Please consider submitting your abstracts to one of the ANTPAS session for SouthCOP19. The session description appears below. Abstract submission closes 7 April and can be submitted through the SouthCOP website.
Session Description: Past environments in permafrost regions
Permafrost regions in the Southern Hemisphere have recorded significant environmental changes in response to the changing climate conditions prevailing over the last decades. In this context, a wide range of past climate and environmental records can provide insights on recent and future changes in permafrost regions, which can be also used to examine ice/land/ocean/atmosphere feedback influencing regional, hemispheric and global climate conditions.
Permafrost environments include a broad set of terrestrial and aquatic records that can provide data on past environmental and climatic changes at different time scales. A detailed study of these records may provide the linkage between the observed patterns and the response of ecosystems to recent climate variability. In addition, a better comprehension of the past dynamics in a permafrost region can result in a more accurate understanding of permafrost properties, such as the spatial distribution of ground ice and carbon as well as a reference for Martian analogues. We welcome abstracts from all terrestrial and aquatic environmental archives, such as lake sediments, periglacial deposits, ground ice, etc.
The objective of this session is to examine the state of the art and on recent achievements on understanding past environments in permafrost regions in large areas of the Southern Hemisphere, as well as to detect gaps and areas where permafrost research needs to be improved.
How do I become a member?
HOW CAN ANTPAS HELP MY RESEARCH?
You can list your project(s) as one that contributes to one of ANTPAS objectives. In order to have your project considered as an ANTPAS project, you should send a request by email to the co-chairs with an abstract of the project objectives and expected outcomes.
HOW CAN I LINK MY PROJECT WITH ANTPAS?
The Steering Committee is able to provide a letter of support to project proposals showing excellent quality and clearly linked to ANTPAS objectives. An abstract of the project, with clearly stated objectives, including the list of project researchers and the top 5 publications by the team should be sent to the Steering Committee for evaluation, so that a letter is prepared.
HOW DO I ACKNOWLEDGE ANTPAS SUPPORT?
A reference to ANTPAS should be included in the acknowledgements in the papers to be published. If you are presenting at an ANTPAS-organised event or one that is affiliated with ANTPAS, or have received funding from ANTPAS to present your work at any event, please include the ANTPAS logo and SCAR logo in your presentation.
IS ANTPAS INTERNATIONALLY AFFILIATED?
ANTPAS IS an Expert Working Group of SCAR. SCAR fosters international collaboration and engagement and is an International Council for Science (ICSU)-affiliated body. The ICSU is a non-governmental organisation with a global membership of national scientific bodies and International Scientific Unions.