This proceedings volume presents selected research highlights from the Sixth Argentine Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies Congress, hosted at CADIC, Ushuaia, on April 8-12, 2015 by the Argentine Association of Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies (AACYG). The congress included special sessions, symposia, invited lectures and posters on the following topics: Quaternary stratigraphy and geochronology, paleontology (diatoms, mollusks, foraminifera, palynology, phytoliths, paleobotany, vertebrates), dendrochronology, climate change, paleoclimate, Pampean Quaternary paleolimnology, paleomagnetism, environmental magnetism, hydrogeochemical processes, geoarchaeology, geomorphology, structural geology and neotectonics, paleosurfaces, volcanism, geological hazards, assets, geomorphosites, and digital mapping. The Scientific Committee of the Congress has selected the papers published in Advances in Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies in Argentina from more than 150 contributions in many different disciplines.
1. Preface. Rabassa, J
2. Landscapes developed on ignimbrites. Emilia Y. Aguilera, I. Hernando I., Jorge Rabassa
3. When science and leisure meet: A geotourist itinerary in Southern Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Soledad Schwarz and Piotr Migon
4. Soil-geomorphology relationships in the Pichinan uraniferous district, central region of Chubut Province, Argentina. Pablo J. Bouza, Claudia Sain, Lina Videla, Patricia Dell'Arciprete, Estela Cortes and Julio Rua
5. Hydrological variations associated with geomorphological changes in a sand-dune barrier of the Partido de la Costa, province of Buenos Aires. Silvina Carretero and Eduardo Kruse
6. Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of GIS-based landslides susceptibility models in northwestern Argentina. Implications for future hazard assessment at basin scale. Diego Sebastian Fernandez and Maria Elena Puchulu
7. Landscapes of Southern Patagonia, Argentina, their scenic characteristics and their importance for geotourism. Elizabeth Mazzoni
8. Flash flood hazard assessment in an ungauged Piedmont basin in the Pampean mountains sierras Pampeana western region, province of Cordoba, Aargentina. Karina V. Echevarria, Susana B. Degiovanni, Monica T. Blarasin, M. Jimena Andreazzini
9. Characteristics and nature of pans in the semiarid temperate-cold steppe of Tierra del Fuego. Maria Laura Villarreal and Andrea Coronato
10. Epibiosis on brachiopods from Patagonia, Argentina (40 -55 s): composition, spatial variation and preservation. Moran, Gisela A., Gordillo, Sandra, Bayer, M. Sol
11. The quaternary of the Laguna de los Pozuelos basin, northern Puna, Argentina. Maria Camacho and Julio J. Kulemeyer
12. Calcium biomineralizations associated to bioclastic deposits in coastal pedostratigraphic sequences of the southeastern Pampean plain, Argentina. Margarita Osterrieth, Natalia Borrelli, Celia Frayssinet, Lucrecia Frayssinet and Juan Cresta
Jorge Rabassa received his PhD in Geology from the Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. He was a postdoctoral Fulbright fellow at the State University of New York at Binghamton, U.S.A. He is a researcher with CONICET (the National Research Council of Argentina) since 1986, at CADIC, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego (the southernmost research center of the world with permanent staff). He has taught at several Argentine universities, such as La Plata, Comahue, Patagonia-San Juan Bosco and Tierra del Fuego. He has been a visiting scholar in the U.S.A. (Lehigh University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Spain (universities of Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela), South Africa (universities of Witwatersrand and Natal) and Brazil (universities of Sao Paulo and Campinas). He has published more than 200 journal articles and book chapters and was the founder and head editor of the journal Quaternary of South America & Antarctic Peninsula (A.A.Balkema Publishers, The Netherlands) from 1982 to 1999. He has a longstanding relationship with CADIC-CONICET, both as director for two periods and presently Senior Investigator. He is a member of both the Argentine Academy of Sciences and the Catalonian Academy of Sciences (IEC). He is presently the President of the Argentine Association of Geomorphology and Quaternary Studies (2015-2018).