The Micropalaeontological Society

Palynology

Dinoflagellate Protoperidinium divergens and resting on it the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi, recent specimens from a plankton sample from the Croatian Coast. Imaged by Luka Šupraha of Uppsala University, Sweden. ®© Dinoflagellate Protoperidinium divergens and resting on it the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi, recent specimens from a plankton sample from the Croatian Coast. Imaged by Luka Šupraha of Uppsala University, Sweden. ®©

Chair: Manuel Vieira (Shell)
Secretary: Matthew Pound (University of Northumbria)

Palynology Links

Palynology is the study of all organic-walled palynomorphs that can be found in sedimentary archives, from acritarchs, to dinoflagellate cysts, pollen, spores and non-pollen palynomorphs (including fungal spores, algae, etc.).

Palynology, from the Greek Paluno (sprinkle) and logy (study), aims at studying microscopic particles produced by plants such as pollen, spores as well as freshwater and marine algal cysts, and other types of palynomorphs such as acritarchs, chitinozoans and scolecodonts, that can be found in the air, water or varied sediment deposits and for a variety of time scales. A wide range of subjects encompasses palynological studies, such as melissopalynology (study of honey), forensic palynology, pollen allergy, biostratigraphy, taxonomy and evolutionary studies, environmental studies including archaeology, palaeoecology and limnology, to cite a few.


Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2017

0-calendar-cover-2017   View all image entries in our Flickr album. The Micropalaeontological Society is delighted to Read more

Microfossil Image Competition 2016 – View album on Flickr

All of the fantastic entries into the Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2017 can be viewed Read more

Lyell Meeting 2017: Sticking Together: microbes and their role in forming sediments, 7th March 2017, London

  At The Geological Society, Burlington House Sedimentology and geomorphology have traditionally been seen as Read more

Joint Meeting of TSOP-AASP- ICCP, 14 September 2016, Houston

DATES: Saturday, September 17 through Saturday, September 14, 2016 LOCATION: The Magnolia Hotel, Houston TX, Read more

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Microfossil Image Competition 2016

2016 will be the third year The Micropalaeontological Society runs their Microfossil Image Competition. The Read more

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5th Silicofossil and Palynology Joint Meeting 2016, 15-16th September, Florence

The next Joint Meeting will be held in Florence (Italy) from 15th September to 16th Read more

Quaternary Palaeoecology Advanced Training Short Course, 23rd-27th January 2017, London

The NERC-funded Quaternary Palaeoecology Advanced Training Short Course (ATSC) will be running for its third Read more

Joint Meeting (TSOP, AASP, ICCP) 2016, 18th-23rd September, Houston

An upcoming joint meeting of three geological societies, will be held in Houston early this Read more

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TMS Annual General Meeting 2016, 17-18th November, Lille

  Download full programme here: Further information about the symposium venue, travel arrangements, accommodation options Read more

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Palynology Group Meeting 2016, 6th July 2016, Nottingham

The Micropalaeontological Society Palynology Group meeting will take place on the 6th July 2016 at Read more