IAL-IPA joint meeting "Lakes as Memories of the Landscape"

01.03 - 31.03.2022  
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Contact person:
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The PAGES-supported International Association of Limnogeology (IAL) and International Paleolimnology Association (IPA) joint meeting "Lakes as Memories of the Landscape" will be held in March 2022 in San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina.

The final dates will be advised as soon as possible. The dates above are just placeholders.

This meeting was due to take place 21-25 March 2021.

*Update from the LOC, 14 May 2020*

Due to the too many uncertainties concerning the development of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially with regard to international travel, we very much regret to announce that the IAL-IPA 2021 joint meeting "Lagos, Memorias del Territorio" has been postponed until March 2022.

Further details will be posted to our webpage and on social media. Please stay tuned from the beginning of 2021!


Below is information about the 2021 event. Updates will be made soon


BEC Bariloche Events and Congresses
España 415
San Carlos de Bariloche
Río Negro, Patagonia


The goal of the IAL-IPA 2021 joint meeting is to celebrate research on lakes from multiple perspectives with a focus on the sediment record as both an Earth System Archive and a social and cultural memory of the territory. This conference aims to bridge the gap across a broad range of disciplines that work within the overarching theme of Earth System and Climate-Environment-Cultural changes.

The conference includes four days of oral and poster presentations, social events, conference courses, fieldtrips and beautiful landscapes.

The registration fee includes ice-breaker, mid- conference activities, coffee breaks, lunchs and conference dinner.

Important dates

Access all important dates here:

January 2020: Pre-registration and call for sessions opens
15 May 2020: Call for sessions closes
1 June to 30 October 2020: Early registration
30 October 2020: Deadline for abstract submissions
1 November 2020: Late registration opens
15 February 2021: Online registration closes and final program released
19-21 March 2021: Pre-conference courses
21-25 March 2021: Conference
25-28 March 2021: Post-conference fieldtrips

Financial support

PAGES has also provided some financial support for the attendance of early-career researchers and scientists from less-favored countries. Find out more about financial support opportunities here:

Main conference themes

- Shallow lakes and wetlands
- Tectonic and volcanic large lakes
- Quaternary Lakes: Paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental reconstructions
- Artificial lakes
- Present-day lacustrine systems
- Biogeochemical cycles
- Lakes and the Anthropocene
- Restoration and management of lacustrine ecosystems
- Bridging Paleolimnology, Archeology and Anthropology
- Paleoecology
- Paleohydrology
- Lakes in the geologic record
- Chronology of lake deposits
- Novel analytical techniques in lacustrine sediments
- Big Data, AI and the Lake Record
- Natural resources and ecosystem services from lakes

Call for sessions

IAL-IPA 2021 will host sessions proposed by the participants. Contributions are welcome on any aspect of lakes through time and space, starting in the Pre-Phanerozic and moving into the Quaternary and the Anthropocene.

We invite anyone interested in proposing a session to submit: A session title, Name(s), addresses and affiliations and chairperson(s), a 500 word abstract summarizing the objectives and potential impact of the proposed session.

Each session must have a minimum of five participants. The duration of each presentation will be 20 (15 + 5) minutes.

Sessions may have a keynote speaker whose presentation can extend up to 30 minutes. Session chairs can also determine a maximum duration if so desired.

Papers within each session will result from the general call for papers. The list of the accepted sessions will be published on the congress website and announced within the second circular. Please let us know using the Call for Sessions Form available from the conference web site.

Call for sessions closes on 15 May 2020.

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This is not the official registration.

The pre-registration form is here:

Courses and fieldtrips

Information will be available here:

Further information

Access the first circular here:

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