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37th International Congress on Limnology: SIL 2024

Foz do Iguaçu, PR, Brazil


Date: 5–9 May
Location: Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
Theme: Building bridges between science and society to reduce the effects of fragmentation and degradation of inland waters


"The theme for the 37th SIL Congress is “Building bridges between science and society to reduce the effects of fragmentation and degradation of inland waters”. By bringing together researchers, policymakers, and stakeholders, it aims to reconcile the multiple uses of the water with the challenges for conservation in the face of climate change and human pressures. In this regard, the main issue we want to address is the legacy that we will need to leave in a fragmented world, where indigenous and non-indigenous people need to work together for a sustainable land."

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Sessions of interest for the PAGES paleocommunity

Special Session: SS09
Co-chairs: Sagrario MDLAG (IIMYC-CONICET, Argentina), Wood S (Cawthron Institute, Nova Zelândia)
Title: Deciphering Human- and Climate-Driven Impacts on Lakes using Paleolimnological Studies

Abstract: This thematic session aims to explore the valuable insights that paleolimnological research provides in understanding the complex interplay between human activities, climate variability, and the ecological health of lakes. The long-term datasets and perspectives provided by paleolimnology can yield valuable insights into reference conditions, natural variability, help delineate drivers of decline, and aid in setting realistic restoration goals. The integration of paleolimnological data with Indigenous Knowledge and social histories is increasingly being used globally to guide effective revitalization plans. We encourage submissions that explore the intersection of paleolimnology, climate science, Indigenous Knowledge, and environmental management. We welcome presentations covering a diverse range of topics related to paleolimnology, including but not limited to: i) Innovative paleolimnological methodologies and techniques, such as sedimentary DNA, for reconstructing historical lake conditions and biological communities; ii) Case studies using multiproxy datasets to reconstruct historical changes in lake ecosystems over decades to millennia; iii) Paleolimnological research providing insights into deciphering long-term climate trends versus short-term variability; iv) Case studies that integrate paleolimnological data with Indigenous Knowledge and social histories; v) Successful integration of paleolimnological findings in lake management strategies and policy frameworks.

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