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Sandstone landscapes in Europe
Past, present and future

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Vianden (Luxbg.)
25-28 May 2005
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Tuesday May 24 2005

Arrival of participants

18:30

Transfer to Vianden for participants arriving in Luxembourg-city

18:30 - 22:30

Registration (Vianden Hotel Victor Hugo)

20:30 - 22:30

Dinner (Hotel Victor Hugo)

Wednesday May 25 2005

Excursion 1 (Mullerthal, L)

07:30 - 07:55

Registration (Vianden, Cultural centre Larei)

08:00

Bus departure from Vianden (Parking Larei)

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

18:30 - 19:00

Return to Vianden

20:30

Dinner (Hotel Victor Hugo)

20:30 - 22:30

Registration (Hotel Victor Hugo)

Thursday May 26 2005

08:00 - 09:00

Registration

09:00 - 09:20

Opening

Session I - Chairman: Yves Krippel (L)

09:20 - 09:50

Härtel, Handrij. - Phytogeographic importance of sandstone landscapes (CZ)

09:50 - 10:10

Adamovič, Jiří. - Sandstone cementation and its geomorphic and hydraulic implications (CZ)

10:10 - 10:30

Šwierkosz, Krzysztof & Marek Krukowski. - Main features of the sandstone flora and plant communities of the North-West Sudetes Foreland (PL)

10:30 - 11:10

Coffee break

Session II - Chairman: Handrij Härtel (CZ)

11:10 - 11:30

Varilova, Zuzana & Jiří Zvelebil. - Sandstone relief geohazards and their mitigation: Rock fall risk management in the Nature park "Bohemian Switzerland" (CZ)

11:30 - 11:50

Thiry, Médard. - Morphologies of the Fontainebleau Sandstones and related silica mobility (F)

11:50 - 12:10

Bénard, Alain. - Outline of the rupestral art of the stampian sandstone landscape in the ridges of Fontainebleau (France) (F)

12:10 - 12:30

Kuneš, Petr & Petr Pokorný. - Vegetation history of Czech sandstone landscapes derived from peat profiles (CZ)

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

Session III - Chairman: Jean-Luc Schwenninger (UK)

14:00 - 14:10

Practical information

14:10 - 14:30

Robinson, D.A. & R.B.G. Williams. - Comparative morphology and weathering characteristics of sandstone outcrops in England, UK (UK)

14:30 - 14:50

Mikuláš, Radek. - Features of the sandstone palaeorelief preserved: The Osek area, Czech Republic, Miocene (CZ)

14:50 - 15:10

Colling, Guy & Sylvie Hermant. - Genetic variation in an isolated population of Hymenophyllum tunbrigense (L)

15:10 - 15:30

Duchamp, Loïc. - A charter for rock climbing in the « Parc naturel régional des Vosges du Nord » (France) (F)

15:30 - 17:00

Coffee break & poster session

Session IV - Chairwoman: Anne Hauzeur (B)

17:00 - 17:20

Le Brun-Ricalens, Foni & François Valotteau. - Archaeological heritage and Luxembourg sandstone: tremendous hidden potential (L)

17:20 - 18:00

Härtel, Handrij et al.. - Sandstone landscapes: research, conservation and future co-operation within the Sandstone Community (CZ)

20:30

Dinner (Hotel Victor Hugo)

20:30 - 22:30

Informal discussion on sandstone community during and after dinner

Friday May 27 2005

08:00 - 09:00

Registration

Session V - Chairman: Guy Colling (L)

09:00 - 09:10

Practical information

09:10 - 09:30

Juilleret, Jérôme, Jean-Francois Iffly, Patrick Matgen, Cyrille Taillez, Lucien Hoffmann & Laurent Pfister. - Low river discharge sustained by the Luxembourg sandstone aquifer in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (L)

09:30 - 09:50

Hoffmann, Lucien & Tatyana Darienko. - About algal growth on the sandstone outcrops of Luxembourg (L, Ukraine)

09:50 - 10:10

Harbusch, Christine. - Bats and sandstone: the importance of sandstone regions in Luxembourg for the ecology and conservation of bats (D)

10:10 - 10:30

Hauzeur, Anne & Foni Le Brun-Ricalens. - Sandstone and prehistory in Luxembourg: Rupture and continuity in the strategies of settlement and procurement related to the sandy formations during the Neolithic (B & L)

10:30 - 11:10

Coffee break

Session VI - Chairman: Jan Urban (PL)

11:10 - 11:30

Werner, Jean. - Interest and richness of the bryological flora of Hettangien Sandstone (Luxembourg, Eifel and Lorraine) (L)

11:30 - 11:50

Monnier, Olivier, Martial Ferréol, Frédéric Rimet, Alain Dohet, Christophe Bouillon, Henry-Michel Cauchie, Lucien Hoffmann & Luc Ector. - Sandstone of Luxembourg: a small island of biodiversity for the diatoms of the brooks (L)

11:50 - 12:10

Jung, Jürgen. - Sandstone-Saprolite and its relation to geomorphological processes - examples from Spessart/Germany as a sandstone-dominated highland-region (D)

12:10 - 12:30

Auffret, Marie-Claude & Jean-Pierre Auffret. - Similarities and differences in post glacial rupestral art of Cantabria (Spain), southern Paris basin (France), Picardy, Oise and Aisne (Tardenois, France), the Vosges du Nord (Lower Rhine and Moselle, France) and Luxembourg (F)

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

Session VII - Chairman: Jan Cerovsky (CZ)

14:00 - 14:20

Muller, Serge. - Indigenous Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) communities on sandstone outcrops in the Bitche region (Northern Vosges) (F)

14:20 - 14:40

Schwenninger, Jean-Luc. - Optical dating of sand grains: Recent advances and applications in archaeology and Quaternary research (UK)

14:40 - 15:00

Alexandrowicz, Zofia & Jan Urban. - Sandstone regions of Poland – geomorphological types, scientific importance and problems of protection (PL)

15:00 - 15:20

Dimitriadis, George. - A prehistoric sandstone landscape: Camonica valley (Italy) (I)

15:20 - 16:30

Coffee break & poster session

Session VIII - Chairman: Jean-Marie Sinner (L)

16:30 - 16:50

Signoret, Jonathan. - Native pine woods in Luxembourg: characteristics, conservation and monitoring (F)

16:50 - 17:10

Krippel, Yves. - Is the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage of sandstone landscapes guaranteed? Case study of the Petite Suisse area in Luxembourg (L)

17:10 - 17:45

Conference closing

20:30

Conference dinner (Hotel Victor Hugo)

Saturday May 28 2005

Excursion 2 (Teufelsschlucht, D, Luxembourg-city)

08:00 - 08:25

Registration (Vianden Larei)

08:30

Bus departure from Vianden (Larei)

12:15 - 13:15

Lunch

13:15-14:15

Bus transfer to Luxembourg-city

18:30

Bus departure from Luxembourg-city

20:30

Dinner (Hotel Victor Hugo)

Sunday May 29 2005

Departure of participants

6:00-12:00

Possibility for transfer to airport or Luxembourg-city on demand


 
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