The XXI Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) will be held from 14 to 21 July 2023 at the Sapienza University of Rome. The congress will have ISPRA as a protagonist both as a sponsoring body and in the scientific organization.

Call for paper

1-From Natural Processes to Geohazards
1A- Earthquakes, palaeo-earthquakes and seismic hazard
1B- Active volcanoes
1C- Tsunami and marine geohazards
1D- Active tectonics as multi-scalar driving processes
1E- Short to long-term environmental changes (flooding, landslides, desertification, tectonics), and societal response
2-Landforms, facies Architecture and sequence stratigraphy
2A- Geomorphic processes and sedimentary record
2B- Glacial and periglacial geomorphology
2C- Wetlands and paralic environments – no session proposals
2D- Coastline changes under the effects of climate and geological processes
2E- Geomorphology and stratal architecture of continental margins
2F- Karst process, deposits, landforms, and landscape
3- Quaternary environments and Human evolution: fossil record, phylogeny, palaeobiology, palaeoecology and cultural models
3A- Geological and climate forcing on ancient societies and feedbacks
3B- Geoarchaeology: from landscape to site and back
3C- Preserving and disseminating the cultural heritage
3D- Palaeoanthropology
4- Ecosystems and biogeography from latest Pliocene to “Anthropocene”
4A- Response of biota to palaeoenvironmental changes
4B- Islands, continental bridges and drowned landscapes
4C- Palaeoecology as a tool for ecosystem management
4D- Human environment in the (paleo-) Anthropocene
5- Climate record, processes and models
5A- Climate proxies
5B- Palaeogeographic, palaeoclimatic, palaeoceanographic and palaeoecological changes in marine and terrestrial systems
5C- Past global climate records in polar and mountain ice
5D- Reconstruct past abrupt and extreme climate changes
5E- Climate changes on sub-millennial to Milankovitch time scale
5F- Climate modelling and data assimilation: simulate past changes and future scenarios
5G- Global, regional and local sea-level changes and drivers
6- The Quaternary time machine
6A- Marine and terrestrial stratigraphy. Advances in correlation
6B- GSSPs and stratotypes
6C- Geochronology. Progress in dating technique
6D- Quaternary Mapping and modelling
7 – Time for Change in Quaternary Sciences

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  • Conference Date

    Jul 14



    Jul 21


Sponsored By
Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale
Organized By
Sapienza University of Rome
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