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Ten million years of landscape evolution in Madagascar

Geology & Geography in Madagascar: modelling changes to Madagascar's landscape on a geological timescale.

Jonathan Paul of Trinity College, Cambridge University, is studying the evolution of the landscape and ecosystems in Madagascar. He will discuss modelling changes to Madagascar’s landscape on a geological timescale, and the physical evidence for these predictions in terms of rocks and fossils collected in Madagascar.

Erosion rates here are amongst the highest in the world and cannot be solely attributed to human activity such as deforestation. The island has undergone an unusually rapid and recent phase of uplift. That the island sits on top of a deep-seated mantle plume is becoming an increasingly convincing explanation, the effects of which are manifest at the surface as recent intense volcanism and broadly domal swell to the topography.

Please note: this lecture is part of a Madagascar-themed event incorporating three lectures, including a break for lunch (food provided). For details of the whole event, see http://www.facebook.com/events/299190820142296/

The ticket price for the evening event includes a free bar and delicious Malagasy buffet. There will be a chance to chat with the speakers and mingle with others to chat about Madagascar before and after the lecture.

Venue: Upper Vestry Hall at St George's Bloomsbury (near Tottenham Court Road and Holborn underground stations).

For event booking, location map and society membership information see http://www.facebook.com/events/299190820142296/ Email contact: anglomalagasy@gmail.com


Jonathan Paul | talks


Date and Time:

13 October 2012 at 10:30 pm


Half Day



Upper Vestry Hall at St George's Bloomsbury
7 Little Russell Street

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Organised by:

Anglo-Malagasy Society
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Tickets cost £20 standard price, £15 for society members and £9 for students.

Available from:

Please book in advance (it helps to know numbers for catering); if you do not book, you will pay an additional £5 on the door. Email contact: anglomalagasy@gmail.com

Additional Information:

Nearest underground stations for the venue (Upper Vestry Hall at St George's Bloomsbury) are Tottenham Court Road and Holborn.

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