Paleonet: New Early Career Paleo (Zoom) Seminar Series Announcement!

Elizabeth Sibert esibert at
Tue Jun 9 22:20:36 UTC 2020

Dear Paleonet,

Please join us for a new research seminar initiative, 
<>Pal(a)eo PERCS!

<>Pal(a)eo PERCS (Paleo EaRly Career 
Seminars) is a weekly seminar series that promotes and features work 
by Early Career Researchers who are working in the broad field of 
"Pal(a)eo" sciences (e.g., -ntology, -ecology, -oceanography, 
-climate, etc). A PERCS seminar takes place on Zoom, and consists of 
a live streamed short (~30 min) seminar followed by a Q&A session and 
an opportunity for small group discussion and networking with other 
attendees using break-out rooms. Recordings of some seminars may be 
available for a limited period to PaleoTalks participants unable to 
attend live seminars. While speakers are limited to ECRs, all are 
welcome to attend.

Talks will be (mostly) weekly on Tuesdays at 8am Pacific / 11am 
Eastern / 4pm UK / 5pm Central Europe time. The first seminar will be 
Tuesday June 23rd. A zoom link will be  emailed to participants via 
the PaleoPERCS email list prior to the talk.

PERCS is intended as a venue to share research, strengthen our global 
community, and facilitate collaboration between the Paleo sciences.. 
All paleo- researchers and fans are enthusiastically welcome.

Pal(a)eo PERCS is committed to producing an accessible virtual 
seminar series. Some of our efforts include live-captioning of talks 
using auto-captions, seminar recordings available to attendees for 
later viewing, and encouraging our speakers to use 
colorblind-friendly graphics. However, we recognize that these 
efforts are not exhaustive, and that accessibility is a continual 
work in progress. We are a grassroots, international, 
institution-independent coalition of early career researchers with no 
budget (currently), working with the tools we can. However, we would 
like to do right by our community members. If there is an 
accommodation that would improve your ability to participate in this 
seminar series, please reach out to us at paleopercs at and we 
will work with you. Thank you!

Code of Conduct
In trying to create an informative, insightful, and inclusive seminar 
series, we value the presentations and attendance of diverse 
scientists from a range of backgrounds and experiences. As a result, 
this seminar is committed to maintaining a harassment-free 
environment for everyone. Accordingly, participants are expected to 
treat one another with respect and dignity regardless of gender, 
gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital or 
parental status, age, immigration status, disability, physical 
appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion (or 
lack thereof), socioeconomic background, educational background, 
career stage, military service or veteran status.

Please review the 
full<> Code of 
Conduct prior to signing up to the email list that receives seminar 
invitations and announcements via 
google form. Your email addresses will be kept confidential and this 
list will only be used for disseminating seminar information.

Nominations, including self-nominations, of outstanding Early Career 
Researchers are especially welcome. Please contact 
paleopercs at or fill out 
google form on our website.

For more information, please visit our website, 
, and follow us on Twitter 

While the speakers featured will be Early Career Researchers, we 
encourage and welcome folks at all career stages to attend. Please 
feel free to forward this email to anyone you think might be interested

We look forward to joining you for our first seminar on June 23rd! 
More details will be circulated via the PERCS mailing list.


The Pal(a)eo PERCS Steering Committee
Dr. Rehemat Bhatia (NERC)
Dr. Catherine Davis (Yale University)
Dr. Andy Fraass (University of Bristol)
Dr. Christine Hall (University of Connecticut)
Dr. Elizabeth Sibert (Harvard University) 
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