IPN-DiverseK ECR virtual Workshop Schedule

The IPN invites Early Career Researchers interested in paleofire research to join the virtual workshop organized in cooperation with PAGES DiverseK Working Group

Paleofire research: methods, development and opportunities

26-27 May 2021

Workshop schedule

DAY 1 – 26.05.2021 – Introduction to Paleofire (2:00 PM – 3:35 PM UTC)

2:00-2:15Welcome: IPN, DiverseK, PAGES, PAGES ECR
 Introduction (15 min talk + 5 min discussion)
2:15-2:35Richard Vachula (College of William and Mary, USA): Introduction to charcoal methods and advances
 Talks (10 min talk + 5 min discussion)
2:35-2:50Sambor Czerwiński (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland): The potential and limitations of using historical data for palaeofire reconstructions
2:50-3:05Marion Lestienne (Czech University of Life Sciences, Czechia): Integrating past variability in climate-driven Mediterranean fire hazard assessments for 2020-2100
3:05-3:20Vachel Carter (Charles University, Czechia): The role of climate-fuel feedbacks on Holocene biomass burning in upper-montane Carpathian forests
3:20-3:35Andriantsilavo Razafimanantsoa (University of Cape Town, South Africa): Palaeoecological evidence of fire and its role on vegetation dynamics in Central Highlands Madagascar during the Holocene

DAY 2 – 27.05.2021 – Paleofire continued (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM UTC)

2:00-2:05Welcome: IPN
 Talks (10 min talk + 5 min discussion)
2:05-2:20Michela Mariani (University of Nottingham, UK): Disruption of Indigenous burning promotes unprecedented wildfires in southeastern Australian forests and woodlands
2:20-2:35Raquel Franco Cassino (Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil): Paleofire records in the Brazilian savanna: long-term fire variability in a fire-dependent ecosystem
2:35-2:50Andy Hennebelle (Université de Montréal, Canada): The multi-scales calibration of sedimentary charcoal for fire characteristics reconstructions
2:50-3:05Charuta Kulkarni (European Union Marie Curie Fellow (2018-2020), currently independent researcher): Anthropogenic fires in agroforestry landscapes of India: Lessons from the “burnt” past for future management of tropical social-ecological systems
 Discussion panel (all attendees)
3:05-4:00DISCUSSION in sub-groups (all attendees)
 30 min discussions in sub-groups
 25 min of general discussion and wrap up

Speakers and their presentation topics will be announced via our social media channels so stay tuned and follow us to be up to date with all the information! You can find us on the IPN blog, the dedicated IPN forum topic, and on the IPN and DiverseK Twitter accounts.


The meeting will be held on Zoom. 

The event is open to all ECRs and you do not have to register to attend. We will provide the link to Zoom meeting on our social media and on the IPN blog and IPN forum before the event. However, if you want to receive the link to the meeting directly on your e-mail, please register via our Google form

If you have any questions related to the event, please contact the organizers:
– Carole Adolf (carole.adolf@zoo.ox.ac.uk@CaroleAdolf),
– Katarzyna Marcisz (marcisz@amu.edu.pl@marciszowna),
– Estelle Razanatsoa (estelle.razanatsoa@uct.ac.za@Razanatsoae)

The event is supported by PAGES and ECN PAGES.