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WELCOME TO THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PALYNOLOGISTS!
BIENVENUE À L’ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE DES PALYNOLOGUES!

Since 1978, the Canadian Association of Palynologists has advanced all aspects of palynology in Canada, promoting cooperation between palynologists and those engaged in related fields of study. We welcome new members!

Palynology is the study of organic-walled microfossils, also called palynomorphs, which can be preserved in sediments and rocks over geological times. Pollen and spores produced by plants are typically the most common palynomorphs in the terrestrial realm. Palynology also deals with a wide variety of organisms from aquatic environments, such as dinoflagellate cysts, acritarchs, desmids and chitinozoans. Applications include, but are not limited to: biostratigraphy, paleoecology and paleoenvironmental reconstructions, taxonomy, archeological and forensic palynology, and melissopalynology. Possibilities are endless!

MESSAGE FROM CAP SECTRETARY-TREASURER
AND COUNCILLOR TO IFPS FRANCINE MCCARTHY:
“Dear CAP member,
The CAP AGM will be held online (Zoom link to follow in another week or so) on October 29, 3:30 EDT (you may remember that we were going to meet in Montreal during the Geological Society of America Meeting, which is now virtual, of course). Please let me know ASAP if there is anything you would like to see on the Agenda – so far, in addition to the regular Officers’ reports, we have a discussion to finalise CAP’s response to the IFPS re. the timing of the next IPC, as you will recall from an email I forwarded on behalf of Jean Nicolas Haas a few months ago now. I did receive some thoughtful responses to that email, and I will summarise them at the beginning of the discussion, but we need to vote on our association’s response – these are interesting times!
Cheers, Francine

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