoc opportunities.


ajlloret Sat 11 Nov 2017 10:13AM

Hi all!
My name is Abigail Jiménez. I work on statistical seismology mostly. My main interests lie on developping new methods for all sorts of problems. Not a very field type of person. Although I went to a few campaigns, including one in Antarctica😀
I am supportive of open and rigurous science. That means people should have the opportunity to read and critisize your work. In a constryctive way, of course.
Thanks for inviting me to the discusions!


Evan Goldstein Sat 11 Nov 2017 12:43PM

Hello everyone! I am Evan Goldstein — currently I am a Postdoc at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. My work is mostly focused on (data-driven) coastal geomorphology. I'm excited to be part of the EarthArXiv conversation.


Allison Enright Sat 11 Nov 2017 1:56PM

Hi! I'm Allison Enright, my main research interests are biogeophysics and biogeochemistry (especially electrical and magnetic biosignatures), and I'm currently working at a post doc at Rutgers - Newark.


Matteo De Felice Sat 11 Nov 2017 9:50PM

Hi, I'm Matteo De Felice, working at the Climate Impacts & Modelling Laboratory at ENEA in Bologna. My main interest is on the use of climate information for the energy sector.


Alodie Sun 12 Nov 2017 3:43PM

Hi all! I'm Alodie! I am an early career structural geologist, occasional rock squasher and open access convert, based at Leicester University in the UK. I am primarily a field geologist with interests in: normal fault growth and interaction in basaltic sequences; porous (crystalline) rock strength with emphasis on anisotropic pore geometry; and controls on fault activation and slip during the development of oceanic transform faults. I am also the ECR representative on the committee for the Tectonics Study Group (TSG).


Pablo Ampuero Sun 12 Nov 2017 11:29PM

Hi, I am Pablo Ampuero, Professor of Seismology in Caltech and Associate Editor at JGR Solid Earth. My main research focus is on earthquake seismology and theoretical & computational earthquake mechanics.


Zheng Mon 13 Nov 2017 12:26AM

Hi, I am Zheng from China, an associate professor on environmental science in Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University. I have strong interests on electron transfer on the water-soil interface in wetlands, and knowledge tranfer among scientists and the public. Very happy to join the group.


Deepak Cherian Mon 13 Nov 2017 2:49AM

I am Deepak Cherian. I am a physical oceanographer (postdoc) at Oregon State University studying how near-surface ocean dynamics influences the Indian monsoon.


Jon Mound Mon 13 Nov 2017 1:59PM

Hello, I'm an associate professor in geophysics at the University of Leeds. I mainly study geomagnetism and the dynamics of the Earth's core.


Leonardo Uieda Mon 13 Nov 2017 8:27PM

Hi all, I'm Leonardo (Leo) Uieda. I'm professor of geophysics at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro but currently on leave for a postdoc at the University of Hawaii working on the GMT software. I work mainly in gravity and magnetic inverse problems and software development, mostly in Python. I try to maintain an updated website: http://www.leouieda.com/


Chris Fri 17 Nov 2017 10:00AM

Hi all,

I'm Christian Haug Eide, a postdoc in sedimentary geology at the University of Bergen.


Bruce Caron Fri 17 Nov 2017 3:12PM

Did you get your stickers?


Jamie Farquharson Fri 17 Nov 2017 3:37PM


Chris Fri 17 Nov 2017 3:39PM

Hi Bruce,

No, no stickers for me yet...

-Christian Haug Eide


Bruce Caron Fri 17 Nov 2017 4:45PM

The were sent off US Mail last week... keep me posted.


Chris Fri 17 Nov 2017 5:03PM

Will do :) probably takes some time to cross the Atlantic

-Christian Haug Eide


Christopher Jackson Sun 19 Nov 2017 8:13PM

Hi All! I'm Chris Jackson, a geologist based at Imperial College in London, UK. I like geology and cake. And beer. Or wine. Oh, and preprints. But I'm mainly here for the cake.


Anson Mon 20 Nov 2017 8:04AM

Hi, I'm Anson, and I'm a geographer based at University College London (UCL). I work mainly on Quaternary timescales, researching human and climatic impacts on freshwater ecosystems. Thank you for inviting me to join Loomio!


Victor Venema Tue 21 Nov 2017 8:23PM

Hello, I am Victor. My day job is the quality of climate station data.

I am a fan of Open Access and interested in Open Science.

My main reason to be here is that I hope archives help more people to get access to research.

