Tuesday, September 1, 2015

24th Biennial Meeting - AMQUA - 2016

24th Biennial Meeting of the American Quaternary Association (AMQUA)

Retooling the Quaternary to Manage the Anthropocene
July 28-July 1, 2016, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Early registration: October 1, 2015 to May 1, 2016; Abstract deadline: April 10, 2016

In 2016, the International Commission on Stratigraphy will decide on whether or not the Geologic Time Table will designate a new Anthropocene Epoch, and where in time to drive the Golden Spike. This decision is apt to shine the spotlight on the Quaternarist, who surely will be challenged and motivated to discriminate how geological and ecological rates and processes in the Anthropocene deviate from the Holocene and other times past. 

The 24th AMQUA Biennial Meeting will address the theme, “Retooling the Quaternary to Manage the Anthropocene,” and kickoff on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 with three exciting, all-day fieldtrips addressing ongoing research on Geology and Paleohydrology of the Jemez Mountains; Vegetation, Fire, and Alluvial Histories in the Jemez Mountains; and Paleoindian Geoarcheology in Middle Rio
Grande Basin. Our meeting’s keynote speaker is the award-winning science writer Andrew Revkin, author of the New York Times blog DotEarth and himself a member of the Anthropocene Working Group of the Subcommittee on Quaternary Stratigraphy. Over two and a half days, our 25 invited plenary speakers (see program) will address different aspects of the “Retooling” challenges. The remaining presentations will be contributed posters, which will remain up for the entirety of the meeting.  All posters will be featured in one-minute lightning talks (1-2 slides) at strategic times during the technical program. The posters will remain up in for the entirety of meeting, with 3-hour poster sessions each afternoon. After the meeting adjourns at noon on July 1, we are offering a guided tour to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science in Albuquerque and an all-day Neotoma/Tilia/Bacon workshop at the University of New Mexico on July 2. 

We recognize the educational value of the meeting and strongly encourage students to register and apply for AMQUA Student Travel Grants on our meeting registration page. 

The 24th Biennial AMQUA meeting is sponsored by the University of New Mexico, USGS and other organizations. 

For more information, please visit the website at www.amqua2016santafe.com.

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