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Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences | Geography Department | Climate Geography | Workshop Climate Impacts on Glaciers and Biosphere in Fuego-Patagonia


Conference and Workshop

Climate Impacts on Glaciers and Biosphere in Fuego-Patagonia

July 14th to July 19th, Berlin

The GABY-VASA project, a joint project of University of Magallanes (Punta Arenas), the Instituto Antártico Chileno (INACH, Chile), and in Germany the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and RWTH Aachen University on dendrochronology, climatology and glaciology in Southern Patagonia and the Cordillera Darwin is pleased to invite you to a conference and workshop to Berlin from 14th to 19th July 2017. For detailed information please follow the links below:


Overall Conference Objective

On Monday, 17th and Tuesday, 18th July, 2017, an open science meeting will be held, open to everybody, with potentially sessions on

  • dendrochronology
  • dendro-ecology,
  • climate variability and climate history
  • climate change
  • biological responses to climate forcing
  • glaciology, glacier change
  • glacio-isotasy and related topics in earth sciences

as well as other related topics.

The regional focus will be Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and adjacent islands, the sub-Antarctic islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. There will be ample possibilities to discuss contributions and to elaborate on open scientific issues as well as new project ideas.

On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017, there will be an internal workshop of the GABY-VASA group with participants from Chile and Germany. Particpants from outside the project groups may nevertheless join us if they wish to participate.

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Scientific Programme and abstracts of contributions

The preliminary programme is provided HERE for download.

The overall scientific programme structure is provided below. An abstract book as a PDF will be available end of June 2017.

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Conference venue

The conference days will be split to two different locations:

On Monday, July 17th, the conference will take place in the prestigous Senatssaal (Hall of Senate) of the principal building of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in Berlin Centre (street address: Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin).

The second day of the conference on Tuesday, July 18th and the workshop on Wednesday, July 19th as well, we will meet in a lecture hall in the modern Erwin-Schrödinger Centre on the new Campus of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of Humboldt-Universität in the Southeast of Berlin at Berlin-Adlershof (street address: Rudower Chaussee 26, 12489 Berlin).

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Registration and abstract submission

For registration to the conference and/or workshop please use the linked PDF document and send it as an attachment to Christoph Schneider.

There is no conference fee but you must be prepared to individually cover all of your travel, lodging and catering expenses.

The submission of abstracts for contributions is closed. In case of urgent late contributions please contact the conference convenor directly.

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Important deadlines for abtract submission & registration

  • The deadline for abstracts submission is extended to April 7th, 2017.
  • Information of authors regarding acceptance of abstracts for oral or poster presentation: delayed to May, 5th, 2017.
  • The latest registration to the workshop is May, 31th, 2017:
    Registration template (please send to Christoph Schneider as an attachment to an e-mail) - alternatively just send an e-mail to Christoph Schneider

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Conference by-programme

The official program will start with a reception on Friday, July 14th in the evening and follow-up get-together and organized visiting program in Berlin and its surrounding on the weekend July 15th/16th, 2017. We will show you some ‘real’ Berlin sites, visit the famous Telegrafenberg in Potsdam with its world-renowned locations for science and show you locations of recent glacial history in the area.

Participants from outside the GABY-VASA project are asked for a contribution of 25 EUR for the events of the get-together on Friday night (July 14th) and on the weekend of July 15th and 16th, 2017. In this case you are asked to pay your contribution cash, on-site.

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Scientific Committee

  • Matthias Braun, Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Gino Casassa, Univ. Magallanes, Punta Arenas
  • Ricardo Jaña, INACH, Punta Arenas
  • Juan Carlos Aravena, Univ. Magallanes, Punta Arenas
  • Christoph Schneider, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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Local Organising Committee:

  • Christoph Schneider, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • David Steger, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Mahdi Motagh, Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam

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The GABY-VASA Conference and Workshop on Climate Impacts on Glaciers and Biosphere in Fuego-Patagonia, hosted at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, is co-funded by and listed with




We are looking forward to meeting you at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in July 2017.

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