International Symposium on Deep-time Environmental & Climatic Extremes and Biotic Responses

22-24 May, 2018, Wuhan, China

General Schedules

  May 21: Afternoon (2:30 pm to 6:30 pm): registration (at CUG International Conference Centre)

  May 22-24: Opening session, plenary session and topic sessions

  The 3-day symposium will be scheduled. More than 10 active, world-renown Keynote speakers will be invited to summarize the main results of the ongoing studies on the P-Tr mass extinction and recovery as well as major extreme events during other critical periods of Earth history, and to outline the perspectives of these topics as well. Oral and poster presentations on any topics concerning deep-time extreme climate, environment and bio-events are also welcome! The talks will be followed by open discussion shaping the future studies on deep-time mass extinction, recovery and extreme climatic changes. Major symposium programs include:

  Plenary session (major extinctions and life evolution),

  Permian and P-Tr crisis,

  Triassic recovery and other events,

  Biotic and environmental events during other critical periods,

  General Palaeontology and Stratigraphy

Field Excursions

  Two pre-Symposium field excursions and one Post-Symposium are scheduled (see Appendix for more details).

Social Programme

  An icebreaker party will take place in the evening of the 21st of May 2018 at CUG, Wuhan. A conference dinner will be offered. The city of Wuhan and the surrounding areas have numerous interesting places to visit, including hot springs, mountains, and riversides.