Geological research in the Neuquén Basin, Argentina – July 2008
Aisha Al-Suwaidi, a postgraduate student at the University of
Oxford, is conducting a research project entitled 'Geochemical and
Sedimentological Characterisation of the Early Toarcian (Jurassic)
Ocean Anoxic Event in the Neuquén Basin, Argentina'. The fieldwork
will take her to a remote part of northern Patagonia, Argentina.
In April 2008 Aisha was provided with a grant of £1,000 towards
her research project fieldwork in Patagonia, an area characterised
by sandstones, mudstones, and limestones laced with marine fossils.
The funding has been provided through the Geological Society of
London, a partner organisation of the JWCT. The funds will
contribute to travel, accommodation, food and supplies costs. Aisha
hopes to publish peer-reviewed papers describing her work.