Call for Papers

Submissions for this conference were closed on 2017-08-07.

The organizers invite abstract submissions to the 2017 CBEP conference to be heldĀ 
September 4-7, 2017.

The conference will highlight new perspectives and results on Paleogene Earth system research through poster presentations and plenary oral sessions. The format will feature ample formal and informal time for poster viewing and discussions, and we anticipate that up to 2/3 of all presentations will be given in poster format.

Each day of the 2017 conference will feature a themed session focusing on the concept of Planetary Boundaries. This concept has emerged from work on modern sustainability research and emphasizes the idea that quantifiable boundaries in the rates or conditions of Earth system processes exist within which we can expect humanity to operate safely. Beyond these boundaries Earth system processes may become inherently unstable or unpredictable. We feel that research on Paleogene and other deep-time Earth systems has great potential to contribute to our understanding of Planetary Boundaries, and strongly welcome contributions that explore traditional (or non-traditional) concepts in Paleogene reearch within the concept of the Planetary Bounderies themes.

Abstracts and extended abstracts shoudl be submitted via this site before the abstract deadline of April 30, 2017. Notification of acceptance and a call for registration will follow shortly after that date.

Plenary oral session themes:

Planetary Boundaries: Biogeochemical Flows
Planetary Boundaries: Biological Diversity & Biotic Change
Planetary Boundaries: Earth Surface Change
Planetary Boundaries: Ocean Acidification
Advances in Paleo-Proxies: Mechanisms, Interpretation, and Uncertainty
Biogeochemical Consequences of Ecological Changes During Climate Events & Transitions
Cenozoic pCO2 & Climate: Reconciling Proxies & Models
Environmental Variability & Sensitivity in the Pre-Neogene World
Tempo & Interaction of Paleogene Earth System Change Across TimescalesUnravelling Tectonic and Climatic Controls on Sedimentary & Geochemical Records

Author Guidelines

Text abstracts are limited to 300 words in total length, including references (if any), and should fully but briefly describe the context for the work or idea to be presented, results or anticipated results, and their interpretation/significance.

Contributors are invited to also submit an extended abstract (EA) describing their work. These should be prepared using the EA template (link) and uploaded as a supplementary MS Word file with the abstract submission. The length limit for EAs is 2 pages in total length (including title/author information, figures and references) using the formatting specified in the template. EAs should be fully referenced and may include figures (embedded within the submission file as 300 dpi RGB jpeg images) if desired. EAs will be reviewed independently by the meeting's scientific committee and a citable digital volume containing all accepted EAs will be published through the Open Journal System shortly after the meeting.

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