Paleonet: call for abstracts - workshop on Triassic palaeoclimatology

Evelyn Kustatscher Evelyn.Kustatscher at
Fri Mar 28 14:45:14 GMT 2008

Dear collegues,


please find attached the second circular and call for abstracts of the  Workshop on Triassic palaeoclimatology taking place on June 3-7, 2008 in the Museum of Nature South Tyrol, at Bolzano city (Northern Italy).


"The climate during the Triassic? That's easy.. everything was warm and dry..."

...or, at least this is what you generally find when, in textbooks, you look for a description of the Triassic climate. 

But it wasn't probably so. Although valuable studies on Triassic climate exist, researchers from various regions and fields of Earth Sciences worked alone or in small groups, dealing mostly with short time intervals. There is a need of a more comprehensive picture of the Triassic climate through time and space, which could only stem from the interaction of research groups that worked, so far, isolated.

The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers interested in the Triassic paleoclimate. Participants will be invited to present methodological approaches and significant case histories of paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental reconstructions at regional and global scale. Studies involving new interdisciplinary methods are particularly welcome.



June 3: Arrival in Bozen/Bolzano, registration and welcome party. The welcome party includes a tasting of local wines; a local producer will give some description of the geographical, pedological and geological characters of the vineyards.


June 4-5: Keynote lectures, scientific sessions and round table discussion 

Key notes (preliminary titles):

Paul Wignall: Mass extinction, climate change and volcanism

Wolfgang Kiessling: Environmental controls on early Mesozoic reef development

Peter Hochuli: Triassic climate - inferred from palynology and other proxies


June 6-7: The field trip will be held in the Triassic of the Dolomites, focusing on paleoclimate and its influence on sedimentation and carbonate platform development. We will have a look on the Permian/Triassic boundary and Lower Triassic successions at Pufels/Bulla and lower Carnian carbonate platforms and paleosols of the Tofane (Rifugio Dibona) near Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Dolomites.


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Best regards,


Evelyn Kustatscher 




Dr. Evelyn Kustatscher

Naturmuseum Südtirol / Museo di Scienze Naturali dell'Alto Adige / Museum of Nature South Tyrol 

Bindergasse 1 / Via Bottai 1

39100 Bozen / Bolzano



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