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30th Midcontinent Paleobotanical Colloquium
Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Ilinois, USA 26 - 28 April 2013
The Plenary Speaker will be William DiMichele, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. There will also be an excursion to Garfield Park Conservatory and Field Museum paleobotanical collections.
Please contact the organizers for more information: Patrick Herendeen, Chicago Botanic Garden (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ian Glasspool, The Field Museum (email@example.com).
The Carboniferous-Permian Transition
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 20 - 22 May 2013
An international meeting devoted to all aspects of Carboniferous-Permian geology with special emphasis on the Carboniferous-Permian transition.
In addition to talks and posters, there will be a pre-meeting fieldtrip to the Carboniferous-Permian transition section at Carrizo Arroyo, central New Mexico, an afternoon trip to the Late Pennsylvanian Kinney Brick quarry and a post-meeting fieldtrip to Pennsylvanian-Permian rocks exposed in Joyita Hills-Cerros de Amado east of Socorro, New Mexico.
Proceedings of the symposium and a field guide will be published by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Contributions on all aspects of Carboniferous and Permian geology are appropriate for the proceedings. Contributions to the proceedings can range from abstracts to full length articles. You do not need to attend the meeting to contribute to the proceedings volume. Deadline for publishable contributions in the proceedings volume will be January 1, 2013. For further information contact one of the meeting organisers: Spencer G. Lucas (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Rio Ptero 2013 - International Symposium on Pterosaurs
Museu Nacional/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 23 - 26 May 2013
We will accept contributions on pterosaurs and related topics. You will be able to examine pterosaurs and other fossils in the collections of Museu Nacional (MN/UFRJ) and Museu de Ciências da Terra (DNPM) while in Rio. Paleoartists who wish to expose their work during the course of the meeting are also welcome.
Please visit the conference website for more information. Submit abstracts (formatted as per instructions on the conference website) by emailing email@example.com.
2013 International Conference on Geology and Geophysics
Beijing, China, 16 - 18 June 2013
The 2013 International Conference on Geology and Geophysics(ICGG2013) is organized by the Engineering Information Institute and co-sponsored by the Scientific Research Publishing. It brings together industry professionals and academics from companies, governmental agencies, and universities around the world to exchange information.
All the accepted papers will be published by "Open Journal of Geology"(ISSN: 2161-7570), a peer-reviewed open access journal that has been [tracked for impact factors by Thomson Reuters (ISI) and] indexed by CrossRef, DTU , Worldcat, etc.. Researchers around the world will have full access to all the published articles, ensuring greater visibility of your published work. For more information, please visit the journal website.
Please visit the conference website for more information. Full paper and/or Abstract submission 15 March 2013, acceptance notification 25 April 2013.
11th European Course on Basic Aerobiology (ECBA)
Vinnitsa, Ukraine, 4 - 10 July 2013
The next 11th ECBA will take place in Vinnitsa, Central Ukraine in a joint collaboration of the European Aerobiology Society (EAS), the Vinnitsa National Pirogov Memorial Medical University (VNMU), and the Ukrainian Association of Aerobiologists (UAA).
Please visit the conference website or contact Victoria Rodinkova (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
2nd International Congress of Agora Paleobotanica
Ariño, Teruel, NE Spain, 9 - 13 July 2013
A CONGRESS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE is an international meeting supported by the Agora Paleobotanica which will last four days in Ariño, a small village in Teruel region, northeastern Spain. Agora Paleobotanica is a new organization originating from the OFP (Phrancophone Organization of Palaeobotany).
The meeting provides an open forum for all that is exciting and new in the fields of palaeobotany and palynology conducted by palaeobotanists of the Southwest European region. It also offers a range of fieldtrips visiting different Early Cretaceous sites of primitive angiosperms of Albian-Cenomanian age, such as the Castellote Cretaceous trunk site, Dinopolis museum with a large number of palaeontological remains including dinosaurs and Miocene macroflora site (Konservat-Lagerstätten) in Rubielos de Mora.
All information is available on the following website: http://www.grupopaleobotanicaiberica.es/eventos/congresos/arino2013.htm. Please contact email@example.com for further information.Abstract submission deadline 30 May 2013, Early bird registration before 15 May 2013.
Pollen & Spore Master Class
Utrecht, The Netherlands, 8 - 12 July 2013
This course aims to provide instruction on the taxonomy of terrestrially-derived palynoflora, chronstratigraphy, palaeoecology and palaeoclimate throughout the Phanerozoic. Age-specific topics and lectures will be accompanied by extensive microscope workshops. There will be a half-day fieldtrip to the type locality at Maastricht.
