ITS5.1/SSP2.1/CL3.01/GM6.7/SSS13.32 Media

The Anthropocene is a topic of broad and current interest that is being discussed across various disciplines, within Earth Sciences, but also in the humanities and in the media. Its significance and usefulness as the youngest epoch of the Geological Time Scale is examined by the Working Group of the Anthropocene of the Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy, part of the International Commission on Stratigraphy. A multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach for investigating and discussing the Anthropocene is feasible, including not only various Earth Sciences disciplines such as stratigraphy, sedimentology, geochemistry and palaeontology, but also archaeology, geography, geomorphology and various disciplines of the humanities and the arts. This session invites transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary contributions on the significance, usefulness and application of the term, as well as case studies including proposals on possible GSSPs (Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point) for a definition of the Anthropocene as part of the Geological Time Scale. The session will foster transdisciplinary dialogue and interdisciplinary cooperation and understanding on the scale and reach of anthropogenic changes within the Earth System.

Co-organized as SSP2.1/CL3.01/GM6.7/SSS13.32
Convener: Michael Wagreich | Co-conveners: Katrin Hornek, Kira Lappé, Colin N. Waters, Jan Zalasiewicz
| Wed, 10 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Room N1
| Attendance Wed, 10 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall X1

Attendance time: Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 14:00–15:45 | Hall X1

Chairperson: Michael Wagreich
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| Highlight
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Reading the Anthropocene at a distance
(withdrawn after no-show)
Alexander Damianos, Colin Waters, and Jan Zalasiewicz
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Zhisheng An, Weijian Zhou, Li Li, Yongming Han, Zhangdong Jin, Liangcheng Tan, and Luyuan Zhang
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Recognising Anthropocene successions in Artificially Modified Ground in central London, UK: Techniques and issues regarding use of 3D Mapping
Ricky Terrington, Colin Waters, Steve Thorpe, Helen Smith, and Érika Silva
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| Highlight
Maria Meszar, Kira Lappé, Katrin Hornek, and Michael Wagreich
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Kira Lappé, Maria Meszar, Katrin Hornek, and Michael Wagreich
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Martin Mosser and Kira Lappé
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Agnieszka Gałuszka and Zdzisław M. Migaszewski
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Katarzyna Kądziołka, Jakub Kierczak, Anna Potysz, Anna Pietranik, Vojtěch Ettler, Alice Jarošíková, Anna Wojas, and Artur Sobczyk
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Peat geochemical records indicate anthropogenic impacts in the Changbai Mountain region of Northeast China
Kunshan Bao
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Mehwish Bibi and Michael Wagreich
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Michael Wagreich, Mario Bubl, and Paris Konstantinides
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Brogan Smith, Anais Pages, Robert Huber, Robert Darga, and Jens Klump
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Fred Luks, Eva Horn, and Michael Wagreich