The Institute Laboratoire Image Ville Environnement (LIVE – UMR 7362, CNRS, University of Strasbourg and École Nationale du Génie de l’Eau et de l’Environnement de Strasbourg) organizes on 14-18 March 2022 in Strasbourg the thirteenth AFEQ – CNF INQUA international conference: « Q13 – Palaeoclimate changes, landscape evolution and human societies: from sedimentary basins to industrial landscapes ».

The conference will focus on:

  • climate change and landscape evolution at the Quaternary timescale
  • interactions between climate, environments and human populations
  • impacts of human societies on landscapes and anthropisation processes

Its objectives are to provide an overview of both novel research carried out in the various branches of the Quaternary, and advances in associated scientific methods (development, application). In addition, it will focus on regional-scale studies and approaches, with an opening towards modern – in particular urban – environments.

The Q13 meeting will have a strong international dimension, which reflects the strategic position of Strasbourg at the heart of Europe. In particular, scientific communities of bordering countries (Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg,…) are highly welcome to take part in this conference.

Five of the twelve scientific sessions are jointly organized by French-German-Swiss convener teams:

1. Climate-controlled sedimentary systems and processes – how unique is the Quaternary?

Joint French-German organisation

  • Mathieu Schuster, Matthias Hinderer and Laura Stutenbecker

 2. Deciphering landscape evolution from different angles: combining geochronology, quantitative geomorphology and modelling approaches

Joint French-German-Swiss organisation

  • Melanie Bartz, Pierre Valla and Jan-Henrik Blöthe

5. First prehistoric settlements: adaptations to Pleistocene environmental changes, subsistence and migrations

Joint French-German organisation

  • Valentina Villa, Héloïse Koehler, Eslem Ben Arous and Frédéric Blaser

 9. Space and time variability of millennial-scale crises during the Holocene

Joint French-German organisation

  • Catherine Kuzucuoglu, Aline Garnier and Pascal Flohr

10. Active tectonics and earthquakes: their recordings in the geological, geomorphic and archaeological archives

Joint French-German organisation

  • Stéphane Baize, Jean-François Ritz, Pierre Antoine, Laurence Audin and Klaus Reicherter


For further information, consult the website.