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NECLIME meetings

19th NECLIME Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg (Russia), August/September, September 2019

The 19th NECLIME Annual Meeting (25th to 26th of September, 2019) is going to take place in Saint Petersburg (Russia) at the Komarov Botanical Instititute of the Russian Academy of Sciences directly following the XX. Memorial Readings of the A. N. Kryshtofovich (23rd to 24th of September). More information is now available in the 1st circular.
The list of currently suggested main scientific topics contains
  • Palaeoclimate and –vegetation evolution of Northern Eurasia (key regions Russian Far East and Northern China)
  • Palaeoclimate and –vegetation evolution of Central Asia (key region Kasakhstan)
  • Plio-Pleistocene palaeobotanical records of Northern Eurasia
  • Cenozoic mammal records of Northern and Central Eurasia and their environmental implications
  • High-latitude climates and vegetation
  • General NECLIME topics
Following the meeting is fist a one-day botanical excursion in the area surrounding St. Petersburg (26th of September), before an exceptional field trip to the Murmansk region (Kirovsk town) is planned to learn more about the polar-alpine vegetation of this region (28th of September to the 1st of October).
Due to visa requirements, an early deadline for pre-registration is set to February 10th, 2019; please fill out the registration form for pre-registation for the meeting(s) to Svetlana Popova. Please timely inform us if you require an official invitation.
Abstract submission for posters and oral contributions is open until June, 3rd, 2019.
If you have questions, check for details in the 1st circular or contact the organizers. 

1st American NECLIME meeting, Fullerton (CA/USA), 2019

In 2019, NECLIME is organizing for the first time a meeting in the Americas! Yusheng (Christopher) Liu is organizing this meeting at the California State University at Fullerton, California, USA, entitled "Reconstructions of the Neogene Climates in the New World: Challenges and Opportunities". The scientific frame of this meeting focuses on these topics
  • Methodology revisit: Quantitative vs Qualitative ReconstructionsNew Synthesis: NECLIME Expanding to the New World 
  • Trans-Atlantic Neogene flora and climate comparison
  • Trans-Pacific Neogene flora and climate comparison
  • Big Data and Big Picture: Neogene climates in the Northern Hemisphere
  • Quantitative vegetation reconstruction and climatically induced biodiversity patterns
  • General NECLIME topics
More information will follow in the 1st circular soon!

NECLIME working group meeting/workshops

10th workshop of the working group on"Taxonomy of Neogene palynomorphs", Weimar, 17th-20th, June, 2019 

This workshop of the NECLIME working group on "Taxonomy of Neogene Palynomorphs" is going to take place in Weimar, Germany, from June 17th to 20th, 2019 at the Senckenberg Research station of Quaternary Palaeontology. The primary scientific focus will be on the vegetation evolution in Central and Eastern Europe and further include topics on
  • palaeo-ecological implications of NPPs and palynofacies
  • conifer pollen in the Neogene record – taxonomic level of identification
  • plant diversity patterns in pollen records – regional comparisons (China – Central Europe)
  • Cenozoic palynomorph taxa with unclear taxonomy, botanical affinity, and climatic requirements
  • new updates for the improvement of the NECLIME NLR database
  • re-evalutation of Neogene palynomorph records using TLM/SEM in combination - activities and information on ongoing research
  • relevant resources available to palynologists for botanical identification of palynomorphs
  • high-resolution pollen analyses to study short-term climate and vegetation dynamics
Further time for a round table discussion and mircroscope work is scheduled. Additional suggestions are highly welcome and the focus on specific taxa can be considered if informed timely in advance.
Memebers of other NECLIME working groups are also welcome to participate and share their recent results and ideas. The 1st circular contains more details on the proposed topics, information in the preliminary schedule and information on the cultural history of Weimar.
For registration and further questions, please send an email to Martina Stebich before the deadline of March, 31st, 2019!

Past NECLIME meeting

NECLIME meeting 2018, EPPC, Dublin, Ireland

NECLIME meeting 2017, Yerevan, Armenia

NECLMIE meeting 2016, IOPC/IPC, Salvador, Brazil

NECLIME meeting 2016, Lucknow, India

NECLIME meeting 2015, Madrid, Spain

NECLIME meeting 2014, Izmir, Turkey

NECLIME meeting 2014, EPPC, Padova, Italy

NECLIME meeting 2013, St. Petersburg, Russia

NECLIME meeting 2012, Sofia, Bulgaria

NECLIME meeting 2012, IOPC/IPC, Tokyo, Japan

NECLIME meeting 2012, Nanjing, China

NECLIME meeting 2011, Bucharest, Romania

NECLIME meeting 2010, Kunming, China

NECLIME meeting 2010, EPPC, Budapest, Hungary

NECLIME meeting 2009, Izmir, Turkey

NECLIME meeting 2008, IOPC/IPC, Bonn, Germany

NECLIME meeting 2007, Bratislava, Slovakia

NECLIME meeting 2006, EPPC, Prague, Czech Republic

NECLIME meeting 2005, Sofia, Bulgaria

NECLIME meeting 2004, Iraklion, Greece

NECLIME meeting 2003, Blaubeuren, Germany

NECLIME meeting 2002, Crakow, Poland

NECLIME meeting 2001, Prague, Czech Republic

Past NECLIME working group meetings/workshops

Joint meeting of the NECLIME working groups meetings

The 3rd joint extended workshop took place in Sofia (Bulgaria) from 25th to the 28th of September 2018 organized by Dimiter Ivanov and his team. This extended workshop focused on "Climate and vegetation evolution in the Paratethys and Eastern Mediterranean". It is organized in association with the 9th meeting of the NECLIME working group on "Taxonomy of Neogene Palynomorphs“, the 4th meeting of the NECLIME working group on "Taxonomy of macrobotanical records in Eurasia" and the NECLIME working group "On Fossil woods".  The 1st circular and 2nd circular contained information on the organisation on the meeting while a report will follow soon!
The 2nd joint workshop of the NECLIME working groups on "Taxonomy of the macrobotanical records of Eurasia" and the "Taxonomy of Neogene Palynomorphs" was was held in in Brno (Czech Republic) from November 16th-17th, 2017. The organizing committee of Nela Doláková, Dimiter Ivanov, Boglárka Erdei, Torsten Utescher, Marianna Kováčová and Šárka Hladilová lead the attendees though a diverse program as outlines in 1st circular.

