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QRA Postgraduate Symposium 2013

The QRA Postgraduate Symposium 2013

Below is the outline of the symposium structure.

Tuesday 27th August

1900 - 2100 Registration for early arrivals in the Crown Inn

Wednesday 28th August: Field trip and welcome drinks

0815 Registration at Shackleton Building
0830 Leave from Shackleton Building to Lepe Beach
1200 Lunch: Lyndhurst
1330 Cranesmoor Bog
1700 Arrive at Shackleton Building (drop off at Hartley Grove)
1730 Informal dinner (or free time)
2000 Welcome reception at the Bridge Bar

Thursday 29th August

0830 Registration and breakfast
0900 Welcome
0915 Keynote presentation: Prof. Melanie Leng
1000 Coffee

Morning session

Environmental reconstructions from lake sediments and ecological proxies
1030 Jack Lacey An isotopic and geochemical record of Late Glacial to Holocene environmental change from Lake Ohrid (Macedonia/Albania)
1045 Kim Davies Investigating modern calibrations foe methane in high latitude thermokarst lakes
1100 Peter York What lies beneath- an investigation of the invertebrates and microclimates of limestone pavement grikes
1115 Catherin Martin-Jones Towards a Holocene tephrostratigraphy of eastern Africa
1130 Adam Griggs A detailed investigation into Faroe Marine Ash Zones II-IV in the North Atlantic: sedimentology, geochemistry and synchronization potential
1145 Helen Mackay Towards a late Holocene cryptotephrostratigraphy of eastern North America
1200 Lunch


Palaeoenvironmental modelling
1300 James Lea Using geomorphology to constrain post-Little Ice Age maximum dynamics and modeling of a major Greenland tide water glacier; Kangiata Nunaata Sermia, SW Greenland
1315 Seb Gibson 3D modeling of glacier sediments and finding a Hoxnian peat
1330 Zoe Thomas Abrupt transitions in the East Asian summer monsoon over the penultimate glacial cycle: early warnings and missed alarms
1345 Refreshments
Palaeoenvironmental reconstructions and human impact
1400 Rebecca Barclay Formation and cultural use of wetland areas in Vatnsfjordur, Northwest Iceland
1415 Mark Grosvenor Human activity and landscape during the mid-Holocene in Northwest England
1430 Laura McHardie The palynology of Portmahomack: an investigation of vegetation change and land use at a Pictish monastery in Scotland during the first millennium AD
1445 Coffee
1500 Prof. Iain Stewart
1600 Poster session and refreshments
1700 Free time
1930 Conference dinner at The Oxford Brasserie

Friday 30th August

0830 Breakfast
Peatland palaeoecology
0900 Julia McCarroll Application of palaeoecological techniques to inform mire and moorland conservation in Yorkshire
0915 Lisa Orme European storminess during the Late Holocene
0930 Nicole Sanderson Recent carbon accumulation rates in ombrotrophic peatlands on the North Shore of the Gulf of the St Lawrence, Quebec, Canada
0945 Emma Rice Testing the late Holocene climate signal from ombrotrophic bogs in southernmost Chile: a multi-proxy, multi-profile and multi-site approach
1015 Coffee
1030 Kate Johnson Palaeoecological and genetic history of the monkey Puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana) in central Argentina and Chile
1045 Max Torbenson Hydrolclimatic changes during the 8.2 ka event revealed by Irish pines
1100 ADM
1230 Delegates depart


Paul Lincoln Geomorphic response to rapid climatic change during the Last Glacial-Interglacial transition: an overview form the Vale of Pickering, Northeast England
Johanna Illers The deglacial transition in the Candian Arctic Archipelago: the marine perspective
Louise Best Late Holocene sea-level change and saline intrusion, Humber Estuary, UK
Tom Holmes The effects of storminess on coastal ecosystem services and wellbeing
Christopher Darvill Erratic Boulder Trains: A case-study from Tierra del Fuego, southernmost South America
Lilo Henke ENSO and the tropical peatland carbon cycle
Nicole Sanderson Detecting lead-210 activity for dating recent peat: acid digestion and alpha and gamma spectrometry
Laura McHardie The palynology of Portmahomack: an investigation of vegetation change and land use at a Pictish monastery in Scotland during the first millennium AD
Elizabeth Watson Tephra records as archives of volcanic ash cloud events over Northern Europe
Kathryn Turner Re-evaluation of western Mediterranean palaeoenvironmental records using tephrochronology: a new beginning for old materials
James Blaikie
Brice Rea and James Lea Preliminary observations of the lateglacial sea level and glacial geomorphology of Austmannadal, Godthabsfjord Region, SW Greenland
Helen Mackay?

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