INQUA Loess+Carbon Commissions, Joint Workshop Meeting

May 26 -- June 1, 2003, Moscow, Russia


Monday, May 26th 2003

12.00 - 18.00 Arrival and registration. The registration desk is located on the 4th floor in the Geological Institute, RAS, Pyzhevsky 7.

Tuesday, May 27th 2003

Chair Dr. Yuriy A. Lavrushin

10.00 - 10.30 Opening of the Conference: I.J. Smalley, President of INQUA Loess Commission. A.A. Velichko, Vice-President of INQUA Carbon Commission. Yu.A. Lavrushin, Head of the Commission for the Quaternary Research, RAS. A.E. Dodonov, Vice-President of INQUA Loess Commission.

10.30 - 10.55 I.J. Smalley. Looking at the Abelev + Abelev 1968 map - and speculating about loess origins.

10.55 - 11.20 A.A. Velichko, T.D. Morozova, V.P. Nechaev. Chronostratigraphic and palaeomagnetic significance of the loess-soil-cryogenic formation of the East European Plain.

11.20 - 11.35 Tea / Coffee break

11.35 - 12.00 A.E. Dodonov. Loess records in north Eurasia: state of art and new challenges.

12.00 - 12.25 F. Heller, S. Spassov, A. Schellenberger and W. Schirmer. A palaeomagnetist's view on the global Quaternary loess record.

12.25 - 12.50 A.N. Molodkov, N.S. Bolikhovskaya. Long-term palaeoenvironmental changes recorded in palynologically studied loess-paleosol and ESR-dated marine deposits of Northern Eurasia: Implication for sea-land correlation.

12.50 - 14.00 Lunch

Chair Prof. Ian J. Smalley

14.00 - 14.10 Director of GIN RAS, Academician Yu.G. Leonov. Greetings from the Geological Institute, RAS.

14.10 - 14.35 T. Boettger and F.W. Junge. Stable isotope and geochemical-mineralogical signals of upper Eocene and Quaternary palaeoenvironment on fluvial sediments and incorporated fossil tree trunks (Central Germany).

14.35 - 15.00 P. Antoine, D.-D. Rousseau, A. Lang, and L. Z∆ller. Highlight of rapid aeolian events using high resolution grain size analysis within the Last Glacial loess series of Nussloch (Germany).

15.00 - 15.25 E.V. Deviatkin. Loesses: Issues and problems.

15.25 - 15.40 Tea / Coffee break

15.40 - 16.05 N. Gerasimenko. Loess-soil and vegetational successions of the Middle and Late Pleistocene in Ukraine.

16.05 - 16.30 A.L. Tchepalyga, S.A. Sycheva. Correlation of Late Quaternary marine and continental (loess, alluvial) sedimentary cycles in Eastern Europe.

16.30 - 17.00 Discussion

18.00 Welcome Party

Wednesday, May 28th 2003

9.30 - 10.00 Poster set-up. Chair Prof. Friedrich Heller

10.00 - 10.25 M.P. Bokhorst. Submillenial scale climate reconstruction of the last glacial cycle in the Southern Pannonian Basin.

10.25 - 10.50 A.V. Rusakov, P.P. Kerzum, N.N. Matinian. Spatial differentiation on silt sandy-loamy deposits of periglacial zone in the center of the Russian Plain and problems of their genesis.

10.50 - 11.15 V.V. Semenov, G.A. Pospelova. The Matuyama/Brunhes reversal in loess formation of the Don Basin.

11.15 - 11.30 Tea / Coffee break

11.30 - 11.55 S.S. Faustov, A. Tsatskin, T.S. Gendler. The Matuyama/Brunhes boundary records from several loess sections of the Russian Plain and implications for correlation between loess/soil and glacial sequences.

11.55 - 12.20 V.A. Bol'shakov. About the use of magnetic susceptibility data for paleoclimatic investigation of loess deposits.

12.20 - 12.45 T.S. Gendler, S.S. Faustov, F. Heller, S. Spassov, J. du Pasquier, A. Tsatskin. Roxolany and Novaya Etuliya - key sections in the Western Black Sea Area: Magnetostratigraphy, rock magnetism and paleopedology.

