The Australasian Palaeontologists (AAP) are hosting symposiums in each state, for the first time in 2019. Finders University Palaeontology Society (FUPS) are hosting the inaugural South Australian event. AAP and FUPS in collaboration with the University of Adelaide Palaeontologists invite all members of the South Australian palaeontology community to attend.
Academics and students are welcome to present short talks or posters. There will be three session themes over the day:
Encompassing all life from the Ediacaran and Cambrian, through to the early vertebrates of the Devonian. We would love to see a diversity of taxa and time periods in this session, with talks from students and academics covering the origins of all multi-cellular life on earth.
Palaeoclimate and Geochronology
Palaeontology requires an understanding of geology, and the effects of both biotic and abiotic factors through time. Evidence of changing climate and landscapes is preserved in many forms in Australia’s geological record and this session highlights some of the key methods SA researchers are using to elucidate the drivers of the evolution of our unique biota.
Split into two, this session will cover both the ‘pre-Quaternary Origins of Our Biota’ and ‘Interglacials and Ancient DNA’. Speakers are invited to discuss evidence of the origins of Australia’s diverse and unique flora and fauna, from the Palaeocene to the Pliocene. The second half of the session is focused on exploring the Pleistocene: covering glacial cycles, megafauna extinction, and the arrival of humans to the Australian landscape.
Registration & Abstracts
Free registration includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch, and drinks during the afternoon poster session. Please head to the Eventbrite page to register your attendance.
Abstracts are due by the 1st April, a template is available on the webpage hosted by FUPS. Completed abstracts for talks or posters are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org