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News from the International Committee on Phytolith Morphometry

  In 2022, the International Committee on Phytolith Morphometry (ICPM) launched a new project to study inter- and intra-observer variation in phytolith morphometry. Phytolith researchers from different labs worldwide measured the same set of images of bilobate, bulliform, and dendritic phytolith morphotypes to statistically examine the range of variation and extent of observer bias inherent […]

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Phytoliths of Dutch forests, wetlands and cultivated lands

de Wolf, I. K., McMichael, C. N., Philip, A. L., & Gosling, W. D., 2022. Characterising Dutch forests, wetlands and cultivated lands on the basis of phytolith assemblages. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, 101, e17. doi:10.1017/njg.2022.14 This paper analyses the phytolith assemblages of soil samples from three major vegetation types in the Netherlands to provide reference […]

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Phytoliths of Dutch forests, wetlands and cultivated lands

de Wolf, I. K., McMichael, C. N., Philip, A. L., & Gosling, W. D., 2022. Characterising Dutch forests, wetlands and cultivated lands on the basis of phytolith assemblages. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, 101, e17. doi:10.1017/njg.2022.14 We have characterized phytolith assemblages for soil samples from three major vegetation types in the Netherlands to provide reference data […]

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launch event of the Open Phytoliths Community

  👋 Hi Phytolith Researchers, 🌱  The International Committee on Open Phytolith Science (ICOPS) invites you to the launch event of the Open Phytoliths Community. 🌱 We are holding a launch event to spark discussions in our community about Open Science and give you the chance to guide the activities that we organise for you.   🗓  When is the […]

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Open postdoctoral position in South Africa

Postdoctoral position in South Africa Lyn Wadley, Honorary Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, is looking for a dedicated postdoctoral fellow with phytolith and/or charcoal experience to conduct palaeobotanical work at Later Stone Age sites in the Waterberg region in the Limpopo province of South Africa. Candidates can apply to Genus for […]

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Open post-doc position

Offer: 1 post-doctoral position in phytolith analysis focussing on soil and sediment thin sections (1 year) Start date: 01/02/2022 The Maritime Cultures Research Institute (MARI) in Brussels, Belgium, is a fundamental research centre that explores how people in or close to a maritime environment created particular ‘fluid’ cultures and societies based on connectivity and transience. […]

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Phytoliths in Asia: Special Issue

We are pleased to announce the launch of a special issue of the journal Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, which aims to bring together work on phytoliths in Asia on : reference collections, modern calibrations, and applications to palaeoenvironment. See details here! Final submission deadline: 28-Feb-2023​ Recommandations: Papers in this special issue need to comply with the […]

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Open position at the Leibniz Association in Müncheberg, Germany

The mission of the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) as a nationally and internationally active research institute is to deliver solutions for an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable agriculture – together with society. ZALF is a member of the Leibniz Association and is located in Müncheberg (approx. 35 minutes by regional train from […]

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