The International Organisation of Palaeobotany promotes international co-operation in the study of all types of plant fossils. We achieved this through the publication of an informative newsletter and organisation of international conferences considering all aspects of palaeobotany. Organisational activities also include collaboration with numerous other international bodies to ensure the continued scientific development of palaeobotany and its further integration within related fields.


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ICP/IOPC X 2012 - Group Photo


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Full information about the IPC/IOPC 2012 is available at http://www.psj3.org/IPC_IOPC_2012/.

4th International Palaeontological Congress

On behalf of the Organizing Committee we cordially invite you to attend the 4th International Palaeontological Congress, to be held in Mendoza, Argentina, from September 28 to October 3, 2014, hosted by the Centro Científico Tecnológico CONICET Mendoza and partner organizations.

The International Palaeontological Congress (IPC) is a global meeting devoted to Palaeontology throughout the world. It convenes every four years under the aegis of the International Palaeontological Association. Following three previous editions in Sydney (2002), Beijing (2006) and London (2010), it will now come to the American continent for the first time. The 4th IPC will explore the courses Palaeontology may take as the 21st century ushers in profound and long lasting technological changes.


Website: http://www.ipc4mendoza2014.org.ar/

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Online Cuticle Database

Researchers at Northwestern University, The Field Museum, the Florida Museum of Natural History, and Pennsylvania State University have just released a publicly available version of The Cuticle Database, and they would like to announce this to the greater palaeobotanical community.  This database is a collection of images (with metadata) taken of the epidermal surface of modern plants, prepared from vouchered herbarium specimens.  As such, The Cuticle Database represents a unique resource for palaeobotany, and it it hope of great use. URL: http://cuticledb.eesi.psu.edu/


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