PAGES e-news vol. 2020, no.1

PAGES IPO

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PAGES - Past Global Changes - e-news, vol. 2020, no. 1
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CONTENTS

1. Chinese Academy of Sciences now supporting PAGES
2. PAGES 6th OSM and 4th YSM updates
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. Apply to be on our SSC - deadline 24 Feb
4. Call for new working group applications - deadline 26 Feb
5. Call for meeting/workshop financial support applications - deadline 26 Feb
6. PAGES at SRI2020
7. Working Group news
8. Recent products
9. PAGES Early-Career Network updates
10. Working Group meetings and deadlines
11. PAGES-supported and endorsed meetings
12. Endorsed and affiliated groups updates

13. Future Earth updates
14. WCRP updates
15. NOAA WDS-Paleo updates
16. Other opportunities
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1. Chinese Academy of Sciences now supporting PAGES

In case you missed last month's e-news, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has joined the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) as an official supporter of PAGES' activities. The cooperation agreement is valid for a minimum of eight years. CAS is classified as a special member of PAGES: http://pastglobalchanges.org/news/all-news-items/9-latest-news/2355. Read the CAS announcement in Chinese here: http://www.casad.cas.cn/xbdt/201912/t20191224_4729166.html

 
2. PAGES 6th OSM and 4th YSM updates

PAGES' premier science conferences, the Open Science Meeting (OSM) and Young Scientists Meeting (YSM), are held every four years. The 6th OSM and 4th YSM will be held in Agadir, Morocco, from 16-22 May 2021. The YSM will be held from 16-18 May and the OSM from 18-22 May. Regional field trips and excursions of varying durations will be offered after the OSM. We look forward to welcoming you in Agadir: http://pages-osm.org

 
3. Apply to be on our SSC - deadline 24 Feb

PAGES' activities are guided by an international Scientific Steering Committee (SSC). PAGES is calling for applications from scientists to serve on its SSC from January 2021. We encourage applications from scientists in regions currently under-represented and welcome more female applicants. The application deadline is 24 February: http://pastglobalchanges.org/about/structure/scientific-steering-committee/apply


4. Call for new working group applications - deadline 26 Feb

Does your heart pound for paleoscience? Know others who feel the same? Propose a new PAGES working group to address a scientific question in an internationally coordinated way. The application deadline is 26 February.

You must contact a member of the PAGES Scientific Steering Committee to discuss your plans at least two weeks before you submit the proposal. Applications received without SSC member notification will not be looked upon favorably. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/new-wg-proposal


5. Call for meeting/workshop financial support applications - deadline 26 Feb

PAGES offers meeting support under three categories of workshops – PAGES' working group meetings; Educational meetings; and Open call meetings. The deadline for this round is 26 February.

The meeting or workshop should be scheduled to take place at least six months after the application deadline (i.e. preferably from September 2020 onwards). Applicants must contact an SSC member at least two weeks before the deadline to explain the meeting plan and how it is relevant to PAGES. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/my-pages/meeting-support


6. PAGES at SRI2020

The inaugural Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress, organized by the Belmont Forum and Future Earth, will be held from 14-17 June 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. PAGES members will conduct the session "Past global changes as indicators for future changes and strategies for sustainability". Abstracts close 16 February. See point 11 for all details.


7. Working Group news

i. Mailing lists: Did you know all PAGES working groups have designated mailing lists? Stay up to date directly. Access details for all mailing lists here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/intro

ii. Four working groups concluded their activities at the end of 2019. DAPS, Forest Dynamics, Global Paleofire Working Group 2, and OC3 were active for between three and six years. PAGES thanks the working group leaders and members for all their efforts and hopes to see them involved in current or potential new groups in the future.

iii. ACME: The group's first workshop will be held before the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna, Austria, from 1-2 May 2020. PAGES has provided some financial support. See point 10 for all details.

iv. C-PEAT: The second workshop of the group's second phase has been announced for May 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. PAGES has provided some financial support. See point 10 for all details.

v. C-SIDE: a. The group has the session "Southern Ocean - Past Global Linkages" at the 36th International Geological Congress from 2-8 March 2020 in Delhi, India. Standard registration closes 31 January. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1955
b. The group's third workshop will be held in May 2021 (2021) in Bordeaux, France. PAGES has provided some financial support. See point 10 for all details.

