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Welcome to The Early Pages!

What this is about... This blog is intended to increase the visibility of early-career researchers (ECRs) within the scientific community and to make their voices heard. The blog focuses on the scientific work, experiences, and opinions of researchers who are just starting their careers. ECRs from all fields of paleosciences* are encouraged to be involved in creating this blog, and everybody is invited to comment on existing posts and spread the word.  ...and how it came to be The idea of creating an early-researchers group was born at the 3 rd   Young Scientists Meeting  of   PAGES   (Past Global Changes), a core project of  Future Earth  and scientific partner of the  World Climate Research Programme . The Young Scientists Meeting took place in May 2017 in Morillo de Tou, Spain, and featured about 80 early-career researchers, lots of sun and wine, evening astronomy and folk-dance lessons, a few obligatory mosquitoes, and of course a marathon of training and science!

Latest posts

How Can We Use Oxygen Isotopes from Ostracods to Reconstruct Abrupt Climate Changes from the Holocene?

Caribou Survived the Late Pleistocene Extinction, but Can They Avoid Extinction in the Twenty-First Century?

Expedition in Antarctica

Darkness and Light: On Mental Health in Early Career Life

Early-Career Researchers in the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Sun and the Earth: Interactions During Geomagnetic Storms

Fieldwork in The Highlands of Northern Chile: a Photographic Journey

Do You Know How To Collaborate?

Between Muck and a Hard Place: Balancing the Roles of ECR and PI

Unmixing the Mixing: A 2000-Year-Long Perspective on Human-Environment Relationships

Later is Too Late: Paleosciences Must Be Integrated into Decision-Making for a Better Future*

PhD and Parenthood: An Insider’s Story

Redeemed by Charcoal

Publications Ethics – Authorship Issues

Tracking 800,000 Years of Climate Change: Snippets from a Field Campaign in Tajikistan

In Search of Past Underwater Light

How to Become a Paleobiologist

Holey Science - Gaps in the Research Career

Recovery Times After Catastrophic Events in the Caribbean Islands

Senior Scientist - How to Be an ECR in Your Fifties

Insights from Pre-Columbian Land Use and Fire Management in the Amazon Basin

100 Days of Vitamin Sea

Balancing Life and Work in Academia

Diatoms - My Way into Science

The 8.2 ka Event Seen from the South

Science in Submarines

Searching for the Right Erratic Boulder

The EGU Mentoring Program - Tips on Attending the EGU as a First-Timer

Trials in Taxonomy: Popcorn, Spirals, and Roses

Newspaper Reports in Romania – What Do They Tell Us about Extreme Meteorological Events of the Early 19th Century?

Science Policy: An Approach to 'Actually Do Something' about Climate Change

The Power of Networking as an ECR

Around Antarctica in Five Years

Dig Deeper! Why Do We Care about Lake Sediments?

A Scenario for Sustainable Energy and Water Systems Integration in Urban Areas

Convening a Conference Session: A Recommendation Letter

A Short Story of the Struggle to Get Long Records of Air Temperature in Toruń, Central Poland