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*PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE PAYMENT SYSTEM WE HAVE CHANGED THE LOCATION OF THE REGISTRATION. PLEASE USE THE LINK BELOW*

http://store.southampton.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/social-and-human-sciences/geography-and-environment/developments-in-quaternary-entomology-and-environmental-reconstruction-celebrating-steve-brooks

A celebration of the academic contributions of Steve Brooks to the field of Quaternary environmental reconstruction.

The one day meeting is intended to bring together Palaeoentomological and more broadly Paleoecological and Quaternary scientists to celebrate the retirement of a key member of the research community; Steve Brooks. Steve played a large role in pioneering the use of chironomids as a palaeoecological proxy in Quaternary sequences and has since been heavily involved in refining the techniques, applying them at sites across Europe and developing novel applications.

The meeting will broadly be based on developments in the field of Quaternary Entomology (specifically the use of insects in reconstructing environment) and change through the Quaternary period but with a focus on the development and use of chironomids as environmental indicators.

Organisers: Pete Langdon, Kim Davies, Stefan Engels & Darren Hall

Enquiries should be sent to Kimberley.davies@plymouth.ac.uk

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Discussion Meeting

Start time: coffee from 9.30am. 10am meeting start.

The Keynote speaker will be Steve Brooks who will give an overview of his career and highlight his key contributions to the field.

There will be 3 themed sessions:

Session 1: Chironomid-inferred temperature reconstructions. This session will encompass talks highlighting the initial development of chironomids as a proxy for temperature. Speakers will include academics who collaborated with Steve and on influential/historic sites.

Session 2: Novel & environmental approaches. This session will look more broadly at chironomids as environmental indicators and innovative research using chironomids. This session will look at potential future directions for the proxy.

Session 3: Other related papers: either on Quaternary entomology or related fields.

The meeting will be followed by a wine reception with colleagues from the NHM to celebrate Steve’s retirement.

Post- meeting dinner at a nearby restaurant - we will email attendants nearer the time to make arrangements for this.


We have now finalised the details and calculated the cost which will include tea, coffee, lunch and a small contribution towards a gift for Steve. This is set at £30pp.

We have set up a payment page via Southampton and we would kindly ask you to pay (and register again – sorry!) for the day by no later than 20:00 on May 17th so we can sort catering in good time. To access the payment follow the link: http://store.southampton.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/social-and-human-sciences/geography-and-environment/developments-in-quaternary-entomology-and-environmental-reconstruction-celebrating-steve-brooks

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