Early Career Researcher

Conference and Summer School

University of Reading  |  5th-9th September 2016

"Using observations and modelling to understand past climate changes"


Thank you for a great INQUA ECR 2016!

After a fantastic week, INQUA ECR 2016 has finished. We wish to thank all the delegates for their enthusiasm throughout the week. We hope the week of lectures, teaching sessions and practicals got the creative juices flowing and will help with your future research.

Thank you to everyone who presented a poster or an oral presentation - the standard was very high and it was great to hear about such varied and exciting research.

You can view some of our photos from the event by clicking here!

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A special mention goes to our winners of the best oral presentation (Andrew Rees) and best poster (Sifan Koriche) awards!

Andrew (left) and Sifan (right) collecting their awards

If you would like to leave any feedback about the week (what you liked, what you thought could be improved), please go to the contact page and fill in the form (you can be anonymous if you want, just leave the 'name' and 'email' blank!).

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Best oral presentation award

1st: Andrew Rees

"Testing Lessons from the Past: Using Paleoenvironmental Data to Define the Decaying State of Lake Pounui, New Zealand"

2nd: Danni Pearce

"A Multi Proxy Approach to Reconstructing a Major Tidewater Glacier, SW Greenland, Over the Last Millennium"

Best poster award

1st: Sifan Koriche

"Climate Change Impact on Hydrological Process of Ponto-Caspian Basin"

2nd (joint): Diksha Bista

"Reconstructing the hydrological evolution of the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea during the last 2 Ma using strontium isotopes"

2nd (joint): Dieter Tetzner

"Oxygen and Hydrogen Stable Isotopes as Climate Tracers in the Laclavere Plateau, Antarctic Peninsula"

In assocation with:

 Hands on training 

Participants will be trained in the use of simple and complex climate models and in the analysis of climate model output for the past, present and future. They will be introduced to palaeo-observations and given training in comparing model output and palaeo-data.

Conference sessions

There will be presentations from guest speakers, as well as the chance for participants to showcase their own work through oral presentations and poster sessions. This is a great opportunity to network with your peers, as well as discussing and getting feedback on your research from specialists in the field.

Practical activities

Participants will given the opportunity to undertake a field excursion to learn more about collecting palaeodata, attend a laboratory session to learn more about tropical palynology or to have a one-to-one discussion with a senior scientist.