Three forthcoming meetings on tropical peatlands and palaeoecology

tropical-peat-coreThree meetings are on tropical peatlands and palaeoecology are being organised by members of the ECRG.

First is a session on tropical palaeoecology at the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology (Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie, gtö), which will be hosted by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium on 6-10 February 2017. Session 22, “Beyond what the eye can see: paleoecological insights into tropical ecosystem dynamics and functions“, will be co-convened by Dr Katy Roucoux. You can find out more about the meeting here.

Secondly, Dr Ian Lawson and colleagues are convening a session at the EGU Annual Congress in Vienna on 23-28 April 2017. Our session on Tropical Peatlands aims to produce a synthesis of our understanding of peatland form and function across the tropics, drawing on recent research in Amazonia and Africa in particular and supported by the PAGES C-PEAT working group. The call for abstracts closes on 11 January 2017.

Thirdly, PAGES C-PEAT is to host a workshop on tropical peats in Honolulu in spring/early summer 2017, co-organised by Ian Lawson – more details expected soon.

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