PAGES e-news vol. 2020, no.10

PAGES IPO

(10), 2020

PAGES - Past Global Changes - e-news, vol. 2020, no. 10
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CONTENTS

1. PAGES 6th OSM and 4th YSM postponed until May 2022
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. Share your PAGES' memories for our 30th anniversary
3. PAGES and ECN webinars in October
4. PAGES website upgrade
5. Is your PAGES People Database profile up to date?
6. Working group news
7. PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN) updates
8. Recent products
9. AGU Fall Meeting 2020 and EGU General Assembly 2021 updates
10. PAGES working group meetings and deadlines
11. PAGES-supported and endorsed meetings
12. Endorsed and affiliated groups updates
13. Future Earth updates
14. Other news and opportunities
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1. PAGES 6th OSM and 4th YSM postponed until May 2022

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent large uncertainties on health, travel restrictions and the economic crisis, PAGES and the Local Organizers of the 6th Open Science Meeting (OSM) and 4th Young Scientists Meeting (YSM), planned for 16-22 May 2021 in Agadir, Morocco, have made the decision to postpone the events until May 2022. The situation will be re-assessed mid-2021 before a final decision is made.

We know this may be disappointing, as many were looking forward to this opportunity for face-to-face networking and the development of personal contacts that these meetings, which only take place every four years, provide to the participants: it goes well beyond the sharing of scientific content. This is why we believe that postponing the meeting is the best decision to be made at this time.

Further information here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/2598 and updates will be announced when available on the official OSM/YSM website: https://pages-osm.org/


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. Share your PAGES' memories for our 30th anniversary

As part of the celebrations for our 30th anniversary, a special issue of Past Global Changes Magazine will be published in May 2021. Would you like to share a story? We're calling on current and past working group members, working group leaders, SSC, EXCOM and ECN members, guest scientists, and workshop attendees to contribute.

Please send a short text (max 100 words) and, if you wish, an accompanying photo with caption (preferably at least 300 dpi) about a particularly memorable or funny experience with PAGES to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30 October, using the subject line "30th anniversary contribution". Alternatively, you can also just send a photo and caption. Please make sure any identifiable people in the photos have given their permission.

We look forward to showcasing your stories and images in the magazine and on a dedicated 30th anniversary page on PAGES' website.


3. PAGES and ECN webinars in October

i. PAGES
The 3rd PAGES webinar will be held in conjunction with Neotoma on 15 October from 16:00-17:30 UTC. Presenter Jack Williams will give an overview of the Neotoma Paleoecology Database, its mission, key features of its data model, its software ecosystem, growth trends and other recent developments, research and educational partnerships, and data governance. After Jack's presentation, there will be a Q&A session. The webinar will also be recorded and made available shortly afterwards on PAGES' YouTube Channel. All details on how to join: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2055

ii. ECN
Engaging in international collaborations can prove challenging, especially for early-career researchers. PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN) and PAGES Co-Chair Mike Evans will present a webinar on 13 October at 14:00 UTC to talk about this topic, especially with regards to starting and managing a PAGES working group. A Q&A will be held afterwards. The webinar will also be recorded and made available shortly afterwards on the ECN's YouTube Channel. All details on how to join: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2067


4. PAGES website upgrade

Over the past months, PAGES IPO has been working with a developer to create a more modern website. Working groups will be easier to find, and the "rabbit hole" of clicks will be shortened. You will still be able to find news, job announcements, and all papers easily, but some of the very old information will no longer be available. We hope to have the website live by the end of the year, and we'll keep you updated! Any questions can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using the subject line "Website upgrade enquiry".


