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3rd circulat of the NECLIME Annual Meeting in Yerewan (Armenia), 18th to 24th of September, 2017

The 3rd circular of our NECLIME Annual Meeting contains information on the general program of the meeting and the field trip and about getting around in Yerewan. This includes airport pick up, so don't forget to inform the organizers Ivan Gabrielyan or Angela Bruch about your arrival time.
We are looking forward to seeing you all in Armenia!

Report of the 4th workshop on "Digital data on plant distribution", Liège, May 2017

At the 4th NECLIME Workshop on Digital Plant Distribution, fourteen scientists from 5 countries met to a very productive meeting in Liège, from May 30th to 31st, 2017. Please find the summary of the discussion within the report of the workshop.
Further, we are very grateful to the Past Earth Network (PEN; http://www.pastearth.net) for the financial support allowing us to cover the expenses of six participants and thank Edward Yorke (PEN) for his kind assistance.

2nd circular of the NECLIME Annual Meeting in Yerewan (Armenia), 18th to 24th September, 2017

The 2nd circular of our NECLIME Annual Meeting is now available! This year, we are going to meet at the Botanical Institute of the National Academy of Sciences in Yerevan, Armenia, from September 18 to 24. A two-day meeting is followed by a four-day field trip to unique modern vegetation transects of the Caucasus as well as historical sites of Armenia. 
The 2nd circular contains important information for your travel arrangements, possibility for visas, transportation in Yerewan as well as hotel reservations. Further details about the meeting's schedule and key notes are also summerized. Don't hesitate to contact the organizers for more information!

3rd circular of the workshop on "Digital data on plant distribution", Liége, 30th-31st May, 2017

The NECLIME working group on "Digital data on plant distribution" is meeting soon in Liége (Belgium) to discuss
  • Quantification of climate requirements of plant taxa using digital data on plant distribution
  • Setting up a NECLIME standard for the generation of climate data sets based on digital resources
  • Additional sensitive climate variables in palaeoclimate reconstruction
  • The role of CO2 in triggering climatic requirements of plants
 Please find details on the schedule as well as travel information within the 3rd circular!

1st circular of the joint workshop on Taxonomy of macrobotany and palynomophs, Brno (Czech), Nov., 2017

On November, 16th-17th, the two NECLIME working groups on the "Taxonomy on 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). The organizing committee of Nela Doláková, Dimiter Ivanov, Boglárka Erdei, Torsten Utescher, Marianna Kováčová and Šárka Hladilová have proposed many preliminary topics
  • 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.

Deadline extension of the NECLIME Annual Meeting in Yerewan (Armenia), 18th to 24th September, 2017

The registration deadline of this year's NECLIME Annual Meeting is extended now until May, the 7th!, 2017
The scientific topics 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
Additionally, the post-conference field trip offers an outstanding oppertunity to visit the natural and cultural heritage of Armenia. You can find more information within the first circular.

To register, please fill out the registration form and send it together with your abstract to Ivan Gabrielyan.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the organizers.

2nd circular of the workshop on "Digital data on plant distribution", Liége (Belgium), May, 2017

The 2nd circular of this NELCIME workshop in Liège, Belgium, from May 30th to 31st, 2017, is now available.
Useful travel information about hotels and transportation was summerized by the organizers and more information about the schedule and the topics, which will be discussed, is included.

4th NECLIME workshop on "Digital data on plant distribution", Liège (Belgium), May, 2017

The next workshop of this NECLIME working group will be organized by Louis François, Alexandra Henrot, Angela Bruch, and Torsten Utescher at the Unité de Modélisation du Climat et des Cycles Biogéochimiques, Université de Liège, Belgium, from May 30th to 31st, 2017.
The scientific topics are
  • Quantification of climate requirements of plant taxa using digital data on plant distribution
  • Setting up a NECLIME standard for the generation of climate data sets based on digital resources
  • Additional sensitive climate variables in palaeoclimate reconstruction
  • The role of CO2 in triggering climatic requirements of plants
Get further details within the first circular!
Please register for the workshop before February 15th by sending an email to Louis François.

NELCIME newsletter 2016

Download the NECLIME newsletter 2016 to remember all NECLIME related events of 2016 and enjoy the preview on our plans for 2017!
2016 was a successful year with our 17th Annual NECLIME meeting in Lucknow (India), which was NECLIME's 3rd gathering in Asia, next to NECLIME's contributions at the 14th IPC/10th IOCP in Salvador (Brazil). Addionally, NECLIME working groups were busy and 2016 and have already have further workshops planned for 2017.
In 2017, NECLIME Annual meeting will take place in a country, we have never met before - Armenia!  As the Caucasus represents an important refuge area for “Tertiary” relics throughout the late Neogene and Pleistocene cooling, it is an important key area exemplifying the evolution of biodiversity and changes in biogeographic patterns. We hope to see many of you there!

1st circular of the NECLIME Annual Meeting 2017, Yerevan (Armenia)

Next year's Annual Meeting is organized by Ivan Gabrielyan, Astghik Papikyan and Angela Bruch in Yerevan, Armenia, from the September 18th to the 24th. Following a 2-day-meeting, currently a 4-day-fiel trip is planned to visit geological sites and modern vegetation. Please, find more information about organization and schedule of the meeting itself within the first circular.
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
To register,

NECIME on ResearchGate

NECLIME is now on ReseachGate!
All NECLIME members shall be listed as collaborators of the ResearchGate project, so each member can easily interact within the network and share their newest projects and publications! We encourage all of you to participate in this project - and if you aren't yet listed as a collaborator, or have other problems with ResearchGate, please contact our webmaster Andrea Kern to add you.

