PROGRAM

24TH AMQUA BIENNIAL MEETING, 2016

Santa Fe, NM

Retooling the Quaternary to Manage the Anthropocene (download progam pdf)

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 28

 

07:00-17:00

FIELDTRIP #1: VALLES CALDERA: MAGMATIC/GEOTHERMAL HISTORY, NEOTECTONICS/LANDSCAPE EVOLUTION, AND PALEOHYDROLOGY

 

 

FIELDTRIP #2: FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN: AN INTEGRATED HISTORY OF VEGETATION, FIRE, EROSION AND PEOPLE IN THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS

 

 

FIELDTRIP #3: PALEOINDIAN STUDIES THE HARTLEY MAMMOTH SITE AND WEST MESA - CLOSED

 

19:00-21:00

Registration and evening mixer
Location: Presidential Patio, Eldorado Hotel

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29

 

SECTION I. INTRODUCTION AND KEYNOTE

 

08:30

Felisa Smith, University of New Mexico, Julio Betancourt, USGS-Reston Welcome, announcements, introductions, overview of program


08:55

Andrew Revkin, author of Dot Earth (NY Times) and Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University Communicating In and About the Anthropocene


II. LONG-TERM BASELINES FOR MEASURING THE ANTHROPOCENE
Moderators: Bruce Huckell and Emily Lena Jones, University of New Mexico

 

09:20

Jay Quade, University of Arizona (with Jordan Abell, Mary Stiner, William McIntosh, and Sileshi Semaw) The Earliest Anthropocene and the "Age of Garbage"


09:45

Jeremy Shakun, Boston College (with Peter Clark, Shaun Marcott, Feng He, Alan Mix, Zhengyu Liu, Bette Otto-Bliesner, Michael Eby, Anders Levermann, and Ricarda Winkelmann) From the Ice Age to the Anthropocene: What the last 21,000 years tells us about 21st century climate change


10:10

Coffee Break

10:30

POSTER SESSION A, LIGHTNING TALKS (Posters A1-A20)
Moderator: Mark Williams, University of New Mexico


10:55

Andrea Dutton, University of Florida (with Anders Carlson, Antony Long, Glenn Milne, Peter Clark, Robert DeConto, Benjamin Horton, Stefan Rahmstorf, and Maureen Raymo) Sea level rise responses to polar ice sheets during warm periods


11:20

Natalie Kehrwald, USGS-Denver (with Elena Argiriadis, Carlo Barbante, Dario Battistel, Torben Krichgeorg, and Piero Zennaro) Increasing fire activity in a warming climate? Biomass burning, climate, and human impacts in Holocene ice and lake cores

 

 

11:45

Lunch (on your own; AMQUA Council meeting)

 

 

13:30

Jessica Tierney, University Arizona Tropical ocean temperatures during the last millennium: Latest results from the Ocean2K project


13:55

Nick McKay, Northern Arizona University (with Julien Emile-Geay) A global multiproxy database for temperature reconstructions of the common era


14:20

Kevin Anchukaitis, University Arizona Hot droughts: Past, present and future


14:45

POSTER SESSION B, LIGHTNING TALKS (Posters B1-B21)
Moderator: Mark Williams, University of New Mexico


15:10

Discussion (Moderators: Bruce Huckell, Emily Lena Jones, and Mark Williams, University of New Mexico)

 

 

15:30-18:00

POSTER SESSIONS A and B (Refreshments and Cash Bar) 

 

 

18:15-19:45

AMQUA/INQUA Mentoring and Science Communication Social
Location: Eldorado Hotel, Anasazi South ballroom, led by Rolf Mandel (Mentoring) and Andy Revkin (Science Communication)


 

DINNER ON YOUR OWN

 

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 30

 

SECTION III. PALEOECOLOGY: TOOLS, MODELS AND NOVEL APPROACHES
Moderators: Larisa DeSantis, Vanderbilt University and Peter Fawcett, University of New Mexico

 

08:00

Jack Williams, University of Wisconsin-Madison (with Jessica L. Blois, Matthew C. Fitzpatrick, Diego Nieto-Lugilde, Kaitlin C. Maguire, and John W. Williams) Using paleodata to test the assumptions and accuracy of biogeographic models


08:25

Susan Kidwell, University of Chicago

Biology in the Anthropocene: Evaluating Human Impacts Using the Youngest Fossil Record


