INQUA ECR Business Meeting
Time: Wednesday 31st July 11.30-1.15pm

The INQUA ECR Committee will hold a business meeting where there will be the elections for ECR representatives for the next inter-congress period. To find out more about the INQUA ECR committee and how to get involved, consider attending Eduardo Alcheron’s talk on the INQUA ECR Community on Friday 26th July 1.15pm to 2.15pm.

INQUA and the ECR Committee are devoted to foster the involvement of young scientists in ECR networks and to support the participation of early-career Quaternary researchers, especially from developing countries, in INQUA activities throughout the world.

The INQUA ECR Business Meeting is an instance to showcase INQUA Early Career Research (ECR) activities from the Inter-congress period 2015-2019, and to discover new opportunities for young scientists. If you want to know more about our early-career network, learn how to apply for ECR bursaries for attending INQUA events, share new ideas and give shape to the future of the organization, this is the meeting to attend. In this business meeting we will talk about:

> Involvement of the ECR Committee in INQUA activities during the Inter-congress period 2015-2019. Achievements and challenges.
> Ratification of the new INQUA ECR Committee for Inter-congress period 2019-2023. Let’s discuss together the ECR committee outlines for the next period.
> Becoming an active member of the INQUA ECR community. How to volunteer, apply for bursaries for INQUA events, and to engage with INQUA Commissions.

Eduardo Alarcon
ECR Committee Chair

PAGES ECN Splinter Meeting
Time: Wednesday 31st July 9-10.45am

Early-career researchers (ECR) bring new ideas, interdisciplinary networks, and data synthesis skills to tackle complex questions in the climate-environment-cultural change nexus, which is at the core of both PAGES’ and INQUA’s missions. Future ECR conferences will benefit from interdisciplinary discussions that catalyze research questions of past socio-ecological systems, with lessons for the present and future societal impacts on Earth’s ecosystems.

The splinter meeting will be focused on discussing ideas and suggestions for organizing the PAGES-INQUA ECR workshop to be held in 2020, centered around the theme “Long-term dynamics of coupled natural-human systems.” We specially invite ECRs to attend but everyone is welcome.

The workshop aims to include participation and close collaboration from members within the PAGES LandCover6K, Global Paleofire, PEOPLE3000 and others (e.g. PAGES 2K, EcoRe3, PALSEA) Working Groups and INQUA Commission on human and biosphere (HABCOM). The ultimate goal is to strengthen scientific collaborations among the future generation of paleoscientists working at the interface climate, archaeology and history.

Everyone is welcome at this splinter meeting, especially members of PAGES and INQUA working groups and also all ECRs who are interested in the PAGES early-career network. Please contact us at for more information.

Best wishes,