Beringian Paleoenvironments Workshop

A workshop sponsored by the U. S. National Science Foundation



Co-convenors:

Scott Elias

INSTAAR, CB 450, University of Colorado

Boulder, CO 80309 USA

tel. 303-492-5158

e-mail: saelias@culter.colorado.edu

Julie Brigham-Grette

Geology and Geography Dept., University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA 01003

tel. 413-545-4840

e-mail: brigham-grette@geo.umass.edu





We will convene a workshop of American, Canadian, and Russian scientists in September, 1997. The focus of the workshop will be paleoenvironments of Beringia. This will be an interdisciplinary meeting involving geologists, paleontologists (including paleobotanists, paleoentomologists, and vertebrate paleontologists), archaeologists, paleoceanographers, climate modelers, and modern biologists. The purposes of the workshop are twofold: 1) to examine and synthesize the current state of knowledge in the above-mentioned fields concerning Beringia with the aim of preparing a new volume on Beringian paleoenvironments, and 2), to establish an agenda for future Beringian research, focusing on the suitability of new techniques to answer ongoing research questions and pinpointing potentially important aspects of research that have previously been lacking or under represented in Beringian study regions

Click here for the final workshop program (September 20-23, 1997)
Click here for a list of participants
Click here for photos from the workshop

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