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EarthShape final meeting

Obergurgl, 17 - 22 September 2022

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Meeting schedule:

Saturday 17.09.2022, Gurgl Carat (main hall & adjacent rooms)

08:00-09:00 Registration / poster set up
09:00-09:45 What was EarthShape? (Todd Ehlers & Friedhelm v. Blanckenburg)
09:45-10:15 Lightning talks by PIs: overview of all DFG review posters ordered by PII project number. 2 min per poster (strictly enforced!). Please email your pitch slide(s) using this slide template to earthshape@geo.uni-tuebingen.de.
10:15-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:15 Long-term changes in environment and human activity along the eastern side of the southern Andes (34-52oS) (Cathy Whitlock)
11:15-12:00 Tracing the past, present and future evolution of social ecological systems in East Africa (Robert Marchant)
12:00-13:30 Lunch in SeeYou restaurant, 5 min walk north of Gurgl Carat on main road - (covered by EarthShape/registration)
13:30-15:30 1st Poster Session for official DFG review (poster template)
15:30-16:00 Coffee & drinks available - (covered by EarthShape/registration)
16:00-16:30 Crustweathering: how microbes bite the dust (Patrick Jung)
16:30-18:00 2nd Poster Session; optional research posters 1-10 (no template) (optional overflow time for offical DFG review poster session)
Evening Dinner, self-organised self-paid. See here for a list of restaurants in Obergurgl

Sunday 18.09.2022, Gurgl Carat (main hall & adjacent rooms)

09:00-10:00 Climate, microclimate, animal burrowing, and mass transport (Nina Farwig and Jörg Bendix)
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:30 Biota and Soils - how vegetation and microbiota determine soils structure and biogeochemistry along the EarthShape gradient (Carsten Müller)
11:30-12:30 Connecting the green and the grey world in EarthShape (Katja Tielbörger or Yvonne Oelmann)
12:30-14:00 Lunch at Gurgl Carat - (covered by EarthShape/registration)
14:00-14:45 Synthesis of nutrient cycling concepts learned from EarthShape (synthesis paper primer) (Michaela Dippold)
14:45-15:45 Does biogenic weathering matter? (Patrick Frings)
15:45-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-17:45 3rd Poster Session, new optional research posters 11-19 (no template) (overflow time from previous poster sessions)
from 18:00 Self-guided walk through Zirbenwald (optional) following the Alpiner Erlebnisweg (in German) and onto the Zirben Alm
19:00 Evening dinner/party at the Zirben Alm (15 min walk from Obergurgl or a short taxi ride) - (food only covered by EarthShape/registration, please pay for your own drinks)

Monday 19.09.2022, Gurgl Carat (main hall)

09:00-10:00  Controls on vegetation change through time (Thomas Hickler)
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:15 Climate & vegetation changes and Earth-surface response from sedimentary records along the Chile climate gradient (Anne Bernhardt)
11:15-12:15 Bio- and Geodiversity: concepts, relationships and relevance (synthesis paper primer) (Rafaella Canessa)
12:15-13:30  Lunch in Edelweiss & Gurgl restaurant opposite of Gurgl Carat - (covered by EarthShape/registration)
13:30-14:30 Effects of geology and biota on topography over different spatial and temporal scales (synthesis paper primer) (Todd Ehlers)
14:30-15:30 Subsurface imaging results along the EarthShape Gradient (Klaus Bauer)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:00 Deep weathering and the role of microbes at depth (synthesis paper primer) (Friedhelm v. Blanckenburg)
17:00-18:00 Open discussion about (1) ‘clean up’ of infrastructure in study areas, (2) future research spin-offs
18:30 onwards Optional: Burger Dinner, group-organised self-paid at See-You restaurant.

Tuesday 20.09.2022, Öztal Alps

08:00 pick up packed lunch at Gurgl Carat - (covered by EarthShape/registration)

08:15-15:00 (or 18:00)

All day excursion/hike in the Öztaler Alps starting from Gurgl Carat in Obergurgl through the Zirbenwald, past the Schönwieshütte and two thirds along the way towards the Langtaleckhütte asceding ca. 500m up to 2300m (earlier return possible). Our destination is a rock glacier (2 h hike away excl. stops). The Schönwieshütte is closed but Langtaleckhütte is open (cash only!) Return along the same route.

Short info along the way by Thomas Sholten (soils), Maike Baader (vegetation), Todd Ehlers (tectonics), Christoph Glotzbach (rocks), Dirk Scherler (glaciers, moraines)

19:00 Optional: Buffet Dinner, group-organised self-paid at the University Centre Obergurgl.

Wednesday 21.09.2022, Gurgl Carat (main hall & adjacent rooms)

09:00-12:30 synthesis paper writing / student workshop
from 10:00 Coffee break
12:30-14:00 Lunch in SeeYou restaurant - (covered by EarthShape/registration)
14:00-18:00 synthesis paper writing / student co-working                        
18:00 Optional: Pizza Dinner, group-organised self-paid at Gurgl Carat.

Thursday 22.09.2022, Gurgl Carat (main hall & adjacent rooms)

09:00-12:30 synthesis paper writing / student workshop
from 10:00 Coffee break
12:30-13:30 Lunch at Gurgl Carat - (covered by EarthShape/registration)
13:30-18:00 synthesis paper writing / student co-working
19:00 Dinner & farewell party at See-You restaurant - (food only covered by EarthShape/registration, please pay for your own drinks)

Overview Workshop days:

Synthesis paper writing

  • Nutrients: Nutrient cycling concepts learned from EarthShape (Leads: Yvonne Oelmann & Michaela Dippold)
  • Biodiversity: Geodiversity and Biodiversity (Lead: Rafa Canessa Mesias)
  • Rates: Effects of geology and biota on topography over different spatial and temporal scales (Leads: Todd Ehlers / Dirk Scherler)
  • Deep Biosphere: Latitudinal variations in the deep biosphere (Lead: Friedhelm v. Blanckenburg)

Student break-out groups

  • Mindmap session to help structure papers and ideas
  • small group paper outline feedback sessions
  • co-working space
  • Networking with an EarthShape Expert to help solve a problem
  • writing feedback session
  • conceptualizing a graphical abstract (?)
  • etc.