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PAGES e-news vol. 2021, no.11

PAGES e-news vol. 2021, no. 11


1. PAGES' 6th OSM & 4th YSM online in May 2022
2. Call for SSC applications
3. PAGES webinars
4. Working group news
5. PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN)
6. Recent publications
7. Supported and endorsed workshops, and endorsed and affiliated groups' news
8. Future Earth
9. World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)
10. EGU
11. Other news and opportunities

1. PAGES' 6th OSM & 4th YSM online in May 2022

i. We are pleased to announce that applications for the 4th Young Scientist meeting are now open. Deadline for applications is 31 January 2022. Register and apply here.
ii. Don't forget that registration and abstract submission are also open for the 6th online OSM. Deadline for abstract submission is also 31 January 2022. Register here
For more information, please email:

2. Call for SSC applications

PAGES is pleased to announce the call for applications from scientists to serve on its Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) for the term starting January 2023 is now open. The next deadline for applications is Monday, 4 April 2022. During the assessment process, not only is the EXCOM looking for scientific excellence and a high level of commitment to PAGES goals, but also to achieve a balance across the SSC in expertise, nationalities, gender, and career stage. View the current SSC membership status, including nationalities and paleoscientific expertise already represented, here. For more information on the application process and how to join, please visit the website here.

3. Working group news

i. Mailing lists
Did you know all PAGES working groups have designated mailing lists? Stay up to date directly. > Details for all mailing lists.

ii. 2k Network
a. The 2k Network seminar series has come to an end for 2021. You can catch up on any series on the 2k Network YouTube channel. > Watch 
b. CoralHydro2k: Have you collected seawater δ18O data, but have nowhere to store it? Then please submit your data to the CoralHydro2k Seawater δ18O Database. > All details

iii. Arctic Cryosphere Change and Coastal Marine Ecosystems (ACME)
ACME successfully held its first workshop titled "Towards reliable proxy-based reconstructions: community perspectives and criteria for the ACME database" in Tvärminne, Finland and online. 

iv. Carbon in Peat on EArth through Time (C-PEAT)
C-PEAT presented on 5 November at the COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland at the Peatland Pavilion, organized by the Global Peatlands Initiative. They presented three main items: a) an interactive map with > 75 peatland sites from 20 countries; b) an artistic rendition of peatland landscapes; and c) a general discussion about the importance of peatlands as carbon sinks, and the introduction of the concept of a "Carbon Parks Designation" (akin to the Dark Sky Designation) as a policy platform and conservation strategy to protect the critical work C-rich ecosystems do in safeguarding C stores around the world and regulating the global climate. > More 

v. Climate Reconstruction and Impacts from the Archives of Societies (CRIAS)
The deadline for submissions to the group's special issue of Climate of the Past "International methods and comparisons in climate reconstruction and impacts from archives of societies" is 30 November. Group leaders encourage submissions and reviews of articles in discussion. > Access the special issue on the Climate of the Past website

vi. Cycles of Sea-Ice Dynamics in the Earth system (C-SIDE)
The call for contributions to the group's Climate of the Past special issue "Reconstructing Southern Ocean sea-ice dynamics on glacial-to-historical timescales" continues; submission deadline is 31 December, extendable if necessary. > Access the special issue on the Climate of the Past website The special issue editors are Karen Kohfeld, Xavier Crosta, Alice Marzocchi, Juliane Müller, Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz, Laurie Menviel, and Bjørg Risebrobakken. Authors can submit their contributions by using the online registration form on the journal website. During the registration process it is important that the correct special issue is selected. > Submission instructions

vii. Integrating diverse knowledge systems for environmental policy (DiverseK)
a. A new article by Hawthorne D et al. has been published in Proceedings of the Geologists' Association with the title "Palaeoecological records as a guide for fire management in Killarney National Park, Ireland". See point 6 for more details. 
b. "Vegetation Response to Holocene Climate Change in the Qinling Mountains in the Temperate–Subtropical Transition Zone of Central–East China" has been published by Zhang Y et al. in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. See point 6 for more details.
c. The Call for papers with the Special Topic on Transdisciplinarity, Palaeoecology and Sustainable Conservation:  “Past Forward: Using Long-Term Data as Part of an Interdisciplinary Approach to Biodiversity Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Management of Ecosystem Services" is now open for submissions in Frontiers in Conservation Science. > Submission instructions