Expected course fees: 300 Euros (students), 600 Euros (Academic/Consultant), 1000 Euros (Industry). For more registration and further information please see the class link on the website www.palynology.org or contact Thomas Demchuk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
11th INTECOL Congress, Ecology: Into the next 100 years
London, 18 - 23 August 2013
The 11th INTECOL Congress, Ecology: Into the next 100 years will be held in London as part of the centenary celebrations of the British Ecological Society.The theme of the Congress is advancing ecology and making it count, and will present world class ecological science that will truly move the science forward.
Activities will include a symposium on ‘Process-based approaches in macroecology’, an international macroecology social and a workshop with Thiago Rangel.
Further information is available on the INTECOL 2013 website. Early Bird registration until 5 May 2013.
International Summer School "Methods of Palaeoenvironmental Researches"
Moscow, Russia, 11 - 14 September 2013
The international scientific community is invited to an International Summer School on “Methods of palaeoenvironmental researches” in order to discuss the latest developments in pollen analysis and data interpretation.
Further information will be available on the pollendata.org website.
2nd International Joint Congress APLE-APLF on “Pollen Diversity and Function in a Changing Environment”
Madrid, Spain, 17 - 20 September 2013
The Spanish and French Palynological Societies, APLE and APLF, will join for their next Symposium in Madrid from 17 - 20 September, 2013. Under the general title of “Pollen Diversity and Function in a Changing Environment” and organized by CSIC and Complutense University palynologists, the two societies will meet to present and discuss their recent findings on relevant palynological topics.
Further information is available on the pollen2013.com website. Abstract deadline 19 April 2013.
17th Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles
Marseilles, France, 17 - 20 September 2013
The Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles is an annual congress which has gathered high level experts in evolutionary biology since its creation in 1997.
The following subjects will be discussed: Evolutionary biology concepts and modelisations for biological annotation; Biodiversity and Systematics; Comparative genomics and post-genomics (at all taxonomic levels); Functional phylogeny; Environment and biological evolution; Origin of Life and exobiology; Non-adaptative versus adaptative evolution; The « minor » phyla: their usefulness in evolutionary biology knowledge.
Further information is available on the conference website.
Celebrating Dinosaur Island - Jehol-Wealden International Conference
University of Southampton, UK, 20 - 21 September 2013
The Isle of Wight (Dinosaur Island) and China are key areas for Cretaceous fossils, especially dinosaurs. Chinese and UK dinosaur palaeontologists will discuss their research at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. Visit key dinosaur sites on the Isle of Wight and network with tourism and business leaders.
Two-day conference hosted by the University of Southampton Confucius Institute and Ocean and Earth Sciences with support from the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, the Isle of Wight Visitor Attraction Association and Dinosaur Isle Museum, Sandown.
For further information and booking details email email@example.com.
46th AASP-TPS (AASP - The Palynological Society) Annual Meeting. Joint meeting with DINO 10, Canadian Association of Palynologists, and the North American Micropaleontology Section of SEPM (NAMS)
San Francisco, USA, 20 - 24 October 2013
The meeting will be held in the Heart of San Francisco at the Hotel Whitcomb, which has been chosen for its location, its historic elegance, its proximity to everything San Franciscan, and its excellent conference facilities. A large block of rooms has been reserved at the conference hotel for delegates. Field trips will include a pre-meeting field trip to Napa Valley, Muir Woods, Golden Gate Bridge, etc. and a post-meeting field trip from SF to either Sierra Nevada or Santa Cruz.
San Francisco (SF) is located on beautiful San Francisco Bay in coastal central California on the west coast of the United States. SF is a tourist destination recognized worldwide with such major attractions as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, cable cars, beautiful beaches, redwood forests, Napa Valley wine country, etc. These popular features should help attract palynologists and their families from around the world to visit and maybe spend a few extra days vacationing in the Bay Area. To take advantage of the excellent weather during early Fall, the meeting is scheduled for 20-24 October 2013 – 30 years to the week after the 16th annual meeting held in SF in 1983.
Further information will be available in due course on the Palynological Society website or contact Lanny Fisk at Lanny@PaleoResource.com.
Phuket, Thailand, 28 - 29 October 2013
As the only life-bearing planet, Earth provides resources and the exact conditions to make life possible. However, with the advent of technology and industrialization, the Earth's resources are being pushed to the brink of depletion. Non-sustainable industrial practices are not only endangering the supply of the Earth's natural resources, but are also putting burden on life itself by bringing about pollution and climate change.
A major role of earth science scholars is to examine the delicate balance between the Earth's resources and the growing demands of industrialization. Through research and development, earth scientists have the power to preserve the planet's different resource domains by providing expert opinion and information about the forces which make life possible on Earth.
For further information and registration details visit the conference website www.geoearth.org.
10th North American Paleontological Convention
Gainsville, Florida, February 2014
The meeting will be hosted by the Florida Museum of Natural History (University of Florida) from February 15th through 18th (Saturday through Tuesday). Pre-conference and post-conference field trips are tentatively planned for February 13th-14th and 19th-20th respectively.
