Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee we take pleasure inviting you to tropical Australia for the joint 11th Australasian environmental isotope conference and 4th Australasian hydrogeology research conference. This follows on from the very successful joint conference in Perth in December 2009. The two conferences will run parallel sessions at the same venue, open to all participants.

venue: Rydges Hotel, The Esplanade, Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia
dates: Tuesday 12th July to Thursday 14th July, 2011

An optional fieldtrip to the Australian Canopy Crane Research Facility in the World-Heritage Daintree rainforest at Cape Tribulation will follow on Friday July 15th, 2011(

To ensure you are on the mailing list as we develop the conference program, please register your interest with either of the conference co-conveners:
Professor Michael Bird (JCU) [log in to unmask]
Professor Craig Simmons (NCGRT) [log in to unmask]

Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and world heritage rainforests of north Queensland. Cairns international airport has convenient connections to all major cities in Australia as well as direct flights to Auckland, Hong Kong, Narita, Guam and Port Moresby. Temperature range in July is 16-26˚C, with <6 days of rain (>1mm) in the month. The conference is timed to follow the IUGG in Melbourne and precede the INQUA congress in Switzerland.

Please circulate this email and attached flyer to other interested parties.



Chris Wurster, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
James Cook University
Cairns 4870

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