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NECLIME meetings

NECLIME Annual Meeting 2017, Yerevan, Armenia, September 18th to 24th

The next NECLIME Annual Meeting in Yerevan (Armenia) ois organized by Ivan Gabrielyan, Astghik Papikyan and Angela Bruch at the Botanical Institute of the National Academy of Sciences in Yerevan, Armenia, from September 18 to 24, 2017. 
The Caucasus represents an important key area exemplifying the evolution of biodiversity and changes in
biogeographic patterns and was an important refuge area for “Tertiary” relics throughout the late Neogene and
Pleistocene cooling. Therefore, a 4-day-excursion is planned following the meeting visiting sites to see fossil and modern vegetation as well as cultural sights of Armenia.

The main scientific topics to be discussed are:
  • The environmental history of the Caucasus – flora, fauna, vegetation and climate
  • Plant biodiversity in time and space
  • Climate data from non-plant proxies: vertebrates, insects and geochemical proxies
  • Early human environment
  • Neogene climate evolution in Eurasia
Find more information about a possible NECLIME special issue linked to this meeting and the organization, topics, schedule and travel information for Yerevan and the field trip of the meeting in the 1st circular and 2nd circular and the 3rd circular.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Armenia!

NECLIME working group meeting/workshops

Joint meeting of the NECLIME working groups "Taxonomy of the macrobotanical records of Eurasia" and the "Taxonomy of Neogene Palynomorphs", Brno, Czech Republic, November, 16th-17th, 2017

After a successful workshop in Sofia, 2012, the two NECLIME working groups on the "Taxonomy of the Neogene macrobotanical records of Eurasia" and the "Taxonomy of Neogene palynomorphs" will hold their 2nd joint workshop at the Institute of Geological Sciences at the Masaryk University Brno (Czech Republic) on November, 16th-17th.
The organizing committee of Nela Doláková, Dimiter Ivanov, Boglárka Erdei, Torsten Utescher, Marianna Kováčová and Šárka Hladilová have proposed many preliminary topics, but additional ones can be proposed
  • The application of TLM/SEM on fossil spore/pollen flora as a specific focus
  • Improvement of the identification and taxonomy of palynomorph taxa with respect to vegetation reconstruction and climatic evaluation - new achievements and advances
  • Reference palynological, carpological and leaves collections – news and updates,
    online resources for identification
  • Taxonomic diversity throughout the Neogene (Cenozoic)
  • The Central European pollen and macro-remain recordsa – taxonomy and palaeoecology
  • Plant Functional Type (PFT) approach in Cenozoic vegetation reconstruction, its
    advantages and flaws. 
  • The Palaeoclimate database of NECLIME – recent advances of the working group on
    digital plant distribution
Furthermore, in the frame of the given regional focus we invite contributions on vegetation and climate dynamics, development of environments, and climate variability in time and space – e.g. vegetation reconstruction during the Mid-Miocene Climatic Optimum (MMCO) and Mid-Miocene Climatic Transition (MMCT).
More details on the venue, registration or travel information are available within the first circular.

Registration deadline is the 15th of September, 2017!
Please send the registration form attached to the 1st circular to Nela Doláková.

Past NECLIME meeting

NECLMIE meeting 2016, IOPC/IPC, Salvador, Brazil

NECLIME meeting 2016, Lucknow, India

NECLIME meeting 2015, Madrid, Spain

NECLIME meeting 2014, Izmir, Turkey

NECLIME meeting 2014, EPPC, Padova, Italy

NECLIME meeting 2013, St. Petersburg, Russia

NECLIME meeting 2012, Sofia, Bulgaria

NECLIME meeting 2012, IOPC/IPC, Tokyo, Japan

NECLIME meeting 2012, Nanjing, China

NECLIME meeting 2011, Bucharest, Romania

NECLIME meeting 2010, Kunming, China

NECLIME meeting 2010, EPPC, Budapest, Hungary

NECLIME meeting 2009, Izmir, Turkey

NECLIME meeting 2008, IOPC/IPC, Bonn, Germany

NECLIME meeting 2007, Bratislava, Slovakia

NECLIME meeting 2006, EPPC, Prague, Czech Republic

NECLIME meeting 2005, Sofia, Bulgaria

NECLIME meeting 2004, Iraklion, Greece

NECLIME meeting 2003, Blaubeuren, Germany

NECLIME meeting 2002, Crakow, Poland

NECLIME meeting 2001, Prague, Czech Republic

Past NECLIME working group meetings/workshops

Joint meeting of the NECLIME working groups "Taxonomy of the macrobotanical records of Eurasia" 

and the "Taxonomy of Neogene Palynomorphs"

The member of these 2 working groups meet from the 1st to 4th of October 2012 in Sofia (Bulgaria).
Find more information in the1st circular,  2nd circular and in the scientific program.
report of the discussion can be downloaded as well.

