IGCP 591 – Spring Report 2013
IGCP Project 591 was approved this spring to continue with Project Year 3 (2013)! A total of four IGCP 591-related events are scheduled for 2013 including activities in Sweden, Argentina, Portugal, and the United States. The IGCP 591 3rd Annual Meeting will take place June 9th-19th in Lund, Sweden, and will be a joint meeting with the International Subcommissions on Cambrian, Ordovician, and Silurian Stratigraphy (ISCS, ISOS, ISSS). This will be the first time in many years that the three lower Paleozoic subcommissions have met jointly at a topical symposium, and the meeting is co-sponsored by the Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning (SGU), the Vetenskapsrädet (VR), and Lund University.
The IGCP 591 Regional Field Meeting for 2013 will take place July 8th-25th in Mendoza, Argentina, as part of the 3rd International Conodont Symposium (ICOS), which is co-sponsored by the Academia Nacional de Ciencias, Asociación Paleontológica Argentina, Asociación Geológica Argentina, CONICET, Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica, International Palaentological Association, International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), IGCP 591, FCEFyN - Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Universidad Nacional de Salta, Universidad Nacional de San Juan.
IGCP 591 is sponsoring symposia sessions at two additional meetings in 2013. The first will take place at the 1st International Congress on Stratigraphy in Lisbon, Portugal, July 1st-7th, and the session is titled ‘Chemostratigraphy vs. Biostratigraphy: Reuniting micropaleontology and geochemistry’. In addition, a session titled ‘Biological and environmental feedbacks in the colonization of the water column (Topical Session - T236)’, will be held at the 125th Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver, CO, USA, Oct. 27th-30th. This topical session is co-sponsored by the Paleontological Society and the Palaeontological Association.
The special volume from the IGCP 591 1st Annual Meeting in Ludlow, England, was published as the final issue of Bulletin of Geosciences, v. 87, for the year 2012, and is now available online. In addition, the pre- and post-meeting field trip guidebooks from the 2nd Annual Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 2012, are now available in ‘Conference Volumes’. The special volume in Stratigraphy, arising from the IGCP 591 2nd Annual meeting, and the special volume in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeocology, arising from the International Geological Congress in Brisbane, Australia, are both currently in review and progressing nicely. Finally, the special volume planned for the results of the IGCP 591 3rd Annual Meeting this year in Lund, Sweden, will be published in the Swedish journal GFF.
Details for the major events in 2014 are already posted on the website under ‘Upcoming Meetings’ so please mark your calendars early. The IGCP 591 4th Annual Meeting will be held June 10th-19th in Tartu, Estonia, and the IGCP 591 Regional Field Meeting will be held August 18th-28th in Kunming, China.
We hope to see you at one of the events in 2013!
On behalf of IGCP 591
IGCP591 session at GSA Meeting, Denver, Oct. 27-30, 2013
Mark Williams, Brad Cramer and Thijs Vandenbroucke are convening a session at GSA 2013 meeting in Denver (27–30 October 2013). The session Biological and environmental feedbacks in the colonization of the water column (T236) is sponsored by the Palaeontological Association (Palass.org), The Paleontological Society and IGCP 591 (igcp591.org). We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to this session. On-line abstract submission is now open and closes on August 6th.
GFF call for papers:
Special issue "Early Palaeozoic Global Change"
Latest developments in Early Palaeozoic stratigraphy, palaeontology and sedimentology and its implications for studies of Earth’s early climate, sea-level and biodiversity.
The International Geoscience Programme Project 591 (IGCP 591) meet in Lund, Sweden, between June 9-19 for its annual meeting 2013. The meeting is joint with the annual meetings of the Cambrian, Ordovician and Silurian subcommissions on stratigraphy. For the first time in many years, the entire Lower Palaeozoic research community is assembled, opening for new collaborations and new cross-disciplinary research paths. We invite and encourage participants to publish a short paper (four printed pages) in the Special Issue Early Palaeozoic Global Change, to be published in the peer-reviewed, geoscientific journal GFF, a Scandinavian Journal of Earth Sciences. The volume will be available online with free download for all participants of the meeting.
The volume will be guest-edited by: Mikael Calner, Oliver Lehnert, Guillermo L. Albanesi, Loren E. Babcock, David A.T. Harper and Michael Melchin.
Submit your papers online via: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sgff
Deadline for manuscript submission: 5th June 2013 For more information on this journal including further submissions details, click on the ‘Authors and Submissions’ tab at www.tandfonline.com/sgff
There is a strict limit to publish not more than four printed pages. One GFF page is 1000 words. Make sure to subtract for figures. Colour figures are free of charge in the online version of your publication. If you wish to publish colour-figures in the printed version, please contact the GFF Editor-in-Chief (Mikael Calner; firstname.lastname@example.org)
2014 meetings - circulars available
First circulars for two IGCP 591 meetings to be held in 2014 are now available:
2013 Annual Meeting – Second Circular availableDownload the Second Circular or check additional details in the upcoming meetings page.