The 1st joint workshop of the NECLIME working groups on "Taxonomy of the macrobotanical records of Eurasia" and the "Taxonomy of Neogene Palynomorphs" took place from the 1st to 4th of October 2012 in Sofia (Bulgaria).
Find more information in the1st circular,  2nd circular and in the scientific program.
report of the discussion is available for download.

Workshop on taxonomy of Neogene palynomorphs

The 7th workshop took met at the 29th and 30th of November in Bratislava (Slovak Replublic) kindly organized again by our colleague Marianna Kováčová.
Topics include correlation between different regions in Europe, coal deposits as archives as well as updates of the nearest living relative lists. Next to presentations, round table discussions, a session for in depth discussion at the microscope is planned. Find more information within the first circular and the report of the workshop.

The 6th workshop was organized at the Polish Geological Institute in Warsaw (Poland) from November 26th to 27th, 2015 by Barbara Slodkowsa. More information is available in the  final program of the workshop, the book of abstracts and the summary of the discussion.

The 5th workshop was held directly following the NECLIME Annual Meeting 2014 in İzmir and took place from the 22nd to the 25th of October in Küthaya (Western Anatolia, Turkey). It was organized in Kütahya/Dumlupınar University by Serkan Akkiraz, including field trips to the Seyitömer and Tunçbilek subbasins and Küthaya. Find a summary of the discussion in the report of the workshop while more information about the organization and schedule is still available in the program and the 2nd circular.

The 4th workshop was kindly organized by Marianna Kováčová at the Department of Geology and Paleontology of the Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia). It took place from the 11th to 13th of June 2013.
Find more details about the scientific focus and the schedule in the 1st circular and the the 2nd circular.
The summery of the presentations and discussions of this workshop is now online.

The 2nd workshop took place in Cracow (Poland) on the 14th and 15th of June, 2011. For more information, please read the workshop-report or download the abstract volume. For viewing some pictures, please visit the working group's page at "groups".

The 1st workshop of this working group was held in Sofia (Bulgaria) on May, 18th, 2010 at the Institute of Botany/Bulgarian Academy of Science. 
Program and summary can now be viewed online!

Workshop of the NECLIME working group on "fossil wood"

This was the first workshop of the working group, which took place from 5th to 8th of June 2013. It was organized by Jakub Sakala and Vladimir Gryc at the Department of Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology of Mendel University (Brno, Czech Republic). Find more information about the schedule in the 1st circular. Details about the presentations and the discussion is summarized in the working group's report.

Taxonomy of the Neogene macrobotanical record of Eurasia

1st meeting of this working group was in Budapest (Hungary)at the Natural History Museum, on the 24th of May, 2011 organized by Boglárka Erdei and Torsten Utescher.  
Program and report are available for download.
1st pre-meeting of the working group of taxnomy of macrobotanical records of Eurasia (Frankfurt/Germany, 17th of March 2010).
Program and summary of the discussion

Digital data on plant distribution

The 4th workshop was organized at the Unité de Modélisation du Climat et des Cycles Biogéochimiques, Université de Liège (Belgium) from May 30th to 31st, 2017. Get further details within the 1st circular, the 2nd circular and the 3rd circular.
A report and summery of the discussion will follow soon.

The 3rd workshop took place in Stratton Audley (Oxfordshire, UK) from the 20th to 22nd of November, 2015.
Main focus of the discussion was the role of CO2 on paleoclimatic reconstructions.
The outline and report of the workshop can be downloaded here, and more details can be found at the working group's page at "groups".

The 2nd workshop was held on the 15th of Dezember 2012 in Stratton Audley (Oxfordshire, UK).
First information is online at the working group's subsection at "groups".

The 1st meeting and workshop of this NECLIME group was on January 13th, 2010, in Frankfurt (Germany).
summary of the discussion

Detailed and high-resolution records

In the first workshop, which has taken place from the 11th to the 13th of April, 2011, at the Natural History Museum Vienna, the group was introduced into MATLAB by Martin H. Trauth (University of Podsdam).

Past NECLIME associated meetings/symposia

International Symposium, Dresden, April 2015

This sympsoium was held in Dresden (Germany) between the 2nd and 6th of April, 2016, and follows the progress on creating a project to study the history of the Yunnan biodiversity hotspot as a NECLIME-associated international large project.  The symposium was hosted and organized by Lutz Kunzmann and colleagues with great engagement, and obtained financial support from Dresden Technical University and Senckenberg which is gratefully acknowledged.
Find more details here.

Sino-German sympsium "The Yunnan Biodiversity Hotspot", Kunming, August 2015

This symposia was held in Kunming (Yunnan, China) in August 2015 in order to discuss the outline for a NECLIME-associated international project named "The Yunnan Biodiversity Hotspot – its history and future threats". It was funded by the Sino-German Center (GZ1200) and kindly organized by our members Zhou Zhe-Kun and Volker Mosbrugger.
Project outline and discussion reports are available here,