Meetings of the INQUA Scientific Commissions and Committees
INQUA will be holding its inaugural INQUA Early Career Researcher inter-congress meeting December 2nd – 6th, 2013, at Wollongong University, New South Wales, Australia.
The International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) is committed to developing the next generation of Quaternary Scientists. The INQUA Executive Committee has approved the inaugural INQUA Early Career Researcher inter-congress meeting to provide an avenue for MSc/PhD candidates, Post-Doctoral Researchers and research-active academics in the early stage of their careers (within 5 years of obtaining their PhD) to attend valuable workshops designed to assist ECRs with career development, to present their science and gain invaluable mentoring from more senior scientists.
More details can also be found on the ECR Meetings page on this site
21st-24th of October, Rome, Italy
The aim of this workshop is to explore, discuss, and debate what the paleo record can say about rates, sources, and processes of sea-level change across a range of magnitudes and timescales during past warm periods such as the Holocene, the last interglacial period, other interglacial periods such as marine isotope stage 11, and the Pliocene optimum. We encourage diverse contributions such as evidence from geologic records, geochronological controls, and models of climate, ice sheets and glacial isostatic effects.
Abstract submission is open to any interested scientist, but participation is limited and will be by invitation based on the abstracts. The workshop will include a half-day field trip to visit Roman fish tanks used to constrain sea-level change and ice-sheet mass-balance history during the late Holocene. An optional 1-day field trip will be offered if there is enough interest to visit additional sites in the region, cost TBD (more information to follow). Some travel support will be available for early career researchers.
There will be a limited number of oral presentations to allow time for discussion. This will include several invited speakers with additional oral presentations selected from the submitted abstracts. The remainder of the accepted submissions will be designated for poster presentations, where the bulk of the scientific discussion will occur.
Limited funding is available for early career and other scientists of stated need.
Two publications related to project 1202 will be released:
A Special Issue of Continental Shelf Research entitled “Geoscience and Habitat Mapping for Marine Renewable Energy”. J. V. Barrie (Project 1202 co-leader).
A Special Issue of Geomorphology entitled "Continental Shelf Drowned Landscapes". K. M. Cohen and F. J. Lobo (Project 1202 co-leader).
Project homepage https://www.marum.de/en/inqua_project_1202.html
9th - 15th September 2013The main goals of this meeting are to discuss the geology and faunal successions of the critical Transbaikalian sections and correlations (http://asqua2013.borea.ru). The main topics to be discussed at the symposium include:
The Conference will take place at the city Ulan-Ude and the village in 'Enkhaluk' (tourist inn) on the Baikal Lake shore.The scientific sessions will be followed by field excursions on the studied Key sections displaying the main genetic types of Quaternary continental deposits of the region with abundant mammalian fossils calibrated with palaeomagnetic information.
The field work mostly on the Transbaikalian Key sites Tologoi and Zasukhino are planned to start from June 03, 2013 to prepare them to demonstrate during the excursion of the conference (13.09-14.09.2013).
Co-sponsor of the project is Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences.
Geography Department, Leicester University, 10-12 September 2013
The meeting will be held in honour of Professor Ian Smalley for his outstanding contribution to loess research over more than fifty years. Ian “pioneered fundamental studies of loess origin, lithologic characteristics and depositional processes” (Dodonov and Zhou, 2008). It is a residential workshop lasting 2 days followed by a 1 day field trip to the UK's best examples of loess deposits in the SE of England. Download the INQUA Loess 2013 flyer for more details
If you wish to register please send an email to show interest: INQUA-LOESS2013@mail.cfs.le.ac.uk
Natal, Brazil, 4-8 August 2013
The main goals of the workshop are capacity building, strengthening synergies between ocean, terrestrial and modeling communities, and promoting scientific deliberation on millennial-scale climate variability during the last glacial in tropical and subtropical America.
For more information contact Dunia H. Urrego.
Nanyuki, Kenya, 23rd – 27th July 2013.
The Eastern African Quaternary Research Association (EAQUA) will hold its 4th Biennial conference in July 2013. The association’s conferences brings together Quaternary scholars from eastern Africa who do not ordinarily come together with international researchers working in the region to deliberate on themes related to various aspects of Quaternary research in the region. The earlier three conferences established that there were local and regional variations in climate over the last 2000years and suggested multidisciplinary approaches for better understanding, in addition to assessing the impacts of global and climate change, vulnerability and adaptations. The status of on and off shore Quaternary research over the last 100,000 years was also discussed, elaborating on the available marine and lacustrine records, techniques and methods for Quaternary research, palaeoclimate and vegetation reconstruction as well as recent trends in climate change. The 4th Biennial conference themed “Equatorial eastern Africa Quaternary, climate change and variability” will highlight the results of concluded and ongoing research conducted the entire Qauternary period to ensure periods of the Quaternary before 100,000 years ago in tropical eastern Africa that remain inexhaustively explored, collated and shared are discussed. Conference discussions will be thematic sessions including: