Inaugural SHAPE workshop Sept 2013

The first SHAPE workshop was held at GNS Science on the 16-17th September 2013. A summary of the talks and discussion at the workshop can be found on the SHAPE project page. Lots of ideas were discussed and it was clear that there is still momentum continuing on from the Aus-INTIMATE project. There is a long…

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Blog 3: Environmental transformation of Australia linked to the Late Quaternary demise of the megafauna

Australia provides an outstanding case study to resolve the relationship between Late Quaternary environmental drivers such as climate variability, vegetation changes, wildfires, faunal extinctions and human activities. The interval between 50,000-40,000 years BP is critical for understanding the interplay of some of these factors and how they transformed the Australian landscape. During this period, humans…

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UPDATE: INQUA ECR

AQUA travel awards for the INQUA ECR now due on the 1st October – see previous blog for forms UPDATE: INQUA 2013 Early Career Researcher Inter-congress meeting:  2nd- 6th December, 2013, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Details attached INQUA 2013 Early Career Researcher Inter-congress meeting:  2nd- 6th December, 2013 for MSc, PhD Candidates and Early…

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INQUA ECR Student/Postdoc travel award

AQUA is offering two $500 travel prizes to fund attendance for the INQUA ECR inter-congress meeting at the University of Wollongong from the 2-6th of December, 2013. The AQUA prizes are additional to those offered by the meeting organizers, which attendees are also encouraged to apply for. Download the Austalasian Quaternary Association INQUA ECR travel…

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AESC 2014

  Australian Earth Sciences Convention — AESC   2014 INVITATION TO SUBMIT SESSION PROPOSALS You have less than 4 weeks to submit your suggestions for   dedicated sessions during the scientific program. Sessions may be in any of   the six general themes (Energy; Resources; Environment; Service and Community; Dynamic Planet; Living Earth). Be quick…

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Blog: Late Quaternary history of Easter Island

Easter Island (or Rapa Nui) has continuously drawn the attention of the scientific community since it was first sighed by Dutch Sailors in 1722. By those early days it was already described as a mysterious and isolated islet boasting hundreds of monumental stone statue –the Moais– and as the only island of the South Pacific…

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SHAPE Workshop

The first Southern Hemisphere Assessment of Paleo-Environments workshop is to be held at GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand on the 16th September 2013. If you are developing proxy data, have environmental reconstructions, or are interested in the last 60ka, please come along and join us at this workshop! Limited funding is available for New…

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INQUA ECR 2013

INQUA 2013 Early Career Researcher Inter-congress meeting: 2nd– 6th December, 2013, Wollongong, Australia. The INQUA ECR meeting has a limited number of travel awards available for those giving an oral presentation and intending to publish in the QI Special Issue. For international attendees this amounts to (AU $1000) and for Australasian attendees this amounts to…

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AQUA Blog

Hola, Kia ora everyone, My name is Ignacio Jara and I am PhD student from Chile, currently studying at the School of Earth Sciences at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. After one and a half years of living and studying in Wellington, New Zealand, I have been asked to write a monthly blog commenting on…

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