viii. Human Traces
a. After a successful second workshop held online, the videos of all presentations are available to watch on the group's YouTube channel. > Watch 
For more information on the workshop: > Calendar
b. The group will soon be setting up a webinar series and invite anyone interested in presenting their work to please contact Nathalie Dubois:

ix. LandCover6k
a. The 4th and final LandCover6k workshop will be held online from 2-4 December 2021 with the title: "New Land-Cover and Land-Use Datasets for evaluation and improvement of Anthropogenic Land-Cover Change Scenarios". > Calendar 
b. LandCover6k is in its second and last phase. Group leader Marie-José Gaillard will finish her tenure with the final working group annual report which will be submitted in March 2022. However, this does not mean that LandCover6k science-related activities will stop. Discussions are ongoing and alternatives are being discussed in relation to future plans. Therefore, if you are interested in being involved in future work and collaborations related to past land-use and land-cover change, please contact a member of the co-ordinating group.

x. PALeo constraints on SEA level rise (PALSEA)
a. A new paper titled "A review of last interglacial sea-level proxies in the western Atlantic and southwestern Caribbean, from Brazil to Honduras" has been published by Rubio-Sandoval k et al. in Earth System Science Data. See point 6 for more details. 
b. Rush G et al. published "Development of an intertidal foraminifera training set for the North Sea and an assessment of its application for Holocene sea-level reconstructions" in Marine Micropaleontology. See point 6 for more details. 

xi. PalEOclimate and the PeopLing of the Earth (PEOPLE3000)  
PEOPLE3000 held their fall workshop conducted in three simultaneous venues at Tempe (US), Bergen (Norway) and Santiago (Chile) from 3-5 November 2021. The workshop included remote sessions for participants that were unable to join. > Calendar

xii. Speleothem Isotopes Synthesis and AnaLysis (SISAL)
a. The SISAL seminar series continues with a 2-part seminar by Andrea Borsato. Andrea is based at the University of Newcastle, Australia and is an expert on karst hydrology, trace elements and speleothem-based reconstructions. He will talk about some fundamental concepts and his recent work with trace elements sources and transport, and incorporation and measurement in speleothems. The seminar will be held in two parts, with each part presented twice to accommodate different time-zones. Part 1: "Analytical techniques, sources and transport" will be on 11 November, 09:00 UTC and 12 November, 22:00 UTC > Calendar . Part 2: "Partition, incorporation, and climate-environmental significance" will take place on 18 November, 09:00 UTC and 19 November, 22:00 UTC > Calendar
b. Comas-Bru L et al. have published "SISALv2: a comprehensive speleothem isotope database with multiple age–depth models" in Earth System Science Data. See point 6 for more information. 

4. PAGES webinars

i. PAGES-PMIP webinar on 8 December at 9:00 UTC: "Using simulation results from the Palaeoclimate Model Intercomparison Project" with Chris Brierley. For more information and/or to register, please refer to the calendar entry here.

ii. On 2 December at 14:00 UTC, PAGES-WCRP webinar "WCRP’s new science directions" with Detlef Stammer.  Details and abstract to be announced.> Registration  For more information, please see the calendar entry here.

5. PAGES Early-Career Network (ECN)

i. Promotion of AGU2021 Sessions
Are you presenting in person or virtually at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans, USA (December 13-17)? Are you leading a session or event? The ECN wants to promote it! Please send a direct link to your conference abstract (or session/event) to with the subject "AGU 2021" by November 29. The ECN will collate the responses plus ECR-relevant events, and share the list. Please feel free to use the PAGES ECN logo. Please also contact if you are interested in presenting a promotional slide for the ECN during your presentation/session or would like to organize a local ECN member meet-up. The ECN wishes all participants Good luck!
ii. Science communication outreach project
The ECN is piloting a new science communication outreach project showcasing interviews in languages other than English. The interviews will concern how you got interested in science and what your career pathway has been; i.e. where has science taken you. They are seeking both early career and senior scientists as, ideally, each interview will be between persons at different career stages. We anticipate that the interviews themselves should take approximately 30 minutes with some additional time commitment necessary for reading/approving English-translated captions. The aim is to distribute the interviews to high school and undergraduate students with the goal to highlight the diverse background of scientists and to showcase (paleo-)science as a career path. If you have any interest (including questions!) in participating in this project, please contact them at Please also feel free to share this email with anyone you think may be interested. 
iii. Webinars
a) Did you miss the Show and Tell series featuring Pablo Martínez Sosa, a PhD candidate at the University of Arizona, presenting “Extracting microbial biomarkers from lake sediments" on 25 October? > Watch
b) If you have any ideas for a webinar and want to organize it for PAGES ECN, please reach out to the webinar cluster. Please also refer to the PAGES calendar for a more complete listing of PAGES webinars and other webinars of interest. 
iv. Mailing list
To receive a more comprehensive list of ECN news and announcements, sign up to the mailing list

