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Arctic mountain


Isotopic analysis links Coorong salinity to water regime


Anaerobic microbes surprise scientists by living with oxygen


Worlds oldest known cholesterol published in Nature Scientific Reports


Fossil Musculature of the Most Primitive Jawed Vertebrates published in Science


A short course in Practical Petroleum Systems Analysis


Professor Kliti Grice awarded Discovery and DORA 3 fellowship to continue mass extinction, recovery of life and novel organic tools to date oil


Professors Kliti Grice and Lorenz Schwark, Dr Steve Barnes (CSIRO) win prestigous 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), 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)

These application areas are consistent with the ARC National Research Priorities (i.e., Environmentally sustainable Australia – developing deep Earth resources – water a critical resource). Curtin has identified "Resources & Energy and Sustainable Development and Technologies" as key research themes.

Research Focus Areas include:

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