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Dates:
21.05 - 24.05.2017  
Venue:
Austin, Texas, USA
Website:
http://sites.uci.edu/kr8conference/

The 8th International Climate Change: The Karst Record VIII Conference (KR8) will be held 21-24 May 2017 in Austin, Texas, USA.

Description

The KR8 meeting will bring together scientists from around the globe to share the latest progress in the rapidly developing field of cave-based paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental research. The conference will kick off with an icebreaker on 21 May and consist of three full days of scientific programing (22-24 May) with oral and poster presentations, organized around six themes, optional pre-, mid-, and post-conference workshops and fieldtrips, and a Texas style conference dinner.  

Field trips

Pre- and post-conference field trips will visit the karst regions of central and west Texas and southern New Mexico. Read more: http://sites.uci.edu/kr8conference/field-trips/

Other events

There will be a pre-conference workshop on "Best Practices in Speleothem Science" on 21 May. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. More details about this are forthcoming.

After the conference, some may be interested in attending the second North American Laser Ablation Workshop (NALAW'17) at the University of Texas at Austin from 25-27 May 2017.

Venue

Both KR8 and NALAW'17 meetings will be held at University of Texas, Austin campus.

Abstract submission

Complete this form by 27 January 2017: http://sites.uci.edu/kr8conference/submit-an-abstract/

Registration

KR8 registration is now open. The early registration deadline is 10 February, but you are encouraged to register soon at the following website: http://sites.uci.edu/kr8conference/registration/

Financial support

Limited travel support is available for early-career scientists, students, and researchers from developing nations thanks to workshop funding from PAGES. If you would like to be considered for these funds, please e-mail a copy of your abstract, CV and a brief statement of financial need to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15 January 2017 (please put "KR8 PAGES funding" in the subject line).

Important dates

Abstract deadline: 27 January 2017
PAGES funding deadline: 15 January 2017
Early-bird registration deadline: 10 February 2017
Regular registration deadline: 10 March 2017
Field trip registration deadline: 10 March 2017

KR8 conveners

Kathleen Johnson, University of California, Irvine, USA
Jay Banner, University of Texas at Austin, USA

KR8 organizing committee

Denis Scholz, University of Mainz, Germany
Silvia Frisia, University of Newcastle, Australia
Gideon Henderson, University of Oxford, UK
Yanjun Cai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Corinne Wong, Boston College, USA
Isabel Montañez, University of California, Davis, USA
Alexandra Noronha, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Further information

Go to the conference website: http://sites.uci.edu/kr8conference/

If you would like to receive information about KR8, sign up for the mailing list on the website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.