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  Information - GM17 Quaternary Landscape Evolution and Paleo-Geoecology (co-listed in CL)

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Present world landscapes reflect the influence of past geomorphological processes and landforms. In particular, Quaternary landscape evolution plays a key role in the explanation of the present day topography and it influences the function of geo-ecosystems.
The evolution of paleo-surfaces is controlled by a complex network of external and internal influences. They represent a zone of exchange between soil/parent rock, the ecosystem, and the atmosphere. Terrestrial archives give evidence of topographical and ecological changes at different time scales, reflecting paleoenvironmental fluctuations at a local, regional and global scale. Considering that recently a number of efficient dating methods is available, continental soil-sedimentary sequences can provide valuable data for the reconstruction of paleo-topography and paleo-ecosystems.
Within this session we intend to present actual studies on landscape evolution and chronstratigraphy during the Quaternary, mainly during the Brunhes Chron.
Presentations should be focused on geomorphological processes and forms in space and time and paleo-geoecology. Especially, interactions between the landscape, soils and changing geoecological systems will be outlined.

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