vi. CVAS: a. The group is now in its second three-year phase. Read more about its new plans and scientific goals and sign up to the mailing list: http://pastglobalchanges.org/cvas
b. Deadlines for the June 2020 workshop will be announced as soon as possible. See point 10 for all details.

vii. EcoRe3: a. The group is now in its final year and will hold its final workshop in March 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. Funding has been provided for the attendance of three African early-career researchers living outside South Africa. See point 10 for all details.
b. A new paper on "Resilience: nitrogen limitation, mycorrhiza and long-term palaeoecological plant–nutrient dynamics" is available in the group's special feature of The Royal Society's Biology Letters. See point 8 for all details.

viii. Floods Working Group: The group has the session "Extreme Hydrological Event - Present and Past" at the 36th International Geological Congress from 2-8 March 2020 in Delhi, India. Standard registration closes 31 January. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1955

ix. LandCover6k: a. Group members published a paper in Quaternary Science Reviews. See point 8 for all details.
b. A land-use mapping workshop for South and Southeast Asia will be held at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, on 9 May 2020. See point 10 for all details.
c. The group has a session at the 25th Society of Africanist Archaeologists Conference from 21-24 September 2020 in Oxford, UK. Abstracts are due 31 January. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1999
d. The group's 4th General Workshop will be held from 9-10 October 2020 at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. All are welcome. Information about funding to attend will be announced as soon as possible. See point 10 for more details.

x. PALSEA: The next workshop will be held in September 2020 in Palisades, NY, USA. PAGES has provided some financial support. See point 10 for all details.

xi. PEOPLE 3000: The next workshop will be held in May 2020 in Arica, Chile. PAGES has provided some financial support. See point 10 for all details.

xii. QUIGS: a. Group members have a paper open for comments in Climate of the Past Discussions. See point 8 for all details.
b. The next workshop will be held in September 2020 in Cassis, France. PAGES has provided some financial support. See point 10 for all details.

xiii. SISAL: The group's second phase is about to start. New plans and scientific goals will be advised on the group's updated website pages in February. In the meantime, find out more about SISAL and how to be involved: http://pastglobalchanges.org/sisal

xiv. VICS: a. Group members published a paper in Climate Research. See point 8 for all details.
b. The group will hold a workshop from 30 September to 2 October 2020 in Aarhus, Denmark. PAGES has provided some financial support. See point 10 for all details.


8. Recent products

i. PAGES Executive Director Marie-France Loutre was involved in a new Nature Sustainability paper which proposes a set of four general principles that underlie high-quality knowledge co-production for sustainability research. Definitions of knowledge co-production are diverse and often contradictory. The authors define it as "iterative and collaborative processes involving diverse types of expertise, knowledge and actors to produce context-specific knowledge and pathways towards a sustainable future." Access the manuscript here:  https://rdcu.be/b0xnh

ii. EcoRe3: Michael Bonsall, Cynthia Froyd and Elizabeth Jeffers use a mathematical framework to investigate the effects of plant feedbacks and mycorrhiza on plant–nutrient interactions, and show evidence for strong nutrient controlled feedbacks, moderation by mycorrhiza and influence on ecological resilience in their new paper. It is a contribution to the EcoRe3 special feature in Biology Letters: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/12967

iii. LandCover6k: Laurent Marquer et al. published "Pollen-based reconstruction of Holocene land-cover in mountain regions: Evaluation of the Landscape Reconstruction Algorithm in the Vicdessos valley, northern Pyrenees, France" in Quaternary Science Reviews: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/12963

iv. PlioVAR: The former PAGES working group has its first paper open for comments until 5 March in Climate of the Past Discussions. "Lessons from a high CO2 world: an ocean view from ~ 3 million years ago" by Erin McClymont et al. examines sea-surface temperature response to an interval of climate ~ 3.2 million years ago, when CO2 concentrations were similar to today and the near-future. Their geological data and climate models show that global mean sea-surface temperatures were 2.3 to 3.2 ºC warmer than pre-industrial climate, that the mid- and high-latitudes warmed more than the tropics, and that the warming was particularly enhanced in the North Atlantic Ocean: https://www.clim-past-discuss.net/cp-2019-161/

v. QUIGS: Bette Otto-Bliesner et al. have the paper "Large-scale features of Last Interglacial climate: Results from evaluating the lig127k simulations for CMIP6-PMIP4" open for discussion in Climate of the Past Discussions until 17 March. The CMIP6-PMIP4 lig127k simulations, in combination with the proxy record, have potential implications for confidence in future projections of monsoons, surface temperature, Arctic sea ice, and the stability of the Greenland ice sheet: https://www.clim-past-discuss.net/cp-2019-174/

vi. VICS: Zsolt Pinke et al. published "Volcanic mega-eruptions may trigger major cholera outbreaks" in Climate Research. The paper is also a contribution to the PAGES 2k Network and LandCover6k: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/12964


