Emma Versteegh

I’m a post-doc working at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on deep-sea hydrothermal vents systems. I use stable isotope methods to disentangle the food web, and trace carbon, nitrogen and sulphur pathways, around hydrothermal vents at the Mid-Cayman Rise. My broader interests range from biomineralisation to palaeoclimatology and archaeology. I write my own blog at http://silentwitnesss.wordpress.com/ and occasionally tweet as @emmaversteegh.

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Gold(schmidt) Rush

One of the nice things about Sacramento is that, unlike LA, it has real rivers, with water in them and levees along them. This week I enjoyed a few beautiful morning runs along the American River

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Across California

Goldschmidt in California meant a drive instead of a flight. The route from Pasadena to Sacramento lead us through the Central Valley of California. While living in greater LA we have been well aware

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A tourist in Florence

After four days of Goldschmidt 2013 my brain had reached geochemistry saturation state, so I figured it was time for some tourism. Earlier this week I had only ventured into the city in

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The early bird catches the worm

For many of us being an early bird becomes progressively more difficult as conference fatigue takes its toll. I was glad to see a sizeable crowd managed to be there for the start of our session on the

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Things I learned today

Four different geochemical societies were incapable of finding a single woman to award any of their ten prestigious medals to

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Palaeo-proxies and trophic positions

I like it when people show how a proxy works, or how it doesn't. Today at Goldschmidt I enjoyed several presentations doing exactly that. The day started with Johanna Noireaux showing that boron

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