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NECLIME at the XV. IPC / XI. IOPC Prague, (Czech Republic) 12th to 19th of September, 2020

Many NECLIME members will be present and the upcoming meeting of the XV International Palynological Congress XI International Organization of Palaeobotany Conference (IPC/IOPC) in Prague, Czech Republic, in September, 2020. The registarion is finally open and deadline for early registration and abstract submission is set for March, 31st, 2020.
Like in the last international/European meetings of paleobotany, NECLIME is proud to contribute again with two special scientific sessions

T02 Cenozoic continental climate and vegetation patterns on both sides of the North Pacific – an open NECLIME symposium (convenors: Torsten Utescher, Yusheng (Christopher) Liu, Cheng Quan & Atsushi Yabe)

Q01 A global view on Early Pleistocene Climate and Vegetation dynamics (Yul Altolaguirre, Angela A. Bruch & Kale Sniderman)

We would be happy to see many contribution of NECLIME to these sessions.To register, please go to their homepage and submit your registration/abstract at the official IPC/IOPC webpage.
Furthermore, we plan to have an informal NECLIME evening during the conference, to have the oppertunity to socialize, as we did in Dublin two years ago. We will inform everyone as soon as we decided on a date and place to meet.

4th NECLIME Asian Meeting, Matsudo/Chiba (Japan), Late May - Early June (preliminary date), 2021

The 4th NECLIME Asian Meeting will take place at the Faculty of Horticulture Chiba University and is scheduled for May to early June, 2021. We are very thankful to Arata Momohara who will be our local host.
Field trips will be offered to visit Mt. Takao (mixed forest of Fagus japonica, Cyclobalanopsis, Abies, and Tsuga), the latest Pliocene Metasequoia fossil forest in west Tokyo, the Fagus crenata forest in heavy snow areas and the early Pleistocene Uonuma Group of south Niigata.
More updates will follow!

20th NECLIME Annual Meeting, Tbilisi (Georgia), September 20th to 22nd (preliminary date), 2021

The NECLIME annual meeting will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia; preliminary dates are the 20th to the 22nd of Septemeber, 2021. The scientific meeting will be held at the Georgian National Museum, wheree Eliso Kvavadze will be our local host - big thanks to her for this kind invitation!
A 3-4 day post meeting excursion is anticipated to visit Western Georgia on an altitudinal transect from the lowland Colchis to montane Abies nordmanniana forests.

NECLIME working group meeting/workshops

Workshops are currently in planning!

Past NECLIME meeting

NECLIME meeting 2019, St.Petersburg, Russia

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

For the 10th workshop, the NECLIME palynologist met at Weimar (Germany) from June 17th to 20th, 2019 at the Senckenberg Research station of Quaternary Palaeontology, hosted by Martina Stebich.
The workshop included vairous presentations on the Cenozoic such as palynology of brown coals in China,  cyclic vegetation changes in the middle Miocene of the Central Paratethys, a topical focus on Pleistocene to Holocene records spanning a region from Southern Spain, via the Balkans (Dimiter Ivanov and Maria Lazarova) to Lake Sevan in Armenia (Narine Hayrapetyan et al.) as well as sessions on the microscopes. Please find information in the 1st circular and the report in the NECLIME Newsletter 2019.

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,