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Reconstructing the Terrestrial end-Cretaceous Paleoenvironments in Europe - September 16-20th, 2014


TREMP2014 - http://www.icp.cat/tremp2014/

Aims and scope: This congress is a multidisciplinary meeting devoted to recent paleontological and geochronological advances, both in the marine and continental records, which allow envisaging the Maastrichtian and its boundaries under a global and integrated scope. The organizers outlined various significant topics that hopefully will be of your interest. - Geology and geochemistry of the paleoenvironmental changes. - Biostratigraphy and geochronology. The Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary. - Marine changes. Correlation with the terrestrial record. - Successions and paleobiogeography of vertebrate and invertebrate faunas. - Climatic and vegetation trends.

The Organizing Committee is planning a comprehensive congress with multidisciplinary scientific program including plenary conferences and communications. The titles of invited talks are: 1) Dr. Stephen Brusatte, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh “New Insights into the Extinction of the Dinosaurs” 2) Dr. Isabelle Cojan, Mines ParisTech - Géosciences “Continental Paleoenvironments in Southern France during the late Cretaeous” 3) Dr. J. Smit, University Amsterdam “The KPg Terrestrial and Marine record: the relative contribution of the Chicxulub impact vs the Deccan trap eruptions to the KPg mass-extinctions” 4) Dr. José Ignacio Canudo, Aragosaurus, Universidad de Zaragoza “The Southern Pyrenean geological and Palaeontological record: State of the art. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the geologic and paleontologic record of the Tremp basin by means of two fieldwork excursions. Congress assistants are encouraged to participate in a scientific disclosure session consisting on a poster presentation explaining (in english) their research work to bachelor students from Tremp. The poster should be easily explained to be understood for non-specialist people. Posters will be evaluated by bachelor students and the winner will be awarded with a free course of Transmitting Science and the refunding of the enrolment fees. Finally, find the new abstracts template (400 words) at the congress website http://tremp2014.icp.cat/


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