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2nd Human Traces workshop

Location
Online meeting
Dates
-
Contact person
Nathalie Dubois
E-Mail address
Nathalie.Dubois@eawag.ch
Working groups
Meeting Category

The 2nd Human Traces workshop was ^ held online from 22-23 September 2021.

Program

An interdisciplinary view of Human Traces

22 September - 13:00-15:30 UTC

13:00-13:10 Welcome by John Boyle

13:10-13:35  Humans on Planet Earth - Long-term impacts on biosphere dynamics (HOPE) Prof. John Birks (University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway)

13:35-14:25  An overview of the PAGES LandCover6k Holocene LULCC (land-use/land-cover change) datasets for climate modelling, Land-cover: Prof. Marie-José Gaillard (LandCover6k WG, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden), Land-use: Dr. Chad Hill (LanCover6k WG, University of Pennsylvania, USA)

14:25-14:50  Terrestrial vs. lacustrine records of Holocene woody cover change in human occupied landscapes in sub-Saharan Africa, Prof. Kendra Chritz (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)

14:50-15:15  Human or Climate? Key challenges and opportunities for paleoenvironmental reconstructions across biomes, Dr. Daniele Colombaroli (DiverseK WG, Royal Holloway University of London, London, UK)

15:15-15:30 Synthesis

23 September - 20:00-22:30 UTC

20:00-20:10 Welcome by Emilie Saulnier-Talbot

20:10-20:35  Unlocking the power of ancient environmental DNA to investigate human traces, Dr. Marie-Eve Monchamp (PaleoEcoGen WG, McGill University, Montréal, Canada)

20:35-21:00  Anthropogenic impact on subarctic forests in Nain region, Nunatsiavut, Canada, Dr. Natasha Roy (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada)

21:00-21:25  Holocene socio-environmental dynamics in drylands of southernmost South America, Dr. Maria Eugenia de Porras (Instituto Argentino de Nivología, Glaciología y Ciencias Ambientales, Mendoza, Argentina)

21:25-21:50  OSL dating of rock surfaces: Direct dating of lithic surface artifacts using luminescence, Dr. Luke Gliganic (Centre for Archaeological Science, University of Wollongong, Australia)

21:50-22:15  Ancient history from lead pollution in Arctic ice, Prof. Joe McConnell (Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada, USA)

22:15-22:30 Synthesis

Registration

Registration by mail to Nathalie Dubois: Nathalie.dubois@eawag.ch.

About the working group

The PAGES Human Traces working group, which launched in January 2021, focuses on the long legacy of pre-Anthropocene human impacts. How do they manifest themselves in different parts of the world, and in different stratigraphic records?

Human Traces aims to address the knowledge gap about spatial and temporal variations in early human impacts, with the overarching goal to create a global synthesis of human traces in geologic archives.

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Further information

Questions about the working group or the workshop can be emailed to the group's leaders.

To watch all presentations, please view the Human Traces YouTube channel. 

Summary of presenters and presentation titles

1) Title: Human Traces Working Group 2nd online workshop – 22 September 2021 – John Birks
Prof. John Birks from the University of Bergen in Norway, presents “Humans on Planet Earth - Long-term impacts on biosphere dynamics (HOPE)” > Watch


2) Title: Human Traces Working Group 2nd online workshop – 22 September 2021 – Marie-José Gaillard
Prof. Marie-José Gaillard from Linnaeus University in Sweden, presents “An overview of the PAGES LandCover6k Holocene LULCC (land-use/land-cover change) datasets for climate modelling” – Land-cover aspects. > Watch


3) Title: Human Traces Working Group 2nd online workshop – 22 September 2021 – Chad Hill
Dr. Chad Hill from the University of Pennsylvania in USA, presents “An overview of the PAGES LandCover6k Holocene LULCC (land-use/land-cover change) datasets for climate modelling” – Land-use aspects. > Watch


4) Title: Human Traces Working Group 2nd online workshop – 22 September 2021 – Kendra Chritz
Prof. Kendra Chritz from the University of British Columbia in Canada, presents “Terrestrial vs. lacustrine records of Holocene woody cover change in human occupied landscapes in sub-Saharan Africa” > Watch


5) Title: Human Traces Working Group 2nd online workshop – 22 September 2021 – Daniele Colombaroli
Dr. Daniele Colombaroli from the Royal Holloway University of London in UK, presents “Human or Climate? Key challenges and opportunities for paleoenvironmental reconstructions across biomes” > Watch


6) Title: Human Traces Working Group 2nd online workshop – 23 September 2021 – Eric Capo
Dr. Eric Capo from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, presents “Unlocking the power of ancient environmental DNA to investigate human traces” > Watch


7) Title: Human Traces Working Group 2nd online workshop – 23 September 2021 – Natasha Roy
Dr. Natasha Roy from the Université du Québec à Montréal in Canada, presents “Anthropogenic impact on subarctic forests in Nain region, Nunatsiavut, Canada” > Watch


8) Title: Human Traces Working Group 2nd online workshop – 23 September 2021 – Maria Eugenia de Porras
Dr. Maria Eugenia de Porras from the Instituto Argentino de Nivología, Glaciología y Ciencias Ambientales in Argentina, presents “Holocene socio-environmental dynamics in drylands of southernmost South America” > Watch


9) Title: Human Traces Working Group 2nd online workshop – 23 September 2021 – Luke Gliganic
Dr. Luke Gliganic from the Centre for Archaeological Science at the University of Wollongong in Australia, presents “OSL dating of rock surfaces: Direct dating of lithic surface artifacts using luminescence” > Watch


10) Title: Human Traces Working Group 2nd online workshop – 23 September 2021 – Joe McConnell
Prof. Joe McConnell from the Desert Research Institute in Reno, USA, presents “Ancient history from lead pollution in Arctic ice” > Watch