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We are pleased to confirm that the 13th International Paleolimnology Symposium will be held over the summer of 2015 in Lanzhou, China. More information on the Symposium is to follow.

For any prospective groups thinking about organising a symposium these guidelines may be of use.

So far there have been 12 International Paleolimnology Symposia around the world:

  • 12th Symposia: 21-24th August 2012
    Hosted by: ECRC UCL & University of Glasgow
    Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • Information on all awards from the Symposium can be found here as well as the obituary of Eugene F. Stoermer read at the Symposium by John Smol.

  • 11th Symposia: 15-18th December 2009
    Hosted by: Instituto de GeofĂ­sica U.N.A.M, Mexico
    Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
    more information here
  • 10th Symposia: 25-29th June 2006
    Hosted by: University of Minnesota & Museum of Science, Minnesota
    Location: Duluth, Missesota, USA
    photos from this meeting are posted on
  • 9th Symposia: 24-28th August 2003
    Hosted by: Environmental Change Research Unit (ECRU), University of Helsinki & Geological Survey of Finland
    Location: Espoo, Finland
  • 8th Symposia: 20-24th August 2000
    Hosted by: Department of Biology, Queen’s University
    Location: Kingston, Canada
  • 7th Symposia: 28th August – 2nd September 1997
    Hosted by: Joint German and Swiss colleagues
    Location: Heiligkreuztal/Riedlingen, Germany
  • 6th Symposia: 1993
    Location: Canberra, Australia
    Published: JOPL 11(3) and JOPL 12(3)
  • 5th Symposia: 1989
    Location: Ambleside, UK
    Published: Hydrobiologia 214
  • 4th Symposia: 1985
    Location: Ossiach, Austria
    Published: Hydrobiologia 143
  • 3rd Symposia: 1981
    Location: Koli, Finland
    Published: Hydrobiologia 103
  • 2nd Symposia: 1976
    Location: Mikolajki, Poland
    Published: Polskie Archiwum Hydrobiologi 25
  • 1st Symposia: 1967
    Location: Tihany, Hungary
    Published: Symposium on Paleolimnology