NECLIME Annual Meeting 2016, Lucknow (India)

This year's annual NECLIME meeting was kindly organized by Verdana Prasad and colleagues at the Birbal Sahni Institute in Lucknow (India) from February 23rd to 27th and represents the 3rd gathering of NECLIME in Asia. More than 200 participants joined the meeting presenting their research on various topics covering paleobiogeography/biodiversity, climate/fauna,  paleoclimate reconstruction, coastal and marine records as wel as Quaternary climate and vegetation dynamics.
The report of the final is discussion is now online; more information can be found at the past "events" section at the meeting's webpage.

1st circular of the 7th workshop on Neogene palynomorph record in Bratislava, November 2016

The next meeting of this working group is going to take place in Bratislava (Slovak Republic) from the 29th- 30th of November, 2016, kindly organized by Marianna Kováčová.
Next to presentations and round table discussion, a special sessions is planned for microscopic work and in details discussions about pollen taxonomy and plant's nearest living relatives.
Find more information within the first circular or at the event section.
Make sure to register before October, 10th! registration form

Report on the 6th workshop of the NECLIME working group on "Neogene palynomorphs", Nov, 2015

Last year's workshop was organized by Barbara Slodkowska at the Polish Geological Survey from the 26th to 27th November in Warsaw (Poland). The results of their discussion is now available in their report as well as inside the book of abstracts. More details about the meeting's organization and location can also be found at the working group's at "groups".

NECLIME at the XIV IPC / X IOPC, 23rd - 28th October, 2016, Salvado, Brazil

As on previous big international paleobotany conferences, NECLIME members are again organizing several scientific symposia to discuss climatic related topics. Thus, we would like to draw your attention towards the following sessions:
  • SS8 – Evolution of biodiversity hotspots. Organizers: Tao Su & Torsten Utescher
  • SS12 – Mountains uplift and its impact on biodiversity. Organizers: Zhou Zhekun & Huang Yongjiang

  • SS13 – New approaches to understand the Neogene evolution of ecology and climate in the Neotropics. Organizers: Andrea K. Kern, Nelsa Cardoso & Carina Hoorn

  • SS32 – Vegetation dynamics and early human expansions (ROCEEH/NECLIME). Organizers: Angela A. Bruch & Natalia Rudaya

Find more information about these submission at "events".
Registration, abstract submission as well as details about the meeting itself can be found on their homepage: http://www.ipciopcbrazil.com/
Abstract submission is possible at this hompage in between February, 19th, and April, 14th, 2016.

NECLIME Newsletter 2015

The NECLIME Newsletter 2015 is now online!
It contains a detailed report of our last Annual Meeting in Madrid as well as information about all upcoming events, meetings and initiatives. Additionally, few remarks are given in publications and database update.

Information on the Sino-German Symposium in Kunming, August 2015

This symposium funded by the Sino-German Center took place from the 4th to the 10th of August in Kunming, kindly organized my Zhou Zhe-Kun and Volker Mosbrugger. Its main goal was the initiation of a project on "The Yunnan Biodiversity Hotspot – its history and future threats", which will be closely linked to NECLIME.
Please read the discussion and results withing the report of the symposium and its page on "events".

Report of the working group meeting on "Digital Data on Plant Distribution" in Stratton Audley, 2014

This workshop was held in Statton Audley (Oxfordshire, UK), in November 2014, to discuss the role of CO2 in paleoclimatic reconstructions. Please find the outline and results of the disscusion within the working group report and its own page at "groups".

Program of the upcoming workshop on Neogene palynomorphs in Warsaw 

The NECLIME working group on Neogene palynomorphs is going to meet soon for their 6th workshop at the Polish Geological Institute in Warsaw (the 26th and 27th of November).
Now the workshop's final program is available for download!

2nd circular of the 3rd Asian NECLIME Meeting in Lucknow, India

This is the third time NECLIME meets in Asia and it also represents the NECLIME Annual Meeting of 2016. It will take place on February 23rd to 24th in Lucknow (Uttnar Pradesh, India), followed by a 2-day field trip to the Pleistocene and Holocene around Lucknow, including archaeological sites, on February 26th and 27th.
The 2nd circular is now contains an update in the schedule as well as all information about registration and abstract submission.
Please insure to submit in your abstracts not later than November 30th by sending email to bsip.neclim"at"gmail.com

3rd circular of the NECLIME Annual Meeting in Madrid (4th to 17th of October)

The 3rd circular of the upcoming NECLIME Annual meeting is now available for download.
It is the 16th Annual NECLIME Meeting, which is going to be held at the Geominero Museum at the Geological Survey of Spain (Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, kindly organized by Eduardo Barrón and María F. Val.
The ciruclar contains the schedule of the meeting as well as details about the venue and presentations.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Madrid!

Deadline extensions 

The registration deadline for the next workshop of the NECLIME working group on "Neogene palynomorphs" held in Warsaw (Poland) from November 26th to 27th, is extended until October, 15th, 2015!
Abstracts have to be submitted until October 31st.
If you want to attend, please send a message to Torsten Utescher or Barbara Słodkowska.

Additionally, the registration deadline for the upcoming 3rd Asian NECLIME meeting is extended!
This going to take place on the 23rd to 24th of February, 2016, at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) in Lucknow, northern India.
Registration is open until September, 25th, 2015 -  a later registration is not possible, as visa have to be issued for this trip. Abstract deadline here is still November, 30th, 2015.
Registration details can be found within the 1st circular.

