PAGES e-news, vol. 2016, no. 2


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PAGES e-news, vol. 2016, no. 2



► 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



► 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:

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.

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". 

► 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.

► Upcoming deadlines to attend PAGES working group meetings

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.

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.
New application deadline: 15 March 2016 (extended from 1 March).
For further information go to:
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.
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.
Deadlines still to be advised.

► PAGES in the media

Euro-Med2k: 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

 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.

 WCRP update

CLIVAR Open Science Conference
“Charting the course for climate and ocean research”
18-25 September 2016
Qingdao, China
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

IHOPE: The Society for American Archaeology’s newly formed Climate Change Strategies and Archaeological Resources Committee (CCSAR) is building a global network among groups concerned with climate impacts on heritage and the archaeological record. Read the IHOPE article and access the report here:

IPICS & ICYS: The Second Open Science Conference is in Hobart, Australia, from 7-11 March 2016. The Ice Core Young Scientists' (ICYS) one-day workshop is on 6 March. Read more here:



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