Annual Meeting 2015


October, 14th to 17th, Madrid, Spain

"IGME, Spanish Geological Survey"

  The 16th Annual NECLIME Meeting was held at the Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME, Spanish Geological Survey), in the gorgeous historical setting of the museum collection of the institute, in Madrid (Spain) on October 14th–17th, 2015. Thanks to the dedication and kind hospitality of Eduardo Barrón and his colleagues, who perfectly organized a successful and productive meetin, and we are very grateful to our Spanish NECLIME members and colleagues for enabling this. Moreover, we would like to express our thanks to our Chairman, María F. Valle, Salamanca University, and to our sponsor, the Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (Spanish Geological Survey), the Department of Geology, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Salamanca, and to the Research Project nº CGL2011-23438/BTE of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research.

Ca. 30 participants joint the meeting and 21 oral contributions and 3 posters were presented. NECLIME members from 7 countries (Brazil, China, France, Germany, Russia, Serbia, Spain) participated with contributions covering a wide range of scientific fields, including palaeobotany, botany, palaeoecology, entomology, plant-insect interactions, palaeoclimatology, palaeosols, early humans, and modelling, covering the time-span from the Palaeogene to Holocene.
The conference included three invited talks, namely on the reconstruction of palaeofloras based on fossils (Pablo Vargas), on Quaternary and Recent flora and vegetation of the Iberian Peninsula (Fátima Franco), an on the state of the art of floristic changes in the Iberian Peninsula throughout the Cenozoic (Eduardo Barrón) that all provided excellent introductions to the botany/palaeobotany of the Iberian Peninsula.
The meeting further included a guided visit to the Royal Botanical Garden, providing valuable insight into modern vegetation of the Iberian Peninsula and its key species.
The main scientific topics tare going to be
  • Evolution of climate and vegetation on the Iberian Peninsula (based on plant and vertebrate fossil evidence)
  • The evolution of the Mediterranean floras since the Pliocene
  • Palaeobiodiversity: species richness and ecological diversity through time
  • other NECLIME topics
A full report on the discussion its results can be found within the NECLIME newsletter 2015.
Please find more information about the schedule in the 1st circular and the 2nd circular. The program is available inside the 3rd circular and in the abstract book.

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