PAGES e-news, vol. 2016, no. 1

PAGES IPO

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PAGES e-news, vol. 2016, no. 1

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CONTENTS

► PAGES Romanian Symposium
PAGES Magazine updates
► Three new working groups
► Save the date! OSM & YSM 2017
Upcoming deadlines to attend PAGES working group meetings
► Recent PAGES products
SSC & EXCOM updates
Future Earth update
WCRP update
Endorsed and affiliated groups update

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► PAGES Romanian Symposium

Abstract submissions and applications for financial support are now open for PAGES' "Central and Eastern Europe Paleoscience Symposium: From Local to Global" to be held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, from 23-26 May 2016.

Abstract and financial support deadline: 1 March.
Symposium registration deadline: 1 April.

Monday 23-Tuesday 24 May: Paleoscience Symposium.
Monday 23 May: Conference dinner - optional.
Wednesday 25-Thursday 26 May: Overnight field trip to the Apuseni Mountains - optional.

For more information go to our calendar: http://www.pages-igbp.org/calendar/all-events/127-pages/1524-pages-romanian-symposium

 PAGES Magazine updates

The latest issue of Past Global Changes Magazine: Volcanoes and Climate is now available to read and download. This issue highlights how volcanic eruptions represent some of the most climatically important and societally disruptive short-term events in human history. It focuses on the history, processes, and consequences of large eruptions and how they affect the climate system. http://www.pages-igbp.org/products/pages-magazine/6911-23-2-volcanoes-and-climate

The next issue will be on "Tipping Points" (contributions now closed), followed by "Climate change and cultural evolution". Contact Claudio Latorre before March 20 if would like to submit an article to "Climate Change and cultural evolution".
http://www.pages-igbp.org/people/people-database/index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userprofile&user=1500&lang=en 

► Three new working groups

PAGES will officially launch three new working groups in early February.

Climate Variability Across Scales: from centuries to millennia (CVAS) aims to develop statistical and modeling tools for analyzing and comparing time series and spatial distributions focusing on centennial and millennial time scales; prepare paleoclimate compilations (in both space and time), consistent with respect to their centennial and millennial scale variability, and to properly account for the role of variability in proxy recording on top of climate variability; better understand, quantify and assess climate variability in time and space, while taking into account intrinsic (often scale dependent) uncertainties; and develop open-source and easy to use software for above data analysis. 

Forest Dynamics aims to compile a spatial geodatabase of reconstructed disturbances from the sedimentary and dendroecology disciplines; synthesize forest disturbance dynamics through integrate sedimentary palaeoecological and dendroecological disturbance histories; and assess the shifting drives of vegetation dynamics during the Holocene.

Global PaleoFire Working Group 2 (GPWG2) will continue the work from the original Global Paleofire Working Group. They have four main objectives - integrate paleofire data with models to establish robust estimates of baseline trends and variability in fire regimes and carbon emissions on orbital to decadal time scales and at regional to global spatial scales; develop paleofire research projects that support fire managers, fire-risk assessment and sustainable fire management; use coupled data-model projects to address challenges in conservation, restoration, and biodiversity maintenance under changing climate conditions; and build capacity for advancing paleofire science in developing countries and among early-career researchers.

► Save the date! OSM & YSM 2017

PAGES is pleased to confirm the 2017 dates for the 5th Open Science Meeting (OSM) and 3rd Young Scientists Meeting (YSM) in Spain.

7-9 May 2017: YSM, in Morillo de Tou, north of Zaragoza.
9-13 May 2017: OSM, in Zaragoza.
14-16 May 2017: Various regional excursions - optional.

http://www.pages-igbp.org/news/all-news-items/9-latest-news/1359-save-the-date-pages-osm-ysm-2017

► Upcoming deadlines to attend PAGES working group meetings

LandCover6k: Human land use and subsistence history over the Holocene
European Association for Archaeologists (EAA) conference session (Vilnius, Lithuania, 31 August - 4 September 2016)
Abstract deadline: 15 February 2016
http://eaavilnius2016.lt/the-call-for-papers-and-posters/
http://eaavilnius2016.lt/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/111.pdf
http://www.pages-igbp.org/calendar/all-events/127-pages/1563-22nd-annual-meeting-of-the-european-association-for-archaeologists

Global Paleofire Working Group 2: Fire history baselines by biome
Coordinators: Anne-Laure Daniau and Tim Brücher
Near Bordeaux, France, 25-29 September 2016
To apply: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, position, affiliation and a short paragraph (15 lines) explaining why you would like to attend the workshop, what you hope to contribute to the efforts, and what you are most interested in studying. Please note whether you will need funding support to attend the workshop.
Application deadline: 15 February 2016.

