2019 Conference on Pan-Pacific Anthropocene (ConPPA)


The 1st Conference on Pan-Pacific Anthropocene (ConPPA) , 14-17th May, 2019, held in Taipei on 14-17th May, 2019, under theAssociation of Pan-Pacific Anthropocene (APPA). This international conference includes 3-day (14-16th) meeting and 1-day (17th) field trip in northern Taiwan. Attached please find ConPPA flyer, poster, and abstract template.

● Information
1. Detailed information, abstract template and submission on: http://www.gl.ntu.edu.tw/rcfe/appa.html
2. Submission deadline: January 31, 2019
3. Free submission, registration, and one-day field trip!

● Seven sessions and three plenary lectures as follows:
Tracks and conveners:
Track 1. Climate Variability and Change in the Anthropocene
Dr. Huang-Hsiung Hsu Academia Sinica
Dr. John Chiang University of California, Berkeley
Track 2. Anthropocene Historical Record
Dr. Pao-Kuan Wang Academia Sinica
Dr. Kam-Biu Liu Louisiana State University
Track 3. Terrestrial Proxy Records of Anthropocene
Dr. Liangcheng Tan Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi’an
Dr. Ashish Sinha California State University
Track 4. Marine Proxy Records
Dr. Kristine DeLong Louisiana State University
Dr. Yusuke Yokoyama The University of Tokyo
Track 5. Anthropogenic Geohazard
Dr. Tso-Ren Wu National Central University
Dr. Adam Switzer Nanyang Technological University
Dr. Jiun-Chuan Lin National Taiwan University
Track 6. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health in the Pan Pacific Realm
Dr. Hsieh Chih-Hao National Taiwan University
Dr. I-Ching Chen National Cheng Kung University
Track 7. Archaeology and Civilization in the Asia-Pacific Realm
Dr. Ivy Hui-Yuan Yeh Nanyang Technological University
Dr. Felicia Beardsley University of La Verne

Three plenary lectures:
Prof. Peter Bellwood Australian National University
Title: Were prehistoric human migrations in Southeast Asia and Oceania initiated by non-anthropogenic environmental changes?
Prof. Gretta Pecl University of Tasmania
Title: Our oceans in the Anthropocene
Prof. Brain Hoskins University of Reading
Title: To be provided

● About Association of Pan-Pacific Anthropocene (APPA)
Anthropocene is a developing anthropogenic epoch. Human intelligence and activities have become an unprecedented new geological force in the 4.5 billion-year history of the Earth, changing our atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and even geosphere. The current most important issues, such as global warming, sea level rise, ocean acidification, waste disposal and plastic crisis, have profoundly affected the global climate and ecosystem. The Pan-Pacific realm, with richness of civilizations, has been experiencing severe environmental pollution and ecological crisis, associated with swift regional economic development over the past decades. The APPA, a nonprofit and a non-governmental organization, divulges and emphasizes the anthropogenic impact on the Pan-Pacific region in particular and on the Earth in general. APPA proposes future possible trends and related countermeasures for the international community through multidisciplinary academic studies, such as climate observation and simulation, proxy and historic records, anthropogenic geohazards, topography and geomorphology, biodiversity, environmental pollution, and archaeology and civilization.
APPA website: http://www.gl.ntu.edu.tw/rcfe/appa.html

● Missions
1. To promote academic researches of relative fields in the Pan-Pacific Anthropocene.
2. To hold workshops, academic speeches and conferences.
3. To reveal the updated regional and global changes in climate, environment, propose possible future trend and suggestion to the international society.
4. To conduct other activities those are consistent with the aims of the Association.