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||Scott Mensing*, University of Nevada - Reno, Gianluca Piovesan, Tuscia University, Italy, Edward Schoolman, University of Nevada, Reno, The long term impact of human activity on the structure of modern forests: A case from central Italy||20||3:05 PM|
|Presenter||Theodore Dingemans*, , Scott Mensing, University of Nevada, Reno, Edward Schoolman, University of Nevada, Reno, Gianluca Piovesan, Dafne - University of Tuscia, Abrupt environmental change and Carolingian conquest: 750-850 AD in the Rieti Basin, Central Italy||20||3:25 PM|
|Presenter||Lawrence Kiage*, Georgia State University, Benjamin Atieno Opiyo, Georgia State University, A multi-proxy record of environmental change in Tropical East Africa since the Last Glacial Maximum||20||3:45 PM|
|Presenter||Emily Alyssa Niederman*, Dept. of Geography, University of Georgia, USA, David Porinchu, Dept. of Geography, University of Georgia, USA, Jeff Speakman, Center for Applied Isotopes Studies, University of Georgia, USA, Bahadur Kotlia, Dept. of Geology, Kumaun University, India, Tracing Indian Summer Monsoon (ISM) variability from the Mid-Holocene to the present in Uttarakhand, India using X-ray fluorescence (XRF)||20||4:05 PM|
|Presenter||Gregory Burris*, Florida State University, The effect of volcanic forcing on microclimate measures of inter-annual variability||20||4:25 PM|
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