SIMS and laser techniques provide a new level of climate resolution through analysis of isotope ratio and trace element compositions at micron-scale. In situ analysis permits correlation of imaging with geochemistry and selection of features that could not otherwise be interrogated. These recent advances yield improved temporal resolution and promise an important new level of understanding for many paleoclimate proxies. Sub-annual to sub-daily resolution is possible for many proxies facilitating studies of seasonality or animal growth and migration. The workshop will be conducted in parallel with tutorial demonstrations of the IMS 1280 Ion Microprobe in the WiscSIMS Lab. The goals of the meeting are to explore new capabilities and new applications of in situ analysis to paleoclimate and to acquaint participants with SIMS techniques.
HiRes2017 Invited Presentations
(Dept. of Anthropology, UC-San Diego)
|Environmental variability in hominin evolution: Moving from geologic to biological timescales with SIMS|
(Dept. of Geology, Univ. of Utah)
|Stable isotope answers to problems of biological and terrestrial records|
(CEOAS, Oregon State Univ.)
|Micro-scale trace element analysis of foraminifera|
(Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA, Seattle)
|Trace elements, isotopes and growth increments: Paleoclimate and fish otoliths|
(Dept. of Earth System Science, UC-Irvine)
|Reconstructing seasonal to decadal scale climate variability from speleothems: Potential, strategies, and challenges|
(Lamont Doherty Observatory, Columbia Univ.)
|In situ analysis of foraminiferal shells by SIMS and EPMA: What have we learned in the past decade? A résumé and outlook|
(Dept. of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sci., UW-Madison)
|Understanding the temporal slope of temperature–δ18O effect|
(Dept. of Geoscience, UW-Madison)
|Heinrich Events, oxygen isotopes, and foraminifera: What can SIMS do for you?|
(Dept. of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway, Univ. of London)
|The role of Laser-Ablation Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-(MC-)ICPMS) in palaeoclimate research - principles and applications|
|Live-Demonstration, SIMS Stable Isotope Analysis|
|Approaches to Analysis of Speleothems & Biocarbonates|
|Accuracy vs. Precision by SIMS|
Sunday, June 18 (2017)5 PM Reception & barbecue in Weeks Hall Courtyard & WiscSIMS Lab Open House
Monday, June 19 – Wednesday, June 21:
- Presentations by WiscSIMS personnel on overview of SIMS principles and operation, sample preparation, and examples of in situ stable isotope analysis in proxy climate records, including speleothems, foraminifera, mollusks, otoliths, and teeth.
- Keynote lectures, contributed talks and posters that explore high-resolution studies of paleoclimate proxies and potential new applications.
Tuesday, June 206 PM Workshop banquet
Abstract and Presentation Guidelines
We ask that you please submit one abstract per attendee in pdf format, by May 1, 2017. Please email your pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "Abstract". There is no formatting template, but the abstract should fit on a maximum of 2 US Letter-sized pages (8.5" x 11") with 1-inch margins and can include images. Please be efficient with your use of space where possible, e.g. use single spaced text.
TalksTalk slots will be 20 minutes, with a 15 minute presentation followed by 5 minutes for discussion. We will have both Mac and Windows computers available for uploading presentations upon your arrival.
PostersThere will be a dedicated poster session, but participants will be encouraged to leave their posters hanging for the entirety of the workshop. The maximum poster size our stands can accommodate is 72" width x 36" height. We cannot print your poster, but there are local business who offer this service.
The workshop has reserved blocks of rooms at four nearby hotels, but space is limited. Special rates will be available on a first come, first served basis.
We have compiled a list of options with contact information, recent rates, and distance to workshop.
A note about parking: UW prides itself on being green and parking un-friendly. Street parking is available near Weeks Hall, but a 2 hour maximum is enforced. Visitor Parking passes, available for the nearby Union South and Engineering covered garages, are $12/day (as of 2014) but should be arranged well in advance. Remember to contact your housing option to arrange parking if necessary.