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20 years paleoclimate research in Mongolia and China from RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Dr. F. Lehmkuhl
Chair of Physical Geography and Geoecology
The high mountain environments in Central and High Asia, especially the Tibetan Plateau, provide water resources for more than 3 billion people. They are water towers and reservoirs with high precipitation as well as ice and snow. Therefore, the interest in understanding the water cycles and related earth surfaces processes of this vast region, affected by the climate change, increased over the past decades. The paleoenviromental development, driven by changes in temperature and moisture, is recorded in the extent of glaciers and lakes. Geomorphological and biological environments such as loess, paleosols, lacustrine and fluvial deposits as well as trees and peat bogs are archives for the climatic development of the region. This small conference aims to review important geo- and bioscientific research issues and stimulate ideas for future research and cooperation.
Please download the workshop program and the registration form below.
Dear participants of the Central European Conference in Giessen,
after three days of intense scientific discussions and two days dedicated to pre- and post-conference fieldtrips and social events we again would like to thank all of you for participating in our meeting in Giessen. As the success of a conference strongly depends upon its participants and their willingness to give insights into their specific field of research, we would like to express our gratitude for you contributing to our meeting by providing fascinating talks, interesting posters and inspiring discussions. With finally more than 250 participants from 19 countries, we had 46 oral and 158 poster presentations, 3 keynote lectures and 1evening lecture. This is impressive.
To present your research to a wider international community, we would like to invite all participants to submit scientific manuscripts for the planned Conference Proceedings. Since our conference was a joint meeting of the German Quaternary Association (DEUQUA) and the German Working Group for Geomorphology (AK Geomorphologie), there will be two special issues:
E & G – Quaternary Science Journal (E&G QSJ) —> https://www.eg-quaternary-science-journal.net
Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie (ZfG – Annals of Geomorphology) —> https://www.schweizerbart.de/journals/zfg
In order to be able to assess if there will be enough potential contributions for two special issues, we, in a first step, would like to ask you to give us a feedback whether you are interested in submitting a manuscript. If this is the case, please write a short e-mail to:
(a) Johanna Lomax (Johanna.Lomax@geogr.uni-giessen.de) for those who want to submit to QSJ
The Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics (LIAG) invites applications for research Scientists. The positions are part of the Junior Research Group “Middle Pleistocene Surface Processes” and are available as soon as possible. They are initially limited for three years and are part-time positions (75% of regular working hours).
LIAG is a member of the renowned Leibniz Association and enjoys an excellent reputation, both nationally and internationally.
Please submit your full application electronically (max. 10 MB), without a photo until 21.09.2018 referring to the job advertisement number and the respective keyword to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Dr. Christine Thiel at Christine.Thiel@leibniz-liag.de
Detailed information is available in German and English from the PDF-files provided below.
Originally published by the International Commission on Stratigraphy:
The International Chronostratigraphic Chart (v 2018/07), which contains significant updates to the Quaternary and Cambrian System, is now formally released.
The Executive Committee of the IUGS has now ratified the proposal submitted by ICS that subdivides the Holocene Series into the Greenlandian (11,700 yr b2k), Northgrippian (8326 yr b2k), and Meghalayan (4200 yr before 1950) stages, and that these stages correspond to the Lower, Middle and Upper Holocene subseries. A speleothem collected from the Mawmluh Cave, northern India, serves as the GSSP for the Meghalayan Stage and will be curated in the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.
In addition to the new stratigraphic chart provided for download below, Phil Gibbard kindly provided additional material, which can also be downloaded here:
We are happy to invite you to our annual German Young Geomorphologists' workshop from May 25-27, 2018 in Stadtoldendorf close to Hildesheim. This year we rented the Waldpädagogikzentrum Weserbergland (https://www.landesforsten.de/WPZ-Weserbergland-Haus-25-Eichen.25eichen.0.html) for our workshop. The perfect location for two days of intensive discussions and input.
As in the last three years, we decided again that the meeting will be completely in English and open for young geomorphologists from around the world. We believe the meeting will provide an ideal opportunity to present your current work, discuss problems and receive constructive feedback in a friendly and supporting environment.
- Your BSc/MSc and PhD research presented in oral, spotlight or poster form followed by extensive discussions
- Keynote lectures by Prof. Andreas Lang (Salzburg) and Dr. Peter Fischer (Mainz)
- Field trip to geomorphological highlights of the surrounding area guided by local young geomorphologists from Hildesheim
New this year! This year we will have a new presentation format: SPOTLIGHT presentations! While normal orals focus on presenting your results from more or less finished work (c. 15 min presentation + 5 min discussion), SPOTLIGHTS are a great opportunity to present specific issues you face during research, new ideas or specific questions in a very short talk, which will then be discussed in depth with the group (max. 5 min presentation + 15 min discussion).
Even though the program is quite dense, you’ll find time to get to know the other young researchers and share a beer with them! No worries!
Logistics: Workshop fee will be around 50 € including full board!!!
Registration: Please send the application form to email@example.com until Friday, April 6, 2018. We will send you an e-mail until April 17 to let you know if you can participate. You can find the information, flyer and application form here: http://www.inst.uni-giessen.de/akgeom/?page_id=838
Those of you who are not yet listed with our mailing list feel free to register (email to firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive updates on the meeting in May, information on additional activities of the Young Geomorphologists and interesting posts (job ads, summer schools, workshops, conferences etc.).
Save the date and feel free to share this information by email or advertise this workshop by hanging up the flyer!
Sorry for cross-posting! See you soon!
Cheers, the organization team
Johannes Buckel, Christian Halla, Jasmin Karaschewski, André Kirchner, Julia Meister, Simon Meyer-Heintze, Anna Schoch, Anne Schuchardt, Philipp Schulte, Anne Voigtländer
Im Rahmen des bereits angekündigten Kurses "Soils as archive for natural and cultural change" findet ein Workshop mit internationalen Gastvorträgen zum Thema "Paleosols and Climate Change" statt.
Programm und Anmeldeformular befinden finden Sie unter diesem Text. Teilnehmer der Summer School sind automatisch kostenfrei registriert.
In the course of the already announced summer school "Soils as archive for natural and cultural change" there will be a workshop "Paleosols and Climate Change". It will feature a range of international guests. The program and registration form can be found below. Participants of the whole summer school are automatically registered free of charge.