Workshop on taxonomy of Neogene palynomorphs

The 7th workshop took met at the 29th and 30th of November in Bratislava (Slovak Replublic) kindly organized again by our colleague Marianna Kováčová.
Topics include correlation between different regions in Europe, coal deposits as archives as well as updates of the nearest living relative lists. Next to presentations, round table discussions, a session for in depth discussion at the microscope is planned. Find more information within the first circular and the report of the workshop.

The 6th workshop was organized at the Polish Geological Institute in Warsaw (Poland) from November 26th to 27th, 2015 by Barbara Slodkowsa. More information is available in the  final program of the workshop, the book of abstracts and the summary of the discussion.

The 5th workshop was held directly following the NECLIME Annual Meeting 2014 in İzmir and took place from the 22nd to the 25th of October in Küthaya (Western Anatolia, Turkey). It was organized in Kütahya/Dumlupınar University by Serkan Akkiraz, including field trips to the Seyitömer and Tunçbilek subbasins and Küthaya. Find a summary of the discussion in the report of the workshop while more information about the organization and schedule is still available in the program and the 2nd circular.

The 4th workshop was kindly organized by Marianna Kováčová at the Department of Geology and Paleontology of the Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia). It took place from the 11th to 13th of June 2013.
Find more details about the scientific focus and the schedule in the 1st circular and the the 2nd circular.
The summery of the presentations and discussions of this workshop is now online.

The 2nd workshop took place in Cracow (Poland) on the 14th and 15th of June, 2011. For more information, please read the workshop-report or download the abstract volume. For viewing some pictures, please visit the working group's page at "groups".

The 1st workshop of this working group was held in Sofia (Bulgaria) on May, 18th, 2010 at the Institute of Botany/Bulgarian Academy of Science. 
Program and summary can now be viewed online!

Workshop of the NECLIME working group on "fossil wood"

This was the first workshop of the working group, which took place from 5th to 8th of June 2013. It was organized by Jakub Sakala and Vladimir Gryc at the Department of Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology of Mendel University (Brno, Czech Republic). Find more information about the schedule in the 1st circular. Details about the presentations and the discussion is summarized in the working group's report.

Taxonomy of the Neogene macrobotanical record of Eurasia

1st meeting of this working group was in Budapest (Hungary)at the Natural History Museum, on the 24th of May, 2011 organized by Boglárka Erdei and Torsten Utescher.  
Program and report are available for download.
1st pre-meeting of the working group of taxnomy of macrobotanical records of Eurasia (Frankfurt/Germany, 17th of March 2010).
Program and summary of the discussion

Digital data on plant distribution

The 4th workshop was organized at the Unité de Modélisation du Climat et des Cycles Biogéochimiques, Université de Liège (Belgium) from May 30th to 31st, 2017. Get further details within the 1st circular, the 2nd circular and the 3rd circular.
A report and summery of the discussion will follow soon.

The 3rd workshop took place in Stratton Audley (Oxfordshire, UK) from the 20th to 22nd of November, 2015.
Main focus of the discussion was the role of CO2 on paleoclimatic reconstructions.
The outline and report of the workshop can be downloaded here, and more details can be found at the working group's page at "groups".

The 2nd workshop was held on the 15th of Dezember 2012 in Stratton Audley (Oxfordshire, UK).
First information is online at the working group's subsection at "groups".

The 1st meeting and workshop of this NECLIME group was on January 13th, 2010, in Frankfurt (Germany).
summary of the discussion

Detailed and high-resolution records

In the first workshop, which has taken place from the 11th to the 13th of April, 2011, at the Natural History Museum Vienna, the group was introduced into MATLAB by Martin H. Trauth (University of Podsdam).

Past NECLIME associated meetings/symposia

International Symposium, Dresden, April 2015

This sympsoium was held in Dresden (Germany) between the 2nd and 6th of April, 2016, and follows the progress on creating a project to study the history of the Yunnan biodiversity hotspot as a NECLIME-associated international large project.  The symposium was hosted and organized by Lutz Kunzmann and colleagues with great engagement, and obtained financial support from Dresden Technical University and Senckenberg which is gratefully acknowledged.
Find more details here.

Sino-German sympsium "The Yunnan Biodiversity Hotspot", Kunming, August 2015

This symposia was held in Kunming (Yunnan, China) in August 2015 in order to discuss the outline for a NECLIME-associated international project named "The Yunnan Biodiversity Hotspot – its history and future threats". It was funded by the Sino-German Center (GZ1200) and kindly organized by our members Zhou Zhe-Kun and Volker Mosbrugger.
Project outline and discussion reports are available here,