virtual PASES2020

Between 9 and 11 November 2020. At least daily 2-hour sessions (longer on day three), 11:00-13:00 UTC (find your time zones here). 30-minute keynote talks will be distributed across the two days, with slots for authors to present following the keynote talks each day.

The third day will consist of a roundtable discussion with renowned experts on past human-environment interactions, and breakout group activities. Both sessions are open to all presenters and attendees.

Authors have been selected among the initial pool of ECRs who submitted an abstract for the postponed in-person PASES2021 workshop. Hence abstract submission for the virtual meeting is closed. Please note that anyone interested to participate can register for free, without submitting an abstract. Participants and attendees must adhere to the vPASES2020 code of conduct.


October 7th Programme announcement
October 23rdRegistration opens
November 6thRegistration closes
November 9-11Virtual meeting


Monday 9 November  
11:00-11:10Welcome and presentation 

César Mendez, Center for Research of Patagonian Ecosystems (Chile)

Human paleoecology of the Northern Semiarid Region and the eastern flank the Andes of Central Patagonia the Pleistocene-Holocene transition
11:50-13:05ECR presentations

Human paleoecology session

Forum topic

11:50Lydia MackenzieLate Holocene records of environmental change and human occupation in coastal regions of Australia
12:05Matt RyanNew Insights into vegetation disturbance and Māori agricultural practices on an active tectonic coastline, eastern North Island, New Zealand

Djakanibe Desire Nom


Climate change and human activities documented by sediments records in the past 1700 years in tropical Xishuangbanna, South western China
12:35Magdalena SchmidA detailed chronology for Polynesian settlement and exploration of New Zealand
12:50Carla Sá FerreiraMountain stories: late Holocene vegetation dynamics and cultural land-use in Cabreira Mountain, NW Portugal
13:05Jacobus BrackerStoried Matter of Critical Zones. Econarratology of Ancient Images
Tuesday 10 November  
11:00-11:30Yoshi Maezumi, University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)Exploring Amazonian Legacies: Integrating Paleoecological, Archaeological, and Paleoclimatological Archives
11:05-13:15ECR presentations

Synthesizing paleorecords session

Forum topic

11:40Xiaolin RenHolocene fluctuations in vegetation and human population demonstrate social resilience in the prehistory of the Central Plains of China
11:55Asif Mohmad LoneLake and loess/paleosol proxy records from Northwest Himalaya: Implications to paleoenvironment and hydroclimate reconstruction
12:10Amila Sandaruwan RatnayakeRecords of the Holocene paleoenvironmental changes in coastal sedimentary archives of Sri Lanka
12:25Sandra O. BruggerArctic human-environmental interactions inferred from microfossils in Central Greenland ice cores
12:40Geoffrey JohnsonSpatial reconstruction of human-fire dynamics in heterogeneous landscapes
12:55Emuobosa OrijemieDo not discard! Bat Guano as a source of palaeoecological data in Nigeria
13:10Trisha SpanbauerUsing sedimentary ancient DNA (sedaDNA) records to evaluate the impact of the Anthropocene on the Laurentian Great Lakes
Wednesday 11 November  
11:00-13:00Open Table DiscussionPast Socio-Environmental Systems: ECRs ask, mentors respond
13:00-13:15Coffee break / legs stretching 
13:15-14:30Breakout group activityPillars of collaboration
14:30-15:30Final wrap-upEach breakout group summarizes their main findings