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Lecture – 19th February 2020 – “Climate Change and Ireland’s Landscape: Cold to Warm and back again over the last 2.6 Ma” By Prof. Pete Coxon (Trinity College Dublin)
February 19, 20205:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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.
When and where:The lecture theatre in the Geological Survey of Ireland, Beggars Bush, Dublin 4 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!