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.


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

SILICOPALY 2016 banner 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

TMS AGM 2016 Banner

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

Download  meeting flyer here: Thursday 17th November: Symposium and Society AGM Integrating Micropalaeontology to Molecular Read more

Northumbria University Newcastle

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

17th Biennial Challenger Society for Marine Science Conference, 5th-8th September 2016, Plymouth

The 17th Biennial Challenger Society for Marine Science Conference will be held in Liverpool, UK Read more

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