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Topic in Depth - Quaternary Studies (9)

Quaternary Studies examines the geologic period of the Quaternary, the last two million years up to the present day. Glaciers formed and receded; animals evolved and went extinct. Here, visitors can learn all about current research and education initiatives in this field of stratigraphic geology.

Irish Quaternary Association (IQUA)
The Irish Quaternary Association (IQUA) website publicizes its aim "to promote Quaternary studies in Ireland through its publications, and the organization of field meetings and conferences." Visitors can learn about the importance of quaternary studies, find out the latest news and upcoming meetings, and find links...

Quaternary & Paleoclimate Research
At this website, the University of Wisconsin-Madison describes the current and recent studies dealing with "basic and applied problems in glacial geology, surficial geology, palynology, sedimentology, geologic mapping, hydrogeology, soils, and environmental geology." The website offers abstracts of publications of...

International Union for Quaternary Research
The International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) discusses quaternary scientists' investigations "to interpret the changing world of the glacial ages and their impact on our planet's surface environments.". Researchers can find out about INQUA-funded projects, meetings, scientific commissions, and INQUA's two ...

Quaternary Research Association
The Quaternary Research Association explains that it "exists to promote understanding of the Quaternary Period by publishing field guides, technical guides, and an international journal as well as holding field meetings and speaker meetings." Students and researchers can discover employment, research, grant, meetings,...

Quaternary Environmental Change Research Group
The University of Wales, Aberystwyth presents its investigations in Luminescence dating, Palaeoecology (especially pollen and diatoms), Tephrochronology, Volcanic activity, and biogeography. Users can find concise descriptions of individual researchers' successes, abstracts of published papers, links to conference...

The Alaska Quaternary Center
This website illustrates the Alaska Quaternary Center's (at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks) commitment "to the promotion of interdisciplinary research and the enhancement of interdisciplinary instruction in Quaternary sciences." Users can view images of the field work and learn how to obtain quaternary data from...

Quaternary Studies: An Interdisciplinary Program
Rutgers University promotes its Graduate Certificate in Quaternary Studies where students take part in geology, geography, meteorology, and other disciplines interested in the last couple of million years of Earth's history. Students and educators can find information on the researchers involved with the program and...

A Dictionary of Quaternary Acronyms and Abbreviations
The palynologist, Alwynne B. Beaudoin, created this website to provide visitors with explanations of acronyms commonly encountered in Quaternary studies. Through this extensive site, students and educators can find common acronyms for quaternary-related societies, research centers, and government agencies, such as the...

Quaternary GIS Laboratory
This is the home page of the Quaternary Geographic Information System (GIS) Laboratory at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at the University of Colorado. The laboratory supports quantitative spatial analysis of glacier, climate, coastal, and other environmental relationships at high latitudes....

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