6th workshop of the NECLIME working group on "Neogene palynomorphs"

The next meeting of the NECLIME working group on "taxonomy of the Neogene palynomorph record" is going to take place in Warsaw (Poland) from November 26th to 27th, 2015.
Preliminary topics proposed are
  • The application of TLM/SEM on fossil pollen flora as a specific focus (especially in the North Sea, Central and Eastern Paratethys region)
  • The Central European pollen record – taxonomy, palaeoecology and possible correlation with the Eastern Paratethys and Mediterranean
  • The brown coal sections in Poland as a model for vegetation dynamics in the Cenozoic and possible high resolving palynological studies including analyzes of short-term climate and vegetation dynamics.
  • The Polish Atlas of Neogene Palynomorphs – what´s next?
  • Non-pollen palynomorphs in Neogene sediments
Additional topics can still be suggested. More information is available in the 1st circular.
Please note, there is a new version of the 1st circular with an important update of regarding the bank account data!
If you want to attend, please register until August, 31st, 2015, by sending a message to Torsten Utescher or Barbara Słodkowska.

Deadline of the NECLIME Annual Meeting registration

This week is the last chance to register for a presentation at the NECLIME Annual Meeting (14th to 17th of October, Madrid, Spain).
Please find more details about the topics, regisration, the venue, accommodations or the prelimnary schedule within the 2nd circular!
Abstract submission is open until May, 30th, 2015.

Workshop on fossil wood

The 2nd workshop of the NECLIME working group on fossil wood in Wrocław (Poland) is postponed to 2016. Details will be communicated at the NECLIME Annual Meeting in Madrid (October) and a second circular will be send out later in the year.
We are sorry for any inconvenience.

1st circular of the 3rd Asian NECLIME meeting in Lucknow (India), February 2016

The 1st NECLIME meeting in India is going to take place on the 23rd to 24th of February 2016 at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) in Lucknow, northern India. Proposed topics are:
  • Biotic and geochemical signals of deep-time global warming
    • Quantitative reconstruction of early Paleogene warming events in low and high latitudinal regions
    • Quantitative reconstruction of Mio-Pliocene climate changes and related climate modelling approaches utilizing fossil data with modern techniques in geochronology, stable isotopes
    • Ecosystem response to major tectonic and climatic changes 
  • Biodiversity during Paleogene and Neogene times
    • Biodiversity hotspots in the Himalayas, and lowland tropical regions of India and SE Asia
    • Molecular phylogeny of extant biota in the context of tectonic history, paleobiogeographic patterns and climate change
    • Plant succession pattern and environmental gradients in tropical and subtropical biomes 
  • Neogene and Quaternary climate reconstruction
    • Climate reconstruction of Neogene and Quaternary successions of the Himalayas and adjacent low land areas
    • Mangrove pollen records and sea-level changes
    • Neogene linkages between climate variability, atmospheric CO2 and ocean gateways
    • Climate-culture relationship during the Quaternary period
  • General NECLIME topics
More details about a possible post-conference field trip, the registration and the history of Lucknow and BSIP can be found in the first circular.
Registration deadline is August, 30th, 2015 (form is attached to the first circular).

Latest Palaeoflora Update for pollen

After the release of the 4th Volume of the Atlas of Pollen and Spores of the Polish Neogene (L. Stuchlik, ed.), the NECLIME working group on "Taxonomy on Neogene Palynomorphs" summerized a table including more than 150 updates of the nearest living relatives of fossil morpho-taxa.
This table is now available for download.
Please consider these updates for all future paleoclimate reconstructions using the Coexistence Approach!

Report of the 5th workshop on Taxonomy on Neogene Palynomorphs in Küthaya

This workshop was held from October 23th to 24th 2014 in Küthaya (Turkey), hosted by M. Serkan Akkiraz, was held at the Engineering Faculty, Dumlupınar University. A detailed summery of the presentations, the round table discussion, the field trip and pictures from both days are part of the report.
Preparations for the next meeting of the working group in 2015 are in progress; it is going to be in Warsaw (Poland) during autumn 2015 and will be organized by our colleague Barbara Slodkowska.

16th NECLIME Annual Meeting 2015 in Madrid, 2nd circular

The second circular of this years NECLIME Annual Meeting (14th to 17th of October, Madrid, Spain) is now available online.
The selection of Spain for this meeting is a good opportunity to learn about the evolution of climate and vegetation on the Iberian Peninsula through the Cenozoic, as well as to improve our knowledge about the origin of the Mediterranean landscapes and their palaeodiversity during this period.
Please find more details about the topics, regisration, the venue, accommodations or the prelimnary schedule within the 2nd circular!
Abstract submission is open until May, 30th, 2015.

1st circular of the NECLIME Annual Meeting 2015 in Madrid

The 16th Annual NECLIME Meeting is going to be held at the Geominero Museum at the Geological Survey of Spain (Instituto Geológico y Minero de España) in Madrid (Spain). The date is set to October 14th–17th, 2015, and the meeting will be kindly organized by María F. Valle (Salamanca University) and Eduardo Barrón (Geological Survey of Spain).
Please find more information about the proposed topics, field trips, fee and the organization of the meeting inside the first circular or at the NECLIME event section.
To register, please fill out and return the pre-registration form attached to the circular before 31th January,
2015! Short papers or abstracts can be submitted until 30th April, 2015.

NECLIME Newsletter 2014

The NECLIME Newsletter of the year 2014 is now available for download!
It contains the report of the NECLIME Annual Meeting in Izmir, a summary of all forthcoming NECLIME activities, information about updates in the Paleoflora database and more!

2nd workshop of NECLIME working group on "fossil wood", 24th-25th of June, 2015, Wrocław (Poland) 

This is the first announcement of the second gathering of the NELCIME group on fossil wood. After a successful workhop 2013 in Brno, this workshop is organized by Elźbieta Myśkow at the University of Wrocław during the 24th-25th of June next year again.
Please find more info 1st circular!

