Donald E. Canfield was be awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the president of the University of Poitiers Thursday, February 26 to 16 hours in PBS on the campus of Poitiers. Donald E. Canfield give a lecture on the history of oxygen, the title of the conference was « Breathing easy at night : the history of atmospheric oxygen ».
Donald E. Canfield is Academician of the Academy of American and Swedish Sciences. He is co-author with Prof. A. El Albani and A. Meunier article that made the cover of Nature in 2010. More recently in 2013 and 2014, it is also the co-author of articles published in PNAS Plos One and on the history of oxygen and biodiversity in Gabon there are 2.1 billion years.
Donald E. Canfield was born in 1957 in the United States. He did his PhD at Yale University (USA). He is now Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. He is the author of over 170 publications. It is one of the most cited in the world in all disciplines authors.
Both Biogeochemist geobiologist and is a specialist in the chemistry of the primitive ocean. In 2014, he wrote a book called Oxygen for 4 billion years. You can find the summary of the book and read the first chapter here.
- Photos Honoris Causa Donald Canfield
- Photos of gaboon fossile 2.1 G.Years old - Photos A. El Albani - Photothèque du CNRS.
- El Albani A, Bengtson S., Canfield D.E, Riboulleau A, Rollion-Bard C, et al. (2014) The 2.1 Ga Old Francevillian Biota : Biogenicity, Taphonomy and Biodiversity. PLOS ONE 9(6) 1-18 : doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0099438.
- Canfield D. E., Ngombi Pemba, L., Hammarlund, E., Bengtson S., Chaussidon M., François Gauthier-Lafaye F., Meunier A., Riboulleau A., Rollion Bard C., Rouxel O., Asael D., Pierson-Wickmann A-C & El Albani A.* (2013). Oxygen dynamics in the aftermath of the Great Oxidation of the Earth’s atmosphere. Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 110, 16736-16741.
- El Albani A., Bengtson S., Canfield D.E., Bekker A., Macchiarelli R., Mazurier A., Hammarlund E., Boulvais P., Dupuis J.-J., Fontaine C., Fürsich F.T., Gauthier-Lafaye F., Janvier P., Javaux E., Ossa Ossa F., Pierson-Wickmann A.-C., Riboulleau A., Sardini P., Vachard D., Whitehouse M. & Meunier A. (2010) Large colonial organisms with coordinated growth in oxygenated environments 2.1 billion years ago. Nature 466, 100-104
- Article of the NHM - Experiment life - the Gabonionta -NHM_WIEN
- Article Scientific American January 2015
- Article National Geographic 2010