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Curtin University
Arctic mountain


Compound specific sulfur isotope facility established


Isotopic analysis links Coorong salinity to water regime

Anaerobic microbes surprise scientists

Worlds oldest known cholesterol

Prof Kliti Grice awarded Discovery and DORA 3 fellowship

Profs Kliti Grice & Lorenz Schwark, Dr Steve Barnes (CSIRO) win Stocker Fellowship

The Western Australian Organic & Isotope Geochemistry Centre (WA-OIGC) is an internationally recognised Centre contributing to world-class research aiming to:

Increase the ability to identify and age new crude oil & gas sources, to the benefit of petroleum exploration; Increase the ability to identify unconventional petroleum reserves; Understanding the role of organic geochemistry/organic matter in mineral formation; Evolution of Life in Earth's history and Geobiology; Sustaining our Changing Environments;

Research in current priority areas at Curtin: Application areas of biomarker & compound specific isotope research include the study of climatic trends both past & present (including mass extinctions, lakes, estuaries and marine ecosystems), issues concerning environmental sustainability research (e.g. water, sediments and soil) as well as assisting the full realisation of Australia‘s natural resources (e.g., petroleum & mineral exploration).

Research Focus Areas include:

  1. Petroleum & Minerals
  2. Paleoclimate (recent- ancient)
  3. Biochemical Pathways in Organisms
  4. Pollution & Sustaining the Environment