We now invite abstract submissions to the 2017 conference on Climatic and Biotic Events of the Paleogene.
The conference will highlight new perspectives and results on Paleogene Earth system research through poster presentations and plenary oral sessions. The format will feature ample formal and informal time for poster viewing and discussions, and we anticipate that up to 2/3 of all presentations will be given in poster format. Oral sessions will be organized around a series of themes that the scientific committee has selected to promote presentation and discussion of work at the cutting edge of Paleogene Earth science research (complete list below).
One focus of the 2017 conference will be on the contribution of Paleogene research to understanding modern and future global change, and each day of the meeting will feature a themed session focusing on the concept of Planetary Boundaries. This concept has emerged from work on modern sustainability research and emphasizes the idea that quantifiable boundaries in the rates or conditions of Earth system processes exist within which we can expect humanity to operate safely. Beyond these boundaries Earth system processes may become inherently unstable or unpredictable. Research on Paleogene and other deep-time Earth systems has great potential to contribute to our understanding of Planetary Boundaries, and we strongly welcome contributions that explore traditional (or non-traditional) concepts in Paleogene research within the concept of the Planetary Boundaries themes.
Abstracts and extended abstracts should be submitted via the conference website no later than April 30, 2017. Notification of acceptance and a call for registration will follow shortly after that date.
Plenary oral session themes:
Planetary Boundaries: Biogeochemical Flows
Planetary Boundaries: Biological Diversity & Biotic Change
Planetary Boundaries: Earth Surface Change
Planetary Boundaries: Ocean Acidification
Advances in Paleo-Proxies: Mechanisms, Interpretation, and Uncertainty
Biogeochemical Consequences of Ecological Changes During Climate Events & Transitions
Cenozoic pCO2 & Climate: Reconciling Proxies & Models
Environmental Variability & Sensitivity in the Pre-Neogene World
Tempo & Interaction of Paleogene Earth System Change Across Timescales
Unravelling Tectonic and Climatic Controls on Sedimentary & Geochemical Records
Text abstracts are limited to 300 words total length, including references (if any), and should fully but briefly describe the context for the work or idea to be presented, results or anticipated results, and their interpretation/significance.
Contributors are also invited to submit an extended abstract (EA) describing their work. These should be prepared using the EA template and should be no more than 2 pages in length. EAs should be fully referenced and may include figures (embedded within the word document as 300-dpi RGB jpeg image) if desired. EAs will be reviewed independently by the meeting's scientific committee and a citable digital volume containing all accepted EAs will be published through the Open Journal System shortly after the meeting.