The 2020 Quaternary Research Association (QRA) Annual Discussion Meeting will be held in Leeds 8-10th January with the theme ‘Quaternary Earth System processes and feedbacks: challenges for society’, hosted by Leeds Quaternary.
Quaternary climate feedbacks, tipping points and shifts in system states are important areas of current research (as highlighted by the IPCC, and with UKRI developing funding calls on these themes) as they provide relevant case studies for understanding our currently evolving climate and projecting it into the future. The conference is broad in scope, capturing the range of interests of the members of the QRA, particularly welcoming abstract submissions in the areas of:
- Ice, oceans and sea level
Keynote: Natalya Gomez, McGill University, Canada
Keynote: Angela Gallego-Sala, University of Exeter
- Quaternary carbon cycling
Keynote: James Rae, University of St Andrews
- State shifts and abrupt changes
Keynote: Camille Li, University of Bergen, Norway
- Recent advances in Quaternary Geochronology
Keynote: Kirsty Penkman, University of York
- Implications of Quaternary Science for Earth’s Future
Keynote: Paul Valdes, University of Bristol
Registration closes 6th December.