EUCOP 2018 session “Past environments in permafrost regions”
We would like to draw your attention to the session
“Past environments in permafrost regions” at the upcoming 5th European Conference on Permafrost
2018, at Chamonix-Mont Blanc (France), 22rd
June – 1st July 2018.
The deadline for abstract submission is approaching fast: 15th November
Chairs: Marc Oliva (University of Barcelona), Michael Fritz (Alfred Wegener
Institute for Polar and Marine Research), Stefanie Cable (University of
Key-note speaker: Mikhail Kanevski (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
Past climate and
environmental records can provide analogues to recent and future perturbations
in permafrost environments to identify ice/land/ocean/atmosphere feedbacks
influencing regional and global climate conditions.
host a wide range of terrestrial and aquatic records, providing data on past
environmental and climatic changes of short (seasonal) to very long
(geological) time scales. The study of palaoenvironmental archives may provide insights
on the linkages and responses of terrestrial ecosystems to climate variability.
Additionally, understanding the history of a permafrost region can provide valuable
information on permafrost properties, such as the spatial distribution of
ground ice and carbon, e.g. needed for permafrost modelling. We welcome
abstracts from terrestrial environmental archives, such as lake sediments,
periglacial deposits, tree rings, ground ice, fluvial/alluvial and coastal
The main purpose of this
session is to report on the state of the art and on the latest developments on
understanding past environments in permafrost regions, as well as to identify
gaps and areas for future research.