The International Phytolith Society is an educational non-profit organization to promote scholarly research in, and the dissemination of knowledge concerning phytolith research; to exchange information in this field; to hold periodic conferences to discuss topics of mutual interest relating to phytolith study and to obtain the cooperation of the concerned disciplines for projects of research.
It is a successor to the former Society of Phytolith Research. IPS is active in promoting phytolith studies wroldwide through the publication of a regular Bulletin of the International Phytolith Society, the implementation of a series of biannual conferences, the International Meetings on Phytolith Research, and the set up of standing committees on phytolith taxonomy and morphometry.
9th International Meeting on Phytolith Research was held in Brussels, Belgium in September of 2014.
The 20th anniversary of the 1st international meeting on phytolith research is coming up! To celebrate that milestone 10th IMPR will be held September 12-14, 2016 at CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence, France. Both organizing and scientific committees are being formed. Mark the date and watch for the 1st circular soon!