International conference on
Holocene climate change
2018 2.6 - 2.8
2nd Conference Room, 3F, HSS Building,
Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Important dates

Conference date: 6-7 February 2018

Field trip (Invited Only): 8 February 2018

Abstract submission deadline: 1/3/2018 (limited to 500 words) abstract submission here

Abstract announcement: 1/10/2018

Registration deadline: 1/31/2018


The conference aims to summarize recent findings and explore new directions on the Holocene climate change research to enhance understanding on high-low frequency climate fluctuations and climate responses across different parts of the globe as well as the interactions between climate impacts on human societies during this period. A focal goal will be to examine the development of proxy records and isotopic data and the progression in the integration of the databases for constructing more robust high-resolution climatic data sets and to expand data coverage in climate reconstruction. Substantive climatic or environmental events such as volcanic eruptions, typhoons (hurricanes), floods, drought, or significant phonological events (such as locust infestation) will be highlighted; numerical modeling results and long-term climate fluctuations based on physics and isotopic evidences will be given substantial attentions as well. The ultimate goal of the conference is to bring together the Holocene climate studies in Asia and the world, and to stimulate research partnership among international research teams to enhance collaboration in this field.

Marked themes:

  • Climate change in (late) Holocene
  • Paleo-hydroclimate and extreme events
  • Data merging, reconstruction methods and modeling
  • Climate change and human societal evolution

Invited Speakers

Dr. Alayne Street-Perrott
Swansea University, United Kingdom

Dr. Rudolf Brázdil
Masaryk University, Czech Republic

George W. Barineau III Professor
Dr. Kam-Biu Liu
Louisiana State University, United States of America

Research Scientist
Dr. Hyo-Seok Park
Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Repulic of Korea

Dr. Fernando P. Siringan
University of the Philippines, Republic of the Philippines

Dr. Akihiro Kano
The University of Tokyo, Japan


2018.02.06 (Tue.)
08:30 - 09:00Registration
09:00 - 09:10Opening
09:10 - 10:10∗ Keynote
Alayne Street-Perrott
Soil carbon sequestration through charcoal and biochar production during the Holocene and Anthropocene: lessons for the future
10:10 - 10:30Tea Break
10:30 - 11:30∗ Keynote
Kam-Biu Liu
Reconstructing Hurricane Impacts for Paleotempestology: The Importance of Non-marine Processes
11:30 - 11:55Fernando P. SiringanLate Pleistocene to late Holocene paleo-precipitation trends derived from marine sediments in northern Philippines
11:55 - 12:20Huei-Fen ChenPaleotyphoon research and lake records in East Asia since 2ka BP
12:20 - 13:40Lunch
13:40 - 14:05Keryea SoongContinual Coral Skeleton for >4000 Years Lie Horizontally in Shallow Lagoon of Dongsha Atolls
14:05 - 14:30Meng-Long HsiehDecoupling of meteorological events and climate conditions in Taiwan: viewed from Late Quaternary fluvial and mass-wasting archives
14:30 - 14:55Shih-Yu LeeA climate modelling perspective of East Asia climate evolution during the last millennium
14:55 - 15:15Tea Break
15:15 - 15:40Li LoPrecession and atmospheric CO2 modulated variability of sea ice in the central Okhotsk Sea since 130,000 years ago
15:40 - 16:40∗ Keynote
Hyo-Seok Park
Disentangling the impacts of Arctic sea ice loss and insolation forcing on mid-Holocene climate
16:40 - 17:10Panel
2018.02.07 (Wed.)
08:30 - 09:10Registration
09:10 - 10:10∗ Keynote
Rudolf Brázdil
Historical climatology in Europe: data, methods, results, perspectives
10:10 - 10:50∗ Keynote
Pao K. Wang
Construction of a climate database for East Asian Climate Studies based on Chinese Historical Records
10:50 - 11:10Tea Break
11:10 - 11:35K-H Elaine LinInterannual to centennial climate variability in east Asia during later little ice age
11:35 - 12:00Hsun-Ming HuIrregular decadal-centennialhydroclimatic dynamics in the northern Mediterranean since the middle Holocene
12:00 - 12:25Ke LinHigh-resolution hydroclimate variability in eastern Amazon over the past 800 years
12:25 - 13:40Lunch
13:40 - 14:05Akihiro KanoTemperature and seawater isotopic controls on stalagmite oxygen isotopic records since 83 ka from maritime Japan
14:05 - 14:30Wanchen WuThe spatial and temporal variability of drought though the Qing dynasty of China in East China between 1644 and 1911 AD
14:30 - 14:55I-Ching ChenDrought stress in montane cloud forest over the past millennium
14:55 - 15:15Tea Break
15:15 - 16:15∗ Keynote
Kuo-Yen Wei
Kuroshio hydro-climatic variation during the past 6,000 years and a comparison to the terrestrial records of Taiwan
16:15 - 17:30PanelFuture direction on Holocene climate change research in Taiwan and international collaborations


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Organizing committee

Pao. K. Wang, Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica

Kuo-Yen Wei, Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University

Chuan-Chou Shen, Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University

Shih-Yu Lee, Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica

K-H Elaine Lin, Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica

Conference venue

2nd Conference Room, 3F, Humanities and Social Science Building, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Location and Map of Academia Sinica

Photo Album

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