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July 2018

AFQUA, National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

July 14 - July 22
Nairobi, Kenya + Google Map

We are pleased to announce the organization of a session and a 3-day workshop during and after the AFQUA conference (July 14-22, 2018) next summer in Nairobi, Kenya. Organizers: B. Vannière, C. Courtney-Mustaphi, J. Aleman, C. Adolf, D. Colombaroli and the GPWG2 See here for more information, in particular on how to apply and regarding the session and workshop contents. The deadline to apply for the session (F05: Africa on Fire: state-of-the-art and perspectives about fire history, fire ecology and fire-vegetation-climate interactions across tropical biomes) is April 30,…

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August 2018


August 7 - August 11
Ottawa, Carleton University Canada + Google Map

Joint meeting of the Canadian and American Quaternary Associations ​Crossing borders in the Quaternary S9) Changes in the wildfire regime and impact on ecosystem structure and functions Co-Chairs: Olivier Blarquez  (Université de Montréal); Nicolas Pelletier (Carleton University) In recent years, North American climatic conditions have become increasingly conducive to wildfires, leading to record fire seasons affecting both fire prone ecosystems such as Californian chapparals and ecosystems rarely subjected to fires such as tundras. Wildfires can drastically modify terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and climate…

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September 2018

Focus Group 3 workshop, London 2018

September 4 - September 7
Egham, Royal Holloway, University of London + Google Map

"Diverse knowledge systems for fire policy and biodiversity conservation" We are happy to announce that our next Focus Group workshop will take place at Royal Holloway University of London, between 4 and 7 September 2018, hosted by the Centre for Quaternary Research, Department of Geography. The main focus of this workshop is to foster collaboration between Quaternary Science and more applied disciplines (Biodiversity Conservation, Forest Management, Climate impacts), by bringing together palaeoecologists, human geographers, modern ecologists and stakeholders. The workshop is co-funded by PAGES, the…

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November 2018

VIII International Conference on Forest Fire Research

November 10 - November 16
Coimbra Coimbra, Portugal + Google Map

Paleofire and Management at the VIII International Conference on Forest Fire Research in Coimbra, Portugal, November 10-16, 2018 The session will focus on creating a dialogue between scientists and management agencies about how paleofire studies can best be used to inform management, whether it be establishing baselines for conservation, examining climate-vegetation-fire linkages for policy considerations or assessing fire risk in drinking reservoir catchments. We hope to attract participants that are either already focused on working with agencies or developing methods…

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