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Call for Sessions for IPS 2015

The organisers of the 2015 IPS in Lanzhou, China are asking for a second round of session proposals. Please all show an interest! For more information on sessions that have been selected so far and on how to propose one please read on.

Dear colleagues,

You may already notice the news that the 13th International Paleolimnology Symposium (IPS2015) will be held from August 4th – 7th 2015 in Lanzhou, China. Please mark these dates in your calendars now and pass on the information to your colleagues and students.

We have produced a draft program which would include 5 plenary talks and 17 sessions/keynotes. To date we have received a nice set of session proposals from our colleagues. Now, we’d like to extend the invitation to you to propose sessions on a topic that matches your research interests. The topics can be methodological, regional, thematic, review or issues-based. Each session will commence with a 30 minute keynote talk followed by 15 minute conference presentations. Your session topic proposal should comprise a title, a short abstract, conveners’ name(s), and may also include suggestions for keynote speakers. The IPS2015 committee will select sessions to ensure they cover a diverse range of topics and some proposals may be merged with others/or sadly be rejected.

Could you please submit your proposal by email to by 30 June 2014, so we can consider them to finalize our program at early July. We really appreciate your support and contributions.

For your information, we already received the following 8 session topics with conveners:

  1. Asian Monsoon evolution and dynamics from lake sediments

  2. Paleolimnological perspective on climatic and environmental changes from Tibetan and alpine lakes

  3. Climate and environmental changes in arid Central Asia and Middle East: Quaternary lake records and current trends

  4. New advances of applied stable-isotopes and their applications in paleoclimatic and palaeoenvironmental reconstructions

  5. Late Quaternary Chronology of Luminescence and radiocarbon dating for lacustrine sediments

  6. Land-Sea-Human Interactions as inferred from historical documents, models, and proxy records

  7. Priority Issues in Palaeolimnology: ecosystem processes & biogeochemical cycling

  8. Biological proxy evidence of ecology and environmental changes

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