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Q-MARE First Meeting: Climate and pre-industrial human impacts on marine ecosystems: crossing disciplinary boundaries

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Contact person
Konstantina Agiadi
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Climate and pre-industrial human impacts on marine ecosystems: crossing disciplinary boundaries

This meeting is organized by the Q-MARE (Disentangling climate and pre-industrial human impacts on marine ecosystems) working group. For more information on the working group, visit the Q-MARE web page here


Date and time: 17-19 January 2022, 15:00-18:00 CEST

Location: zoom


Climate and human activities altered marine ecosystems for thousands of years before industrialization, changing the composition, structure and dynamics of marine communities and the distribution, ecology and physiology of marine organisms. Marine ecosystems have proven robust to natural climatic perturbations, but are less resilient to anthropogenic impacts. Moreover, the timing, rate, and intensity of anthropogenic impacts on marine ecosystems before and after the industrial revolution varied across the world, increasing and confounding the effect of the shifting baselines syndrome. Q-MARE brings together scientists from different disciplines to combine results on past climate and human-induced changes on Quaternary marine ecosystems by combining paleontological, paleoclimatic, archaeological, and historical data.

Organizing committee

Konstantina Agiadi (University of Vienna, Austria)

Bryony A. Caswell (University of Hull, UK)

Paolo G. Albano (Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy)

Martin Zuschin (University of Vienna, Austria)


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Post meeting material

Konstantina Agiadi “Q-MARE Overview” 

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Moriaki Yasuhara "Time Machine Biology"

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Konstantina Agiadi "Natural climatic variability impacts on the marine fishes of the eastern Mediterranean"

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Aaron O’Dea "The beauty and utility of coral reef archives” 

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John Nicholls and Laoise Dillon "Setting the standard: Core values and robust data for a sustainable Q-MARE"

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Erin Dillon "Using dermal denticle assemblages to reconstruct shark communities on coral reefs over millennia"

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André Carlo Colonese "Uncovering 5000 years of fishing in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean"

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Ahmed A. Abdelhady "Biological responses to environmental changes"​​​​​​​

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Adam Tomašových "Inferences about marine benthic ecosystems on the basis of the stratigraphic record"​​​​​​​

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More information

Please contact the Q-MARE group leaders for more information.