08:50

Jason McLachlan, Notre Dame (with members of PalEON: paleonproject.org) Ecosystem Forecasting Models and Paleoecological Data Needs


09:15

Eric Grimm, University of Minnesota (with Allan C. Ashworth, Brian Bills, Jessica Blois, and Don F. Charles) NEOTOMA Paleoecology Database: Community-led cyberinfrastructure for Global Change Research


09:40

Coffee Break

 

 

10:00

POSTER SESSION C, LIGHTNING TALKS (Posters C1-C21)
Moderator: Melissa Pardi, University of New Mexico


10:25

Jessica Blois, UC-Merced (with Matthew C. Fitzpatrick, Diego Nieto-Lugilde, Kaitlin C. Maguire, and John W. Williams) Using paleodata to test the assumptions and accuracy of biogeographic models


10:50

Steve Jackson, USGS-Southwest Climate Science Center, Tucson Post-glacial plant migrations: how far, how fast, by what means, under what controls, and why does it matter?


11:15

Bryan Black, University of Texas-Marine Science Institute

Trends in environmental variability and synchrony in a coupled marine-terrestrial ecosystem


11:40

Mark Bush, Florida Institute of Technology Identifying the onset of the Anthropocene in tropical South America

 

 

12:10

CATERED 'AL FRESCO' LUNCH -- Santacafe Restaurant (with a sprinkle of AMQUA AWARDS) 231 Washington Avenue, 1 block East of Convention Center (EVERYONE IS INVITED)

 

SECTION IV. QUATERNARY GEOLOGY & GEOCHEMISTRY IN THE ANTHROPOCENE
Moderator: Gary Morgan, New Mexico Museum of Natural History

 

13:30

Lewis Owen, University of Cincinnati Relating Quaternary geochronology and geomorphology to rates and processes in the Anthropocene


13:55

J.P.M Syvitski, University of Colorado and Chair, IGBP Sediment flux and the Anthropocene: Grand challenges for Quaternarists


14:20

Harvey Kelsey, Humboldt State University The frequency of devastating tsunamis in the Indian Ocean: implications for preparedness of indian ocean coastal settings for the next tsunami similar to December 2004


14:45

Business Meeting

15:10

POSTER SESSION D, LIGHTNING TALKS (Posters D1-D21)
Moderator: Melissa Pardi, University of New Mexico


15:30-18:00

POSTER SESSIONS C and D (Refreshments and Cash Bar)


 

DINNER ON YOUR OWN

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 1

 

SECTION IV. QUATERNARY GEOLOGY & GEOCHEMISTRY IN THE ANTHROPOCENE (Continued)
Moderator: Gary Morgan, New Mexico Museum of Natural History

 

08:20

Les McFadden, University of New Mexico Non-steady state hillslope dynamics and irreversible landscape changes at a shifting pinyon-juniper woodland ecotone in northwestern Arizona


08:45

Gabe Bowen, University of Utah

Paleo and modern isoscapes: An arranged marriage


09:10

Jessica Conroy, University of Illinois (with Adam M. Hudson, Jonathan T. Overpeck, Kam-Biu Liu, Luo Wang, and Julia E. Cole) The primacy of multidecadal to centennial variability over the Holocene forced change of the Asian monsoon on the southern Tibetan Plateau


09:35

Coffee Break

 

SECTION V. TAKING FULL MEASURE OF PREHISTORIC AND HISTORICAL LAND USE

 

09:55

Feng He, University of Wisconsin-Madison (with Steve Varvus, John Kutzbach, and William Ruddiman) Did Early Agriculture kick off Anthropogenic Global Warming thousands of years ago?


10:20

Tim Beach, University of Texas-Austin (with Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach and Samantha Krause) Ancient Maya impacts on the Earth's surface: An Early Anthropocene analog?


10:45

Rebecca Terry, Oregon State University (with Rebecca Rowe) Holocene energy flow through small mammal communities and modern grassification of desert shrublands


11:10

Peter Van Metre, USGS-Austin Reconstructing Anthropogenic contaminant trends Using lake and reservoir sediment cores


11:35

Discussion & Closing Remarks Julio Betancourt, USGS and Felisa Smith, University of New Mexico


12:00

Adjournment

 

 

13:00-17:00

FIELDTRIP #4: TOUR OF NM MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY & SCIENCE

 

 

SATURDAY, JULY 2

 

08:30-16:30

NEOTOMA DATABASE/TILIA/BACON TRAINING: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Leaders: Eric Grimm and Jack Williams

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