Development and application of palaeoproxies in the mollusc shell archive
Convener: Clarke  | Co-Conveners: D. R. Gröcke , B. R. Schöne 
Oral Programme
 / Thu, 23 Apr, 08:30–10:00  / Room 22
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 23 Apr, 10:30–12:00  / Poster Area BG

This session invites oral and poster contributions that represent state-of-the-art advances with respect to laboratory- and field-based calibration and validation studies in modern mollusc shells, as well as applications of such palaeoproxies to the reconstruction of palaeoceanographical and palaeoclimatological conditions. Such applications will improve our ability to reconstruct climatic and environmental conditions to a higher degree of confidence. We encourage contributions from a wide range of disciplines, such as archaeology, biology, geochemistry, geology and palaeontology; multi-disciplinary studies are particularly welcomed. A range of techniques, such as isotope and trace-element geochemistry and growth increment analyses, are relevant to this session. The development of molluscan palaeoproxies is not restricted to marine settings and so we invite contributions also that focus on non-marine (palaeo)environments.

Invited speakers are:
Ruth Carmichael (shell organic matrix nitrogen-isotope ratios)
Yanicke Dauphin (shell organic matrix and biomineralisation)
David Gillikin (shell Ba/Ca ratios)
Dorothee Hippler (calcium-isotope ratios)
Claire Lazareth (shell Mg/Ca ratios)