12.45 - 14.00 Lunch; Poster set-up

Chair Dr. Tatjana Boettger

14.00 - 14.25 Kh.A. Arslanov, V.Yu.Kuznetsov, F.E. Maksimov, S.A. Laukhin, V.V. Pisareva, S.M. Shik, S.B. Chernov, N.G. Baranova. On the age of interglacial peat and gyttja deposits in the sections on the Lipna River and Irkineevo River determined by uranium-thorium isochron method.

14.25 - 14.50 S. B. Markovi‘, E. Oches, L. Z∆ller, S. Savi‘, T. Gaudenyi, M. Jovanovi‘, P.S›megi, W.D. McCoy, P. Ivanisevi‘, and T. Stevens. 150.000 years of paleoclimate and paleoenvironment recorded in the loess-paleosol sequence at Petrovaradin brickyard exposure (Vojvodina, Serbia).

14.50 - 15.15 A.K. Markova. Biostratigraphical markers in the loess-paleosol sequence of the Russian Plain based on small mammal data.

15.15 - 15.40 L.G. Bezusko. Vegetation dynamics during the Late Pleistocene of Volhyno-Podolian Region (Ukraine).

15.40 - 16.00 Tea / Coffee break

Poster Presentations

16.00 - 18.00

Thursday, May 29th 2003

Chair Dr. Andrey E. Dodonov

10.00 - 10.25 R.O. Galabala. Cryogenetic polygenetic silts of Northern Eurasia and loess origin problem.

10.25 - 10.50 S.V. Gubin. Pedogenesis and formation of ice-loess deposits of Western sector Beringia.

10.50 - 11.15 A.A. Svitoch. Loess-like deposits of the extreme northeastern Asia ("Edoma" beds of Chukotka).

11.15 - 11.30 Tea / Coffee break

11.30 - 11.55 V.S. Zykin, V.S. Zykina. Desertification and records of eolian activity in the Cenozoic of Northern Asia.

11.55 - 12.20 V.P. Nechaev, A.A. Velichko. Paleocryogenic formations in the loess-soil series of the East European Plain.

12.20 - 12.45 K. Kenig. Surface microtextures of quartz grains from Vistulian loesses of Poland and some other countries.

12.45 - 13.10 T.G. Ryashenko, V.V. Akulova. Loess lithogenesis (south of the East Siberia).

13.10 - 14.10 Lunch

Chair Prof. Andrey A. Velichko

14.10 - 14.35 R.W. Dennell. How unique is "The Loess Palaeolithic" of Central Asia: An overview.

14.35 - 15.00 N.B. Leonova, S.A. Nesmeyanov, O.A. Voejkova, E.A. Spiridonova. The problems of lithological and chronological subdivision of Upper Pleistocene deposits in the Azov Sea Area (as an example of the Upper Paleolithic site Kamennaya Balka=II).

15.00 - 15.15 Tea / Coffee break

15.15 - 15.40 Yu.N. Gribchenko, E.I. Kurenkova. Lithological characteristics of cultural layers and enclosing sediments at some Late Paleolithic campsites in Eastern Europe.

15.40 - 16.05 A.A. Sinitsyn, J.F. Hoffecker. Correlation of geochronological and radiocarbon time-scales.

16.05 - 16.30 Final Discussion.

Friday, May 30th 2003

One-day excursion to Vladimir area (200 km to east of Moscow) - Late Pleistocene loess and paleosols, glacial deposits, chryogenic structures, Upper Paleolithic Sungir exposition

8.00 - 12.00 Traveling from Moscow to Vladimir. Start from Academicheskaya Hotel.

12.00 - 14.00 Suvorotino section.

14.00 - 15.00 Lunch.

15.00 - 16.00 The Museum, Sungir exposition.

16.00 - 17.00 Sightseeing in historical center of Vladimir.

17.00 - 21.00 Return to Moscow.

Saturday, May 31st 2003

One-day excursion to Kolomna area (100 km to south-east of Moscow) - Middle and Late Pleistocene loess-paleosol succession, glacial deposits, chryogenic structures

8.00 - 11.00 Traveling from Moscow to Kolomna. Start from Academicheskaya Hotel.

11.00 - 14.00 Gololobovo section.

14.00 - 15.00 Lunch.

15.00 - 16.00 Historical Museum of Kolomna

16.00 - 17.00 Sightseeing in historical center of Kolomna.

17.00 - 20.00 Return to Moscow.

Sunday, June 1st 2003