Geoscience Letters is calling for submissions to our Collection on Geological, paleoclimate and neo-tectonic controls on the evolution of Philippines-Taiwan island arc systems.
Taiwan and the Philippine archipelago comprise the southwestern margin of the Philippine Sea and adjacent to the Chinese continental margin and the South China Sea. These two neighboring islands are subject to the convergence between the Eurasian and the Philippine Sea plate, and are characterized by high seismicity rate, Quaternary volcanism and intense crustal deformation. Taiwan and Philippines have had regular Earth Science international conferences since 2007, and the latest one is the 7th Taiwan-Philippines Earth Sciences International Conference (TPESIC) held 6-7 February 2023 at the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. The 2023 conference had 82 presentations including Solid Earth and Meteorology sessions. As a result from the contributions of the 2023 TPESIC conference, we would like to propose a Special Collections (SC) to the Geoscience Letters with the title of Geological, paleoclimate and neo-tectonic controls on the evolution of Philippines-Taiwan island arc systems. We welcome contributions from geological, paleoclimate and neo-tectonic studies for a better understanding of the evolution of the island arc systems in Philippines and Taiwan.
Although the TPESIC conference is not related to the AOGS meeting, however, the topics of our proposed special collection are closely related to the themes of AOGS society and both Philippine and Taiwan scientists are actively involved in AOGS activities.