INQUA 2019: Arctic landscape evolution and long-term coastal change

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INQUA 2019: Arctic landscape evolution and long-term coastal change

Michael Fritz
Dear colleagues and friends,

We would like to invite you to submit your abstract to the forthcoming session at INQUA 2019 (Dublin, Ireland 25-31 July 2019).
Deadline for abstract submission: 9th January 2019.
The link to the abstract submission site can be found here:

Session title:
Arctic landscape evolution and long-term coastal change

Session description: This session invites contributions dealing with long-term changes in coastal environments in the Arctic and the relevant processes that govern late Quaternary and Holocene landscape evolution. Coasts in the polar regions are at present rapidly changing under the influence of a pronounced climate warming trend. This induces erosion due to the retreat of sea ice, the increase of wave forcing along coasts and a general susceptibility of thawing permafrost shorelines. Long-term rates of carbon and nutrient release, patterns of dynamic coastal geomorphological change, studies of sedimentary archives of past environments such as beach ridges or coastal lakes, and investigations into past sea-level change are topics that help to understand the functioning and response of modern Arctic coasts to climate change. The coastal environment is here considered in a wide definition of landscapes located at the land-sea transition, including terrestrial and shelf sea environments that have e.g. an archival function or influence on coastal processes. Thematically, this session is placed between Quaternary geology and Holocene (coastal) geomorphology and aims at contributions looking into sedimentary archives, climate forcing, coastal erosion, or the release of organic matter and sediment over decadal to millennial time scales. Contributions by early-career researchers are highly encouraged as well as interdisciplinary studies looking into the biological responses to coastal change and biogeochemical cycling.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Michael Fritz, Lasse Sander, Aart Kroon
Dr. Michael Fritz (Section Periglacial Research)

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