Paleoscience symposium: Paleoclimates and paleoenvironments

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contact person:
Asfawossen Asrat, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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PAGES' annual Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) and Executive Committee (EXCOM) meeting will be held from 25-31 March 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

As part of this week-long meeting, the "Paleoscience Symposium: paleoclimates and paleoenvironments" will be held on Thursday 28 March.


College of Natural Sciences
Addis Ababa University
4 Killo campus


Several SSC members, including some of the most prominent paleoscientists in the world, and Ethiopian researchers will share their research results and outlook, network, and explore possible avenues of collaboration.


This symposium is co-organized by the Africa Center of Excellence for Water Management (ACEWM).


9.00-9.05 Welcome and Introduction to the Program - Asfawossen Asrat
9.05-9.25 Introducing the Africa Centre of Excellence for Water Management (ACEWM), Addis Ababa University - Feleke Zewge
9.30-9.50 Future Earth: research and innovation for global sustainability - Hannah Moersberger
9.50-10.20 You are PAGES! - Marie-France Loutre
10.20-10.50 The PAGES Early-Career Network - Stella Alexandroff
10.50-11.20 Coffee Break
11.20-11.55 PAGES 2k - Overview of recent products and progress - Mike Evans
11.55-12.40 How reliable are future climate predictions: Lessons from the Past - Paul Valdes
12.40-13.10 Past perspectives on tipping elements in the Atlantic Ocean and South America - Cristiano Chiessi
13.10-13.40 Using paleoecology to explore ecosystem resilience at biome boundaries in southern Africa - Lindsey Gillson
13.40-14.45 Lunch Break
14.45-15.15 Speleothem paleoclimate research in Ethiopia: some insights - Asfawossen Asrat
15.15-16.00 Multiproxy analyses for reconstructing changes in Holocene vegetation in northern highlands of Ethiopia: Implications for rise and fall of ancient civilizations in Sub-Saharan Africa during the last three millennia - Zewdu Eshetu
16.00-16.30 Impacts of climate change on the future of coffee farming in Ethiopia - Sebsebe Demissew
16.30-17.10 Coffee Break and extended discussion

Further information

Contact symposium organizer Asfawossen Asrat: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Post-meeting material

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Symposium attendees for the afternoon session.