5. Is your PAGES People Database profile up to date?

Have you recently moved institutions or has your postal address changed for delivery of the Past Global Changes Magazine? The next issue will be published in November, so it would be great if you could please check and/or update your contact details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/people/people-database/edit-your-profile


6. 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. 2k Network
a. CoralHydro2k project:
Abstract submission extended to 15 October for the 14th International Coral Reef Symposium to be held online as well as in Bremen, Germany, from 18-23 July 2021. CoralHydro2k leaders encourage you to submit to the group's session "Can large-scale ocean and climate reconstructions from corals improve our understanding of past, present, and future extremes?". All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1964
b. CLIVASH2k project:
Group leaders announce a new community data call to expand the current PAGES 2k database by compiling a database of chemistry from Antarctic ice cores and possibly other archives spanning the past 2k. The deadline is 1 December and the call is open for both published and unpublished data. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/2k-network/projects/clivash/intro
c. Iso2k project:
Group leaders thank all involved in the publication of the paper "The Iso2k database: a global compilation of paleo-δ18O and δ2H records to aid understanding of Common Era climate." The database is the first global-scale collection of water isotope proxy records from multiple types of geological and biological archives. See point 8 for all details.
d. The AGU Fall Meeting session "Climate of the Common Era", which was previously run by 2k Network members for more than 10 years, continues! See point 9 for all details.
e. 2k Network leaders have proposed the session "Studying the climate of the last two millennia" at the 2021 EGU. See point 9 for all details.

iii. Carbon in Peat on EArth through Time (C-PEAT)
a. The deadline for submission of charcoal data to the HOLOPEATFIRE project has been extended to 30 November. If you have any charcoal data from a peatland with an associated chronology and would like to be involved in the project, please contact Graeme Swindles. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/c-peat
b. The group is involved in two sessions at the AGU Fall Meeting in December. See point 9 for all details.
c.
The joint PAGES-INQUA workshop on tropical peatland processes and ecosystem services will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, in March 2021. See point 10 for all details.

iv. Climate Reconstruction and Impacts from the Archives of Societies (CRIAS)
a. The group's third workshop will be held from 19-20 March 2021 in Hong Kong, and also online. The abstract submission deadline is 30 October. See point 10 for all details.
b. Interested researchers are encouraged to offer reviews or submit relevant manuscripts for the Climate of the Past special issue "International methods and comparisons in climate reconstruction and impacts from archives of societies." For those of you who proposed manuscripts, note that the closing date is still April 2021 but earlier submissions would be much appreciated. Editors are Sam White, Qing Pei, Andrea Kiss, Rudolf Brazdil, Martin Bauch, Heli Huhtamaa, and Chantal Camenisch: https://cp.copernicus.org/articles/special_issue1068.html

v. Cycles of Sea-Ice Dynamics in the Earth system (C-SIDE)
Leaders announce a call for contributions to the group's Climate of the Past special issue "Reconstructing Southern Ocean sea-ice dynamics on glacial-to-historical timescales". Submission deadline is 31 December 2021, extendable if necessary. The special issue editors are Karen Kohfeld, Xavier Crosta, Alice Marzocchi, Juliane Müller, Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz, and Laurie Menviel: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/c-side/scientific-goals

vi. Climate Variability Across Scales (CVAS)
a. The final CVAS seminar series events will be held on 8 and 22 October. The series aims to provide an overview of the current state of the research relevant to the CVAS community in order to identify starting points for collaborative projects. All information: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/cvas#seminars
b. The workshop "Beyond Palaeoclimate Ping Pong: Improving estimates of past climate variability by consistent data-model comparison" will be held from 3-6 December in Heidelberg, Germany, and also online. See point 10 for all details.

vii. Resistance, Recovery and Resilience in Long-term Ecological Systems (EcoRe3)
The new paper "Equilibrium in plant functional trait responses to warming is stronger under higher climate variability during the Holocene", resulting from the group's 2018 workshop, has been published in Global Ecology and Biogeography. See point 8 for all details.

viii. LandCover6k
a. LandCover6k has an abstract accepted at the PMIP Conference in Nanjing (virtual and on site) from 26-30 October 2020. Marie-José Gaillard will give an online presentation on the LandCover6k products and strategies. See point 12 for all details about joining the PMIP Conference.
b. The group's 4th General Workshop, planned for 9-10 October 2020, is postponed until a future date. Given current circumstances, the organizers at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, are assessing the possibility of holding the workshop in 2021 based on university reopening and governmental safety guidelines. See point 10 for all details.

