Geoarchaeology session in IGC 2016 Beijing (Aug 21-25)

Post date: Dec 17, 2015 7:41:50 AM

In the framework of the 33rd International Geographical Congress, titled "Shaping Our Harmonious Worlds" to be held at Beijing, China, August 21-25, 2016, the IAG Working Group on Geoarchaeology will co-organize a special session on “Interactions Between Geomorphic Processes, Human Activities and Geographical Aspects in Geoarchaeology”. This session will be chaired by Prof. Xiaoping Yang (xpyang"at" and Prof. Éric Fouache (Eric.Fouache"at"


Interactions between geomorphic processes and human activities in the landscapes have profound impacts on the entire Earth system. Research on geomorphology and its interactions with human activities has progressed rapidly in recent years, with significant new studies of aeolian, fluvial, lacustrine and glacial processes and their interactions in various climate zones being conducted worldwide. This session will address the geomorphic, climatic and hydrologic (including surface and ground waters) processes shaping geomorphic systems, landforms and human adaptations in various regions, rates and causes of landscape change, and the effects of such change on regional and global environment systems. Both natural and human aspects of this change and the complex linkages between them in combination of remote sensing and GIS technics will also be discussed. Papers reporting new research are warmly invited.

The Congress will include oral and poster sessions. You are invited to present your latest research results.

Abstract Submission Instructions

  1. Register for the Congress
  2. Consult the Preliminary List of Approved Sessions on the page of Session Submission and decide how you would like to participate
  3. Proceed to the page of the Abstract Submission, select the category and specific session in which you wish to place your abstract and submit it online. Please edit your abstract according to the Abstract Sample which is available to download at the bottom of the page
  4. You will receive an email message when you have successfully submitted your abstract to confirm that it has been accepted
  5. If you need to reedit your abstract, you may do so by returning to the submission page any time before the final deadline
  • All abstracts must be submitted by presenting authors. You can include the names of up to 15 co-authors as well (using “et al.” or a team name is also permitted). You are allowed to submit only one abstract for oral/poster presentation.
  • An abstract is limited to 250 words. Titles should consist of no more than 20 words. No abbreviations are to be used in titles. Please be sure to include no more than 10 key words.
  • Papers must be submitted in Microsoft Word format. Abstract that are not submitted in the correct format will be returned to authors, who will be asked to resubmit only if time permits.
  • All abstracts should be written in English or French.
  • Abstracts will be reviewed and selected by the session organizers and/or commission chairs. The final abstracts will be included in the congress program.

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