BGS at INQUA 2019

The International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) is seeking to improve understanding of environmental change during the glacial ages, and apply research into the past to an evaluation of global environmental changes today. Each year, delegates from around the world gather for the INQUA congress to share their research and 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the event. 

This year the annual INQUA congress is held in Dublin, Ireland and will run from today until July 31. The British Geological Survey - including staff from the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (on stand 12) -  has a strong presence at the INQUA congress and will be taking part in oral and poster presentations and field trips, as well as taking time to catch up with colleagues old and new.

Below you’ll find a programme of INQUA events featuring BGS staff members which are open for all to attend. The full, official programme can be found here. If you see us around make sure to say hi and keep us updated on the conference by tagging us on Twitter and using the hashtag #INQUADUB2019.

July 26

Oral presentation: Wicklow Hall 2A (Level 2)
17:00 – 17:15

Leaving its Mark: Diverse Quaternary Records Abound in New Geological Survey Mapping of the UK Seabed
Dayton Dove, Joana Gafeira, Rhys Cooper, Heather Stewart

Oral presention: Wicklow Meeting Room 1 (Level 1)
18:15 – 18:30

The Role of Neotechtonics in Driving Plio-Pleistocene Landscape Evolution and Drainage Development in Eastern England
Jonathan Lee, Richard Haslam, Romaine Graham, James Rose, Tim Kearsey, Chris Williams

Poster sessions: Liffey Hall A & B (Level 1)

Bridging the onshore-offshore gap: Investigation of Unconsolidated Sediments Using Shallow 2D Seismic Data, Isle of Sheppey, Southern North Sea
Kirstin Johnson, Andres Payo Garcia, Rhys Cooper, Robin Dymlind

Mapping of Tunnel Valleys in the UK and Norwegian North Sea
Dag Ottesen, Margaret Stewart, Marco Brønner

Glacitectonic Evidence of Ice Lobe Interaction across Dogger Bank (Southern Central North Sea) during the Last Glacial Maximum
Emrys Phillips, Kirstin Johnson, Rachael Ellen, Carol Cotterill, Leo James

Deposition of Proglacial Sediments Along an Active Ice Margin During the Last Glacial Maximum, Dogger Bank, Southern Central North Sea
Kirstin Johnson, Emrys Phillips, Rachael Ellen, Carol Cotterill, Leo James

Mid-Pleistocene Thin-Skinned Glaciotectonic Thrusting of the Aberdeen Ground Formation, Central Graben Region, Central North Sea
David Vaughan, Emrys Phillips

Hydrological Change in Subtropical Australia from 80–40 kyr
Cameron Barr, John Tibby, Melanie Leng, Jonathan Tyler, Haidee Cadd, Lee Arnold, Jonathan Marshall, Glenn McGregor

The Application of High-Resolution Structure: from Motion Photogrammetry and Digital Field-Mapping Systems to Interpret Glaciated Land Systems in the Keady region, Northern Ireland
Leanne Hughes, Sam Roberson, Alex Donald

The Role of Pressurised Water in Large-Scale Glaciotectonic Thrusting: Evidence from Thrust-Block Moraines in Melasveit, West Iceland
Thorbjörg Sigfúsdóttir, Emrys Phillips, Ívar Örn Benediktsson

Using Micromorphology to Access the Impacts of Periglacial and Mass Flow Processes on Tills Exposed at Retreating Glacier Margins
Ewelina Lipka, Emrys Phillips, Katarzyna Skolasińska, Grzegorz Rachlewicz, Witold Szczuciński

Sedimentary and Seismic Stratigraphy of Buried Glacial Landforms at Dogger Bank, North Sea: Implications for Ice-Sheet Retreat
Andrew Emery, David Hodgson, Natasha Barlow, Jonathan Carrivick, Carol Cotterill, Emrys Phillips

July 27

Oral session: Liffey Meeting Room 3 (Level 1)
11:30 – 13:15

DeepCHALLA: a 250,000 Year Record of Hydroclimate from Equatorial East Africa using Diatom and Organic Isotope Data
Philip Barker, Melanie Leng, Heather Moorhouse, Jack Lacey, Christian Wolff, Maarten Van Daele, Thijs Van der Meeren, Christine Lane, Dirk Verschuren

Oral session: Wicklow Hall 2A (Level 2)
17:15 – 17:30

The Development of an All-Ireland Quaternary Map
Xavier Pellicer, Sam Roberson, Michael Sheehy

Poster session: Liffey Hall A & B (Level 1)
14:30 – 15:15

Middle-Late Holocene Palaeoenvironmental Change & Anthropogenic Impact in Tropical Southeast Asia: a Multi-proxy Lacustrine Record from Tasik Chini, Malaysia
Jack Lacey, John Boyle, Charlotte Briddon, Stefan Engels, Mushrifah Idris, Melanie Leng, Melody Li, Suzanne McGowan, Keely Mills, Virginia Panizzo, David Ryves, Muhammad Shafiq, Christopher Vane, Lara Winter