Program of the workshop on "Taxonomy on Neogene Palynomorphs" in Küthaya, Turkey (22th-25th of October; 2014)

Our upcoming NECLIME Annual Meeting in İzmir (October, 19th to 22nd) is directly followed by the meeting of our working group on Neogene palynomorphs. This workshop is going to take place in Küthaya from the 22nd to the 25th of October.
The program is now available for download!

Field guide for the EPPC excursion on Neogene-Quaternary localities

For those, who took part in the EPPC post-field excursion "The late Cenozoic of Romagna, Tuscany and Umbria" by Adele Bertini, Nicoletta Buratti and Edoardo Martinetto, and those, you are interested in this area, part of the field guide is now published in the Alpine and Mediterranean Quaternay (27, 29-72). It focuses on the two outstanding localities Dunarobba and Pietrafitta (Plio-Pleistocene).
 It is free for download, either at the AMQ homepage or from the NECLIME page.
Thanks to Edoardo for sharing!

Scientific program of the NECLIME Annual Meeting in İzmir

The scientific program of the 15th NECLIME Annual Meeting in İzmir, Turkey, from October, 19th to 22nd, is now available for download!
If you have any remaining questions pr problems, don't hesitate to contact one of the organizers.
We are looking forward to seeing many of you in İzmir!

2nd circular of the 15th NECLIME Annual Meeting in İzmir (October, 19th to 22nd)

The 2nd circular of the 15th NECLIME Annual Meeting contains a preliminary schedule, a detailed information about the core topics, as well as travel information.

Deadline for the registration and abstract submission is June, 15th, 2014
To register, please send an e-mail to Mine Sezgül Kayseri-Özer (mskayseri"at"gmail.com)

2nd circular of the workshop on "Taxonomy on Neogene Palynomorphs" in Küthaya, Turkey

The second circular of this upcoming workshop in Küthaya from the 22nd to the 25th of October, 2014, is now available. Proposed topics are
  • The application of TLM/SEM on the Turkish flora focusing especially on Fagaceae an tricolporate pollen and the comparison with the European and Paratethysrealm
  • Modern oaks in the Caucasus and their pollen morphology
  • Short term climate and vegetation dynamics in the Neogene of Western Anatolia
    Potential of local strata for possible comparison with coeval European records
  • Taxodioids of the Anatolian Miocene peat forming vegetation, evidence from marco and micro floral records
  • Opening ot the landscape and possible comparison with European records
  • Neogene lacustrine systems in Western Anatolia
  •  Updates of Palaeoflora database: Morphotaxa and their NLR included in the volumes of the Atlas of Pollen and Spores of the Polnish Neogene (L. Stuchlik, ed.) 
For registration, please send an email to M. Serkan Akkiraz (sakkiraz73"at"gmail.com)
Deadline is June, 15th!

1st circular of the NECLIME Annual Meeting in İzmir and the connected workshop on Neogene Palynomorphs

Next year's NECLIME Annual Meeting is going to take place in İzmir, Turkey, from October, 19th to 22nd, 2014, followed by the 5th workshop of the working group on the "Taxonomy Neogene Palynomorphs" in Küthaya, Western Anatolia (22nd  to the 26th of October).
Two main topics are going to be discussed, biodiversity and regional records of Anatolia. We invite contributions focusing on
Biodiversity - changes in space and time
  • Diversity of plant biomes and faunistic associations
  • Diversity of plant functional types
  • Definition of suitable indices
The regional environmental records of Anatolia
  • Neogene stratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, and geometry of Neogene Basins
  • Neogene palaeogeography
  • Structural Geology, tectonic evolution, and palaeoelevation of the different structural units of Anatolia
  • Regional response of the biota (flora, fauna) on palaeogeographic changes and on global climate changes
To register, please send an e-mail to Mine Sezgül Kayseri-Özer (mskayseri"at"gmail.com)
Deadline for the registration is May, 30th, 2014
Deadline for the abstract submission is July, 31st.
More information, about the Annual meeting as well as the workshop, are available in the 1st circular.

NECLIME symposia at the EPPC 2014 in Padova

At the 9th European Palaeobotany Palynology Conference (26th- 31st August 2014, Padova, Italy), there are two symposia in association with NECLIME announced.
  • S25. Cenozoic vegetation quantification with models and proxy data (a NECLIME and ROCEEH contribution) Conveners: Louis François, Angela A. Bruch, Torsten Utescher
  • S26. Seasonal climate differences and their evolution through the Cenozoic of Eurasia (a NECLIME symposium) Conveners: Andrea K. Kern, Gonzalo Jimenez-Moreno, Wei-Ming Wang
Find a description about these scientific sessions and more information about the meeting itself at "events" or at the official homepage of the EPPC.

NECLIME Newsletter November 2013

A new newsletter for the NECLIME community is available now!
It contains a report about the Annual Meeting in St. Petersburg, including a possible NECLIME contribution to the laterst IPCC report/studies and details about the new NECLIME focus on the evolution of biodiversity hot spots, as well as information on the NECLIME joint volume in Palaeoworld and upcoming events (NECLIME Annual Meeting 2014 in Izmir; workshop of the working group on Neogene palynomorphs).

Report of the 14th NECLIME Annual Meeting in St. Petersburg

The organizers of this year's Annual Meeting now provided us the full program and abstract book available for download. Additionally, a report about the discussion at the meeting is inside the latest NECLIME Newsletter. A summery of the meeting including some pictures is now online at "events/past NECLIME meetings".

