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(PAGES) International Symposium on Past Global Changes: Lessons for a Sustainable Future 2023

Bern, Switzerland
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Date: 1 June 2023

Location: Bern, Switzerland (The meeting will be mostly in-person, although a hybrid component will be considered to accommodate some participants)

Venue: Lehrgebäude VetSuisse, Länggassstrasse 124 C, Bern 


The purpose of the meeting is to highlight the broad and diverse achievements of PAGES working groups. The symposium will be held in conjunction with the PAGES scientific steering committee (SSC) meeting

PAGES supporters and partners will also be invited.


Participation is free. 

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Preliminary program*

Time Group Presenter(s) Title
8:30 Welcome coffee
9.00 PAGES

Marie-France Loutre

Martin Grosjean

Zhimin Jian 

Opening and welcome addresses

University of Bern

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT)

Prof. Dr. Hugues Abriel, Vice-Rector for Research (University of Bern)

Dr. Nicole Schaad, Head of Division National Research and Innovation

Prof. Gao Hongjun, Former Vice President of CAS

Prof. Anneleen Foubert, Commission Research Networks

9:30 Global Research Networks (GRNs), Future Earth

Carolina Adler, Mountain Research Initiative

Cornelia Krug, bioDISCOVERY 

Davnah Urbach, Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment

10:00 PAGES IPO Marie-France Loutre

Iván Hernández Almeida
PAGES: past, present and future
10:30 Coffee break
Moderator: Zhimin Jian
11:00 QUIGS Emilie Capron "PAGES-PMIP Working Group on Quaternary Interglacials"
11:20 2k Network Nikita Kaushal "2k Network"
11:40 CVAS Fabrice Lambert "Climate Variability Across Scales"
12:00 DiverseK Liping Zhou "Integrating diverse knowledge systems for environmental policy"
12:30 Lunch Buffet
Moderator: Eugenia Ferrero
13:30 ECN Juliana Nogueira "PAGES Early-Career Network"
13:50 PaleoEcoGen Laura Epp "Understanding past ecological trends"
14:10 People3000 Martin Hinz "PalEOclimate and the PeopLing of the Earth"
14:30 Human Traces Nathalie Dubois "Synthesizing human traces in the stratigraphic record"
15:00 Coffee break
Moderator: Aster Gebrekirstos
15:30 SISAL Franziska Lechleitner "Speleothem Isotopes Synthesis and AnaLysis"
15:50 VICS Michael Sigl "Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society"
16:10 Floods Juan Antonio Ballesteros Cánovas "Floods Working Group"
16:30 CRIAS Heli Huhtamaa "Climate Reconstruction and Impacts from the Archives of Societies"
16:50  Closure Martin Grosjean  
17:00 Apéro    

* The program is subject to change

If you have questions, please contact us via email: (pages[at]pages[dot]unibe[dot]ch)