Organisers: Agathe Toumoulin1, Aixa Tosal2,3, Anne-Laure Decombeix4

1Department of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

2Departament de Dinàmica de la Terra i de l’Oceà, Facultat de Ciències de la Terra, Universitat de Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

3Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France

4CNRS-UMR AMAP, Montpellier, France


The aim of this session is to give visibility to the work conducted by early career researchers using fossil plant material and to provide them with a space for networking and exchanging ideas on their recent and/or ongoing research projects. The session is open to participants who currently are students (undergraduate and graduate), and to young scientists whose Ph.D. was defended less than 5 years ago, focusing on any studies that use fossil plant remains or data. We hope to include a diversity of topics, spanning various geological periods, focusing on plant organs to ecosystems, independently of preservation types and methods (e.g., anatomical description, paleoenvironmental reconstructions, phylogeny, modeling). We welcome studies using classic and new approaches, interdisciplinary studies (e.g. paleoclimatology focused), but also experimental work with applications in paleobotany/-ecology. Presentations of short studies or recently accepted projects that are still ongoing (e.g., student projects and Ph.D. chapters) are also welcome.


Coming soon!