ix. PALeo constraints on SEA level rise (PALSEA)
a. A new paper stemming from the group's annual meeting in 2019 explores how the Last Interglacial (a warm climate period ~125,000 years ago) could help improve sea-level rise projections over the next 100 years. See point 8 for all details.
b. The Evan Gowan et al. paper "Last interglacial (MIS 5e) sea-level proxies in southeastern South America" is open for discussion in Earth System Science Data until 5 November: https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2020-247
c. The group will conduct a joint session with QUIGS at the AGU Fall Meeting in December. See point 9 for all details.

x. PalEOclimate and the PeopLing of the Earth (PEOPLE 3000)
The "Understanding long-term human-environment feedback loops through the integration of archaeology, paleoclimate and ecological models" workshop in Arica, Chile, has been postponed. Potential new dates could be in January or March 2021. See point 10 for all details.

xi. PAGES-PMIP Working Group on Quaternary Interglacials (QUIGS)
a. Registration will open soon for the virtual QUIGS-IFG meeting on glacial terminations to be held on 10 and 12 November 2020. See point 10 for all details.
b. The original September 2020 workshop in Cassis, France, has been postponed until 21-23 Sepember 2021. See point 10 for all details.
c.
The group will conduct a joint session with PALSEA at the AGU Fall Meeting in December. See point 9 for all details.

xii. Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society (VICS)
a. Group leaders have proposed the session "Understanding volcano-climate impacts and the stratospheric aerosol layer" at the 2021 EGU. See point 9 for all details.
b. The next VICS workshop will be held from 8-10 March 2021 online and in Aarhus, Denmark. On-site participants can interact with an exhibition on volcanism and society at the Moesgård Museum. See point 10 for all details.


7. PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN) updates

i. New publications
The ECN's first peer-reviewed science article has been published in the journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science and a new The Early Pages Blog post is now available. See point 8 for all details.

ii. GSA Annual Meeting 2020
ECN leaders would like to know if any ECN members are presenting at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America 2020 from 26-30 October. Are you leading a session or event? Please send a direct link to your conference abstract (or session/event) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject "GSA 2020" by 16 October. Responses, plus ECR-relevant conference events, will be collated and shared to help with promotion. Find out more about the meeting here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2046

iii. vPASES2020 workshop updates
Registration opens 23 October for the virtual "Past Socio-Environmental Systems" workshop (vPASES2020), jointly organized by PAGES ECN and INQUA ECR, from 9-11 November 2020. This workshop will plant the seed for the postponed in-person PASES workshop next year in Chile. Keynote speakers are Cesar Mendez and Yoshi Maezumi. Registration is free and open to all. See point 10 for all details.

iv. New ECN RRs
Two new Regional Representatives (RRs) have joined the ECN team - Nezha Mejjad (Morocco) and Paula Gabriela Echeverría-Galindo (Guatemala). Find out more about the ECN RRs here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/ecn/regional-reps

v. Mailing list
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


8. Recent products

i. 2k Network - Iso2k project
The Iso2k database description paper is now available in Earth System Science Data. Bronwen Konecky et al. present this global compilation of previously published datasets from a variety of natural archives that record the stable oxygen (δ18O) or hydrogen (δ2H) isotopic compositions of environmental waters, which reflect hydroclimate changes over the CE. The Iso2k database contains 759 isotope records from the terrestrial and marine realms: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/13111

ii. ECN
a. Tamara Trofimova et al. published the ECN's first peer-reviewed paper, titled "Fundamental questions and applications of sclerochronology: Community-defined research priorities" in Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. The paper is a contribution to the special issue "Sclerochronology research: Opportunities and Challenges": http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/13112
b. In the new The Early Pages Blog post, Mark Lawler sheds light on a recent drastic decline of the caribou (reindeer) population in North America. Why are the great survivors of the Late Pleistocene Extinction struggling to survive today, and what role does modern climate change play?: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/13115

