Reconstructing past environments from proxy records is an important tool for addressing long-term environmental change. The current global context of increased air and sea temperatures, increases in the frequency and intensity of large-scale natural disasters, and the location of large populations in vulnerable areas highlights the importance of accessing proxy records that extend the baseline of environmental information beyond historical records.
This session will cover a wide range of topics from around the globe that explore the drivers and patterns of climate and environmental change over long and short timescales. Presenters will discuss new records of natural and anthropogenic environmental change in research including, but not limited to: paleoclimatology, paleoecology, paleolimnology, palynology, fire history, climate modelling, geochemistry, and archaeology.
|Presenter||Duncan Cook*, Australian Catholic University, Timothy Beach, University of Texas at Austin, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, University of Texas at Austin, Richard Terry, Brigham Young University, Mercury as a marker of the Maya Anthropocene in lowland Central America||20||8:00 AM|
|Presenter||Jacob Warner*, Louisiana State University, Department of Geography and Anthropology, Kristine L. DeLong, Louisiana State University, Department of Geography and Anthropology, Alan D. Wanamaker, Jr., Iowa State University, Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, David Chicoine, Louisiana State University, Department of Geography and Anthropology, Kaustubh Thirumalai, Brown University, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Modern and Prehistoric El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Variability: Perspectives from two Short-Lived Bivalve Species, Donax obesulus and Mesodesma donacium||20||8:20 AM|
|Presenter||Matthew T. Kerr*, The University of Tennessee, Sally P. Horn, The University of Tennessee, Chad S. Lane, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, A 10,000 year hydrogen isotope record of precipitation variability from highland Costa Rica||20||8:40 AM|
|Presenter||Sarah Elliott*, University of Exeter, Integrated phytolith, geochemistry and isotope results from El Triunfo, Bolivia||20||9:00 AM|
|Presenter||Elizabeth MacLennan*, , Sally P Horn, The University of Tennessee, Matthew T Kerr, The University of Tennessee, Chad Lane, The University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Kelsey Ellis, The University of Tennessee, A compound-specific hydrogen isotope record of precipitation from coastal north Hispaniola||20||9:20 AM|
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