The International Organisation of Palaeobotany promotes international co-operation in the study of all types of plant fossils. We achieved this through the publication of an informative newsletter and organisation of international conferences considering all aspects of palaeobotany. Organisational activities also include collaboration with numerous other international bodies to ensure the continued scientific development of palaeobotany and its further integration within related fields.
IPC XIV/IOPC X 2016 (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil)
The 2016 joint meeting of the International Palynological Congress and the InternationalOrganization of Palaeobotanists will be held 23-28 October 2016 at Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The venue is The Bahia Othon Palace.
The homepage with registration details is up and running. Be sure to note the substantial savings for early registration.
The Website is: http://www.ipciopcbrazil.com/
Abstract submission has been moved back to 30 April 2016, and the due date for submission of Student Travel Awards has been extended until 1 March 2016.
Browse the newletters: http://www.palaeobotany.org/newsletter/
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Online Cuticle Database
Researchers at Northwestern University, The Field Museum, the Florida Museum of Natural History, and Pennsylvania State University have just released a publicly available version of The Cuticle Database, and they would like to announce this to the greater palaeobotanical community. This database is a collection of images (with metadata) taken of the epidermal surface of modern plants, prepared from vouchered herbarium specimens. As such, The Cuticle Database represents a unique resource for palaeobotany, and it it hope of great use. URL: http://cuticledb.eesi.psu.edu/