European Pollen Database meeting and training
1-3 June 2016, Aix-en-Provence, France
Apply by: 28 February 2016
Contact person: Thomas Giesecke This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.pages-igbp.org/calendar/all-events/127-pages/1538-euro-pollen-datab

Floods Working Group: Cross community workshop on past flood variability
The Floods Working Group will hold its first workshop in Grenoble (France) on June 27-30, 2016. Information on how to apply is available through the website.
Application deadline: 1 March 2016.
For further information go to: http://www.pages-igbp.org/calendar/all-events/127-pages/1553-cross-community-workshop-on-past-flood-variability
Contacts: Bruno Wilhelm This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Stefanie Wirth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2k Network & PMIP: Comparing data and model estimates of hydroclimate variability and change over the Common Era
1-3 June 2016, Palisades, NY, USA
Contact person: Jason Smerdon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.pages-igbp.org/calendar/all-events/127-pages/1535-data-model-compare-hydroclimate
Deadlines still to be advised.

Regional Integration Theme: Dynamics of socio-ecosystems on a changing Earth: sustainability or collapse?
20 May-1 June 2016, Chambéry, France
Contact person: Fabien Arnaud This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.pages-igbp.org/calendar/all-events/127-pages/1528-dynamics-of-socio-ecosystems
Deadlines still to be advised.

Modeling isotope ratios in proxy climate records
2-5 May 2016, Friday Harbour, USA
Contact person: David Noone This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.pages-igbp.org/calendar/all-events/127-pages/1537-modeling-isotope-ratios
Deadlines still to be advised.

► Recent PAGES products

Varves Working Group: Jenny JP, Francus P, Normandeau A, Lapointe F, Perga ME, Ojala AEK, Schimmelmann A & Zolitschka B. (2015) Global spread of hypoxia in freshwater ecosystems during the last three centuries is caused by rising local human pressure. Glob Change Biol. doi:10.1111/gcb.13193 http://www.pages-igbp.org/products/journal-articles/6944-global-spread-of-hypoxia-in-freshwater-ecosystems-during-the-last-three-centuries-is-caused-by-rising-local-human-pressure

Global Paleofire Working Group: Vannière B, Blarquez O, Rius D, Doyen E, Brücher T, Colombaroli D, Connor S, Feurdean A, Hickler T, Kaltenrieder P, Lemmen C, Leys B, Massa C & Olofsson J (2016). 7000-year human legacy of elevation-dependent European fire regimes. Quaternary Science Reviews, vol 132. DOI:10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.11.012 http://www.pages-igbp.org/products/journal-articles/6945-7000-year-human-legacy-of-elevation-dependent-european-fire-regimes

► SSC & EXCOM updates

PAGES welcomed five new SSC members in January 2016. Asfawossen Asrat (Ethiopia), Christiano Chiessi (Brazil), Michael Evans (USA), Lindsey Gillson (South Africa) and Katrin Meissner (Australia) join the 12 continuing members. See the full list here: http://www.pages-igbp.org/about/structure/scientific-steering-committee/ssc-membership-history

With co-chair Alan Mix’s second term coming to an end in December 2015, we welcome Sherilyn Fritz as the new co-chair with Hubertus Fischer. Sheri was interviewed about her role and plans for the future here: http://www.pages-igbp.org/news/all-news-items/9-latest-news/1367-co-chair-talks-future

 Future Earth update

What happens when past climate modeling experiments do not match with the climate data in tree rings, marine sediments or ice cores? Allegra LeGrande, co-editor of the most recent PAGES Magazine 'Volcanoes and Climate', discusses paleo experiment anomalies and volcanic events in this great blog post from Future Earth. http://futureearth.org/blog/2016-jan-21/volcanic-eruptions-reconciling-past-mismatches

 WCRP update

CLIVAR Open Science Conference
“Charting the course for climate and ocean research”
18-25 September 2016
Qingdao, China
http://www.clivar2016.org/
Abstract submission deadline: 15 March.
Poster cluster deadline 31 July to Anna Pirani of the ICPO (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 Endorsed and affiliated groups update

IODP Scientific Ocean Drilling Proposals in 2016: IODP has issued a Call for Proposals emphasizing near-future scientific drilling operations by the JOIDES Resolution in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico in 2019 and 2020. New proposals for these and other regions are encouraged and should be submitted to this year’s deadlines of April 1 or October 1. More at www.iodp.org/submitting-proposals
or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Varves Working Group: Varves Working Group will transition from a current to an endorsed group in the coming weeks. All information will still be available on the website.

Climate History Network: Climate History Network now has a home institution, Georgetown University, for hosting workshops and a major conference dedicated to the connections between climate change and conflict. They also have a new domain name www.ClimateHistory.net with a redesigned look and new resources.
The newest issue of the quarterly climate history newsletter is online at www.ClimateHistory.net
The third episode of the Climate History Podcast is also live: http://www.historicalclimatology.com/interviews/a-conversation-about-archaeology-in-the-arctic

 

 
 
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