INQUA 2023 - Call for abstract


Società Geologica Italiana

Carissimi Soci SGI,
Carissimi Soci Società Associate,

su indicazione del Prof Andrea Columbu (Università di Pisa), vi segnaliamo la call for abstract relativa alla sessione "Cave deposits for in deep understanding Quaternary climate and environment", organizzata nell'ambito del congresso INQUA 2023.
Cordiali saluti,

La Segreteria

Care Tutte e Cari Tutti, 
vorrei segnalarvi la sessione "Cave deposits for in deep understanding Quaternary climate and environment" all'imminente XXI INQUA congress - Time for change ( Scientific theme: 5. Climate record, processes and models.

Il congresso si svolgerà a Roma dal 14 al 20 luglio 2023, presso l'Università La Sapienza. Qui il link per inviare il vostro abstract:
La deadline è l' 1 Novembre 2022.

Grazie mille, ci vediamo a Roma!
Andrea Columbu

Titolo: Cave deposits for in deep understanding Quaternary climate and environment

Descrizione: Cave deposits efficiently record past climatic and environmental conditions. Either clastic sediments or chemically precipitated deposits (speleothems) can indeed retain important insights about variation in temperatures, rainfall amount and source, seasonality, vegetation and soil status, hydrology as well as many other key-aspects of the Quaternary Period. This is accomplished throughout the study of physic-bio-geochemical, petro-mineralogic and sediment-stratigraphic characteristic of cave deposits, which can be rigidly anchored to low-uncertainty geochronology thanks to the modern dating techniques (ie. U-Th, U-Pb, 14C, OSL, etc.). Furthermore, the association of these geological archives with models can help to improve the understanding of Quaternary conditions from a regional to a global perspective. This session welcomes cave-deposit based novel studies with special regard to those presenting: 1) chronologies for key Quaternary events, 2) new records from underrepresented Quaternary time-slices and/or geographical areas; 3) novel palaeoclimate/environment proxies and/or techniques; 4) Models using data in global repository (ie. SISAL, NOAA, etc) and 5) cave monitoring. The aim of this session is to summarise and possibly update the state of the art of Quaternary palaeoclimate-environment research based on cave deposits from a multi-disciplinary perspective, as well as discuss the potential scientific directions for the near future.


Andrea Columbu, Pisa University, Italy,               
Valdir Novello, University of Tübingen, Germany,
Yassine Ait Brahim, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco,
Micheline Campbell, UNSW Sydney, Australia,