24th Biennial Meeting of the American Quaternary Association

The 24th Biennial Meeting of the American Quaternary Association will be held June 28-July 2, 2016 in the Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM.

About the Meeting
A pressing challenge for Quaternarists is the development of innovative and robust methodologies and approaches to discriminate how geological and ecological rates and processes in the Anthropocene deviate from the Holocene and other times past. The 24th AMQUA Biennial Meeting will address the theme, “Retooling the Quaternary to Manage the Anthropocene,” and kickoff on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 with three exciting, all-day fieldtrips addressing ongoing research on Geology and Paleohydrology of the Jemez Mountains; Vegetation, Fire, and Alluvial Histories in the Jemez Mountains; and Paleoindian Geoarcheology in Middle Rio Grande Basin. Our meeting’s keynote speaker is the award-winning science writer Andrew Revkin, author of the New York Times blog DotEarth and himself a member of the Anthropocene Working Group of the Subcommittee on Quaternary Stratigraphy. Over two and a half days, our 25 invited plenary speakers
(see program) will address different aspects of the “Retooling” challenges.  The remaining presentations will be contributed posters, which will remain up for the entirety of the meeting. All posters will be featured in one-minute lightning talks (1-2 slides) at strategic times during the technical program. The posters will remain up in for the entirety of meeting, with 3-hour poster sessions each afternoon. After the meeting adjourns at noon on Friday, July 1, we are offering a guided tour to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science in Albuquerque and an all-day Neotoma/Tilia/Bacon workshop at the University of New Mexico on July 2. We recognize the educational value of the meeting and strongly encourage students to register and apply for AMQUA Student Travel Grants. The 24th Biennial AMQUA meeting is sponsored by the University of New Mexico, USGS and other organizations.

Deadlines:
Abstract deadline: April 10, 2016
Abstract notifications: May 1, 2016 (rolling notifications prior to deadline)
Early registration: October 1, 2015 to May 5, 2016
Fieldtrip & workshop registration deadline: June 1, 2016
Hotel registration deadline: May 10, 2016
Late registration deadline: June 1, 2016
Pre-meeting field trips: June 28, 2016
Post-meeting fieldtrip: July 1, 2016
Post-meeting Neotoma workshop (in Albuquerque): July 2, 2016

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