9. PAGES Early-Career Network updates

i. Pre-register by 30 January for the PAGES-INQUA ECR workshop "Past Socio-Environmental Systems (PASES)" to be held from 9-13 November 2020 in La Serena y Coquimbo, Chile. This is not the final registration form for the workshop. That will be launched by March 2020. See point 10 for all details.

ii. The ECN is conducting a survey to gather information on how ECRs currently perceive and navigate the structures within PAGES. More specifically, they would like to understand the current status of ECR involvement in existing working groups, and identify current and future opportunities, as well as issues or obstacles that might be hindering ECR involvement. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and should be submitted by 29 February: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfYi41c5eZyF17JRO_MiFEkFbfW7Xg27TVvGxEkVEu5MVKDAQ/viewform

iii. The Early Pages Blog: Katherine Glover reflects on her first PI role for the Kankakee Paleo Project, the inevitable difficulties of fieldwork and the art of balancing of her own scientific needs with the expectations and interests of students, collaborators and local communities: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/12965

iv. To receive a more comprehensive list of ECN news and announcements, sign up to the mailing list: https://listserv.unibe.ch/mailman/listinfo/pages.ecn.pages


10. Working Group meetings and deadlines

i. ACME:
Towards reliable proxy-based reconstructions: community perspectives and criteria for the ACME database
Vienna, Austria
1-2 May 2020
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1994

ii. C-PEAT:
Tropical peatland processes and ecosystem services workshop
Bangkok, Thailand
13-17 May 2020
Registration deadline: 15 March
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1988

iii. C-SIDE:
Integrating sea-ice proxies, model simulations, and complementary records of glacial-interglacial climate change
Bordeaux, France
May 2021
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1997

iv. CVAS:
Beyond Palaeoclimate Ping Pong: Improving estimates of past climate variability by consistent data-model comparison
Heidelberg, Germany
2-5 June 2020
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1970

v. ECN:
PAGES-INQUA ECR workshop: Past Socio-Environmental Systems (PASES)
La Serena, Chile
9-13 November 2020
Pre-registration deadline: 30 January
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1972

vi. EcoRe3
An introduction to the analysis of palaeoecological time-series: abrupt change and resilience
Cape Town, South Africa
16-20 March 2020
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1998

vii. LandCover6k:
a. Land-use mapping workshop for South and Southeast Asia
Philadelphia, PA, USA
9 May 2020
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1989

b. 4th General Workshop
Philadelphia, PA, USA
9-10 October 2020
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1936

viii. PALSEA:
Improving understanding of ice-sheet and solid-Earth processes driving paleo sea-level change
Palisades, NY, USA
14-16 September 2020
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1991

ix. PEOPLE 3000:
Understanding long-term human-environment feedback loops through the integration of archeology, paleoclimate and ecological mode
Arica, Chile
19-23 May 2020
Abstract deadline: 22 March
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1995

x. QUIGS:
Glacial Terminations: processes and feedbacks
Cassis, France
22-24 September 2020
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1992

xi. VICS:
Moving forward by looking back
Aarhus, Denmark
30 September to 2 October 2020
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1993


11. PAGES-supported and endorsed meetings

PAGES is pleased to have an association with the following workshops and conferences and has provided either financial support or an endorsement.

i. Using long-term data for sustainability, resilience and biodiversity conservation
Cape Town, South Africa
26 March 2020
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2000

ii. Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress
Brisbane, Australia
14-17 June 2020
Abstract deadline: 16 February
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1956

iii. Climate Change, The Karst Record (KR9 Conference)
Innsbruck, Austria
11-20 July 2020
Travel support deadline: 31 January
Abstract deadline: 15 February
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1918

iv. The 19th International Swiss Climate Summer School
Grindelwald, Switzerland
23-28 August 2020
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1982

v. Carpathian-Balkan Paleoscience Workshop 2020 (CBPW2020)
Sacel, Maramures, Romania
3-5 September 2020
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1996

vi. IPICS 3rd Open Science Conference
Crans Montana, Switzerland
18-23 October 2020
Abstract submission, registration, and travel support applications deadline: 30 April
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1967


