Professor Dominique Weis featured on The Blue Hour
“How do geochemists study the chemical composition of earth? How do geochemists better our understanding of the earth's interior, natural resources, climate change, human impacts on the environments, and hazards like earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes?”
Dr. Dominique Weis is a professor in the UBC Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia and Canada Research Chair in the Geochemistry of the Earth's Mantle. She was interviewed in The Blue Hour radio show of UBC CiTR, a dialogue about life, literature, science, philosophy, and everything in between. Check out the podcast here:
Dr. Weis is a renowned leader in the application of trace elements and radiogenic isotopes analysis. Her research focuses on the distribution of elements and isotopes in Earth systems with an emphasis on the use of abundances and isotopic ratios in defining the source and evolution of igneous rocks, the interaction between different reservoirs (mantle, crust and atmosphere) and the role of tectonic settings. Her analytical insight has enabled new discoveries into Earth systems such as mantle plumes and hotspot volcanoes. Through the analysis of a wide range of materials such as honey, salmon, or belongings, her expertise allows the opening of new lines of research into health, local pollution/food security, and archeology/Indigenous-led studies.