Juraj Farkas

Dr Juraj Farkas

Lecturer

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor), but is currently at capacity - email supervisor to discuss availability.


My research focuses on biogeochemistry and non-traditional isotopes, and their application to solve problems relevant to earth system sciences and environmental studies.

My research focuses on biogeochemistry and non-traditional isotopes, and their application to solve problems relevant to earth system sciences and environmental studies. Specifically, I am interested in the stable isotope systems of alkaline earth metals (e.g., Ca, Mg, Sr) and redox-sensitive elements, and how these new isotope tracers can be used to further constrain: (1) the isotope evolution of seawater over geologic time, (2) diagenetic processes in marine carbonates, (3) material cycling in the Earth’s outer shell, and (4) paleo-environmental conditions and depositional settings in large sedimentary basins (i.e., Paleozoic and Proterozoic basins in Europe and Australia).

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2012 - 2014 Lecturer Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
    2010 - 2014 Researcher Czech Geological Survey
    2007 - 2010 Postdoctoral Fellow Harvard University
    2002 - 2007 PhD studies University of Ottawa
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2007 Fellowship Postdoctoral Fellowship - CIFAR
    2002 Scholarship International admission scholarship - University of Ottawa
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Ottawa Canada PhD
    Comenius University in Bratislava Slovakia MSc
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    Postdoctoral Training Harvard University United States
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2013 Habilitation (Docent) Czech University of Life Sciences Prague Czech Republic

2017 – 2019 (as co-PI): Tectonic Geography of the World's Oldest Petroleum Play, McArthur Basin: Research Theme on "New Isotope Proxies for Past Depositional Environments", Collaborative 'Academia-Industry' Project, Funded by Australian Research Council - ARC Linkage Scheme

2017 – 2019 (as co-PI): Calcium and Oxygen Isotope Constraints on the Origin of Carbon Isotope Anomalies: Testing the Model of Global "Carbonate Hypersaturation" of Silurian Seawater, Funded by Czech Science Foundation (GACR)

2015 – 2018 (as co-PI): BASE-LiNE Earth: Brachiopods as Sensitive Tracers of Global Marine Environment: Insights from alkali and alkaline earth metal element ratios and isotope systems (www.baseline-earth.eu), Funded by European Commission (Marrie Curie Actions ITN-ETN: European Training Network)

2016 – 2017 (as PI): New laboratory facility for trace-metal isotope applications, Funded by DVCR - Uni of Adelaide Infrastructure Scheme - New Equipment 

2015 – 2016 (as PI): Development of new method for chromium isotope analysis, Funded by the Environmet Institute - University of Adelaide (www.adelaide.edu.au/environment/)
 
2015 – 2017 (as co-PI): Tracing the continental weathering during the mid-Paleozoic with Cr isotopes: Implications for nutrient fluxes and their effects on marine evolution, Funded by Czech Science Foundation (GACR)
 
2012 – 2014 (as PI): Magnesium isotope record of Phanerozoic marine carbonates: Implications for chemical evolution of seawater and the formation of massive dolomites, Funded by Czech Science Foundation (GACR)
 
2012 – 2015 (as co-PI): Moldavite formation: unconventional components and processes indicated by isotopic fractionation, Funded by Czech Science Foundation (GACR).
 
2011 – 2014 (as co-PI): Chromium isotopes as an indicator of natural attenuation of water pollution: Introducing mass-spectrometry based technology, Funded by Technological Agency of Czech Republic (TACR).
 
2009 – 2010 (as co-PI): Recycled Carbonate-Rich Sediment in the Hawaiian Plume: Evidence from Calcium Isotopes, Funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) under the Early Grant for Exploratory Research (EaGER) program.
 
2007 – 2008 (as PI): The application of calcium isotopes to study diagenetic processes in carbonate sedimentary systems, Funded by GDL Foundation.
 
2003 – 2004 (as PI): Reconstruction of Calcium isotopic evolution of seawater for Cretaceous and Jurassic, and Tentative extension of the calcium isotopic evolution curve of seawater to the Precambrian, Funded by Geological Society of America – GCA Reseach Grants.

Geochemistry II (Semester 2) - This course focuses on the chemistry of the natural world and the chemical evolution of the Earth and other planets over geological time. It covers practical and theoretical geochemistry, with an emphasis on how chemical principles are used to study problems relevant to Earth and Environmental Sciences 

Earth System History III (Semester 2) - This course studies the fundamental geological and biological processes comprising the Earth System. It focuses on the interactions between the biosphere and the geosphere as the Earth System evolved as recorded in the geochemical and sedimentary record.

Earth's Interior I (Semester 2) - This course provides a global perspective of Planet Earth and the dynamic processes that have modified it over its 4 billion-year history. We explore Earth's place in space and time and examine the operation of its internal chemical and physical processes. Fundamental concepts are developed: the formation and structure of the Earth; the driving forces of plate tectonics and continental drift; earthquakes and volcanoes, the formation and identification of geological materials, mountain building and rock deformation; the development of the geologic timescale.

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Shale Geochemistry and Geochronology of the Greater McArthur Basin Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Darwinaji Subarkah
    2018 Co-Supervisor Provenance and Tectonic Evolution of the McArthur Basin, Northern Territory Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bo Yang
    2017 Co-Supervisor Novel Geochemical and Geochronological tools for Cu-Au mineralization Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ahmad Abdullah A Redaa
    2017 Co-Supervisor Metal Isotope Tracers to Reconstruct Hydrological and Climate History of the Coorong-Murray Mouth System Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Yuexiao Shao
    2017 Co-Supervisor The Effect of Sea Level Rise on the Geochemistry of Coastal Soils and Shallow Groundwater Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Emily Ruth Leyden
    2017 Co-Supervisor Hydrologic-Isotopic Modelling for Palaeoclimate Application Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Martin James Ankor
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83135519
  • Email: juraj.farkas@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4380
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Mawson Laboratories, floor B
  • Room: B 08
  • Org Unit: Earth Sciences

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