12. Endorsed and affiliated groups updates

i. CarpClim: The newly endorsed Carpathian Climate and Environment Working Group (CarpClim) will hold a workshop in September 2020, supported by PAGES. See point 11 for all details.

ii. IPICS: The 3rd International Partnership in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) Open Science Conference will be held from 18-23 October 2020 in Crans Montana, Switzerland. This conference is supported by PAGES. The theme is "Ice Core Science at the three Poles." This title is a reference to the pioneering work of Hans Oeschger on carbon dioxide in polar ice cores. See point 11 for all details.

iii. Find out more about PAGES' endorsed and affiliated groups here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/end-aff


13. Future Earth updates

i. Call for nominations close 27 January for Future Earth Regional Office for Southern Africa Steering Committee. All details: https://futureearth.org/2019/12/03/call-for-nominations-future-earth-regional-office-for-southern-africa-committee/

ii. The 10 New Insights in Climate Science 2019 Report, which summarizes recent advances in climate research across disciplines, can be accessed here: https://futureearth.org/publications/science-insights/10-new-insights-in-climate-science-2019/


14. WCRP updates

i. WCRP congratulates the 2019 winners of the WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development, Drs Clément Albergel and Baoqiang Xiang, and the WCRP/GCOS International Data Prize, Drs Phu Nguyen and Hamed Ashouri. The prize winners were announced at the WCRP 40th Anniversary Symposium in San Francisco on 8 December 2019: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/news/wcrp-news/1541-2019-prizes

ii. Read a wrap-up of the WCRP Climate Science Week at AGU: https://www.wcrp-climate.org/news/wcrp-news/1539-wcrp40

iii. Read the CLIVAR January Bulletin: https://mailchi.mp/clivar.org/clivar-january-2020-bulletin?e=a3ab4bafcd


15. NOAA WDS-Paleo updates

Dr. Gene Wahl, former leader of NCEI's Paleoclimatology Group and Director of the World Data Service for Paleoclimatology (WDS-Paleoclimatology), retired on 31 December 2019. Dr. Wahl would like to thank everyone in the community for the opportunity to work with and serve among them since 1995, and in particular since joining NCEI in 2008.

Dr. Imke Durre, head of the Products Section in NCEI's Center for Weather and Climate, will serve as Acting Director of the WDS-Paleoclimatology until Dr. Wahl's position is filled. To ensure continuity across the upcoming transitions, the WDS Director can be reached at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


16. Other opportunities

i. PAGES is supported by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT). Their Sustainability Research Initiative aims to direct science towards sustainable development and Agenda 2030, thereby supporting the work on socially-relevant priority issues. It represents Switzerland in the international Future Earth program. Find out more: https://naturalsciences.ch/organisations/sustainability. Sign up for the newsletter, which plans to be released a few times per year, and access all previous issues, here: https://naturalsciences.ch/organisations/sustainability/newsletter

ii. ERC Consolidator Grants: The European Research Council, set up by the European Union in 2007, is the premiere European funding organisation for excellent frontier research. Every year, it selects and funds the very best, creative researchers of any nationality and age, to run projects based in Europe. It offers four core grant schemes: Starting, Consolidator, Advanced and Synergy Grants. Researchers who would like to compete for an ERC Consolidator Grant have until 4 February to apply for the next round of funding. Learn more about the ERC Consolidator Grant calls: https://erc.europa.eu/funding/consolidator-grants

The ERC Consolidator Grants are awarded to outstanding researchers of any nationality and age, with at least seven and up to 12 years of experience after PhD, and a scientific track record showing great promise. Research must be conducted in a public or private research organisation located in one of the EU Member States or Associated Countries. The funding (average of €2 million per grant), is provided for up to five years and mostly covers the employment of researchers and other staff to consolidate the grantees' teams.

Earth system science awardees in 2019 included Erin McClymont, leader of PAGES former working group PlioVAR, and Angela Gallego-Sala, leader of the C-PEAT working group. Find out more: https://erc.europa.eu/news/erc-awards-over-600-million-euro-europes-top-researchers

iii. The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (https://www.oceandecade.org/) is conducting a survey of early-career ocean professionals (ECOPs) to identify ECRs interested in contributing to the Decade, set priority actions for the Decade, and identify key capacity gaps and challenges for ECOP engagement throughout the Decade. The survey closes 7 February and takes 15-20 minutes to complete: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PWDKRMM

 

 

 

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