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||Miranda Jordan*, Missouri State University, Robert T Pavlowsky, Missouri State University; Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute, Watershed disturbance history as interpreted through floodplain core analysis Big River Watershed, Ozark Highlands, Missouri.||20||9:55 AM|
|Presenter||Stephen Cooper, University of Georgia , Scott Reinemann, Miami University, Ohio, Bryan Mark, The Ohio State University , Jim DeGrand, The Ohio State University, David Porinchu*, University of Georgia, A lake sediment-based reconstruction of fire history spanning the last two millennia from Great Basin National Park, NV||20||10:15 AM|
|Presenter||Duncan Cook*, Australian Catholic University, Dan Penny, University of Sydney, Timothy Beach, University of Texas at Austin, Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach, University of Texas at Austin, David McGee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Quan Hua, ANSTO, The Maya Resilience Project: climate variability and human response in the Maya lowlands of Central America||20||10:35 AM|
|Presenter||Jacob Cecil*, University of Tennessee, Cathy E. Smith, University of Edinburgh, Sally P. Horn, University of Tennessee, Mathew S. Boehm, University of Tennessee, Chad S. Lane, University of North Carolina Wilmington, A Multiproxy Record of Paleoenvironmental Change from a Belizean Pine Savanna||20||10:55 AM|
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