NECLIME working group on plant macrofossils
Coordination: Boglárka Erdei, Torsten Utescher
The NECLIME working group on plant macrofossils was established to promote nearest
living relative approaches for environmental reconstructions through discussing
the latest results in the fields of plant taxonomy and identification
of fossil leaves, seeds and fruits. Therefore, this working group focuses
on newly established fossil species of interest to NECLIME, and the identification
of their most appropriate nearest living relatives. Taphonomic processes
in leaves, fruits and seeds are also of great interest due to their influence
on the plant fossil record.
Furthermore, various paleoclimatic techniques applied on leaves (e.g. CLAMP and Coexistence Approach) are compared in details to analyze fundamental and methodological differences, strengths and weaknesses, and their potential impact on large-scale reconstructions.
Another emphasis lies on the further development of the Whole Plant Concept in close co-operation with the NECLIME working group on palynology.
Information on forthcoming events will be announced at Workshops
Past workshops and reports
4th workshop, Sofia (Bulgaria), 2018 - Report
3rd workshop, Brno (Czech Republic), 2017
2nd workshop, Sofia (Bulgaria), 2012 - Report
1st workshop, Budapest (Hungary), 2011 - Report
1st pre-meeting, Frankfurt (Germany), 2010 - Report
Online picture database of the Palaeontology collection and Modern Cleared Leaves by University of California, Museum of Paleontology