Holocene Environmental Catastrophes in South America: From the Lowlands to the Andes

11.03 - 17.03.2005  
Cordoba Province, Argentina
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We welcome presentations on catastrophic and rapid environmental changes anywhere in the world. We will focus on the multidisciplinary study of well-dated high resolution records of climatic and other environmental catastrophes in South America. Abstract submission has to deal with these major topics:

  • Holocene climate changes in South America.
  • High resolution and continuous records of climatic and environmental catastrophes
  • Holocene fire history records
  • Recent hydrological changes in South America
  • Monitoring rapid geologic changes in Semi-arid regions (i.e., dust storms, dune formations and reactivations, eolian deflations, hydrological changes)
  • Environmental and social consequences of earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, cosmogenic impacts, karst collapses, tsunamis, floods, droughts
  • Holocene climate and South American cultural collapse
  • Environmental impact on human health