Schedule of the 2013 Lund Meeting. Check the Second Circular for details.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PAYMENT: When you register at the Lund University website (linked from the second circular), you can only pay in the Swedish domestic currency ‘Kronor’ (SEK). The prices that we have distributed was in USD however. Below are the prices you should use, translated from USD to SEK at the rate of exchange on January 1st 2013 (Forex Bank) and rounded to the nearest 100’s.
Also, make sure to do the following to be able to transfer the money correct:
In the scroll list named ‘Event’ please chose ‘IGCP 591 Annual Meeting 2013 Lund’
Under ‘Remittance information’, please give your own name (again)
- Registration fee = 1400 SEK (Swedish Kronor)
- Field Trip (senior) = 7000 SEK (Swedish Kronor)
- Field Trip (PhD) = 4900 SEK (Swedish Kronor)
IGCP 591 – Fall Report 2012
IGCP Project 591 had another banner year in Project Year Two (PY2) with four sponsored events on three continents. We are now over the 400 participant mark and still growing! Thanks to everyone who has participated thus far and we hope to continue to add to the list of lower Paleozoic researchers from around the world. In 2012, we were able to provide support for 28 IGCP 591 participants, nearly all of whom were students, early career researchers, from developing countries, or some combination thereof. The participation of organizations such as the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) and the Dry Dredgers (a regional amateur geology organization) at the 2nd Annual Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA were greatly appreciated and helped make this year’s annual meeting a resounding success. Details are already available for next year’s annual meeting in Lund, Sweden, (see upcoming meetings) and we hope to see you all there!Austria – United States – Australia
Project Year 2 kicked off with simultaneous IGCP 591 sponsored events in Austria and the United States. Both were sponsored sessions held at larger meetings. Sessions held at the EGU meeting in Vienna, Austria, and the GSA North Central meeting in Dayton, Ohio, USA, began project year 2 with events held in April. The annual meeting this year was in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, in July at the University of Cincinnati. The 2nd Annual Meeting and 1st Foerste Symposium featured five days of field trips across the US Midcontinent in addition to two days of presentations and posters. The final event for the year was recently completed at the International Geological Congress (IGC) held in Brisbane, Australia. An IGCP 591 sponsored session at that event closed out the proceedings for Project Year 2. In total, nearly 200 people attended an IGCP 591 sponsored event this year!
The Special Volume from Project Year 1 (2011) will soon be published in the Bulletin of Geosciences. We thank everyone who contributed to the volume and look forward to its publication in the final few months of this year (2012). The annual special volume for Project Year 2 (2012) is now accepting manuscripts and will be published in Stratigraphy. When submitting a manuscript to this volume, please be sure to select the ‘IGCP 591 special volume’ when beginning the submission process. Anyone is free to submit to this special volume whether or not they attended the meeting in Cincinnati. In addition, a special volume in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, arising from the session held in Brisbane at the IGC is in the works. Details about the submission process for that volume will be posted on this website as they become available. Lastly, the abstract volume and extensive field guides from this year’s annual meeting in Cincinnati will soon be available online in the Meetings (Conference Volumes) section of this website. As we draw nearer the end of the calendar year, I will be sending a request to all participants to provide a list of all papers and abstracts in which you have listed IGCP 591 in the acknowledgements. This information is critical for us to show the IUGS and UNESCO that we are an active and engaged project that is worth funding for a third year!
Thanks again to everyone who participated this year and I hope to see you all in Lund, Sweden, or Mendoza, Argentina, next year at an IGCP 591 event!
IGCP 591 – Spring Report 2012
IGCP 591 was approved in April to continue with Project Year 2 (2012)! Two regional events have already taken place this year: An IGCP 591 sponsored session at the EGU meeting in Vienna, Austria, as well as a sponsored session and field trip at the GSA North Central meeting in Dayton, Ohio, USA. Both events were productive regional events for IGCP 591 and helped set the table for events yet to come later this year. The two large events for 2012 include the 2nd Annual Meeting and 1st Foerste Symposium to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA in July, in addition to a sponsored session at the 34th International Geological Congress (IGC) in Brisbane, Australia, in August. Details of the upcoming meetings are available at the UPCOMING MEETINGS SECTION on this website. The annual meeting this year in Cincinnati will include field trips to the Appalachian Basin as well as the Illinois Basin of the US midcontinent in addition to two days of scientific sessions. The first public demonstration of the Digital Integrated Stratigraphy Project (DISP), a technological component of IGCP 591, will take place during the pre-meeting field trip in Cincinnati and further details of the progress of DISP will be posted on this website when available. We are all looking forward to seeing you at one of the remaining events this year!
