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Information on future meetings (excluding the Annual Meetingand Progressive Palaeontology) related to palaeontology.To add a Future Meeting please use our online form: Add Future Meeting

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Event Date:
Monday, March 6, 2017 to Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Dianne Edwards CBE FRS, Professor Liam Dolan FRS and Dr Paul Kenrick

New discoveries in the fields of developmental and functional biology are shedding light on the origins of land plants. We explore how exceptional fossils from our earliest preserved terrestrial ecosystem – the 400 million year old Rhynie Chert – can be integrated into a neobiological understanding of the evolution of plants and their interactions with other organisms and their environment.

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Future Meeting: Lyell Meeting 2017

Event Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Geological Society, Burlington House Sedimentology and geomorphology have traditionally been seen as fields in which physical, and sometimes chemical, processes dominate completely. Even in settings where biological processes have long been recognised, for example in marine carbonates, focus has been almost entirely on metazoans. This is curious, because microbial communities since the Pre-Cambrian, have suffused all sedimentary environments on Earth, and at least half global biomass is prokaryotic. Are all these microbes simply bystanders?

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Saturday, April 29, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017

The 14th International Ichnofabric Workshop will take place in Taipei under the auspices of the Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University and the National Taiwan Museum. We cordially invite oral and poster presentations dealing with all aspects of ichnofabric, ichnology, and sediment organism interaction. The workshop will include an intra-workshop field trip to the NE Coast of Taiwan where uplifted Cenozoic sandstones offer exquisite exposure of the trace fossils and their sedimentary context.

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Friday, May 19, 2017 to Monday, May 22, 2017

The International Meeting of Early- Stage Researchers in Palaeontology (IMERP) is held once again this year, in order to bring young palaeontologists together from all over the world.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 to Thursday, June 22, 2017

The TMS is delighted to announce that the next Foraminifera and Nannofossil spring meeting will be hosted by the University of Birmingham on the 19-21st June 2017.The program will encompass oral presentations and extended posters sessions, an icebreaker reception in the Lapworth Museum of Geology, a conference dinner, as well as an optional field excursion and thematic workshops on Monday 19th June.

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Event Date:
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 to Thursday, June 22, 2017

The ISECT 2017 meeting will bring together researchers on all aspects of the palaeontology, geochemistry and stratigraphy of the Ediacaran and Cambrian intervals. The meeting will consist of a two day symposium exploring topics including the placement of the Ediacaran-Cambrian boundary.

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Event Date:
Friday, July 7, 2017 to Monday, July 10, 2017

We are pleased to invite all specialists on trilobites and related arthropods to attend the 6th International Conference on Trilobites and their Relatives, to be held in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia from 7-10 July 2017.

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Event Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017

More details will be available in the near future. Please see the conference website for updates. Exact date not yet know: Mid July 2017.

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Event Date:
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017

The Palaeontological Research and Education Centre in cooperation with the Faculty of Science of the Mahasarakham University (Thailand), the University Claude Bernard Lyon1 (France), and the Natural History Museum of Geneva (Switzerland) are pleased to announce and host the 7th INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON MESOZOIC FISHES.

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Friday, September 1, 2017 to Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Cambrian Burgess Shale-type fossil Lagerstätten are renowned for providing the best evidence of the Cambrian explosion and have provided a major contribution to our knowledge of all perspectives of the early arthropods. Indeed, many excellent work on the evolution of Cambrian arthropods has been showed by the colleagues in the last decade. The workshop will be focused on recent rapid advances in our understanding in taxonomy, ontogeny and phylogeny of Cambrian arthropods, and hopefully it will prompt us to extend coverage even more widely to encompass additional topics.

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Event Date:
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017

SVPCA is a meeting for current research in vertebrate palaeontology and comparative vertebrate anatomy, and has been held annually in the UK, Ireland or France since 1953. The meeting is held in conjunction with SPPC, a forum for discussion of fossil preparation, conservation, and related topics co-organised with the Geological Curator’s Group.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 to Sunday, September 17, 2017

Every few years the International Meeting on Taphonomy and Fossilization brings together palaeontologists, archaeologists, biologists and sedimentologists as well as other researchers interested in all of aspects of taphonomy, the study of decay and fossilization of organisms.

Previous Taphos meetings have been held in Madrid 1990, Zaragoza 1995, Valencia 2002, Barcelona 2005, Granada 2008, Tübingen 2011 and Ferrara 2014.

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