John Carranza, Past President

John Carranza 

John has been a Member of the Association of Applied Geochemists (AAG) since 1991 (when it was formerly Association of Exploration Geochemists), became a Fellow since 2019, and has served twice before as Councillor (2009–2010, 2011–2012). He started his career as exploration geologist/geochemist (1983–2001) in the Bureau of Mines & Geosciences of the Philippines. He was researcher (2001-2003) then Associate Professor (2003-2012) at the Department of Earth Systems Analysis of the International Institute of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (The Netherlands). He was Associate Professor (2013–2016) and currently Adjunct Associate Professor (2017present) in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences of James Cook University (Australia). He was Visiting Professor (2015-2017) at the Institute of Geosciences of the State University of Campinas (Brazil). He is now Professor of Geological Sciences (2017-present) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa). His fields of expertise are geochemistry (for mineral exploration, ore genesis and geo-environmental studies), spatial mathematics/statistics (for predictive modelling of mineral resources and geological hazards) and remote sensing for geological/mineral exploration. He has written a book "Geochemical Anomaly and Mineral Prospectivity Mapping in GIS". He is Editor-in-Chief of Natural Resources Research journal, Senior Associate Editor of AAG’s Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis, and Associate Editor of Ore Geology Reviews and Journal of Geochemical Exploration.