For those of you who like to plan ahead, we have also posted the first circular for the two major events taking place next year associated with IGCP 591. The Annual Meeting for next year (2013) will take place in Lund, Sweden, and will be a joint meeting with the Cambrian, Ordovician, and Silurian Subcommisions (ISCS, ISOS, ISSS). In addition, the 3rd International Conodont Symposium to be held in Mendoza, Argentina, will serve as an IGCP 591 Regional Field Meeting, and details for both meetings are available on this website. We hope to see many of you this year in either Cincinnati or Brisbane, and we also hope to see you again in Lund or Mendoza next year. We are now well over 400 participants during the life of IGCP 591, and we continue to grow! The participant list has just been updated, and if you are still not on the list, or we have made a mistake with your contact details, please send the correct information to email@example.com.
The special volume of the Bulletin of Geosciences that includes contributions from the annual meeting last year (2011) is nearly ready for publication and should be out in the second half of this year. Preparations are in place for a special volume in Stratigraphy arising from the annual meeting this year as well. The submission deadline for the special volume for 2012 in Stratigraphy will be one month after the annual meeting (so… Sept. 1st, 2012). More details will be provided at the meeting. You are not required to attend the meeting to submit something for the special publication.
IGCP 591 Annual Meeting in Lund, Sweden, June 9-19, 2013
The meeting will be organised jointly with the International Subcommission on Cambrian Stratigraphy (ISCS), International Subcommission on Ordovician Stratigraphy (ISOS), International Subcommission on Silurian Stratigraphy (ISSS).
Deadlines for request for support, registration and abstracts: March 2013.
See more details in the First Circular or contact the organisers: firstname.lastname@example.org.
3rd ICoS and IGCP 591 regional field meeting in Mendoza, Argentina, July 2013
First Circular is available.
IGCP 591 – Mid-Summer Report 2011
IGCP 591 is off to a flying start in Project Year 1! Special thanks go out to the conference organizers of the dual opening meetings of IGCP 591: The 11th International Symposium on the Ordovician System held in Madrid, Spain, and the International Subcommission on Silurian Stratigraphy Meeting (Siluria Revisited) held in Ludlow, England. By all accounts these were both excellent meetings and we sincerely thank all parties involved for their hard work. We will soon pass the 400 participant mark representing more than 37 countries (see participant list) in just this first year alone. We were able to help a total of 17 people attend the Ludlow meeting thanks to IGCP funding, nearly all of which were either students or early-career researchers. It was great to get this project started, and we look forward to getting the Ordovician and Silurian communities together again next year at the IGCP 591 2nd Annual Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA!
Portugal – Spain – Wales – England
The dual opening meetings held field trips to Ordovician and Silurian successions in Portugal, Spain, Wales, and England. See recently held meetings for more details about these field trips to four of the six countries visited in Project Year 1.
With the conclusion of the dual opening meetings in Madrid and Ludlow, links to the conference volumes are now available. They contain a wealth of important new information for the Early to Middle Paleozoic communities and we sincerely thank the authors and most importantly the editors of those volumes for producing such excellent works. Papers submitted to the special volume of Bulletin of Geosciences following the Ludlow meeting will be sent out for review in early August.
Two scheduled IGCP 591 events remain for Project Year 1 (PY1). The 8th Baltic Stratigraphic Conference, organized by Ervīns Lukševičs, and the GSA Post-Conference Field Trip on the Ordovician of the Mid-Continent of North America organized by Pat McLaughlin are still to come in August and October, respectively (see upcoming meetings). We have limited funds to cover the registration fee for a few people to attend the GSA Post-Conference Field Trip in the fall running from Minneapolis, so please contact email@example.com as soon as possible if you are in need of support.
The Digital Integrated Stratigraphy Project (DISP – A technological component of IGCP 591) is well underway thanks to a grant from the German Research Council (DFG) to Axel Munnecke of Erlangen University, Germany. Eight sections were scanned in Wales and England this July, prior to the Siluria Revisited meeting in Ludlow, and more scanning will continue in PY1 and PY2. The current time-table for the first public demonstration of the DISP is next summer during the pre-conference field trip of the IGCP 591 2nd Annual Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, where we hope to have two stratigraphic sections scanned and loaded and available for a field demonstration of our vision of the DISP. A link to the original announcement of the DISP is available, and David Boon (British Geological Survey) and Ranyah Kharwat (University of Texas at Dallas) are warmly thanked for their technical expertise in the field this summer and helping to launch the Digital Integrated Stratigraphy Project. Further details will be provided via the DISP link as they become available.