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Workshop on Quaternary Marine Ecosystems: Climate Versus Human Impacts In The Pre-Industrial Era

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ICTA-UAB together with the Institut de Ciències del Mar- CSIC, is organising this workshop on Quaternary Marine Ecosystems. It is coordinated by ICTA-UAB researcher André C.Colonese.


Workshop on "Quaternary Marine Ecosystems: Climate Versus Human Impacts In The Pre-Industrial Era"

Keynote speakersDr. Martin Visbeck, Dr. Anne Salomon and Dr. Heike K. Lotze.

Date: 5 to 7 December 2022
Time: 15h-18h

Location: Online. Registration here 


Assemble metadata on available sedimentary archives and published data to address the workshop question

Climate and human activities altered marine ecosystems for thousands of years before industrialization, changing the composition, structure and dynamics of marine communities and the distribution, ecology and physiology of marine organisms. However, disentangling human impacts from those of natural climate variability remains a challenge.

Marine ecosystems have proven robust to natural climatic perturbations, but are less resilient to anthropogenic impacts. Moreover, the timing, rate, and intensity of anthropogenic impacts on marine ecosystems before  and after the industrial revolution varied across the world, increasing and confounding the effect of the shifting baselines syndrome. Q-MARE brings together scientists from different disciplines to disentangle past climate and human-induced changes and explore the timing and scale of human impacts on Quaternary marine ecosystems by combining paleontological, paleoclimatic, archaeological, and historical data. 

Workshop on Quaternary Marine Ecosystems