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5-8th May 2015, Rabat, Morocco.

The focus of this meeting is the Mediterranean-Atlantic gateway system, both today and in the past and a major aim is to start developing proposals for IODP and/or ICDP drilling that recovers a complete record of Miocene Mediterranean-Atlantic exchange. The meeting includes a half day fieldtrip to classic exposures of Morocco’s Miocene Mediterranean-Atlantic gateway sediments. Contributions from scientists working on all aspects of marine gateways, both modern and ancient are most welcome. Read more


The Spring Meeting will be held at Plymouth University, with lectures and posters on the 15/16 June, a field trip on the 17th June and a seminar or workshop on the 18th June. A call for contributions will be made early in 2015. Read more


UPCOMING DINO11th in Bordeaux, France

The upcoming Dino11th meeting will be held in Bordeaux in 2017. After Tübingen, Egham, Zeist, Trondheim, and Liverpool, this town will thus be the 6th European metropolis (since 1978) to welcome dinoflagellate specialists from both the modern and fossil realms. Apart from its famous vineyards, Bordeaux is a strategic paleo(environmental) center with rapid access to internationally referenced geological sites (Aquitanian and Burdigalian stratotypes, Campanian/Maastrichtian GSSP, K/T boundary, Quercy phosphorites, dinosaur tracks), and to aquatic ecosystems of exceptional interest (Bay of Arcachon, Gironde estuary, Bay of Biscay, Aquitain lakes…)

Collegially co-opted by the french “Dinos” community (see involved people below), and with the support of the APLF (Association des palynologues de langue francais), the host will be the EPOC laboratory from Bordeaux University. This lab ( mixes micropaleontological and biological approaches to study modern and past environment evolution throughout times.

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TMS AGM 2014: “Microfossil phylogenies and their applications”

Wednesday 19th – Thursday 20th of November 2014, Oxford, UK

Sponsored by:

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Abstract book will be available for download here, when available.


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This meeting has been cancelled.

The 2014 CIMP General Meeting will take place in conjunction with the 9th European Palaeobotany Palynology Conference in Padova, Italy, Aug. 26-31 2014.

There will be two CIMP-sponsored sessions which may be of interest:

1. Palaeozoic Palynostratigraphy of the Arabian Plate and Adjoining Regions, and global correlation

2. What’s trendy in pre-Cambrian and Palaeozoic Palynology?

More information: EPPC 2014 website

The Palynology Group Meeting 2014 will be held on the 4th of June in the School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham. The theme of this meeting is “Palynology in the Modelling World”.

We would like to invite members of the TMS Palynology Group to submit abstracts for this one-day meeting. Preference will be given to PhD and MSc students to enable them to present talks in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Further details, including schedule and travel information, will be announced in the New Year.

This year’s meeting will include the 1st annual von Post Lecture, which will be delivered by Prof. Alan Haywood (University of Leeds)

Important dates:
The deadline for abstracts is February 28th 2014

Abstracts and Enquiries to:
Fabienne Marret-Davies, Group Chair (
Luke Mander, Group Secretary (

More information: first flyer