Palaeobotany Specialist Group Meeting

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Palaeobotany Specialist Group - Autumn Meeting

9.00 Registration

9.25 Welcome by Dianne Edwards, President of the Linnean Society of London

Morning session – Chair: Margaret Collinson

9.30-9.55 HETEROSPORY: WHAT IS IT, WHO DOES IT, AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?, Richard Bateman (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew)

9.55-10.20 ON THE EVOLUTION AND DIVERSIFICATION PATTERNS OF EARLY VASCULAR PLANTS: WHAT DO THE ZOSTEROPHYLLOPSIDS TELL US?, Borja Cascales-Miñana (AMAP, Montpellier)

10.20-10.45 PLANT SYMBIOSES IN PALAEOZOIC-MESOZOIC TIMES, Christine Strullu-Derrien (Natural History Museum, London)

10.45-11.15 Tea/Coffee in the Library

11.15-11.40 CARBONIFEROUS AND PERMIAN PHYTOGEOGRAPHY OF NORTH CHINA, Sarah King (University of Birmingham)

11.40-12.05 DIGITAL INTERACTIONS WITH LYCOPOD CONE MORPHOLOGY, Andy Rees (University of Birmingham)

12.05-12.30 DEVONIAN LYCOPOD FORESTS IN SVALBARD, Chris Berry (Cardiff University)

12.30-14.00 Lunch (at venues outside the society)

Afternoon session – Chair: Richard Bateman

14.00-14.25 RECONSTRUCTING FOSSIL TREES FROM THE JURASSIC PURBECK FOREST OF SOUTHERN ENGLAND, Paul Kenrick (Natural History Museum, London)

14.25-14.50 NOVEL APPLICATION OF LASER SCANNING MICROSCOPY AND IMAGE ANALYSIS TO IMPROVING THE RESOLUTION OF THE FOSSIL RECORD OF WILDFIRE ACTIVITY, Claire M. Belcher (University of Exeter)

14.50-15.15 STICKY MOMENTS – UNDERSTANDING AMBER PRESERVATION THROUGH MODERN RESIN STUDIES, Leyla J. Seyfullah (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

15.15-15.45 Tea/Coffee in the Library

15.45-16.10 NOMEN NUGAS: THE CASE FOR LEGALISING JUNK TAXA, Barry Thomas (Aberystwyth University)

16.10-16.35 IS SOUTHERN AFRICA DIFFERENT? AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LEAF PHYSIOGNOMY AND CLIMATE IN SOUTHERN AFRICAN VEGETATION, David Steart (Natural History Museum, London)

16.35-16.45 THE EVOLUTIONARY RISE OF FORESTED ECOSYSTEMS AND ENHANCED CHEMICAL WEATHERING: QUANTITATIVE INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE CURRENT PARADIGM, Jenny Morris (University of Sheffield)

16.45-17.00 General discussion and close 

Attendance is free and open to anyone interested in palaeobotany and related fields.

Advance registration is not necessary. Meeting supported by the Linnean Society of London.

A social gathering has been arranged for after the meeting at the Blue Posts, 6 Bennet Street, St James, London SW1A 1RP. All welcome!

For further information, please contact Dr Peta Hayes, Department of Palaeontology, 
The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK. p.hayes@nhm.ac.uk

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