NECLIME special issue in PALAEOWORLD

In December, the final version of the newest NECLIME joint volume was finished. It is published in Palaeoworld (Vol. 22, Issue 3–4, pages 73–168) and was kindly managed by the guest editors Wang Wei-Ming and Zhou Zhe-Kun. In total, it contains 10 publications about "Neogene climate and environmental evolution in Eastern Eurasia" and can be found online at sciencedirect
Get more information about its contributions at "publications".

Report of the 4th workshop on Neogene palynomorphs in Bratislava

The report of this workshop is now available for download. It contains a summery of the different presentations, the discussion as well as new tables about the Nearest Living Relatives concepts of the Pinaceae, “Taxodiaceae” and the subfamily Tilioideae.

"Neogenius at work"

NECLIME is featured in the latest issue of the International Innovation, Europe's leading portal for scientific dissemination! We kindly thank Louis François for initiating this article to share NECLIME with a broader public! Please have a look at the nice article about our network and the interview of Louis François, Torsten Utescher and Angela Bruch (download here).

14th Annual Meeting in St. Petersburg

We want to thank the main organizers of the annual meeting in St. Petersburg for their great effort to make this meeting a please for all of us. The report will follow soon!
Until then, please enjoy the group picture!

Program for the annual meeting

The conference program of the 14th Annual NECLIME Meeting in St. Petersburg at the Komarov Botanical Institute in the beginning of October is now available.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the main organizers Svetlana Popova (svetlana.popova"at"binran.ru) or Torsten Utescher (utescher"at"geo.uni-bonn.de).
We are looking forward to seeing you in St. Petersburg!

Extented deadline for the annual meeting in St.Petersburg

Registration for the Annual NECLIME Meeting is still open! The meeting is going to take place in St.Petersburg (Russia) from the 1st to the 4th of October.
To register and submit an abstract, please download and fill out the abstract form and send it to Svetlana Popova (svetlana.popova"at"binran.ru). Please register as soon as possible, so that the organizer can prepare the documents needed for the Russian visa.
Find more details about the meeting in the 1st circular and 2nd circular.
Extented deadline now is the 10th of July.

Report of the 1st workshop of the working group in fossil wood   

The first workshop of the newest NECLIME working group took place in Brno (Czech Republic) from the 5th to the 8th of June. We thank Jakub Sakala and Vladimir Gryc for their excellent organisation!
Find more details and pictures about this meeting at "groups" "working group on fossil wood" and within the detailed report.

2nd circular for the workshop on Neogene palynomorphs in Bratislava

The 2nd circular for the next meeting of the NECLIME working group on the "Taxonomy of Neogene Palynomorphs" can now be found online.
We are looking forward for a productive and interesting time in Bratislava!

2nd circular of the NECLIME Annual Meeting in St. Petersburg

The second circular for the 14th NECLIME Annual meeting in St. Petersburg (Russia) is now available!
Please send a confirmation on itended participation and submission of preliminary title of your contribution to Svetlana Popova (svetlana.popova"at"binran.ru) until May 6th!
The organizers will then take care and provide all the necessary documents for each participant to apply for a Russian visa. Please find all the details about the visa in the circular.
Deadline abstract submission and registration is June, 15th.

Reference collctions

NECLIME recently started to collect information about accessible reference collections of recent and fossil plant material. Special interest lay on pollen and carpological collections because these are often not well represented in online catalogues. We specially thank Eduardo Martinetto for gathering detailed information about fruits and seeds collections!
So far, the list is short, but it can hopefully be expanded in the near future. If anyone wants to suggest a new reference collections for this list, please do not hesitate to contact us!
The list can be found at "data base".

1st circular for the next workshop "Neogene palynomorphs"

The first circular for the next workshop of the working group on the taxonomy of Neogene palynomorphs, held from the 11th to the 13th of June in Bratislava, is available for download!
Main topics are going to be:
  • Atlas of Pollen and Spores of the Polish Neogene, Vol. 4
  • Reference pollen and spores collections
  • Compilation of palynomorphs collections
  • Palynomorph taxa critical with respect to taxonomy, botanical affinity and climatic
    evaluation
  • Re-evalutation of Neogene palynomorph records using TEM/SEM in combination
For registration, please send an e-mail to the main organizer, Marianna Kováčová (kovacova"at"fns.uniba.sk), before 30th of April, 2013! Find more details in the 1st circular.

Updates for upcoming NECLIME working group workshops

In June, two NECLIME working groups are planning to meet!
First, there will be the 1st workshop of the new NECLIME working group on "fossil wood" from the 5th to 8th of June 2013 in Brno (Czech Republic).
Find more information about the schedule in the 1st circular.

Second, there will be the 4th workhop of the NECLIME working group "on Neogene palynomorphs", preliminary scheduled for the 11th - 13th of June, 2013, in Bratislava (Slovakia).
More information and the 1st circular will follow soon!

1st circular of the 14th NECLIME Annual Meeting 2013 in St. Petersburg

The NECLIME annual meeting will be held from the 1st to the 4th of October in St. Petersburg (Russia) at the Komarov Botanical Institute.
The Conference will focus on "Palaeoclimate and vegetation of Northern Eurasia"
Scientific topics of great interestes will be:
  •  Palaeovegetation and -climate evolution
    • of the high latitude
    • in Central Asia (key region Kasakhstan)
    • in Eastern Eurasia (key region Primorje and Northern China)
  • Quantifying Neogene climate evolution, including the Plio/Pleistocene transition
Deadline for registration and abstract submission: June 15, 2013!
Find more details about the meeting and possible field trips in the 1st circular and at our events page.

