The annual Metamorphic Studies Group (MSG) Research in Progress (RiP) meeting, was held virtually over Zoom on three consecutive afternoons (GMT) on 29-31 March 2021.
2021 is the group’s 40th anniversary. The programme reflected this with a retrospective talk by Mike Brown, one of the founders of the group, and a peek at the future (and the past) by Roger Powell.
The best student poster award went to Stefania Corvò (Unravelling the evolution of a major extensional lower crust shear zone from Val d’Ossola (Ivrea-Verbano Zone, Western Alps, Italy); the best student oral presentation went to Sophie Miocevich (How did the Archean crust evolve? Insights from the structure and petrology of the Lewisian of Scotland) (with special mentions of Madeleine Murphy [The Si isotope composition of Archaean continental crust from ~3.8 Ga West Greenland rocks] and Andrea Maffeis [HP-UHP fluid inclusion evolution predicted by molecular and electrolytic fluid models: implications for HP-UHP metamorphic fluid composition])
Catherine Mottram prepared a montage of many of those who had been involved with or held leadership roles in the group since its foundation.
Videos of most presentations and of the EDI discussion are available below:
The meeting included three keynote speakers to mark the occasion:
- Dr Freya George, Johns Hopkins University, who discussed O-isotope records of heterogeneous fluid fluxing in HP melanges
- Dr Bruna Carvalho, University of Padova, who discussed fluid-rock interactions in granulites
- Dr Pierre Lanari, University of Bern, who discussed development of tools for compositional mapping and modelling (e.g. XMapTools)
In addition, Prof. Mike Brown (University of Maryland), who helped found MSG, gave a special invited talk on “A perspective on 40 years of advances in metamorphic geology” and Prof. Roger Powell gave the 2021 Barrow Award winner’s talk.
Registration was free of charge and >400 people from 38 countries signed up to attend.
There was also a panel discussion of Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity
How to be inclusive – big change or small steps?
The discussion was tailored towards EDI issues in the metamorphic community and will consist of a panel of volunteers from the community itself. The aim of the discussion is to raise awareness of and look at potential solutions to issues which are persistent in the Metamorphic community. Some of the most pertinent areas related to EDI in the metamorphic community include recruitment, conference and event planning, fieldwork and diversity. An overview of the recent survey undertaken by Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Geoscience (EDIG) was summarised by Anna Bidgood followed by a pre recorded talk by Anya Lawrence who talked about her research and fieldwork from an EDI perspective and what we can do to make fieldwork more inclusive.
The discussion covered topics such as the examples below:
· Why do we need to be inclusive and diverse?
· What is systematic or unconscious bias and why should we care?
· What can we as individuals and institutions do to make recruitment processes more equitable and diverse?
· How can we make fieldwork more accessible?
· How can you contribute to making events (online or virtual) more accessible?
· How to include a ‘global’ audience – perspectives outside of Europe
The committee is grateful to everyone who adhered to the code of conduct during the conference presentations and discussions. We value everyone’s participation during events and encourage interaction that is constructive and professionally stimulating. We remind everyone in the community that discussions and presentations should remain professional and focussed on the science. If we feel that the code of conduct has not been upheld, further action will be taken and recorded presentations will not be hosted on our website.
Monday 29th March 2021
Tuesday 30th March 2021
Wednesday 31st March 2021
|Poster Session 1
|Bidgood, A.K.||The occurrence of vein and matrix kyanite hosted in carbonates of the greenschist facies Menda deposit of the Congolese Copperbelt|
|Cesare, B.||Even the low-T garnet from the iconic Barrow’s zone is tetragonal|
|Elleray, A.A.||Plate tectonics on other planets: a stochastic analysis of interior mineralogy and composition|
|Franke, M.G.||The effect of fluorine on reaction rim growth dynamics in the ternary CaO-MgO-SiO2 system|
|Kersley, S.J.||Geochronometers; What do they really record?|
|Kumar, R.R.||U-Th total-Pb chemical dating, phase equilibria modelling and geochemistry of high-grade gneiss from Daltonganj, Chhotanagpur Granite Gneiss Complex, Eastern India|
|Mayne, M.J.||Adapting phase equilibria modelling to crustal and planetary scale problems|
|Seliutina N.E.||Syenite formation after tonalite gneisses: Example from the Madiapala massif, Limpopo Complex, South Africa|
|Tique-Ladino, N.D.||Integrated chemical and mineralogical characterization of the Alta Skarn, Utah, USA|
|Van Schijndel, V.||Growth of non-typical garnet textures during amphibolite facies metamorphism: Dwalile Supracrustal Suite, Ancient Gneiss Complex, Swaziland|
|Whitley, S.||Pyrometamorphism in calc-silicate xenoliths from Merapi (Indonesia)|
|Poster Session 2|
|Benetti, B.||Unraveling tectono-metamorphic discontinuities in NW Himalaya: consequences for the mid-crust assembly during continental collision|
|Corvò, S.||Unravelling the evolution of a major extensional lower crust shear zone from Val d’Ossola (Ivrea-Verbano Zone, Western Alps, Italy|
|Cruciani, G.||P-T conditions of garnet-staurolite-bearing schists from Variscan NE Sardinia (Italy)|
|Dulcetta, L.||Metamorphic and structural data of the Monte Filau Orthogneiss, SW Sardinia (Italy|
|Evans, J.T.||Petrogenesis of the Kennack gneiss and other felsic units within the Lizard ophiolite, Cornwall, UK|
|González, P.D.||Permian nappe tectonics and high-grade metamorphism related to Gondwanide Orogeny in northern Patagonia terrane|
|Lamont, T. N.||Petrological modelling of Garnet-Amphibolite from Ardalanish Bay, Ross of Mull: New insights into a crustal thickening event affecting the Moine|
|Marcos, P.||Tectonic evolution of the late Paleozoic basement in western Patagonia region (Argentina-Chile)|
|Papeschi, S.||The lawsonite-glaucophane blueschists of Elba and their significance for the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea|
|Putnaitė, J.||P-T evolution of the Proterozoic aluminous granulites from the western East European Craton, West Lithuani|
|Renda, E.M.||Medium-high grade igneous-metamorphic basement unit in Central Patagonia, Argentina at its relation with the Terra Australis Orogen|