gca cover2017, Special Issue of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Highly Siderophile Element Constraints on Earth and Planetary Processes  Completed.

Guest Managing Editor: Amy J.V. Riches
Supervising AE: Mark Rehkamper
Guest Editorial Team: Anat Shahar, Laurie Reisberg, Marc Alban-Millet, Brian Kendall, Al Brandon, Chris Dale, James Brenan, Harry Becker, Ian Campbell, Nicolas Dauphas, Raul Fonseca, Chi Ma, Fred Moynier, Iain McDonald, and Holly Stein.






Print2019, Habitable Worlds and Sustainable Life on Earth and Beyond
Academic reference book under contract with Springer. Print anticipated in 2022.

Editor: Amy J.V. Riches
Contributing Authors: Queenie Chan, Yoko Kebukawa, Maitryee Bose, Hideko Nomura, Zita Martins, Joaquin Ruiz, Ian Crawford, Nicolle Zellner, Dave Waltham, Michelle L.D. Hanlon, Samantha Rolfe, Yo-Anne Velez, Ariel Anbar, Holly Stein, Sean Gulick, and Amy Riches.

pop sci2020, Illustrated Children’s Book – Ali: Lost on Earth!   Underway

Author: Amy J. V. Riches
Illustrators: Alexandra Lefort and Julius Csotonyi







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Beginning late-2022, Special Issue of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
Working title: Tracing Planetary Formation and Evolution, and the Dynamics of the Early Solar System.
Agreed in principle.

Editors: Amy J. V. Riches and a selected team of Guest Editors and existing GCA Associate Editors. Hence, there are opportunities for selected members of the community associated with this project.

This Special Issue is intended to accommodate anticipated new research findings arising from the specialist meeting “Forming and Exploring Habitable Worlds“.




gca coverCommencing mid-2022, Special Issue of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Agreed in principle.

Editors:  Team be confirmed. I may contribute and play a minor role in this team.

A further Special Issue of Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta shall provide a forum for the publication of original research resulting from the 5th International Workshop on Highly Siderophile Element Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry hosted in the beautiful setting of Leoben, Austria. This international scientific meeting is Chaired by Thomas Meisel; I am serving on the organising committee with Johanna Irrgeher.



Submitted contributions of articles for consideration for inclusion in each of the above noted Special Issues are required to report new high-quality research of broad significance. These works must reach the high standards of rigour and scientific import required for acceptance to this journal.

bookstarting 2022, [The Early Solar System and] the Building of Planets

Editors: Amy J.V. Riches and two others.
This book project will accommodate high-level reviews, shall begin around the time of the specialist meeting “Forming and Exploring Habitable Worlds“, and will be a topic of discussion during that event. To deliver this challenging and exciting project, I have gained a provisional agreement with the specialist Space Science Series of Arizona University Press. This book is anticipated to be ready for or in print in mid-2025.

Further to those activities listed above additional academic and popular science / communication book projects are under development.

It is always important to give back. Should the published books prove successful my intention is that any revenues will seed a charitable trust with the specific purpose of supporting outreach to-, and research and higher education opportunities for-, promising young people of low-income and non-traditional backgrounds who have interests in planetary science. This nucleus may grow if philanthropic donors are then engaged to further help in proactively addressing inequalities.