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: Fabienne Marret-Davies (University of Liverpool)
Secretary: Luke Mander (University of Exeter)

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.


Applied Biostratigraphy FORCE seminar, 6-7th May 2015, Stavanger, Norway

Applied Biostratigraphy FORCE 2015 A two day FORCE seminar will be organized within in the FORCE seminar program. This Read more
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RCMNS Interim Colloquium 2015 – Mediterranean-Atlantic Gateways (Neogene to present), 5-8th May 2015, Rabat, Morocco.

5-8th May 2015, Rabat, Morocco. The focus of this meeting is the Mediterranean-Atlantic gateway system, Read more

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DINO 2015 – Advanced course in organic-walled Dinoflagellate Cysts

The course takes place in Heidelberg, Germany, which is close to the large international airport of Frankfurt. Read more

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CIMP Meeting 2015

CIMP 2015 is scheduled to be held in Bergen, Norway. 

Lyell Meeting 2015 – Mud, Glorious Mud, and Why it is Important for the Fossil Record

The 2015 Lyell meeting, titled “Mud, Glorious Mud, and Why it is Important for the Read more

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TMS Photo Competition – 2015 Photo Calendar album on Flickr

All of the fantastic entries into the photo competition for the 2015 calendar can be Read more

52 things trilogy

“52 things you should know about Palaeontology” book available

Agile-Libre have produced a series of books with short essays by well known exponents giving an Read more

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. ®©

TMS Photo Competition Winner – 2015 Photo Calendar now for sale

We had an excellent set of entries to the inaugural TMS photo competition. Thank you Read more

Upcoming Dino11th in Bordeaux, France

UPCOMING DINO11th in Bordeaux, France The upcoming Dino11th meeting will be held in Bordeaux in Read more

Annual General Meeting 2014

TMS AGM 2014: “Microfossil phylogenies and their applications” Wednesday 19th – Thursday 20th of November 2014, Read more