PAGES-INQUA joint ECR workshop: Past Socio-Environmental Systems

09.11 - 13.11.2020  
La Serena y Coquimbo, Chile
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The second joint PAGES-INQUA workshop for early-career researchers will be held from 9-13 November 2020 in La Serena y Coquimbo, Chile.

The workshop, titled "Past Socio-Environmental Systems (PASES)", is being organized by PAGES Early-Career Network.


La Serena Archeological Museum


The workshop aims to facilitate scientific exchange between early-career researchers (ECRs) from a broad range of disciplines, that work within the overarching theme of  climate-environment-cultural change, which is at the core of both PAGES’ and INQUA’s missions. We welcome innovative ideas and approaches that tackle multiple hypotheses of changes where human, environment and climate interact at different temporal scales and across different geographies.
The workshop will include five days of oral and poster presentations by ECRs and breakout groups in which participants will work on community-driven scientific questions.

Who can attend?

Conference participants will be early-career researchers who obtained or expect to receive their PhD in or after 2011 (within the first eight years after completion, at the moment of registration, being May 2020).

We especially welcome ECRs researching the social side of paleosciences with links to paleoclimate and paleoecological data and models.


Tentative costs are $200. This includes conference and field trip participation, coffee breaks, lunches, and four nights’ accommodation including breakfast in a shared-room hostel at walking distance of the venue.

You will need to pre-register your interest in the meeting indicating: discipline, region of expertise, timescale, type of archive and scientific question(s) you would seek to address during the breakout groups activity.

Please fill out this form to pre-register by 30 January 2020:

Financial support

A limited number of grants will be available to support ECRs in registration and/or travel, especially those coming from developing countries. Decisions on grants are scheduled for May 2020 in time to book flights and arrange a visa if needed.


Travel to La Serena, Chile: Santiago International Airport (SCL) receives international flights from Oceania, Europe and the Americas. There are several daily flights between Santiago and La Serena at reasonable fares. Excellent ground transportation between La Serena airport and city center.

Organizing committee

The committee consists of ECRs from PAGES and INQUA:
Xavier Benito (SESYNC, USA; PAGES), Ignacio A Jara (CEAZA, Chile; PAGES), Fernanda Charqueño (CENAC, Argentina; PAGES), Fran Schwanck (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil; PAGES), Victor Merino (Universidad Nacional Mar del Plata, Argentina; PAGES), Francesca Ferrario (University of Insubria; INQUA), Kimberley Davies (University College Cork, Ireland; INQUA HABCOM), Aliyu Adamu Isa (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria; INQUA HABCOM), Alexander Koch (University College of London, UK; PAGES), Anna-Marie Klamt (Yunnan Normal University, China; PAGES), Michela Mariani (University of Nottingham, UK), Giorgia Camperio (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), Ronald Lloren (ETH Zurich, Switzerland); Erik de Boer (ICTJA-CSIC, Spain; PAGES)

Advisory committee

Prof Thijs Van Kolfschoten (Leiden University, The Netherlands; INQUA), Dr Freek Busschers (INQUA), Dr Marie-France Loutre (PAGES), Dr Anupama Krishnamurthy (French Institute of Pondicherry, India; INQUA HABCOM president), Dr Carlos Olavarría (CEAZA), Ángel Durán Herrera (Archaeological Museum of La Serena), Dr Antonio Maldonado (CEAZA)

Organizing institution

Center for Advanced Studies in Arid Zones (CEAZA), La Serena, Chile.

Further information

Access the first circular here.

Questions about the workshop can be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This will be the second joint PAGES-INQUA workshop. The first, titled "Impacts of sea-level rise from past to present (iSLR18)", was held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, in August 2018.

Find out more about INQUA here.