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The latest update (through March 31) of the Phytolith Bibliography compiled by Rand Evett is available (go to Ressources)

Phytoliths in the Flora of Ecuador Project: updates!

Data from over 15 years of phytolith research in various biomes of Ecuador are now available!

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Silica content in plants

See how silica content is linked to systematics, ecology, and traits in plants from South America

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Is human dental calculus a size- or shape-biased phytolith preservation context?

A comment by Robert Power on this subject!

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The next IMPR conference will take place on 8-11 September 2021 and will be a totally ONLINE conference... Marta Dal Corso tells you all you want to know here!

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Plants | Special Issue : Silicon in the Soil-Plant Continuum

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The new code for phytolith nomenclature, version 2.0 IS NOW published !

The paper with its supplementary material can be downloaded for free on the Annals of Botany website.

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International Phytolith Society Board Members

Mikhail Blinnikov

St. Cloud State University, USA

Akos Petö

Szent István University, Hungary

Rand R. Evett

University of California, USA

Marta Portillo

University of Reading, UK

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Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France

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China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China

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Goethe University, Germany