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Quaternary Discussion Group (QDG)

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A series of 50 minute lectures, followed by discussion, on the broad topic of environmental evolution, climate, ecological and human change during the Quaternary (the last ~2.6 million years). The lectures are aimed at a broad audience (including geoscientists, glaciologists, environmental scientists, atmospheric chemists, biologists, anthropologists and archaeologists).

Seminars are usually held on Thursdays starting at 17:30 in Clare College in the Thirkill Room (far left corner of first court) or the Latimer Room (on the left in the first court).

Wine is usually served after the talks and there is time for discussion over drinks and/or dinner after the seminar, which should last approximately 1 hour. The meetings are currently organised by Rachael Rhodes (; Godwin Laboratory for Palaeoclimate Research, Department of Earth Sciences), and Della Murton (; Department of Zoology). Please feel free to contact the organisers with queries and suggestions.

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4 upcoming talks and 63 talks in the archive.

Volcanic eruptions, climate and humans: How lessons from the past can help us to prepare for the future

UserMichael Sigl, Paul Scherrer Institut & Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Bern.

HouseLatimer Room (Old Court), Clare College, Trinity Lane.

ClockThursday 19 October 2017, 17:30-18:30

Climatic controls on peatland carbon accumulation during the last millennium

UserAngela Gallego-Sala, University of Exeter.

HouseLatimer Room (Old Court), Clare College, Trinity Lane.

ClockThursday 16 November 2017, 17:30-18:30

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