11th European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference

11th European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference

The 11th European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference was held 19-22 June at the Swedish Natural History Museum and Stockholm University. Over the course of the conference, over 170 oral presentations and over 60 poster presentations were given, as well as 2 pre-conference workshops. The first plenary talk of the conference was given by Prof. Vivi Vajda, Prof. Steve McLoughlin and Dr. Olena Shevchuk on the war in Ukraine and its impact on palaeobotany, palynology, natural history collections and museums. The final plenary talk was given by Prof. Catarina Ryan on the diversity, pollination and survival of the Gnetales. Two members of the plant-climate interaction group were participants at the conference: Prof. Jennifer McElwain hosted a pre-conference workshop and gave the second plenary talk on using palaeotraits to map ecosystem function and Earth system processes in the deep past, and Bea Jackson had a poster presentation on reconstructing atmospheric CO2 concentrations during the Devonian using Sawdonia fossils.

The 11th European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference Abstracts, Program and Proceedings Volume is available here.

Prof. Jennifer McElwain Gives Plenary Talk at EPPC 2022