President's message

A new society was established in 2013 to replace the now defunct Society of Phytolith Research to better reflect the truly international character of our worldwide membership base and the emerging discipline of phytolith science. While the society is registered within the United States of America, its membership is open to the researchers from all countries. We continue to build a diverse community of phytolith professionals and are open to including members from all regions of the world on the society's board.

In September of 2014, our 9th International Meeting on Phytolith Research was held at the Royal Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels, Belgium. We express thanks to all the members of the scientific and organizing committees. Publications will be forthcoming. All the attandees will receive a pdf file of the conference abstracts. We are also planning to submit many quality manuscripts for world-class peer-reviewed journal publications.

As the new society develops more we hope to see many of you as active participants in its activities. Membership section of this website is open. The society members present at the meeting voted to establish a two-tier annual membership fee ($20 for students and developing countries' members and $35 for developed countries members). New information on how to register for 2015 is available under Membership tab. We are looking forward to working with you in the years to come.

Mikhail Blinnikov, PhD


President, International Phytolith Society

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