About the workshop

This informal international meeting is aimed at people who work with subfossil remains of NPPs from lake, wetland sediments as well as brackish and marine water bodies. The meeting will consist of three days of oral presentations (mornings), microscopy sessions (afternoons) and a round table on the last day on forming a working group and funding opportunities.

Talks from a wide range of topics are welcome, we encourage particularly early career researchers (including Masters and PhD students) to present their results.

We have scheduled two afternoons of microscopy session that will take place in our Central Teaching Hub (https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/central-teaching-hub/facilities/environmental-sciences-laboratory/). This venue holds 120 light-transmitted microscopes and image capture. We have the possibility to use our benchtop scanning electron microscope. We strongly encourage to bring slides and material, it will be possible to mount slides in the laboratory.

The Round table discussion will be focused on how to formally define our NPP community, so we have a presence in the palaeoecology and palaeoclimatology research framework. We will explore for instance how to become a working group in PAGES (http://www.pastglobalchanges.org/).
The second item to discuss is a proposal for a Special Publication book (from the TMS) focussed on NPPs, techniques, taxonomy and case-studies.
Other ideas and suggestions for the round table are very welcome.


Venue: University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Dates: 12-14 June 2017

For more information please contact us: VIINPPLiverpool@gmail.com


Conference fees: Student/Retired: £35; other: £50. Fees include coffee/tea breaks and three lunches, badges, abstracts.
A conference dinner will be organised (date and venue to be confirmed); this is not included in the conference fees.
To register, please follow this link:http://payments.liv.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/events-at-liverpool/school-of-environmental-sciences/the-vii-workshop-on-nonpollen-palynomorphs


Abstract submission (deadline May 14th, 2017)
Scientific contributions may be presented as oral presentations or posters. Abstract should be submitted as a word document and should contain all author(s)’s names, affiliation and email address of the corresponding/presenting author. One page maximum, illustrations are accepted but will be printed in B/W. Online copy will be available

Please send your abstract to VIINPPLiverpool@gmail.com by 14th May 2017. Please indicate clearly whether you plan to present a poster or an oral presentation.


Preliminary programme

Monday 12th June
9-10: registration, setting up of posters
10-10.15: Opening of the workshop
10.15-10.45: Invited talk: Emilie Gauthier: Medieval impact on environment, 3 study cases of settlements in Greenland, France and Russia
10.45-11.15: Talks (15 mins each)
11.15-11.45: Coffee/tea break
11.45-12.30: Talks
12.30-14.00: Lunch with poster session
14.00-17.00: Microscopy session.

Tuesday 13th June
9-9.30: Invited talk (speaker to be confirmed)
9.30-10.30: Talks (15 mins each)
10.30-11.00: Coffee/tea break
11.00-12.00: Talks (15 mins each)
12.00-13.30: Lunch with poster session
13.30-17.00: Microscopy session.

Workshop dinner (venue to be confirmed)

Wednesday 14th June
9-12: Round-table on forming a working group and funding opportunities
12.00-13.00: Lunch
13.00-17.00: Possibility to have more microscopy sessions


Organizing committee:
Fabienne Marret-Davies (University of Liverpool)
Lee Bradley (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Eline van Asperen (Durham University)
Rachael Lem (University of Liverpool)
Karen Halsall (University of Liverpool)
Lindsay Davies (University of Liverpool)