MAY 22nd - 25th, 2023 TOKYO, JAPAN

General Information

MAY 22th-25th, 2023

Following the very successful international meetings in St Petersburg, Florida, USA (2007), Mainz, Germany (2010), Caernarfon, North Wales, UK (2013), Portland, Maine, USA (2016), and Split, Croatia (2019), the 6th International Sclerochronology Conference (ISC) is to be held in Tokyo, Japan. But, given the difficulty in foreseeing the problem of COVID19 around the world, the conference was postponed for a year. The new schedule of the 6th ISC is May 22th (Monday) – May 25th (Thursday), 2023 .

The conference will bring together scientists from around the globe to share progress in the field of sclerochronology. Causing to the situation of COVID 19 infections, the conference will be held in hybrid method of ON SITE and REMOTE to make a chance of participation for all scientists. ISC2023 will provide an avenue for scientists from different backgrounds with common research goals to collaborate and develop new ideas. The Scientific Committee is pleased to invite interested researchers, students, and educators to attend the conference and become involved.

What is Sclerochronology?
Sclerochronology is the study of physical and chemical variations in the accretionary hard tissues of organisms, and the temporal context in which they formed. Sclerochronology focuses primarily upon growth patterns reflecting annual, monthly, fortnightly, tidal, daily, and sub-daily increments of time entrained by a host of environmental and astronomical pacemakers. Familiar examples include daily or annual growth patterns in mollusk shells, otoliths, and coral skeletons.Sclerochronology is analogous to dendrochronology, the study of annual rings in trees, and equally seeks to deduce organismal life history traits as well as to reconstruct records of environmental and climatic change at various spatio-temporal scales.