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Scientific programme


Meeting theme: Palaeozoic palynology in space and time


A. Palaeozoic marine microplankton
Contributions are welcome on any aspect of marine microplankton, including acritarchs, prasinophycean algae and associated forms.

B. Palaeozoic spores and pollen
Contributions are welcome on any aspect of spores and pollen, including cryptospores, microspores and megaspores.

C. Chitinozoans, dinoflagellates and scolecodonts
Contributions are welcome on any aspect of chitinozoan, dinoflagellate and scolecodont research, including taxonomy, biostratigraphy, palaeoenvironments, palaeoecology and palaeogeography.

D. Open presentations
Contributions will be welcome on all aspects of Palaeozoic palynology, including non-marine microplankton, kerogen studies, organic palynofacies, palaeoecology, palaeoenvironments, palaeogeography, taphonomy and taxonomy.


Presentations from students as talks or posters are most welcome on any aspect of Palaeozoic palynology and will be placed in the appropriate session.


Permian of Oman and adjacent areas (sponsored by Petroleum Development Oman)

Chairman: Mike Stephenson, British Geological Survey, UK (probably Tuesday, 5th September)




Meetings of CIMP subcommissions:


Meetings of CIMP subcommissions will be every day after scientific programme.



General CIMP administrative session:


General CIMP administrative session will be the last afternoon.





During the C.I.M.P. one special session and/or workshop will be focussed on aspects of the IGCP 499:
Devonian land-sea interaction: evolution of ecosystems and climate

Goals and other aspects of this project will introduced by Dr. P. Königshof