Communinty. Exchange. Research

The German Quaternary Association (Deutsche Quartärvereinigung, DEUQUA e.V.) is the official union of German speaking Quaternary scientists. The aim of the Association is to support Quaternary science, to present it to the public, to intensify contacts to the applied sciences, and to provide advice to public and political authorities on issues related to Quaternary science. Furthermore, the Association supports networking among Quaternary scientists and related organizations worldwide.

E&G Quaternary Science Journal

DEUQUA publishes the peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary open-access journal E&G Quaternary Science Journal twice per year.


EGQSJ publishes peer-reviewed articles and express reports, as well as thesis abstracts related to Quaternary geology, paleo-environments, paleo-ecology, soil science, paleo-climatology, geomorphology, geochronology, archaeology, and geoarchaeology focussing on, but not limited to, research from central Europe.



Central European Conference in Gießen

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

 

and

 

Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie (ZfG – Annals of Geomorphology) —> https://www.schweizerbart.de/journals/zfg

 

Here are some basic information if you are intending to submit a paper:
(1)   Only original scientific papers will be accepted – so, please no reworking of already published contents!
(2)   All papers will have to pass a peer review in order to guarantee high quality standards.
(3)   Papers should not exceed a maximum of 12 pages (final version).
(4)   Submission deadline: 31.12.2018
 

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

(b) Thomas Kolb (thomas.r.kolb@geogr.uni-giessen.de) for those who want to submit to ZfG

Job advertisements LIAG

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).

  • Job Advertisement No G 06/18, Keyword: „IR-RF“
    The tasks described serve the purpose of qualification and are scientific work with the aim of graduation (PhD). They include in particular: To conduct and further develop IR-RF dating on Quaternary sediments. Application of IR-RF dating to different sedimentary environments. To write scientific publications. Presentation of scientific results at conferences and workshops
  • Job Advertisement No G 05/18, Keyword: „VSL“
    The tasks described serve the purpose of qualification and are scientific work with the aim of graduation (PhD). They include in particular: To conduct and further develop violet stimulated luminescence (VSL) dating on Quaternary sediments. Application of VSL to different sedimentary environments. To write scientific publications. Presentation of scientific results at conferences and workshops.

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 career@leibniz-liag.de. 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.

 

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New subdivision of the Holocene by the ICS

Originally published by the International Commission on Stratigraphy:

 

ICS chart containing the Quaternary and Cambrian GSSPs and new stages (v 2018/07) is now released!

 

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:

 

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PhD position at the University of Innsbruck


PhD position at the University of Innsbruck, Quaternary Research Group: Dating of rock slope failures and rock scarps using novel and classical optical dating techniques.

The University of Innsbruck (Uibk) is a striving research and teaching institution in the heart of the Eastern European Alps with a strong research focus on alpine environments and processes. As part of the Uibk´s doctoral program Natural  Hazards in Mountain Regions, we seek a PhD candidate to investigate rock fall and gravitational slope deformation processes in alpine contexts using optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating techniques.

Duration: 3 years
Start: Summer 2018
Review of the applications will start April 7st and close May 19th 2018.

For details, please see the PDF below.

 

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