Italy is home to many places where basic principles of geology, stratigraphy and palaeontology were established already in the early Renaissance (Leonardo da Vinci, Girolamo Fracastoro, Michele Mercati, Ferrante Imperato, etc.). Fieldtrips in the nearby Southern Alps, as well as in more distant areas (e.g., Sardegna), are offered to the participants before, during and after the meeting. List of destinations is shown below: full details will be posted shortly.


August 29, 2014

1MC - The Eocene Fossillagerstätte of Monte Bolca

Guido Roghi, Roberto Zorzin, Edoardo Martinetto, Evelyn Kustatscher, Luca Giusberti, Cesare Papazzoni and Volker Wilde

August 29, 2014

2MC - The Quaternary of the Italian Alps: vegetation, palaeoenvironment and climate

Roberta Pini, Cesare Ravazzi and Federica Badino


September 1-3, 2014

1PC - The late Cenozoic of Romagna, Tuscany and Umbria

Adele Bertini, Nicoletta Buratti and Edoardo Martinetto

September 1-4, 2014

2PC - The Permo-Triassic of the Dolomites and the Southern Alps

Evelyn Kustatscher and Guido Roghi

September 1-4, 2014

5PC - The fossil plant record of Sardinia

Paola Pittau and Giovanni G. Scanu

September 1-5, 2014

6PC - Fossil and extant plants in sedimentary and volcanic environments of the Campania region (Southern Italy)

Antonello Bartiromo, Filippo Barattolo and Claudio Scarpati


Support by

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