Research Groups

The QRA sponsors Research Groups for periods of up to three years to fund activities of sub-disciplines within Quaternary Science. Funds are largely to assist setting up of networks of researchers and for funding of meetings and workshops. The following groups have received financial support from the QRA.

Research Groups

The QRA sponsors Research Groups for periods of up to three years to fund activities of sub-disciplines within Quaternary Science. Funds are largely to assist setting up of networks of researchers and for funding of meetings and workshops. The following groups have received financial support from the QRA.

Sea Level and Coastal Change

The main aim of the Quaternary Research Association Sea Level and Coastal Change Research Group (SLaCC) is to draw together scientists from the UK and NW Europe that are actively researching sea-level and coastal changes and the impact of sea-level change on the coastal environment, in the past,...

The main aim of the Quaternary Research Association Sea Level and Coastal Change Research Group (SLaCC) is to draw together scientists from the UK and NW Europe that are actively researching sea-level and coastal changes and the impact of sea-level change on the coastal environment, in the past, present and future. We aim to meet annually to discuss sea-level and coastal change over a range of time and spatial scales but with particular relevance to vulnerable coastal communities within the UK and NW Europe. The meetings will be located in different coastal locations around the UK and Ireland, to reflect new and ongoing research within the sea-level community and in locations which are particularly vulnerable to future coastal changes and which will in particular appeal to those working in coastal policy and planning.

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Glacial Landsystems Working Group (GLWG)

GLWG is an informal working group which aims to act as a catalyst for research on palaeoglaciological reconstructions, focusing specifically on landform/sediment associations and their application to glaciated landscapes. The group organises a range of field meetings at various locations in glaciated Britain.

Isotopes in Biogenic Silica (IBiS)

The main aim of IBiS is to promote the study of all forms of biogenic silica (phytoliths from higher plants, diatoms, chrysophytes, sponge spicules, radiolaria, etc) and their role in biogeochemical cycling at ecosystem to global scales.

Quaternary Vertebrates (QUAVER)

The purpose of this group is to improve communication between Quaternary vertebrate researchers, through regular meetings, a website and a web-based mailing list. We are especially keen to encourage postgraduates to get involved. 

The next QUAVER conference will be held at the University of Plymouth in late November (http://quaver2014.wordpress.com/quaver-2014-call-for-papers/). 

Tephra in Quaternary Science (TIQS)

Recent developments in tephrochronology have heralded a new wave of research initiatives that utilise it to tackle significant scientific issues which, hitherto, have been unachievable with the traditional dating techniques. This group will bring together individuals and groups with wide-ranging expertise in order to promote cross-group collaborations for optimising and advancing tephrochronology.

FLuvial Archives Group (FLAG)

The Fluvial Archives Group was one of the first QRA Research Groups, set up in 1996. The group is an international forum for discussion and dissemination of research on fluvial topics from historical to Early Pleistocene timescales, using a wide range of established and emerging methodologies...

The Fluvial Archives Group was one of the first QRA Research Groups, set up in 1996. The group is an international forum for discussion and dissemination of research on fluvial topics from historical to Early Pleistocene timescales, using a wide range of established and emerging methodologies including chronology and modelling and looking at forcing factors including tectonics, climate and human activity. FLAG chair sessions at many key conferences in addition to organising their own Biennial meetings which are a combination of talks and field visits.

Follow us on Twitter: @FluvialFLAG

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