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American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2015

14 - 18 December 2015, San Francisco, USA

The AGU Fall Meeting is with more than 20000 participants the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world and therefore provides an ideal basis to present one’s data to an international and interdisciplinary community. Within the session Development and Application of Quaternary Geochronological Methods the results of our recent paper “First tephrostratigraphic results of the DEEP site record of Lake Ohrid, Macedonia” were presented. The attendance was a valuable platform for discussions with other scientists from the field of tephrostratigraphy, but also with other experts of different dating methods. Within this session I was able to learn more about the most recent developments in the field of Quaternary dating methods, which the ongoing work on the DEEP-site record, with dating as a key-aspect, will greatly benefit from. The discussions with other scientists and the insights obtained in various projects yield some valuable ideas, which I can hopefully implement in my project.
Furthermore, the broad spectrum of sessions of different disciplines during the AGU Fall Meeting was a great occasion to inform myself not only about my specific topic, but it also gave room for improving my background knowledge and drawing my attention to different potential fields of application for tephrostratigraphy. The participation in lecture sessions let me learn more about the progress and problems of recent scientific issues.
In addition, the poster presentation was a good opportunity to report about the general results of the ICDP SCOPSCO project, in which my PhD-project is based. This was an excellent chance to get in contact with scientists from different fields and thus helped me to improve my scientific network.
Hence, I would like to thank the GSGS for funding my participation at the AGU Fall Meeting 2015.


Niklas Leicher


Institute of Geology and Mineralogy

Tephrostratigraphy of Lake Ohrid, ICDP project: SCOPSCO

First tephrostratigraphic results of the DEEP site record from Lake Ohrid, Macedonia