Late Glacial Journeys: using Citizen Science and 3D Terrains to Inform Pathways of Hunter-Gatherer Migration. A Case Study from East Midlands, UK
Leanne Hughes, Daryl Garton

Ugandan Crater Lakes, Past & Present: Identifying Drivers of Hydroclimatic Change Using Isotope Mass Balance Modelling
Laura Hunt, Keely Mills, Matthew Jones, David Ryves, Mark Cuthbert, Immaculate Ssemmanda

July 28

Mid-Congress Field TripM:GL-4 Deglaciation of the Northern Ireland Sector of the Irish Sea
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Sam Roberson

July 29

Oral Session: Wicklow Hall 2A (Level 2)
18:00 – 18:15

A Decade of Glacier & Landscape Change: High Resolution Monitoring at the British Geological Survey Glacier Observatory, Virkisjökull-Falljökull, South East Iceland
Jeremy Everest, Bergur Bergson, Andrew Black, Tom Bradwell, Heiko Buxel, Andrew Finlayson, Verity Flett, Leanne Hughes, Lee Jones, Alan MacDonald, Jon Mackay, Louise Maurice, Brighid Ó Dochartaigh, Benedikt Ófeigsson, Emrys Phillips, Gunnar Sigurðsson, Oddur Sigurðsson, Paul Wilson

Poster session: Liffey Hall A & B (Level 1)
14:30 – 15:15

The Geomorphology of Svínafellsjökull and Virkisjökull-Falljökull Glacier Forelands, South East Iceland
Jeremy Everest, Tom Bradwell1, Lee Jones, Leanne Hughes

The Structural Glaciology of the Svínafellsjökull Snout: Implications for Ice Dynamics and Debris Transfer
Ailsa Guild, Emrys Phillips, David Evans, David Roberts

July 30

Poster session: Liffey Hall A & B (Level 1)
14:40 – 15:15

Submarine Evidence of Ice-Streaming & Ice-Sheet Re-Advance of the British Ice Sheet, Offshore Eastern Scotland & North-East of England
Heather Stewart, Tom Bradwell, Margaret Stewart, Colm Ó Cofaigh

Understanding Human-Driven Ecosystem Change in a Tropical Southeast Asian Wetland
Jack Lacey, John Boyle, Charlotte Briddon, Stefan Engels, Mushrifah Idris, Melanie Leng, Melody Li, Suzanne McGowan, Keely Mills, Virginia Panizzo, David Ryves, Muhammad Shafiq, Christopher Vane, Lara Winter

A 600kyr Hydrclimate Record from Chew Bahir, Southern Ethiopia & Implications for Anatomically Modern Human Dispersal out of Africa
Jonathan Dean, Melanie Leng, Finn Viehberg, Asfawossen Asrat, Melissa Chapot, Andrew Cohen, Alan Deino, Verena Foerster, Janna Just, Henry Lamb, Helen Roberts, Frank Schäbitz, Martin Trauth, Christopher Bronk Ramsey, Christine Lane, Céline Vidal

Structural Architecture & Glacitectonic Evolution of the Mud Buttes Cupola Hill Complex, Southern Alberta, Canada
Emrys Phillips, David Evans, Nigel Atkinson

Oral presentation: Liffey Hall 2 (Level 1)
12:00 – 12:15

A Holocene Isotope Hyrdoclimate Record from Blue Lake Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Subtropical Australia
Charles Maxson, John Tibby, Cameron Barr, Jonathan Tyler, Melanie Leng, Jonathan Marshall, Glenn McGregor, Cameron Schulz

July 31

Oral presentation: Liffey Meeting Room 3 (Level 1)
09:00 – 10:45


Palaeohydrological Changes in Yellowstone Lake (Wyoming, USA) for the Last 11,000 Years Inferred from Oxygen Isotopes in Diatoms
Rosine Cartier, Daniel J. Conley, Melanie J. Leng, Jack H. Lacey, Petra Zahajská, Sherilyn C. Fritz

Oral presentation: Wicklow Hall 2A (Level 2)
09:00 – 10:45

Using Boreholes to Identify & Classify Buried Palaeovalleys in Scotland
Tim Kearsey,Jonathan Lee,Andrew Finlayson

Oral session: EcoCem (Level 2)
11:30 – 13:15


The Last British-Irish Ice Sheet in the Southern North Sea: Ice Limits, Timing and the Influence of the Dogger Bank
David Roberts, David Evans, Louise Callard, Chris Clark, Mark Bateman, Alicia Medialdea, Dayton Dove, Carol Cotterill, Margot Saher, Colm O Cofaigh, Richard Chiverrell, Steven Moreton, Derek Fabel, Tom Bradwell

August 1 – 3

Post-Congress Field Trip
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Sam Roberson