6. Recent publications

i. DiverseK
a. Hawthorne D et al. have published "Palaeoecological records as a guide for fire management in Killarney National Park, Ireland" in Proceedings of the Geologists' Association. In this study, the authors focus on Killarney National Park, Ireland. An area which today is under threat from an increase in fire activity. Comparing palaeoecological and archaeological records, they reconstruct the past fire dynamic and its impact on the landscape, and evaluate the role of climate vs humans in influencing the natural fire regime over the millennial time-scale. > Article
b. Zhang Y et al. have published "Vegetation Response to Holocene Climate Change in the Qinling Mountains in the Temperate–Subtropical Transition Zone of Central–East China" in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. Understanding the long-term interactions between plant diversity and climate change can potentially provide a reference for future landscape management and biodiversity conservation strategies in the Qinling Mountains region. In this study, the authors use a pollen record from the Holocene sediments of Daye Lake, on Mount Taibai in the Qingling Mountains, to study regional vegetation changes based on biomes reconstruction and diversity analysis. > Article

a. Rubio-Sandoval K et al. have published a new paper with the title "A review of last interglacial sea-level proxies in the western Atlantic and southwestern Caribbean, from Brazil to Honduras". They use a standardized template for Pleistocene sea-level data to review last interglacial (Marine Isotope Stage 5 – MIS 5) sea-level indicators along the coasts of the western Atlantic and southwestern Caribbean, on a transect spanning from Brazil to Honduras where they identified six main types of sea-level indicators and produced 55 standardized data points. > Article 
b. "Development of an intertidal foraminifera training set for the North Sea and an assessment of its application for Holocene sea-level reconstructions" by Rush G et al. in Marine Micropaleontology reveals that techniques used in the study are suggested as a template for the development of regional transfer functions based on foraminifera and other intertidal microfossils. > Article

iii. SISAL
a. Comas-Bru L et al. have published "SISALv2: a comprehensive speleothem isotope database with multiple age–depth models" in Earth System Science Data on the necessary changes in the structure of the SISAL database to accommodate the inclusion of the new age models and their uncertainties as well as the expansion of the database to include new records and the quality-control measures applied. This paper also documents the age–depth model approaches used to calculate the new chronologies. > Article

7. Supported and endorsed workshops, and endorsed and affiliated groups' news

PAGES is pleased to have an association with the following groups and has provided either financial support or endorsement for the workshops and conferences.
> Find out more about PAGES' endorsed and affiliated groups
> Apply for workshop or conference endorsement

i. Climate Change, The Karst Record
The PAGES-supported KR9 Conference will be taking place from 17-20 July 2022, with peripheral activities taking place between 16 and 25 July, 2022. The deadline for submissions for oral and poster presentations is 23 November. For more information. > Calendar 

ii. Deep icE corE Proxies to Infer past antarctiC climatE dynamics (DEEPICE)
This month sees the launch of the DEEPICE biannual newsletter which will feature upcoming events, recent activities of the project, short updates on the PhD projects, recent deliverables, publications & presentations, communication and outreach activities from the network. If you would like to share any news in the first newsletter (coming end November 2021), please contact Marie Kazeroni by 24 Subscribe here.

