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.


Girls into Geoscience, 14th July 2016, Plymouth

This exciting one day workshop, with additional optional field trip to Dartmoor, will introduce female Read more

Lyell-2016

Lyell Meeting 2016 “Paleoinformatics: Synthesising data from the past to illuminate the future”, 9th March 2016, London

The annual Lyell Meeting is jointly organized by the TMS, the Geological Society, the Palaeontological Read more

EGUGA 2016

EGU 2016 Session “The effects of petroleum and mining industry discharge on the marine environment”, 17th–22nd April, Vienna

Marine discharge of waste associated to the petroleum and mining industry might result in increased Read more

2016 Calendar May

Microfossil Image Competition 2016 – View album on Flickr

All of the fantastic entries into the Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2016 can be Read more

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Microfossil Image Competition & Calendar 2016

View all image entries in our Flickr album. This is the second year the TMSoc Read more

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Assessing Ecosystem Variability from Paleoceanographic Archives session of Ocean Sciences Meeting, 21st-26th February 2016, New Orleans

There is a special session at the upcoming Ocean Sciences Meeting in New Orleans (21-26 Read more

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Microfossil Image Competition 2015

In 2014 The Micropalaeontological Society launched their first Microfossil Image Competition. Its outstanding success was Read more

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TMS AGM 2015, 16-17th November 2015, Liverpool

Download the final programme and abstracts here: For further information, please contact TMSAGM2015@gmail.com Symposium organisers: Fabienne Read more

Strati 2015

Strati 2015, 19th – 23rd July, Austria

The Strati 2015 congress follows the invitation by the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) of Read more

Palynology Group Meeting 2015, 9th June, Northumbria

The Micropalaeontological Society Palynology Group meeting will take place on the 9th of June 2015 Read more