'Climate Change and Ireland's Landscape: cold to warm and back again over the last 2.6 Ma'
Lecture theatre, Geological Survey Ireland, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 4
Lecture Theatre, GSI
The next lecture organised by the Irish Geological Association will be presented by Prof Pete Coxon (Trinity College Dublin) on the effect of climate change on the Irish landscape over the last 2.6 million years.
Abstract: The Quaternary Period (the last 2.6 million years) had a profound impact on the Irish landscape. This talk will investigate the warm stages of the Quaternary: the interglacials (the times between the glaciations). The interglacial periods comprise only 10% of the Quaternary and were of varying magnitudes and lengths but deeply affected Ireland's landscape and flora. Interglacial deposits were identified in Ireland in the 1860s and this talk will look at the geological, geomorphological, and palaeobotanical evidence for these warmer periods and compare them to global records.
Talk on Wednesday 19 February 2020 between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Coffee and biscuits will be available from 5:30 pm. All welcome.