Archived IFG

INQUA IFG 1608F Southern Hemisphere Assessment of Palaeo-Environments (SHAPE)

SHAPE is supporting international research collaborations aimed at investigating past environmental variability and change for Southern Hemisphere terrestrial, ocean and cryosphere regions using and integrating proxy data with model simulations.

Brian Chase

Institut Des Sciences De L'Evolution-Montpellier, UMR 5554, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique, Université De Montpellier, Bat.22, CC061, Place Eugène Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier

Brian.Chase - replace w/character -

Andrew Lorrey

National Institute Of Water And Atmospheric Research, Auckland, New Zealand

Steven Phipps

Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) UNSW Australia, Sydney NSW 2052 Australia, University Of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Maisa Rojas

Department Of Geophysics, Blanco Encalada 2002, Floor 4. Santiago, Chile, University Of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Four Projects are currently part of the SHAPE IFG:

INQUA IFG Virtual Seminar Series Advances in Stratigraphy and Geochronology Virtual Seminar Series

The Stratigraphy and Chronology Commission (SACCOM) of INQUA is organizing a series of virtual talks on a diverse range of geochronology and stratigraphy topics during the coming Spring. These will be held live on Thursdays at 9 am USA EST, 2 pm London, 3 pm Paris, and 10 pm Beijing time. Please see the Zoom link below and most of the talks will be recorded. Please see the full program below:


April 22

Konstantinos Panagiotopoulos (University of Cologne, Germany)

"Vegetation and climate dynamics in southeastern Europe since the Early Pleistocene: a chronostratigraphical approach"

 Flier for Talk 1:

April 29          

Sarah Finkelstein (University of Toronto, Canada)

“Biostratigraphy and chronology of sub-till organic-bearing deposits in the Hudson Bay Lowlands, Canada”

Flier for Talk 2:

May 6 

Pinkey Bisht (Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, India)    

“Chronology and climatic implications of Late Quaternary glaciations in Central Himalaya with special focus in the upper Kali Ganga valley, Uttarakhand”

 Flier for Talk 3:

May 13

Leah Morgan (U.S. Geological Survey, USA)       

“Tephrochronology by Ar/Ar: methods and applications in paleoanthropology”

Flier for Talk 4:

May 20           

Matthew Kirby (California State University Fullerton, USA)    

“Re-visiting Lake Mojave Using a Basin Analysis Approach: Trying to Resolve a Complex History of Lake Level Change”

 Flier for Talk 5:

May 27

Tom Higham (University of Oxford, England)    

“Improving chronology building of the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic of Eurasia”

Flier for Talk 6:

June 3 

Quentin Simon (CEREGE, France)          

“Atmospheric beryllium-10, a versatile cosmogenic nuclide for relative and radiometric dating”

 Flier for Talk 7:

June 10           

Bob Booth (Lehigh University, USA)        

“Wetland and forest responses to Holocene moisture variability: insights from the peatland paleoenvironmental archive”

 Flier for Talk 8:

June 17           

Kenneth Mertens (IFREMER, Concarneau, France)     

Never mind the dinosaurs, here's the dinoflagellates

 Flier for Talk 9:  

(Overseen by Lewis Owen on behalf of SACCOM)