Meeting Materials YSM 2009

Meeting Materials YSM 2009

Retrospective views on our planet's future

PAGES 1st Young Scientist Meeting (YSM) was held from 6-7 July 2009 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, USA. PAGES 3rd Open Science Meeting was held directly after, from 8-11 July.

The YSM proceedings were published online on 12 April 2010 in the open-access IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Volume 9.

Papers cover the PAGES Science Foci/Themes:

  • Reconstruction and Understanding Climate Forcings and Feedbacks (PAGES Focus 1)
  • Regional and Global-scale Earth System Dynamics (PAGES Foci 2 and 3)
  • Past Human-Climate-Ecosystem Interactions (PAGES Focus4)
  • Improving and Understanding Paleoscientific Methods (PAGES Cross-Cutting Themes 1-3)


The aim of the YSM is to support the development of young paleoscientists by providing the opportunity to advance their scientific skills and to build international networks among colleagues at a similar career level, as well as with leading senior scientists and program representatives.


The YSM is open on a competitive basis to approx. 70 outstanding early-career researchers who meet the following criteria:

  • Age: Usually under 35
  • Career status: PhD students: Usually in the latter stages of their degree & Post-PhD: Usually within 5 years of completing their degree
  • Scientific scope: Paleoscientists (data-based or modelers) or global change scientists with a strong, proven interest in paleoscience


See the list of talks here.


Three young scientists were awarded poster presentation prizes:

  • Patrick Applegate (Session - PAGES CCT 1)
  • Caroline Cleroux (Session - PAGES CCT 2)
  • Pamela Collins (Session - PAGES Focus 4)

Three young scientists were awarded oral presentation prizes:

  • Catalina González (Session A - PAGES Focus 1)
  • Martin Tingley (Session B - PAGES Focus 2)
  • Yanjun Cai (Session F - PAGES Focus 3)
  • Mariano Morales (Session G - PAGES Focus 4


See the list of photos from the 1st YSM here.

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