The International Organisation of Palaeobotany promotes international co-operation in the study of all types of plant fossils. We achieve this through the publication of an informative newsletter and organisation of international conferences considering all aspects of palaeobotany. Organisational activities also include collaboration with other international bodies to ensure the continued scientific development of palaeobotany and its further integration within related fields.

Meeting Announcements

Upcoming Meetings:

Recent Meeting:

  • More than 70 paleobotanists from 15 countries attended the 19th International Botanical Congress (IBC) in Shenzhen, China, July 23-29, 2017 and participated in a wide range of symposia.  Details at congress website: ibc2017.cn 

Featured Recent Articles

Cimino, D., et al. 2016: Leaf compressions from the Late Miocene sections of NW Italy: research on an efficient, easy and quick consolidation treatment.  Fossil Imprint.  72(3-4): 172–182.

Kowalski R. 2017:  Miocene carpological floras of the Konin region (Central Poland). Acta Palaeobotanica 2017 57(1): 39–100.

Jud, N.A. & J.I. Dunham 2017:  Fossil woods from the Cenozoic of Panama (Azuero Peninsula) reveal an ancient neotropical rainforest.  IAWA Journal 38(3):366–411 + supplement.






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Employment Opportunity

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama has openings for 5 Staff Scientists to pursue independent, internationally recognized research programs in the tropics.  One of these is described as "a position in any area of research in the natural sciences in the tropics "    Review of applications will begin on 15 November 2017.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. and post-doctoral research experience in a relevant field.  Details here

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