[Coral-List] Tropical coral archives - Session and Workshop at GeoBremen 2017 - abstract deadline 15th June

Jens Zinke jens.zinke at gmail.com
Mon May 29 14:39:32 EDT 2017

Dear colleagues,

we would like to invite you to submit an abstract to our session on
"Tropical coral archives" and to participate in the corresponding workshop

at the international conference GeoBremen 2017, September 24 – 29, 2017,
Bremen [www.GeoBremen17.de <http://www.geobremen17.de/>].

*Session 5.2: Tropical coral archives – Reconstructions of climate and
environment beyond the instrumental record at society-relevant timescales*

*Conveners: **Thomas Felis (MARUM, University of Bremen), Miriam Pfeiffer
(RWTH Aachen University), Jens Zinke (FU Berlin)*

Shallow-water coral archives provide precisely-dated annually to
monthly-resolved reconstructions of marine climate and environmental change
from across the global tropics to subtropics. They are a key archive to
constrain past seasonal, interannual and decadal variability – the time
scales most relevant to human societies – beyond the start of systematic
reef monitoring programs and instrumental observations of climate. Coral
reconstructions extending back for centuries provide a link between the
observational period and lower-resolution sediment archives. This is of
high relevance for comparisons of proxy data with model simulations of reef
ecosystem dynamics and global climate. Well-preserved fossil corals provide
high-resolution snapshots for time intervals of the Holocene, the last
glacial-interglacial cycles, the Miocene and the Pliocene.

Coral paleoclimatology provides an opportunity for collaborations among
paleoclimatologists, marine geologists, coral reef ecologists, carbonate
geochemists, experts in biomineralization, carbonate diagenesis and
U-series dating, climate modellers, climate dynamicists, and climate
statisticians, in order to provide robust and innovative paleoclimate and
environmental reconstructions and interpretations. Recent collaborative
efforts include expeditions of the International Ocean Discovery Program
(IODP) and synthesis works of the Past Global Changes (PAGES) Ocean 2k

On the occasion of the German Science Year 2016*17 - Seas and Oceans - we
like to invite the international coral paleoclimate community and
researchers from the related disciplines to present their latest research
at the GeoBremen 2017, and we strongly encourage PhD students and early
career scientists to participate. The aim of this session is to present and
discuss latest research on past marine climate and environmental change at
society-relevant timescales (seasonal, interannual, decadal), in order to
understand the long-term context and impacts of future changes in the
tropical to subtropical oceans, reef ecosystems, and adjacent continents.
We welcome a wide range of contributions, in particular on (1) the
development and calibration of new proxies and dating methods, (2)
climatic, environmental and ecological reconstructions from high resolution
proxy time series, (3) the use of such proxies in model-proxy data
comparisons, and (4) implications for the future of coral reefs in times of
anthropogenic-induced climatic and environmental change.

The session will be accompanied by a 1-day workshop on September 28 (with
time for more talks and discussions) aiming at the exchange of ideas, the
identification of key scientific priorities for the coming decades, and the
promotion of future joint research activities.

*Conference information:*

[www.GeoBremen17.de <http://www.geobremen17.de/>]

*Session information:*


*Registration and abstract submission:*


*Deadline for abstract submission: 15 June 2017.*

We are looking forward to seeing you in Bremen in late September!

Thomas Felis, Miriam Pfeiffer, Jens Zinke


Dr. Thomas Felis

MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences

University of Bremen

28359 Bremen


phone: +49-(0)421-218-65751 <+49%20421%2021865751>

fax: +49-(0)421-218-65505 <+49%20421%2021865505>

e-mail: tfelis at marum.de

www: www.marum.de/en/Thomas_Felis.html

Dr. Miriam Pfeiffer

Geologisches Institut

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

52062 Aachen


Telefon +49 241 8095719 <+49%20241%208095719>

E-Mail pfeiffer at geol.rwth-aachen.de

Dr. Jens Zinke

Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften

Freie Universität Berlin

12249 Berlin


jzinke at zedat.fu-berlin.de

+4930 838 61034 <+49%2030%2083861034>

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