iii. Ice Core Young Scientists (ICYS)
The tenth seminar of the ICYS seminar series was held on 14 October with Liz Thomas (British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge) on “Ode to the west wind – why do we care about Southern Ocean winds and what can ice cores tell us?” and Dieter Tetzner (British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge) “Diatoms in Antarctic ice cores, a novel proxy for reconstructing past wind variability in the Southern Hemisphere Westerly Wind belt”. All videos of the seminar series are available to watch online. > Watch

iv. Mountain Research Initiative (MRI)
> Read the October Newsletter

8. Future Earth
i. The Future Earth Assembly has elected the Governing Council. It is the operational decision-making structure of Future Earth and oversees the strategic and scientific direction of Future Earth. It supports timely decision processes to advance Future Earth’s agenda, strategies, activities and structures. > Read more 
ii. The 10 New Insights in Climate Science (10NICs) are a synthesis of the most robust climate-related research findings available today. The report is based on an assessment made by >60 world-leading academic experts, with a scoping process that reaches several thousands of scientists working on fields related to climate change. Since 2017 the 10NICs have been launched annually at the Climate COP and presented to the UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Ms. Patricia Espinosa. > Access the report 
iii. The Risk KAN Development Team invites interested experts in relevant fields, from all sectors, (including, but not limited to, government, private sector, NGOs, civil society and academia) to self-nominate for the Steering Committee’s next three-year term (2022-2024). Deadline 26 November. > Application form
iv. The World Biodiversity Forum 2022 will take place at Davos Con­gress Cen­tre, Switzer­land from 26 June -1 July 2022. Deadline to submit abstracts, and for proposal for interactive workshops, engaging training sessions, challenging panel discussions and lively debates is 21 November. > Submissions
v. Call for Project Descriptions for Future Earth Fellows: After a successful program in 2021, Future Earth is again partnering with US universities to fund fellows who will work with GRNs for 10 weeks from May-July 2022.  This is a fully funded fellowship opportunity and fellows receive a stipend and mentoring. Deadline for applications is 19 November. Please contact PAGES as soon as possible if you are interested.
vi. Read the Future earth October newsletter

9. World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)
i. Following on from the first event in this discussion series on Tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt change in the Earth system, where the topic was introduced (video here), WCRP now presents an event focused on the role of ice sheets. The event will take place on 15 November, 16:00-17:30 CET. > More information
ii. The second discussion will be taking place on 29 November. The discussion series aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. It supports efforts to increase consistency in the treatment of tipping elements in the scientific community, develop a research agenda, and design joint experiments and ideas for a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project (TipMip). For more information and to register, click here
iii. The WCRP Open Science Conference 2023, tentatively scheduled for March 2023, will bring together diverse research communities, programmes and partners to discuss the latest developments in climate science, with an emphasis on science-based information for decision making. The Conference will also celebrate the achievements of WCRP's Grand Challenges which will close at the end of 2022. Register your interest and/or to receive more information here 

Read the November Bulletin > here.

10. EGU General Assembly
The EGU General Assembly 2022 Call-for-abstracts is open. The deadline for abstract submission is 12 January, 2022 - 13:00 CET.  There will be a number of PAGES working group sessions and we are in the process of collecting and collating all information in order to keep the calendar entry up to date. Please feel free to send through any PAGES working group EGU sessions to us via email: > Calendar

11. Other news and opportunities

i. 2nd Neptune International Workshop
The second Neptune International workshop will be held online between 1 and 2 December 2021 with the aim of creating a discussion opportunity regarding a wide range of topics related to climate and coastal studies. The workshop will be free of charge to facilitate participation for ECRs and researchers from low-income countries. > Calendar

ii. Climate of the Past Special Issues
a. The special issue "International methods and comparisons in climate reconstruction and impacts from archives of societies" is open for new submissions until 30 November. > More information
b. The special issue “Interdisciplinary studies of volcanic impacts on climate and society” is open for new submissions until November. > More information

iii. 20th Swiss Climate Summer School
The Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR) will be hosting its 20th Swiss Climate Summer School 2022 in Grindelwald, Switzerland from 28 August - 2 September 2022.
Deadline for applications is 16 January 2022. > Calendar 

iv. Job opportunities
There are a lot of new job postings available, and we encourage you to share the good news with your networks. > Jobs 
If you know of any PAGES relevant jobs available that have not yet made their way through to us, please either send us the link and/or information to, or you are free to upload jobs onto the website directly.  
We encourage anyone to follow us on LinkedIn where we predominantly share job opportunities. > PAGES LinkedIn

v. 19th Swiss Geoscience Meeting
The online 19th Swiss Geoscience Meeting on "Climate, Resources and Environment: conflicts, synergies & compromises" will be taking place on 19 and 20 November 2021. Since this year's edition will be held exclusively online, there are no registration fees, registration deadline is 12 November. Only registered attendees will receive the zoom links to attend the symposium on Friday 19th and the conference on Saturday 20th.  > Register 

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