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Earth system function and climate change - GEN

From the deep past to the Anthropocene: coupling Earth system function to climatic change

Celebrating frontier research and promoting equality

7th-8th-9th March 2018 Salle Agora, Domaine du Haut-Carré - Talence (France)

Thursday 08 March 2018

9:00 am - 9:45 am : Welcome and Introduction

9:00 Dr Lisa Wingate and M. Hubert de Rochambeau, President of INRA Nouvelle-Aquitaine - Bordeaux

9:10 Prof. Thierry Corrège, EPOC, Université de Bordeaux: Climate change research at the Université de Bordeaux

9:20 Dr Claudia Alves de Jesus-Rydin, Senior Research Programme Officer, ERCEA: The role of the ERC in promoting and supporting equality of opportunities in the geosciences.


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9:45 am - 12:10 pm : Session 1 : Improving our understanding of the climate system to anticipate a changing world

Session chaired by: Dr. Christine Delire, Meteo France, CNRS & Dr. Matthias Cuntz, INRA

    • 9:45 Prof. Sonia Isabelle Seneviratne, ETH, Switzerland 
    • Land-Climate Interactions: Constraints for Droughts and Heatwaves in a Changing Climate
    • 10:15 Coffee break
    • 10:45 Prof. Hayley Fowler, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
    • Intelligent use of climate models for adaptation to non-stationary climate extremes
    • 11:15 Prof. Annette Menzel, Technical University of Munich, Germany
    • Extreme Event Ecology
    • 11:45 Discussion and questions with all the Session 1 speakers

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1:50 pm - 3:10 pm : Round Table Debate: Promoting gender balance across the Earth System disciplines

  • Dr Claudia Alves de Jesus-Rydin representative for the ERC working group on gender balance
  • Prof. Sonia Seneviratne, ETH
  • Prof. Jennifer McElwain, Trinity College Dublin
  • Prof. Caroline Slomp, University of Utrecht
  • Dr Melanie Smith, University of the Highlands and Islands

3:10 Coffee break

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3:30 pm - 4:00 pm : The ClimateMusic Project

A science-guided music and visual experience to inspire people to engage actively on the issue of climate change. 

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4:00 pm - 7:00 pm : Earth System Science Poster Session

16:30 Aperitif

16:30 Poster Session

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Friday 09 March 2018

9:00 am - 12:00 pm : Session 2 : Re-constructing ancient climate and carbon cycle interactions

Session chaired by: Dr. Stéphanie Desprat, EPHE/EPOC Université de Bordeaux & Dr. Didier Swingedouw, CNRS, EPOC

  • 9:00 Prof. Jennifer Claire Mcelwain, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Atmospheric oxygen and carbon dioxide as drivers of plant evolution over the past 400 million years
  • 9:30 Prof. Heather Marie Stoll, ETH, Switzerland
  • Precedents for Algal Adaptation to Atmospheric CO2: New indicators for eukaryotic algal response to the last 60 million years of CO2 variation
  • 10:00 Coffee Break
  • 10:30 Dr Alexandra Turchyn, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Life beneath the ocean floor: The subsurface sink of carbon in the marine environment
  • 11:00 Prof. Caroline Slomp, Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Phosphorus dynamics in low-oxygen marine systems: quantifying the nutrient-climate connection in Earth’s past, present and future
  • 11:30 Discussions and questions with all the Session 2 speakers

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1:30 pm - 5:00 pm : Session 3 : Tracking changes in the contemporary carbon cycle

Session chaired by: Prof. Claire Chenu, INRA-AgroParisTech & Dr Jérôme Ogée, INRA Bordeaux

  • 13:30 Dr Sophie Opfergelt, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Mineral Weathering in Thawing Permafrost: Causes and Consequences
  • 14:00 Prof. Susan Trumbore, Max Planck Institute, Germany
  • Radiocarbon constraints for models of C cycling in terrestrial ecosystems: from process understanding to global benchmarking
  • 14:30 Coffee break
  • 15:00 Dr Lisa Wingate, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
  • Using novel approaches to estimate the strength of the terrestrial biosphere CO2 sink
  • 15:30 Discussion and questions with all the Session 3 speakers
  • 16:00 Poster Awards and Final Remarks
  • 17:00 End of Symposium

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