Based on the current COVID-19 restrictions on travel and gatherings, and the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 impacts on the near future, the AMQUA 2020 Biennial Meeting in Seattle has been postponed until June 2021. It is now scheduled for June 16-19, 2021 at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Details for the rescheduled in-person meeting in June 2021 will be forthcoming.
This meeting is hosted by the Quaternary Research Center,
College of the Environment at the University of Washington.
Theme of the meeting: Quaternary Futures
At AMQUA 2020, we will honor the 50-year history of the Association and explore promising expansions and new directions poised to carry Quaternary research into our second half-century. See below for poster abstract submission.
With a focus on the future of Quaternary science, we especially want to encourage student/early career researcher participation.
The Quaternary Research Center
The QRC is the original interdisciplinary center at the University of Washington, founded by Link Washburn, and has remained vital and relevant by evolving over the last 50 years from a department-like structure to an entrepreneurial organization.
We foster and promote interdisciplinary research within and across departments, through strategic investments in seed grants, expeditions, seminars and workshops, and through publication of the journal, Quaternary Research.
The American Quaternary Association
AMQUA is a professional organization of North American scientists devoted to studying all aspects of the Quaternary Period, the last 2 million years of Earth history. The Quaternary Period is significant because the Ice Age environmental changes associated with the growth and decay of continental glaciers were the backdrop for global changes in floral and faunal communities, including extinction of diverse megafauna, and for the evolution of modern humans and their dispersal throughout the world.
Local Organizing Committee
Ben Fitzhugh, Chair/Program Director – University of Washington, QRC Director
Lesleigh Anderson – US Geological Survey, Research Geologist
B. Brandon Curry – Illinois State Geological Survey, Principal Research Geologist
Jorie Clark – Oregon State University, Assistant Professor
Jack Williams – University of Wisconsin – Madison, Professor
Nick Lancaster – University of Washington, Editor of Quaternary Research
Alexis Licht – University of Washington, Assistant Professor
Hope Loiselle -University of Washington, Graduate Student
Lewis Owen – University of Washington, Editor of Quaternary Research
Kelsay Stanton – University of Washington, Graduate Student
Stephanie Zaborac – University of Washington, Research Associate