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We would like to inform those of you who have not yet received an invitation, or who have not had the time to send your registrations yet, that we have extended the submission deadline for this year’s Québec-Ontario Paleolimnology Symposium (PALS) until April 15th 2011.

We invite you to look at our webpage ( for registration and abstract submission guidelines. Please contact us to book your place for the symposium dinner on THURSDAY evening (May 26th).

Obituary: Ted Brown

Ted Brown coring Little Round Lake (Ontario) (Photo: John Smol)With sadness we report the death of Seward (Ted) Brown. Ted was Emeritus Professor at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario and a pioneer of paleolimnological research.

He died peacefully at his home north of Kingston on Friday evening, June 18, 2010 at the age of 92, surrounded by close friends.

Ted is widely recognized for his seminal work on the study of fossil pigments in lake sediments. Continue Reading »

11th Symposium Awards

At the 11th International Symposium in Guadalajara the IPA honoured Herb Wright, Dan Livingstone, Walt Dean and Frank Oldfield for their lifetime contributions to palaeolimnology. Read their citations here. The text of their talks given on receipt of the award were published in 2010 in the Journal of Paleolimnology 44(2).

The winners of the student prizes were Frederike Verbruggen (best oral presentation) and Alexandra Rouillard (best poster presentation). Both received Springer book tokens for $250.00. Continue Reading »

The organizing committee of the 11th International Paleolimnology Symposium, in agreement with the IPA board members, has taken the decision of postponing the symposium until 15-18th December 2009. Continue Reading »

Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominations are requested for the IPA’s “Lifetime Achievement Award”. This award is designed to honour one of our senior colleagues for their career contribution to palaeolimnology. Continue Reading »

The publishing company Springer, who publish the Journal of Paleolimnology, have agreed to sponsor a book award for the best student oral and poster presentations at the 11th IPA Symposium in Guadalajara, Mexico. They will also arrange for a certificate to be presented to the two winning students.

Diatoms on Flickr

Dr Anson Mackay, a diatomist at UCL-ECRC, has set up a diatom group on Flickr. Continue Reading »

We are pleased to confirm that the 11th International Paleolimnology Symposium will be held from the 23rd to the 26th of June 2009, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. We encourage the scientific community to submit presentations related to all fields of paleolimnology.
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Blackwell Publishing have brought out a new edition of John Smol’s Pollution of Lakes and Rivers: A Paleoenvironmental Perspective. Continue Reading »

Dear Colleagues,

The SHALLOW LAKES CONGRESS 2008 will be held in Punta del Este, Uruguay. If we receive enough abstracts, there will be a special session on paleolimnology.

For abstract submission as well as general info on congress location, please visit the website:

The deadline for abstract submission and registration is 31st March 2008.

I would like to encourage those working on paleolimnology of shallow lakes to come and show your work, and enjoy the congress!

We look forward to welcoming you in Uruguay.

On behalf of the Organising Committee.

Felipe Garcia-Rodriguez

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