Cenozoic Biosphere-Climate Interaction: Proxies and Modelling
Convener: Liselotte Diester-Haass  | Co-Conveners: Katharina Billups , Anita Roth.Nebelsick , Louis François 
Oral Programme
 / Thu, 06 May, 08:30–10:00  / Room 16
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 06 May, 17:30–19:00  / Halls X/Y

Cenozoic Biosphere-Climate Interaction: Proxies and Modelling

Present-day atmospheric CO2 concentrations are steadily increasing and
are projected to reach pre-Miocene values near the end of the century.
This session addresses broad aspects of past CO2 levels and climate change, with a focus on the Eocene-Oligocene, Miocene and Pliocene. We would like to bring together results from marine and terrestrial environments including proxy reconstructions and geochemical or numerical models. Different aspects of past CO2 concentrations are welcomed, such as pCO2 reconstructions on different time scales, interactions between biosphere, climate and pCO2 or evaluations of error margins of paleoCO2 proxies. We particularly encourage studies that address the relationship between the marine carbon isotope record, marine biological productivity, pCO2 atm, climate and terrestrial vegetation.

Liselotte Diester-Haass
Universität des Saarlandes
Zentrum für Umweltforschung
D-66041 Saarbrücken, Germany
phone: xx681-302-64145
fax: xx6841-171774

Katharina Billups
College of Marine Studies
University of Delaware
700 Pilottown Road
Lewes, DE 19958, USA
Office: (302) 645-4249
Lab (302) 645-4243

Anita Roth-Nebelsick
Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart
Rosenstein 1
D-70191 Stuttgart
Tel.: +49-(0)711-8936-148
Fax.: +49-(0)711-8936-100
Mobile: +49(0)1702917867

Louis Francois, Professor
Chargé de cours Modélisation du Climat et des Cycles Biogéochimiques
Institut d'Astrophysique et de Géophysique, Université de Liège, Bat. B5c
17 Allée du Six Août
B-4000 LIEGE (Belgium)
Tel. +32 4 366 97 76 (Office)
+32 4 366 97 74 (Secretary)
FAX +32 4 366 97 11 (Fax)