iii. EcoRe3
Pierre Gaüzère et al. aimed to investigate whether current trait–climate disequilibrium is likely to emerge during plant functional responses to Holocene climate warming in their Global Ecology and Biogeography paper: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/13113

iv. GEOTRACES-PAGES
A pre-print of a product resulting from the joint GEOTRACES-PAGES workshop held in France in December 2018 is now available in Earth and Space Science Open Archive. Access "Bioactive trace metals and their isotopes as paleoproductivity proxies: An assessment using GEOTRACES-era data" by Tristan Horner et al: https://doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10504252.1. Find out more about the workshop here: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2018/127-pages/1754

v. PALSEA
Antarctic melting is a major potential contributor to sea-level rise this century, but there are large uncertainties as to how fast and how much sea-level rise Antartica could contribute. Daniel Gilford et al. turn to the past for clues on how to narrow these uncertainties in their paper "Could the Last Interglacial Constrain Projections of Future Antarctic Ice Mass Loss and Sea‐level Rise?" published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface: http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/13114


9. AGU Fall Meeting 2020 and EGU General Assembly 2021 updates

i. AGU 2020
The AGU Fall Meeting will be held online and in San Francisco, USA, in December 2020. Content will include real-time sessions, networking opportunities and poster hall time. With all of this content, the Fall Meeting will be concentrated from 7-11 December and events will be extended around the meeting from 1-17 December. There will be recorded sessions so you can watch at your convenience. Convergent themes including global science policy, data, natural hazards, and climate science will be prominently featured. Registration opens soon and the program will be released in October. Several PAGES working groups will conduct sessions. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2025

ii. EGU 2021
The EGU General Assembly will be held from 25-30 April 2021 in Vienna, Austria. So far, PAGES 2k Network and VICS working group have proposed sessions. The call-for-abstracts, support applications, splinter and townhall meeting requests opens 20 October. All details: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2034


10. PAGES working group meetings and deadlines

i. ACME:
Towards reliable proxy-based reconstructions: community perspectives and criteria for the ACME database
Venue, dates and deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1994

ii. C-PEAT:
Joint PAGES-INQUA workshop on tropical peatland processes and ecosystem services
Bangkok, Thailand
March 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1988

iii. CRIAS:
State of the Art of Historical Climatology in International Perspective
Hong Kong
19-20 March 2021 and online
Abstract deadline: 30 October
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2021

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

v. CVAS:
a. Seminar series
Online
8 and 22 October 2020
http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/cvas/meetings

b. Beyond Palaeoclimate Ping Pong: Improving estimates of past climate variability by consistent data-model comparison
Heidelberg, Germany, and online
3-6 December 2020
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1970

vi. ECN:
a. PASES Virtual Workshop (vPASES2020)
Online
9-11 November 2020
Registration opens: 23 October
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2044

b. PAGES-INQUA ECR workshop: Past Socio-Environmental Systems (PASES)
La Serena, Chile
November 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1972

vii. LandCover6k:
4th General Workshop: New Land-Cover and Land-Use Datasets for evaluation and improvement of Anthropogenic Land-Cover Change Scenarios
Philadelphia, PA, USA
9-10 October 2020
Update: Postponed
New dates and 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
September/October/November 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1991

ix. PEOPLE 3000:
Understanding long-term human-environment feedback loops through the integration of archeology, paleoclimate and ecological mode
Arica, Chile
January or March 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1995

x. QUIGS:
a. Virtual QUIGS-IFG meeting on glacial terminations
Online
10 and 12 November 2020
Registration opens: Later this month
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2054

b. Glacial Terminations: processes and feedbacks
Cassis, France
21-23 September 2021
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1992