In the long run a preprint repository would also be a beautiful foundation for a new system of curation and review of scientific articles by the research communities themselves. I want to start with articles already published in journals, but when gains credibility, we would no longer need the reviews of the journals. I call it Grassroots Scientific publishing.


brandon Wed 22 Nov 2017 9:10AM

Hi All, I'm Brandon Whitehead. I'm working as a data scientist in the UK while I finish my PhD from the University of Auckland. My background is in hydrogeology, GIScience and...geoinformatics. I like data. I like lots of disparate data. I like it even more when data isn't in a proprietary format, and is well documented.

IMHO, the current ways in which we share our data, information, and context is so antiquated it is, sometimes literally, painful. i'm interested in anything that changes the current paradigm, and projects like this one are, I hope, just the beginning.


Sabine Lengger Thu 23 Nov 2017 12:24AM

Hi there! I'm Sabine, a Lecturer at the University of Plymouth / UK and I am an organic geochemist / biogeochemist. I use organic molecules as proxies for environmental conditions and biogeochemical processes, in paleo and recent contexts. I have been envious of physicists and their arXiv for a while now and am really excited Earth Science is now there too! I think that it's about time academics #takebackcontrol #makepublishinggreatagain :wink:


David Thu 23 Nov 2017 6:12AM

Hullo! I'm David Fernández-Blanco.

As a person, I'm many things. As a researcher, I'm a source-to-sink regional tectonicist integrating multidisciplinary approaches to constrain vertical motions. I worked at UU, ETH and IPGP and apparently I like acronyms. I'm now in the post-postDoc limbo looking for a sweet position. Or a bitter one. Actually, any will do regardless of its taste.

I'm here to make wrong things right. Rock on!


Chris Thu 23 Nov 2017 9:15AM

Hi Bruce, Happy to say I got the stickers! Many thanks


wrenmontgomery Thu 23 Nov 2017 11:43AM

I'm Wren Montgomery; I'm a experimental high pressure organic geochemist (this covers everything from heavy oil to the interstellar medium; I started in physics...) and occasional (and somewhat accidental) astrobiologist at Imperial College London. I'm not very happy with the current state of affairs in science, and preprints for earth science seems like a good path to investigate.


Murat Gül Mon 4 Dec 2017 6:53AM

Hi to everyone, My name is Murat GUL from Mugla Sıtkı Kocman University, Department of Geological Engineering from Turkey. I have worked on different branch of sedimentology. My MSc on Miocene reef in S Turkey, and PHd on deep sea sedimen-turbidites, confined turbidite system in Miocene foreland basin in SE Turkey.


Latisha Brengman Tue 5 Dec 2017 4:16AM

Hi All, I am super late to the introductions, but my name is Latisha Brengman. I am a relatively new Assistant Professor (at the University of Minnesota - Duluth) interested in geochemistry / sedimentology / petrology and problems relating to early earth system evolution. I look forward to being a part of the community, learning more about the open access / pre-print world, and meeting some of you at AGU!


Éric Lewin Fri 8 Dec 2017 5:41PM

Hi All, since I subscribed, I did not find time to introduce myself (nor to read and participate). Not going to AGU, as the year is trending toward its end, things (read "teaching pressure" and such) are getting cooler. Therefore…
  My name is Éric ("Eric" if my accent, I mean the typographic one, makes the 1st character fuzzy on your screen) Lewin. I am a permanent researcher/teacher/"observer" at ISTerre (Institut des Sciences de la Terre), a geosciences lab in Grenoble university, France. I am a geochemist, dealing mainly with isotopes and trace elements, for Earth geodynamics (Earth budgets, mantle evolution…) as well as for Mars exploration (exogeology), and meteorites characterization. I tweet as @Eric38fr. 🐸


Michael Pyrcz Fri 5 Jan 2018 4:28PM

Howdy All Y'all! I'm Michael Pyrcz, Associate Professor at UT at Austin, Associate Editor with Computers and Geosciences, IAMG, Author of Geostatistical Reservoir Modeling and @GeostatsGuy on twitter. My research is on Geomodeling / geostatistics. Always happy to discuss modeling / uncertainty characterization, Michael


Ivanka Mitrovic Wed 18 Apr 2018 9:10PM

Hi! I'm Ivanka, doing my phd in Vienna, Austria, on microstures of deformed speleothems (a cross between microtectonics, caving and active faulting).


Christopher Jackson Thu 19 Apr 2018 8:29PM

Hi Ivanka,




James King Tue 5 Jun 2018 1:25PM

Hi everyone, I have realized I never did this - oops. I am James King, Assistant Prof at Université de Montréal in Geography. I am a geomorphoogist of the aeolian flavour and study surface processes of wind erosion dabbling in subtropical, high latitude and planetary versions. Very interested in blowing wide open the publishing normals and communication channels in academia in general. Looking forward to help out where I can.


Christopher Jackson Tue 5 Jun 2018 8:35PM

Welcome James!