5th International Limnogeology Congress session

We cordially invite you to submit an abstract to the session E2: Alpine and polar palaeorecords of natural and anthropogenic environmental change at the 5th International Limnogeology Congress, ILIC V, taking place from Aug. 31st to Sept. 3rd, 2011 in Konstanz (Germany).

Abstract submission is open until 15th April 2011.

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ILIC V – Session E2
Alpine and polar palaeorecords of natural and anthropogenic environmental change

Session Convenors: Karin A. Koinig, Jordi Catalan, Jean-Nicolas Haas & Christian Kamenik

Session abstract: Alpine and polar regions are particularly sensitive to climate change. Although alpine and polar archives are remote, they are often less pristine than assumed. While local disturbance is often limited, long range atmospheric pollution, and climate warming currently cause a major challenge for these ecosystems. Here we want to discuss changes observed on different timescales from various regions and compare natural and anthropogenic triggers for changes in alpine and polar ecosystems. This session is open to presentations, both oral and poster, of records from lakes, bogs, loess, and speleothems on annual to millennial time scales with a focus on Holocene to Quaternary records. Both abiotic and biotic records are welcome, preferably with an interdisciplinary, multi proxy approach. It is encouraged to compare climate, atmospheric, and human impact between archives and regions.