Check The Paleontological Society website for updates.
Commission Internationale de la Microflore du Paléozoïque International (CIMP) 2014
Ghent-Liège, Belgium, 6 - 11 July 2014
This meeting will include general CIMP sessions, chitinozoan workshops and a fieldtrip between Ghent and Liège.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
9th European Palaeobotany-Palynology Conference
Padua, Italy, 26 - 31 August 2014
The Italian group of palaeobotanists and palynologists is very glad to be able to invite all of you to Padova in 2014 for the next EPPC.
Padua (Padova in Italian) is a picturesque, historic city in Northern Italy (about 40 km west of Venice), with a dense network of arcaded streets, large communal “piazza” (squares) and many bridges crossing the various branches of the Bacchiglione.
All scientific sessions will be held at the new Department of Geoscience, and the famous Botanical Garden and Museum of Geology and Palaeontology will be involved in this conference. Field-trips are planned in the fascinating landscapes of the Dolomites, Sardinia, Emilia-Romagna, Latium and Tuscany.
For further information contact the conference secretary Evelyn.Kustatscher@naturmuseum.it or look for updates on the conference website: http://www.geoscienze.unipd.it/9th-european-palaeobotany-palynology-conference/.
9th International Congress “Cephalopods – Present and Past” (ISCPP 9) and the 5th International Coleoid Symposium
University of Zurich, Switzerland, 4 - 14 September 2014
This series of cephalopod meetings was launched in the seventies in York. Thereafter, they were held every three or four years in various cities including Tübingen, Granada, Vienna, Fayetteville, Sapporo and Dijon. It is the only occasion in which cephalopod workers meet from around the world. There are normally three to four days of scientific presentations. The interesting and important aspect of this meeting is that both biologists and palaeontologists meet, although there traditionally have been slightly more palaeontologists. This might change at the 2014 meeting, however, since it will host the International Coleoid Symposium for the first time.
Traditionally, two fieldtrips are offered associated with the meeting. For this meeting, trips are planned to the Fossillagerstätten of southern Germany and fossil localities yielding cephalopod fossils in Switzerland, each of which will last a couple of days. Details of these fieldtrips will be announced in due course.
For further information visit the conference website: http://www.pim.uzh.ch/symposia/ISCPP9/index.php.
4th International Palaeontological Congress (IPC 2014) to include the 47th AASP-TPS (AASP - The Palynological Society) Annual Meeting
Centro Científico Tecnológico, Mendoza, Argentina, 28 September - 3 October 2014
Local organizers are planning a comprehensive congress with an intellectually motivating scientific program. The congress will create opportunities for participants to present and share experiences, explore new directions and debate topics among specialists from across the globe. The meeting will include the 47th AASP-TPS Annual Meeting.
A varied array of meeting styles with a combination of keynote lectures, special symposia on leading issues, interactive workshops, technical sessions, and short courses promises to hold sessions of interest to all paleontologists.
Delegates will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of conference excursions to rich and well-known Argentinean paleontological sites involving a combination of scientific and touristic attractions. The schedule of field trips covers superbly exposed sedimentary successions, representing a great diversity of marine and continental palaeoenvironments, and encompasses nearly the whole stratigraphic record.
Organisers for the 47th AASP-TPS Annual Meeting are now calling for Symposium topics. If you have any great ideas for palynology-related symposia, please feel free to contact Thomas Demchuk at email@example.com.
Please see the conference website for further conference details.
6th International Symposium on Lithographic Limestone and Plattenkalk
Museo del Desierto, Saltillo, Mexico, 2014 - dates to be determined
The Museo del Desierto invites you to the 6th International Symposium on Lithographic Limestones and Plattenkalk. This multidisciplinary meeting is planned to address aspects of the study of lithographic limestones and plattenkalk deposits across all disciplines, from palaeontology (taxonomy, palaeoecology, taphonomy), to geology (stratigraphy, sedimentology, palaeoenvironments), and also mineralogy and petrology of Plattenkalk deposits and related Fossil-Lagerstätten. The meeting is organized in collaboration with the Institute of Earth Sciences of the University of Heidelberg, Germany. We plan fieldtrips to the famous plattenkalk deposits of Vallecillo and Cuatro Cienegas.
Please consider submitting manuscripts for the LAK conference proceedings. These are planned to be published in the "Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geologicas" which is indexed in several citation indices, including the Science Citation Index. Impact Factor (2010) is 1.136. The "Revista" is an open access journal.
Please visit the conference website: http://isllpsaltillo.uni-hd.de/ for updates.
14th International Palynological Congress and the 10th International Organization of Palaeobotanists Congress (IPC XIV/ IOPC X 2016)
Salvador, Brazil, late September - early October 2016
Local organizers are planning the congress to occur after the Olympics in Brazil. Further details to come.