Vol. 31 No.2 June 2008

Journal of International Geoscience

Published by the International Union of Geological Sciences



           The Quaternary
              by Philip Gibbard and Brad Pillans


           Importance of Quaternary research to society
              by John J. Clague
Abstract | (PDF)

            Human migration and occupation of Eurasia
              by Robin W. Dennell  
           Abstract | (PDF)

            Extent and Chronology of Quaternary glaciation
              by J?rgen Ehlers and Philip Gibbard
           Abstract | (PDF)

            The past 800 ka viewed through Antarctic ice cores
              by Eric W. Wolff
           Abstract | (PDF)

            Loess deposition in Asia: Its initiation and development before and during the Quaternary
              by Andrey E. Dodonov and Liping Zhou
           Abstract | (PDF)

            The Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition
              by Wim Z. Hoek
           Abstract | (PDF)

            Establishing Quaternary as a formal international Period/System
              by James G. Ogg and Brad Pillans
           Abstract | (PDF)

            The Quaternary: its character and definition
              by Martin J. Head, Philip Gibbard, and Amos Salvador
           Abstract | (PDF)

            On the Neogene-Quaternary debate
              by Lucas J. Lourens
           Abstract | (PDF)

            Global chronostratigraphical correlation table for the last 2.7 million years
              by Philip Gibbard and Kim M. Cohen
           Abstract | (PDF)

            The Tertiary: a proposal for its formal definition
              by Martin J. Head, Philip Gibbard, and Amos Salvador
           Abstract | (PDF)

            Summary of Italian marine stages of the Quaternary
              by Maria Bianca Cita
           Abstract | (PDF)

            The Early-Middle Pleistocene Transition: characterization and proposed guide for the defining boundary
              by Martin J. Head, Brad Pillans, and Sarah A. Farquhar
           Abstract | (PDF)

            A proposed Global Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) for the base of the Upper (Late) Pleistocene Subseries (Quaternary System/Period)
              by Thomas Litt and Philip Gibbard
           Abstract | (PDF)

            The Global Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) for the base of the Holocene Series/Epoch (Quaternary System/Period) in the NGRIP ice core
              by Mike Walker, Sigfus Johnsen, Sune Olander Rasmussen, J°•rgen-Peder Steffensen, Trevor Popp, Philip Gibbard, Wim Hoek, John Lowe, John Andrews, Svante Bj?rck, Les Cwynar, Konrad Hughen, Peter Kershaw, Bernd Kromer, Thomas Litt, David J. Lowe, Takeshi Nakagawa, Rewi Newnham and Jakob Schwande
           Abstract | (PDF)


News Reports

           Global launch event of the International Year of Planet Earth
           IGCP Projects 2008
           New IGCP Projects accepted and starting in 2008

IUGS Financial Situation and Statement

IUGS Directory



Front Cover

The Tasman Glacier in the Southern Alps of New Zealand began receding from its Little Ice Age maximum position in the mid-1980s after a long period of down-wasting and the formation of supraglacial lakes. Since then, a proglacial lake has developed and recession has accelerated, leading the an increasing production of icebergs". This behaviour mirrors the inferred behaviour of recession of many alpine glaciers in the Late Quaternary. The photograph was taken in 2008 from the Little Ice age moraine. Photograph by Michael Hambrey.