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South Georgia Town Meeting Programme

Draft Programme

09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome: Nick Owens BAS Director
09:40 – 11:00 Presentations:
  • Introduction — Martin Collins
  • The history of South Georgia: exploitation, management and science — Bob Burton
  • Geology — Mike Curtis
  • Atmospheric Science — Stephen Mobbs
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 Presentations:
  • Oceanography around South Georgia: numerical simulations for interdisciplinary science — Emma Young
  • Elephant Seals and Oceanography — Lars Boehm
  • Terrestrial Ecology — Pete Convey
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Presentations:
  • Wildlife Biology — Phil Trathan
  • Benthic Ecology — Michelle Taylor
  • Fisheries Science — Mark Belchier
14:30 – 15:00 Tea
15:00 – 16:00 Presentations:
  • Fishery Management — David Agnew
  • South Georgia GIS — David Herbert
  • King Edward Point Research facilities, Accommodation and Logistics — Les Whittamore
16:00 – 17:00 General Discussion
Posters
  • Royal Geographical Society funding opportunities — Catherine Souch
  • Glacial retreat on South Georgia - Alison Cook
  • Quaternary Science - Stephen Roberts:
  1. Climate dynamics of the sub-Antarctic: evidence from lake sediments on South Georgia.
    Sarah Davies (Aberystwyth University) and Ninis Rosqvist (University of Stockholm)
  2. Reconstructing past environmental change on South Georgia and Annenkov Island: new insights into Southern Hemisphere climate change over the last 10,000 years.
    Steve Roberts, Dominic Hodgson, Elie Verleyen, Mieke Sterken, Wim Van Niewenhuyze and Wim Vyverman
  3. C19th and C20th glacier fluctuations and climate change on South Georgia: new evidence from lichenometric dating of moraines in small mountain cirques.
    Steve Roberts, Dominic Hodgson, Sam Shelley, Jessica Royles, Huw Griffiths, Tara Deen, Michael Thorne
  4. Continuous Plankton Recorder Research in the Scotia Sea and its origins at South Georgia