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NECLIME working group on palynology

Coordination: Dimiter Ivanov

The aim of the NECLIME working group on palynology is to reflect on the applicability of palynological data as a basis of paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental analysis. A main focus lies on the identification of nearest living relatives (NLRs) to fossil morpho-species using in-depth comparison of light microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy as well as on updating taxa lists considering changes in plant systematics. In addition, the working group on palynology discusses issues on taphonomy, pollen preservation and ambiguous taxa and their impact on a palynological assemblage to overcome biases in the environmental and climatic interpretation. Another focus of the working group is non-pollen palynomorphs and their paleoenvironmental implications.

As one of the major results of this working group, the list of NLRs has been updated including new additions described in the Atlas of Pollen and Spores of the Polish Neogene Vol. 1-3 by Stuchlik et al. (Eds.) and their interpretation in terms of NLRs.

Forthcoming meeting

11. NECLIME workshop on taxonomy of the Neogene palynomorphs
This workshop is going to take place from May, 24-26, 2022, in Bratislava (Slovakia) and will combine scientific presentation with discussions of palynological slides and images. More information is available in the first circular.
To register, please send an email to the Marianna Kováčová before April, 4, 2022.

Past workshops and reports

10. workshop, Weimar (Germany), 2019 - Report
9. workshop, Sofia (Bulgaria), 2018 [report] - Report
8. workshop, Brno (Czech Republic), 2017
7. workshop, Bratislava (Slovakia), 2016 - Report
6. workshop, Warsaw (Poland), 2015 - Report
5. workshop, Kütahya (Turkey), 2014 - Report , Palaeoflora update
4. workshop, Bratislava (Slovakia), 2013 - Report
3. workshop, Sofia (Bulgaria), 2012 - Report
2. workshop, Cracow (Poland), 2011 - Report
1. workshop, Sofia (Bulgaria), 2010 - Report

Photos of past workshops here

Useful links

European Pollen Database
The European Pollen Database aims at storing and developing a relational database containing data and metadata of fossil and modern pollen records from natural archives collected on or near the Eurasian continent.

Palynological Database, including LM, TEM and SEM images from recent and fossil pollen.

New Zealand fossil spores and pollen catalog
This web-based catalogue presents an entry for each of the approximately 830 species of fossil spore or pollen from the New Zealand region that is recorded in the scientific literature.

The Global Pollen Project
Browse the dynamic and ever expanding reference collection of the Global Pollen Project. Individual reference collections and identified material are combined into an always up-to-date botanical taxonomy.

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