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Future Meeting: 2017 International Workshop on Konservat-Lagerstätten

Meeting Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017 to Sunday, July 16, 2017
Location: Cork, Ireland
Organisers: Dr Maria McNamara
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This workshop will bring together the best scientists working on Konservat-Lagerstätten and, in particular, fossil deposits preserving soft tissues of animals and plants.

Konservat-Lagerstätten, fossil deposits that include exceptionally preserved soft tissues of plants and animals, are widely recognised as essential archives of palaeobiological information. Research in the field is accelerating rapidly and is becoming increasingly multidisciplinary, with the integration of new methodological approaches, new fossil discoveries, and refinement of current methods.

This workshop will explore frontier research on Konservat-Lagerstätten and will bring together experts in imaging, chemical analysis, organismal palaeobiology, sedimentological analysis and experimental taphonomy. The intended audience is a mixture of professional researchers, postdoctoral researchers, and PhD and MSc students in palaeontology. We will invite contributions on any aspect of the palaeobiology, taphonomy, and sedimentological context of Konservat-Lagerstätten, including palaeoecology, geochemistry, morphology, evolution, taphonomic experiments, stratigraphy, sedimentology and new fossil discoveries.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the beautiful city of Cork, Ireland’s second city, from July 15th – 16th. We have a fantastic line up of invited speakers for both days of the meeting, with an exciting social programme. Register and submit an abstract, and join us for a weekend of science and networking in Ireland this summer!
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