Adele Bertini1, Nathalie Combourieu-Nebout2, Gabriele Niccolini1 

1Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra – Università degli Studi di Firenze Via G. La Pira 4 50121 Firenze, Italy.;

2HNHP, Histoire Naturelle de l’Homme Prehistorique, UMR 7194 CNRS Dep. Homme et Environnement – 1, rue R. Panhard, F-75013 Paris France.

In this session we intend to assess the progress of current research and the rapidly growing role of palynology (pollen, spores, dinocysts and other NPPs) as an important field of geological and stratigraphical researches. Participants are invited to present methodological approaches and significant case histories useful in the Palaeoenvironmental and Paleoclimate reconstructions. Subjects based on Climatostratigraphy, Cyclostratigraphy, Sequence stratigraphy, Palynostratigraphy are also welcome. Moreover, contributions on classic continental and marine sedimentary successions are appreciated but also new evidence from more unusual archives for palynology such as terrestrial carbonates (travertines, calcareous tufas, speleothems), (packrat) middens, coprolites, etc. 

We would like to encourage contributions in order to promote the exchange of the knowledge but especially the virtual meeting among researchers and students from different parts of the world.