Annual Meeting 2008
2nd September, Bonn, Germany
In the frame of IOPC/IPC the NECLIME annual meeting was held to discuss and integrate possible contributions to a second NECLIME synthesis volume to be published in 2009. Below you find a general introduction to the planned volume and the titels of contributions presented in Bonn.
2nd NECLIME synthesis:
The Neogene of Eurasia: spatial gradients and temporal trendsEditors: Torsten Utescher, Madelaine Böhme, Volker Mosbrugger
A IntroductionIn order to obtain a better understanding of long-term palaeoclimate changes during the Neogene in Eurasia the international research network NECLIME – Neogene Climate Evolution in Eurasia – was established in the year 2000. The main objectives of NECLIME are: (1) the quantitative reconstruction of Neogene climate evolution in Eurasia and of its patterns in time and space based on proxy-data and their quantitative climatic interpretation by means of standardised techniques, (2) the reconstruction of Neogene regional and global atmospheric circulation patterns by means of climate modelling, (3) the analysis of the interaction between palaeogeography, vegetation and climate. More details about the concept, structure and members of NECLIME can be found on the NECLIME homepage.
A first synthesis of NECLIME was published in 2007 (Bruch et al.) combining studies on the Miocene of Europe. For this area, a summary of climate and vegetation evolution in time and space was drawn up.
The second synthesis of NECLIME presented in this volume again aims at reconstruction and analysis of changing Neogene patterns with respect to vegetation, biodiversity and climate, but under a Eurasia-wide perspective, thus allowing for a comprehensive study on a larger scale. Integrating proxies from various sources (palaeobotany, vertebrate palaeontology, geology) and data obtained from numeric modelling the volume focuses on the following topics.
B Neogene vegetational patterns of EurasiaAdele Bertini (Firenze, Italy), Edoardo Martinetto (Torino, Italy)
Studies on Messinian – Pliocene flora and vegetation in Italy - a contribution for stratigraphical and palaeoenvironmental reconstructions
Dimiter Ivanov (Sofia, Bulgaria, Torsten Utescher (Bonn, Germany), Volker Mosbrugger (Frankfurt, Germany)
Vegetation and climate dynamics in the Miocene of Southeast Europe
Wang Wei-Ming (Nanjing, China)
Neogene vegetation of China, its spatial and temporal development in connection with ecosystem evolution
C Neogene climate patterns of EurasiaJan A. van Dam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), G. J. Reichart (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Mammal-based stable isotope, temperature and precipitation trends for the Spanish Neogene
Lars van den Hoek Ostende (Leiden, The Netherlands), Marc Furió (Barcelona, Spain), Isaac Casanovas (Barcelona, Spain)
A remarkably consistent gradient
Madelaine Böhme (Munich, Germany), Michael Winklhofer (Munich, Germany), August Ilg (Munich, Germany)
Middle and late Miocene precipitation in Spain and Central Europe: temporal trends and spatial gradients
Angela A. Bruch (Frankfurt, Germany), NECLIME members (www.neclime.de)
Changes in precipitation patterns in the Miocene of Central Europe as a force for landscape opening
Mehmet S. Akkiraz (Izmir, Turkey), Funda Akgün (Izmir, Turkey), Torsten Utescher (Bonn, Germany), Angela A. Bruch (Frankfurt, Germany), Volker Mosbrugger (Frankfurt, Germany), Volker Wilde (Frankfurt, Germany)
Miocene precipitation gradients in western and central Turkey as quantified from pollen data
Yi-Feng Yao (Beijing, China), Angela A. Bruch (Frankfurt, Germany), Volker Mosbrugger (Frankfurt, Germany), Cheng-Sen Li (Beijing, China)
Quantitative reconstruction of Miocene climate patterns and evolution in southern China based on plant fossils
Torsten Utescher (Bonn, Germany), Angela A. Bruch (Frankfurt, Germany), Arne Micheels (Frankfurt, Germany), Volker Mosbrugger (Frankfurt, Germany)
Cenozoic climate gradients and regional anomalies in Eurasia and their potential for validating future climate change scenarios
Jussi Eronen (Helsinki, Finland), Torsten Utescher (Bonn, Germany), Kai Puolamäki (Helsinki, Finland), Arne Micheels (Frankfurt, Germany)
Comparison of precipitation calculations from plant and large mammal proxies for the European Neogene
D Model results and validation by proxy dataArne Micheels (Frankfurt, Germany), Angela A. Bruch (Frankfurt, Germany), Jussi Eronen (Helsinki, Finland), Mikael Fortelius (Helsinki, Finland), Mathias Harzhauser (Vienna, Austria), Volker Mosbrugger (Frankfurt, Germany), Torsten Utescher (Bonn, Germany)
An analysis of Miocene climate gradients in Europe based on atmospheric circulation patterns of a climate model experiment.
Louis François (Liege, Belgium), Torsten Utescher (Bonn, Germany), Eric Favre (Lyon, France, Jean-Pierre Suc (Lyon, France), Alexandra Henrot (Liege, Belgium), Arne Micheels (Frankfurt, Germany), Volker Mosbrugger (Frankfurt, Germany), Boglarka Erdei (Budapest, Hungary), Rachid Cheddadi (Montpellier, France)
Modelling late Miocene vegetation in Europe: results of the CARAIB model and comparison with palaeovegetation data