Climatic and Biotic Events of the Paleogene 2020
31 August - 3 September, 2020
MARUM, University of Bremen, Germany
The Paleogene Period was a time of extremes and transitions. Bounded by the catastrophic extinction of the dinosaurs and the rise of modern grasslands, the world of the Paleogene was characterized by climatic conditions largely unfamiliar to us today but saw the rise of essentially modern continental configurations, biotic communities, and biogeochemical regimes. Understanding the function of these systems under global greenhouse conditions that may approximate Earth's climatic future is intriguing both for what it can tell us about our past and for the hints it may provide about our future.
Since 1989 the CBEP conference series has been a venue for a self-organized community of researchers to share and discuss the latest and most innovative ideas about Paleogene Earth systems. CBEP 2020 will be the next installment of this series, following on the very successful Utah conference of 2017. We invite participation from researchers worldwide who are pushing the frontiers of our knowledge of the Paleogene and the immediately adjacent Late Cretaceous and Miocene in five thematic areas:
- Habitable Planet: Learning from Past Environments
- Climate, Paleoecology and Paleodiversity
- Biogeochemical Cycles
- Tectonics, Surface Environments and Hydrological Processes
- New developments, applications and results of Paleoproxies
Please feel free to contact us with questions or suggestions by email. We look forward to seeing you in the nice city of Bremen in late August - early September 2020!