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The sad passing of Herb Wright

On behalf of our IPA Chair, Prof. John Smol: Dear Paleolimnology Colleagues, I am sorry to report that Herb Wright passed away Thursday afternoon (12 November 2015). He celebrated his 98th birthday on September 13, 2015. Herb was one of our inaugural winners of the International Paleolimnology Association (IPA) Lifetime Achievement Awards in Mexico in […]

Honorary Doctor of Science for Prof. Rick Battarbee

We’re very proud of Rick who will receive an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Queens University, Kingston, Ontario. The award is given to those who have made remarkable contributions to the lives of people around the world.

11th Symposium Obituaries

At the 11th International Symposium in Guadalajara the IPA honoured the lives of Michael Richard Ronald Talbot and Jaan-Mati Punning for their lifetime contributions to palaeolimnology. Mike Talbot (1943-2009) Mike was born in Wales in 1943. His PhD in Geology at the University of Bristol was on “The Deposition and Diagenesis of the Corallian Beds […]

13th Symposium Obituaries

At the 13th International Symposium in Lanzhou the IPA honoured the lives of Françoise Gasse, Hannelore Hakansson and Natalia N. Davydova for their contributions to palaeolimnology. John Birks, provided the following obituaries for our esteemed colleagues. Françoise Gasse Françoise Gasse dedicated her scientific research to the study of lacustrine sediments. She initiated her pioneering research […]

Springer Student Book Prizes at IPS 2015

The Springer Student Book Prizes for best Oral paper and Poster presentation were again awarded at the IPS 2015, Lanzhou, China

Minutes published from the 13th International Paleolimnology Symposium (August 2015)

Dear Colleagues, Please note that the Committee minutes from the August 2015, International Symposium in Lanzhou, China have now been published. Please find these under the Minutes header on the website. Many thanks, Your IPA Committee

13th International Paleolimnology Symposium (August 4-7, 2015 in Lanzhou, China)

The IPS 2015 official website has been launched. The address is Please access it using the thumbnail in the sidebar!

ASLO Aquatic Science Meeting

The ASLO 2015 Aquatic Science meeting is being held in Grenada on the 22-27th Febraury

Call for Sessions for IPS 2015

The organisers of the 2015 IPS in Lanzhou, China are asking for a second round of session proposals. Please all show an interest! For more information on sessions that have been selected so far and on how to propose one please read on.

British Diatom Meeting, 2014

We are pleased to announce details on the 2014 British Diatom Meeting. This will be held in Hay-on-Wye (UK) during the last weekend of October (24-26th). Please click the link below for more information on how to register and details of where the meeting is being held. British Diatom Meeting 2014

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