Extended submission for the NECLIME Special Issue in Palaeoworld 

On behalf of Wang Wei-Ming and Zhou Zhe-Kun, the deadline for submission of manuscripts for the NECLIME Special Issue in Palaeoworld was extenced until April, 30th, 2013.
Please use the Elsevier electronic submission system to upload your contribution at:
http://ees.elsevier.com/palwor/

Report of the Joint workshop of groups on the Taxonomy of macro- and Microbotanical records

The report of the Joint workshop of the working groups on the "Taxonomy of the Cenozoic macrobotanical record of Eurasia" and "On the Taxonomy of Neogene palynomorphs" is now available for download.
Further, the page of the Conference and the Joint workshop is now online at "events".

EGU symposium on climate during the expansion of early humans

A NECLIME-supported symposium on the climatic situation during the Pleistocene is organized by Angela Bruch at the General Assembly of the European Geological Union (EGU2013) in Vienna, Austria from the 7th to the 12th of April.  It is named: "Should I stay or should I go - the role of climate in early expansions of humans" (sponsored by PalAss); Convener: Finn Viehberg, Angela Bruch, Minoru Yoneda (SSP4.1)
Deadline for abstract submission is the 9th of January, 2013.

Joint publication in Palaeoworld

The online submission system for this joint special volume already set up at http://ees.elsevier.com/palwor/ - the temporary title is "Neogene climate and environmental evolution in Eastern Eurasia" (short issue titel: NECLIME in Eastern Eurasia). Guest-editors are Wang Wei-Ming and Zhou Zhe-kun.
Update: New deadline is the 30th of April, 2013.

Newsletter October 2012

For everyone who missed our last newsletter, it can be downloaded here. It contains a short report on the "European" annual meeting at the beginning of October in Sofia (Bulgaria) as well as a summery of forthcoming events and joint NECLIME publications.
For the meeting, workshop and field trip, our special thanks go to Dimiter Ivanow, Daria Ivanov, Vladimir Bozukov and colleagues from the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Institute.

Homepage Updates

Thanks to all the colleagues for sending me information to keep our webpage up-to-date!

2nd workshop of the NECLIME working group meeting "Digital data on plant distribution"

This is scheduled as an one day workshop on Dezember, 15th, 2012, in Stratton Audley (Oxfordshire, UK). Registration is possible until the 20th of October by writing an e-mail to Torsten Utescher (utescher"at"geo.uni-bonn.de).

2nd circular of the NECLIME conference in Sofia

The 2nd circular and in the scientific program for this meeting and workshop are now available online.
It starts the upcoming Monday 1st of October at the Conference Hall, Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (map within the 2nd circular).
We are looking forward to seeing you soon in Sofia!
 

Update of the NECLIME member list

The IPC/IOPC meeting in Tokyo led to some new members!
Welcome to NECLIME!
We are looking forward to further discussion and co-operation with you!

Report of the NECLIME meeting in Nanjing

The webmaster apologizes for the delayed upload this the report of the annual NECLIME meeting in Nanjing from the end of May. The program and abstract volume is now finally available for download. Addtional to the basic information, some pictures are online on the meetings page linked at past events in the "events" section.
We again thank all the organizers for the interesting meeting and the nice field trip.

2nd circular of the NECLIME meeting in Nanjing

This meeting is going to be beld in Nanjing (May 27th to 29th) at the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology.
The main topics, which are going to be dicussed, are as following:
  • Palaeoclimatic and palaeenvironmental evolution in the Neogene of Eastern Eurasia, interactions between climate, biosphere and palaeogeography
  • Variability and seasonality of precipitation, including monsoonal patterns and the aridification in Central Asia
  • Identification of palaeoaltitude from palaeobotanical records
  • Palaeoclimate and vegetation modeling
  • Floristic exchange between Europe and Asia
  • Stratigraphical concepts from E Eurasia
Find more information in the 2nd circular!

IPC/IOPC 2012 in Tokyo

The extended deadline has ended. All 4 NECLIME symposia are going to take place:
  • "Into the Icehouse" - climate and vegetation at the end of the Pliocene (Utescher & Bruch)
  • Quantifying Cenozoic vegetation - new developments in standardized approaches (Bruch, Vassio & Eder)
  • Himalaya uplift and climate and vegetation change in East Asia thoughout the Cenozoic (Zhou & Momohara)
  • Climatically-forced vegetation changes short-termed (Kern & Utescher)
Additionally there will be a meeting of all the NECLIME members, information will be send to everyone and posted here as well.
 

1st circular of the NECLIME Conference and Joint NECLIME workshop in Sofia

From the 1st to the 4th of October this year, a NECLIME Conference is going to take place in Sofia (Bulgaria), followed by a Joint Workshop of the NECLIME Working groups on Taxonomy of the Macrobotanical and Palynomorph Record.  Registration for both events is now open. Please use this registration form and send it to one of the two main organisers, Dimiter Ivanov (dimiter"at"bio.bas.bg) or Vladimir Bozukov (bzk"at"bio.bas.bg) before June, 15th, 2012.
Please find more details at "events" or download the 1st circular.

Extended registration deadline of for the NECLIME meeting in Nanjing

One of NECLIME's important eventss this year is going to take place in Nanjing, China, from May 27th to 29th. The registration deadline is now extended until the 15th of March.
To register, please send the registration form (attachted to the first circular) to Wei-Ming Wang (wmwang"at"nigpas.ac.cn) or Jian-Guo Li (jgli"at"nigpas.ac.cn).
Download the 1st circular.

Updates in publications and projects

Publication list of NECLIME related papers is constantly updated, so is the list of projects. If you want to submit your lates paper or information about your current climate-related project, please sent it to the webmaster (andrea.kern"at"smns-bw.de).

