Paleonet: Lyell Meeting 2012: Big Palaeontology

Tom Dunkley Jones (staff) tom.dunkleyjones at
Wed Feb 29 19:31:11 GMT 2012

A reminder of the Lyell Meeting coming up at the end of the this month. Free registration to members of Palass, TMS, GeolSoc or PalSoc (otherwise £40 / students £20).

Please note, as well as the advertised speaker presentations, there will now be space for a limited number of research posters, related to the topics discussed at the meeting, to be displayed during breaks in the meeting and the wine reception. If you would like one of these spaces to be reserved for you, please email  t.dunkleyjones at with your name, affiliation and poster title. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Lyell Meeting "Big Palaeontology" 
Thursday 29th March, Geological Society of London

This one-day meeting will focus on large-scale projects in palaeontology. Such initiatives often involve multidisciplinary geoscience teams from numerous institutions and are playing an increasingly important role in modern palaeontological research. This meeting will showcase the science being undertaken in these projects across the range of palaeontological disciplines, including:

Chris Stringer (Natural History Museum, London) - Ancient Human Occupation of Britain

Peter Bijl (Utrecht University) - IODP Wilkes Land Glacial History

Ken Johnson (Natural History Museum, London) - EU Indonesian Throughflow project

Bridget Wade (Leeds University) - Tanzanian Drilling Project

Wolfgang Kiessling (Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin) - PBDB – coral biodiversity

Paul Upchurch (University College London) -  PBDB – Cretaceous vertebrate biodiversity

Mark Sutton (Imperial College London) - Imaging and Virtual Palaeontology

Richard Twitchett (Plymouth University) - Co-evolution of Life and the Planet

Richard Edmonds - Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site

Mike Howe (British Geological Survey) - UK Type Fossil Database

The meeting is free to members of the sponsoring societies (Geological Society, Palaeontological Association, The Micropalaeontological Society and the Palaeontographical Society), or £40 to non-members / £20 student non-members.

For further details, poster, program and online registration please visit:

Convenors: Drs Jeremy Young and Tom Dunkley Jones
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