xi. SISAL:
Assessing the role cave monitoring data can play in improving climatic interpretations from speleothem records
Jerusalem, Israel
9-13 November 2020
Update: Postponed until 2021
New dates and deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/2026

xii. VICS:
Moving forward by looking back
Aarhus, Denmark
8-10 March 2021
Deadlines: Late 2020
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. Carpathian-Balkan Paleoscience Workshop 2020 (CBPW2020)
Sacel, Maramures, Romania
Postponed until 2021 (dates TBA)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1996

ii. Environmental histories and interdisciplinary perspectives on resilience in the tropical Andes
Bogotá, Colombia
11-12 February 2021
Update: Postponed
New dates: June 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2028

iii. Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress
Brisbane, Australia
12-15 June 2021
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1956

iv. Synergy between palaeo-scientists, ecologists and stakeholders for biodiversity conservation in Madagascar
Venue TBC, Madagascar
4 days in June or July 2021 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2027

v. Climate Change, The Karst Record (KR9 Conference)
Innsbruck, Austria
Planned for July 2021
Update: The conference could become a seminar series. Please answer the survey in the calendar entry by 12 October.

http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1918

vi. IPICS 3rd Open Science Conference
Crans Montana, Switzerland
10-15 October 2021
Deadline for abstract submission and travel support applications: 30 April
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1967

vii. IAL-IPA joint meeting "Lakes as Memories of the Landscape"
San Carlos de Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina
20-24 March 2022
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/2009

viii. The 19th International Swiss Climate Summer School
Grindelwald, Switzerland
August 2022 (dates TBC)
Deadlines: TBA
http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/upcoming/127-pages/1982


12. Endorsed and affiliated groups updates

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

i. Two new endorsed groups
PAGES is pleased to announce its affiliation with two new groups:
a. The International Paleofire Network (IPN) has been created to continue the work of PAGES' Global Paleofire Working Group 2 (GPWG2), which sunsetted in December 2019. IPN, which will run until 2030, is dedicated to paleofire science promotion and to paleofire open-access database management and development: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/end-aff/ipn
b. The H2020 Innovative Training Network on Deep icE corE Proxies to Infer past antarctiC climatE dynamics (DEEPICE) will run from 2021 to 2025, a period of exciting times and challenges for the European ice-core community, as part of the Beyond EPICA oldest ice core project. Participants in DEEPICE will also work on a future issue of Past Global Changes Magazine: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/end-aff/deepice

ii. CarpClim
a. The PAGES-endorsed Carpathian Climate and Environment Working Group (CarpClim) workshop, planned for 31 August to 4 September 2020, has been postponed until 2021. The program remains the same and the new dates will be announced as soon as possible. See point 11 for all details.
b. An open-air laboratory has been established in the Carpathians at the Carpathian Interdisciplinary Research Center (CIRC): http://geoconcept.ro/circ/. CarpClim leaders are looking to collect secondhand (or over used) lab and field equipment from partners in Europe. The equipment should still be functional but not used anymore (old fashioned, not updated, needing repair, etc). Shipping would be paid for by CIRC. This center is considered as the CarpClim headquarters. If you have suitable equipment, please contact Marcel Mindrescu: http://pastglobalchanges.org/science/end-aff/carpclim/people

iii. IPICS
The PAGES-supported 3rd International Partnership in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) Open Science Conference scheduled for 18-23 October 2020 in Crans Montana, Switzerland, will now be held from 10-15 October 2021. See point 11 for all details.

iv. PMIP
a. The new PMIP paper "Large-scale features and evaluation of the PMIP4-CMIP6 midHolocene simulations" is available in Climate of the Past: https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1847-2020
b. The PMIP 2020 Conference will be held virtually and in Nanjing, China, from 26-30 October 2020. Registration is open and free for participants joining virtually. The Scientific Committee and the Local Organization Committee are working on the schedule of the online meeting, regarding different time zones all around the world. There will be five sessions instead, including one general session and four topic sessions: http://pastglobalchanges.org/calendar/2020/127-pages/1947


