The supercontinental cycle has profound influences on the evolution of the solid Earth, climate, and life at least since the Paleoproterozoic. Our understanding on the geodynamics of the supercontinental assembly and its link with global accretional and collisional events as well as large-scale orogenic curvatures (oroclines) remains incomplete. Here we focus on the Late Paleozoic evolution of the Pangea supercontinent, which was accompanied by a series of accretionary, collisional and orocline bending events within its core (Appalachian-Variscan-Alleghanian) and along its external boundaries (Terra Australis, Central Asian Orogenic Belt and Western Americas belts). We hope to bring new data and fresh ideas together to further understand the geodynamic link of the global orogenic evolution with the supercontinent assembly. We welcome all contributions on Late Paleozoic geology, paleomagnetism, tectonics and geodynamics.

Invited Speaker: Professor William (Bill) Collins (Curtin University)
Presentation Title: Billion year cyclicity through Earth history: causes and consequences

The session is organized in cooperation with IGCP Project 662: “Orogenic architecture and crustal growth from accretion to collision: examples from the Central Asian Orogenic Belt and Tethyan orogen”, which is supported by UNESCO-IUGS. For more information, please refer to the weblink of IGCP 662: http://igcp662.org.cn/

Co-organized as GD5.11
Convener: Pengfei Li | Co-conveners: Daniel Pastor-Galán, Karel Schulmann, Min Sun
| Wed, 10 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Room K1
| Attendance Wed, 10 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Hall X2

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 | Room K1

Chairperson: Min Sun; Pengfei Li
14:00–14:15 |
| solicited
| Highlight
William Collins, Erin Martin, Ross Mitchell, Brendan Murphy, and Chris Spencer
15:00–15:15 |
Alexandra Guy, Karel Schulmann, and Wenjiao Xiao
15:30–15:45 |
Ícaro Dias da Silva, Manuel Francisco Pereira, Cristina Gama, and José Brandão Silva