Special Issue "Changing Quaternary Environment in the Mediterranean"
A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2021) | Viewed by 19370
Interests: Quaternary environment; paleoclimate; karst; speleothem-based paleoenvironmental reconstruction; cave monitoring; sea-level changes; coastal and submerged karst
Reconstruction of the Quaternary environment is one of the main issues in the global endeavor of predicting changes to come, to which the Mediterranean Sea is highly sensitive due to its latitude and landlocked position. Along with traditional methods and techniques, new multidisciplinary and sophisticated approaches enable scientists to examine all those natural and anthropogenic changes in temporal and spatial dimensions.
This Special Issue of Geosciences will encompass new insights and research innovations on changing inland, coastal, and submerged Mediterranean landscapes in the course of the Quaternary. Each region, European, North African, and Levantine, with its own climate context, passed throughout different changes, leaving the proxy records in different archives and forms—from geomorphic features, biological remains, loess, speleothem and tufa sequences, palaeosol, pollen, and geochemical imprint in lake and marine deposits, to archaeological and even historical records. Correlations of aforementioned proxies produce the most valuable platform for future predictions.
This issue welcomes a wide range of scientific interests and provides an outlet for rapid, widely accessible publication of peer-reviewed studies. Therefore, we would like to invite you to submit original research articles, review articles or short communications about your recent Quaternary studies, experimental work or specific case studies, with respect, but not limited, to the following topics:
- Stratigraphy and chronology of Quaternary deposits of the Mediterranean;
- Palaeoclimate proxy records from loess, speleothems, tufa, lake and marine cores, etc. and their correlation;
- Climate-driven landscape evolution and glacial history of Mediterranean Mts.;
- Response of the coastal environment to the sea-level changes;
- Human interaction with the changing environment at the dawn of the Anthropocene;
- Advances in geoarcheology and historical approach.
We also encourage you to send us a short abstract outlining the purpose of the research and the principal results obtained, in order to verify at an early stage if the contribution you intend to submit fits with the objectives of the Special Issue.
Prof. Maša Surić
Dr. Lara Wacha
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- Sea-level changes
- Glaciations and desertification records
- Marine and lake cores
- Terrestrial sedimentary archives
- Paleoenvironmental reconstructions