13. Future Earth updates

i. New issue of Anthropocene
Future Earth’s award-winning, independent Anthropocene magazine has released its fifth issue, with the theme of "Relocate" – exploring how climate change is reshaping our world: https://futureearth.org/2020/09/03/anthropocene-magazine-issue-5-relocate/

ii. The Psychology of Climate Change
The Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI) recently hosted a Facebook Live event - The Psychology of Climate Change - with Project Inside Out. Access the recording: https://www.facebook.com/events/822352041673897

iii. Collaborative Research Action (CRA) funding call on Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability
On 23 July 2020, the Belmont Forum officially launched a Collaborative Research Action (CRA) funding call on Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability. The call focuses on supporting transdisciplinary networks to innovate solutions and/or synthesize positive and negative inter-linkages across the SDGs, which will contribute to the co-design of sustainable development pathways. The call closes 31 October. For full details and the forms, go to: https://www.belmontforum.org/cras/#pathways2020

The Future Earth Secretariat is a partner of this CRA by:
a) providing research funds from the PEGASuS program to support research synthesis by African research consortia;
b) organizing a virtual capacity building workshop for early-career researchers from Africa interested in joining Belmont Forum consortium proposals. Access all information here: https://futureearth.org/2020/09/30/african-early-career-researchers-network-and-train-on-pathways-to-sustainability/
c) supporting global coordination and facilitation of the Collaborative Research Action with the goal of creating synergies among the funded projects. This latter activity will be aligned with the Future Earth Pathways initiative: https://futureearth.org/initiatives/earth-targets-initiatives/science-based-pathways/
If you would like to know more about the collaboration or if you have any questions, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

iv. Mountain Research Initiative (MRI)
Read the September Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/mountainresearchinitiative.org/mri-newsletter-september-2020


14. Other news and opportunities

i. New climate variability paper
Jürg Luterbacher et al. published the editorial "Past pandemics and climate variability across the Mediterranean" in Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration. Access the paper free of charge: https://rdcu.be/b7r5X

ii. The Micropalaeontological Society (TMS)
The Micropalaeontological Society 50th Anniversary Conference will be held online from 11-13 November 2020. There is also a pre-conference workshop on 10 November. Abstract submissions close 15 October. All details: https://www.tmsoc.org/conf2020/

iii. 2020 WDS Data Stewardship Award
The Call for Nominations for the 2020 WDS Data Stewardship Award closes 30 October. This annual prize celebrates the exceptional contributions of early-career researchers (ECRs) to the improvement of scientific data stewardship through their (1) engagement with the community, (2) academic achievements, and (3) innovations. Nominations are open to any scientific organization, group, body, union, or otherwise. All details: https://www.worlddatasystem.org/news/news-archive/call-for-nominations-wds-data-stewardship-award-2020

iv. Virtual Palaeoscience (VIPs)
An updated spreadsheet of paleoscience teaching materials is now available. Access or suggest contributions here: https://virtualpalaeoscience.wordpress.com/resources-web-pages/the-vips-spreadsheet/

v. Seminar series "Past answers to current concerns: Approaches to understanding historical societal resilience"
The inaugural seminar series (via Zoom) of the Environmental History Lab at Princeton University, which runs for six weeks starting 6 October, is presented by the Princeton Climate Change and History Research Initiative in collaboration with the Program in Medieval Studies. The presentations are open to the public. Seminars will occur on Tuesdays starting at 13:30 EST. Each set of papers will be followed by a Q&A session of 30 minutes, after which the public section will close and a specialist project-team discussion will follow. To register, contact John Haldon: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

vi. British Ecological Society Palaeoecology Special Interest Group Blog
These weekly blog posts are a summation of top paleoecology papers. New posts include "Seed dispersal rather than climate may limit range expansion in some tree species" and "Palaeoecological clues hiding in Polish peatlands could be key to helping conservationists plan for climate change": https://palaeosigbes.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

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