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The Palynology Group

Chair: Fabienne Marret-Davies (University of Liverpool) SecretaryLuke Mander (University of Exeter)

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Ctenidodinium-cornigerumNews from the Palynology Group

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 (http://www.epoc.u-bordeaux.fr/index.php?lang=en&page=accueil) mixes micropaleontological and biological approaches to study modern and past environment evolution throughout times.

Involved people from the EPOC group (local organization): Frédérique Eynaud, Laurent Londeix (paleoclimatogy team/ biostratigraphy and paleobiodiversity) & Yolanda Del Amo (Ecology and Biogeochemistry of Coastal Systems) with the help of Marie-Hèlène Castera, Linda Rossignol & Jean-Louis Turon.

French partners:
- UMR CNRS/MNHN/UPMC 7207 Centre de recherche sur la paléobiodiversité et les paléoenvironnements, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Edwige Masure)
- CNRS UMR 8217 Géosystèmes, Université Lille 1, UFR des Sciences de la Terre, 59655 Villeneuve D’Ascq cedex (Thomas Servais),
- Laboratoire Domaines Océaniques (LDO), IUEM, Place Nicolas Copernic, Technopôle Brest-Iroise, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, 29280 Plouzané (Aurélie Penaud),
- ECOSYM « Ecology of Marine Coastal Systems » Laboratory - UMR CNRS Montpellier II University, CC 093 – Place E. Bataillon – 34095 Montpellier cedex 05 (Mohamed Laabir),
- Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche sur mer, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche, CNRS UMR 7093 -BP 28, 06234 Villefranche-sur-mer –France (Rodolphe Lemée).

Frédérique Eynaud, Laurent Londeix

Palynology Group Meeting 2014
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 (F.Marret@Liverpool.ac.uk)
Luke Mander, Group Secretary (L.Mander@Exeter.ac.uk)

More information: first flyer

CIMP General Meeting 2014  ***CANCELLED***
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

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Older meetings/news

Group meeting 2012

This year’s meeting of the TMS Palynology Group took place at the University of Sheffield on the 13th June 2012. The meeting was hosted by Charlie Wellman, and was attended by 25 participants. A full report can be found here.

Group Meeting 2011

The 4th joint meeting of the Silicofossil and Palynology groups took place in Tromsø (Norway) on the 31st of March 2011, following a two-day workshop organised by Catherine Stickley, Ian Harding and Nalan Koç on Cretaceous-Paleogene Palaeoenvironments, tectonics and biostratigraphy of the Arctic and subarctic. The joint meeting was organised by Catherine Stickley and Fabienne Marret-Davies, with the help of George Swann and Phil Jardine. 36 participants attended the meeting, from 7 countries around the world, and a wide range of very interesting talks were given. Thanks are given to our sponsors (TMS ‘which sponsored the wine reception’, Statoil and Shell). A detailed report can been found here http://www.tmsoc.org/pdf/tms84.pdf

Group Meeting 2009
Following on from last year?s successful meeting at the University of Birmingham, this years Palynology Group meeting was at the Natural History Museum in London. The meeting took place on Wednesday 13th May, and our local hosts were Dr. Susanne Feist-Burkhardt and the team of palynologists of the NHM Palaeontology Department. The venue was the prestigious Flett Theatre situated in the Museum's Earth Galleries.  As an addition, the day included a demonstration of the John Williams Index of Palaeopalynology.

Prof. Dianne Edwards (Cardiff) kindly agreed to give an invited lecture to begin the meeting. Her presentation was entitled: Beyond mid-Palaeozoic biostratigraphy: the benefits of combined in situ and dispersed spore research

Files to download: Meeting Report (pdf 66kB), Presentation Abstracts (pdf 254kB).

Joint meeting of the Palynology and Silicofossil Groups 2006 The meeting was held at the Laboratory of Palynology and Palaeobotony, Utrecht University, 9th-10th March, 2006. More>>

Archive meeting reports Reports from previous Palynology meetings: APLF-TMS-LSPG 2005, Joint Meeting 2004, XI International Palynological Congress, July 2004. More >>

Dinoflagellate cysts from the Cretaceous: the DUXBURY (1983) database now online

Palynology related WWW links More >>

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