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Francesca D’Agostini gets the 3rd prize !

Francesca d’Agostini is now a PhD student at CaSEs – Culture and Socio-Ecological Dynamics, Campus de la Ciutadella, in Barcelona, Spain. At the 12th IMPR she presented her work on Understanding the relationship between the physiology of water transport and phytoliths production in selected c4 crops: an experimental approach. Abstract. Phytolith formation is related to the […]

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Eduardo Trein Salgado gets the 2nd prize !

Eduardo Trein Salgado is a PhD student at the Institute of Geosciences, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, in Porto Alegre, Brazil. At the 12th iMPR he presented a talk entitled Paleoenvironment and climate evolution reconstruction for the last 11 Ka years on the coastal plain of souther Brazil through multi-proxy analysis. Abstract. To reconstruct […]

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Kristyna Kuncova gets the 1st prize !

Kristýna Hošková (Kuncová) works in the Department of Botany, Faculty of Science at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. At the 12th IMPR she presented her work on Geometric morphometrics as a tool for analysis of phytolith shape patterns during the evolution of grasses. Abstract. Grass silica short cell phytoliths have the great potential to track the evolutionary […]

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Board elections: Vote now !

INTERNATIONAL PHYTOLITH SOCIETY BOARD ELECTIONS CALL 2021 After a successful 12th International Meeting on Phytolith Research, it is time to call for elections for the new board members. In accordance with the IPS Bylaws a new President-Elect, Rand Evett, has been self-nominated within the current board. A treasurer (3 year term, renewable) and two Member-at-large […]

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Board elections 2021 call for nominations

As the 12th International Meeting on Phytolith Research is about to get started, it is time to call for elections for the new board members. In accordance with the IPS Bylaws a new President-Elect, Rand Evett, has been nominated within the current board. A treasurer (3 year term, renewable) and two Member-at-large board positions (2-year […]

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Approaching 12th IMPR ! Conference updates

  Dear All, Please find here 3 documents with important information regarding the approaching IMPR conference. The updated programme with names of invited speakers, practical informations regarding talks and posters, etc. Details about the “Women on stage!” initiative The full programme of the European Archaeological Association Looking forward to see you soon (virtually) ! Doris on […]

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The FAIR Phytoliths project is getting started

We are happy to announce that the FAIR Phytoliths project has been successful in gaining funding through the European Open Science Cloud Digital Life Science Call.  FAIR stands for Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (Wilkinson et al. 2016) and it is the aim of this project to improve the FAIRness of phytolith data. We will […]

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Phytoliths in the Flora of Ecuador Project: updates!

The Phytoliths in the Flora of Ecuador project was undertaken by Deborah M. Pearsall and colleagues from 1997 to 2008, with periodic work through 2012, to establish diagnostic phytolith types and phytolith vegetation signatures to enhance archaeological and paleoenvironmental phytolith applications in coastal and Amazonian Ecuador. Research was conducted in Ecuador and at the University […]

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CALL FOR PAPERS on plant silicon and phytoliths

The journal Plants will dedicate a special issue to Silicon in the soil-plant continuum. This special issue will cover a broad range of themes revolving around silicon’s roles in plant nutrition, biology and ecology and in soil chemistry and biogeochemistry. Authors are invited to contribute to this special issue and to share the call with […]

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