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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: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The study of mass extinctions is one of the most interdisciplinary research areas within Earth and environmental sciences. Recent, major advances have come from a broad spectrum of fields, including atmospheric modelling, high-precision age dating, volcanology, geochemistry, stratigraphy and palaeontology.

The 2018 Lyell Meeting aims to highlight these achievements and showcases the improved understanding we now have of the great environmental catastrophes of the past. The Meeting aims to encompass the full spectrum of crises seen in the Phanerozoic fossil record.

Event Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018 to Friday, April 13, 2018

This session invites contributions that investigate geochemical patterns and processes associated with the origin, evolution and preservation of the biosphere throughout Earth history.

Event Date: Sunday, June 3, 2018 to Thursday, June 7, 2018

Organized by: Christine Strullu-Derrien (Researcher in Palaeobotany) and Sylvain Marçais (President of the “Association Ste Barbe des Mines”)

In collaboration with: Christopher Cleal (Natural History Museum, Cardiff, UK), José Bienvenido Diez Ferrer (University of Vigo, Spain), Alan Spencer (Trustee of the Paleontological Association), Fabrice Redois (University of Angers), Céline Ducassou (University of Rennes), Philippe Cayla, and Members of the “Association Ste Barbe des Mines”.


Future Meeting: FORAMS 2018

Event Date: Sunday, June 17, 2018 to Sunday, June 24, 2018

We welcome papers investigating the impacts of our changing world on foraminifera. We seek contributions ranging from foraminiferal biology, evolutionary and population dynamics to molecular works on single-cell genomics and environmental genomics. We also invite papers discussing the impacts of our changing world on forams geochemical and biomineralisation responses to multi-stressor events and biogeographical perturbation. We encourage papers incorporating all aspects of applied micropaleontology, for biomonitoring and industry.

Event Date: Monday, July 9, 2018 to Friday, July 13, 2018

The IPC is organized every four year. After Sydney (Australia) in 2002, Beijing (China) in 2006, London (United Kingdom) in 2010 and Mendoza (Argentina) in 2014, it will convene in Paris (France) in 2018.

Under the auspices of the International Palaeontological Association (IPA) and with the participation of the whole French Palaeontological community, “the Fossil week” will be organized in 2018 in Paris, July 9th-13th. This event is a unique opportunity for our community to present its new results and discuss all aspects of our discipline.

Event Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018 to Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Joint meeting of the Ediacaran and Cambrian subcommissions with three days of topical sessions focusing on Neoproterozoic-Cambrian life and environments. Pre- and post-conference field excursions will be arranged (see circular for details).

Event Date: Sunday, August 12, 2018 to Friday, August 17, 2018

On behalf of the organization committee we would like to extend a warm welcome and invite you to Dublin in August 2018 to attend the 10th European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference. The disciplines of palaeobotany and palynology are integrative and multidisciplinary by nature. As a community we are constantly seeking new tools and techniques to answer both long-standing and new questions.

Event Date: Thursday, August 30, 2018 to Friday, August 31, 2018

A conference to bring together ecologists and palaeoecologists to discuss our shared research interests such as mass extinctions, biogeography, evolutionary ecology and environmental changes.

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Future Meeting: STRATI 2019

Event Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 to Friday, July 5, 2019

Following a highly-successful 1st meeting held in Lisbon (Portugal) in 2013 and a 2nd held in Graz (Austria) in 2015, the 3rd International Congress on Stratigraphy will be held in Italy, from 2 to 5 July 2019. The congress venue is Milano, in the historical building of the Università degli Studi di Milano, but the pre- and post- congress field trips will be organized in the Alps, Appennines and on the Italian islands.