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First International Conference in Loess Research

Introduction

The loess record of Northern Iran reflects numerous cycles of climate change and landscape evolution for the Middle to Late Quaternary period. The loess/palaeosol sequences represent the most important geoarchive of climate change in the region and provide an important link between loess deposits in Southeastern Europe and Central Asia. The chronology of NE-Iranian palaeosols is currently investigated by German scientists funded by the DFG and in close collaboration with Iranian experts. The proposed workshop aims at identifying new methods from other fields of science that will further understanding of climate change dynamics. Moreover, building a bridge to other climate archives of Eurasia will be envisaged, that are the loess deposits of NW and Central Iran and Serbia, Armenia, Tadzhikistan, and China. In this way knowledge gaps that exist due to spatial and analytical limits will be elucidated. Focussing on these gaps, we will formulate new hypotheses that are intended to be published in a special issue in Quaternary International and will form the beginning of promising new research in the field of loess science.

Golestan province of Iran is one of the most important agricultural areas well known for its loess deposits and loess derived fertile soils. Land use change and deforestation on loess hillslopes are  considered as the main causes of the dramatic floodings recently. Therefore potential of loess derived soils and their management are to be discussed in the meeting and hopefully the outcome would be useful for the development of future practical management strategies. 

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Registration for the symposium and excursions is open until 15 August 2014

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Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Conference days:
From 9/30/2017 To 10/4/2017

Martin Kehl (Institute of Geography, University of Cologne, Germany)

Farhad Khormali (Department of Soil Science, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Iran)

Eva Lehndorff (INRES-Soil Science, University of Bonn, Germany)

Manfred Frechen (Leibniz Institute of Applied Geosciences, Hanover, Germany)

Scientific chair : mahboubeh aghili
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