ChoroTree

ChoroTree is a database for the global distribution if trees and shrubs. On an user-friends webpage, information is collected and you be viewed as distribution maps. Check it out at: http://www.chorotree.uni-tuebingen.de/

Report of the annual NECLIME meeting 2011 in Bucharest

The abstract volume of our last annual meeting in Bucharest at the end of last September was published as a special issue of the Anuarul Institutului Geologic al Romȃniei Volume 77 and can now be downloaded from our hompepage. Find more information at the past NECLIME meetings section at "events" or read the NECLIME newsletter from November 2011.
Special thanks go to Stanila Iamandei, Valentin Paraschiv and co-workers for their dedication and hospitality!

Member list update and new working group

After each annual meeting, it's time to update and extent our member's list. Welcome to all new NECLIME members!!!
Also a new working group on fossil woods was formed following one of the scientific focuses of last meeting. Coordinators are Jakub Sakala, Olesya Bondarenko and Stanila Iamandei, who plan their first meeting in 2013.

Picture uploads

FInally some pictures from past meetings could be uploaded. Find some photos of the 10th annual NECLIME meeting in Izmir at the events/past NECLIME meetings section and pictues from the micro-taxonomy workshop in Cracow 2011 at the NECLIME working group's page at groups.

1st circular from the NECLIME meeting 2012 in Nanjing

The annual NECLIME meeting 2011 is over recently, and yet there is the 1st circular to the next one!  This is going to be the second NECLIME meeting in Asia, which will be kindly organised by Wei-Ming Wang in Nanjing, China at the 27th to 29th of May, 2012. The meeting will include two days of scientifc discussions and one day of excursion. The following topics will be the scientific focus
  • Palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironmental evolution in the Neogene of Eastern Eurasia - interactions between climate, biosphere and palaeogeography
  • Variability and seasonality of precipitation, including monsoonal patterns and the aridification of Central Asia
  • Identification of paleoaltitute from the palaeobotanical record
  • Palaeoclimate and vegetation modeling
  • Floristic exchange between Europe and Asia
  • Stratigraphical concepts in Eastern Eurasia
Download the first circular for more details
Registraction is already open - please find the registration form attachted to the first circular and send it to Wei-Ming Wang (wmwang"at"nigpas.ac.cn) or Jian-Guo Li (jgli"at"nigpas.ac.cn) until January, 31st, 2012.

Report from the macrobotanical working group

The workshop of the NECLIME working group of Taxoomy of Neogene macrobotanical records took place in Budapest (Hungary) at the end of May. Now, a report on this meeting can be downloaded, summerizing the key topics of this workshop.
Further information is also available at the "group" section of our homepage.

Updates for the annual NECLIME meeting

The program for our 12th annual NECLIME meeting, held in Bucharest (Romania) from the 27th to the 30th of September, can be viewed online. The program includes the final schedule for all presentations and the list of posters. Technical details and useful information is provided within the 3rd circular.
We are looking forward to seeing you all in Bucharest!

Report of the workshop of "Taxonomy of Neogene palynomorphs"

The second workshop of the NECLIME working group for palynomorph taxonomy is over; it was held in Cracow, Poland, on 14th and 15th of June. Further details are online at the group-section (on the working group's page) or can be read in the workshop-report. Additionally, the abstract volume is available for download.

Schedule for the "Taxonomy of Neogene macrobotanical records" workshop

The next workshop of the NECLIME working group on the taxonomy of the Neogene macrobotanical records of Eurasia is going to be held in Budapest on May, 24, 2011. It will be held in the Botanical Department of the Hungarian Natural History museum (Könyves K. körút 40). A map is included in the schedule, which is now ready for download.

The registration for our annual NECLIME meeting 2011 is still open!

The deadline for the registration and abstract submission for the annual NECLIME meeting in Bucharest (September 27th to 29th) is extended to the 10th of June, 2011.
Please send your abstract and the registration form to the main organizer of the conference Dr. Stanila Iamandei (iamandei"at"gmail.com).
Further information is available at http://www.igr.ro and our "events" page.

2nd  NECLIME Synthesis Volume

NECLIME's 2nd Synthesis Volume is finally published as a Special Issue with the subheading "The Neogene of Eurasia: Spatial gradients and temporal trends" in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (304). Edited by by Torsten Utescher, Madelaine Böhme und Volker Mosbrugger, it contains 3 special scientific focuses
  • Climate and Ecosystem Evolution in Western Eurasia
  • Climate and Ecosystem Evolution in Eastern Eurasia
  • Proxy-based Large Scale Patterns and Model Experiments
Find more information about the content at "Publications".

2nd circular of the annual NECLIME meeting

Shortly before the abstract submission deadline on Sunday, the 24th of April, has arrived, the 2nd circular for the annual NECLIME meeting available.
Scientific focus is on
  • Using fossil woods in palaeoclimate reconstructions
  • Into the Icehouse: changing climate and vegetation response at the Plio/Pleistocene transition
  • Atmospheric CO2
    - atmospheric CO2 and Neogene climate change
    - implications of palaeo-altitude on CO2 reconstructions from fossil plants
  • Analysis of monsoonal patterns
    - quantifying monsoonal patterns by palaeobotanical proxies
    - identification of palaeo-elevation
    - the analysis of altitudinal floras
    - sensitivity studies with models (global and regional), analysis of tele-connections
To submit an abstract, send an e-mail to the main organiser Dr. Stănilă Iamandei (iamandei'at'gmail.com) next to the registration form.
Get further informaton about registration fee, preliminary scedule and useful travel information within the 2nd circular and at "events".

Forthcoming NECLIME working group meetings

The working group of macrobotanical taxonomy and the working group on Taxonomy on Neogene palynomorph records are going to have a meeting in the next couple of month.

