Dear colleagues,

The Italian palaeobotanists and palynologists and the Department of Geoscience of the University of Padova and the Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources - CNR - are sincerely pleased to invite all of you to Padova on August 26-31, 2014 for the forthcoming 9th EPPC.

Present day changes in climate and vegetation, as well as transformations in natural systems and landscape boosted by human forcing, urge the palaeobotanist and palynologist communities to pursue and investigate natural analogs in the geological record. These subjects will be among the topics of the Conference.

All the scientific sessions will be held at the new Department of Geoscience. The renowned Botanical Garden and Museum of Geology and Palaeontology will also be involved. Field-trips are planned in the fascinating landscapes of the Dolomites, Sardinia, Emilia-Romagna, Latium and Tuscany.

In order to favor the attendance of young scientists, accommodation at University facilities and special grants will be provided.

Padova is a charming and historically important city in northeast Italy. Attendants to the Congress will enjoy the beauty of Italian renaissance architecture during late summer evenings, and have a taste of the large variety of the excellent wines and food the region is famous for.

Looking forward to see you all in Padova!

The EPPC 2014 organizing group



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Università degli Studi di Padova - CNR - Società Botanica Italiana - Società Paleontologica Italiana - Società Geologica Italiana -  AIQUA

Commissione Italiana di Stratigrafia - Int. Organisation of Palaeobotany - Int. Federation of Palynological Societies - Int. Association of Wood Anatomists

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