2018 Annual Report & Information Request

Hello IGCP 653 participants,

The third year of our project has been both an excellent and productive year. Our members had the opportunity to present and learn about cutting edge science, network, develop new collaborations, and publish new findings related to the onset of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event, including the special issue in Lethaia.

Members presented their research and joined field excursions at four successful meetings:

It is time already to compile our third annual report. Throughout the year, we have compiled a partial list of publications associated with our project here: http://www.igcp653.org/publications/
However, recognize this list in highly incomplete, and we need to fully document the project publication output for the annual report.

Thus, please email Thomas Servias (Thomas.Servais@univ-lille1.fr) a list of any publications resulting from IGCP 653 efforts in which you have cited the project in the acknowledgements section by November 23rd. If you have project related publications, that did not explicitly cite the project, we would also appreciate a list of those.

Also, please do remember to prepare your future papers with acknowledgements to our project with a sentence such as “This paper is a contribution to the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) Project 653 – The onset of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event.”

We are looking forward to another highly productive year in 2019 with the Annual meeting held in conjunction with the 13th International Symposium of the Ordovician System in Novosibirsk, Russia and a IGCP 653 session at theNAPC meeting in Riverside, California.  Please email Thomas Servais with sponsorship proposals for additional meetings or symposia.

Thanks and best wishes,

IGCP 653 co-leaders