The NECLIME working group on macrobotanical taxonomy is going to meet Natural History Museum in Budapest, Hungary, on the 24th of May. For question and registration, please send an e-mail to Torsten Utescher (utescher"at"geo.uni-bonn.de) or Boglárka Erdei (erdei"at"bot.nhmus.hu).

The meeting of the NECLIME working group on Taxonomy of Neogene palynomorph records will be held in Cracow, Poland, on the 14th and 15th of June. For registration, please send the filled-out registration form to Elzbieta Worobiec (e.worobiec"at"botany.pl) until the 15th of May.

Further information for both meetings can be found within the "events" section.

Update for the pollen-list of Nearest Living Relatives

The NECLIME working group on Taxonomy of Neogene Palynomorphs aims to improve the basic data used for palaeoclimate and vegetation reconstruction. Now there is a first update in the list of Nearest Living Relatives. New records, modfied data entries and changes are summerized in this downloadable table.
The next meeting of the working group is going to take place in Cracow this June. More information will be online soon!

Updates forthcoming/past events

Finally our events page is updated. Short reports about NECLIME's past annual meetings in Budapest at the EPPC and Kunming are now online including the whole book of abstracts and a few pictures from Kunming.

Additionally further details about the NECLIME annual meeting 2011 in Bucharest are uploaded. You can now register with this registration form.

There are also the first announcements for 2012, where there will be a NECLIME meeting in Nanjing (China) in May next to NECLIME symposia at the IPC XIII/ IOPC IX conference in Tokyo.

Annual NECLIME meeting 2011

The next annual NECLIME meeting is going to be in Bucharest (Romania) from the 26th to the 31st of September, 2011. It is going to be held at the National Geological Museum and organised by the Geological Institute of Romania by Stanila Iamandei, Valentin Paraschiv and Eugenia Iamandei.
First details are online on the "events" page, more information will be annonced within the first circular in December.

News in the working group for macrobotanical records

Current work is consentrated on checking, updating and revising the connection of plant's Nearest Living Relatives. The pre-meeting and further discussion lead to a first update of the Palaeoflora database.
The summerized changes can be downloaded and further details can be found in "groups".
The next meeting of this group is already planned for Budapest next year.

2nd circular NECLIME meeting in Kunming

A prelimnary program for the Chinese Academy of Science NECLIME Symposium in Kunming (Now, 18th to 20th, 2010) can be downloaded now. The registration to this symposium is still open until September, 15th.
You can find more details here.

NECLIME meeting in Budapest

Time and place for the 11th NECLIME meeting is now fixed. The meeting is going to be held at 14.30 on the 8th of July (Thursday) in the lecture room 1 (Semsey room). We are looking forward to see you at the meeting!

11th NECLIME annual meeting 2010

This year the NECLIME annual meeting is going  to take place in the frame of the 8th EPPC meeting in Budapest (July, 6th to 10th), at 2.30 in the afternoon. The exact place for the meeting will be announced just shortly before the meeting itself online, but it will be also in to EPPC program.
You can find more details about topics discussed in the circular here.

Workshop report of the "Taxonomy of the Neogene palynomorphs working group"

In this first workshop held in Sofia (18th of May, 2010) of the new NECLIME working group on taxonomy of the Neogene palynomorphs several important topics including the identification and climatic relevance of special taxa were discussed. You can find more details in the report here or on the events/past workshop meeting page.

Workshop on taxonomy of Neogene palynomorphs

Dimiter Ivanov and Torsten Utescher organise this workshop in Sofia on Tuesday, the 18th of May, 2010. Presentations in the morning and early afternoon are followed by a discussion and microscope work (program details).

Summary of the pre-meeting of the NECLIME working group on macro-palaeobotany

The NECLIME working group on taxonomy of macro-palaeobotany had their pre-meeting in Frankfurt on the 17th of March, 2010.
You can read the summary of the discussion here.
Their developed concept will further be presented and discussed on the NECLIME meeting at the EPPC 2010 in Budapest.

Chinese Academy of Science NECLIME Symposium

Details for the Chinese Academy of Science NECLIME Symposium were added.
This symposium is going to be held in Kunming (Yunnan, China) from the 18th to the 20th of November, 2010.
Read further information at "events" or click here.

1st pre-meeting Taxonomy of the Neogene macrobotanical record of Eurasia

The NECLIME working group is going to have their first pre-meeting on the 17th of March, 2010 in Frankfurt/M, Germany. Details can be found at "events" and here.

NECLIME workshop on Digital Plant Distribution

This workshop was held on the 13th of January in Frankfurt/M, Germany.
A summary of the discussion is now online!

NECLIME 2020

At NECLIME's 10th annual meeting in Izmir, Turkey, scientific objectives for the NECLIME community for the upcoming 10 years were discussed. Details and conclusion can now be found online in the NECLIME 2020 button in the main menue.

NECLIME symposia at te EPPC 2010, Budapest

There are going to be several NECLIME symposia at this year's Euopean Palaeobotany - Palynology Conference in Budapest (6th to 10th of July):
  • Beyond Milankovitch - Cenozoic vegetational dynamics on millennial to decadal scales
    Convenors: Andrea Kern, Mathias Harzhauser, Torsten Utescher
  • Evolution and palaeoclimate  - molecular phylogenetic approaches and the Cenozoic plant fossil record
    Convenors: Svetlana Popova, Alexandra Nora Muellner
  • Early Pleistocene terrestrial climate and vegetation - the environment of early humans
    Convenors: Angela A. Bruch, Suzanne Leroy
  • Palaeocarpological records
    Convenors: Edoardo Martinetto, Carol Gee
Go to "events" to read more about our symposia or visit the official EPPC 2010 webpage.