Paleonet: IGCP Palaeo. Symposia/Workshops/Field Trips

Norman MacLeod N.MacLeod at
Mon Aug 31 15:49:51 UTC 2009

This just in.


IGCP 572 “Permian-Triassic Ecosystems” (2008-2012): Activities in 2010

Zhong Qiang Chen
School of Earth & Environment, The University of Western Australia, 35
Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia; Tel: 61-8-64881924; Fax:
61-8-64881037; e-mail: zqchen at

1. IGCP 572: Recovery of ecosystems after the P-Tr mass extinction: Field
workshop in Oman, Gutech of Muscat, Oman, 20-26 February, 2010

The field workshop aims to investigate the recovery of ecosystems following
the end-Permian mass extinction through analyses of the rock and fossil
records via studies of biostratigraphy, paleontology, paleoecology,
sedimentology, geochemistry and biogeochemistry in Oman, which was situated
at the northern margins of the Gondwana during the P/Tr transition.
Scientific Committe for the Fieldworkshop: Michaela Bernecker (GUtech,
Muscat), Sylvie Crasquin (Paris), Alda Nicora (Milano), Aymon Baud
(Lausanne), Charles Henderson (Calgary), Leopold Krystyn (Vienna) and Oliver
Weidlich (Kassel). 
Tentative Costs of the 6 days field workshop; total 750.- €: Conference fee
at GUtech: 150.-€; Fieldtrip: 600.-€ (4 1/2 days);
Registration opens in mid-August, 2009 and Abstract submission deadline:
October 15, 2009
For further info contact Michaela Bernecker:
michaela.bernecker at or Aymon Baud aymon.baud at; Small
grants are available project member to apply and assist people from
developing countries to participate in this event.

2. IGCP 572: 2010 Meeting and Field Workshop in South China, International
Conference of Geobiology (ICG), China University of Geosciences, Wuhan,
China; 3-6 June, 2010

IGCP 572 is one of major sponsors of the ICG and will organize three
sessions: Permian/Triassic (P/Tr) mass extinction, Triassic restoration of
marine ecosystems and Global distribution of Early Triassic microbialites at
the IGC, Wuhan in the summer of 2010. The symposium aim to update the
studies on the P/Tr mass extinction and possible causes, investigate the
mechanisms and processes of marine ecosystem restoration following the P/Tr
mass extinction through studies of biostratigraphy, palaeontology,
palaeoecology, sedimentology, geochemistry and biogeochemistry, and
elucidate the growing mechanisms and environmental significance of the Early
Triassic microbiliates. Three potential field excursions are also organized
before and after the symposium: 1) Meishan-Chaohu excursion route: examining
the P/Tr mass extinction and its aftermath from platform ramp to basin
setting; 2) Guizhou excursion route: assessing recovery pattern and
processes of palaeo-communities in various facies settings; 3) Southern
Tibet excursion route: collapse and re-building of marine ecosystems in
Gondwana margins. Funds are available to help students and presenters to
participate in the meeting and field excursions. More information can be
found at the following link:>,
Any questions, please contact organizers Jinnan Tong <jntong at> or
Zhong Qiang Chen <zqchen at>.

3. IGCP 572: Permo-Triassic ecosystems session and workshop; 3rd
International Palaeontological Congress (IPC 3), London; June 28 to July 3,

IGCP 572 is organizing a thematic session addressing the Permian-Triassic
mass extinction and subsequent recovery and a half-day workshop on the
microbial ecosystem following the end-Permian mass extinction. More
information can be found at the following link:>,
Any questions, please contact conveners: Richard J. Twitchett
(richard.twitchett at or Steve Kershaw
(stephen.kershaw at or Sylvie Crasquin (sylvie.crasquin at


Prof. Norman MacLeod
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