Linnean Society Palynology Specialist Group

November 17, 2015

Posted on behalf of Barry Lomax
Linnean Society Palynology Specialist Group meeting
Linnean Society of London
Tuesday 24 November 2015

Provisional program

10:30 – 11:00 Barry Thomas (Aberystwyth University). Ecological interpretations of Asturian and Cantabrian lycophyte microspore floras of the Variscan Foreland and the Appalachian Province of the Central Coalfields of the U.S.A

11:00 – 11:30 Adele Julier (Open University). Can FTIR spectroscopy be used to identify grass pollen?

Morning Coffee 11:30-12:00

12:00 – 12:30 Katrina Bakker (York University). Spore particles: new materials applications.

Lunch 12:30-14:00

14:00 – 14:30 Viktória Baranyi1 (Oslo Universiy). Morphology and wall-ultrastructure of Froelichsporites traversei, an enigmatic sporomorph from the Late Triassic in North America.

14:30 – 15:00 Hannah Banks (Royal Botanic Gardens Kew). Functional and phylogenetically useful structures in Caesalpinioid legume pollen.

15:00 – 15:30 Sam Slater (Sheffield University). A quantitative analysis of Middle Jurassic vegetation dynamics based on dispersed spore/pollen assemblages from the Ravenscar Group, North Yorkshire, UK.

Afternoon tea 15:30 – 16:00

16:00 – 16:30 Alex Askew (Sheffield University). A palynological investigation of the Middle Devonian of northern Spain: hunting for the Kačák event.

16:30 – 17:00 Phil Jardine (Open University). A new use for old pollen: reconstructing past solar irradiance using pollen chemistry.

Wine reception

To register please contact Barry Lomax (Group secretary)

The Palynology Specialist Group Meeting

November 6, 2014

Linnean Society of LondonThe Palynology Specialist Group Meeting
13th November 2014
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BF, UK


Phillip Jardine 10:30 – 10:55
Recovering sporopollenin chemical information from processed palynological samples

Luke Mander 10:55 – 11:20
On the taxonomic resolution of pollen and spore records of Earth’s vegetation.

Hugh Dickinson 11:20 – 11:45
Asymmetry in pollen mitosis 1; how does it work and is it important

Mark Grosvenor 11:45 – 12:10
Human-landscape interactions during the Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in Cumbria

Guy Harrington 12:10 – 12:35
The fate of pollen in soils in the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM): The terrestrial response to global warming

– Lunch (not provided) at various locations around Burlington House –

Barry Lomax 14:00 — 14:25
Episodic perturbations of end Permian atmosphere recorded in plant spore chemistry

Matthew Pound 14:25 – 14:50
Global vegetation record indicates no atmospheric pCO2 decline at the Eocene-Oligocene transition

Peter Mark 14:50 – 15:15
The effect of heat stress on wheat pollen development: a multi-faceted approach to a better understanding of a potentially serious issue

Sam Salter 15:15 – 1540
Micro vs. Mega: A quantitative comparison of dispersed spores/pollen and plant megafossil assemblages from a Middle Jurassic plant bed from Yorkshire, UK.

– Tea in Linnean Society Library –

Carina Hoorn 16:00 — 16:25
Evidence of past marine conditions in Amazonia

Wes Fraser 16:25 – 16:50
Towards a unified cross-taxa sporopollenin composition

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