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Neoproterozoic geography and Gondwana amalgamation: 500 million years of continental interaction

Grant number: 10/01635-1
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: August 01, 2010 - December 10, 2010
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences
Principal Investigator:Marly Babinski
Grantee:Marly Babinski
Visiting researcher: Alan Stephen Collins
Visiting researcher institution: University of Adelaide, Australia
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IGC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:05/58688-1 - South America in the context of supercontinents: fusion and fission, AP.TEM

Abstract

This project is part of a larger effort to map the continental distribution over the 500 million years before the Cambrian Explosion by unravelling ancient continental collision zones in Africa, India and South America. This will assist in understanding the incredible changes in climate, atmosphere and ocean chemistry, and biodiversity that occurred at the time. During the 4-month stay, the visiting professor will work with the Brazilian Team that develop research in Neoproterozoic to Cambrian orogeneses integrating geochronology, field mapping and paleomagnetism. (AU)