SASQUA Conference

21st Conference of the Southern African Society for Quaternary Research, 3-7 April 2017, Parkview, Johannesburg

SASQUA 2017 first circular

Abstract Deadline: 31.01.17, download the form here

Registration Deadline: 31.01.17, download form Here


Grad student fellowship, Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University, Earth Sciences &  Environmental Sustainability
Sedimentary records of climate and environmental change, Alaska

We seek a graduate student (MS or PhD) to join our NSF-funded projects on climate and environmental variability in Alaska based on proxy climate evidence from lake sediments. Field sites are located in both northern and southern Alaska where we are studying glacier-hydrology-limnology linkages and how they relate to the changing Arctic system. You will be trained in a wide range of paleolimnological and geochemical techniques, and will develop new paleoclimate records focusing on postglacial hydroclimatic variability. In southern Alaska, volcanic ash layers and annually laminated sediment provide the basis for precise geochronology. These new records build on a growing regional and global networks of proxy climate records to improve the understanding of how shifts in the mean state of climate during the Holocene were associated with changes in north Pacific and Arctic climate variability.

Degree options include:
– MS Geology or MS Environmental Sciences & Policy – Paleoenvironments
– PhD Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability – Climate and Environmental Change

Highly qualified incoming PhD students will be considered for NAU’s Presidential Fellowship, which includes a $25k stipend, tuition remissions, benefits and funds for professional development for each of four years.

For more information, contact or
Application deadline January 15th 2017

Symposium: Past Climate Changes, a key for the Future

IAMAS-ICCL, Cape Town, South Africa, 27 August-1 Sepember 2017

Lead convener: Andre Berger (

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2013), without rapid and dramatic reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, the Earth’s climate can warm by a few °C. This change may occur over a few hundred years, accompanied by sea level rising at a rate of as much as a meter, or perhaps more, per century. Such a climate appears to be unprecedented over the last 150 years. This requests therefore to go back in the past history of the Earth looking for the closest analogues. As we are presently in an interglacial (the Holocene), the warm climates of the past few million years are particularly well suited. Understanding the nature and mechanisms of past climate changes in general and particularly the relative stability of the past warm periods has the potential to provide context and insight into climate and sea-level response to human activities over the industrial period and into the future, as well as the impacts of such climate change on the environment.

This symposium invites researchers who investigate the long-term behavior of the climate system and of the environment in the past and how it is projected to change into the future. We encourage both modelers and empirical scientists who focus on different aspects of the climate system to participate.

Session 1. Reconstructing and understanding the Pliocene and earlier warm periods. Convener: A. Haywood (

Session 2. Reconstructing and understanding the Pleistocene. Convenors: Q.Z. Yin (

Session 3. Reconstructing and understanding the climate, sea level, environment and civilization changes over the Holocene and the Anthropocene. Conveners: A Timmermann ( M. MacCracken (

Job Opportunities – 18.10.16


Prof. (Climate Science), Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. More info:

Asst. Prof. (Archaeology Anthropology), University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. Deadline: 31.10.16. More info:

Asst. Prof. (Anthropology for Archaeology), North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, Deadline: 04.11.16. More info:

Asst. Prof. (Global Biogeochemistry), University of California, Santa Cruz. Deadline: open until filled. More info:

Asst. Prof. (Evolutionary Anthropology), Duke University, North Carolina, USA. Deadline: 01.11.16. More info:

Asst. Prof. (hydrometeorology/ecohydrology), University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA. Deadline: 28.10.16. More info:

Assoc. Prof. (Terrestrial Remote Sensing), South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD. Deadline: open until filled. More info:

Asst. Prof. (Earth and Planetary Science), The University of California, Berkeley, CA. Deadline: 30.11.16. More info:

Asst Prof (archaeology), Columbia University, NY. Deadline: 01.11.16. More info:

Asst. Prof. (Geospatial Science, Physical Geography), The University of British Columbia, Canada. Deadline: 20.11.16. More info: (Job ID: 24706)

Asst. Prof. (GIS, Human Geography), The University of British Columbia, Canada. Deadline: 20.11.16. More info: (Job ID: 24707)

Asst. Prof. (coastal/land-sea processes), Florida State University (FSU), Tallahassee, FL. Deadline: 01.12.16. More info:, Job ID: 40820


Researcher Associate (Sea Level Research), University of Bristol, UK. Deadline: 06.11.16. More info:

Postdoc (Geophysics), University of Auckland, New Zealand. Deadline 23.10.16. More info: (Job ID: 18408)

2xPostdocs (Changes in mountain ecosystems), Nanjing Institute of Geography & Limnology, Nanjing, China. Deadline: 01.02.17. More info:


PhDs (Antarctic Dynamics – Antarctic Gateway Partnership), University of Tasmania, Hobart. More info:

PhDs (Lake and Terrestrial Paleoecology), University of Auckland, New Zealand. Deadline: 16.12.16. More info:

PhD (The Nihewan Basin (China) – depositional history and hominins), University of Iceland. Deadline: 28.11.16. More info:

PhD (Computational Geophysics), ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Deadline: 31.10.16. More info:

PhD (geophysical monitoring, geothermal reservoirs), ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Deadline: 31.10.16. More info:

2xPhD (cryosphere geophysics), ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Deadline: 31.10.16. More info:


Operations Manager, NERC Field Spectroscopy Facility, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Deadline: 24.10.16. More info: (reference: 037554)

Conferences, Meetings & Workshops – 18.10.16

  • INTERNATIONAL OPEN #WORKSHOP 2017: Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 12,000 Years: The Creation of Landscapes V, 20-24.03.17, Kiel University, Germany. Abstract Deadline: 30.11.16. Registration Deadline: 02.02.17. More info:
  • PAST (The Palaeontological Scientific Trust) Call for Applications Q4, Johannesburg, South Africa. Deadline: 01.11.16. More info:
  • 2017 AAG Annual Meeting, 05-09.04.17, Boston, Massachusetts. Early Registration Deadline: 19.01.17. Abstract Deadline: 27.10.16. Conference website:
  • Climate Data Analysis, Bad Gandersheim, Heckenbeck, Germany. Deadline: 30.12.16.
    – Advanced Course in Climate Time Series Analysis, 09-13.01.17
    – Special Course in Climate Extremes Analysis, 16-20.01.17
    More info:

Conferences, Meetings & Workshops – 20.09.16

3rd PAGES YSM, 7-9.05.17, Morillo de Tou, Spain. Applications and abstract DL: 01.10.16. Meeting website:

PAGES Open Science Meeting, 9-13.05.17, Zaragoza, Spain. Early Reg DL: 20.02.17. Abstract DL: 20.12.16. Meeting website:

DANTE workshop: Dating the ANThropocene in Environmental archives, 19-21.10.16, Toulouse, France. Reg DL: 30.09.16. Website:

Southern Hemisphere Assessment of PalaeoEnvironments (SHAPE) International Focus Group Workshop: Southern Hemisphere climate of the present and past, 2-4.11.16, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile. REGISTRATION AND FUNDING STILL OPEN! More info:

ASLO aquatic sciences meeting, 26.02-03.03.17, Honolulu, Hawaii. Abstract DL: 14.10.16. Conference website:

2017 AAG Annual Meeting, 05-09.04.17, Boston, Massachusetts. Early Reg DL: 19.01.17. Abstract DL: 27.10.16. Conference website:

17th International Congress of Speleology: Caves in an Ancient Land, 23-29.07.17, Sydney, Australia. Reg open. Conference website:

Workshop on the Analysis of Micro Particles in Archaeological Samples, 06-08.12.16, Leipzig, Germany. More info: